Fantastic Attractions in Columbus

The city of Columbus is home to all kinds of fun attractions for children and adults alike. Whether you're in town on business or for a university-related event, be sure to make room in your schedule for one or more of the numerous points of interest Columbus has to offer. As your hotel near the Columbus Zoo and other exciting local attractions, Varsity Inn is the gateway to adventure in the city.

Zoombezi Bay: 16.7 miles

Spend your summer swimming through this fun and exciting 22.7-acre waterpark! Experience the thrill of speeding down 15 waterslides or relax in the calm lazy river. Zoombezi Bay day admission and season passes are also valid for entry into the world famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

North Market: 2.2 miles

Columbus' only public market, this local favorite delivers places to shop, eat, mingle, and people watch. The North Market is home to dozens of unique, independent merchants and farmers who offer personable service every day of the week.

Anthony-Thomas Candy Company: 5.5 miles

View the entire chocolate candy creation process in this delightful candy store. With free admission, this place is a must-see during your stay at Varsity Inn. You can even schedule a guided tour of the facility Monday through Friday, or visit candy company's open house in the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ohio Statehouse: 4.5 miles

The Ohio Statehouse is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They offer free guided tours Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m. Tours depart from the Map Room, which is easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long.

Center of Science and Industry  4.5 miles

COSI provides an exciting and informative atmosphere for those of all ages to discover more about our environment, our accomplishments, our heritage, and ourselves. We motivate a desire toward a better understanding of science, industry, health, and history through involvement in exhibits, demonstrations, and a variety of educational activities and experiences.



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