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What to Do in Columbus: Must See Attractions

Columbus Attractions

Like to be kept busy while you're away? If so, Columbus will be the perfect fit. This state capital has plenty of opportunities when it comes to scrumptious food, exciting adventures and major attractions. Start compiling your must-do list now!

Discover the sights of Columbus with some unique tours & day trips, or get through our list of 29 fun activities in Columbus. We have no booking fees as well as free cancellation, so you can relax and concentrate on planning the perfect vacation.

Things to Do in Columbus with Kids

Columbus has loads of close by fun activities for you and your kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the crew happy for hours.

Free Things to Do in Columbus

There's no need to max out your credit card in Columbus. The following won't cost a red cent.

World's Largest Gavel - If you're eager to explore more of the cultural and artistic side of the region, be sure to pay a visit.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park - Loosen up and add a little excitement to your vacation here.

Rhodes State Office Tower - Architecture enthusiast or not, you're sure to be awed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Ohio Statehouse - Get ready to feel like you've gone back in time while roaming around this historic site.

Columbus Near East Side Historic District - Rub shoulders with the local residents and discover the hidden character and spirit of this delightful place.

North Market - Introduce yourself to a local and find out why many tourists drop by this place.

Columbus Commons - Renew your mind and body by spending a little time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Columbus

Downtown Columbus

The abundant dining options and live music are top of the list for many visitors to Downtown Columbus. A stop by Nationwide Arena or COSI might round out your trip.

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Polaris is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Polaris Fashion Place and Magic Mountain Fun Center while in the area.


German Village

You'll enjoy the restaurants and churches in German Village. You might want to make time for a stop at Schiller Park or Muse Gallery.

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Easton is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Easton Town Center, a top place to visit in the area.


Short North

Short North is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by North Market and Columbus Children's Theatre while in the area.


University District

Travelers come to University District for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Newport Music Hall and Ohio Stadium while you're in town.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Columbus?

If you'd like to discover the best of this place, pencil these attractions into your schedule:

  • Ohio State University
  • Mapfre Stadium
  • COSI
  • Ohio Stadium

What can you do in Columbus for free?

You could store your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these attractions won't cost you a penny:

  • Easton Town Center
  • Polaris Fashion Place
  • Scioto Downs
  • Columbus Commons