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The Columbus community has been able to safely reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place, including a citywide mask mandate. Currently, a statewide curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 10 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, in effect until Dec. 18, asks citizens not to leave their residences or travel outside of Ohio unless it is absolutely necessary. Learn more about the travel advisory and how you can help.
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How to Ride a Real Jet Pack!

A few weeks ago, I traveled southeast of Columbus to Lancaster to a quiet lake set among rolling hills. I didn't quite believe that what I was going to see was real. Jet Pack Water Adventures advertises that people can actually hover 30 feet in the…

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Zoom to Boom with COTA!

Yesterday, we posted about how you can outsmart the crowds at Red White and Boom. Today, we give you more specifics on how COTA can save you hours of time behind the wheel! On July 3, 2013, ride COTA downtown and watch the Red, White and BOOM…

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How to Experience Red White and Boom Like a Pro

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…

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Ice Cream Sunday: A Sweet Trip Idea

Nothing says vacation more than ice cream -- so why not plan a whole trip around it? Columbus is America's best ice cream city. Jeni's is famous world-wide for great flavors, and there are many more spots around the city to grab an excellent sundae…

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Learn Homesteading Basics at Glass Rooster Cannery

We talk a lot about Columbus' great food scene, but usually from the perspective of eating great food. At Glass Rooster Cannery in Sunbury, about 30 minutes northeast of downtown, you can learn how to actually make some delicious, traditional…

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Top Five Scenic Drives in Central Ohio

This post is written by Jason Parks, content editor with SafeAuto Insurance. When you’re putting together your road trip wish-list for this summer, make sure you keep some of our favorite scenic drives in mind! Make sure you keep your eyes on the…

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Contemporary Casual Cuisine at Park Creek Kitchen

This post is written by Casey Brown, development/sales assistant for Experience Columbus. You can find Casey on Twitter @CbusCasey. Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Columbus you’ll find a hidden gem called Park Creek Kitchen…

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American Girl Opens at Easton Town Center Tomorrow

Does your child love American Girl dolls? You no longer have to make the trek to Chicago or Philadelphia to give them the premier experience that American Girl offers. Columbus' very own American Girl Store is open at Easton. American Girl in Easton…

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En Garde - Fencing Takes over Columbus June 28-July 7

It's been almost a year since the London Olympics, and if you're like me, you're in serious withdrawal from watching unsung sports! Don't worry, though, because Columbus will be THE place to catch the world's largest fencing competition when we host…

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Love Spicy Food? Zest Fest is for You!

Mark your calendars for June 28-30, 2013, and don’t miss the very first ZestFest Midwest at the Ohio Expo Center for a flavorful, fun foodie experience sure to tempt your palate! ZestFest Midwest brings together exhibitors with spicy foods and tasty…

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