Most visitors are surprised by the things to see and do in Columbus. It’s an unassuming city – pretty average as things go in the looks and personality, but sometimes that’s what you need to enjoy a relaxed stay. You can go somewhere for a few days, feel totally overwhelmed by what’s on offer and leave feeling like you didn’t see half of what you wanted. In Columbus you’ll find an interesting place influenced by a large student population, a big German enclave and a thriving gay community. So what are the attractions of Columbus you shouldn’t miss?
1. Ohio Theatre
Saved from demolition in 1968, the “official” theater of the state of Ohio is also one of the most popular attractions of Columbus. Built in 1928, this fully-restored theater is now a National Historic Landmark. The Columbus Association of the Performing Arts (CAPA) formed to help save the theater back in the 1960’s, which is now owned and operated by CAPA. To this day, the Ohio Theatre very closely resembles the original design, unlike other theatre renovations. Today, the theatre is home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet, the Broadway Series, and over 100 CAPA events.