Columbus Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ohio
There is definitely plenty that you can see and do when you visit Columbus, Ohio. One sight to see is the Adena Conical Burial Mound, which is also known as the Campbell Mound State Memorial. It rises to 20 feet in the air and has a 100 foot diameter, and it is also from the period of 1,000 BC to 700 AD. The Ohio Statehouse is located in the downtown area and is the capitol building of Ohio, which was built before the Civil War. There are free tours offered every day for browsing, and the state legislature is still housed here.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center is located in the downtown area, housing Sci-Fi cons, gaming cons, fitness expos, teachers’ association meetings, and just about any kind of big gathering imaginable. There is a Hyatt Regency hotel built into the building, and there are many other hotels that are connected to it via skyway tunnels. Across from the Ohio Historical Society you will find the Columbus Crew Stadium, which is the home of Columbus Crew Soccer. A new stage worth 2 million dollars was installed this year in order to host concerts for big names.
A great place for the kids is the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which has a wonderful collection of species that are endangered, including cheetahs, lowland gorillas, kangaroos, and manatees. The Asia Quest exhibit was recently opened with Pallas cats, sun bears, and Siberian tigers. Another great place to visit is the Franklin Park Conservatory. Here you will see indoor biomes and beautifully sculpted gardens. They host a variety of exhibitions, like the live releases of Blooms & Butterflies every spring, and they also have a Chihuly glass collection.
There are a few museums in Columbus that are worth visiting, but the COSI is the most popular. This museum is amazing, and children never want to leave because of the interactive and fun technology and science exhibits. The building is a huge elliptical building that is located right across from the Scioto River. Two other museums that are worth a visit are the Columbus Museum of Art, which is free on Sundays and has a restaurant as well, and the Ohio Craft Museum, which has five major exhibitions every year and is closed on Saturdays.
Trying to find something to do in Columbus is very easy to do, especially if you go during one of their many festivals. Columbus is a city that likes to party, and the festivals are a reflection of this, not to mention all of the other things that you can do in the city.
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