Sights & Attractions in Columbus

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Santa Maria Replica
Moored in the Scioto River at Battelle Riverfront...
Nautical Sites Downtown
 
Columbus Metro Parks
The park system includes 14 parks, totaling more...
Parks Columbus
 
Columbus Museum of Art
Four blocks east of the state capitol, this...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Zoo director emeritus "Jungle Jack" Hanna draws...
Zoos / Aquariums Columbus
 
COSI Columbus
More than 18 million people have come through...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
The Dawes Arboretum
Beman and Bertie Dawes founded the arboretum in...
Gardens / Arboretums Newark
 
Doll and Toy Museum
Exhibits, which span from antique dolls to modern...
Museums / Galleries Columbus
 
Franklin Park Conservatory
In the middle of a 90-acre urban park about 2 mi...
Gardens / Arboretums Columbus
 
German Village
German Village, the 233-acre enclave of preserved...
Neighborhoods / Streets German Village
 
Hanby House
An abolitionist, minister, and composer of...
Museums / Galleries Columbus
 
Jack Nicklaus Museum
An homage to Columbus's hometown golf hero, the...
Museums / Galleries Columbus
 
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
The indoor–outdoor concert stage in the Arena...
Arts / Performance Venues Arena District
 
Longaberger Baskets
The giant basket 35 mi east of Columbus is not...
Architectural Sites Newark
 
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
Adjacent to the world headquarters of the...
Museums / Galleries Columbus
 
Motts Military Museum
Exhibits span all periods of military history,...
Museums / Galleries Columbus
 
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
The Ohio Designer Craftsmen present five changing...
Museums / Galleries Columbus
 
Ohio Historical Center
This two-building complex, just past the Ohio...
Museums / Galleries Columbus
 
Ohio State University
The massive presence of Ohio State makes it a...
Educational Institutions Columbus
 
Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Legislature convenes in this 1861 Greek...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Ohio Theater
Across from the State House, the ornate...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown
 
Palace Theater
When opened in 1929, this was a vaudeville house...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown
 
Short North
The Short North arts district on High Street,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Short North
 
Southern Theater
The city's first public building with full...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown
 
Thurber House
James Thurber once reflected, "I have lived in...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
The Topiary Park
Instead of stippled paint, the medium is...
Gardens / Arboretums Downtown
 
Whetstone Park of Roses
Once the American Rose Society Headquarters, the...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Columbus

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