Best Mall Play Area: The Mall at Tuttle Crossing

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin, 614-717-9300,

You've always wanted to give your child the moon and now you can, along with an entire solar system.

The space-themed Mall at Tuttle Crossing's Kid's Soft Play Area lets your budding Buzz explore the starry skies without leaving the ground.

Kids' imaginations will go up, up and away as they pilot the NASA shuttle, zoom to Mars, slide down

Saturn's rings or climb the moon's craters. With a soft, bouncy floor, smooth rounded edges on all equipment, nearby restroom, and entry restricted to preschoolers and younger, parents can rest easy on the cushioned benches lining the play area as their little astronauts take off.

Runners-up: Polaris Fashion Place, Eastland Mall