Come hang out with the locals — you’ll feel right at home.
Our vibrant community boasts attractions that pay tribute to our rich history and showcase our continuous efforts to provide a high quality of life and play. While you’re visiting, we hope you take advantage of our extensive park system, paved scenic bike trails, outdoor and indoor attractions, one-of-a-kind museums, unique dining, and special events.
1777 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228614-274-8405
Walk Along their comfortable, glass-enclosed suspended “Cat-Walk” and observe nine lines producing 30,000 pounds of chocolates per shift. Their experienced tour guides explain each process step-by-step from their kitchens to the final packaging. View interesting sights such as the huge copper kettles where the centers of some of the candies are created and their unique silver-wrapped pipes that carry liquid chocolate throughout the factory. The tour finishes in their beautiful 2,500 square-foot retail shop. Open House Tours are open to the public and appointments are not necessary. September-May, Tues & Thurs, 9am to 3pm. June-August, Tues, Weds & Thurs, 9am to 3pm. Groups of 10 or more can schedule an appointment Monday through Thursday between 9am and 3pm. June-August, Tues, Weds & Thurs, 9am to 3pm. Motor Coach Groups are able to be schedule by appointment (877-226-3921) Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm.
Art and Culture
5512 Hilliard Rome Road – Office Park614-529-6060
Join us for painting fun! At Aprons and Easels, we offer a fun painting experience. Private Painting Parties for Kids & Adults; Bachelorette Parties; Birthday Parties; Girls’ Night Out; Scout Events; Office Parties; Corporate Team Building Events; Senior Events. Adult Painting Classes – 2-3 hour of instruction – Complete with a 16″ x 20″ painting on canvas; “Cork and Canvas” classes BYOB 21 years old and up; Children’s Painting Classes – 1+ hour of instruction – Complete with a 9″ x 12″ painting on canvas; Teen painting options on larger canvas available; Parent/Child classes around holidays & by request.
Indoor Attractions, Family Fun
3649 Fishinger Blvd. Hilliard, OH 43026(614) 792-0884
With the largest selection of aquariums in the country, you can imagine why people drive for hours to visit our fish store to choose their new aquarium. Aquarium Adventures offers more sizes, shapes and more styles of fish tanks than you can imagine.
3940 Lyman Drive614-545-3700
Aquatic Adventures Ohio is an approved Scuba Diving International/Technical Diving International (SDI/TDI) facility. As an A+ BBB Accredited Business and recipient of the SDI/TDI Top Performing Facility Award from 2011-2017, we are the premiere aquatic center in the Midwest. From training, to travel, to equipment, our professional staff is available to answer all your questions. Our facility houses two training pools, modern amenities, and a spacious dive shop.