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Things To Do in Downtown Columbus

You’ll find cultural institutions like the incredible Columbus Museum of Art, the free galleries of the Columbus College of Art & Design, the best-in-the-nation Columbus Public Library and one-of-a-kind Topiary Park, a recreation of Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Grande Jatte in shrubbery.

Historic highlights include the Ohio Statehouse, the stunning art-deco Ohio Supreme Court and the Kelton House, where you can see a firsthand recreation of the Underground Railroad.

The Columbus Commons park hosts concerts, free exercise classes, a cute carousel and special events like an every-Thursday food truck rally during the warmer months. At the southern end of the breathtaking Scioto Mile, Bicentennial Park hosts summer concerts and is home to a huge set of popular play fountains.  

Monthly events like Moonlight Market on lively Gay Street make for special surprises, while festivals fill the streets throughout the summer months.