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Columbus Scavenger Hunt Adventure 4WD Tours

Columbus Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Columbus into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 2-3 hour city walking adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your adventure will begin at one of the city's historic churches and takes you through the expansive Capitol grounds and war memorials. Your Quest route will make its way to historic theaters, famous hotels and other locations with incredible outdoor art to show you the hidden gems of this city. The tour requires approximately 2.0 miles of walking. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Note: Pricing is per individual, but teams must book together in order to be included in the same adventure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
Price varies by group size
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$20.52
Price varies by group size

Crime Scene InvestigatorEscape the Room

Crime Scene Investigator

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LOCKOLOGY COLUMBUS ESCAPE ROOM IS A PREMIER ESCAPE ROOM WITH A TWIST IN EACH SCENARIO. YOU AND YOUR TEAM WILL HAVE UP TO 60 MINUTES TO WORK THROUGH THE GAME AND SOLVE CLUES AND PUZZLES TO COMPLETE EACH ROOM'S OBJECTIVE. DEPENDING ON THE ROOM YOU PICK YOU GET TO BE EITHER A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR, GHOST HUNTER, OR AND ARCHAEOLOGIST EXPLORING A NEWLY DISCOVERED MAYAN TEMPLE. OUR ESCAPE ROOMS ARE GREAT FOR FAMILY OUTINGS, A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS AND EVEN TEAM BUILDING WITH YOUR COWORKERS.
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  • 1 hour
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$25.63
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Bikes, Bevies and Brunch CruiseBike Rentals

Bikes, Bevies and Brunch Cruise

Start your day on the right foot by pedaling to one Columbus’ best restaurants for a delicious brunch! We’ll even stop at one of our partner bars for a bloody mary or mimosa if you’d like. We suggest letting your Captain guide the route, but let us know if you’d like to make any special stops ahead of time! Want to make this a non-boozy or kid-friendly cruise? No problem! We’d be happy to stop at local donut shops, coffee shops, parks, or landmarks instead of bars!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$357.95
per group
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$357.95
per group

The Haunted PrisonEscape the Room

The Haunted Prison

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LOCKOLOGY COLUMBUS ESCAPE ROOM IS A PREMIER ESCAPE ROOM WITH A TWIST IN EACH SCENARIO. YOU AND YOUR TEAM WILL HAVE UP TO 60 MINUTES TO WORK THROUGH THE GAME AND SOLVE CLUES AND PUZZLES TO COMPLETE EACH ROOM'S OBJECTIVE. DEPENDING ON THE ROOM YOU PICK YOU GET TO BE EITHER A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR, GHOST HUNTER, OR AND ARCHAEOLOGIST EXPLORING A NEWLY DISCOVERED MAYAN TEMPLE. OUR ESCAPE ROOMS ARE GREAT FOR FAMILY OUTINGS, A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS AND EVEN TEAM BUILDING WITH YOUR COWORKERS.
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  • 1 hour
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$25.63
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$25.63

Southern Cap City CrawlBike Rentals

Southern Cap City Crawl

Experience the sights and sounds of Downtown Columbus’ classic establishments and new developments aboard this two-hour pedal-powered adventure, perfect for a day out with friends or a special occasion. After meeting in the Arena District, we pedal along the south end of the Short North District and the Central Business District, making stops at a few of our partner establishments along the way for drinks and snacks before heading back to the Arena District! We can also check out any local landmarks you want to see, such as Goodale Park, Columbus Commons, or North Market — whatever would make your cruise special! Your seasoned captain knows all the best places to go and is happy to guide the route, but feel free to let us know what stops you’d like to make in advance.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$357.95
per group
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$357.95
per group

Mayan Temple of Knowledge Escape RoomEscape the Room

Mayan Temple of Knowledge Escape Room

LOCKOLOGY COLUMBUS ESCAPE ROOM IS A PREMIER ESCAPE ROOM WITH A TWIST IN EACH SCENARIO. YOU AND YOUR TEAM WILL HAVE UP TO 60 MINUTES TO WORK THROUGH THE GAME AND SOLVE CLUES AND PUZZLES TO COMPLETE EACH ROOM'S OBJECTIVE. DEPENDING ON THE ROOM YOU PICK YOU GET TO BE EITHER A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR, GHOST HUNTER, OR AND ARCHAEOLOGIST EXPLORING A NEWLY DISCOVERED MAYAN TEMPLE. OUR ESCAPE ROOMS ARE GREAT FOR FAMILY OUTINGS, A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS AND EVEN TEAM BUILDING WITH YOUR COWORKERS.
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  • 1 hour
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$25.63
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$25.63

Northern Cap City CrawlBike Rentals

Northern Cap City Crawl

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Experience the Italian Village, South Campus, the ever-popular Short North District, and all their best-kept secrets along this two-hour pedal-powered adventure! This cruise starts and ends in the Short North District. We pedal through High St., Summit St., and 4th St., making stops at two or three of our partner bars and restaurants along the way! Whether you’re planning a bachelor/bachelorette party or just want to get to know the city, this is cruise is sure to be a blast. We can also be sure to check out any local landmarks such as the Short North Lighted Arches and Goodale Park — whatever would make your cruise special! We suggest letting your friendly and experienced captain guide the route, but feel free to let us know what stops you’d like when you book your cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$357.95
per group
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$357.95
per group

Columbus Urban Parks Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

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Columbus Urban Parks Bike Tour

This 12-mile, professionally guided bike tour stops at 5 exceptional city parks. Learn the history and backstory of the green spaces that make Columbus such a great city. The tour is designed to be relaxed, fun, and interesting. Your guide is a certified tourism ambassadors (CTA), so you can feel comfortable that they know the city well. Your expert guide will adjust the pace to make everyone comfortable. We will cycle at a relaxed pace through neighborhood streets, stopping at each park for a short rest and interesting talk. The tour group will stay together throughout the entire route. COVID-19 Safety: This tour is outside so it can be conducted safely with adequate physical distancing throughout. Tours are capped at 9 customers. A sanitized bike and helmet can be provided at no extra charge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
$40.00
$8.00 savings
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$32.00
$40.00
$8.00 savings
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Small-Group Green Lawn Cemetery Guided Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Small-Group Green Lawn Cemetery Guided Bike Tour

This tour is also fundraiser. A portion of the registration fee will support restoration projects in Green Lawn Cemetery. The tour begins at Green Lawn Abbey, which is an architectural treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Professionally guided by a historian, riders will bike through this iconic cemetery, with captivating stories about the lives of notable people who have shaped Columbus, and also our national history. The tour stops at the grave of at least one U.S. presidential family and looks inside Huntington Chapel, which includes interior windows and murals by Tiffany's of New York.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.33
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$33.33
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