Brewery District
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 teaches sculpture in Columbus,...  Read More

Brewery District
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 two floors and learn about...  Read More

Located three miles outside the city center, this horticultural landmark originally opened to the public in 1895 and now boasts 90 acres of outdoor green space, 400 plant species, 100 butterfly species, 800 feet of model railroad track, 7,000...  Read More

German Village
German Village

A trip to Columbus would be incomplete without a visit to historic German Village, six blocks south of the Capitol. Stroll through tree-lined, red brick 19th century streets among an array of charming restored homes, shops and galleries and some...  Read More

Brewery District
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 Scioto River. The 77-foot...  Read More

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 and freedom. The home, run...  Read More

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 honor system, a tradition since...  Read More