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How German Village Got Its Name

In the Beginning Since its founding in 1812, Columbus has always been a haven for immigrants. One of the earliest groups to come to the city in large numbers were Germans, and they settled in the area south of Downtown, which soon became know as "die…

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The Oldest ____ in Columbus

Columbus celebrated its 200th birthday in 2012 - there is a lot of history here right under your nose! Here are a few of our oldest attractions to scope out next time you visit. Neighborhood: Franklinton When you think about historic neighborhoods in…

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4 Free Spots to Visit with Toddlers

As the dad of a 1 1/2-year-old, I know that kids can change moods at the drop of a hat. Or at the suggestion of the drop of a hat. Or at the notion that hats exist at all. But that doesn't mean new experiences aren't worth trying. So when my family…

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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…

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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…

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Have a Beer with a Mummy at the Ohio History Center

The Ohio History Center's ancient Egyptian mummy, Amunet, is getting ready to make a debut. Over the past year, she has undergone a CT scan, and a team of researchers and artists have reconstructed her facial features. You can be among the first…

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Take a Trip Back in Time at Historic Roscoe Village

This post is written by Claudia Plumley, marketing manager for Experience Columbus. They say you can’t go back in time, but that’s not always true. My husband and I re-lived life in the 1800s Canal Era - and one of our first dates − at Historic…

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Controversy at Ohio Historical Center

This post is written by Claudia Plumley, marketing manager, here at Experience Columbus. When I first heard the name of the Ohio Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “Controversy,” I was immediately intrigued. How couldn’t you be?! But it was the…

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