What tourists can expect to see in Columbus Ohio

As the capital city of Ohio, Columbus is one of the premier destinations to visit in the state. As well a being the capital city, it is also the largest city in Ohio and has a population somewhere in the region of three quarters of a million people. Its size means that there are plenty of attractions which can be enjoyed by both residents of the city and those that visit. Some of the best of these include the following.

Center of Science and Industry

The Center of Science and Industry rates as one of the top attractions in Columbus and can be a great place to spend a day in the city. The center is located at 333 W, Broad Street and is open from Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 12.00pm to 6.00pm. Admission is $14.25 for adults, $9.25 for children aged 2 to 12 and $13.25 for seniors aged 60 or greater. The center offers both children and adults a hands-on experience of science and industry and there are a range of exhibits to enjoy. Some of these include Space where it is possible to experience some of the wonders of the universe, Ocean which displays the mysteries and power of the oceans and how this affects life and also Big Science Park which has a number of activities and displays to enjoy. The center has a number of galleries housing exhibits and there are many to choose from. A visit will provide a full day of enjoyable experiences and there is plenty to keep everyone interested.

Columbus Museum of Art

This is an excellent attraction in Columbus and provides the opportunity to view some fantastic artwork. The museum is located at 480 East Broad Street with the hours of operation being Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, with a late night closing of 8.30 pm on Thursday. The admission fee is affordable at $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students and there is plenty to see on a visit. At any one time the museum will have a number of exhibits ongoing and these showcase a variety of paintings and artwork from the museums collection, as well as traveling exhibitions which can include artwork and performance art. The current exhibits can be viewed at the museums official website and for those that appreciate art a visit to the museum can be one of the highlights of a trip to Columbus.

Ohio Village

The Ohio Village is an open air museum located around 4 miles north of downtown Columbus, just off Interstate-71. The admission fee is $4 per vehicle and the museum is set up to resemble a typical 19th century Ohio Town. It hosts a number of special events which can be visited by the public and in any given month there can be a few events staged. At any of these it is possible to get a taste of what life would have been like for the residents of a 19th century settlement and the museum has an authentic look which is sure to impress anyone that visits. It can be an interesting experience and is one that should be considered on a trip to Columbus.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden

This attraction has been a feature in Columbus for more than 100 years. Originally constructed in the mid 1890’s it is located a couple of miles from downtown Columbus and features a number of gardens and exhibits which cover just under 90 acres of Franklin Park. It can be a relaxing and enjoyable place to spend some time and offers the opportunity to view a wide variety of plant life from local species to more exotic varieties. Admission is $11 for adults and $6 for children aged 3 to 17. It is open every day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Columbus can be an enjoyable destination to visit and it has plenty of attractions to offer both those that live in the city and visiting tourists. The attractions shown above are a few of the best in the city and a visit to one or more of these is sure to bring some wonderful memories of time spent in Columbus.