COVID-19 Travel Alerts and Information


All events with more than 50 attendees are cancelled, pursuant to the order from the Ohio Department of Health. We strongly recommend you check with event organizers if you have questions about cancellation and/or refunds. 


Several major attractions have closed through the end of April to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Below is a partial list, which we will keep updated as new information becomes available. We recommend calling ahead of any visit. 

  • All restaurants and bars are closed. Carry-out and delivery may be available; please check in advance.
  • Attractions, fitness centers, gyms, bowling alleys, casinos, public recreation centers, movie theaters, indoor water parks and trampoline parks are closed.
  • All events, concerts and sporting events with more than 50 attendees are cancelled. Columbus Makes Art has resources for virtual performances, closings and cancellations.
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Experience Columbus Visitor Centers

Through at least May 1, 2020, Experience Columbus visitor centers are closed. During normal business hours, our staff are available to take calls (614-221-6623) with visitor and business questions, and we are available via the LiveChat feature located at the bottom right corner of this screen. 


Use these Columbus backgrounds on your next virtual meeting to inspire your next trip to Columbus.


Redemptions for Columbus Ale Trail, Columbus Coffee Experience and Made in Cbus Trail:

During this period of closure, we want to let you know that visitors to our area can virtually redeem your trails.  If you are a central Ohio resident, we would ask that you wait until we reopen our doors to serve you.


Please email Alexis Perrone at with the following information:

Your Name
A list of the businesses visited
An image of the stamped trail guide page or pages
When we return to our offices we will send you your prizes.


Columbus Ale Trail participants can continue to redeem their books at The Ohio Tap Room, 1291 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212. This is for redemption points 4, 23 and finishers.


Thank you so much for your understanding. We hope you continue to support local business during this turbulent time.


What is Experience Columbus doing to slow the spread of Coronavirus?

Experience Columbus and Greater Columbus Sports Commission are committed to growing our Travel Economy, however, the health and well-being of our community, visitors and team are a priority. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, we are taking precautionary steps to flatten the COVID-19 curve by cancelling all travel and working from remote locations through May 1. This is being done as a preventative measure out of an abundance of caution, and the expectation is that daily operations, though altered, will not be interrupted.


Our team will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with our state, city and county health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Know that we are still hard at work to secure and maintain business for our community and are here to support our partners in any way we can through these periods of uncertainty.


We will keep you informed of any additional changes in operation as this rapidly changing public health situation continues. Thank you for your support as we navigate this unprecedented public health crisis.


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