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Short North Arts District

Address: 120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-228-8050
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Ranked #8 of 53 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Columbus's version of New York's artsy Soho district, this historic urban neighborhood is filled...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Columbus's version of New York's artsy Soho district, this historic urban neighborhood is filled with boutiques, art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and theaters.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband & I stumbled on this place 30 years ago. Local artist have many works available there from jewelry, wood works, and beautiful hand blown, one of a kind Christmas ornaments. Each year we make a trip there for ornaments for each of our family members which always look forward to receiving them..

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Home to Jeni's Ice Cream (a must stop) and super cute and interesting local shops. I purchased many gifts on my walk around Short North. I think I spent just under two hours before my flight but probably could have spent a few more to really take advantage of this awesome area. Unique and quirky stationary, gifts, fair-traded goods from... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This area is filled with great restaurants and different stores and art galleries. If you want the full experience go to gallery hop. The first Saturday of every month is an event in the short north called gallery hop. There's lots of people and entertainment and the atmosphere is really cool.

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Baltimore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I'm not much of a shopper but I liked walking around this area with its eclectic shops, restaurants and bars. There was a good mix of trendy shops and unfussy older stores. The District is primarily on one street and it's easy to navigate. Touring it on foot is the way to go.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Short North is Cbus's "hip" place to hang out as far as I'm concerned. Great restaurants, bars and local peeps. Good night to go? Glad you asked..First Saturday's of the month Gallery Hop!

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Bedford, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We started walking near the North Market. It was a long cold walk in January but there were lots of cool shops and tons of places to eat. The first Saturday of the month is gallery night. We did not go at night so not sure what all that entail a but it's supposed to be the best time to... More 

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Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There are wonderful, unique galleries and shops in the Short North. Be sure to check out the Pizzuti collection later in the week.

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New Albany, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Short North is located in the center of Columbus. Several shops, five star restaurants, convention center, home to the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena, hotels. All of this is within walking distance. Visit the North Market on Spruce Street. The North Market has several food concessions under one roof from Chocolate to Polish Style Cabbage Rolls.

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Ashland, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We love all the outdoor artwork you can find on the Short North. We enjoy the galleries, art supply stores and of course, Melt!

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Farmington, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you are looking for a nice selection of restaurants and bars, the Short North is for you. While we preferred the area a couple of years ago when it was not quite so trendy, this area is still fun to visit.

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