Restaurant Recommendations - Near the Church/Conference Location
WITHIN 2 MILES (SOUTH)
South of the church
When, turn left onto Graham Road.
At the traffic light, turn left
Culver’s 1912 OH Rt 256
Scali Ristorante – Reservations recommended: 614-759-7764
BibiBop Asian Grill 2087 Baltimore Reynoldsburg Rd
Chipotle 7611 Farmsbury Drive,
Smokey Bones 2200 Baltimore Reynoldsburg Rd
McDonalds 13885 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd
Chick-Fil-A 2364 Taylor Park Drive
TGIF 2928 Taylor Rd Ext
Panera, 2374 Taylor Rd
Buffalo Wild Wings 2386 Taylor Sq Dr
Olive Garden 2439 Taylor Sq Dr
Cracker Barrel 1860 Winderly Lane
Arby’s 1840 Winderly Lane
El Vaquero– 10503 Blacklick Eastern Rd
Bob Evans 1760 Hill Rd North
Steak N Shake 1780 Hill Rd North
Longhorn Steakhouse 1740 Hill Rd North
Red Robin 1720 Hill Rd North
WITHIN 2 MILES NORTH (Main St, Reynoldsburg}
Vicks Gourmet Pizza 7345 East Main St
Wendy’s 6781 East Main St
Hickory House 7051 E. Main St
Gyro City Grill 6850 E. Main St
Swenson’s Drive-in 6710 E. Main Street
Taco Bell 6325 E. Main St (2.1 miles away)
Raising Cane’s 1263 Hill Rd, Pickerington
McKenzie River Grill 1281 Hill Rd, Pickerington
Old Bag O Nails 797 Hill Rd North, Pickerington
WITHIN 4 MILES NORTH
Jade’s Chinese Restaurant 8071 E. Broad St
The park features hiking and bike trails, a nature center, and two outdoor exercise stations. It also connects to the Blacklick Creek Greenway, a 16-mile easy-grade, paved hiking & biking trail. Blacklick Woods is approximately 2 miles from the church.
Visit Franklin Park Conservatory for beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens, exhibits, and artwork. October includes Harvest Blooms, which will include two pumpkin houses and a cornucopia. The park is located at 1777 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203 and is about 12 miles from the church.
Feed giraffes, visit a barn animal petting zoo, listen to animal keeper talks, and watch a cheetah run. Kids will also enjoy the train ride to view North American animals or one of the several amusement rides. The zoo is about 29 miles away from the church. 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
COSI is nationally esteemed for its experiential learning exhibits to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. There is fun for all ages at permanent and special exhibits. COSI is in the downtown Columbus area, at 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. It’s about 16 miles from the church.
Turn back the clock to see what farm life was like in the 1800s on an Ohio farm. Tour a farmhouse and barn, and view costumed staff and volunteers as they go about daily chores. Animals you’ll see include pigs, geese, turkeys and Percheron draft horses. Slate Run is a Columbus Metro Park and is located at 1375 OH-674, Canal Winchester, OH 43110. It’s about 16 miles from the church.
“See courage up close and personal.” The museum honors veterans from all branches of service and all eras, both peace time and war time. It’s located in the downtown Columbus area at 300 West Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215. It’s about 16 miles from the church.
The Ohio Statehouse is a beautiful Greek revival style building in the center of downtown Columbus. The building is open to visitors and public tours are offered weekdays from 10-3 and on weekends from 12-3. There is also an on-site museum and gift shop. Tours start in the map room (a large map of Ohio counties on the floor), which is easily accessible from the Third Street entrance or from the green level entrance in the parking garage under the building. The statehouse is about 14 miles from the church at One Capitol Square in downtown Columbus.
The topiary garden is a 7-acre park of nearly 70 sculpted shrubs recreating a landscape painting. The garden is at 480 E. Town St, Columbus, OH 43215. It’s approximately 14 miles from the church.
The Quarter Horse Congress is one of the largest annual events that Columbus hosts. Congress 2023 is here until Oct 22. The event features halter and riding horse show events, as well as performance competition events. There is also a large trade show featuring everything from boots, clothes, jewelry and home décor to furniture and trucks. The Quarter Horse Congress takes place at the Ohio Expo Center (state fairgrounds) at 717 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211. It’s approximately 16 miles from the church.
Shopping Malls and Outlets
Shopping is plentiful in Columbus. The closest destination shopping venue is Easton Town Center, which includes LegoLand Discovery Center, an Escape Room, and several restaurants. Other popular destinations are Polaris Fashion Place and Tanger Outlets, north of the Columbus outerbelt.
Easton Town Center – 15 miles from the church
Polaris Fashion Place – 21 miles from the church
Tanger Outlets – 31 miles from the church
Public skating is available daily. The rink is near Easton Town Center, at 3600 Chiller Lane, Columbus, OH 43219. It’s about 15 miles from the church.
Open till 8pm Sunday-Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. 91 N. Stygler Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230. Approximately 10 miles from the church and 4 miles from Easton shopping area.
215 W. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, OH 43230. About 10 miles from the church.
Bowling and arcade games. 650 Windmiller Dr, Pickerington, OH 43147. About 4 miles from the church.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ATTRACTIONS
Downtown Columbus/Near Downtown
Milestone 229 (On Scioto Mile, Waterfront Views)
Lindey’s (Historic German Village) Upscale Columbus landmark favorite
Barcelona (Historic German Village) Another upscale Columbus favorite. Garden patio dining available.
Easton Town Center/Near Easton
Brio Italian Grille at Easton Town Center
True Food Kitchen at Easton Town Center
Cheesecake Factory at Easton Town Center
Cap City Fine Diner a couple miles away from Easton in Gahanna.
Near Polaris Fashion Place
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