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Landmarks and Attractions in Columbus Ohio

Travel back in time at the Ohio Historical Society's Village, or jet into the future at the Center of Science and Industry. Watch the manatees at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, or get lost in the jungle at the Franklin Conservatory. Columbus has a wealth of things to explore -- drop in to find the ones you want to visit.
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Unique Columbus Museums and Galleries
Columbus is not only a hot spot for sports and gourmet cuisine, it also has a thriving arts scene. Sure everyone knows about the Columbus Museum of Art, but there are other museums that are not as well known. Let's explore them!

5 Free Things to Do in Columbus
Columbus Ohio is a city alive with activity for all of its residents. Some of the best places in Columbus are free including gallery hops, parks, libraries, factory tours and more. Don't miss out of all the great things to do in C-bus!

Columbus Museums Are Worth Your Time
Columbus has Museums to fit every taste. Naturally there are art museums -- the Wexner is internationally known for its contemporary shows -- but we have some surprises, too. There are military museums and history and kids museums and the number one science museum in the nation!

Parks in Columbus Ohio
Columbus is a green city in more ways than one. We have plenty of public green spaces -- Metro Parks, community parks and nearby state parks. They're filled with trails, ponds, activities, and oodles of wildlife. You set the pace and choose the actvities, so a day at one of these Columbus parks is as relaxed or envigorating as you want it to be. And most activites are FREE!

Tours of the Ohio Statehouse
Tours of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Ohio

Columbus Zoo Animals
The graceful and the weird, the awkward and the adorable: Animals portraits from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Central Ohio.

Columbus Center of Sciences and Industry (COSI)
It's no surprise that Parent's Magazine named Columbus' Center of Science and Industry (COSI) the #1 Science Museum in the country. From ancient civilizations to outer space, the deepest oceans, and the tiny crevaces in you skin, COSI) takes you on a hands-on exploration of the wonders of the universe.

Huntington Park -- Home of the Columbus Clippers
Huntington Park is the new home of the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. It's a great field smack in the middle of downtown Columbus.

Columbus Metroparks
Picnics, hiking, photographing, biking, star gazing, skiing, birding -- There's lots to be doing for all ages at Metroparks. Here's the program schedule and facility info for all 15 parks.

Columbus Landmarks 2009 Walking Tours
This year, Columbus Landmarks will promenade groups on 25 walking tours of Central Ohio neighborhoods. Discover where the Civil War camp was, explore the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture of Rush Creek. Programs are led by professionals in architecture, architectural history and related fields.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
You have to love a museum exhibit that highlights a "Knucklehead." But there are plenty of other things to enjoy about the three compact shows at the American Motorcycle Association's Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Buff machines by Arlen Ness, celebrities' machines and riding tales, a photography show of bikes as art -- you don't have to ride to love this tour.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium goes wa-ay beyond lions and tigers and bears. There's a new baby elephant, manatees, bonobos and a host of scaly, crawly, creepy critters. Visit them all and more at our internationally-honored zoo -- it's the cheapest exotic vacation you'll ever take.

Franklin Park Conservatory
Green is always in fashion at the Franklin Park Conservatory. No matter the weather outside, it's always a warm oasis of calm in the varied plantscapes accented by Dale Chihuly’s glass art.

Motts Military Museum
Military vehicles, aircraft, and a Higgins Boat from World War II are on display at Motts Military Museum in Groveport. The Museum, founded in 1987 by Warren E. Motts, includes an exhibit -- complete with car -- on Columbus native and WWI Flying Ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.

Columbus Historical Society - More Than Dust in the Wind
The Ohio Historical Society sounds like a fuddy-duddy place where field trip fun goes to die. In fact, the exact opposite is true. The center, founded in 1990 by a group of passionate Ohio historians, provides tons of free public programs, off-site exhibits, print materials, and more.

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