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What they're saying about Columbus | Suggested itineraries | New experiences


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elect from a wide variety of German menu entrees or visit the Autobahn Buffet, voted Columbus’ best by 614 Magazine. Raise a stein of one of our many German brews, bottled or on tap, and enjoy live German music Wednesday through Saturday evening.

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elebrate in Schmidt’s Banquet and Party Rooms located on the second floor of the historic restaurant, or allow our off-premise catering staff to create an Oktoberfest Feast at your location of choice. Lederhosen optional…

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Columbus landmark: Schmidt’s is a must stop while visiting central Ohio. The fifth generation family business is located in a one hundred year old former livery stable where the booths are reminiscent of horse stalls. Dine on sausage recipes from the family’s meat packing days as well as award winning pastries and desserts.

Visit the German Village Meeting Haus for Visitor Information.

Guided walking and bus tours available of Historic German Village. German Village Society 614-221-8888 www.germanvillage.com

Restaurant 614-444-6808 • Banquet 614-449-4038 • Catering 614-444-5050 240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, Ohio 43206 • www.schmidthaus.com • @schmidtscbus


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Downtown Columbus during Red, White & Boom, by Ohio Stock Photography; Brandt-Roberts Gallery, courtesy Brandt-Roberts Gallery; North Market, by Ohio Stock Photography; Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, courtesy Hocking Hills Canopy Tours.

Experience Columbus 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 125 Columbus, OH 43215 614-221-6623 • 800-354-2657 www.experiencecolumbus.com President and CEO Paul Astleford Vice President, Marketing Amy Tillinghast Director, Tourism Kari Kauffman Manager, Tourism Sales Alissa Preston Manager, Tourism Sales Brian Cheek Director, Marketing Cathe Moog Director, Communications Beth Ervin Manager, Marketing Claudia Plumley Coordinator, Marketing Sandi Combs

Columbus Custom Publishing 5255 Sinclair Rd., Columbus, OH 43229 614-410-0440 Group Publisher Roy Biondi Associate Publisher Rheta Gallagher Editorial Director Jill Hawes Assistant Editor Emma Frankart Design Director Craig Rusnak Senior Graphic Designers Kimberly Colston-Woodruff, Kyle Seyfferth Circulation Director Jim Campbell Advertising Manager Susan Kendal Account Executive SueAnn Shetler Sales Assistant Maureen Thon The 2012 Columbus Tour Planner Guide is published by Columbus Custom Publishing on behalf of Experience Columbus. Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this guide but the publishers assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Chart information was submitted by members of Experience Columbus and was current as of Jan. 7, 2012.

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egardless of the size of your group, Experience Columbus is here to help make your trip to Columbus unforgettable!

We are happy to provide: • Referrals for local service providers—members of the Columbus Group Tour Council • Itinerary planning • Site inspection assistance • Columbus photos • Columbus videos • Motorcoach parking instructions • Visitors Guides • Touring Columbus newsletter • Buckeye bus bags

Alissa Preston Manager, Tourism Sales (professional tour operators)

Brian Cheek Manager, Tourism Sales (group leaders)

As always, you’re invited to learn more about Columbus on a site visit, as your schedule permits. For tour planning information, materials and services, contact us at 800-354-2657.

Contents 2012 COURTESY THE WILDS

On the Cover

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The Columbus Experience

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Sample Itineraries

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Reunions

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Getting Around

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Columbus Area Maps

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Attractions & Entertainment

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Events

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Lodging

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Charter Transportation and Service

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Food & Drink

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The columbus experience

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ow’s the time to visit Columbus—and it’s not just us saying it. National media sources agree that Columbus is the place to be.

Here’s what they’re saying about us: ★ One of America’s Best New Parks: the Scioto Mile —The Atlantic Cities ★ One of the Top 10 Best Fall Trips —National Geographic Traveler ★ One of the Best Cities for Ice Cream —Yahoo Travel ★ No. 4 Best City for Shopping in America —Forbes ★ No. 13 Best Arts Destination in the Nation —American Style Magazine ★ No. 7 Best Bargain City —Forbes Magazine ★ Most Underrated Gay City —Gay Travel ★ A Midwestern Style Capital —The New York Times ★ A Certified Food Lovers’ Town —Washington Post ★ No. 1 Sports Town in the U.S. —Scarborough Sports Marketing ★ No. 1 Zoo in America: the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium —USA Travel Guide ★ No. 1 Science Center in U.S. for families: COSI —Parents Magazine

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Columbus continues to be an industry leader in experiential tourism. We’ve created 70-plus experiential activities with you in mind, so you get the hands-on, VIP experiences that Baby Boomers and younger audiences expect. Read about our newest experiences on pages 3-6. Look for more examples in the sample tour itineraries on pages 7-9 and on experiencecolumbus.com/tours. Need more ideas or have questions? Contact us for help in making your tour a memorable one.


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Letters of bygone days Line up 19th-century wooden letters to spell out the message for your very own greeting card, then learn how to run an antique hand-operated printing press at Igloo Letterpress in Olde Worthington. Afterward, walk across the street to pour your own custom-scented candle at The Candle Lab, then go next door to select your favorite bottle at House Wine.

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It’s a hit! Watch as wooden baseball bats are made for the Major Leaguers at Phoenix Bat Company. Learn why so many pros like Phoenix bats, then go on the shop floor for an up-close view of the bat-making process. Take home a custom-engraved mini bat.

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Blue Jackets

The King Arts Complex

COURTESY TANGER OUTLETS

COURTESY KING ARTS COMPLEX

COURTESY COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Columbus Attractions Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville


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COURTESY FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

Turn your thumb green Develop your green thumb—along with your herbal cooking skills—at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Learn gardening tips and dine on delicious tea sandwiches during a relaxing tea party, or opt to hand-select herbs from the garden to create a delicious wood-fired pizza in the outdoor, live fire cooking theater.

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Lori Kingston, 614-645-5892, 800-214-PARK lkingston@fpconservatory.org Minimum 15

Columbus Food Adventures Get a real taste of Ohio’s capital city with Columbus Food Adventures. Bring your appetite to one of its many guided food tours with stops at independently owned businesses, complete with samples of their best menu items. Explore new cuisines and learn about the history of Columbus’ delicious neighborhoods.

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Columbus Park of Roses

COURTESY COLUMBUS CREW

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Columbus Crew

Columbus Jazz Orchestra


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Thyme for fun Savor herb-infused foods and learn how to use herbs in everything from one-ofa-kind teas to culinary treats such as herb-infused vinegar and pesto in Gahanna. Add to your herbal experience with wine tastings at Wyandotte Winery and Sher-Bliss.

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Cocktails & Canvases

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Create your own artistic masterpiece at Brandt-Roberts Galleries in the Short North Arts District. Cocktails in hand, aspiring painters will form teams to create their own piece of art. At each easel will be four 12-inch canvases pieced together to form a larger canvas. Take home a new understanding of visual art along with your canvas. Afterward, stroll through the Short North and sample handcrafted ice cream with exotic flavors at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and taste wine from around the world at Camelot Cellars.

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Broadway Across Columbus

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COURTESY DUBLIN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

From sewing and dancing to dining and Irish folklore, you can experience what it’s like to be Irish in Dublin. Learn “Riverdance”-style steps, shop for Irish foods or opt for Irish-inspired quilt and sewing activities—followed, of course, with an Irish-themed meal. For more fun, go on a tasting adventure at the sweet shops in Historic Dublin.

Mary Szymkowiak, Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 614-792-7666, 800-245-8387 marys@irishisanattitude.com

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COURTESY COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM

Get up close and personal with stingrays in the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s new 18,000-gallon tank. You’ll be able to touch several species of stingrays. Interact with other exotic animals and learn from the experts with the zoo’s popular Untamed Adventure groups-only program that includes breakfast or lunch.

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COURTESY TOPIARY PARK

Wexner Center for the Arts

DALLAGER PHOTOGRAPHY

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Columbus Attractions Topiary Park


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What’s cooking in Columbus Experience the many flavors and aromas of Columbus on this three-day tour.

Day One Taste the results as America’s most-awarded spicy foods creator, John Hard (better known as CaJohn), uses chiles to make mild to fiery cuisine during cooking school at the North Market. Sip wine crafted the old-fashioned way at Via Vecchia Winery, one of just a handful of U.S. wineries that doesn’t add lab-created yeasts or sugars to its vintages. Depending on the season of your visit, the wines could be in the crush (as in stomping with your feet!), fermentation, aging or bottling phase. Experience more of Columbus’ emerging spirits scene. See the brewing process in action—and taste the results— at Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus. Tour the micro distilleries Middle West Spirits and Watershed, and taste their handcrafted vodka and gin. Figure out “whodunit” at the entertaining “Dickens of a Mystery,” one of four original interactive dinner theater shows at Ohio Village.

Via Vecchia Winery

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Day Two Make your own herb-infused vinegars and oils in Gahanna’s Ohio Herb Education Center, and learn how to add the palate-pleasing flavor of herbs to your favorite recipes. Continue your herbal experience at Teh Ku Tea Company in Historic Dublin, where you’ll sample teas from around the world. Or indulge with a food and wine tasting at Wyandotte Winery, which makes more than a dozen varieties on-site. Taste handmade flavors such as lime cardamom and cherry lambic at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Stroll along the cobblestone streets lined with unique shops, galleries and bakeries in historic German Village, a charming restored neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eat dinner at a Columbus institution, Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus. Save room for dessert: The cream puffs alone are worth the trip!

