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Discover your Irish attitude on a getaway to Dublin! Dublin, Ohio offers one-of-a-kind family fun with its renowned events like the Dublin Irish Festival and the Memorial Tournament and major attractions like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay. Dublin also features a thriving Historic District, world-class golf courses, diverse shopping and dining and plenty o’ Irish attitude.

Located just five miles south of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay, Dublin is home to the closest hotels to these fun-filled attractions. Be transported to new lands in a matter of minutes when you venture to the zoo’s brand new Heart of Africa exhibit, featuring 43 acres of exotic animal species and the chance to ride a camel or even feed a giraffe! As you continue through the zoo, be sure to check out Asia Quest, Australia and the Islands, Polar Frontier, Manatee Coast and Stingray Bay. After your wild adventure, escape the heat at Zoombezi Bay!  Continue to thrill seek by riding one or all of the 17 state of the art water rides or relax as you float along one of the lazy rivers.

Haven’t had your fill of adventure yet? Head over to the Wilds and board a Safari Transport, a large enclosed vehicle that will take you up close and personal to animals like rhinos, giraffes and more as tour guides teach you more about these endangered species. Be sure to check out the Wilds’ Butterfly Habitat while you’re there!

This summer, COSI Columbus , the #1 Science Center in the nation (Parents Magazine), will be featuring The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, an interactive exhibit that allows you yourself to work side by side the legendary detective as you uncover clues and work to solve a baffling new case.

Dublin offers year-round touches of Ireland—from the Dublin Irish Festival (August 1-3) to signature restaurant items such as the Dublin Village Tavern’s “Irish Eggroll” and “My Irish Blend” tea at TehKu Tea Company, there is  no shortage of Irish pride here! Many of our businesses also offer Irish Experiences for you and your family to embrace your Irish spirit.

Often recognized as “Ohio’s most prestigious golf address,” Dublin is home to the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (official PGA TOUR event) and welcomes visitors from around the world to Muirfield Village Golf Club each year. While you’re in Dublin, play a round of golf at the beautiful Golf Club of Dublin, inspired by the links courses of the British Isles.

Grab a bite to eat with the family at Dewey’s, the newest pizza place in Dublin! From traditional pizzas to seasonal specialties to salads and more, Dewey’s has something for everyone to enjoy. After dinner, be sure to save room for dessert. Graeter’s Ice Cream  uses their famous French Pot method to make some of the best ice cream around. Feeling Irish? Try a Shamrock Sundae, unique to Dublin’s Graeter’s location.

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express, the newest Dublin hotel (opened in 2009) located minutes from shopping, businesses and attractions. This Irish Approved hotel offers an indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, shuttle to the zoo, easy access and free parking. You can even schedule an Irish themed wake-up call to start your day in Dublin!

To learn more about Dublin, Ohio, visit or call 800/245-8387.

Enter to win a Dublin getaway package for a family of four that includes:

  • A two-night weekend stay at the Holiday Inn Express with breakfast included
  • 4 passes to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • 4 passes to the Wilds
  • 4 passes to COSI Columbus
  • $30 Dewey’s Pizza gift card
  • $20 Graeter’s Ice Cream gift card
  • An Irish themed welcome basket

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