100 Fun Things To Do In Columbus

Being the capital of Ohio, there are plenty of fun things to do in Columbus. Find landmarks like The Santa Maria and LeVeque tower to Art Museums, Restaurants, bars, breweries, and more exclusively here at Fundreds.

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Easton Town Center

Take a day or two and visit your favorite shops at the Easton Town Center

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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Be surrounded by nature’s beauty and man-made work of art at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Ohio Theater

Spend an evening listening to classical tunes by the Columbus Symphony Ochestra at the Ohio Theater

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Ohio Stadium

Cheer on the Buckeyes at the Ohio Stadium

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North Market

See the freshest produce from local farmers at the North Market

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Short North Arts District

Participate in Gallery Hop, a legendary tradition at the Short North Arts District

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German Village

Take a stroll at brick streets and see houses made of brick at the German Village

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Huntington Park

Watch the Columbus Clippers play ball at Huntington Park

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Nationwide Arena

Catch exciting live events at the Nationwide Arena

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OSU’s Oval

Take a walk at OSU’s Oval

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COSI

Explore the wonders of science at COSI

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Ohio Statehouse Souvenir Shop

Tour the Ohio Statehouse and buy from the souvenir shop

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Whetstone Park Rose Garden

Admire the rose garden at Whetstone Park

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Arena District

Check out the shops and restaurants at the Arena District

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Ohio History Center

Learn about Columbus and Ohio’s rich history at the Ohio History Center

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Scioto Mile

Act silly and play with friends at the fountains at Scioto Mile

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Polaris Fashion Place

Find the latest trends at Polaris Fashion Place

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Ohio State Fair

Ride the ferris wheel at the Ohio State Fair

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Shadowbox Live

Have a laugh on comedy night at Shadowbox Live

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MAPFRE Stadium

Watch hometown favorite Columbus Crew and other clubs play at MAPFRE Stadium

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Schiller Park

Find the Umbrella Girl at Schiller Park

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Jerome Schottenstein Center

Catch your favorite band in concert at Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center

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Columbus Food Adventures

Sign up with the Columbus Food Adventures tour and satisfy your food cravings

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Columbus Museum of Art

Attend an exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art

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Greater Columbus Convention Center

See what’s happening at the Greater Columbus Convention Center

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Southern Theater

Watch a play at the historic Southern Theater

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Palace Theater

Have an enchanting night at the Palace Theater

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Topiary Park

See George Seurat’s famous painting come to life at the Topiary Park

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Goodale Park

Pick a quiet spot to read a book at Goodale Park

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Nut Company

Go nuts at Krema Nut Company

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Worlds largest gavel

Spot the world’s largest gavel

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Book Loft

Navigate 32 rooms of books at the Book Loft

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Wexner Center for the Arts

Appreciate works of contemporary artists at the Wexner Center for the Arts

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Old German Brewing District

Find the “king” of the Old German Brewing District

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The LC

Sing with the crowd while watching your favorite band at the LC

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Lincoln Theatre

See who’s performing next at the Lincoln Theatre

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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Spend an afternoon in a museum full of comic art at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

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Victorian Village

Travel back in time and admire the architecture of the old houses at Victorian Village

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The Scareatorium

Be afraid, be very afraid at the ScareAtorium

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Glass Axis

Learn how to create your own glass ball at the Glass Axis

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Watershed Distillery

Take a tour of the Watershed Distillery and find out how spirits are produced

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Northstar Cafe

Meet up a friend for brunch at the Northstar Cafe

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Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Try vegan or stick with all beef at Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

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Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails

Unwind at the Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails

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Inniswood Metro Gardens

Find your zen at the Inniswood Metro Gardens

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Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Have a smoking cocktail at the Grass Skirt Tiki Room

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Get a scoop or two at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

See a flamingo and other amazing animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Schmidt’s

