Zoombezi Bay is a water park owned by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Riverside Drive in Columbus, Ohio.
The park opened on May 26, 2008, and currently has 11 water rides. The dry park, Jungle Jack's Landing also
made its debut in the 2008 season. Zoombezi Bay boasts all new water slides, a new wave pool, two lazy rivers,
and cabana rental. It includes Bowl ride, family raft ride, wave pool, lazy river, action river, mat-racing
slide, body slides, tube slides, interactive water play structure with dump bucket, and kiddie play area.
Zoombezi Bay offers two river rides: Croctail Creek is a lazy river reserved for adult guests,
while the Roaring Rapids action river ratchets up the thrills for guests of all ages. .. Read More
Perkins Observatory (1.5) Miles
The Planning Commission was definitely interesting and revealing about Delaware’s government system and community. Even though I grew up in Delaware, I did not expect such a strong show of support for stopping development in the area around Perkins. What struck me the most, though, was the variety of reasons people had for wanting to prevent development. Many neighbors wanted to keep thier homes the way they have always been (this was expressed both emotionally and in terms of property values), astronomy enthusiasts wanted to protect the unique gem that is Perkins observatory, and still others – including members of the commission – wanted to keep the green space coming into Delaware preserved.
Rutherford B. Hayes Home (3) Miles
The Rutherford B. Hayes Home is a 31-one room mansion and centerpiece of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio. Rutherford B. Hayes' uncle Lucy & President Hayes relax on the verandah.and guardian, Sardis Birchard, constructed the original portion of the home between 1859 and 1863 as a summer home he could share with his nephew and young family. Construction took five years because materials and labor were difficult to obtain during the American Civil War. The two story brick home had eight bedrooms and a wrap-around verandah. Rutherford B. Hayes particularly loved the verandah.
Little Brown Jug (5) Miles
The Little Brown Jug, the premier pacing classic for 3-year-olds, provides a fascinating chapter in the more-than-a-century -old history of harness racing and the standardbred sport. The Jug, enriched by the tradition of the famed Grand Circuit and the picturesque backdrop of the Delaware Ohio County Fairgrounds, steadily maintains the flavor of the sport and competition from the days of its origin. The founding of the Jug, which actually set its roots more than 50 years ago, is as unique as it is interesting. It began in 1937 when the Delaware County Agricultural Society's members, at their annual meeting, voted to move the County Fair, held since its inception at Powell, to Delaware on a tract of land at the northern edge of the city.
Columbus Zoo (12) Miles
In 1927, the Columbus Zoological Park opened in Columbus, Ohio. For the next thirteen years, the park maintained a small collection of animals. Beginning in the 1940s, local efforts increased the number of animals dramatically and improved the zoo's facilities. In 1951, the City of Columbus took over operation of the zoo. The zoo made history in 1956, when Colo became the first gorilla to be born in captivity. Local residents have repeatedly supported the Columbus Zoo. In 1967, 1984, 1990, and 1994, voters approved property tax increases to support the zoo. Local businesses have also donated millions of dollars to finance exhibits and cover operating expenses. .. Read More
Olentangy Indian Caverns
Olentangy Indian Caverns is on par with Prehistoric Forrest and Giant Balls of Yarn when it comes to places you'd see on a road trip that are worth pulling over for. Olentangy Indian Caverns is not just about caves, it has a petting zoo with slightly cranky mini-horses, opportunities to pan for gold (SPOILER: you buy "gold" in a`pre-filled bag from the gift shop, you're gonna find something) and olde tyme gun fights all at one location. The gun fight was a little lame but the petting zoo will bring back memories and create photo ops for all. As for the actual caves, the first hint I would give all cavern goers is to not worry about footwear as there is no real obstacles to climb over, and slippery-ness is not an issue. Also wear a jacket or wrap it around your waist eighties style as the cavern is "naturally air conditioned at fifty degrees year round".
Delaware State Park
Our park features a Campground with 214 sites featuring 164 elecric and 50 non electric sites. Camp areas are broken into four areas A,B,C,D. Areas B,C,and D feature electric hookup on site and a paved pad to setup mobile homes or popup tents, area A is non-electric. D area is available for limited phone in registration the day you wish to start paying to camp. There is a picnic table and fire ring available on each site. The sites do not have water hookup but each area features a showerhouse with laundry facilities, soda vending machines, and flushing toilets, 10- 20 pet sites (depending on area).
- 10 miles from Polaris Parkway, shopping center
- 20 miles from Easton, outside shopping mall
- 3 miles from Jeg's, originated here in Delaware
- 3 miles from PPG, located on Pittsburgh Drive
- 3 miles from Advanced Auto, Largest centers in Eastern United States.
- 4 miles from Mingo Park, fabulous new pool with slides, basketball courts, baseball, softball fields, and tennis courts.
- 4 miles from Delaware Golf Club, nine hole golf course only four miles south.
- 4 miles from World Gym
- 10 miles from Sunbury
- 12 miles from Dublin
- 15 miles from Columbus
- 20 miles from Marysville
- 21 miles from Marion
- 4 miles from Delaware Municipal
- 20 miles from Port Columbus Airport
- 3 miles from Ohio Wesleyan
- 22 miles from The Ohio State University, largest university in Ohio