COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--With many visitors this weekend to Columbus finding out they can not attend events at the Arnold Sports Festival, local attractions are offering up free or reduced admission to displaced spectators.
Many of the offerings are available if visitors present a ticket to "The Arnold" at the ticket gate.
Both the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Columbus museum of Art are offering free admission to those who originally intended on attending "The Arnold".
COSI is also offering displaced festival-goers a $5 discount on admission with an Arnold ticket. The Franklin Park Conservatory is also giving visitors a $3 discount on admission, hen they present a ticket to the festival.
In a typical year, the festival provides a $53-million impact on the local economy.