Ohio
Columbus
Columbus The Essential
Ohio's capital city, Columbus marks the approximate center of the state. Located on the banks of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, the city was named for Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus; a full-size replica of his flagship the Santa Maria is docked downtown and serves as a history museum of Columbus' day. This is a lively city, combining a strong preservationist ethic with forward-thinking development. In the Brewery District, old brick warehouses have been converted into clubs and brewpubs while German Village preserves some 233 acres of mid-19C residences. The Ohio State University, with almost 60,000 students, boasts one of the largest enrollments in the nation.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Columbus
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art
Founded in 1878, the museum has amassed
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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Ohio's premier science and industry
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Wexner Center for the Arts
Wexner Center for the Arts
The Wexner Center for the arts is the
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Topiary Garden of Columbus
Topiary Garden of Columbus
Two blocks south of the Columbus Museum
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