"Columbus, Ohio, More Than Just a Zoo" Top 5 Page for this destination Columbus by deecat

Columbus Travel Guide: 506 reviews and 852 photos

Delightful Visit to Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio, was a nice surprise for Jill and I because we knew so little about this city, except that it has a world-class zoo. Fortunately, it has way more than a zoo!

We were impressed by all the outdoor art, the Ohio Theatre, the quality restaurants, the various neighborhoods, the parks (especially the Topiary Garden), the beautiful Statehouse, the museums, our hotel, the inside mall right downtown, and, best of all, the incredibly friendly service people and the city residents.

Jill and I styed for two nights, and we were not able to do all that we wished we could. People who say that Columbus is boring must be boring people because there's so much culture, history, and lovely architecture.

Hope you enjoy the photographs and tips about this Ohio State Capital city.

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  • Pros:State Capital, Music & Art, Architecture, Great Food
  • In a nutshell:Columbus combines the old and new with class
  • Last visit to Columbus: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2010 at 2:18 AM

    Superb Columbus travel page with excellent restaurants and shopping tips. Capitol Square, State House and War Memorial look attractive to us. Outdoor art pieces certainly sounds interesting to visit and explore! ~ho & pang

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    Mar 9, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Deaf School Topiary Park, State House, War Memorial: Veterans Plaza, Capitol Square and the Museums are all my kind of places to see. Great page and I so enjoyed it!

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Another winner! Great "hidden photos" and comprehensive tips that certainly help the traveler. Columbus looks like a great place to visit.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    ~ Hi, Dee! Columbus is certainly worth a visit or two! So many nice places that you have lavishly described, my friend! ><>< Thanx ><><

  • jillzi's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Such a jam-packed group of tips with something for everyone. That pizza really looks good. The Old Deaf School Topiary Park is amazing, and I would enjoy the book store for sure.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Another great page. I work for a company headquartered here, so I am looking forward to trying the Sausage Haus.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Great page on the capital of Ohio. I see you have discovered many interesting places - loved the Old Deaf School Topiary Park, the Book Loft and the 'Railroad'. It is a cheering thought that Ohio values not only its veterans but also teachers and firemen.

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    May 15, 2008 at 4:49 AM

    Excellent page (as i would expect of you) - i especially liked the tip about Wendy's. If the seats in there were made of rubber - it could be called Bendy wendy's

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2008 at 4:53 AM

    What a great page Dee. And you got to meet Stephen and Karen. The Hyatt was a perfect place to stay, with most things to see within walking distance. Wonderful restaurant tips. Looks like you & Jill had a great time.

  • Nov 11, 2007 at 5:48 AM

    Unfortunately, the original Wendy's restaurant closed in March 2007. Insufficient business-- Downtown traffic apparently ceased after 5pm and little or nothing on weekends... The memorabilia moved to Wendy's headquarters in Dublin, OH


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