There are heaps of things to see and do in Columbus. Whether you like all things culinary or being in the open air, Columbus really does have something for everyone.
Here are 10 great places to see in Columbus:
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has such a great collection of exhibits, animals, and educational programs that is has become the number one place to see in Columbus. You can explore Asia, the Congo, the Heart of Africa and the shoreline all in the space of a day.
There are over 10,000 animals to see. You can even watch their feeding sessions. As well as the animals, you can go to Jungle Jack’s Landing and try out the rides. Also, there is Zoombezi Bay so you can get wet and enjoy the water slides and wave pool!
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
If you love being outdoors, you’ll love the paradise that is the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. There is a large expanse of different flora and fauna for you to enjoy. Inside the conservatory, you will find hundreds of plant species from all over the world.
You can find yourself walking through the desert, the rainforest, and the orchid collection. The exhibitions change regularly. In the springtime, you can often see butterfly-based exhibits. Often, there will be events for visitors like gardening and glassblowing.
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
This Center is a fantastic day out for all of the family. It has lots of hands-on exhibits. You can learn about space, dinosaurs, and energy among other topics. There is also a planetarium with a 600ft dome and a cafeteria.
Columbus Museum of Art
For those who like art, there is the Columbus Museum of Art. You can explore photography, paintings, sculptures, and glasswork here. There are lots of galleries but there is also the JP Morgan Chase Center for Creativity here. This is a free place where you can be hands-on and get creative. The Schokko Art Café is great too!
This is a great place for visitors to discover the local culture of Columbus. There are dozens of vendors here that sell everything from fresh flowers to other typical market produce like homemade bread.
What’s great about this place, however, is the expanse of eateries that sell all sorts of food including Indian, Italian, Vietnamese, German, Sushi, Pizza, Nepalese and BBQ. This market is particularly great on a Saturday as you will see pop-up stalls of farm produce and local honey.
For the baseball fans, there’s Huntington Park. This is home to the Columbus Clippers and if you get the opportunity to watch a game here, it is really an experience. A game at night will often finish with a fireworks display. There are food outlets here too or, if you prefer, you can visit one of the nearby local restaurants