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Best things to do in Columbus

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Lake
“Indoor/outdoor mall. Filled with any store imaginable including high end designers. Lots of great restaurants too. Kids love to play on the splash pads! ”
98local recommendations
Art Museum
“About 1 mile way and well worth the trip!! You'll see a great permanent collection as well as some world class traveling exhibits. ”
69local recommendations
Garden
“Beautiful blooms and Butterfly Garden. Large outdoor Children's Garden play area. Several exhibitions and events throughout the year.”
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Deli/Bodega
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“Lots to explore in this artsy, trendy neighborhood and you are right in the heart of it!”
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Market
“Amazing local market with all sorts of vendors! Go there to walk around then grab lunch. Make sure to get Jenis ice cream too!”
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Zoo
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“HUGE Nationally Recognized Zoo, where Jungle Jack Hannah is the current emeritus. ”
49local recommendations
Science Museum
“Science and Industry Museum. You should definitely get here when it opens. Lots of activities and exhibits. You could spend all day in here!”
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Park
“My favorite park in Columbus. Walk the loop around the park (1 mile). Visit the pond and fountain, play tennis, or take the kids to the playground. Also right next to short north arts district so grab a bite to eat after!”
50local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Great for indoor shopping, food, entertainment. Typically less busy than Easton.”
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Neighbourhood
“Historic neighborhood with brick paved streets, beautiful homes and a trove of fantastic restaurants and shops. Spend an afternoon strolling around, lots of hidden gems to be discovered.”
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University
“Of course if you're a college football fan, you must experience an Ohio state Buckeyes football game. Not quite anything like it. Roughly a 75 min drive on the highway”
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College Football Field
“Are you visiting Columbus to attend a football game? Whether you are routing for the Buckeyes or the opposing team, the Ohio Stadium is an experience to behold. ”
28local recommendations
Bookstore
“I read A LOT of books; check out our library in living room. This store's variety (30 different rooms,) hours (open until 10:00 pm EVERY night, & charm are worth the shopping trip”
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Restaurant
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“GREAT for elegant dining!! Food is continental and always done well. Has the #1 outdoor dining patio in Columbus”
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Stadium
“Home to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Great for a date night. The arena also hosts a number of other shows and concerts.”
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Park
“The 2nd oldest park in the city of Columbus - Located in the nearby historic German Village. Pond, tennis court, picnic areas, and more.”
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