Savor authentic German food at Schmidt’s

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Katzinger’s Delicatessen

Have a scrumptious lunch at Katzinger’s Delicatessen

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Thurman’s Cafe

Grab a bite at Thurman’s Cafe

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Pistacia Vera

Indulge in tasty desserts from Pistacia Vera

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Metal Whistle Tour

Take a tour of the only metal whistle manufacturer in the US

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Black Wing Shooting Center

Head up north and practice your aim at the Black Wing Shooting Center

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CoGo Bike

Explore the city while riding a CoGo Bike

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Columbus Arts Festival

Discover the works of local as well as nationally acclaimed artists at the Columbus Arts Festival

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Columbus Commons

Hang out with the family at Columbus Commons

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Dublin Irish Festival

Travel north and attend the Dublin Irish Festival

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Early Television Museum

See the evolution of TV at the Early Television Museum

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Barnes & Noble in Easton

Find out what’s on the best seller’s list at Barnes & Noble in Easton

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Arnold Sports Festival

Watch as the strongest men on flex their muscles at the Arnold Sports Festival

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Columbus Marathon

Have your picture taken as you cross the finish line at the Columbus Marathon

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Basi Italia

Make a dinner reservation at Basi Italia

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Short North District

Spot the graffiti and other public art at Short North district

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Mona Lisa’s mural

Find Mona Lisa’s mural

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Short North

Locate all 17 arches in Short North

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James Thurber

Take a self-guided tour and celebrate the life and works of James Thurber

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Hyatt Indoor Pool

Check in at the Hyatt and take a swim in the indoor pool

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Mirror Lake

See beautiful reflections at Mirror Lake

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Alum Creek

Have a nice picnic at Alum Creek

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Jack Nicklaus Museum

Know more about golf and Jack’s life and career at the Jack Nicklaus Museum

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Ulysses S. Grant's House

Visit the house where Ulysses S. Grant grew up in

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Hoover Reservoir

Take a hike at Hoover Reservoir

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Scioto River

Admire the city skyline while walking along the Scioto River

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Zoombezi Bay

Have fun under the sun at Zoombezi Bay

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Magic Mountain

Be a kid again and ride a bumper car or drive a go-kart at Magic Mountain

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Cooper’S Hawk

Enjoy good food and excellent wine selection at Cooper’s Hawk

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16-Bit

Have a drink with your friends at 16-Bit, an arcade themed bar

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Hollywood Casino

Place your bets at the Hollywood Casino

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Air Force Museum

See if you have what it takes to fly the interactive simulator at the Air Force Museum

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Columbus Brew Adventures

Take the Columbus Brew Adventures tour and sample the local brews and food

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Cup o Joe

Get your caffeine fix at Cup o Joe

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Buckeye Donuts

Satisfy your late night cravings at Buckeye Donuts

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Stauf's

Start your morning right and have a cup at Stauf’s

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Marcella’s

Find out why the Melted Pecorino Cheese is a must try at Marcella’s

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Taste of Belgium

Sink your teeth into authentic Belgian waffle at Taste of Belgium

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Wholly Craft

Shop for a souvenir from Wholly Craft or learn to make your own

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

Look for your favorite food trucks at the Columbus Food Truck Festival

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Gordon Biersch

Have a quick bite at Gordon Biersch before watching the game

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COTA

Take the COTA and explore city

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Scioto Audubon Metro Park

Go hiking at Scioto Audubon Metro Park

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Born Capital Brewery

Take a snap of the only remaining building of Born Capital Brewery

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Rustic Bridge Road

Find the “kissing bridge” now called the Rustic Bridge Road

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Whetstone Park

Watch the fourth of July fireworks at Whetstone Park

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Veterans Plaza

Read the letters home inscribed on the two curved walls at the Veterans Plaza

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LeVeque Tower

See the LeVeque Tower up close

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Movies By Moonlight

Bring popcorn and a blanket at the Movies By Moonlight

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Statue of FriedRich von Schiller

Find the statue of the German poet Friedrich von Schiller

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Short North

Locate the “train” at Short North

There are hundreds of things to do in Columbus, and yes this list only entails about 100 of them. Did we miss something? Maybe your favorite restaurant? Let us know so we can keep this list growing! When you’re done with Columbus, make sure to stop by and see all of the things to do in Cleveland as well!