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Plan Your Visit

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The Official Columbus Visitors Guide is published by Columbus Custom Publishing on behalf of Experience Columbus. The Official Columbus Visitors Guide is endorsed by the Greater Columbus Lodging Council as its official guest room hospitality magazine.

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Welcome winter with a host of holiday concerts, an exhibition of orchids, a familyfriendly New Year’s celebration and the annual Arnold Sports Festival.

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Keep the kids entertained with a “LEGO Castle Adventure,” wild animal attractions and an outing at Easton Town Center.

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The arts season’s hottest shows, including the Wexner Center’s “Annie Leibovitz,” the Columbus Museum of Art’s “Mark Rothko” and the Columbus Symphony’s “Cirque de la Symphonie.”

Round-the-clock foodies will find plenty of delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sports The Buckeyes, Blue Jackets and NHL All-Star Weekend lead an action-packed lineup.

Shopping Tis the season for seeking out one-of-a-kind finds.

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Vice President & Publisher Katie Wolfe Lloyd Director of Dispatch Magazines Brian Lindamood Editor Jill Hawes Editorial Assistant Ben Zenitsky Production Manager Craig Rusnak Advertising Director Rheta Gallagher Senior Account Executive Bryan McMahan Sales Assistant Kristen Wendel

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The Columbus Jazz Orchestra and artistic director Byron Stripling, by Stephen Pariser Photography; Shadowbox Live’s Santa Babies, courtesy Shadowbox Live; Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Polar Frontier, by Tom Dodge/ Columbus Dispatch; Arnold Sports Festival, by Dave Emery/Emery Photography, Inc.

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Plan your visit Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the state capital. It is located within 550 miles of more than half of the nation’s population and is easily accessible by car or plane. ExperienceColumbus.com

Ask the experts

Visit experiencecolumbus.com to make sure you experience all the best of Columbus. You can make hotel and restaurant reservations, choose travel packages, browse an up-to-date events calendar and even purchase tickets to events and attractions online. Sign up for free membership in the Columbus Insiders Club. You’ll receive a monthly email with special offers, discounts and previews to the city’s top attractions and events. kyle robertson/columbus dispatch

Visitor Centers Find out more at our two Visitor Centers. The Downtown location at 277 W. Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena District is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Easton Town Center location is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.9 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m.

Need more help? Speak with a Columbus Travel Counselor by calling 866-397-2657. Staff members can provide ideas, suggestions and directions to customize your visit. You also can ask our staff questions on Twitter using #expcols. If you’re in need of guidance while exploring the downtown area, Capital Crossroads Ambassadors are available to answer questions and provide directions seven days a week. They’re easy to spot: Look for the folks with the word “Safety” on their backs.

Social Media Connect with Experience Columbus to get valuable information on how to play, stay, dine and shop in Columbus.

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Getting Around to columbus Drivers can reach Columbus via two major interstates that intersect near downtown: I-70 (east-west) and I-71 (north-south). I-670 connects the airport to downtown, and I-270 circles the city. For construction information, go to pavingtheway.org or call 614-645-PAVE. See pages 8-9 for Columbus-area and downtown maps. Visitors flying into the city arrive at Port Columbus International Airport (614-239-4000; flycolumbus.com), located just 10 minutes east of downtown and served by the following carriers: Air Canada Jazz, Air Tran, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Southwest, United and US Airways. Megabus (877-462-6342; megabus.com) serves Columbus with drop-offs near The Ohio State University campus and downtown Columbus.

around Columbus It’s easy to get around Ohio’s capital. Automobiles are available for rent from various points in the city through Experience Columbus members (see page 64). Public transportation is provided by Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA, 614-228-1776 or cota.com). Normal bus fare is $2; express fare, $2.75. View maps of all bus routes at cota.com. COTA makes it easy to ride: 1) Know where you want to go.

2) Use the Google Trip Planner on cota.com to find your bus number and departure time. 3) Arrive at the bus stop five minutes before departure time. 4) Get on board and pay your fare. You will need exact change. 5) When the bus stops at your destination, exit out the back door. Taxi service is widely available (see page 64). The average fare from Port Columbus International Airport to downtown is $22.

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Visitor Information Services AAA Ohio Auto Club, 90 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., 43085, 614-431-7800. Coordinating meeting, event and incentive programs. ArtsinOhio.com, 614-466-2613. Visit ArtsinOhio.com, your online guide to arts and culture in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and all of Ohio.

