Enjoy Family Fun In Columbus, Ohio In October

On October 8, 2015

Enjoy Family Fun In Columbus, Ohio In October

Top Fall Attractions in Columbus Ohio-Columbus, Ohio, is a great area for those in search of family fun during autumn. October is an especially good time to visit Columbus, as families have their choice of a broad range of activities. Below are some of the top fall events and attractions in Columbus:

Columbus Topiary Gardens. Outdoor lovers will not want to miss a trip to the Columbus Topiary Gardens, which are magnificent in fall. Self-guided tours through the gardens typically begin at a large, decorative front gate that features a copper reproduction of Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon.” Many lustrous plants and hedges trimmed in ornate designs line the walkway, and a beautiful pond with water lilies and other botanical life is situated in the center of the gardens. A must-see for anyone who enjoys lush greenery, the Columbus Topiary Gardens are open seven days a week throughout October.

Annual Festival of Lights. The city of Columbus sponsors a yearly Fantasy of Lights Festival and this event is a terrific option for families with children. It is a drive-through light show where visitors view a multimedia presentation ending at “Santa’s House,” where free refreshments are served. The show runs from October 17th through New Year’s Day each year.
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Competitors come from throughout the state of Ohio and travel to the Columbus area each year to enter their pumpkins in the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, which has become a well-loved tradition in the area. In addition to the giant pumpkin parade, over 400 cars are typically on display at the annual car show that takes place on the same grounds. A terrific lineup of entertainment and other record-setting events complete the festival, which ends with the crowning of a “King Pumpkin.”
Franklin Park Conservatory. The Franklin Park Conservatory is an indoor/outdoor park that features meticulously kept grounds, a wooden bridge, stream, small pond and a stage area on which many concerts and shows take place throughout autumn. Pathways connect all areas of the park to each other, giving visitors a chance to explore over 400 species of plants from around the world. Concerts and plays are held every weekend and tickets are available for a nominal fee.

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