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About Experience Columbus

Experience Columbus' vision is to be the leading force in creating and revealing the best of the Columbus experience to the world. Our mission is to sell, market and promote the destination Columbus experience to visitors. We are governed by a Board of Directors and supported by more than 900 partners who invest in the efforts of Experience Columbus and help make Greater Columbus an appealing destination by offering their services, attractions, and facilities to visitors, meeting planners, convention delegates, and residents.

Get in touch with us:
614-221-6623, 800-354-2657


Experience Columbus earned accreditation from Destinations International (DI), formerly DMAI, for 2022-2023, and is one of 200 destination marketing organizations to have met the rigorous standards. To do so, Experience Columbus provided evidence of compliance with over 100 performance standards and 20 optional Aspiration standards, including governance, finance, management, human resources, technology, visitor services, group services, sales, communications, membership, brand management, destination development, research/market intelligence, innovation, and stakeholder relationships. Most recently, Experience Columbus received the 2022 Distinctive Achievement Award from Association Conventions & Facilities.

Experience Columbus Foundation

Experience Columbus has a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization, as well. The mission of the Experience Columbus Foundation is to perform the charitable and educational activities of Experience Columbus. Major programs sponsored by the Foundation include research, education, and local historic tourism. These programs are designed to educate the public about Columbus and its historical, educational, scientific, and artistic resources. The Foundation also seeks to fund research on the economic value of the tourism/travel industry both in Columbus and world-wide.

To make a secure online donation, go to The Columbus Foundation's Giving Store. All donations are greatly appreciated. 

Community Initiatives

Experience Columbus staff regularly presents to intern groups, new students and staff groups about the city, with emphases ranging from things to do to economic information. Please fill out this form to request a presentation, or check out our other community initiatives below.