Day Three Eat, drink and explore with Columbus Food Adventures. Get a real taste of Columbus on guided food tours, with stops at independently owned businesses, complete with samples of their best menu items.

Ohio Herb Education Center

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How did they do that? THE LONGABERGER COMPANY

Ever wonder how the ball gets inside a whistle or how the filling gets inside chocolates? Find out the answers on special behind-the-scenes tours designed to reveal “how did they do that” tricks on topics as varied as creating wine and making professional baseball bats.

Day One Longaberger Homestead

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The Works House Wine

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Camelot Cellars

Day Three Head east out of Columbus to The Works in nearby Newark. Watch trained glass blowers creating glass art, then blow your own glass ornament or fuse glass for a sun catcher or jewelry. Weave your own basket with one-on-one help from an expert at Longaberger Homestead in Frazeysburg. Get inspired by watching professional basketmakers at work, then peruse the factory store. 8

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DALLAGER PHOTOGRAPHY

Find out how wooden baseball bats are made for the pros at Phoenix Bat Company and take home a custom-engraved mini bat. Watch step by step as chocolate candies are made, from the basic ingredients to the final packaging, at AnthonyThomas Candy Company, a family-owned confectionery founded in 1952. Taste the results—everyone receives a freshly made chocolate! Curious about how the ball gets inside a whistle? Find out at the American Whistle Corporation, the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the nation. You’ll even get your own American Classic whistle to take home. Taste wines made with grapes from around the world at Camelot Cellars and create your own wine from start to finish. Begin at the fermentation process, then bottle, cork and even design the label for your own private wine reserve.

COURTESY HOUSE WINE

Stroll through the community garden at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and hand-select your own pizza toppings, then create a wood-fired pizza for lunch in the outdoor fire cooking theater. Take home a pizza dough recipe along with a small assortment of garden-fresh herbs. Visit Krema Nut Company, the oldest manufacturer of peanut butter in the country. Krema roasts its nuts in small batches by hand, just as it did 100 years ago. Save room for a handful of nuts. Make your own greeting card at Igloo Letterpress the old-fashioned way, using wooden letters and an antique, hand-operated printing press. See ice cream being made from start to finish at Graeter’s Ice Cream, which uses a French Pot process that makes just two gallons of ice cream at a time for the ultimate in creaminess. Select from dozens of fragrances before pouring your own custom-scented candle at The Candle Lab in Olde Worthington. While the candle hardens, stroll next door to sample a variety of labels before selecting your favorite bottle at House Wine.


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Going green has never been so much fun! Explore one of the nation’s most unusual Audubon centers, meet farmers and use herbs in everything from pizza to ice cream.

North Market

Day One

Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Start your tour in downtown’s best-hidden oasis—the rooftop garden atop the historic Lazarus Building, the largest LEED gold-certified building in the nation. Originally built in 1909 as a department store, the building was completely remodeled in 2007 with environmentally friendly finishes such as bamboo flooring, recycled plastic baseboards and recycled glass terrazzo. Stroll through downtown’s new parks, Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile, which stretches along the riverfront with a stunning fountain at its southern end. Columbus Commons is the new home of The Columbus Symphony’s popular Picnic with the Pops summer concert series. Taste your way around the historic North Market on a guided tour, where you’ll meet local merchants and farmers and sample their fabulous foods. Learn the fascinating history of Columbus’ more than 130-year-old public market, home to dozens of independent merchants and farmers peddling fresh local foods. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard all summer long at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. A conservatory specialist will share the secrets of habitat requirements and plant selection to enable you to create a backyard butterfly oasis. Columbus is known for its wide variety of restaurants that build their menus around local food. Head to the Short North Arts District, where options include Betty’s, Surly Girl and the organic-focused Northstar Cafe. (The wait staff even wears organic cotton shirts!) For dessert, stop by the award-winning Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, known for using fresh Ohio-grown ingredients.

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Go Green in Columbus

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The Columbus Symphony

Explore the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, one of the first Audubon centers close to the core of a major American city. Built with recycled construction materials, it opened in 2009 after a major reclamation effort. From capturing run-off rainwater to using alternative energy sources for heating and cooling, the center serves as a model for sustainable design. Be sure to look outside the building, too. It’s positioned on a major migratory bird flyway. Discover why Gahanna is known as the Herb Capital of Ohio. Visit the Ohio Herb Education Center for its appropriately named class, “Thyme for fun in the kitchen.” You’ll discover fun facts about herbs and how to enhance recipes by adding herbal blends.

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18-24 Months Ahead • Determine interest • Contact Experience Columbus for general information on Columbus, planning tools and information on experiential tour options • Develop budget and bookkeeping system

12 Months Ahead • Contact Experience Columbus staff to determine how they can help you find options for hotel locations, restaurants/caterers and service providers for lanyards, T-shirts, printing and more • Begin to research potential hotels, restaurants, attractions, facilities, parks, shelter houses and service providers • Set date(s)

9 Months Ahead • Send “Save the Date” postcards or emails that include tentative plans, theme, approximate cost, memory book contributions and missing persons list • Reserve a block of hotel rooms

6 Months Ahead • Begin rough itinerary and schedule • Reserve restaurants, ballrooms, parks or other attractions • Reserve all service providers, such as entertainment, caterer, photographer and transportation

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5 Months Ahead • Choose menus

4 Months Ahead • Send formal invitations (ask about food allergies or preferences) • Submit personalized souvenir order (T-shirts, mugs, caps) • Reserve rental equipment: tents, tables and chairs • Select decorations, signs, banners

2 Months Ahead • Finalize schedule with activities and meals • Write checklist for reunion day tasks • Order free Visitors Guides, Visitors Maps, plastic bags and pens from Experience Columbus

2 Weeks Ahead • Reconfirm meeting, sleeping and eating accommodations • Plan for materials from Experience Columbus office

After the Reunion • Reflect and evaluate—note what worked, what didn’t • Send thank you notes and pictures to participants • Send a thank you note to the hotel • Start planning your next reunion in Columbus

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getting around

VISIT WITH US Columbus’ convenient location makes it easy to travel to the city and get around once you arrive.

For more information, visit flycolumbus.com. From Columbus to other Major Cities Driving Time

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Charlotte

Los Angeles Atlanta

Phoenix

New Orleans Dallas Houston

Orlando Miami

Guided TOURS The following organizations invest in Greater Columbus’ convention and visitor industry through their memberships in Experience Columbus, current as of Jan. 7, 2012. (Descriptions provided by members.) Member of the Columbus Group Tour Council

Frontier Airlines Southwest United US Airways USA 3000 (seasonal)

Boston

Pittsburgh

Denver

Port Columbus International Airport is located just 10 minutes east of downtown. Major carriers include:

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GETTING TO COLUMBUS BY AIRPLANE

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Toronto

San Francisco

Freeways are well maintained, making driving in Columbus a pleasant experience. Two major U.S. freeways intersect near downtown: I-70 (east–west) and I-71 (north–south). I-270 loops around I-71 and I-70. I-670 connects the airport to downtown. For construction information, visit odot71670.org or the City of Columbus Road Construction website at pavingtheway.org, or call 614-645PAVE. Please see pages 12-13 for Greater Columbus and downtown maps, and downtown motorcoach parking locations.

Air Canada Jazz Air Tran American Continental Delta

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Cleveland

Louisville

Getting around Columbus by motorcoach or automobile

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Detroit Chicago

American Whistle Corporation 6540 Huntley Rd., 43229, 614-846-2918. Tour the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the U.S. Learn interesting whistle facts and see some fascinating machinery. Everyone leaves with a shiny new whistle. Anthony-Thomas Candy Company 1777 Arlingate Ln., 43228, 614-274-8405. In 45 minutes or less, view chocolates being produced from copper kettle to final packaging. Finish tour with a sample. Free admission. Gift shop. Tours by appointment Mon.-Fri. Capital City Tours 2554 Zollinger Rd., 43221, 614-326-0942. Offering step-on guide service for group tours of the city. Themes: Birthday Tour of City, Civil War in Columbus, pioneer life, outdoor sculptures, factory tours, tea rooms (gals only), girlfriends and churches. Columbus Food Adventures 43215, 614-440-3177. Guided food tours of Columbus. Van, step-on and walking tour itineraries: Short North and German Village walking tours, taco trucks, dessert, coffee and ethnic food tours. Columbus Historical Society 51 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-224-0822. Providing tours, lectures and programs celebrating the unique history of Columbus. Eastern Ohio Tours LLC 948 Second St., Dresden, 43821, 740-754-1833. We are a full-service group tour company specializing in exciting interactive historical tours throughout the Eastern Ohio region. We can provide step-on guide service for a side-trip or a fully guided tour and entertainment package for 25 or more. Finding Columbus, LLC 847 Cherrydale Ave., 43207, 614-484-2337. Personal tours for five people or fewer. I am a lifelong local. I love to take folks around town and show them what Columbus is all about. Tours last 3-4 hours.

