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2012: A Very Good Year in Columbus!

I hope you rung in the New Year in style! The start of a new year is always a great time to reflect on the outgoing year, and boy was 2012 a great one to visit Columbus! 2012 will always be a milestone in Columbus history – after all, we celebrated our bicentennial all year [...]

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Visit and Save! Experience Columbus Days are Oct. 5-8!

By now, we hope you know that fall is a great time to visit Columbus . Every year, we team up with our awesome attraction partners and the culinary genii at Columbus Dine Originals to put on Experience Columbus Days . What this means for you is that Oct. 5-8 is your chance to visit [...]


Roar and Explore in Columbus

This post is written by Anthony Cordo, visitor services manager, at Experience Columbus. __________________________ We’ve got a three-day vacation package for your entire family to check out the hottest attractions in Columbus; all starting at $375 for a family of four. Day 1 Play at COSI , the number one science center in the nation. [...]


Polar Frontier opens at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Checking out the polar bears The highly anticipated Polar Frontier attraction at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium opened last month. I have been to many zoos and animal parks across the country, and I can honestly say this is the coolest exhibit I have ever seen. Polar Frontier represents a long-abandoned mining town in the [...]


Columbus is a city with a lot to celebrate

It’s that time of the year when we tend to take a look back. When I reflect on what the past year and half has meant to Columbus, I’m reminded that this is a city with much to celebrate. We’re number one. A lot. I’m not just saying that, either. There’s proof: Excitement abounded when [...]



Budget-friendly fun: Columbus Lights & Sights Gift Getaway

On the heels of Melissa’s last post sharing a few free things to do in the coming weeks, I thought I’d share a new package that offers an incredible deal for experiencing Columbus in the coming months. The Columbus Lights & Sights Gift Getaway includes $700 worth of things to see and do for only [...]



Experience Columbus like never before: Unique tour options

I work with a variety of groups visiting Columbus – girlfriend getaways, family reunions, church groups, school groups, book clubs…the list goes on. And they almost always ask for “something different” to do. In response to these requests, Experience Columbus has worked with a number of partners to develop a variety of options for people [...]



Unique ways to spend a lunch hour in Columbus

This time of year, distances to walk at lunchtime seem shorter than they did during the frigid temperatures of the previous months. I like to take advantage of the warmer weather by strolling to some of the lunchtime programs in the area. They’re great escapes in the middle of the day. Below are a few [...]


Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s baby elephant and Zoo Days at the Visitor Center

Some exciting things are happening at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium . On March 27, they welcomed a new baby boy elephant .  The adorable Asian elephant weighed in at over 300 lbs., but he still doesn’t have a name. Me and my new pal at Zoo Days The zoo held a baby-naming contest and [...]