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Grange Insurance Audubon Center

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Address: 505 W. Whittier Street, Columbus, OH 43215-5036
Phone Number:
+1 614-545-5475
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great little place!

I love stopping by here while going on birdwalks. The GIAC has rooms to relax and a library full of bird books.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love stopping by here while going on birdwalks. The GIAC has rooms to relax and a library full of bird books.

Thank longislander22
Dayton, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I enjoyed my visit to the Audubon Center. My fiance and I were looking for some place to spend some time together while we were visiting friends in Columbus. This is a beautiful building and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. What I found most interesting was the beautiful library. The lady at the front desk explained to me... More 

Thank Pugbug88
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is at the Scioto Audubon MetroPark. This was the location for today's "winter hike", an event for the Columbus MetroParks. Nice not very wintery weather. The park is quite nice, with a trail by the river, dog parks, obstacle course, climbing wall, and its convenient to the downtown area.

Thank Pearce E
Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We attended the American Bird Expo held on the GIAC grounds. We were all impressed with the habitat recovery and enhancement at this Scioto River site. The visitor center is well-equipped. Our only criticism on that is that the small classroom/presentation rooms have virtually no soundproofing so any noise in the central area is disturbing. The grounds are a delight,... More 

Thank Edge W
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39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lots to see, good way to see nature and go for a walk. Lots of nice trailers, lots of cool things to see, and central location.

Thank djsassan
Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Well equipped indoor learning center with live and local critters from nearby Scioto River and useful displays of flora and fauna of the area. Walks in nearby acres of natural prairie also with guides. Dog park and unique climbing rocks and age-specific other exercise equipment available.

Thank muledog
Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

After dinner in the brewery district we drove over to enjoy the sunset. Firefly abounded and the breeze was perfection. There are 3 place in the park where the skyline can be comfortably viewed. 1. The rocking chairs at the main building. 2. The top of the water tower. 3. The park benches by the river at the front entrance.... More 

Thank celrae2015
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a nice park for walking and running. Asphalt walkways and a boardwalk. Rock climbing wall and an obstacle course. Nice shelter houses. The Audubon Center is small with some frogs and turtles on display. Beautiful views of the park and downtown Columbus from the porch. Worth a trip.

Thank Barb6789
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We went just before sunset. There is a lot to explore, with a nice swampy backdrop. I don't know how we hadn't heard of this before.

Thank BAButler
Columbus, Ohio
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97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is located in a Metro Park. The center offers educational materials regarding wild life in the local area as well as conservation of our natural resources. On Wednesday there is a story hour for preschoolers, bird watching tours are provided. The Columbus Audubon Society meets there monthly and sponsor noted authors and speakers - free... More 

Thank Realjforrest

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