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Experience Columbus Blog

The Best of Summer with Kids in Columbus

In no particular order: Feeding Romaine lettuce to an eager giraffe (and its 18-inch-long purple tongue) at the Columbus Zoo Strolling up to the window at the tiny Jeni's Ice Creams shop in German Village, ordering extra sprinkles and holding a…

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Treat Your Family to a Roar and Explore Getaway!

Looking to get in one more fun summer family getaway? We've made it really easy - and affordable! Take your family to see the hottest Columbus attractions this summer for one affordable price. The Roar & Explore Adventure Package includes four…

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4 Free Spots to Visit with Toddlers

As the dad of a 1 1/2-year-old, I know that kids can change moods at the drop of a hat. Or at the suggestion of the drop of a hat. Or at the notion that hats exist at all. But that doesn't mean new experiences aren't worth trying. So when my family…

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3 Things to Do with Kids this Winter in Columbus

This is the time of year that can be easiest to hole up at home and wait until the spring thaw. But that's a great recipe for cabin fever. On those days you just need to get out of the house, a trip to Columbus is in order! Whether it's an unexpected…

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American Girl Opens at Easton Town Center Tomorrow

Does your child love American Girl dolls? You no longer have to make the trek to Chicago or Philadelphia to give them the premier experience that American Girl offers. Columbus' very own American Girl Store is open at Easton. American Girl in Easton…

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Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Adds New Kids Zip!

This week, we're featuring some adventurous and relaxing getaway ideas from the Hocking Hills. Just an hour southeast of Columbus, pairing these two destinations makes for a great summer trip that includes spectacular nature and the pleasures of a…

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A Foodie Kid's Columbus Trip

This post is written by Steve-O, an 11-year-old kid from Pittsburgh. He recently visited Columbus with his mom, a travel blogger - we're delighted to share his story! Hello, my fellow travelers. My name is Steve-O. I just came back from Columbus…

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Buying for Kids

It's holiday shopping season! If that fills you with dread rather than excitement, we're here to help! Columbus is full of great boutiques and shops that offer items to fit even the most difficult-to-buy-for people on your list. Over the next few…

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