Welcome to Columbus

Around 7000 students attend Columbus State University, and the local residents and academics champion the local arts. Venues of note include the old (and supposedly haunted) Springer Opera House and Riverside Theatre Complex.

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Columbus activities

$165 Cultural & Theme Tours

VIP Central Park Horse Drawn CarriageTour

Half way through the ride, we stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain followed by a stop at Strawberry Field/John Lennon Memorial. If you want to make a unique and special proposal or celebrate an anniversary, this ride is ideal. We give a long ride along magnificent parts of the park or city (for city, after 11 pm), and give a break so you can propose or celebrate your special occasion.We either let you choose the location where to give a break for the special occasion or if you like, we decide on where to stop for you!  Some other points we pass by are:    John Lennon MemorialThe Wollman Rink CarouselChess & Checker House The Dairy Plaza Hotel 5th Avenue/Upper East Side Literary MallBalto Statue Summer StageBoat Pond The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant Bethesda Fountain Bandshell The Lake Cherry Hill (photo stop) The Bow Bridge The Museum Of Natural History Strawberry Fields Upper West Side Dakota Building Sheep Meadow Tavern On The Green Heckscher Playground Columbus Circle 

$175 Walking & Biking Tours

Columbus 'Short North' Guided Walking Tour with Art, History

The Short North’s name originated as a nickname for an area in decline, an area that had fallen just short of the central business area’s north end, both physically and economically.The Short North is now known for its art galleries, specialty shops, pubs, nightclubs, coffee houses, and a great deal of Ohio History and culture. The Short North is also the home of a number of huge Columbus festivals including the Community Fest (ComFest), Pride Festival, The Doo Dah Parade, Highball Halloween, and monthly Gallery Hops. Signified by the 17 metal archways that are adorned with lights, The Short North is where Columbus once earned the nickname “Arch City.”You walk through one of the most vibrant and trendy areas of the city. You’ll start in Goodale Park, a former staging area for Union Soldiers and the first public park in the city, before strolling down one of the main streets in town. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes only available in this amazing area. You’ll also enjoy the Italian and Victorian Villages where many houses are registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. If time allows and your stomach is growling, we’ll stop by the famous North Market for some incredible samples and maybe lunch.This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to see the local and fashionable side of Columbus as well as some beautiful historic homes. Take the tour during the day in order to plan your activities that night. Bring your cameras and a small appetite as this area is pleasurable for all of your senses. This tour easily combines with the Downtown Walking Tour, the OSU tour, or other Columbus Tours.

$11 Tours & Sightseeing

Self-Guided Columbus Scavenger Hunt

This adventure will take you through the heart of Columbus and get to see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible. Your goal is to race against the clock to finish the hunt as quickly as possible. You will be given a series of clues. Each clue will help you find the next clue. In essence, instead of a scavenger hunt, this is a scavenger race and quest. When you are ready to start your hunt, purchase your tickets, gather your hunting party, and head to the starting location. Participants are not required to reserve a set time in order to begin the scavenger hunt. Once purchase is confirmed, you'll be instructed to visit local supplier website. On the day of your scheduled hunt, the website will be your guide through the city.