• Alison Schmidt

Places to Visit - Columbus

Being the state capital of Ohio, Columbus has more to do than most mid-western cities. From food and art to shopping and sports, there is something for everyone! The E.V. Bishoff Company started here in 1966, so we like to think of ourselves as experts in all things Columbus. Whether visiting family, relocating your business, or you're a local looking for something to do this weekend, you've come to the right place.


1. COSI - Center of Science & Industry

COSI is a fantastic place to visit for people of all ages. Open every day from 10 am - 5 pm, you'll have plenty of time to view all of the exhibits, get your hands dirty, and grab some lunch. In addition to their classic exhibits, there's an array of featured exhibits to keep things fresh. This summer you can explore the brain of Jim Henson in the Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. You can also unleash your inner archaeologist in the Dinosaur Gallery brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History. Basic tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children under 12 years old.


If you're looking to ditch the kids, then COSI After Dark is right up your alley. These events are 21+ only and feature hands-on experiences with the added benefit of catered food and local beer. Upcoming themes for the summer include Summer Camp, Dinosaurs, Throwback Thursday, and Brewing and Distilling. Tickets run for $18 in advance for non-members.


Link to website: https://cosi.org/





2. North Market

North Market is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat while simultaneously supporting over 35 small businesses. Since 1876, North Market has been serving the community and its visitors. Open seven days a week, you can get anything from homemade pasta to flowers, or fresh fish. Some vendors include Destination Donuts, Dos Hermanos, Hot Chicken Takeover, Market & Boar, and Nida's Sushi & Thai. Every weekend you can stop by for their original farmer's market. Onsite parking is available for a low price.


Link: https://www.northmarket.com/





3. CMOA - Columbus Museum of Art

After recent multi-million dollar renovations, the Columbus Museum of Art continues to be one of the crown jewels of Columbus. On top of adding 50,000 square feet, the museum managed to recycle over 95% of construction materials. Their galleries feature art from the late nineteenth century, early twentieth-century from America and Europe, in addition to contemporary art, folk art, glass, and photography.

With free admissions on Sundays, CMOA should always be on your travel itinerary.


Link: http://www.columbusmuseum.org/





4. Downtown Art Walk

Columbus Art Walks are self-guided tours via maps and audio throughout several aspects of Columbus. The maps will guide you through downtown while pre-recorded audio messages will educate you about each piece of art. To access the audio for each site, you'll need to call the number listed below and enter the three-digit number that corresponds with each piece of art. The majority of art walks are accessible and flat.


Phone Number: (614) 645-1260

Link: https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Healthy-Places/Columbus-Art-Walks/





Do you have any favorite places around Columbus? Let us know in the comments or email us at marketing@evbco.com!

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