There are many fun options for day trips from Columbus Ohio to Yellow Springs. In particular, Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm has excellent ice cream and a restaurant.
Malabar Farm State Park features lots of events, like Wildflower hikes and Maple Syrup Festivals.
There aren’t many places to hike and see hills around Columbus, so this area is close enough it’s a hot place to visit.
Visit John Glenn Astronomy Park for a great night trip. Go on a clear night, you’ll have a great experience and be able to see the night sky during one of the many weekly programs that are held.
There are plenty of thrill rides to delight roller coaster fans, but there’s also Planet Snoopy and Soak City water park. A brand new coaster, the Orion, was added recently.
If you can’t go to Africa, go to The Wilds on day trips from Columbus Ohio! It has open-air safari rides and you get to see animals in a “more natural habitat.”
Head to Miamisburg Mound, where you’ll find spectacular man-made mounds. These are conical and easy to climb, so if you’re willing to climb up, it makes for a great family photo op.
Right outside of the Freedom Center is a waterfront area with a park and suspension bridge to walk on. The suspension bridge goes over the Ohio River and connects Covington Kentucky with Cincinnati.
If you’re up for hiking trails, there’s a historic canal that you can traverse on foot. That canal connects Ohio to the rest of the country by stretching to Lake Erie in the north.
Chagrin Falls is an adorable little suburb of Cleveland. The main area has an old-timey popcorn shop, Jeni’s Ice Cream, and the actual waterfall to view. The town is fun to walk around and explore.