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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 Columbus Grand Hotel room. Visit the local 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.

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.

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. and a schedule of upcoming events.

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. 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.

Columbus State College Located eight miles from Columbus Grand Hotel, 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.

Downtown Columbus Downtown Columbus offers a multitude of things to do just 15 minutes from the Columbus Grand Hotel. 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.

Columbus Zoo, Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay Water Park The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a popular Columbus attraction that lies just nine miles from Columbus Grand Hotel. 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 days entertainment in itself, offering a family raft ride, wave pool, lazy river, action river, mat racing, slides and much more.

Easton Town Center Mall/MovieTheatre Offering shopping, dining and entertainment, Easton Town Center is located only six miles from Columbus Grand Hotel. With such easy access, why not go for some shopping, to take in a movie or explore the dining options?

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.

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.

Magic Mountain Fun Center The Magic Mountain Fun Center lies just three miles from Columbus Grand Hotel. 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 childrens playland. Everyone can enjoy a round of laser tag, competing in the go-karts, and bouncing around in the bumper boats.

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.

Nationwide Arena The Nationwide Arena is home to the National Hockey Leagues Columbus Blue Jackets as well as the National Lacrosse Leagues Columbus Landsharks. The arena also offers a wide range of outstanding entertainment events. Find out what Nationwide Arena has going on while you are in town at.

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.

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.

Polaris Fashion Mall/Movie Theatre Polaris Fashion Place is located only minutes from Columbus Grand Hotel. 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.

John Glenn Columbus International Airport. John Glenn Columbus has been in business for almost 80 years. This international airport is conveniently located only 12 miles from Columbus Grand Hotel.

The airport offers a number of onsite services for travelers.

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.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium The recently renovated Veterans 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.