Explore plenty to see and do in West Columbus—sports teams, shopping, and popular sights like Hollywood Casino.

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Top Hotels in West Columbus

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Econo Lodge Columbus
2 out of 5
920 N Wilson Rd, Columbus
$62/night
Aug 12 - Aug 13
2.7/5 (77 reviews)
Clean and nice

"Clean and nice."…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019

Econo Lodge Columbus
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WoodSpring Suites Columbus Urbancrest
2.5 out of 5
3205 Centerpoint Drive, Grove City
$100/night
Jul 26 - Jul 27
3.6/5Good! (87 reviews)
meh

"The room was clean, but loud. There were some people near our room who were yelling profanities at their children when we were getting settled in. The beds were uncomfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

WoodSpring Suites Columbus Urbancrest
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Magnuson Grand Columbus North
3 out of 5
888 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus
$66/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
3.1/5 (1,948 reviews)

"The room was very clean and the indoor pool is huge."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Magnuson Grand Columbus North
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Columbus Grand Hotel & Banquet Center
3 out of 5
1212 E. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus
$49/night
Jul 23 - Jul 24
3/5 (919 reviews)

"It was clean n nice... Good for my son to sleep...............,......."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Columbus Grand Hotel & Banquet Center
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The Varsity Inn
2 out of 5
1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus
$64/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
3.4/5Good! (2,315 reviews)

"We stay here frequently- if we can’t get in at the Ronald McDonald House for our daughters appointments at Nationwide, we always book a room here. The staff is great- love that there’s a drive thru to check in. Very clean, accommodating, close to shopping/food, and cheap! We have never had a problem ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

The Varsity Inn
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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus - Worthington
2 out of 5
7480 North High Street, Columbus
$56/night
Aug 4 - Aug 5
4/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"We stayed here for three nights , my children and I. This was my third trip to Ohio ( plan on relocating here at the beginning of next year ) I was impressed with the quality of the rooms especially since the price was the cheapest I’ve paid thus far. Truly enjoyed our stay and we’ll definitely be ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus - Worthington

Popular things to do in West Columbus

COSI
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COSI

There’s always more to discover in this innovative science adventure center, complete with giant 3-D digital screen and hundreds of fun-filled activities.

Columbus Museum of Art
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Columbus Museum of Art

See some masterpieces or make one of your own at this interactive and educational museum, complete with modern masters, a sculpture garden and creative workshops.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Have the African jungle, the Australian outback and the wildlife of the world at your fingertips at this acclaimed city zoo.

Ohio Theatre
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Ohio Theatre

This theater is the gold-and-red velvet crown of Ohio, featuring exciting musicals and concerts on its lavish Baroque-style stage.

Palace Theatre
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Palace Theatre

Combine a French palace’s interior with a landmark art deco building and you have Columbus’ favorite historic vaudeville venue, transformed into a modern theater.

Ohio Statehouse
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Ohio Statehouse

After visiting Ohio Statehouse, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Columbus. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top activities in West Columbus

Operation City Quest of Columbus, OH
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Operation City Quest of Columbus, OH

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

3Quest Challenge of Columbus, OH
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3Quest Challenge of Columbus, OH

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app.

Crazy Dash of Columbus, OH
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Crazy Dash of Columbus, OH

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Columbus
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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Columbus

$8

Turn Columbus into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Columbus, OH
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Columbus, OH

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Vacation Photographer in Columbus
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Vacation Photographer in Columbus

$44

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Other neighborhoods in Columbus

Downtown Columbus
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Downtown Columbus

Theaters, Live Music, Entertainment

The Downtown Columbus neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its festivals. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the theater scene and live music.

Polaris
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Polaris

Luxury, Sports, Shopping

Polaris is a welcoming, upscale neighborhood with convenient options for bars and restaurants. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the shopping and theater scene.

Easton
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Easton

Shopping, Temples, Luxury

Easton is a welcoming, upscale neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Short North
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Short North

Culture, Dining, Urban

Short North is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants and bars. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the art scene and shopping.

University District
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University District

Universities, Live Music, Sports

The University District neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the live music and theater scene.

Arena District
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Arena District

Live Music, Theaters, Dining

A welcoming neighborhood, Arena District offers a variety of options for restaurants. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the live music and theater scene.