ColumbusArts.com, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2250, 43215, 614-224-2606. Your guide to cultural events and organizations in Central Ohio. Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., 43215, 614-645-2275. Main library located on South Grant Avenue, two blocks south of Broad Street. Huntington National Bank, 41 S. High St., 43215, 614-480-4005. Huntington National Bank has several locations throughout Central Ohio to welcome visitors and residents. Please see page 62 for specific branches to serve your needs.

Important Numbers AAA (Emergency) .......... 614-431-3388 Central Ohio Transit Authority ........................ 614-228-1776 Columbus Road Construction Hotline 614-645-7283 Columbus Tourism Information .................... 614-221-2489 or 866-397-2657 visitorinfo@experiencecolumbus.com experiencecolumbus.com #expcols on Twitter Emergency...............................................911 Fire ........................................ 614-221-2345 Franklin County Sheriff 614-462-3333 International Visitors Council, Inc. . 614-225-9057 Ohio Tourism Information .................800-282-5393 DiscoverOhio.com Police ..................................614-645-4545 Port Columbus International Airport 614-239-4083 State Highway Patrol ... 614-466-2660

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RIGHT AT HOME IN COLUMBUS Polaris Fashion Place is home to favorites like Saks Fifth Avenue, lululemon, Sephora, J. Crew, Pandora and Coach. You also get great restaurants, Valet parking and a convenient location at I-71 & Polaris Parkway. It’s what you want. It’s what you expect.

Time/Weather .......................614-281-1111 Urgent Care–OhioHealth in partnership with NextCare Downtown/ Victorian Village..........614-544-0822 Dublin............................. 614-923-0300 Gahanna .............................614-476-1112 Grove City ..................... 614-833-0160 Powell ............................740-549-2700

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Opposite: More than 200 images by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz—including “Muhammad Ali, Chicago, Illinois, 1978”—are on view at the Wexner Center for the Arts Sept. 22-Dec. 30.

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This page: The Columbus Museum of Art displays an ancient mosaic from Israel (far left) in “Marvelous Menagerie” through Jan. 13; showcases works by Columbus folk artist Elijah Pierce—including “Archie Griffin” (left)— beginning Sept. 13; and marks the city’s bicentennial with “Songs for the New Millennium, 1812-2012: Works by Aminah Robinson Celebrating 200Columbus,” featuring eight new works (including the one below) by the Columbus artist, beginning Aug. 24 and running through the spring.

From the world-class photography of Annie Leibovitz to Broadway favorites (who doesn’t love Belle and her Beast-ly suitor?), this year’s wide-ranging arts schedule promises to keep fans entertained. Here’s a look at some of the season’s hottest tickets.

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One of the most anticipated exhibitions of the season is “Annie Leibovitz” at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the campus of The Ohio State University. The acclaimed contemporary arts center is devoting all of its gallery space to this presentation featuring more than 200 images from the famed photographer’s portfolio. The bulk of the exhibit, which runs Sept. 22-Dec. 30, consists of works from Leibovitz’s “Master Set,” an authoritative edition of 156 images personally selected by the artist. The Wexner Center is the first venue to display the set in its entirety, from a regal Queen Elizabeth to the iconic Blues Brothers.

World affairs take center stage when the Wex hosts “Shimon Attie: Metro.PAL.IS.” Jan. 26-April 7. The installation features eight 65-inch monitors arranged in a circle. Characters on each screen read from the Israeli and Palestinian declarations of independence, revealing a surprising overlap between the two texts. Art from the ancient world is on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through Jan. 13 in “Marvelous Menagerie: An Ancient Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel.” The venue is one of only four museums to display this large, detailed mosaic floor (unearthed in 1996 from a Roman villa) before it’s returned to Israel to become the focus of an archaeological center. Treasures from much closer to

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Large-scale sculptures made from plastic bottles and other debris are highlighted in “Sacrifice + Bliss: Aurora Robson,” at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Sept. 9-April 28.