German Village Society 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-8888. Tours of historic German Village feature quaint homes, gardens, shops and galleries. Step-on guides, themed tours, meet/greet service. Tours must be scheduled in advance. Graeter’s Ice Cream 2555 Bethel Rd., 43220, 614-442-7622. Watch us make the “graetest” ice cream the old-fashioned way in our 16,000-sq.-ft. facility. Free tour available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free motorcoach parking on-site. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours 10714 Jackson St., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-3859477. Fast, fun and exhilarating, this 21⁄2 - to 3-hour spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike, ages 10 and up, the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops. Krema Nut Company 1000 W. Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-4131. Visit the oldest manufacturer of all-natural peanut butter in the U.S. Longaberger Homestead 5563 Raiders Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 740-3225718. Tour the basketmaking facility, experience our products in a home setting, make your own basket, dine in one of the many restaurants or shop in a variety of stores. Located 50 minutes east of Columbus. Phoenix Bat Company 7801 Corporate Blvd., Ste. E, Plain City, 43064, 877-598-2287. See professional wood bats made on the most advanced bat-making machine in the world. One-hour guided tours include a custom engraved mini bat. Please call for tour times. Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-449-4038. Located on Kossuth Street in German Village. Columbus landmark. Colorful, European fun and great food. We love tour groups. Open 8 a.m.11 p.m. daily. SegAway Tours of Columbus Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. Enjoy the thrill of riding on a Segway while you discover the charm and history of Columbus. Your tour guide will entertain you with fascinating stories about Ohio’s capital.

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columbus maps Greater Columbus

Early Television Museum Jack Nicklaus Museum

The Ohio State University

Ohio History Center/ Ohio Village South Campus Gateway

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Tanger Outlet Center at Jeffersonville

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The King Arts Complex Lincoln Theatre

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Ohio Statehouse: North side of State Street between Third and High streets

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Nationwide Arena: Tailored to the event. Call 614-610-4040; $

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Veterans Memorial: Parking lot connected to Veterans Memorial on the north side of Broad Street, 614-221-4341; $ COSI: COSI West lot off of Belle Street and Rush Alley, 614-358-5980; $

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Greater Columbus Convention Center: East lot on the north side of Nationwide Boulevard,west of Fourth Street; $

Ask the venue you are visiting for their specific recommendations or call the City of Columbus at 614-645-7497.

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ATTRACTIONS PHILIP QUIRINO

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Things to See and Do olumbus has so much to experience. From hands-on cooking classes and fascinating historical sites to performing arts events and first-rate shopping, there’s always something fun to see and do here.

The following organizations invest in Greater Columbus’ convention and visitor industry through their memberships in Experience Columbus, current as of Jan. 7, 2012. (Descriptions provided by members.)

Ten Pin Alley 5499 Constitution Blvd., 43026, 614-8762475. We have bowling, sand volleyball, indoor and outdoor bars, full-service restaurant and arcade. We specialize in all types of gatherings.

Hawk Galleries 153 E. Main St., 43215, 614-225-9595. View museum-caliber works of art by Chihuly, Tagliapietra, Ries, Blank, Marioni and Paley in an elegant 5,000-sq.-ft. gallery in downtown Columbus. Free admission.

Zoombezi Bay Water Park 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. Zoombezi Bay is a combination water/ amusement park that is part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Ohio Art League South Campus Gateway, 1552 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-8225. Art gallery replete with Ohio artists’ works. Unique and original art created here, for the seasoned art lover and all visitors to see.

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Amusement and Games KDB–Easton 165 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-418-7149. Lazer Kraze 459 Orange Point Dr., 43035, 740-548-7788. Laser tag for groups, outings and teambuilding. Magic Mountain Fun Center–East 5890 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600. Fun for everyone. Enjoy go-karts, miniature golf, a cafe and a Kid’s Gym Playland. Open yearround, except Christmas and Thanksgiving. Magic Mountain Fun Center–Polaris 8350 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-840-9600. Enjoy miniature golf, go-karts, video arcade games, batting cages, bumper rides, laser tag and pizza. We are the perfect location for student trips and youth groups. Scare-A-Torium 6765 Dublin Center Dr., 43017, 614-846-3327. The Scare-A-Torium is Central Ohio’s scariest Halloween haunted attraction, featuring friendly Sunday lights-on tours, a funhouse faces makeup studio and Halloween retail store. Sequoia Pro Bowl 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-571-2135. Do something different. Bowling center and sand volleyball facility, plus party room, food, drink, 710 Club, bar, cornhole, pool, game room and tons of fun. Central location. 14

Art Galleries Brandt-Roberts Galleries 642 N. High St., 43215, 614-223-1655. www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com. Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224. Boutique in historic German Village features rotating exhibits by local artists, including artist Susan Astleford and glass artist Serge Lashutka. Columbus College of Art & Design 107 N. Ninth St., 43215, 614-224-9101. Located downtown. Look for the 100-ft. tall sculpture spelling “ART.” Six campus galleries feature impressive traveling, student and faculty exhibitions. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery 131 N. High St., 43215, 614-744-8110. Exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness/substance abuse disorders. Grid Furnishings 944 N. High St., 43201, 614-725-4292.

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-728-2239. Free admission. Experience vibrant work from Ohio artists at the Riffe Gallery in bustling downtown Columbus, located across the street from the Ohio Statehouse. Open Door Art Studio 1050 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-486-4919. The Swing Space South Campus Gateway, 1556 N. High St., 43201, 614-292-0234. A central part of life in the arts at OSU, Swing Space Gallery is the venue for a variety of faculty, student and specially curated exhibitions and programs. The Wexner Center for the Arts 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-9923. We offer edgy, stimulating art from around the globe, plus a cool store and cafe, all housed in an angular eye-catching building. Located at OSU.

Arts Performances and Theater BalletMet Columbus 322 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43215, 614-586-8661. Nationally recognized dance company. Performances downtown August-May. Free admission for driver and escort. Group discounts available.

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CityMusic 61 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-223-3093.

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Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre 447 E. Livingston Ave., 43215, 614-842-2583. Unique combination of entertainment and fine dining. Regularly scheduled performances Friday and Saturday. Private and travel shows available. Call for group options and information.

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Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) 55 E. State St., 43215, 614-469-1045. Group discounts for shows and historical tours of the Ohio, Palace, Southern and Riffe Center theaters. Free motorcoach parking nearby.

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Columbus Children’s Theatre Administrative Offices, 177 E. Naghten St., 43215, 614-224-6672. Great family theater for 44 years. Performances September-May at 512 N. Park St. (1⁄2 block north of the North Market on Front Street).

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The Columbus Symphony 55 E. State St., Fifth Floor, 43215, 614-228-9600. Columbus’ critically acclaimed orchestra performing classical, pops, holiday, gala and family concerts. Groups save up to 40% off regular prices. Concert/dinner packages available for select events. Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) 77 S. High St., Second Floor, 43215, 614-461-1383, Box office: 614-469-0939. Central Ohio’s professional, contemporary theater company. Performances in the Vern Riffe Center, Studio Theatre, September-June, Wed.-Sun. Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra 930 N. High St., 43201, 614-294-5200. Big band sounds of the CJO at the Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Group rates range from 10-20% off regular ticket prices. Offering free admission for driver and escort and free motorcoach parking nearby. The King Arts Complex 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464. Featuring dance, theater and entertainment in a 444-seat theater. Call for performance schedule. The Ohio State University Department of Theatre Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr., 43210, 614-292-5821. We celebrate the development and creation of new performance work while maintaining connections to our history through productions of classic, modern and contemporary texts. Shadowbox Live 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-416-7625. Shadowbox Live offers a hybrid form of entertainment, blending original sketch comedy, live rock-n-roll, dance theater and new media into fast-paced, high-energy productions. Come early and order food and drinks from the full bar and bistro-style menu. Singing Buckeyes P.O. Box 21807, 43221, 614-459-0400. Columbus’ premier men’s barbershop chorus. Special performance Sat., Aug. 18, 2012, with the Singing Buckeyes, quartets and Harmony Camp participants. Call for tickets and more information. The Wexner Center for the Performing Arts 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535. Located at The Ohio State University. International dance, theater, music. Features on-site dining, meet/ greet service, gift shop and motorcoach parking nearby for a fee.

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Via Vecchia Winery 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-893-5455. Watershed Distillery LLC 1145 Chesapeake Ave., Ste. D, 43212, 614-3571936. Local spirits distiller. Call for a tour. Wyandotte Winery 4640 Wyandotte Dr., 43230, 614-476-3624. Hand-crafted wines, tastings, gift shop, group events, private labels, winery tours and event space for private parties. Come taste the fun.

Cinemas Arena Grand Movie Theatre 175 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-469-5000. Enjoy state-of-the-art movie entertainment in downtown’s only theater. Private group screenings available. Features meet/greet service, quick dining options and motorcoach parking. Marcus Cinema Pickerington 1776 Hill Rd., 43147, 614-759-6500. Located south of I-70 E. off St. Rte. 256. Group rates determined by group size and viewing date. Meet/greet service, coach parking and restrooms for groups available.

Comedy Clubs Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant 145 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-471-5653. Offering the best in stand-up comedy six nights a week. Full-service kitchen and bar. Group discounts for parties of 20 or more. Free admission for driver.

