Things To Do In Westerville, Ohio

Situated northeast of Columbus, Westerville is a great place to live, work, play or visit. With over 580 acres of park land in 46 locations, Westerville is, indeed, a City Within A Park. In December 2012, Forbes Magazine named Westerville the friendliest town in Ohio and the 5th friendliest in America. The attractions, historic sites, and year-round events are some of the many reasons people love Westerville, Ohio.

What To See & Do
Westerville’s museums, galleries, historic uptown district and all the offerings of Otterbein College are reasons to visit Westerville any season of the year. Westerville is also only a few miles away from Central Ohio hotspots Polaris Fashion Place Mall and the Easton Town Center, as well as Port Columbus International Airport, Downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University.

Below is a list of the many things to see and do when in Westerville, Ohio….

Historic Uptown Westerville
Once known as The Dry Capital of the World, Westerville and its Uptown District have come a long way since the days of Prohibition. Uptown has retained its beauty and historic charm while gaining a vibrant mix of unique shops, restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries and convenient service businesses with an easy stroll from nearby off-street parking. Uptown is home to the 72,000 square foot Westerville Public Library, Otterbein University, The Hanby House Museum and the The Temperance Row Historic District.

Hoover Reservoir Park
Hoover Reservoir Park offers a peaceful and serene getaway in Columbus. The park and lake provide guests with a range of recreational activities from picnicking, hiking, boating and fishing. Also for the bird watching enthusiasts, the park offers a wide variety of bird types ranging from common to rare.

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Hanby House State Memorial
Hanby House is the former home of William and Ann Hanby. Built in 1846 at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, the Hanby family occupied this house from 1853 – 1870. The home contains furniture and personal items from the family. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also designated as a United Methodist Heritage Landmark. In 2011, the National Park Service Network to Freedom recognized Hanby House as a significant Underground Railroad site.
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Inniswood Metro Gardens
Nestled within a scenic nature preserve, the 121-acre Inniswood Metro Gardens is a continual source of inspiration for Central Ohioans of all ages. Streams and woodlands filled with wildflowers and wildlife provide a majestic backdrop to the beautifully landscaped flowerbeds, rock garden and lawns. Visitors will enjoy the season beauty of the gardens and natural areas as they stroll along two miles of trails and paved pathways.

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