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home will be on view in an exhibit on Columbus folk artist Elijah Pierce, opening Sept. 13 and running through the spring. The Columbus Museum of Art, which has the largest holding of Pierce’s work, arranged the show in celebration of the city’s 2012 bicentennial. Pierce, who lived in Columbus for more than 60 years, created carvings and sculptures inspired by the Bible, American popular and folk heroes and contemporary events such as the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. The museum also will dazzle visitors with its focus on one of the most influential and best-known artists of the 20th century in “Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950,” running Feb. 1-May 26. Drawn mainly from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the collection consists of 37 works including paintings, watercolors and works on paper. At Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the medium of choice this fall will be garbage— specifically, plastic bottles and other debris collected from the waste stream and turned into works of art by artist and environmental activist Aurora Robson. “Sacrifice + Bliss: Aurora Robson,” Sept. 9-April 28, features 10 of Robson’s beautiful, large-scale sculptures—including several new works—throughout the conservatory’s plant collections, both indoors and outdoors. The event also features an installation created during Robson’s summer residency at the conservatory; it’s made from debris gathered during a local volunteer river cleanup. Those looking for artists who fall outside the established arts community will be intrigued by

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Two works from “Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius,” at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery through Oct. 14, and the recently renovated Garden Theater, home to the Short North Stage theater company.

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“Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius,” at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery through Oct. 14. The selections represent a century of work by 18 Ohio artists who “never studied art, never hung out in museums and never expected to become known as artists,” according to the council. The gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts downtown. Explore the former home of author and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber at Thurber House on the east side of downtown. This living museum and literary center offers tours and regularly hosts events such as the Evenings with Authors series, which gives talented writers a forum to read and discuss their works. At Glass Axis in Grandview, just northwest of downtown, “What’s in a Goblet” celebrates the city’s bicentennial by examining contemporary goblet-making in Ohio. This juried exhibition of artistic goblets, on view through Sept. 27, is

accompanied by events showcasing locally produced wine and mead. The nonprofit glass studio also offers classes where visitors can learn to make their very own art.

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For theater-goers, there’s plenty to see on stage this season. Musical favorites presented by Broadway in Columbus include “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” at the Palace Theatre Oct. 9-14, and “White Christmas,” a brand new musical featuring hits by Irving Berlin, at the Ohio Theatre Nov. 20-25. The series also brings the Tony Award-winning “Million Dollar Quartet” to the Palace Theatre Feb. 5-10. The hit musical was inspired by a real-life 1956 recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. The Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) reflects on life and art in three productions this season at the Riffe Center. A tiger

looks for the meaning of life against the backdrop of the war in Iraq in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” Oct. 10-28. In “The Story of My Life,” Nov. 28-Dec. 16, two men look back on their long friendship and their shared passion for books, writing and the film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” And the Tony Award-winning “Red,” Feb. 13-March 3, celebrates the vision of artist Mark Rothko by examining his decision to take on a commercial project. For Short North Stage, the city’s newest professional theater company, life is a “Cabaret” Sept. 21-Oct. 7. An American writer and an English singer fall in love at the raunchy Kit Kat Club in this musical set against the rise of the Nazis in 1920s Berlin. Performances are held in the renovated Garden Theater in the Short North Arts District. Theater takes a zany turn at Shadowbox Live, which delights audiences with its sketch comedy and rock-and-roll band, BillWho? The troupe gets into the spirit of Halloween

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with three shows. “Vampires” explores our fascination with these creatures of the night with dance, music and performances through Nov. 7. There’s a free, one-night-only performance of “The Rocky Horror Show” Sept. 2 at Columbus Commons park—dress as your favorite character and be prepared to do the Time Warp again. And check out the brand-new “Full Moon,” a two-hour show chock-full of monsters, madness and mayhem, Sept. 13-Nov. 10. Shadowbox turns to the Windy City for inspiration when it performs its version of the Broadway hit “Chicago” Sept. 9-Nov. 11. And the troupe puts its own twist on the holidays Nov. 15-Dec. 29 in “Holiday Hoopla XXI,” a Central Ohio tradition. On select Sundays Nov. 25Dec. 30, Shadowbox also performs “Scrooge,” a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Shadowbox teams up with Opera Columbus for a unique production of “La Bohème.” This abridged, Englishonly adaptation of one of the most popular operas of all time takes place on Sundays Oct. 14-Nov. 18 at Shadowbox’s Backstage Bistro on South Front Street. 14

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Productions The performing arts aren’t just for adults—two theater groups in town present plays geared toward kids.

CatCO’s theatre fOr Children • “The Tales of Beatrix Potter,” Nov. 9-18. Three actors present stories of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle Duck, including friendly fights and a chance for audience participation. • “The Neverending Story,” Dec. 7-9. A young boy is drawn into a book and the land of Fantastica, where he walks a fine line between reality and imagination. • “Isabella e la Bestia,” Jan. 18-27. A comedic retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.”

