STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9710 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1912 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
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N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1900 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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WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2369 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1878 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.
BlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1817 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1849 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.