Downtown has no shortage of sporting venues, Huntington Park plays home field to the Columbus Clippers. Enjoy Dime-a-Dog Night or Party on the Park before one of the exciting games. A stone’s throw away is Nationwide Arena, where you can cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets who still have a chance to make this year’s playoffs. A short drive away is Crew Stadium, where you can watch the Columbus Crew. Discount tickets to any of these teams are available through D-Tix.
If you are looking a different kind experience, you might head to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Enjoy Cocktails at the Conservatory on Thursdays with the blooms and butterflies exhibit with hundreds of butterflies flying freely. COSI can fill your curiosity void with a new hands-on exhibit starting June 8 featuring MythBusters. Or step inside a self-contained, mysterious work and get your Indiana Jones’ on with “Adventure: In The Valley of the Unknown.” And located on our very campus, you can visit Wexner Center for the Arts. All summer long they are having special showings, exhibits and events. Another great place to visit in Columbus is The Book Loft of German Village, which houses 32 rooms of every genre and fantastic bargain books. The pre-Civil War building was once a saloon, nickelodeon cinema and is now home to one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores.