Just 13 miles out of Columbus, Ohio lay the township of Hilliard. This small community has a lot of things to offer to visitors and residents alike. One of the most important things they have is a Cruise America RV rental center. Yes, it is the place to go when looking for Columbus RV rentals.
Hilliard is a charming little town located 13 miles outside of the capital city of Columbus. It has the small town hospitality with the big town convenience just a few minutes away. A lasting heritage of homes and architectural styles can be found in the historic district located along Norwich Street. Hilliard looks towards the future by continuing its economic development efforts with commercial growth. However, the retention of the charm of the friendly atmosphere is what makes Hilliard a great place to live, work, and raise a family, and a great place to start your RV adventure.
If you stray out of Hilliard just a few minutes and head down the road to Columbus, you will find a whole myriad of things to do for the RV traveling party … things such as a visit to Huntington Park, the home of the Columbus Clippers. They say that at Huntington Park, the grass is greener, the hot dogs are juicier and the bases are loaded.
From Columbus, you may wish to take a two and a half-hour trip to visit the world-famous Children's Museum of Indianapolis, ranked as the top-rated kid's museum in the country. It is not just for kids, by the way; the five-story playground offers hours and hours of educational entertainment for the whole family. It is so popular, in fact, that over one million kids and parents visit the museum each year. You will experience the Dinosphere, featuring life size roaring dinosaur skeletons. As you approach the museum you will see a five-story-high dinosaur standing up against the building, poking its head into the fifth story to see what is going on inside. You should arrange to park your Cruise America motorhome in one of the nearby RV parks so that you can spend more than just one day at the museum. To get there from Columbus, just get onto I-70 and point your motorhome west and drive 175 miles. Follow the signs that say Interstate 70 W/Dayton/Rich Street/Town Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closes on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and Easter.
Just one hour (54 miles) out of Columbus you can visit one of Ohio's most popular tourist attractions; the Ohio Caverns. Ohio Caverns is the largest, and by far the prettiest, of all the known caves in Ohio. The crystal-white stalactite and stalagmite formations are abundant, unlike anywhere else. The formations are diverse and the coloring is fascinating. Each of these formations is a work in progress, constantly developing and changing. No matter what the temperature is outside, the temperature inside the caves remains at a constant 54 degrees Fahrenheit. This is an incredible opportunity for the entire family to have fun, and learn at the same time. There is a 35-acre park located just above the caverns, where you will find shelter houses, picnic tables, and a playground. You can even try your hand at gem mining. To get to the caverns from Columbus, take US 33 Northwest to State Route 245 West (Marysville, Ohio) and it is 19 miles further to the caverns. They are open all year, and the hours of operation are as follows: May 1 – September 30 they are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and October 1 – April 30 they are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.
No matter what you do or where you go in the Ohio area, it will always be more enjoyable if you do it in a Cruise America rental RV. Give us a try … and you'll be hooked.