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Short North Arts District

120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-8050
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Ranked #7 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Traveler Description: This area of Columbus is just to the north of downtown and features an eclectic blend of galleries, clothing boutiques and restaurants.  The first... more »
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Dublin, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There is always something interesting to see at Gallery Hop. A great spot to take friends visiting Columbus.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Love the galleries and restaurants here especially the Happy Greek and the North Market. Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream always has something interesting and different that I love to sample in the North Market, Easy to find something to do here.

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great art galleries, shops, restaurants and lots of unique items. Even though there isn't really a bad time to go, but the first Saturday of the month there is the "Gallery Hop" and stores are open late. They have street vendors, musicians, artists and street performers. If you like up-cycled (repurposed) items, there is even a shop for that. The... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is the best walking area! Every other door is a bar or restaurant, and great boutiques. Always something to see and eat and drink. Love it!

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Short North is the coolest part of Columbus...full of great art galleries; some of the best restaurants and coffee houses in the city; great street traffic; diversity of all kinds is welcome and accepted; cool shops for gifts, clothing, candles, and kitchen ware; whoever you are, you are welcome here.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
32 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stop by Big Fun toy store and be blown away by both the selection, and the nostalgia it will induce. Though, it is a bit dusty in there and it might trigger your allergies if you are sensitive.

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Marshallville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

lots of shops, places to eat. Make sure to feed meter if parking at one or you will get a ticket. Safe part of town to walk in.

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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There is always something fun going on in the Short North- but my biggest complaint is parking. There is never anywhere to park. Traffic gets jammed and is usually solid, standing still lines on High street. There is always a lot of people which is good and bad. Great shopping- bars, restaurants, but you have to really want to put... More

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Brandon, FL, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Nice, relaxed artsy district. A lot of variety in shops, restaurants and bars. Everyone extremely friendly.

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Fort Wright, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Short North is a very cool little artsy part of Columbus. There are lots of unique small shops as well as restaurants and bars along the strip worth checking out. It's also nice to just stroll along the strip and check out the architecture.

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