COLUMBUS: Explore Art and Wildlife in Columbus, Ohio
Cheap hotels in Columbus provide convenient locations for all area attractions and feature a wide variety of amenities.
Columbus, Ohio is the state capital and the home of Ohio State University and the internationally acclaimed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Cheap hotels in Columbus include Hawthorn Suites and Baymont Inn and Suites. Best Western Columbus Plus features an Olympic size pool, a restaurant and a fitness center. DoubleTree Suites in downtown Columbus offers moderately priced rooms, as well as suites with separate living rooms.
If cheap hotels in Columbus do not suit your fancy, the Hyatt Regency provides luxury accommodations in a convenient downtown location. The Blackwell offers luxury rooms and suites, equipped with in-room safes, HD televisions and wireless Internet access.
The Columbus Museum of Art, founded in 1931, holds collections of modern American and European paintings, photographs and sculptures. You can explore contemporary artworks and enjoy live musical performances at the Wexner Center for the Arts, located on the Ohio State University campus.
The university's Orton Geological Museum holds collections of dinosaurs, meteorites, fossils and crystals. The campus also features the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame, Jack Nicklaus Museum and Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center.
For a taste of nineteenth century Columbus, visit the Kelton House Museum and Garden. Built in 1852, the home displays impressive collections of Victorian silverware and Civil War memorabilia. The Kelton gardens feature azaleas, rhododendrons and wildflowers.
Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, has made the zoo famous through his regular television appearances. The zoo displays collections of Siberian tigers, gorillas, kangaroos, polar bears and cheetahs and features amusement and water parks.
The Ohio State Fair, held annually during the summer, features rides, livestock competitions, art exhibits and historical reenactments. The event coincides with the Jazz and Ribs Festival and Columbus Arts Festival.
Columbus dining options range from old world to modern fusion. Schmidt's Restaurant offers German cuisine made from family recipes. Latitude 41 serves gourmet dishes in a trendy atmosphere and The Thurman Cafe offers burgers, subs and pizzas.
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