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10 Things Not to Miss at the Ohio State Fair

The 161st annual Ohio State Fair takes place at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus July 23-Aug. 3. We’ve picked 10 State Fair experiences that range from the classic to the novel – if you follow these tips, you’ll truly make the most of your visit! 1. John Stamos and the Beach Boys – Actor [...]

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8 Best Columbus Food Truck Meals

Columbus is a food city, and in addition to the best taco truck scene in the Midwest, we’ve got more than our fair share of other mobile eateries. Here are our recommendations for great food truck dining in Columbus. Sweet Carrot – Fried Arts – Sweet Carrot is known for these tender, cornmeal-dusted fried artichoke [...]

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3 Spots in Columbus for Gearheads

Do you love anything with a motor? You’re going to find a whole lot to love about Central Ohio! Check out these three spots to explore – and even participate in – motorsports. Goodguys PPG Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals – Don’t miss this huge indoor and outdoor happenin’ at the Ohio Expo Center [...]

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Your Guide to Visiting the Ohio Statehouse

This post is written by Sandi Matgouranis, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols. Architecture aficionados, history buffs and political junkies should make a point of visiting the Ohio Statehouse, the center of state government in Ohio. Completed in 1861, 22 years after its ceremonial groundbreaking, this National Historic Landmark [...]

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Your Red, White & Boom Gameplan

Red, White and Boom is the Midwest’s largest display of Independence Day fireworks – and it definitely draws huge crowds to downtown Columbus. Full of exciting performances, great food and a fun parade, the event officially starts at 11 a.m. on July 3. Find the Best View The fireworks shoot off from Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, [...]

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5 Tips for ComFest 2014

ComFest is coming June 27-29! Held in Goodale Park for each of the last 42 years, ComFest is a celebration of community, peace and togetherness – and most of all – live, local music. This free event offers seven stages of music, playing from noon to around 10 p.m. We’ve got five tips to help [...]

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9 Delicious Kid-Friendly Columbus Restaurants

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, membership coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. Columbus is a city where you can stop in at any restaurant and find something that the whole family will enjoy. No, I am not talking about the national chain restaurants; I’m talking about our local [...]

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