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Columbus, OH Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 263
Total Sleeping Rooms 28,854
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 4,000
Committable Meeting Rooms* 75
Convention Center Space 1,800,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 373,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 74,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $119
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $264
*Maximum for a single hotel

Columbus, OH Things to Do and Attractions

Short North Arts District

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Just steps from the Greater Columbus Convention Center is the hip and always lively Short North Arts District. Metal arches span High Street from one end of the district to the other, featuring color-changing fiber-optic lights at night. The Short

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Arena District

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Energetic crowds flock nightly to Columbus' Arena District, just across High Street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The popular entertainment district houses Nationwide Arena, home to the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets and a regular host of

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North Market

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The North Market is an historic indoor public market with more than 30 food vendors, produce stands, and more. The market serves as an incubator for many local food concepts and was the birthplace of renowned Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams from

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German Village

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Quaint and historic, this area is one of the most atmospheric in all of the Midwest, known for its brick streets, charming homes, cozy restaurants, and delightful shops. The entire neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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USA Travel Guide has twice named the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium the No. 1 zoo in America. Home to more than 10,000 animals representing more than 650 species from around the globe, the zoo's reputation grew to great heights under direction of the

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COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

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Named America's No. 1 science center by Parents magazine, COSI, aka the Center of Science and Industry, features more than 300 interactive exhibitions and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. A seven-story Extreme Screen Theater boasts the

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Columbus Ale Trail

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Columbus' beer scene is booming with nearly 40 craft breweries to experience. Visitors are encouraged to easily taste all the city has to offer on the Columbus Ale Trail. Participation is easy; just pick up a passport at an Experience Columbus

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Columbus Coffee Trail

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There's no place quite like the Cap City to taste what happens when quality and collaboration come first, and it's easy to navigate all the delicious options and get a real taste of the city on the Columbus Coffee Trail. Initiated by a group of local

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Columbus Museum of Art

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The Columbus Museum of Art specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American works, with an emphasis on local artists. In 2015, the museum completed a $37 million renovation and expansion project that included the addition of a 50,000-square-foot

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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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A dynamic and multifaceted institution, Franklin Park Conservatory is a popular destination for visitors of all ages. Built in 1895, this botanical landmark just east of downtown showcases exotic plant collections and special exhibitions and is the

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Easton

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Easton has been dubbed the "Rodeo Drive of the Midwest" by USA Today, and to this day, it serves as a blueprint for the modern shopping center, thanks to the brilliant minds behind it, including Les Wexner, founder of L Brands (Victoria's Secret,

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University District

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The Ohio State University is one of the country's largest universities, with more than 57,000 students at its main campus alone. Just north of downtown, the area boasts iconic sporting locations, such as The Shoe, home of Buckeye Football; the Jack

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Scioto Mile

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An urban oasis of outdoor recreation, the Scioto Mile offers more than 175 acres of lush parkland and about 4 miles of trails for biking and running. Stretching along the Scioto River from the vibrant Arena District to the natural beauty of Whittier

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National Veterans Memorial & Museum

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The National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) is the only place in the country where the stories of our veterans, their families, and the fallen — across all branches of service and all eras of conflict — are told together. At more

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Columbus Commons

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This 6-acre park sits on the site of the former City Center Mall, quite literally in the center of the city, and features a carousel, cafes, bocce courts, tables, and a performance stage that backs up to the historic Ohio Theater. The park is a hub

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Made in CBUS Trail

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Columbus takes pride in its wealth of locally owned businesses, restaurants, shops, and attractions available throughout the city. These Columbus-made products and establishments shine for their unique stories, as well as their commitment to quality

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