The largest city in Ohio, Columbus is the capital of the state. Home to The Ohio State University, Columbus is a sports-crazy city with a diversified economy that focuses on the healthcare, retail, hospitality, technology, banking, fashion and insurance industries, among others.
The Scioto River flows through downtown Columbus and provides a great place for watercraft recreation and entertainment. Visitors and residents enjoy the rich cultural atmosphere of the city, which was fostered by many immigrants in the nineteenth century. Well-known is the historical German Village neighborhood, which attracts thousands of visitors each year and features dozens of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and shops.
Famous Columbusites include golfer Jack Nicklaus, Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, Wendy’s restaurants-chain founder Dave Thomas, and actress Maggie Grace of ABC’s Lost.
Popular Columbus destinations include COSI (Center of Science and Industry), The North Market, the Columbus Zoo, The Franklin Park Conservatory and the renowned Columbus Museum of Art.