300 Washington Street, Columbus
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Explore the free indoor playground at the Commons. The centerpiece of this no-cost play experience is the 35-foot-tall Lucky Climber, which truly must be seen to be believed! The climber was created by the late Thomas Luckey, an artist, sculptor and architect known for building his own brand of distinctive climbing structures throughout the country. Safety-conscious parents need not worry — this jungle gym-like climber utilizes five steel columns, roping, and six miles of coated stainless steel aircraft cable to connect 50 custom-made curved platform pieces that kids scale to reach the top. The Luckey Climber is only one feature of the Commons’ appealing 5,000-square-foot indoor playground.

You’ll also find slides, a water cylinder kids crank to make their own tornado, and oversized musical chimes. Divided into age-appropriate areas for toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids, there’s enough here to keep children active and occupied for as much time as you have to spare. Adjacent to the playground are quick-order restaurants where hungry kids can refuel, and the huge, playful sculpture Chaos I.

Tripadvisor reviews

Even better then last time – We visited here once before and the kids had a blast. The climbing structure is still amazing and better yet it’s free. They now have a Subway and a frozen yogurt shop. An awesome way to spend some time and you can’t beat the price.

Tripadvisor reviewer from New Richmond, Ohio

Great day – We came here to have some family time. We all enjoyed ourselves! We played at the playground then went to the children’s museum, had lunch at an old ice cream parlor, then went on a bike ride on the People Trail. It was a great day away.

Tripadvisor reviewer from Louisville, Kentucky

Fun Fun Fun!!!! – It was a rainy day when we visited this with our children, they played for almost two hours while we sat and talked. Lots of fun and inexspensive. Afterwards, we headed to an old vintage style soda shop across the way, it was awesome!!!!! I would highly recommend.

Tripadvisor reviewer from Toledo, Ohio

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