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Columbus and Central Ohio

Columbus and Central Ohio

Explore Ohio's capital city of Columbus which anchors the Central Ohio region. With a vibrant feel as a cultural town, it’s a place where art, numerous universities and the outdoors inspire. Outside of Columbus, you'll find numerous suburbs and surrounding towns with a unique feel and an authentic vibe all their own.  

Must See: Start your trip in Downtown Columbus with a visit to iconic museums like the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and Columbus Museum of Art. Stroll along the Scioto Mile towards COSI. See wildlife at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Check out the natural wonders at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Thrill at the haunted history of The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Learn about the ancient Hopewell Culture at Newark Earthworks.  

Must Eat: Try a variety of eats at North Market Downtown and Bridge Park. Cool off with a scoop of ice cream from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Stop by German Village for a macaron from Pistacia Vera. Order Nutella-filled pancake balls at Katalina's. Grab a beer at Wolf's Ridge Brewing or head to Gemüt Biergarten for a German-style biergarten experience. 

Where to Stay: Enjoy downtown views at Hotel LeVeque. Stay at The Westin Great Southern Columbus and catch a show next door at the Southern Theatre - the oldest surviving theatre in Central Ohio. Venture to the charming town of Granville for some R&R at the historic Buxton Inn.

Read It's a Hero's guide to Experience Columbus Ohio as a Family and find the best ways to enjoy family-friendly fun in Columbus.

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