Columbus is more than just a football town. It’s home to several world class museums!
But don’t take our word for it. Check out these dynamic institutions dedicated to the arts, science, and history.
Columbus Museum of Art | 480 E. Broad St.
CMA’s collection includes late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern art. A commitment to contemporary art, folk art, glass, and photography continues the museum’s dedication to showcasing art of our time.
COSI | 333 W. Broad St.
Since opening in 1964, COSI —the Center of Science and Industry— has welcomed more than 33 million visitors from all 50 states and numerous countries. With a mix of classic exhibits and hands-on activities, it’s not hard to see why.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens | 1777 E. Broad St.
Explore plant collections and gardens, as well as seasonal art- and nature-based exhibitions, at this conservatory situated in the 88-acre Franklin Park, just two miles east of Downtown. A must-see: its collection of glass works by artist Dale Chihuly.
Kelton House Museum & Garden | 586 E. Town St.
This 19th century home was once inhabited by Fernando Cortez and Sophia Stone Kelton, abolitionists who hid fugitive slaves travelling the Underground Railroad. In 1976 it was renovated and restored by the Junior League of Columbus, which now oversees its tours, special events, and educational opportunities.
Thurber House | 77 Jefferson Ave.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this literary center and museum celebrates the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience, and continues the legacy of James Thurber. The humorist, author and New Yorker cartoonist was a Columbus native.
Wexner Center for the Arts | 1871 N. High St.
The Wex is Ohio State University’s multidisciplinary laboratory for contemporary art. Technically it’s not a museum, as it does not collect art, but visitors can enjoy exhibitions, screenings, live performances, and public programs.
All of these cool places to visit in Columbus are located Downtown and in the nearby University District, making them super convenient for residents at The Commons on Kinnear, 40 West, The Jerome, and The Prescott.