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Alum Creek State Park Delaware State Park
The Arts Castle Central Ohio Symphony
Art, Music & Theatre at Wesleyan A Walk down Sandusky Street
A Walk on Winter Street Sunberry Antique Mall
The Seraph Breakaway Cycling & Fitness
The Little Brown Jug

A Walk on Winter Street

A brochure-guided historical tour of W. Winter St. in Delaware. The brochures are provided by the Delaware County Historical Society and are available at the Visitors Bureau


A Walk down Sandusky Street

A brochure-guided tour of Main Street in Historic Downtown Delaware. Brochures are provided by the Delaware County Historical Society and are available at the Visitors Bureau.


Alum Creek State Park

3615 S. Old State Rd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (614) 548-4631

3387 acres of water for swimmers, boaters, skiers and anglers.
Alum Creek's large reservoir and gently rolling span of fields and woodlands provides a hub of recreational activity just minutes from Columbus. Quiet coves nestled among shale cliffs await the solitary fisherman in the park's northern reaches while sunseekers mingle with thousands on Ohio's largest inland beach. (description from State of Ohio, Division of Parks & Recreation)


Delaware State Park

5202 U.S. 23 North
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (614) 369-2761 Park Office
Phone: (614) 363-4561 Campground Office
Phone: (614) 363-6102 Marina

There are 214 sites suitable for tents or trailers in campgrounds in the park. Electricity is available at 164 of these sites. Also available are: a large network of trails, boating and related activities, Fishing and hunting (valid Ohio hunting and/or fishing license is required), Swimming in two boat/swim areas, picnic areas with shelters and more.


The Arts Castle

190 W. Winter St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (614) 369-ARTS

Exhibits, Gallery Shop, Horizon Music Series, Castle Arts Affair. Home of the Delaware County Cultural Arts Center, overlooking the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University. This center was built from local limestone and is used for not only the exhibits, but also for receptions, classes and more.

History of the Castle: The Delaware County Cultural Arts Center is housed in a 151 year-old "castle" which is one of the landmarks of Delaware's rich history. The castle was built in 1846 by William Little as a wedding present to his daughter and his business partner, George Campbell. Built out of stone from the Blue Limestone Quarry, the castle had greenhouses on its front lot and along Central Avenue, and it was in these greenhouses that the famous Delaware Grape was produced. Sitting majestically on the front lawn is a 147 year-old gingko tree which George Campbell brought back from a trip to China. Around the turn of the century, the castle became a center for the study of art as the Lyon Art Hall of Ohio Wesleyan University. The castle was privately owned from the late 1960's through the 1980's, when it was purchased by the Board of Trustees of the Delaware County Cultural Arts Center. The arts have been brought back to life in this fascinating home where the community gathers to seek something more to enrich their lives. The magic of the castle is found in the wonder-filled experiences that seem to happen to those who participate in activities within the castle. More than 10,000 individuals, from throughout Delaware county and the surrounding area, participate in the Arts Center's activities each year. (History from the Delaware County Cultural Arts Center)


Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra (COSO)

24 East Winter Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (740) 362-1799
Toll-free: (888) 999-2676

Concerts February, April, July, October and December


Arts Exhibits, Guest Authors, Music & Theatre Department Productions

Ohio Wesleyan University

Phone: (614) 368-2000

A variety of public performances during the academic year. Please call ahead for details


Sunberry Antique Mall

20 S. Vernon St.
Sunbury, Ohio
Phone: (614) 965-2279


The Seraph

5606 St. Rt. 36/37 E.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (614) 369-1817

Antique Reproductions


Breakaway Cycling & Fitness

17 W. William St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (614) 363-3232

Bicycle Rental and more


The Little Brown Jug

One of the jewels in the Triple Crown of harness racing. It is held each September in conjunction with the Delaware County Fair. This fair is the only county fair to offer Grand Circuit harness racing. "Jug Week" is anticipated by all with many activities and festivities as: All-Horse Parade, concerts, window-decorating contest, and the Little Brown Jug Honoree. The races take place over a five day period on a half mile oval touted as the fastest half mile track oin the world.

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