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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A preservation of Catholic Church art and traditions salvaged from individuals and churches and schools that have closed. as... more » Owner description: A preservation of Catholic Church art and traditions salvaged from individuals and churches and schools that have closed. as well as a large collection of Bibles from 1558 and on, oil paintings, four working pipe organs, statuary, historic vestments from the Holy Land and many other treasures of the Catholic mind and memory. « less
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Ranked #2 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Theaters; Cultural
Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.
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Ranked #3 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant... more » Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages. Current and Upcoming exhibitions include:Bruce Munro: Light: A special evening engagement featuring the light-based works of artist Bruce Munro. On view Wednesday–Friday evenings, September 25, 2013–February 8, 2014. Merry & Bright: The Conservatory's annual holiday celebration featuring festive poinsettia and evergreen displays, a gingerbread competition and special entertainment. November 23, 2013–January 5, 2014. Orchids: An artful and imaginative display of hundreds of orchids in the warm Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. January 11–April 14, 2014. Blooms & Butterflies: The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden. March 8–September 28, 2014. « less
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Ranked #4 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #5 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: In stark contrast to the old-country aura of German Village, Easton is the most modern neighborhood in the city, its... more » Owner description: In stark contrast to the old-country aura of German Village, Easton is the most modern neighborhood in the city, its architecturally contemporary town center drawing shoppers and tourists to an array of nationally and regionally known stores, plentiful restaurants and varied entertainment. « less
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Ranked #6 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Sports Complexes; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

This area of Columbus is just to the north of downtown and features an eclectic blend of galleries, clothing boutiques and restaurants.  The first Saturday evening of every month... more »

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Ranked #9 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Capitol building of Ohio.
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Ranked #10 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and... more » Owner description: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and specialized gardens for herbs, daffodils and perennials. « less
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Known as "COSI," this enormously popular attraction offers all sorts of hands-on exhibits, from conducting your own water... more » Owner description: Known as "COSI," this enormously popular attraction offers all sorts of hands-on exhibits, from conducting your own water experiments to creating a newscast to watching yourself age. Three movie theaters provide enough entertainment variety for the whole family. « less
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Ranked #12 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the present is chronicled inside this architecturally interesting concrete and glass... more » Owner description: The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the present is chronicled inside this architecturally interesting concrete and glass structure, housing a vast collection of artifacts, exhibits on everything from ancient Indian cultures to industrial progress and archives documenting early settlers' daily lives. « less
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Ranked #14 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 59 attractions in Columbus
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Ranked #17 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #19 of 59 attractions in Columbus
A Victorian-era theater now used for Broadway shows.
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Ranked #20 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is recreated in a sculptured evergreen garden featuring... more » Owner description: Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is recreated in a sculptured evergreen garden featuring larger-than-life human figures, animals and boats. « less
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Ranked #21 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #22 of 59 attractions in Columbus
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Ranked #23 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Convention Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to... more » Owner description: A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic preservation, fire safety classes are taught to groups of children and adults. A play area and gift shop are also available. « less
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Ranked #25 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Museums
Owner description: Experience urban life and the decorative arts, as they existed in the second half of the 19th century, through the collection... more » Owner description: Experience urban life and the decorative arts, as they existed in the second half of the 19th century, through the collection of the Sophia and Fernando Cortez Kelton family. « less
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Ranked #27 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Trails; Outdoors
Trail along the river for bikers and runners.
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Ranked #28 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #29 of 59 attractions in Columbus
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
The childhood home of James Thurber.
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Ranked #30 of 59 attractions in Columbus
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