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15 Inexpensive Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio

Gaurav Kadam Jul 3, 2019
The capital city of Ohio has the right blend of traditional and hip culture, along with architecture that will make you go, “Wow!”. There are ample things to do which won’t leave a hole in your pocket.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
A botanists’ heaven, the conservatory has a reputation for horticultural excellence with a display of rare and exotic plants.
Ohio Statehouse, the state capitol building is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Do not miss out on the amazing artwork here!
Make some time for the Columbus Park of Roses, which has over 12,000 mesmerising roses of more than 400 varieties.
Located at the center of Bicentennial Park and Scioto Mile, the Scioto Mile Fountain is an architectural marvel. At night, the unique lighting coupled with fog enhances its beauty.
Bustling with high-end restaurants and cocktail bars to music halls and market places, the Downtown is the most happening place in the city. Go explore the place!
Topiary Park is an ideal example of the magic that unfolds when art and nature mingle. It consists figurines of 8 boats, 54 humans, 3 dogs, a monkey and a cat.
Murals, bronze sculptures, symbols and mosaics adorn the Supreme Court of Ohio. Made of steel, the world’s largest gavel is placed adjacent to the court.
Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fitness event - Arnold Classic at the Nationwide Arena. The multipurpose arena is a home to Ohio’s professional ice hockey team - Columbus Blue Jackets.
Surrounded by Victorian Village, the Goodale Park has an expansive playground and a tennis court. Sit alongside the scenic pond to have some ‘me’ time.
Get enchanted by the remains of Columbus’ Grand Union Station which was demolished in 1976.
The third largest university campus in the US, the Ohio State University houses many museums. Make sure you visit the Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection.
Admire the gorgeous art décor and the stunning architecture of the Columbus City Hall.
Also known as the Shoe, the Ohio Stadium is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. It also doubles up as a concert venue. Taylor Swift, Metallica and Pink Floyd have performed here.
Nirvana is here! Simply stroll past the Scioto River.
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Columbus has its own pizza style, baked on a thin crust and covered with delicious toppings, it's finger-lickingly tasty.