Best Columbus, OH Attractions

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    10. Columbus Zoo

    More than 600 species, including Humboldt penguins and okapi, inhabit these 100 acres along the banks of the Scioto River. Well known for its successful gorilla breeding program and for its extensive reptile...

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    8. Ohio Statehouse

    Completed in 1861, this columned Greek revival-style building and its surroundings of Capitol Square is considered to be one of the most significant architectural accomplishments of the early republic. It features...

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    6. Thurber House

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the home of author James Thurber during his collegiate years, and the setting of many of his most famous short stories. Take a self-guided tour of the first...

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    5. Columbus Museum of Art

    Collections in the museum range from French Impressionists to American Modernists and other late 19th- and early 20th-c American and European modern art, including major works by Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir,...

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    4. Kelton House Museum and Garden

    This charming Victorian-era house, which was built in 1852, now showcases 19th century life in Columbus. Once an important stop on the Underground Railroad, as slaves could stay here and then cross the Erie to Canada...

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    3. Topiary Garden

    This unique exhibit is a detailed topiary re-creation of Georges Seurat's famous "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." It is the only existing topiary interpretation of a painting. James Mason, who...

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    2. Santa Maria

    To commemorate the 500th anniversary in 1992 of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World, city groups and businesses teamed up to moor an authentic, museum-quality replica of the Santa Maria on the banks of the...

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    1. North Market

    Thirty or more merchants set up stands and sell everything from pasta and sauces, produce, flowers, Indian groceries, gift baskets, cookware and coffee. At Gatterdam Eggs, patrons choose their own and pay on the...

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