Top things to do

Museum in Columbus

COSI Columbus

COSI Columbus has been a popular science and industry museum for forty years. Exhibits range across subjects as space, the ocean and gadgets and provide plenty of scope for people of all types to find something to l…
Museum in Columbus

Ohio Historical Center

The Ohio Historical Center has been changed from a fusty relic house to an interactive museum. For those planning to tour the Hopewell Indian sites, a visit is invaluable. After your serious research, you can join t…
in Columbus

Blue Danube

The D'ube's neon-lit booths (and cheap beer) endure as a campus favorite. Meals are late-night booze-absorbers, like gravy-smothered fries and gyros.
German in Columbus


In German Village, shovel in Old Country staples like sausage and schnitzel, but save room for the whopping half-pound cream puffs. Oompah bands play Wednesday to Saturday.
Arts Center in Columbus

Wexner Center for the Arts

The campus arts center offers cutting-edge art exhibits, films and performances.
American in Columbus


This teeny restaurant in German Village serves rustic, locally sourced fare.
Market in Columbus

North Market

Local farmers' produce and prepared foods; seek out the renowned Jeni's Ice Cream.
Hotel in Columbus

Red Roof Inn

Located in the Arena District, it's not bad as far as the chain goes. Parking is $10.
Football in Columbus

Ohio Stadium

The Ohio State Buckeyes pack a rabid crowd into legendary, horseshoe-shaped Ohio Stadium for their games, held on Saturdays in the fall. Expect 102,000 extra partiers in town.
Hockey in Columbus

Nationwide Arena

The pro Columbus Blue Jackets slap the puck at downtown's big arena.