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Things to Do in Columbus Neighborhood

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 in Columbus, OH 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 family-friendly 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.


Top 5 Things to Do in Columbus, OH


1. 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
(614) 292-6446


2. Columbus Clippers

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 previously affiliated with the New York Yankees until 2006, and they are currently the farm team of the MLB team Cleveland. The Clippers have played at Huntington Park since 2009. Columbus Clippers, ring your bells!

330 Huntington Park Lane
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 462-5250


3. Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum in Columbus, OH. It 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


4. Scioto Audubon Metro Park

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
(614) 202-5197

5. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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
(614) 645-3400


Top 5 Amazing Places to Eat in Columbus, OH

Welcome to flavor-town! Columbus 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 10 restaurant chains with headquarters in Columbus including White Castle, Bob Evans, Donatos Pizza, and Wendy’s. Columbus, OH is a test city for new fast food items (such as Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco) and new restaurants because Cbus is similar to the demographics of the U.S. Cbus is also the hometown of Guy Fieri.


G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar

Restaurant, American, $$

G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar is an excellent American restaurant located in German Village. The restaurant does a lot of things well, but their specialty is their amazing pork. They serve shrimp and grits, fish, and vegetarian options. The executive chef is co-owner David Tetzloff.

595 S 3rd St
Columbus, OH, 43215
(614) 464-0575



Veritas Tavern

Restaurant, Tavern, $$

Veritas Tavern serves creatives 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
(614) 745-3864



The Refectory Restaurant

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
(614) 451-9774



Nazareth Restaurant

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 beautiful mural of a Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim sitting together.

5239 N Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH, 43230
(614) 899-1177



Barcelona Restaurant

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
(614) 443-3699



Schools in Columbus, OH

Hamilton Local School District
(614) 491-8044