There's always something going on at Fort Rapids for all ages - from tenderfoots to buckaroos.

“There’s a new sheriff in town” 2008 is here! Join us for western themed crafts and events and be sure to check out the Branding Iron Grill for a bite to eat.

Schools out for the holiday! Join us for our first ever “trivia night” Saturday at 8:00pm, see how many fast facts you can answer and keep your mind active during the three day weekend.

Join Fort Rapids for our Pirate weekend involving treasure hunts, map making, and a visit from the Captain himself!

Root for your favorite team with Fort Rapids. Super bowl splash duck races down the waterpark slide and various super bowl activities throughout the weekend.


Come to Fort Rapids for our version of Mardi Gras. Kids can make their own mask and wear it for our Masquerade Parade around the resort.


Kids can make valentines for their family and friends and pass them out around the Fort. Special Rooms packages available.


Join us as we salute our founding fathers. Weekend to include Presidential Trivia contest, American crafts and of course some good ole Cherry Pie.


Welcome Arnold Fitness Classic to Columbus. Join us as we have special contests such as jump rope contests, and fitness themed activities.


Bon Voyage! Come to Fort Rapids for the experience of a cruise on land! We have water, fine dining, games and more without being on a coast.


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Come with us as we have a scavenger hunt throughout the Resort with a “pot o gold” at the end! For our guest 21 and older visit us in the bar for traditional green beer.


Here comes peter cottontail. The Easter bunny will be here with an Easter Egg Hunt full of toys and prizes. Egg coloring and Easter crafts will be available as well.


ALOHA! Join us for a luau Fort Rapids style with make your own leis, tropical music and smoothies! You’ll be sure to have a good time and be ready for your schools spring break.


Cruise-in to Fort Rapids for 50’s music weekend full of events such as a sock-hop, hula-hoop contest and of course ice cream sundaes.


Lets get groovy and have a far out weekend with tie die activities, and 60s Trivia.


Disco Down to Fort Rapids for our Saturday night fever. Join us in making pet rocks and your own disco ball to take home with you!


Get out that old rock-n-roll t-shirt and join us for 80’s music, and a rockin’ good time.

Cinco de Mayo

¡Hola Amigos! Happy 5th of May from Fort Rapids! Join our Fiesta celebration for Piñatas, Margaritas, and a “Loco Good Time!”

Mothers Day

Fort Rapids recognizes mothers for all of their hard work! Visit the Fort for a relaxing get away weekend in our 84° Waterpark.

Fort Rapids Birthday Celebration

Fort Rapids turns 2!  Come celebrate with us.  Enjoy cake and punch while participating in our birthday bash.

Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is fast approaching!  Spend your long weekend at the Fort! 

Military Weekend

Thank you to all of those who have served our country. Fort Rapids appreciates all of you! Check out our special Military discounts while participating in our “kiddy bootcamp.”

Schools Out

Summer is finally here! No more classes, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks…just some good ole’ fashion wet, western fun!

Happy Fathers Day

Fort Rapids recognizes fathers for all of their hard work! Visit the Fort for a relaxing get away weekend in our 84° Waterpark.

Game Weekend

Join us for your favorite board games, trivia games, and special game shows all weekend long.


Join us for our Jungle themed weekend including a visit from the Columbus Zoo portable zoo education exhibit on Saturday afternoon.

Independence Celebration

Celebrate your 4th of July with Fort Rapids. Just minutes from downtown Columbus and its festivities join us for a celebration of our own full of traditional games and foods.

Set Sail to Fort Rapids

Join Fort Rapids for a rootin tootin good time with a local comedian and fun filled children’s activities and a visit from our own western clown!

Baseball Weekend

Hey Batter Batter, Swing into the Fort for our big hitter weekend. Baseball activities throughout the resort and of course “get your hot dogs here.”

50's 60s Weekend

Check out our far-out games and get groovy with tie dye and other great activities!

State Fair Corn Fest

Going to attend the State Fair? Why not make a stay out of it at Fort Rapids and join us for fair foods right here at the resort. Activities to include clown appearances, balloon artists and much more.

Card Sharks Weekend

Join us for some crazy card tournaments. We will have Cribbage, Euchre, and UNO and Go Fish tournaments for the younger players.

Ice Cream Social

Cool down at Fort Rapids and our ice cream social weekend. Join us on Saturday night for an Ice cream sundae bar with all the fixins’.

Mexican Weekend

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Fort for our own trip to Mexico. Mexico themed foods, crafts and fun for your whole family.

All American Labor Day Weekend

Summer is winding down so get your trip to Fort Rapids in before school gets too far in session. Join us for the last 3 day weekend of the summer.


Kick off the football season with Fort Rapids. It’s been awhile since you have gotten to root on your favorite team so celebrate it with us and watch the games in our lounge while the kids play in the waterpark.


Cowboys start your engines. Race into Fort Rapids for our speed weekend. Don’t have a racecar? No problem we will be racing rubber ducks down our waterslides with chances for you to win prizes.


Splash into the Fort as we go under the sea. Join us as we have a clam bake and crab cakes along with under the sea themes and ocean trivia.


Fall crafts, apple cider, and a kickoff to the changing of the seasons. Don’t worry though if you have summer blues, our Waterpark is still 84°.

Western Weekend

Join us as we go back to our roots. Western activities throughout the resort and appearances of cowboys, cowgirls and sheriffs, just like in the old west.

Down on the Farm

It’s a hoe down! Come on in and join the fun as we have line dancing, country music and home cooking.

Pumpkin Patch Weekend

Join Fort Rapids for Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin bowling!!

Halloween Weekend

Come to Fort Rapids for a Spooky fun time. With two weekends to choose from there is no reason you should not spend Halloween with us. Trick or treating for kids, apple bobbing and a monster mash!

Hair band Weekend

Rock out with Fort Rapids. Flash back to the Hair Bands of the 1980s with a Guitar Hero tournament.

Charity Weekend

Come to Fort Rapids for our first ever “Poker Walk” proceeds to benefit local charities.

Hollywood Nights

Roll out the Red Carpet for our Hollywood weekend. Join us for a “Splash-in” movie in the waterpark.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Gobble Gobble, Spend Thanksgiving with us for our annual Thanksgiving buffet and fall activities.

Winter Wonderland

Walking in a “Fort Rapids” winter wonderland. Join us as we kick off our holiday season and the resort is transformed to a holiday delight. Participate in activities and story time by the fireplace with Mrs. Clause.

Christmas at Fort Rapids

Celebrate Christmas with us all month inside our cozy resort and waterpark. Christmas crafts, activities, trivia and appearances by Santa himself and other Holiday characters. Story Time nightly Fri-Sun with Mrs. Clause by the fireplace.

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