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Fun Things to Do in Columbus

Experience Columbus

Experience Columbus
Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau's Travel Guide Site with interactive travel tools and extensive details on attractions, dining options, and events.


Downtown Area Restaurants (online)
Filtered online listing of nearby eateries in the Downtown, Arena District, Short North, and Brewery District neighborhoods


Columbus Neighborhoods & Area Attractions

https://www.arenadistrict.com/Arena District
The Arena District is downtown Columbus' most popular neighborhood featuring sports, entertainment, food and drink.


Short North Arts DistrictShort North Arts District
Visitors are invited to explore this vibrant area known for the wide variety of amazing art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor, and unique gifts. The bohemian Short North, established by the unique businesses and entrepreneurs that comprise the district, offers something to interest all visitors within its 200+ experiential destinations.


 Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
A premier botanical landmark and cultural attraction featuring exceptional plant collections and gardens, seasonal art- and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of educational opportunities and special events for visitors of all ages.

The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) inspires the scientists, dreamers, and innovators of tomorrow... with 320,000 square feet of science, hands-on fun and engaging activities.


Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Central Ohio's number one attraction and consistently ranked among the best zoos in the U.S., the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is a great destination to see over 9,000 animals!


CAPA operates eight theatres in the heart of downtown Columbus, each with its own charm and amenities. For 40 years, CAPA has brought the best performing artists from all over the world to the communities it serves. Programming genres include jazz, world music, Latin, country/folk, Celtic, comedy, pop, theatre, dance, and family programming.

Columbus Museum of Art

CMA houses art that speaks to diverse interests and styles. With an outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern art, and great opportunities to play and imagine in the Center for Creativity, the museum is well worth exploring.

Hollywood Casino

The area’s only Vegas-style casino with unparalleled amenities from fabulous dining to magnificent nightlife. Enter a world of the hottest gaming action featuring over 2,500 blockbuster slots, over 70 big-time table games, and 36 tables of live poker. Discover non-stop entertainment and sporting action on our endless big screens in o.h., featuring the latest sounds, coolest cocktails and the hottest bands.

Easton Town Center

From Nordstrom and Macy’s to Coach, Apple, Victoria’s Secret, Crate and Barrel, to comedy and movies and more, Easton offers a diverse retail and entertainment mix in an open-air pedestrian friendly setting.