Scioto Mile Promenade, Columbus

Scioto Mile Promenade, Columbus (must see)

The Scioto River runs through the center of Columbus. Along its banks is the Scioto Mile Promenade. This must see destination is a vital part of any visit to Columbus. Walkers can stop by for a short visit or plan to spend a full day enjoying the riverfront.

Scioto Mile consists of multiple areas. This makes the area perfect for large groups with varying interests. Outdoors enthusiasts will love the parks that are located on different spots of the riverwalk. Bicentennial Park and Battelle Riverfront Park sandwich seven other parks that each have their own appeal.

Genoa Park is the location of the Riverfront Ampitheater, which hosts numerous performances throughout the year. North Bank Park offers stunning views and a spray ground for the kids. McFerson Commons is home to the historic arch that was salvaged from the demolished Union Station. Scioto Audubon gives access to nature, has a 2.5 acre dog park and a large, free climbing wall. Dorrian Green is specifically for lovers of trees and plants. It includes a butterfly garden, sensory garden and a cherry tree grove.

Bicentennial Park is one of the most known parks in Columbus. It is a 4.6 acre park with a unique, 15,000 square foot fountain. Batelle Riverfront Park is the right place for anyone who enjoys learning about and honoring history. This park includes the City of Columbus Firefighters Memorial, the Spanish American War Memorial, a Workers Memorial and tributes to indigenous people of the area, fallen astronauts, holocaust survivors and many others.

Parks are only one part of what makes Scioto Mile a must see spot. The Cultural Arts Center exhibits work from Ohio's famed and budding artists. Special events and workshops are also hosted onsite. The Scioto Greenway is a popular trail system in Scioto Mile that is easily followed by those on walking tours or anyone who wants some fresh air and exercise.

Why You Should Visit
- To experience a wide variety of outdoor activities
- To see works from Ohio artists in the Cultural Center

Tips
Summer is a great time to visit the Scioto Mile Promenade, but it is also beautiful during chillier months. Just make sure to bundle up!

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Scioto Mile Promenade on Map

Sight Name: Scioto Mile Promenade
Sight Location: Columbus, USA (See walking tours in Columbus)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Walking Tours in Columbus, Ohio

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