COlumbus Children’s theatre • “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” Sept. 27-Oct. 14. Four siblings are transported to the magical world of Narnia. • “No Dogs Allowed!” Nov. 1-11. In this musical, 8-year-old Iris is determined to bring her beloved dog along on a trip to a state park, despite the park’s titular prohibition. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Nov. 29-Dec. 23. Mayhem reigns as the awful Herdman children are cast in a holiday play. • “Snow White,” Jan. 10-27. The classic fairy tale comes to life, complete with Sleepy, Dopey and the crew. • “The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales,” Feb. 7-24. Wacky, irreverent takes on favorite fairy tales.

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Graceful dance performances await audiences this season. BalletMet Columbus celebrates “The American Songbook” Sept. 21-Oct. 7 at the intimate BalletMet Performance Space. It includes a dance set to the songs of country singer Patsy Cline, a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and a collaboration with the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus. Another American tradition— Halloween—takes a passionate turn in “Dracula,” at the Capitol Theatre Oct. 26-Nov. 3. BalletMet’s version of the gothic horror tale premièred in 1999

and has become a repertoire favorite. The two-act dance focuses on the thoughts and emotions found in the classic Bram Stoker novel. A different kind of holiday celebration—and an even bigger tradition—takes the stage Dec. 7-23 in “The Nutcracker.” The Ohio Theatre will be transformed into the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy to tell the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. For Valentine’s Day, BalletMet gets romantic with a full-length performance of “Romeo & Juliet” Feb. 14-17.

Broadway in Columbus hosts “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” (above) Oct. 9-14; BalletMet’s haunting take on “Dracula” returns to the stage Oct. 26-Nov. 3.

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Music in the air

The Columbus Symphony has a variety of concerts this season sure to meet every musical mood. Its Pops Series at the Ohio Theatre kicks off Oct. 6 with Air Supply, then welcomes a group of Beatles impersonators, The Fab Four, Nov. 10. The symphony gets into the spirit of things Nov. 30-Dec. 2 with the Holiday Pops. Conductor Ronald Jenkins leads the Columbus Symphony and Chorus in seasonal songs and carols, and you can expect Santa to put in an appearance. “Cirque de la Symphonie” offers a fantastical fusion of the orchestra and circus acts Jan. 19. Works by some of the world’s greatest composers set the tone for routines by aerial artists, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni launches the orchestra’s Masterworks Series Oct. 5 at the Ohio Theatre with Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony.” Things take an international turn as the symphony welcomes Armenian-born pianist Nareh Arghamanyan, playing Tchaikovsky and Schubert Oct. 1213, and Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä, performing a concerto by her fellow 16

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The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (top) and Columbus Symphony (below) supply the city with sweet sounds this season.

Finnish native, Jean Sibelius, Nov. 2-3. The orchestra kicks off the new year Jan. 4-5 with music inspired by Viennese dances, then launches a celebration of Baroque sounds, conducted by Baroque music expert Monica Huggett, Jan. 11-13. Conductor Matthew Halls provides a showcase for Mozart and his great friend Haydn Feb. 1-2, and Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth” follows on Feb. 22-23. Musical events also are on tap at The King Arts Complex. “Jazz on the Avenue with Paul Taylor” Sept. 20 stars the saxophonist in a program of smooth jazz, and “Holiday Jazz with Aaron Diehl” celebrates the season Dec. 8 with Juilliard-trained pianist Diehl, a Columbus native. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra

(CJO) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a performance by Doc Severinsen Sept. 28-29, then gets into the holiday spirit Nov. 29-Dec. 2 with “Home for the Holidays,” featuring vocalist Marva Hicks. Columbus native Keith “Speak” Williams and vocalist Bobbi Townes join the CJO Jan. 25-26 for the world première of “Suite Rosa,” by Grammywinning bassist/composer/conductor John Clayton. A subset of the CJO, the Jazz Arts Group, brings more jazz to town through its Inside Tracks series. Hear Akina Adderley and the Vintage Playboys at the Short North Stage’s Garden Theater Sept. 7, and end the year on a high note with Bobby Floyd and Byron Stripling in “Swingin’ the New Year” at the Lincoln Theatre Dec. 28. Want to inspire a new generation of jazz fans? Look no further than the PBJ & Jazz series. These interactive concerts—scheduled for Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Jan. 12 and Feb. 16 in the Lincoln Theatre ballroom—are designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. | Lawrence Houck

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This holiday market features artists from across the nation offering unique and handcrafted items for the home, office or gift giving. Wares include ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metal, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614644-3247.