Concerts Dream Seats 1611 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-340-8989. Specializing in preferred seating for concerts, sports and theater events both locally and nationwide. Sold out shows are no problem. Online ordering 24/7. www.dreamseats.com. THE LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 405 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-461-5483. America’s first indoor/outdoor concert venue. Free motorcoach parking on-site. Nationwide Arena 614-688-8408. Located in downtown Columbus in the Arena District. www.nationwidearena.com.

Ohio Statehouse Beer, Wine & Spirits Brothers Drake 26 E. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614-388-8756. Brothers Drake Meadery and Bar makes mead, the ancient form of honey-based alcohol. By using local, high-quality ingredients, we create the distinct flavor of Ohio. Camelot Cellars 958 N. High St., 43201, 614-441-8860. Camelot Cellars, an award-winning urban boutique winery, handcrafts all wines sourcing juice from vineyards all over the world. Wines by glass, bottle or flight. Also features wine bar and an event space. Columbus Brewing Company 535 Short St., 43215, 614-224-3626. Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus 161 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-0500. www.elevatorbrewing.com. 16

Middle West Spirits 1230 Courtland Ave., 43201, 614-299-2460. Award-winning urban micro-distillery, located in the heart of the Short North Arts District. Middle West produces a line of artisan vodkas and whiskeys made from Ohio wheat. Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant 56183 Cty. Rd. 143, West Lafayette, 43845, 740-545-1000. Raven’s Glenn Winery & Restaurant, “Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries,” is located east of Columbus. Visit www.ravensglenn.com for more details on this unique winery and restaurant.

Newport Music Hall 1722 N. High St., 43201, 614-461-5483. America’s longest continually running rock club. Motorcoach parking nearby for a fee. Value City Arena/ Jerome Schottenstein Center 555 Arena Dr., 43210, 614-688-3939. 20,000seat multi-purpose venue on The Ohio State University campus hosting concerts, sporting events, family shows and national touring productions.

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Rockmill Brewery 5705 Lithopolis Rd. N.W., Lancaster, 43130, 310-755-4097.

A Taste of Ohio 646 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, 43725, 740432-8789. Ohio-made products and gift baskets. www.atasteofohio.com.

Signature Wines 3816 April Ln., 43227, 614-395-2355. Awardwinning urban micro-winery making wine from the finest California and Ohio grapes. Offering event space for rental and private-labeled wine for businesses and individuals.

Brownie Points and The Popcorn Gallery 5712 Westbourne Ave., 43213, 614-860-8470. Extraordinary brownies, exotic flavored popcorn, chocolate confections. Featured on Food Network, “Rachael Ray,” CNN and NBC’s “Today” Show as the “perfect brownie.”

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Cookie Cravings Bakery 227 E. Third Ave., 43201, 614-745-0090. House Wine 644 High St., 43085, 614-846-9463. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Juergens German Village Bakery, Restaurant & Cafe 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-224-6858. Specializing in authentic German pastries, products and main courses. In the heart of German Village. Welcomes tour groups. Delight in a pleasant dining experience, German-style. Open Tues.-Thur., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Oilerie 1409 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-824-2668. www.oilerie.com.

Wine on High 789 N. High St., 43215, 614-294-8466.

Schmidt’s Fudge Haus and Gifts German Village, 220 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-2222. Fudge, sugar-free sweets and corporate gifts.

Woodhaven Farm 1401 Woodhaven Rd., P.O. Box 595, Johnstown, 43031, 614-470-2665. Located on 10 acres of beauty. Features hands-on cooking classes and seminars taught by Culinary Institute of America trained Chef Tami Cecil.

Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties– Downtown 11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Also featuring Sugardaddy’s brownie cheesecakes, truffles, biscotti and ice creams.

Wyandotte Winery 4640 Wyandotte Dr., 43230, 614-476-3624. Columbus’ first and oldest winery, premium hand-crafted wines, wine tastings, gift shop, winery tours, gourmet wine cakes. Close to Easton Town Center, small plates available.

Katzinger’s Delicatessen 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. New York-style deli, specialty foods store and caterer in German Village.

Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties–Easton 111 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Groups welcome.

Krema Nut Company 1000 W. Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-4131. Guided factory tour of all-natural peanut butter for adult groups (21 and older only). Free admission. Tours by appointment Mon.Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for groups of 20-50.

Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties–Polaris 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Groups welcome.

le Chocoholique 601 N. High St., 43215, 614-223-4009. Features: artisan chocolates, custom corporate and bridal gifts, pastries, biscotti, dipped berries, gift cards, greeting cards, wine, dessert cocktails, lattes, espresso, tea and Wi-Fi.

Vino 100 Polaris 522 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614-895-8466. Let us arrange a private wine tasting for your group. Knowledgeable staff, inviting atmosphere and gourmet cheese plates complement our 100 great wines priced at $25 or less.

North Market Spices, Ltd. North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215. North Market Spices carries more than 80 varieties of top quality spices, herbs, blends and rubs from around the world with an ever-expanding line of products and discoveries.

Weiland’s Gourmet Market & Catering 3600 Indianola Ave., 43214, 614-261-6532. Your neighborhood specialty market for quality and customer service. Fresh meats and seafood, locally grown produce and gourmet groceries. Beer, wine and state liquor.

Entertainment Districts Arena District 375 N. Front St., Ste. 200, 43215, 614-857-2336. This walkable downtown destination offers everything from major league sports and indoor/outdoor live music venues, to an eightscreen movie theatre and a variety of bars and restaurants. Discovery District P.O. Box 1594, 43216, 614-255-2273. Located in the eastern portion of downtown. Home to higher education institutions, cafes, one of Columbus’ most loved parks and various nonprofit organizations. Experience Clintonville 10 E. Weber Rd., Ste. A, 43202, 614-268-9484. German Village 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-8888. Columbus’ premier downtown historic neighborhood with shops, restaurants and beautiful architecture and gardens. Guided tours must be scheduled in advance and are free for driver and escort.

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Award-winning, locally hand-crafted wines Wine Tastings, Flights, Wines by the Glass Enjoy local Ohio fine cheese and meats, fresh vegetable and fruit plates Tuscan Room, Tuscan Table or entire winery available for private events Serving over 80 wines by the glass Retail: unique gifts and wine stoppers, wine glasses, olive oils, corkscrews

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Longaberger Homestead 5563 Raiders Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 740-3225588. Receive rewards for hosting Longaberger tours. Bring 15 friends, 16 years of age and older, to Longaberger Homestead, pre-scheduled a week in advance, and receive a free basket. Short North Arts District 1126 1⁄2 -A N. High St., 43201, 614-299-8050. Columbus’ premier arts, dining and shopping district. North side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Ohio’s most acclaimed Gallery Hop first Saturday each month. “Columbus Cool,” New York Times Magazine.

Historical Sites Davis-Shai House 301 Central Pkwy., Heath, 43056, 740-7888942. www.davisshaihouse.com. Historic Roscoe Village 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, 43812, 740622-7644. Experience canal-era life in a restored 1800s canal town. Exciting tours with costumed guides, hands-on activities, charming shops, casual dining and exciting festivals. Ohio Statehouse 1 Capitol Sq., 43215, 614-728-2130. The Ohio Statehouse, where history happens, offers experiential tours, a gift shop, cafe and convenient parking. Enjoy Miss Emma’s Table— lunch for a reasonable price. SegAway Tours of Columbus Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. A two-hour Segway tour of downtown Columbus seeing more than 50 sights of historical interest with a touch of humor along the way. Must be 14 or older. Training included. 18

Museums Columbus Museum of Art 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-6801. Great experiences with great art for everyone. Open Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and until 8:30 p.m. on Thur. Featuring guided tours, gift shop, cafe, free motorcoach parking on-site and nearby with free admission for driver and escort. COSI 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-228-2674. COSI has group tours down to a science! COSI is a dynamic science center and was recently named the #1 science center in the country by Parents magazine. It is more than a museum, and not just for kids. Come explore, learn and play. Early Television Museum 5396 Franklin St., 43026, 614-771-0510. See the world’s best collection of old television sets from the 1920s-1950s. Many are in working condition. Open Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; other days by appointment. Heritage Museum of Kappa Kappa Gamma 530 E. Town St., P.O. Box 38, 43216, 614-228-6516. Victorian rooms depict lifestyle and era. Located next to Topiary Garden and the Kelton House Museum. Open Wed.-Thurs., 1-4 p.m.; other times by appointment. Jack Nicklaus Museum 2355 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-247-5959. Located at The Ohio State University on Olentangy River Road north of Lane Avenue. Educational facility honoring Jack Nicklaus and the history of golf. Gift shop. Kelton House Museum & Garden 586 E. Town St., 43215, 614-464-2022. A bygone era springs to life amid beautiful antiques, while the Kelton family’s story of courage and freedom begs to be told. Audio tours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.4 p.m.; docent-led tours Sun., 1-4 p.m.

