Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC)
855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: (614) 247-8680 • Driving Directions
Guest Passes are available for these and all Rec Sports facilities. Beginning Sunday, December 1, the OAC will only accept credit card or BuckID for payment.
Winter Break Hours (December 4 - January 4)
Monday - Friday: Noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Special Holiday Hours and Closings
Monday, December 23: Noon - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 24: Closed
Wednesday, December 25: Closed
Tuesday, December 31: Noon - 5 p.m.*
Wednesday, January 1: Closed
Saturday: 8 a.m. - Noon
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Noon
*Notes: Family hours will be held during scheduled building hours on all (*) marked days.
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 cave; outdoor equipment rental office; and a trip-planning resource center.
Take the skills you have learned at the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center and use them in the great outdoors. The OAC offers a variety of adventure trips. View our Adventure Trips calendar. View photos from previous trips.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Plan your own unique adventure trip at the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) Resource Center. Work with our skilled outdoor adventure professionals on a personalized journey into the wilderness of Ohio, North America, or beyond. Guidance and information are always available at the resource center and the sky's the limit on where you go and what you do while you're there.
Situated next to the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center in the OAC, you can find material on a wide variety of outdoor sports, such as rock climbing, skiing, backpacking, biking, and fishing. There are also popular adventure sport magazines, and a growing collection of maps and atlases. Since materials cannot leave the resource center, we have a cozy reading area where you can enjoy the compelling information that is available.