A visit to
this historic area is like a trip back in time. The restored
community, originally settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800s,
is filled with antique shops, Queen Anne style houses, brick-laden
sidewalks and fine cuisine.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden
Experience different climates around the world at
this 90-acre park and conservatory. A stroll through various
greenhouses immerses you in the coolness of the Himalayan Mountains,
the dry heat of an arid desert or the steaminess of a tropical rain
Columbus's version of New York's artsy Soho
district, this historic urban neighborhood is filled with boutiques,
art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and theaters.
Center of Science and Industry
Known as "COSI," this enormously popular
attraction offers all sorts of hands-on exhibits, from conducting
your own water experiments to creating a newscast to watching
yourself age. Three movie theaters provide enough entertainment
variety for the whole family.
Ohio Historical Center
The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the
present is chronicled inside this architecturally interesting
concrete and glass structure, housing a vast collection of
artifacts, exhibits on everything from ancient Indian cultures to
industrial progress and archives documenting early settlers' daily
Whetstone Park of Roses
One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the
U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose
bushes and specialized gardens for herbs, daffodils and perennials.
Capitol building of Ohio.
North Market Farmer's Market
Central Ohio's only public market has been serving
the community since 1876.
arts center features films, art and other activities throughout the
The childhood home of James Thurber.
Ohio Craft Museum
Free museum features five major exhibitions each
year, plus art exhibits in the Criterion Gallery and the Craft
Research Library & Media Center, which stages events for all ages.
The new home of the Columbus Blue Jackets ice
Columbus Santa Maria
Visitors experience life at sea while exploring a
working 15th-century tall ship.
One of the largest bookstores in the country, it
has expanded to 32 rooms and now contains nearly 750,000 books.
Broadway shows are performed in this historic
Two locations, North and East, offer loads of
outdoor and indoor fun for all ages including Adventure Golf,
KidsGym Playland and Bumper Boats.
This popular game center features over 200 video
and virtual reality games, including action-packed motion simulation
games. The center is divided into five different game zones for kids
of all ages: Adventure, Racing, Sports, Carnival and Classics.
Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island
of La Grande Jatte" is recreated in a sculptured evergreen garden
featuring larger-than-life human figures, animals and boats.