Scioto Mile

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In the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio, you'll find Scioto Mile, an outstanding tourist attraction. It is a vibrant and beautiful park that stretches for one and a half miles along the Scioto River. Visitors from across the country come to explore this beautiful park, offering stunning skyline views, water features, beautiful artwork, and remarkable sculptures.


Previously, the area was a low-lying land that often flooded, which discouraged development. However, the park underwent significant redevelopment over the years, providing a public space where people can gather, relax and socialize. The park's centerpiece is the beautiful Scioto water fountain, which lights up at night to create mesmerizing reflecting rays on the water. Visitors often sit and watch the mesmerizing visuals in the fountain while listening to the sound of the water splashing beneath.

Gather at the heart of the city:

Scioto Mile is an excellent place for tourists, business professionals, and locals to gather and enjoy the heart of Columbus. The park's location, in the middle of the city, makes it highly accessible from various parts of the town. Visitors can park their vehicles in one of the several nearby lots or take a stroll to explore the city. During weekends and holidays, the park teems with activities, performers, and live music, making it an exciting place to visit any time of the year.

Nearby attractions:

The Scioto Mile has several key attractions that make it stand out from other city parks. Besides the fascinating water features, the park also hosts amphitheaters that feature a calendar of events throughout the year, providing a captivating experience for visitors of all ages. The nearby Genoa and Bicentennial Parks offer walking and biking trails, making outdoor activities readily accessible to visitors. The Bicentennial Park hosts an impressive outdoor climbing wall- the largest in the state. Visitors can also tour the innovative and high-tech COSI museum, located at the river's east end.

Scioto Mile is a unique and beautiful tourist destination that offers both beauty and entertainment in equal measure. It offers an outstanding experience for tourists, providing a serene environment and a wide range of activities. With the breathtaking views of the city skyline and the tranquil rippling water in the Scioto River, visitors cannot resist the park's unique charm. Scioto Mile is a great place to visit when in Columbus for an experience you can cherish for years to come.

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Address of Scioto Mile

233 Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215-4194

Opening & Closing time of Scioto Mile

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