Things To Do

There are so many things to do in Columbus and the University Hospitality District is located within minutes of all.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit zoo located just north of Columbus. It has a worldwide reputation, largely attributable to the efforts and promotion of director emeritus Jack Hanna. The Columbus Zoo is home to over 9,000 animals representing over 700 species and sees over 2.3 million visitors annually. 

Location: 4850 West Powell Rd. | Powell, OH 43065
Phone Number: 614-645-3550


COSI - Center of Science and Industry

COSI, Columbus, Ohio's dynamic Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, dreamers, and innovators of tomorrow. Opened in 1964 at Memorial Hall in downtown Columbus, COSI moved in 1999 to a new 320,000-square-foot home designed by internationally-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, creating one of the largest modern-built science centers in the United States. COSI continues to represent a significant investment in the economic development and community revitalization of downtown Columbus.

Location: 333 W. Broad St. | Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-228-2674


Experience Columbus

Experience Columbus is the leading force in creating and revealing the best of the Columbus experience to the world. As a visitor to the area, Experience Columbus is your one-stop to finding all of the local events at the time of your visit. View the up-to-date calendar for such events as concerts, sports games, festivals, dances, and community gatherings.

Location: Various locations throughout Columbus, OH
Phone Number: 614-221-6623


Gateway Film Center

Nobody loves movies like Gateway Film Center. The Gateway Film Center invites you to be a part of our maverick mix of movies: a unique lineup of the world's best blockbusters, indies, docs and locally-grown films, presented together in one modern, thriving film center.

Packed full of extraordinary discoveries, must-see events and unbeatable movie experiences, one thing is for sure: every visit to Gateway Film Center is a new chance to be thrilled and inspired.

Location: 1550 N. High St. | Columbus, OH 43201
Phone Number: 614-247-4433

Greater Columbus Sports Commission 


Columbus is a major-league sports city that’s recognized as a top sports destination. Few cities have two 20,000 seat arenas and Columbus is one of them with Nationwide Arena and the Schottenstein Center. The first soccer-specific stadium in the U.S., (MAPFRE Stadium) and the multi-year award winning ballpark (Huntington Park). These facilities are home to the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew SC and to Minor League Baseball’s Columbus Clippers, Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. 

Columbus rallies around sports unlike anywhere else. Attend any of Columbus' events to witness a special kind of camaraderie, spirit and determination.

Location: Various locations throughout Columbus, OH
Phone: 614-221-6060

AMC Lennox Town Center 24

AMC Lennox Town Center 24 not only shows movies but shows movies in IMAX and RealD 3D! Images of immense size and striking clarity appear on towering screens. Deep, sharp sound lets you feel every vibration. IMAX is an incredibly immersive moviegoing experience. Feast your eyes on the mind-blowing RealD 3D experience at AMC. Using a new digital approach, you can watch movies with amazing depth and clarity, without sacrificing comfort.

Enjoy delicious, adult-only, beverages at MacGuffins Bar. Beer and wine are always ready to be poured, and select theatres also offer premium spirits and AMC-crafted cocktails. For guests 21+ only.

Location: 777 Kinnear Rd. | Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-429-0100


The Ohio State University Buckeyes

Most known for their football program, led by head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State football is always a force to be reckoned with. Come fall in Columbus, the Ohio State University campus is filled with die-hard fans ready to cheer on their team to victory. The Buckeyes play at Ohio Stadium, otherwise known as the "Horseshoe" and are part of the Big Ten Leaders Division. Whether you have tickets to the game or not, the experience on campus on game day is well worth it.

Ohio State athletics often also excels in numerous other sports winning numerous Big Ten and National Championships.

Location: Various locations throughout the Campus of The Ohio State University
Phone Number: 614-292-2624


Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, screenings, performances, artist residencies, and educational programs, the Wexner Center acts as a forum for established and emerging artists and where diverse audiences can participate in cultural experiences that enhance
understanding of the art of our time! 

Location: 1871 N. High St. | Columbus, OH 43210
Phone Number: 614-292-3535