The King Arts Complex 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464. A performing and cultural arts facility. Gallery open Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Adults $2, students $1. Guided tours, gift shop, restrooms and free motorcoach parking. Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum 13515 Yarmouth Dr., 43147, 614-856-2222. Explore the history of American motorcycle racing, riding, design and technology. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Group rate $7 per person. Gift shop and indoor/outdoor lounge. Motts Military Museum 5075 S. Hamilton Rd., 43125, 614-836-1500. The Motts Military Museum is an educational museum with the goal of educating our visitors, as well as honoring our military men and women. Ohio History Center 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2477, 800850-3245. Experience history up close with interpretive tours, mystery theater and new exhibits. Free admission for driver and escort, meet/greet service, guided tours and gift shop. Robbins-Hunter Museum 221 E. Broadway, Granville, 43023, 740-5870430. www.robbinshunter.org. Santa Maria Battelle Riverfront Park, on Marconi Boulevard north of West Broad Street, 43215, Office: 614-645-8760, Ship: 614-6450351. A full-scale replica of Christopher Columbus’ wooden flagship. 45-minute guided tours: educational, fun and familyfriendly. Make history come alive. Open April-October.

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Thurber House 77 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-464-1032. Located in the boyhood home of author, humorist and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber. Thurber House is a living museum with garden art, Thurber art and Thurber memorabilia. Open daily, 1-4 p.m. The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology 55 S. First St., Newark, 43055, 740-3499277, www.attheworks.org.

Night Life 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. A&R Music Bar 391 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-461-5483. Live performances by great local bands. Bar Louie Arena District 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. BBR Columbus 106 Vine St., 43215, 614-365-7625. Located in the heart of Arena District, the 5000-sq.-ft. venue offers three bars, a spacious patio, restaurant and multiple entertainment options. The Big Bang 401 N. Front St., Ste. 95, 43215, 614-233-9999. Columbus’ best all-request, rock-n-roll dueling piano show. Opened in January 2009, The Big Bang quickly became the premier place to host your party or special event. Char-Bar 439 N. High St., 43215, 614-225-9439. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Pool, darts, juke box. Open daily, 3 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Charlie Bear Land of Dance South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-429-3341. Charlie Bear is the premier nightclub in the University District. Our high-energy dance floor features live DJs and an assortment of your favorite hits. Cycle Tavern of Columbus 614-306-1355. FLEUR 114 N. Third St., 43215, 614-328-9622. Park Street Cantina 491 N. Park St., 43215, 614-884-2108. Park Street Complex 525, 527 and 533 Park St., 43215, 614-9751363. Park Street Patio 533 Park St., 43215, 614-975-1363. Park Street Saloon 525 Park St., 43215, 614-477-7255. The Social Room 527 Park St., 43215, 614-975-1363. Suite 143 Lounge 303 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-906-2423. Thurber’s Bar 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-220-7042. You’ll find all of your favorite cocktails and beverages, as well as a comprehensive and creative martini menu, delicious appetizers and light dining selections. World of Beer 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-224-1962. Best beer selection in the Midwest—500 beers, 50 taps, live music. Located in the Brewery District.

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Hand-crafted Italian ceramics • French & German table linens • French Lavender body care products • Polish Pottery • Fine art gallery

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Columbus Museum of Art Parks and Gardens Columbus Commons 150 S. Front St., Ste. 210, 43215, 614-545-4700. Nine-acre park in downtown Columbus. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733. Two miles east of downtown. Botanical gardens, conservatory and 88-acre park. Chihuly collection, glassblowing demos, exhibitions, culinary/gardening group experiences and guided tours. Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill St., 43230, 614-342-4380. www.gahanna.gov. Scioto Mile Located along the downtown riverfront, 43215, 614-645-3300. The new park stretches along the riverfront with a stunning fountain at its southern end. www.sciotomile.com. Topiary Park 480 E. Town St., 43215, 614-645-0197. The re-creation of Seurat’s painting “Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte.” A must-see destination for art lovers, gardeners and public space enthusiasts. Open daily.

Recreation & Sports Black Wing Shooting Center 3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740363-7555. Do something different. Have fun shooting at our spacious, world-class facility. No experience needed. Packages from $45 per person. Groups of 1 to 200. Catering and meeting rooms. Buckeye Lake: Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society 4729 Walnut Rd., Buckeye Lake, 43008, 740929-1998. www.buckeyelakehistory.org. Columbus Blue Jackets 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-2464156. NHL franchise with games downtown at Nationwide Arena. Group rates are $3$7.50 off per ticket, depending on game selection. 20

Columbus Crew 1 Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131. Come to Crew Stadium, home of the 2008 MLS Cup Champions Columbus Crew. Feel the energy of the nation’s best fans and be a part of the action from start to finish. Consider Biking 4041 N. High St., Ste. 201, 43214, 614-447-8894. We are a resource for people who pedal. We help you find organized rides, bike shops and bike-friendly travel along the new Ohio to Erie trail. Hocking Valley Canoe Livery & Family Fun Center 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 43138, 740-3858685. Your center for outdoor adventure in Hocking Hills. We offer the greatest trips via canoe, kayak, raft and tube, along with a fun center, riverside camping and more. Huntington Park–Home of the Columbus Clippers 330 Huntington Park Ln., 43215, 614-462-5250. Be sure to check out www.clippersbaseball.com for an up-to-date listing of game times and daily promotions. For tickets call 614-462-2757. Come cheer on your Clippers. Longaberger Golf Club 1 Long Dr., Nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100. Mid-Ohio School 7721 Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, 44904, 877-793-8667. Also offering courses in defensive driving, high performance, motorcycle track riding, racing and corporate entertainment. All skill levels welcome, from teens to adults. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 7721 Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, 44904, 800-643-6446. Come see the stars of IndyCar, the technology of American Le Mans, the tight competition of GRAND-AM, the knee-draggers of AMA Pro, plus top amateurs in AMA, NASA and SVRA. National Trail Raceway 2650 National Rd. S.W., Hebron, 43025, 740928-5706. Experience the thrills, color and spectacle of NHRA Drag Racing from the grandstands or a luxury suite. Open AprilOctober. Affiliated with the National Red Rod Association.

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Ohio Machine 1350 W. Fifth Ave., Ste. 330, 43212, 614-7541973. Looking for something different to do? Come cheer on Major League Lacrosse’s newest team. For schedule and tickets, visit www.theohiomachine.com. The Ohio State University Athletic Department 410 Woody Hayes Dr., 43210, 614-292-9908. www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com Safari Golf Club 4853 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. Mature golf course on more than 140 acres. Several newly designed holes, a new clubhouse and a new practice facility, including a driving range with grass tees, practice putting and chipping greens. Scioto Downs, Inc. 6000 S. High St., P.O. Box 07823, 43207, 614491-2515. Exciting live harness racing, MaySeptember; simulcast racing, April-October. Fine dining in the Clubhouse, casual fare on the patio. Group packages offered. Holiday matinees. Winding Hollow 6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054, 614-304-0083. Catering services for weddings, corporate meetings, holiday parties, and bar and bat mitzvahs. We also have an 18-hole public championship course designed by Arthur Hills.

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Barnes & Noble, The Ohio State University Bookstore South Campus Gateway, 1598 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-2000. Books, references and gifts, plus a coffee shop/cafe. Hours of entertainment. This is a historical, university tradition—Long’s Bookstore at the Gateway. Better Earth North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-2246196. A natural products general store and gift shop including personal care, handmade pottery, beautiful jewelry and beads, souvenir gifts and more. The Book Loft of German Village 631 S. Third St., 43206, 614-464-1774. Located in the heart of German Village. 32 rooms of books, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices. Open Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.midnight. Loading zone, rear on City Park Avenue. The Buckeye Connection Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-0196. OSU, Columbus and Ohio souvenirs and gifts. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. hours vary. The Candle Lab–Short North 751 N. High St., 43215, 614-949-1458. Customers can pour their own candles and create a custom fragrance blend.

Shopping Archiver’s 3876 Townsfair Way, 43219, 614-337-1802. www.archiversonline.com.

The Candle Lab–Worthington 646 High St., 43085, 614-433-9900. Customers can pour their own candles and create a custom fragrance blend.

Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224. This charming housewares boutique sells Italian ceramics, French and German table linens, lavender soap, Polish pottery and artwork by local artists in historic German Village. Columbus Architectural Salvage 1580 Clara St., 43211, 614-299-6627. An organized warehouse full of architectural artifacts, antiques, old house parts and repurposed decorative items. A unique place to explore, shop and ďŹ nd inspiration. Eastland Mall 2740 Eastland Mall, 43232, 614-861-3232. Located one mile south of I-70 E. on Hamilton Road. Easy access mall with more than 75 stores and a food court. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. On-site dining, coach parking and coupons. Easton Town Center 160 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-416-7000. The Midwest’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Open Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Ask about our Experience Easton coupon book. Fortin Ironworks 944 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-291-4342. Factory and gallery of artistic, fun home and garden accents. Motorcoach parking. Golden Hobby Shop 630 S. Third St., 43206, 614-645-8329. Unique gift items made by local seniors. Located in German Village, south of I-70 E. Open Tues.Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coach parking, restrooms for groups.

