The capital of Ohio serves as the political center of the state and fosters a thriving economy based on state government, education, finance, insurance and light industry. Columbus is home to many Fortune 500 companies and hosts a diverse array of cultural cuisines and communities.
In Downtown Columbus, visitors can witness history at the Ohio Statehouse, enjoy hands-on science exploration at one of the nation’s leading science centers, COSI, learn Ohio history at the Ohio Historical Society, tour the Ohio Supreme Court, and see the latest exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art. Just north of downtown is the bustling campus of one of the nation’s largest universities, The Ohio State University, the home of the Buckeyes.
Columbus is made up of distinct districts that separate the vibrant cultural areas of the city. The German Village district is known for its unique architecture, while the Short North District is characterized by its expressive art galleries and edgy nightlife. Visitors can taste local flavors in the Brewery District, bordering on the Scioto River.
Easton Town Center and Polaris Mall are great spots for one stop shopping right outside of Columbus. Forbes Magazine ranked Columbus as the no. 1 up-and-coming tech city in the nation in 2008. A lively capitol city with a diverse population, Columbus continues to prosper and fulfill its role as the legislative center of the state.
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