Delaware County Ohio

Venture 6 hours from Toronto and become immersed in Midwest culture. Delaware County is located right in the centre of Ohio where visitors come to enjoy big-time attractions and small-town charm. You’ll find Delaware County is also a great hub for experiencing all Ohio has to offer.

Have you ever watched Jungle Jack Hanna on television from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium? It’s all right here — the #1 Zoo in America! It is easy to spend more than a day at the Zoo, which also features amusement park rides at Jungle Jack’s Landing, Zoofari Golf Club, and Zoombezi Bay, a wildly fun water park featuring over 17 water slides.

Not far from the Zoo is the Olentangy Indian Caverns, a historic natural wonder. Delve 105 feet below the surface of the earth and explore thethree-room cavern which was once a haven for the Wyandotte Indians. Also enjoy Ohio Native American lore, mini-museum, miniature golf, petting zoo, nature trails, gem mining sluice, and trading post.

Delaware County is also home to Ohio Wesleyan University and the Little Brown Jug, which is one of the jewels in the triple crown of Grand Circuit harness racing.

Delaware County abounds with charming, historic towns where visitors enjoy arts, culture, events and local history. Founded in the early 1800’s, the architecture of towns in Delaware County offer a step back in time as well as excellent opportunities to shop, dine and experience Midwest hospitality.

Whether you have a taste for hometown and homemade or chef-created culinary salads, entrees and desserts, there are many places to choose from in Delaware County. Local breweries and wineries tastefully compliment the local Midwest cuisine. Dine at a restaurant that recently celebrated 150 years and was honoured as Ohio’s oldest business or discover others,including some trendy new eating establishments.

There is much to do outdoors in Delaware County. The area features the most shoreline in the state with four inland lakes. Two State Parks and eleven preservation parks provide opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, biking,swimming, bird watching, camping and more. In addition, fourteen public golf courses make for a fun-packed stay.

For more information about things to do, places to stay, and where to eat when planning your trip, check out and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have questions? Contact us at or call the Delaware
County Tourism Bureau at 1-888-DEL-OHIO (335-6446) or (740) 368-4748.We look forward to meeting you.