Submit RFPs Find Shops & Restaurants Attractions

The University Hospitality District Welcomes You! The University Hospitality District is a partnership of hotels and event venues in and around The Ohio State University campus. As a stopover or a destination your tour Yill Ĺżnd Ĺ– Seven  hotels Yith a total of over  rooms from economy to luZury Ĺ– Hotel DanSuet space plus tYo  event facilities Yith event capacities of  to  Ĺ– Ample parMinI for multiple motorcoaches Ĺ– 4estaurants and uniSue shoppinI areas Yithin oneandahalf miles Ĺ– OSU attractions include campus tours ,acM 0icMlaus /useum 9eZner %enter for the Arts %hadYicM ArDoretum and many moreĹŒall Lust a feY minutes from downtown and other central Ohio locations!

Make the University Hospitality District your next stop in Columbus!

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Grandview Mercantile 873-881 N. High St., 43215, 614-421-7000. 8,000-sq.-ft. antique marketplace in Short North Arts District offering discriminating buyers a huge selection of distinctive pieces from around the world.

TOUR HISTORIC

GERMAN VILLAGE

Greater Columbus Antique Mall 1045 S. High St., 43206, 614-443-7858. Located in a period antique building that’s rumored to be haunted. Five oors, 70 dealers. Columbus’ ďŹ rst antique mall. Open daily, noon6 p.m. Meet/greet service, restrooms, free motorcoach parking on-site.

Call today to book: 614-221-8888 germanvillage.com

Helen Winnemore’s Contemporary Craft Gallery 150 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-5850. Locally owned and located in Historic German Village. We focus on the work of American artisans. This means that our shop is like an arts festival year-round. Closed Mon.

Visit

The only place you need for art and cultural events in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and all of Ohio.

Historic Downtown Powell, Inc. 47 Hall St., 43065, 614-396-3336. Located 15 miles north of Columbus, just west of St. Rte. 315. An antique to unique shopping destination near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Olentangy Indian Caverns. Home on High Short North, 43201, 614-725-4292. A home dĂŠcor destination featuring 15 unique shops located in the Short North Arts District. www.homeonhigh.com.

ArtsinOhio.com is a collaboration of Experience Columbus, Positively Cleveland, CincinnatiUSA.com and the Ohio Arts Council.

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Igloo Letterpress 39 W. New England Ave., 43085, 614-7875528. www.iglooletterpress.com. JC’s 5 Star Outlet 2361 Park Crescent, 43232, 614-868-0250. Off I-70 E. at Brice Road. Savings of 20%60% off regular prices. A real outlet store with real values. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Restrooms, free motorcoach parking on-site. Karavan Treasures from Turkey 771 B & C N. High St., 43215, 614-291-4438. Unique gift store in the Short North bringing real hand-made treasures from Turkey. Handmade ceramics, rugs, kilims, jewelry, lanterns, Suzani shoes and bags, good luck charms and more. Kingsdale Market District 3061 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-538-0762. A food shopping and dining destination unlike any other, with everyday grocery items at regular Giant Eagle prices, fuelperks!Ž, foodperks!Ž and weekly specials. Macy’s–Easton Town Center Easton Town Center, 4141 Easton Loop E., 43219, 614-342-2308. Visiting Columbus for business or pleasure? Macy’s offers customized group programs to meet the needs and interests of your group. Please visit www.visitmacysusa.com. MarketPlace of the Americas, LLC 5891 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-385-5985. Is it a ea market or a shopping mall? You be the judge. Voted Ohio’s #1 Shopping Destination, this giant shopping bazaar and entertainment complex has something for everyone. Nordstrom 4000 Worth Ave., 43219, 614-416-7111.

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North Market 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-463-9664. Historic public market since 1876. Open Mon., 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Individual merchant hours may vary. Meet/greet service.

Polaris Fashion Place 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 3000, 43240, 614-8461500. Central Ohio’s premier shopping mall. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon5 p.m. $25 gift card per group for groups larger than 25. Coupon book, food court.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory 3219 Tremont Rd., 43221, 614-326-3500. We love making custom chocolate creations for special events and everyday treats. Featuring truffles, ganaches, buckeyes, custom molded items, chocolate fountains and more.

Short North Arts District 1126 1⁄ 2 -A N. High St., 43201, 614-299-8050. Columbus’ premier arts, dining and shopping district. North side of Greater Columbus Convention Center. Ohio’s most acclaimed Gallery Hop first Saturday each month. “Columbus Cool,” New York Times Magazine. So-Bo- Style 3282 High St., 43202, 614-447-8880. Located on High Street in Clintonville. So-Bo- Style is a unique home décor store specializing in vintage and new furnishings and gift items. Shabby meets retro, primitive meets modern.

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South Campus Gateway South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-2475825. Mixture of retail, entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, office space, apartments and parking in the University District. Shops include AT&T, Finish Line, GameStop, Pitaya, T-Mobile, Nutrition X and Wireless Zone. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. The Statehouse Museum Shop 1 Capitol Sq., 43215, 614-728-9234. Located on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse. Shop features Ohio products, including art, gift baskets and wine. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Substance for Fashion Conscious People, LLC 783 N. High St., 43215, 614-299-2910. Substance sells “The Clothes You Keep” in an inviting boutique of contemporary, eco- and sociallyconscious apparel. Discover independent local artisans upstairs in The Lofts. Tanger Outlets at Jeffersonville 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, 43128, 740-948-9091. Ohio’s largest outlet shopping mall with more than 100 name brands. Located off I-71 (exit 65). Register groups at www.tangeroutlet.com. Groups receive welcome gift bags.

Spas and Salons Aveda Institute Columbus South Campus Gateway, 1581 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2421. The Aveda Institute Columbus provides full salon services done by supervised students. Best of all, you can get quality services at an affordable price.

Erika Taylor Urban Spa 275 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-564-9054. Mukha 980 N. High St., 43201, 614-294-7546. www.mukhaspa.com. The Nicci Debro Spa and Salon 274 Marconi Blvd., Ste. 100, 43215, 614-2285670. Spa designed with you in mind. De-stress with our therapies. Nurtur the Salon 1581 W. Lane Ave., 43221, 614-487-3033. Every guest experiences a customized Aveda sensory ritual: a stress relieving experience in a massage chair, a hand and arm massage, a mini-facial or an aromatic foot soak.

Wildlife Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world of adventure that does a world of good. The zoo is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 650 species from around the globe. the Wilds 14000 International Rd., Cumberland, 43732, 740-638-5030. Board a safari transport to view rare and endangered animals living in an open-range habitat at this 10,000-acre conservation center in Southeast Ohio.

Essential tool for any high-powered business meeting. Rolling up your sleeves takes on whole new meaning inside these stately confines. Our richly appointed meeting rooms set the stage for productive gatherings, complemented by USDA Prime dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning wines. All presented, of course, with attention to your needs that simply isn’t found anywhere else.

4145 THE STRAND WEST EASTON TOWN CENTER COLUMBUS, OH

614.416.2400 SM ITHANDWOLLENSKY.COM ©2012 Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc.

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EVENTS OHIO STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

Red, White & Boom

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It’s a Celebration! hanks to a busy calendar of special events, Columbus is a lively place to be any time of the year—and there’s even more to enjoy in 2012 as the city celebrates its Bicentennial. You can marvel at a state-of-the-art fireworks display, watch some of the world’s top golfers tee off and celebrate cultures from around the world. Visit experiencecolumbus.com for a continuously updated list of all the city’s not-to-be-missed events. ( American Bar Association Top 100 Event.)

APRIL Thru Sept. 3 Blooms & Butterflies

MAY May 5 Capital City Half Marathon May 12 Ohioana Book Festival May 19 Komen Columbus May 26-27 Asian Festival May 28-June 3 the Memorial Tournament May 30-June 3 Origins Game Fair and Expo TBD WaterFire Columbus (events throughout the summer)

JUNE June 1-3 Columbus Arts Festival June 14-16 National Quilting Association Quilt Show June 16-July 1 BIA Parade of Homes June 24 German Village Haus und Garten Tour

JULY July 3 Red, White & Boom! July 13-15 North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival July 20-22 Jazz & Rib Fest July 25-Aug. 5 Ohio State Fair

SEPTEMBER Sept. 3 Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival Sept. 7-8 Longaberger Heritage Days Sept. 14-16 Country Living Fair Sept. 21 Columbus Food & Wine Affair Sept. 22 India Festival Sept. 23 New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day Sept. 28-30 Columbus Oktoberfest Sept. 28-30 via Columbus

OCTOBER Oct. 5-7 The Columbus Italian Festival Oct. 5-8 Experience Columbus Days Oct. 5-28 All American Quarter Horse Congress Oct. 21 Columbus Marathon

NOVEMBER Nov. 16- Wildlights at Columbus Jan. 3, 2013 Zoo and Aquarium

AUGUST

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Columbus is celebrating its Bicentennial in 2012 with a year of festivals, arts events and other activities designed to engage visitors in the city of the future. Highlights include the Bicentennial Boom, Ohio Homecoming and idUS, a multi-day experience of innovation and design. Significant projects making their debuts in 2012 include the new Hilton Columbus Downtown and the Columbus Hollywood Casino. For those interested in promoting Columbus tours with a Bicentennial flair, Experience Columbus will provide a toolkit, including:

DECEMBER Dec. 31 First Night Columbus

Aug. 3-5 Dublin Irish Festival Aug. 10-12 Pelotonia Aug. 18 Singing Buckeyes: Stars of the Night Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s Greek Festival

200columbus.com

MARCH 2013 1-3 Arnold Sports Festival

OCTOBER 2013 Oct. 3-6 The President’s Cup

Visit us at experiencecolumbus.com/tours for itineraries and more

• Bicentennial logo • Links to 200columbus.com • Bicentennial messaging • Calendar of Bicentennial events For more information on the Bicentennial, visit 200columbus.com.


