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Things to Do in Columbus Ohio

Things to Do in Columbus Ohio

We are only minutes from Three Creeks Metro Park and John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Madison Grove Townhomes is located in the South East area of Columbus near Obetz and Groveport. We are about 20 minutes away or less from a variety of desired local destinations around the Greater Columbus area. Our community is located in the Groveport Madison School District and is only a short distance away from several area schools and universities, including Groveport Elementary, Groveport Madison Junior High, Groveport Madison High School, Columbus State Community College, and less than 20 minutes away from The Ohio State University.


The Ohio State University is a public university in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1870, Ohio State University is now the third-biggest university campus in the U.S. OSU is one of the top public research universities in the nation.

In 2019, there were over 6,000 international students at OSU. The Ohio State Buckeyes football team has won eight national championships, most recently in 2014. OH-IO!

 Columbus, OH 43210

The Columbus Clippers are a Minor League Baseball team that has played in the city since 1977. The Clippers have won the championship 11 times and recently won the National Championship Game in 2011.

They were affiliated with the New York Yankees until 2006 and are currently the Cleveland Guardians' farm team. The Clippers have played at Huntington Park since 2009. Columbus Clippers, ring your bells!

 330 Huntington Park Lane Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus Museum of Art has a large collection of late 19th and early 20th-century American and European paintings. The art museum also has folk art, glass art, sculptures, and photography. The museum was created in 1878 and was formerly called the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. The current executive director is Nannette Maciejunes.

 480 E Broad St Columbus, OH 43215

Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a 120-acre public park in Downtown Columbus. The park has walking and biking trails along the Scioto River. In 2003, the city decided to eliminate old industrial buildings at the riverfront and redevelop the area as a park and preserve. The park opened in 2009 after extensive clean-ups.

The area has been popular with birdwatchers even before it became a park. Now the park hosts the annual American Birding Expo.

 400 W Whittier Street Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is an award-winning zoo and aquarium in Powell, OH. The zoo has 7,000 animals and more than 800 species including tigers, penguins, and gorillas.

The zoo was created in 1927. It has been ranked the best zoo in the nation several times. A significant portion of the Columbus Zoo’s reputation is attributed to Zookeeper and former zoo director Jack Hanna.

 4850 W Powell Road Powell, OH 43065


Welcome to flavor-town! Columbus (called Cbus by locals) has an exciting and evolving food scene. Exciting chefs who previously owned food trucks or worked at other restaurants now own their own place. Also, there are ten restaurant chains with headquarters in Columbus, including White Castle, Bob Evans, Donatos Pizza, and Wendy’s. Columbus is a test city for new restaurants and new fast food items before they are released nationally (such as Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco) because Cbus is similar to the demographics of the U.S. Cbus is also the hometown of Guy Fieri.




The Red Chimney Pit Bar-B-Que is a great example of an amazing family business that is worth visiting. The restaurant started back in 1952 and in 1993 they relocated to a larger building. It’s now the third generation of the family running it, and they still keep to the old family recipes that have been pleasing guests for over 60 years.

 817 N Canal St Carlsbad, NM 88220


Restaurant, Tavern

Veritas Tavern serves creative and adventurous dishes. Try the roasted oysters with chili butter or flat iron steak by Chef Silas Caeton. The truth is that Veritas Tavern is full of aspiration and revolution! Check out the fun cocktail menu!

 11 W Gay St Columbus, OH, 43215


Bistro, Restaurant, French

The Refectory Restaurant has been a fine dining experience in Columbus since 1982. The restaurant is led by French chef Richard Blondin. The duck magret and crème brulées are hard to pass up and will make you come back for more. They also have an outstanding wine cellar.

 1092 Bethel Rd Columbus, OH, 43220


Middle Eastern, Restaurant

Nazareth Restaurant has a fun, inviting atmosphere and is a great choice for lunch and dinner. Owner Hany Baransi immigrated to the U.S. from Israel and started the restaurant in 1989. The gyro and hand-cut fries are legendary! They have plenty of vegetarian options as well. The Middle Eastern restaurant has a mural of a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew sitting together.

 5239 N Hamilton Rd Columbus, OH, 43230


Bar, Restaurant, Spanish

Barcelona Restaurant is a Spanish eatery in German Village. They serve a variety of high-quality tapas for their patrons. Chef Jacob Hough oversees the creation of paella mariscos and calamares fritos. Diners can eat outside on the outdoor patio.

 263 E Whittier St Columbus, OH, 43206