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Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC)

855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: 614-247-8680 • Driving Directions

CABS bus stops at 25 (Ag Campus) or 14 (Blankenship Hall) service the ARC.

The OAC, located within the Adventure Recreation Center (ARC), is home to the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center with a 4,000-square-foot, 35-foot tall climbing structure and bouldering wall. In addition, the OAC provides educational opportunities for the OSU community to engage in outdoor recreation through its Trips and Clinics Program, its Teambuilding and Leadership Program, its outdoor equipment rental operation, and its resource center.

Guest Passes are available for these and all Rec Sports facilities. The OAC only accepts credit card or BuckID for payment. 

Autumn Semester 2015

Monday-Thursday: 2-11 p.m.
Friday: noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Closed November 25 - 29

Home Football Game Hours:

Noon games: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

3:30pm games: 9 a.m.-noon

CLOSED for Penn State 10/17 and Minnesota 11/7 

Family Hours

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




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