Attractions in Columbus

If you're looking for an activity to occupy a day or a weekend, Columbus has attractions for every interest. These activities are located within or close to city limits, and they provide a great outlet for those looking to experience something new.
Check out the links below to discover more about the most popular Columbus-area activities and attractions.

The Columbus Zoo
One of the nation's most renowned zoos (the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium), one of the nation's most renowned zoo directors (Jack Hannah), and many of the nation's most popular animals (gorillas, manatees, and other special visitors) call Columbus home.

Officially the Center of Science and Industry, COSI's first and largest location is in Columbus; its interactive exhibits and hands-on learning make it a great activity for kids and adults.

The Ohio Historical Society
As a nonprofit organization, OHS strives "to promote a knowledge of archaeology and history, especially in Ohio." The displays and exhibits are located at their easily accessible museum.

Santa Maria
A replica of the famous 15th-century sailing ship gently rocks in the tide of the Scioto River. The Santa Maria was delivered in time for Centennial festivities in 1992, but is now open for tourists and for business parties.

The Olentangy Indian Caverns
The Wyandotte Indians used these caverns as a safe haven from weather and enemies. You can use them to reconnect with Native American history and tradition.

Wyandot Lake
Located next to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is currently closed for the 2007 season and is being renovated by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the 2008 season.

Nationwide Arena
Home to the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets and the NLL Landsharks, Nationwide Arena also plays host to a variety of concerts, family events, team sports, sporting events, and special engagements.

Nationwide Children's Staff share their opinion on

  1. The Columbus Zoo
  2. The Columbus Museum of Art
  3. Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
  4. Any Sporting Event
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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