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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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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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10 Ways to Enjoy Columbus during Origins Game Fair

Origins Game Fair, June 11-15, 2014 at the Great Columbus Convention Center, is an annual extravaganza of games of all kinds! Whether you’ve never been before or are a veteran, we’ve partnered with Origins to give you 10 reasons Origins and Columbus are the destination for you. 1. Monster Factory and Costume Contest at Origins [...]

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3 Date Ideas for German Village

You might know German Village for its historic architecture. But to overlook its food scene (it’s home to some of the best restaurants in the city) is a huge mistake. We’ve put together three date ideas for this great neighborhood. The Day-Date: Not all dates have to start at dinner. Begin with breakfast at Skillet, [...]

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Tips for The Best German Village Haus und Garten Tour

The last Sunday in June means it’s time for the German Village Haus und Garten Tour! Home owners in the historically refurbished village open their homes and garden spaces to visitors to get a peek at new trends in design, creative uses of historic spaces and breathtakingly peaceful, tiny gardens in the shadows of downtown [...]

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Deals at the Experience Columbus Visitor Center Shop in May!

This post is written by Fran Crow, visitor information specialist at Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @franjcrow. Have you ever been to Experience Columbus’ Visitor Center at 277 W.Nationwide Blvd in the Arena District? Now is your chance to come and get up-to-the minute information of what’s happening in Columbus – and [...]

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10 Can’t-Miss Family Attractions in Columbus

Columbus has a variety of top-ranked attractions you won’t want your family to miss. Here are our suggestions for where to start. You can always find more ideas at ExperienceColumbus.com. 1. Visit America’s #1 zoo. See why the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its famous director emeritus “Jungle Jack” Hanna have a worldwide reputation. 2. [...]

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Candy in Columbus

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. When I think candy and Columbus, Anthony-Thomas Chocolates is the first company to come to mind. Opened in 1952, Anthony-Thomas is a long standing Columbus institution. They have a number of retail shops throughout [...]

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