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DOWNTOWN Courtyard by Marriott Columbus–Downtown 35 W. Spring St., 43215 Crowne Plaza Downtown 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215 DoubleTree Guest Suites–Columbus 50 S. Front St., 43215 Drury Inn & Suites 88 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215

614-228-4600 614-221-7008

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown 501 N. High St., 43215

614-559-2000

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Hilton Columbus Downtown (Opening fall of 2012) 405 N. High St., 43215

614-384-8600

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614-221-3281

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118

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The Lofts Hotel 55 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215

614-461-2663

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Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown–Convention Center 111 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215

614-224-6539

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Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel 50 N. Third St., 43215

614-228-5050

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Residence Inn Columbus Downtown 36 E. Gay St., 43215

614-222-2610

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Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square 75 E. State St., 43215

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Best Western Port Columbus 1450 Airpointe Dr., 43219

614-337-8400

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N

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Candlewood Suites Columbus Airport 590 Taylor Rd., 43230

614-863-4033

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N

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800-788-8008

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Columbus Airport Marriott 1375 N. Cassady Ave., 43219

614-475-7551

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Comfort Suites Columbus Airport 4270 Sawyer Rd., 43219

614-237-5847

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Comfort Suites East Broad at 270 70 Chris Perry Ln., 43213

614-604-6400

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Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square 175 E. Town St., 43215

Westin Columbus 310 S. High St., 43215

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Cherry Valley Lodge 2299 Cherry Valley Rd., 43055

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Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr., 43232

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Four Points by Sheraton 3030 Plaza Properties Blvd., 43219

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Hampton Inn Columbus Airport 4280 International Gateway, 43219

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Country Inn & Suites– Columbus Airport East 6305 E. Broad St., 43213

614-322-8000

Courtyard by Marriott–Columbus Airport 2901 Airport Dr., 43219

614-475-8530

Days Inn and Suites East 2100 Brice Rd., 43068

614-864-1280

Embassy Suites Columbus Airport/Easton 2886 Airport Dr., 43219

Hampton Inn I-70 E/Hamilton Road 2093 S. Hamilton Rd., 43232 Hampton Inn & Suites Easton 4150 Stelzer Rd., 43230 Hilton Columbus at Easton 3900 Chagrin Dr., 43219

614-552-2400 614-473-9911 614-414-5000

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport 4265 Sawyer Rd., 43219

614-231-2869

Ramada East–Airport 4801 E. Broad St., 43213

614-861-0321

Staybridge Suites Columbus Airport 2890 Airport Dr., 43219

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NORTH Best Western Columbus North 888 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229 Cambria Suites Columbus–Polaris 9100 Lyra Dr., 43240

614-841-9100

Candlewood Suites Polaris 8515 Lyra Dr., 43240

614-436-6600

Chase Suite Hotels Dublin 4130 Tuller Rd., 43017

614-766-7762

Clarion Hotel & Suites 900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229

614-888-7440

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Columbus Marriott Northwest 5605 Blazer Pkwy., 43017

614-791-1000

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Comfort Inn Columbus/Polaris 8400 Lyra Dr., 43240

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Comfort Inn North Conference Center 1213 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229

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Days Inn & Suites Worthington–North 7500 Vantage Dr., 43235

614-436-0556

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DoubleTree Hotel Columbus–Worthington 175 Hutchinson Ave., 43235

614-431-4443

Crowne Plaza Columbus/Dublin 600 Metro Pl. N., 43017 Crowne Plaza Columbus North 6500 Doubletree Ave., 43229

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Embassy Suites Hotel–Columbus 2700 Corporate Exchange Dr., 43231

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus/Polaris 9000 Worthington Rd., 43082

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Hampton Inn Columbus/Delaware 7329 St. Rte. 37 E. (U.S. 36), 43074

740-363-4700

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Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus–Polaris 8411 Pulsar Pl., 43240

614-885-8400

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Hampton Inn Dublin 3920 Tuller Rd., 43017

614-889-0573

Hilton Columbus/Polaris 8700 Lyra Dr., 43240

614-885-1600

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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris 8535 Lyra Dr., 43240

614-846-8884

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin 500 Metro Pl. N., 43017

614-766-9900

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Holiday Inn Columbus–Worthington 7007 N. High St., 43085

614-436-0700

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614-267-1111

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Hilton Garden Inn University Area 3232 Olentangy River Rd., 43202

614-263-7200

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Holiday Inn Express Ohio Expo Center 701 E. Hudson St., 43211

614-263-7725

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU 795 Yard St., 43212

614-569-2913

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University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center 3110 Olentangy River Rd., 43202

614-267-7461

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Extended Stay Deluxe Columbus/Polaris 8555 Lyra Dr., 43240

Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin 6161 Parkcenter Circle, 43017

614-799-1913

Hyatt Place Columbus Worthington 7490 Vantage Dr., 43235

614-846-4355

La Quinta Inn Columbus–Dublin 6145 Parkcenter Circle, 43017

614-792-8300

Ramada Columbus North 6767 Schrock Hill Ct., 43229

614-890-8111

Sheraton Suites Columbus 201 Hutchinson Ave., 43235

614-436-0004

Staybridge Suites Columbus/Dublin 6095 Emerald Pkwy., 43016

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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Big Red’s Lodges 3773 Olentangy River Rd., 43214

614-566-2447

The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center 2110 Tuttle Park Pl., 43210

614-247-4099

Days Inn Fairgrounds 1700 Clara St., 43211

614-299-4300

Fairfield Inn & Suites–OSU 3031 Olentangy River Rd., 43202

(closed for renovation May 1, 2012-Feb. 28, 2013)

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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Grove City 3928 Jackpot Rd., 43123

614-539-8944

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Holiday Inn Express Columbus Southeast 4041 Hamilton Square Blvd., 43125

614-920-2400

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La Quinta Inn Grove City 3962 Jackpot Rd., 43123

614-539-6200

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Sleep Inn & Suites 4850 Frusta Dr., Obetz, 43207

614-497-9600

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SOUTH Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center 22300 State Park Rd. No. 20, Mt. Sterling, 43143 Drury Inn & Suites–Columbus South 4109 Parkway Centre Dr., 43123 Great Wolf Lodge 2501 Great Wolf Dr., 45040 Hampton Inn Columbus South 4017 Jackpot Rd., 43123

740-869-2020

800-436-1191 513-459-8885

WEST Best Western Suites–Columbus West 1133 Evans Way Ct., 43228

614-870-2378

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Comfort Suites Columbus West 5547 Keim Circle, 43228

614-870-7658

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N

On-site Free

Country Inn & Suites–Columbus West 1155 Evans Way Ct., 43228

614-853-1257

25

7

2

Y

Y

I

Y

N

N

On-site Free

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West 2350 Westbelt Dr., 43228

614-771-8999

75

75

7

Y

Y

I

N

N

Y

On-site Free

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Northwest 6170 Park Center Circle, 43017

614-798-8802

Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus West 5520 Maxwell Pl., 43228

614-643-4300

36

47

4

N

N

I

Y

N

N

On-site Free

44

26

5

N

N

I

Y

N

N

On-site Free

8

58

4

Y

Y

I

Y

N

Y

On-site Free

Hampton Inn & Suites Hilliard 3950 Lyman Dr., 43026

614-334-1800

Hampton Inn West 5625 Trabue Rd., 43228

614-851-5599

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbus–West 5505 Keim Circle, 43228

614-853-6199

Homewood Suites by Hilton 3841 Park Mill Run Dr., 43026

614-529-4100

La Quinta Inn and Suites 5510 Trabue Rd., 43228

614-878-8844

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No Smoking Rooms

Welcome Reception

Full Breakfast

Credit Cards Accepted

Pets Allowed

Free Parking

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50 Lincoln–Short North Bed & Breakfast 50 E. Lincoln St., 43215

614-299-5050 800-516-9664

7

0

7

7

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

German Village Guest House 748 Jaeger St., 43206

614-437-9712 866-587-2738

5

2

3

5

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Harrison House Bed & Breakfast 3313 W. Fifth Ave., 43201

614-421-2201 800-827-4203

4

0

4

4

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Welcome Home Inn B&B 6640 Home Rd., Delaware, 43015

740-881-6588 800-381-0364

5

0

5

5

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

BED & BREAKFASTS

Motorcoaches (appx. 55 passengers)

Mini-coaches (appx. 24-30 passengers)

Executive Coaches

Limousines

Charter transportation and service

America Interstate Tours 891 High St., 43085

614-888-6687

10

2

0

0

Anderson Travel Service 1683 Linwood Ave., 43207

614-444-4233

0

1

0

0

Arch Express Transportation and Tours 1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205

614-252-2277

3

5

0

3

Buckeye Charters Tour & Travel 7438 Falls View Circle, 43015

937-432-5225

30

10

0

0

Cardinal Transportation Ltd. 2845 Fisher Rd., 43204

614-274-2500

5

6

0

614-299-6101

6

2

Columbus Transportation & Tours 2999 Switzer Ave., 43219

614-372-0355

0

Creative Coach Co./The Fun Bus 1100 St. Rte. 37, P.O. Box 400, 43748

740-987-2870

First Student 1799 Frebis Ave., 43206

Wash, Fuel and Dump Services

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

Y

N

1

Y

Y

0

0

Y

Y

6

0

1

Y

N

7

4

0

0

Y

Y

614-445-0376 866-514-8747

300

0

0

0

Y

N

614-476-1113

126

0

0

0

Y

Y

4

12

1

1

Y

Y

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Sprinter Vans

Maintenance Services

★

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Cavalier Coach Corp. P.O. Box 248, 43073

Lakefront Lines 3152 E. 17th Ave., 43219 Urban Express Transportation 1640 E. Fifth Ave., 43219

614-253-7000

2

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Separate Banquet Room

120

120

Y

Nearby $

Y

Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sat., 4 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 4-10 p.m.

