Things to Do

If you are looking for things to do around Columbus, here are just a few suggestions of what Columbus has to offer:

Columbus Museum of Art,, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
The Columbus Museum of Art has been recently renovated and offers a range of galleries and exhibits. Tours are available upon request. Thursdays are “pay what you want” days and Sundays are free if you are still in the area.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium,, 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the top zoos in the country and the well-known Jack Hanna has been highly involved in the zoo since 1978, serving as director until 1992.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens,, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are located just two miles from downtown Columbus and offer both indoor and outdoor gardens, exhibits, and artworks. The Conservatory and Gardens frequently offer special events and activities, as well as classes and workshops.

COSI,, 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
COSI is one of the country’s top-rated science centers, filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits and events catered to both kids and adults.

German Village,
German Village is a small historic neighborhood just south of downtown. It is filled with excellent dining options, shops, and some great german cuisine and puff pastries can be found at Schmidt’s restaurant. Also, be sure to check out the fudge shop next door!

Short North Arts District,
The Short North Arts District is another popular neighborhood in Columbus, situated between The Ohio State University Campus and downtown Columbus. The area is full of art galleries, restaurants, bars, clubs, and plenty of shops.

*For more information about Columbus and things to do in the area please visit the city’s tourism page at