10 Things to Do in Hilliard That You Shouldn't Miss

January 25, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

Hilliard is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The population was 28,435 at the 2010 census with a census estimate of 31,012 in 2013. It is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and part of Norwich Township. Hilliard is home to the Early Television Museum (only one in United States), the second largest First Responders Park in the United States, and Heritage Rail Trail. Hilliard also has the only flag from the World Trade Center that is not in a museum. The flag is located in front of the fire department on Northwest Pkwy.
Restaurants in Hilliard

1. Giant Dancing Rabbits of Ballantrae Park

6350 Woerner Temple Rd, Dublin, OH 43016-8604 +1 614-410-4700
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Giant Dancing Rabbits of Ballantrae Park

Reviewed By Moved2Texas - Austin, Texas

When we visited Ballantrae Park, we were wondering why we bothered to stop. From a distance you can see the whimsical sculpture of three dancing rabbits just fine without walking up to see them.

However, when we scaled the small hill to get up close to the rabbits, we found that they were very different up-close. The sculptors included many different items in the sculpture and we had fun trying to find some of the items they had hidden in there including keys, a hammer, a teddy bear and many other items that are fun to find. We spent about 20 minutes looking at the three rabbits to find what items were hidden in their construction when you looked closely.

It was a fun place to visit - on a better weather day it would be a great place to bring children, but this was a drizzly day and the park was fairly empty.

2. The Daily Growler

2812 Fishinger Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-1129 +1 614-656-2337
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

The Daily Growler

Reviewed By JJTOH - Ohio

If you love beer, you will find plenty from which to choose and people knowledgable about the day's choices. This place is all about the beer; everything else is secondary. The ambiance is, well, pretty much nonexistent and seating is rudimentary. It can be hard to find a seat if you want to grab a pint or two but there most people are friendly about sharing space. Love, love, love that they wash growlers and give you a clean one. If beer is not your preference, you'd be better off elsewhere.

3. Early Television Museum

5396 Franklin St, Hilliard, OH 43026-1463 +1 614-771-0510
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Early Television Museum

Reviewed By Sandy K

Have lived in the Columbus area for over 20+ yrs. and just started to uncover some hidden must-do's! The Early TV Museum is one of those hidden gems. Very unassuming exterior disguises an amazing wealth of TV history inside. This museum built from the love of a local collector, wanting to share his extensive collection of antique TVs with the world. Your $5 admission fee grants you access to multiple rooms of this warehouse, organized by era ( as early as the turn of the 20th century ) with special descriptions of each/every TV ( from the smallest to the largest console ). The large picture tube ever created ( what a sight ) & it's accompanying TV console is really a must-see! The museum is a labor of love and a great "off the beaten path" find for both locals and visitors alike!

4. Indian Run Falls

700 Shawan Falls Dr, Dublin, OH 43017-2130
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Indian Run Falls

Reviewed By Anna A

Just moved to Dublin. Wanted to explore and this place was very peaceful. Highly recommend to anyone that visits Dublin. It's right near the highway but it's tucked in that you never know this beautiful place even exists?

5. Homestead Metro Park

4675 Cosgray Rd, South of 270, Hilliard, OH 43026-7671 +1 614-891-0700
Excellent
55%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Homestead Metro Park

Reviewed By T W - New Albany, Ohio

Beautiful park with plenty to do. Several walking trails, covered bridge, 2 playgrounds, a train caboose that you climb on, and an old John Deere tractor that my daughter enjoyed; pretending to drive it. Great place for portrait photos, saw several photographers doing photo shoots while there.
Would have liked to have seen information about the old caboose and train station.

6. Leatherlips Monument

7377 Riverside Dr, Scioto Park, Dublin, OH 43016-9761 +1 614-410-4730
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 84 reviews

Leatherlips Monument

Reviewed By Paul T

This is one of those attractions you might ignore, but you'd be missing out if you did. It didn't take long (although families with kids might also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while there) and it was definitely a topic of conversation when we got home. Would have loved to had some time to go down to the bottom of the hill under the watchful gaze of Leatherlips and sit by the river, but sadly we were pressed for time. Area is very nice and well kept and a great place to spend some quality time.

7. Heritage Trail Metro Park

7262 Hayden Run Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-7999
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Heritage Trail Metro Park

Reviewed By Thomas L - Hilliard, Ohio

I often run on the Heritage Rail Trail. Bicycling with young children is okay but if you're a serious cyclists, stay away. The path can get crowded with walkers, young children and roller bladers. Cycling too fast will put everyone's safety in jeopardy.

8. Field of Giant Corn Ears

4995 Rings Rd, Dublin, OH 43017-1517 0000000000
Excellent
24%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
8%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 300 reviews

Field of Giant Corn Ears

Reviewed By Don W

Drive by it every day I’m here for business. Truth told I know nothing about it and wouldn’t waste my time even trying to find out. It’s situated in what seems to be the front lawn of a building and the corn looks like headstones in a cemetery. Disnt even know they were ears of corn until someone told me. Just completely odd and out of place where it’s situated

9. Huntington Park

330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215-2316 +1 614-462-5250
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 308 reviews

Huntington Park

Reviewed By Dede R

We were driving through Columbus on our way back to Michigan. We weren't able to make it to a game but the staff was still very accommodating to our family. Looks like a great place for anyone to have a good time.

10. Mall at Tuttle Crossing

5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd, Unit 200, Dublin, OH 43016-1511 +1 614-717-9604
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Mall at Tuttle Crossing

Reviewed By Briana K - Chillicothe, Ohio

Tuttle Crossing Mall had a wide variety of stores to choose from. It met the needs of our entire family! Friendly staff at every store we entered. Clean facilities!! ??

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