North Central Ohio

Free & Cheap Engaging Outdoor Activities in Westerville, Ohio

August 9, 2017

Summer is coming to a close as school approaches now, so make the most of the last few weeks by spending it outdoors! Westerville has many free and cheap activities you'll love!


Emma Holt


Jul 3, 2017

Are you visiting or driving through Westerville and looking for free or cheap things to do during your stay? Westerville is filled with all kinds of beautiful outdoorsy places you have to explore and I’m sharing with you my top 3 favorite things to do there this Summer!

Hoover Dam

During the summer months, who doesn’t love to gravitate towards the water? Westerville’s Hoover Dam has great walking, jogging and biking trails with beautiful views not only during the summer but all year round. Locals love to take their boats out or go fishing, and even participate in Disc Golf games. This is definitely a hot spot to check out on your way through Westerville. Who knew Ohio had a Hoover Dam?

hoover dam
‍Gorgeous view!

Inniswood Metro Gardens

These beautiful 121 acre gardens are nestled in a scenic nature preserve filled with streams, woodlands, wildflowers, landscaped flowerbeds, rock gardens, and open lawns. The Inniswood Metro Gardens would be a peaceful day trip for biking, enjoying a picnic or to just explore the enchanting flowers or artwork from local artists in The Innis House. Please note, however, that activities are only allowed outside of the formal gardening areas and there are designated picnic areas if you have food. The gardens are free everyday and always open to the public! You may also sign up for a class or event!

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‍One of the beautiful Rock Gardens

Westerville Mini-Golf

Westerville Mini Golf and Batting Cages is open every day and offers promotions on certain days, including free token day and free replay day! Otherwise, mini golf is $7 for adults ages 14+ and $5 for children ages 2-13. For the batting cages, you can buy 1 token for $1, 6 tokens for $5, and 14 tokens for $10 (1 token=12 pitches). This adventurous mini golf course is one your family or date will love! With awesome prices and rates everyday, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time!

‍One of the beautiful Rock Gardens

Whether you’re by yourself, with the kids, or on a special date, Westerville has many fun places to explore without breaking the bank.

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