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Columbus: Your Next Meeting Destination

Columbus, the 14th largest city in the U.S. and one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest, is a smart and open community with a dynamic convention package that can fit the needs of any group. Located within a one-day drive or one-hour flight from more than half of the U.S. population, Columbus is easily accessible for all.

Come see why Essence named Columbus one of the best destinations for culinary travel in 2024, why Forbes called us a “burgeoning hotspot for leisure and business travelers” and why The Wall Street Journal named the Greater Columbus Convention Center one of the best in the country.

Top Cultural Experiences in Columbus

From top-rated attractions and museums to engaging and unique tours that explore all of Columbus’ neighborhoods, there’s so much to see and do in Ohio’s capital city. Here are some of the experiences that await your group:

Columbus Black History Tours

On this engaging and interactive bus tour, you’ll learn about the city’s rich Black history from...

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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

Voted the best science museum in the country for four consecutive years by USA Today 10Best and led...

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King Arts Complex

Located on the near East side of Columbus in one of the oldest areas of African-American life in the...

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North Market

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a local souvenir, no visit to Columbus is complete...

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CBUS Soul® Sculpture Trail

Discover sculptures throughout Columbus by African American artists on this self-guided trail...

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Poindexter Village Museum & Cultural Center

Poindexter Village builds on the rich, untold story of an African American experience in its...

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Discover Minority-Owned Businesses

From Black-owned to veteran-owned and from LGBTQIA+-owned to women-owned, we’ve rounded up some of...

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Festivals & Events

Columbus is home to festivals year-round, including the Ohio Black Expo (May 24-26, 2024), Asian...

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in Columbus

In Columbus, we're all about inclusivity. The vibrant, diverse people and neighborhoods in our city are built into our identity, and it’s Experience Columbus’ mission to amplify the people, businesses and places in our community for locals and visitors alike.

Swipe through the images below to learn about various DEIA initiatives in Columbus.

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