Sample Itineraries

The Road to History: Where televisions retire and memories never expire

Let these attractions introduce you to life in the 1800s, railroads and the evolution of the television.

Enjoy a docent led tour through the Historical Village at Weaver Park composed of a log cabin, one room school house, chapel, original Hilliards Train Station, caboose, election wagon, privy, barn, granary, covered bridge and museum. All buildings are authentic not reproductions!

The Early Television Museum is the nation’s only museum devoted to televisions. Explore the invention and technology timeline of the television, old cameras and a mobile production van. Most of the televisions work so individuals can experience how they actually worked from the early days till now.

Making Tracks through Train Town is a 2 hour trolley ride with a conductor (docent) providing information on the significance of the railroads in the past and future of Hilliard including train wrecks. Trolley ride includes stops at points of interest.

Culinary Tastes

Hilliard is a vibrant culinary community with chefs and entrepreneurs who have started local restaurants which perfectly complements the rich heritage of our community. Hilliard is home to 33 local restaurants. Be sure to leave time for a Sweet Tooth Tour including the Little Ice Cream Shoppe to see how they make their ice Cream and of course sample, showcase your creative talents in decorating cupcakes or cookies at Cake Creations and tour Anthony Thomas Chocolates where you are sure to sample their famous Buckeyes.

Art Explosion

We have added three hands on art experiences. We are offering lunch and a variety show or dessert bar and variety show in the new Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center with performers from the Hilliard Arts Council. Secondly we are offering Pop Up Art Projects with instructors.

Sports Enthusiasts

We have added a new sports experience for adults and youth at the recently opened Bo Jackson Elite Sports Facility. Tour the 114,000 square foot dome that includes a major league infield, softball field, multi-purpose sports fields and a sports performance space. After the tour, try their batting and pitching cages plus the 190’ long toss area. For those who want a true athletic experience, we will have an obstacle course competition for your tour group.

Team Building Experiences
Three businesses offer team building experiences: Get Air Trampoline Park – try the Ninja courses, Bo Jackson Elite Sports Facility – experiences are geared towards group, staff or organization – all ages all levels and in 2018 – Ten Pin Alley.

Birding

Take a wild life and bird hike on Heritage Rail Trail through Homestead Metro Park. The hikes ranges from 1 to 3 miles. Bring your binoculars and cameras as you experience country life up close.

Obscure & Thrift Shopping Experience
Hilliard has several local business owners who fill their stores with eccentric treasures at great prices. Spend the day shopping at these unique places.

Aquatic Adventures has 4,000 square feet of retail space catering to the swimmer, scuba diver and snorkelers.

Old Hilliard Coin & Fine Art sells and buys coins plus the art exhibition changes on a regular basis.

Packrat Comics sells comic books, action figures, games and collectibles that are rare finds. People come from all over Ohio to shop and attend their fun events.

Good Life Thrift Store sells clothing, electronics, hardware, books and toys.

Goodwill Store sells clothing, housewares and hardware.

New Uses sells home décor, furniture and art.

Grandparent Tour

Grandparents can bring their grandchildren for a fun filled, active day in Hilliard!

Activities for those 5 and under include:

Tree of Life Play + Cafe

Boxed lunch at park with discovery activity

Pop Up Art Project & Make your own dessert

Activities for those 6 – 12

Get Air Trampoline Park

Boxed lunch at park with discovery activity

Make and Take it project  & Treat Bar

Activities for 13-17

Dave and Busters for video game fun

Boxed lunch with geo caching activity at Heritage Rail Trail

Boutique bowling at Ten Pin Alley & Treat Bar