Ohio's capital is a friendly city of sleek, modern high-rises and century-old buildings along the banks of the Scioto River. The city's attractions range from a rich visual and performing arts scene to a renowned zoo, exciting sports, fine restaurants, and enough specialty shops, outlets, and malls to satisfy even the most avid of browsers and buyers. Add to this a special-events calendar that rivals that of any other city its size, and you'll never lack things to do in Columbus.
Highlights include the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) on the west bank of the Scioto River; the Columbus Museum of Art; three historic downtown theaters (the Ohio Theatre, the Palace, and the Great Southern); the Columbus Zoo; Zoombezi Bay water park; the Columbus Metro Parks and City of Columbus Parks; and a wide range of festivals and cultural events.
Local concert and performance facilities include the Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State campus, as well as Nationwide Arena and numerous other local venues.
Sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of professional and collegiate sports, including the Ohio State Buckeyes; the Columbus Crew (major league soccer); Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL hockey); and the Columbus Clippers (AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals).
For more information about all Columbus has to offer, check out the following video from the Ohio State University Medical Center, or visit the links below.