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Columbus

Country
United States
State
Ohio
City
Columbus Grove
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

  • Port Columbus International Airport, 4600 International Gateway, , Port Columbus is served by all the major airlines, with direct flights to most major American cities. Aside from rental cars, the airport can also be reached by the #92 bus, or by taxi. A taxi ride to downtown is only 10 minutes and will cost approximately $25. Depending on your schedule and where you are connecting to, it may be worthwhile to check flights to Dayton as well, as they are often cheaper.  
  • Rickenbacker International AirportPassenger Charter Terminal/2241 John Circle Dr.

By car

  • Major highways include I-71 & Rte. 315 (north and south), I-70 & I-670 (east and west), and the outer-belt, I-270. US Routes 33, 23, and 40 also converge downtown.

By bus

  • Greyhound Station, 111 East Town St, Hours: 24 hours a day.
  • Megabus Service to Columbus from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Chicago. Fares start at $1. Buses arrive and depart downtown Columbus near the northwest corner of Nationwide Boulevard and High Street. Buses also serve Ohio State University from a stop at the Ohio Union building on the west side of the intersection of High Street and 12th Avenue.
Key places to visit
Columbus Museum of Art, Inniswood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Amphitheatre, Jerome Schottenstein Center , Newport Music Hall


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Places to Visit

Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Formed in 1878 as the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, it was the first art museum to register its charter with the state of Ohio.

The museum had historically focused on European and American art up through the early modern period, but in recent years has branched into more contemporary art exhibits and a permanent photography collection.

Highlights of its permanent collection include early Cubist paintings by Picasso and Juan Gris, and works by Boucher, Ingres, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Edward Hopper, and Norman Rockwell. The Museum also has a substantial collection of paintings by Columbus native George Bellows. Its photography collection includes works by Berenice Abbott and Eugene Atget.

Most of the Museum's galleries are traditionally decorated, with walls of various colors rather than the stark white cubes of contemporary galleries. Those rooms housing pre-19th century European paintings have been hung in the old "salon style", with the walls covered by paintings hung directly above and next to one another, rather than spaced apart in single rows

 

Inniswood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

The Inniswood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (123 acres), more commonly known as Inniswood Metro Gardens, is a botanical garden and nature preserve located at 940 South Hempstead Road in Westerville, Ohio. It is open daily without admission fee. It is part of the Metro Parks system of Columbus, Ohio.

The garden site was first established as the 37-acre (150,000 m2) estate of sisters Grace and Mary Innis. They gave their home and land to Metro Parks in 1972.

The garden now contains more than 2,000 plant species, including collections of conifers, daffodils, daylilies, hostas, and theme gardens (Biblical, herbal, medicinal, rose, and woodland rock garden). Plantings include peony, bearded iris, daylilies, and naturalized daffodils. Woodland trails are lined with wildflowers.

 

Amphitheatre

An amphitheatre is an open-air venue used for entertainment and performances. There are two similar, but distinct, types of structure for which the word 'amphitheatre' is used: Amphitheatres built by the ancient Romans were large central performance spaces surrounded by ascending seating, and were commonly used for spectator sports; these compare more closely to modern open-air stadia. They were given this name because their shape resembled that of two theatres joined together. Modern amphitheatres (incorrectly so named, but the word has come to be used in this sense) are more typically used for theatrical or concert performances and typically feature a more traditionally theatrical-style stage with the audience only on one side, usually at an arc of less than a semicircle; these compare more closely to the theatres of ancient Greece, and have been more commonly built throughout history as performance spaces. Amphitheatres are typically man-made, though there are also geological formations used in the same manner which are known as natural amphitheatres. Special events and games were held in ancient Roman amphitheatres, such as the gladiator games.

The term derives from the ancient Greek amphi-, meaning "around", or "on both sides" and théātron, meaning "place for viewing"

 

Jerome Schottenstein Center

The Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center is a multi-purpose arena, located on the campus of Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It was the main entertainment arena in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area until the Nationwide Arena opened in 2000.

The arena opened in 1998 and is currently the largest in the Big Ten Conference. It is home to Ohio State Buckeyes basketball and men's ice hockey teams. Previously, the basketball teams played at St. John Arena, while the ice hockey team played at the OSU Ice Arena. The arena is named for Jerome Schottenstein, of Columbus, late founder of Schottenstein Stores Corp. and lead benefactor of the project.

Ohio State ranked 18th in the nation in average attendance (15,390) for the 2005–06 season.

The music video for Carrie Underwood's 2010 hit "Undo It" was filmed at the arena.

 

Newport Music Hall

The Newport Music Hall is a music venue located at 1722 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, across the street from the Ohio Union of the Ohio State University. It is "America's Longest Continually Running Rock Club".Newport Music Hall was formerly known as the State Theater and, in the 1970s, as the Agora Ballroom. The hall seats around 1200 and most of the original decor is intact. It is one of the many music venues on High Street in Columbus. In the past, they have had indoor and outdoor events. Tickets are sold at the Newport box office (open at noon on show days).

Newport was the last American venue at which John Lee Hooker performed before his death in 2001[citation needed].

Concerts and venues are managed by PromoWest

Right Time to Visit

January - February
November - December

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