The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is the first in the country to be built so close to the heart of a major city - only one mile from downtown Columbus. It is the focus of a major urban reclamation and redevelopment project that involves Audubon, the City of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. The facility is located within The Scioto Audubon Metro Park, on the Scioto River. At least 212 bird species have been recorded at this IBA (designated Important Bird Area). It provides habitat for Neo-tropical songbirds, is a migrant trap for warblers, and is a nesting site for Prothonotary Warblers. Plus, it functions as a hunting ground for Peregrine Falcon. The Scioto River-Greenlawn IBA has historical importance as a breeding area for Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, a high conservation priority species. The center is a community gathering place for those who live and work downtown, as well as everyone in the Central Ohio area.
- Distance to Airport (Miles): 9.6
- Distance to Convention Center (Miles): 2.7