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Stuff To See In Columbus, OH Area?  
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

We may be passing through there in September. Anything we should see in the area?

Note: From there we would be heading northeast to CT, so let me know any points of interest on the way.

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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9373 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

The Columbus Zoo. Made famous, of course by Jack Hannah.

Then there is Franklin Park ... great park and a great conservatory. Also the Chadwick Arboretum is on the OSU campus.

Columbus has quite a vibrant live entertainment scene. So make sure to check if any bands or stage shows might be making appearances. There's the LifeStyles Community Pavilion, Nationwide Arena, Schottenstein Center, Palace Theater, The Ohio Theater, Newport Music Hall, etc.

Once you've seen one glitzy mall you've seen them all, but I always do enjoy swinging through Easton. It's outdoorsy-etc, maybe a good time killer.

There's also just going downtown and hanging out in the neighborhoods .. Short North, Victorian Village, etc. Those are fun to get lost in.

And then of course if you want to go out *out*. Well, there is plenty to do  Smile



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Will you have a car? It's a little bit of a drive (and it'll be west) but if you go to Dayton, they have the National Museum of the United States Air Force...aside from Smithsonian-NASM, it's probably one of the best aviation museums on the planet and has many aircraft that you will not find anywhere else.


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9373 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1332 times:



Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):

that is a good suggestion.
and having a car is also a good way to leave Dayton as soon as you possibly can once you are done with the museum.



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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

If you want to go "off the beaten track", visit Serpent Mound State Park, about 1 1/2 hours south of Columbus.

Serpent Mound preserves a 1/4 mile long Native American mound, in the shape of a snake. The mound is about 4 feet high; due to its length, there are several observation towers so visitors can see it in its entirety. The mound is at least 1,000 years old, and there is no clear explanation for why it was built; park guides are glad to discuss the various theories.

I visited five years ago, when I was in CMH for Airliners International 2003, and I was very glad I made the drive down.



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User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1298 times:



Quoting STLGph (Reply 1):
The Columbus Zoo. Made famous, of course by Jack Hannah.

I had forgotten about that!

Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):
they have the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

That too!

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 4):
Serpent Mound State Park, about 1 1/2 hours south of Columbus.

Wow, never heard of this one.

All great suggestions guys. Thanks!


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Hi,

For good eats : http://www.northmarket.com/
(at least that's also what I look for when I'm travelling)

For some of the best ice cream (creative flavors) I've ever eaten, also in North Market :
http://jenisicecreams.com/02visit.html

My brother ordered me 6 containers of their ice cream for Christmas lol, they disappeared.



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

I went to School at OSU and lived there till last Month...

As Others have mentioned...The Zoo is a really cool place to see, as is the Franklin Park Conservatory.

After that, The Short North and the Arena District are nice places to Eat, Drink and Dance..I really like Martini's and Buca Di Beppo...

Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):
Will you have a car? It's a little bit of a drive (and it'll be west) but if you go to Dayton, they have the National Museum of the United States Air Force...aside from Smithsonian-NASM, it's probably one of the best aviation museums on the planet and has many aircraft that you will not find anywhere else.

Definately Go here, ITS AWESOME...and spend some time around the area, the Wright Bros were from there, so there is much to see. Also, you can get into the R&D and Presidential Hangers, and See the XB-70 and the Presidential 707. and Tacit Blue..Stealth Predecessor.

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 6):
Hi,

For good eats : http://www.northmarket.com/
(at least that's also what I look for when I'm travelling)

Also a Really good place, especially because its on the Cheaper side.

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 6):
For some of the best ice cream (creative flavors) I've ever eaten

JENI'S IS THE BEST....Its in the North Market too...DEFINATELY Eat some...And taste all the type, they have unlimited free samples...I highly Suggest Belgian Milk Chocolate and Pistachio...Amazing.


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