Spanish

Y

60

50

Y

Nearby $

Y

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

American

Y

100

O

N

Nearby $

N

Daily, 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

Italian

Y

550

O

Y

Nearby $

Y

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

American

Y

45

0

N

On-site Free

N

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.

On-site $

Y

Member of the Columbus Group Tour Council Experiential tour partner

Days Open/Hours

Buffet Capacity

Y

Dine with US

Catering Service Available

Seating Capacity

American

Motorcoach Parking

Can Accommodate Groups During Prime Hours

Food & Drink

Links to most restaurants’ websites can be found at experiencecolumbus.com. Membership current as of Jan. 7, 2012, and listed based on survey response.

DOWNTOWN 89 Fish & Grill 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215 614-586-4585 Barrio 185 N. High St., 43215 614-220-9141 bd’s mongolian barbeque 295 Marconi Blvd., 43215 • 614-586-0077 Bernard’s Tavern 630 N. High St., 43215 • 614-223-9601

Asian

Buca di Beppo 343 N. Front St., 43215 614-621-3287 Columbus Brewing Company 525 Short St., 43215 • 614-464-2739

Convention Center Food Court & Shops 400 N. High St., Level 1, 43215 • 614-224-9252

Y

DeepWood 511 N. High St., 43215 614-221-5602

American

Y

110

0

Y

On-site $

Y

Mon., 3 p.m.-close; Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-close; Sat., 5 p.m.-close

Due Amici 67 E. Gay St., 43215 614-224-9373

Italian

Y

115

75

Y

Nearby $

Y

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Einsteins Bagels 400 N. High St., 43215 • 614-827-2770

American

Y

60

60

N

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus 161 N. High St., 43215 • 614-228-0500

Brew Pub

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 401 N. Front St., 43215 • 614-246-2900

American

Y

300

300

Y

Nearby $

N

Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Gresso’s 961 S. High St., 43206 614-444-0131

American

Y

98

98

Y

Nearby Free

Y

Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (can open earlier for events or by request)

High Street Grill 310 S. High St., 43205 614-220-7007

American

Y

60

60

Y

On-site $

Y

Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hubbard Grille 793 N. High St. • 614-291-5000

American

Y

190

40-80

Y

Please inquire

Mon., private dining available; Tues.-Sat., 4 p.m.-close

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215 614-488-3224

Ice Cream

N

20

O

N

Nearby $

N

Katzinger’s Delicatessen 475 S. Third St., 43215 • 614-228-3354

Deli

N

68

0

N

Nearby Free

Y

Latitude 41 50 N. Third St., 43215 • 614-228-5050

American

Lindey’s 169 E. Beck St., 43206 • 614-228-4343

Continental

Max & Erma’s 739 S. Third St., 43206 • 614-444-0917

American

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Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.


100

Y

Nearby $

Y

Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Mon., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (optional hours)

American

Y

400

400

Y

On-site Free

N

Daily

German

Y

150

100

Y

Nearby Free

Y

Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Italian

Y

800

160

Y

On-site Free

Y

Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunny Street Café American 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215 • 614-233-2127

Y

130

50

Y

Nearby $

Y

Daily, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; will open in evenings for groups

Sushi Rock 570 N. High St., 43215 614-453-1585

Asian

Y

250

250

Y

Nearby Free

Y

Mon.-Tues. & Thur., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-midnight (bar to 2 a.m.); Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight (bar to 2 a.m.); Sun., 5-9 p.m.

Bakery/ Coffee House

Y

100+

100+

Y

Nearby Free

Y

Mon., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

N

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., closed unless special arrangements

Rigsby’s Kitchen 698 N. High St., 43215 • 614-461-7888

Contemporary

The River Club at Confluence Park 679 W. Spring St., 43215 • 614-469-0000 Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206 • 614-449-4038 The Spaghetti Warehouse 397 W. Broad St., 43215 • 614-464-0143

Taste of Belgium North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215 614-224-0986

Days Open/Hours

305

Public Market

Catering Service Available

Y

North Market 59 Spruce St., 43215 614-463-9664

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EAST bd’s mongolian barbeque 3977 Worth Ave., 43219 • 614-471-1000

Asian

Black Creek Bistro 53 Parsons Ave., 43215 614-246-9662

American

Y

75

Bon Vie Bistro 4089 The Strand E., 43219 614-416-0463

American

Y

300

100

N

Nearby Free

Y

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

N

215

0

N

Nearby Free

Y

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

KDB American 165 Easton Town Center, 43219 • 614-428-7529

Y

660

1,400

Y

Nearby $

N

Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Mezzo Ristorante & Bar 130 Creekside Plaza, 43230 • 614-476-9900

Italian

Y

150

40

Y

N

Sun.-Mon., private dining available; Tues.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.

Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant 56183 Cty. Rd. 143, West LaFayette, 43845 740-545-1000

Italian

TAT Ristorante di Famiglia 1210 S. James Rd., 43227 • 614-236-1392

Italian Y

153

0

Y

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m.

Y

400

60

Y

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

BRIO Tuscan Grille 3993 Easton Station, 43219 • 614-416-4745

Italian

California Pizza Kitchen 4007 Gramercy St., 43219 614-475-1952

Pizza

The Top Steakhouse 2891 E. Main St., 43209 • 614-231-8238

Steakhouse

NORTH bd’s mongolian barbeque 6242 Sawmill Rd., 43017 • 614-798-8300

Asian

Buca di Beppo 60 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., 43085 614-848-8466

Italian

Claddagh Irish Pub–Polaris 8745 Sancus Blvd., 43240 • 614-885-0100

Irish

On-site Free

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180

0

Y

On-site Free

N

Mon.-Thur., 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.; Sun., 5-8 p.m.; will open for lunch for groups

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse Steakhouse –Worthington 55 Hutchinson Ave., 43235 • 614-438-1000

Y

180

0

Y

On-site Free

N

Mon.-Thur., 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.; will open for lunch for groups

On-site Free

Y

Y

On-site Free

Y

Tues.-Thur., 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Y

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Thur., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. (lunch available for groups of 25+)

Days Open/Hours

Y

Catering Service Available

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse Steakhouse –Upper Arlington 1615 Old Henderson Rd., 43220 • 614-224-2204

House Wine 644 High St., 43085 • 614-846-WINE

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American

Kingsdale Market District American 3061 Kingsdale Center, 43221 • 614-538-0762 Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe 2885 N. High St., 43202 614-268-3687 • 888-MOZARTS

Bakery/ Coffee House

Y

60

Refectory Restaurant and Bistro 1092 Bethel Rd., 43220 614-451-9774

French

Y

150

Bakery/ Coffee House

Y

30

30

N

Nearby $

Y

Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery 8665 Sancus Blvd., 43240 614-888-KILT

Brew Pub

Y

275

75

Y

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Thur.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-midnight

The Worthington Inn 649 High St., 43085 614-885-2600

American

Y

150

100

Y

Nearby Free

N

Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill 900 Goodale Blvd., 43212 • 614-299-6639

American

Y

165

call

Y

call

Opens daily at 11 a.m.

Champps Americana Lennox Town Center, 1827 Olentangy River Rd., 43212 614-298-0833

American

Eddie George’s Grille 27 1636 N. High St., 43201 614-421-2727

American

Y

300

50

Y

Nearby $

N

Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-midnight; Thur.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; kitchen closes at midnight

Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery American 445 S. Jefferson Ave., 43064 • 614-873-3414

Y

500

500

Y

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Thur., 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dutch Kitchen 8690 U.S. Rte. 42, 43064 • 614-873-4518

Y

80

80

Y

On-site Free

Y

Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Y

180

40

Y

Nearby

N

Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

90

40

Y

On-site Free

Y

Tues.-Thur., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9:30 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Mon.

38

30

Y

On-site Free

N

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035 614-888-4491 • 888-449-2681

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American

Golden Corral American 3710 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43235 • 614-799-9579 Mezzo Ristorante & Bar 12 W. Bridge St., 43017 • 614-889-6100

Italian

Starliner Diner International 5240 Cemetery Rd., 43026 • 614-529-1198

SOUTH Glenlaurel Inn 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., 43149 740-385-2951 • 800-809-7378

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