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Varsity Inn South

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Two Great Locations minutes from
The Ohio State University

Activities & Entertainment in Columbus

Whether you're in town with a sports team, your family or your friends, Columbus offers a world of entertainment and activities you and your group will love. Varsity Inn is the perfect place to stay while you're in town, as our hotels are near exciting attractions like the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Both hotels are also close to world-class performances at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, as well as the German Village Society.

Enjoy Entertainment & Sports While Staying at Our Hotel Near Schottenstein Center

There is certainly no shortage of huge, state-of-the-art entertainment and sports venues in Columbus. Varsity Inn North and Varsity Inn South, our hotels in Columbus, Ohio, are both near the Nationwide Arena, which is home to the NHL Blue Jackets, and also hosts internationally-acclaimed musical performers. The Crew Stadium is also close to our hotels, and is the home field for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. The first stadium built specifically for soccer in the US, Crew Stadium also hosts concerts and other sporting events.Our hotel's near Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, home to Buckeye basketball and hockey, as well as many of the area's biggest names in entertainment. Our hotels are also close to the Ohio Expo Center, which offers events year-round, such as dog shows, sporting events and horse shows, as well as the Ohio State Fair.

More Columbus, Ohio Entertainment

The German Village is a historical neighborhood that was settled by German immigrants in the 1800s. Stroll this restored village and take in the beautiful architecture, lovely parks and gardens, and brick-paved streets. You can also pick up gifts and necessaries in one of the village shops, such as The Book Loft or Giant Eagle full-service grocery store.

For some relaxing indoor fun, check out the Gateway Film Center located in OSU's South Campus Gateway. Showing independent as well as commercial films, Gateway Film Center offers more than your typical movie-going experience with its sophisticated atmosphere and martini bar.

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Our Hotel's Near the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

For a day of fun for the entire family, visit the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. With a focus on conservation, this zoo offers rhinos, bears, elephants, kangaroos, frogs, sharks, stingrays, snakes, flamingos, penguins and hundreds of other species that will surprise and excite. In addition to zoological and marine attractions, Zoombezi Bay water park offers exciting water slides and rides, while Jungle Jack's Landing offers roller coasters and other rides for the family. A visit to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family or group. Our Columbus Zoo hotel's conveniently located near popular attractions so you can spend more time exploring everything Columbus has to offer. 

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200 Columbus | The Bicentennial

Celebrate 200 years of history and a bright future during 200Columbus the Bicentennial, with events and experiences that will inspire and engage residents and visitors alike. The latest details on Bicentennial events are available at the official birthday website,

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