Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden and home to the iconic John F. Wolfe Palm House. The Conservatory is located two miles from downtown. The 13-acres Franklin Park Conservatory features Conservatory building, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden and the Grand Mallway. It includes more than 400 plant species in various global biomes: Himalayan Mountains, Tropical Rainforest, Desert, and Pacific Island Water Garden.
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) is a science museum and research center. The museum features 300+ interactive experiences, nine galleries, live shows, kidspace exhibit, and Planetarium. It has seven main exhibit areas: Ocean, Energy Explorers, Space, Progress, Gadgets, Life, and the American Museum of National History Dinosaur Gallery. The COSI Planetarium is the largest in Ohio with all new digital projection.
Located near Powell, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 800 species. The zoo features six distinct regions: Australia and the Islands, Congo Expedition, Shores, Asia Quest, North America, and Heart of Africa. The zoo includes Grand Carousel, North America Train Ride, Camel Ride, Island Boat Ride, Pony Ride, Polar Playground, 4-D Theater, and more fun rides.
Located in downtown, Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) collection includes late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern works of art. The exhibit includes American Art, European Art, Folk Art, and Photography. The Museum houses the largest collections of works by Columbus born artists Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Elijah Pierce, and George Bellows.
Address: 59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 463-9664
Ohio Statehouse is the state capitol building located on Capitol Square in Downtown. It is a Greek Revival style building that features a central recessed porch with a colonnade of a forthright and primitive Greek Doric mode. The Statehouse has many large scale artworks on the grounds of the building. Free guided tours are offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Located on Capitol Square in Downtown, Ohio Theatre is known as the "Official Theatre of the State of Ohio". The historic performing arts center is known for world class concerts and performances throughout year. It is one of the nation's finest grand theater designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb. It's lush interior features Spanish-Baroque architecture with 2,791 seat and 21-foot-high chandelier.
Located in downtown, Scioto Mile comprised of parks and trails stretching along the waterfront. It is known for annual festival celebrations including Columbus Arts Festival, the Columbus Caribbean Festival, Columbus Food Truck Festival, and Earth Day celebrations. The 175 acres riverfront area connecting downtown to the Scioto River includes parks, boulevards, bikeways and pedestrian paths. The nine parks part of the integrated system are: Alexander AEP Park, Battelle Riverfront Park, Bicentennial Park, Dorrian Green, Genoa Park, McFerson Commons, North Bank Park, Scioto Audubon Metro Park, and the Scioto Mile Promenade.
Located in downtown, Topiary Park was a campus for adjacent Deaf School. Topiary Garden in Old Deaf School Park is a 9.2-acre public park and garden. Topiary Garden is a living recreation of Georges Seurat's famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte. Topiaries trimmed into shapes of people, boats, and animals attracts visitors throughout year. Admission to park is free and it is open daily from dawn to dusk. Park activities include walking and picnicking.
Address: 7925 High St, Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 847-9477