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Columbus takes pride in the wealth of locally owned businesses, restaurants, shops and attractions across the city.

Day One

Lunch | With help from master chefs at The Kitchen, create an Italian lunch party. Prepare a complete meal and dig in!

Afternoon | Take a lesson in how essential oils are blended to create custom scents at Glenn Avenue Soap Company. Then weigh, blend and pour the ingredients for your own beer soap crafted with local brew. Or, discover the intricacies of vodka, gin and bourbon making at Watershed Distillery.

Evening | Spend the evening in Old Worthington. Craft your own card at Igloo Letterpress on an antique, hand-operated press. Pick from dozens of scents and hand-pour a Candle Lab candle. It needs an hour to set, just enough time for craft beer and wine samples next door at House Wine. Then, wind down during dinner at the historic, revered Worthington Inn.

Day Two

Morning | Watch a solid chunk of wood become a baseball bat. Meet the maker of bats for the pros at Phoenix Bat Company and take home your own engraved mini bat.

Lunch | Enjoy generous portions of German-style wurst, kraut and cream puffs at Schmidt's Sausage Haus, a 5th generation, family-owned restaurant in the heart of historic German Village.

Afternoon | The American Whistle Corporation, America's only metal whistle manufacturer, reveals how these legendary whistles are made. Then, travel back in time at Ohio History Center's interactive "1950s: Building the American Dream" exhibit.

Evening | Discover how wine is made, then bottled, corked and labeled at Camelot Cellars or Wyandotte Winery. Afterward, enjoy unparalleled views of the Columbus skyline with dinner at The Boat House at Confluence Park. Or, explore the city's great neighborhoods - like the Short North Arts District or German Village - for a memorable dinner on your own.

Day Three

Morning | In the herb capital of Gahanna, learn now to use sweet, tart and pungent herbs to amplify everyday recipes.

Lunch | Venture to Ye Olde Mill, home of the Velvet Ice Cream Factory and Museum, to go behind the scenes of what Fodor's calls "a Top 10 Ice Cream Factory Tour." Taste fresh ice cream and have lunch at the vintage ice cream parlor.

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