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The Columbus community has been able to safety 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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10 Places to Bring Visitors for the Holidays

Many Columbus residents will welcome out-of-town friends and family over the holiday season, and will need a way to show them the best of the city during their stay. Explore light displays at these 11 Holiday Light Shows Illuminating Columbus, take…

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10 Columbus Holiday Shows, Tours and Displays

Central Ohio comes alive during the holiday season with special events, activities and shows. Here’s a highlight of what’s happening around Columbus! HolidayVille / Clintonville / Dec. 1 / 12-4 p.m. Clintonville’s 10 th annual HolidayVille lets you…

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8 Kid-Friendly Breweries in Columbus

Many of today’s breweries have become popular hangouts for the whole family. They serve more of a purpose than simply being a bar – they offer food, games, activities and spaces for kids to play. Some helpful tips and reminders for parents: Visit…

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Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center!

The new LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Easton is a creative and engaging experience for kids of all ages. Here, you can Immerse yourself in the history, technology and sheer joy of one of the world’s favorite toys: Legos! The Discover Center features…

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Must-Do Family Attractions in Columbus

Columbus is a wonderful destination for families! Whether you’re a visitor or resident, these are the must-do family attractions across the city. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Explore the colorful greenhouses at Franklin Park…

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Indoor Family Activities for Rainy Days

Snowy and rainy days aren’t a surprise during the winter and spring in Ohio, but for families with kids it never hurts to be prepared with indoor activities. Here are some of our favorites around the city! COSI COSI is the classic family stop, where…

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The Best of Summer with Kids in Columbus

In no particular order: Feeding Romaine lettuce to an eager giraffe (and its 18-inch-long purple tongue) at the Columbus Zoo Strolling up to the window at the tiny Jeni's Ice Creams shop in German Village, ordering extra sprinkles and holding a…

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Columbus Zoo Welcomes Heart of Africa

This post is written by Sandi Matgouranis, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols. Ever wonder what it would be like to feed a giraffe? Or ride a camel? Well you can soon do that in Columbus! One of…

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3 Things to Do with Kids this Winter in Columbus

This is the time of year that can be easiest to hole up at home and wait until the spring thaw. But that's a great recipe for cabin fever. On those days you just need to get out of the house, a trip to Columbus is in order! Whether it's an unexpected…

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A Foodie Kid's Columbus Trip

This post is written by Steve-O, an 11-year-old kid from Pittsburgh. He recently visited Columbus with his mom, a travel blogger - we're delighted to share his story! Hello, my fellow travelers. My name is Steve-O. I just came back from Columbus…

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