Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio

There are so many things to do in Columbus, Ohio! Discover the many area attractions only minutes from your Days Inn Columbus North hotel room. Visit the local tourist colleges and universities, enjoy shopping, tour museums and see many other Columbus attractions during your stay at our convenient, economical hotel.

From convention center to soccer stadiums, Columbus has an attraction for everyone!
Capital University. Just minutes away from Columbus, Capital University is a residential campus offering 70 student organizations, a strong educational curriculum and active faith. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere of the campus makes it a welcoming place to visit. Go to http://www.capital.edu/ for more information.

Center of Science and Industry - COSI. The Center of Science and Industry has been voted the number one science center in the country for a good reason. This Columbus attraction offers an interactive educational environment focused on opportunities for children and families to learn more about the world around them. It provides a fun way for everyone to learn. Visit http://www.cosi.org for more information.

Columbus Convention Center. The Greater Columbus Convention Center welcomes exhibits, trade shows and events from all over the country. Located in the middle of downtown Columbus, the convention center has won both Prime Site and Inner Circle Awards. Visit http://www.columbusconventions.com/info/ for more information and a schedule of upcoming events. [Top]
Columbus Crew Soccer Stadium. This facility has 22,555 seats to house the many fans of Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. The stadium is also host to many other prime sports events including NFL exhibitions, US Soccer matches and NCAA soccer. Other popular entertainment events include concerts.Visit http://www.crewstadium.com/ for more information and a schedule of upcoming events.

Columbus Museum of Arts. The Columbus Museum of Art houses European and American art as well as contemporary art exhibits and a permanent collection of photography. This historic art museum is also known for its architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit http://www.columbusmuseum.org/view/future.php for more information.

Columbus State College. Located eight miles from the Days Inn Columbus North, Columbus State College is a community college offering many two-year career programs. The small downtown campus is known for its welcoming atmosphere and charm. Visit http://www.cscc.edu/ for more information. [Top]
Downtown Columbus. Downtown Columbus offers a multitude of things to do just 15 minutes from the Days Inn Columbus North. The area is known for its variety of restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs. There are also many festivals and events held at a number of entertainment venues. Visit http://www.downtowncolumbus.com/ for more information.

Columbus Zoo, Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay Water Park. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a popular Columbus attraction that lies just nine miles from the Days Inn Columbus North. Known not only for its amazing animal exhibits but for exciting and entertaining events, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has long been a local favorite. The newly opened Zoombezi Bay Water Park is a day’s entertainment in itself, offering a family raft ride, wave pool, lazy river, action river, mat racing, slides and much more. Visit http://www.columbuszoo.org/ and http://www.zoombezibay.com/ for more information.

Easton Town Center Mall/MovieTheatre. Offering shopping, dining and entertainment, Easton Town Center is located only six miles from the Days Inn Columbus North. With such easy access, why not go for some shopping, to take in a movie or explore the dining options? Visit http://www.eastontowncenter.com/ for more information. [Top]
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Dating back to 1895, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden is a popular showcase for exotic plant collections and special exhibitions. One of the more unusual attractions is a unique collection of work by glass artist Dale Chihuly. Covering 88 acres, the Conservatory is home to 400 species of plants and features over 40 species of palms in the Victorian Palm House. Visit http://www.fpconservatory.org/ for more information.

German Village. This historic community on the south side of downtown Columbus was built by German immigrants in the 1800s. German Village is an individually owned and privately financed neighborhood restoration project that is a popular Columbus attraction. Visit http://www.germanvillage.org/calendar.php for more information.

Magic Mountain Fun Center. The Magic Mountain Fun Center lies just three miles from the Days Inn Columbus North. This family amusement center offers a wide range of family-oriented activities. Try adventure golf, enjoy a large arcade, or let the kids explore the children's playland. Everyone can enjoy a round of laser tag, competing in the go-karts, and bouncing around in the bumper boats. Visit http://www.magicmountainfuncenter.com/ for more information. [Top]
Muirfield Golf Course. Muirfield Village Golf is home to a golf course covering 220 acres. The course has an 18-hole design and includes an 11acre driving range. The Muirfield Gold Course is the official site for the Memorial Tournament held annually here in Columbus. The club also offers two restaurants, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Visit http://www.tccmv.com/ for more information.

Nationwide Arena. The Nationwide Arena is home to the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets as well as the National Lacrosse League's Columbus Landsharks. The arena also offers a wide range of outstanding entertainment events. Find out what Nationwide Arena has going on while you’re in town at http://www.nationwidearena.com/.

Ohio Historical Center. The Ohio Historical Society is a specialized museum that offers a unique combination of award-winning architecture and dramatic displays. Explore all of their historical collections, programs and events in downtown Columbus. Visit http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/c09/more information. [Top]
Ohio State Fairgrounds. The Ohio State Fairgrounds, also known as the Ohio Exposition Center, is a major attraction in Columbus, Ohio. The site is host to more than 175 year-round events and entertainment. From antique shopping to boxing, there is something to interest everyone at this multipurpose venue. Goodguys Car Show in July, Ohio State Fair in August and the Quarter Horse Congress in October are the largest attractions at the Expo Center. Visit http://www.ohiostatefair.com/ for more information.

Polaris Fashion Mall/Movie Theatre. Polaris Fashion Place is located only minutes from the Days Inn Columbus North. This mall is considered to be one of the foremost shopping destinations in Columbus. Offering a full range of concierge services onsite, the mall features more than 150 specialty stores as well as six premier anchor stores. Visit http://www.polarisfashionplace.com/ for more information.

Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). Port Columbus has been in business for almost 80 years. This international airport is conveniently located only 12 miles from the Days Inn Columbus North.

The airport offers a number of onsite services for travelers. Visit http://www.port-columbus.com/home.html for more information. [Top]
Riverside Hospital. The well-respected Riverside Methodist Hospital is a faith-based not for profit hospital in Columbus that is home to three specialty units. Their focus is on Adult and pediatric Care, Intensive Care and Coronary Care. Visit http://www.ohiohealth.com/homeriverside.cfm?id=320&fr=true for more information.

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. The recently renovated Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium hosts a number of events from bridal shows to bodybuilding competitions. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic draws a crowd of over 35,000 each year. The venue is also host to many concerts and festivals. Visit http://www.fcvm.com/ for more information. [Top]
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