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Home for the Holidays Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Broadway star Marva Hicks, who joins artistic director Byron Stripling to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in this annual yuletide performance. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 43215, 614-294-5200. Nov. 29-Dec. 2

Zoom: Family Film Festival This ninth-annual event provides familyfriendly fun and education as diverse films from around the world are joined by special activities, including an ice cream social and a Saturday morning pajama party. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535. Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Holiday Pops A great annual tradition continues as Ronald Jenkins leads the Columbus Symphony and Chorus in some of the season’s best-loved holiday songs. Santa will be on hand to help spread the cheer. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614-228-8600.

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“the Story of My Life” Two men who share a passion for the movie It’s a Wonderful Life retrace their friendship from ages 6 to 35. Presented by CATCO, this holiday show will leave you eager to search for a forgotten friend of your own. Studio Two Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614469-0939.

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here are scores of Columbus events lined up this winter, and they’re as diverse and unique as snowflakes in a winter flurry. Stroll amid three million twinkling lights at the zoo, see fantastical aerial artists performing to a live symphony, explore the country’s largest multi-sport festival, marvel at exotic orchids and spend Valentine’s Day at the ballet with the world’s greatest star-crossed lovers. Plus, take advantage of unique opportunities to indulge in some holiday shopping. Visit experiencecolumbus.com for a complete calendar of events, searchable by date, category and location. You also can use your mobile phone to snap a picture of this QR image—if you have the correct reader software, you’ll immediately link to the calendar. To keep up with what’s happening in the city, subscribe to an RSS feed of events or sign up to receive Events to Experience emails, sent weekly, monthly and quarterly. Visit us at experiencecolumbus.com

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“the Best christmas Pageant ever” A couple struggling to put on a Christmas pageant is forced to deal with the most difficult task of all—casting the Herdman kids, whose inventive and awful hijinks are sure to cause chaos. Presented by the Columbus Children’s Theatre, this show has laughs for all ages. Columbus Children’s Theatre, 512 N. Park St., 43215, 614-224-6672. thru Dec. 29

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Laugh along as this hilarious Columbus tradition—now in its 21st year—pokes fun at our desire to make the holidays perfect. The comedy sketches are accompanied by rockin’ seasonal tunes from house band BillWho? and the sidesplitting musical send-up The Santa Babies. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-416-7625.

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Peer inside the secret world of the brain and unravel the mysteries of the mind during this presentation featuring more than 200 authentic specimens. Donated human bodies and organs help explore the brain’s development and performance. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-228-2674.

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“Annie Leibovitz” The works of Annie Leibovitz are on view in this major exhibition of more than 200 photographs, including the “Master Set,” 156 images the famed photographer chose herself. It’s the first time the collection is being displayed in its entirety. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535.

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an elegant display of poinsettias, seasonal foliage, twinkling lights, the beloved Paul Busse model train and a magnificent gingerbread display. Weekly musical entertainment, enhanced evening activities and family programming ensure a merry holiday season for all. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, ” z it v Leibo 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733. ovit ie leib

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Known for her innovation in reusing what others would call waste, Robson turns plastic bottles, caps and other discarded materials into vibrant sculptures. Her largest exhibition to date is also her first in a botanical setting. An advocate for plastic pollution awareness, Robson uses her work to send a message. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733. Dec. 1

ccAD Art Sale Dozens of CCAD student artists sell their original works to the public at this annual one-day sale featuring blown glass, ceramics, paintings, handmade paper, drawings, apparel, photography, sculptures, prints and jewelry. All admission fees fund student scholarships, and art sales go directly to these artists on the rise. Columbus College of Art & Design, 107 N. Ninth St., 43215, 614-224-9101. Dec. 1

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“Marvelous Menagerie: An Ancient roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel”

Turn up the wattage on your holiday season! The zoo has decked the halls, trees and bushes—everything but the animals—with eco-friendly LED lights. Sip hot chocolate and warm up in the indoor animal habitats. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550.

Fish, birds, beasts and sailing ships fill nearly 300 square feet of this stunning mosaic. Roughly 1,700 years old, this work of ancient Roman art is believed to have decorated the floor of an assembly room in a well-appointed villa. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.

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One of America’s foremost woodcarvers and folk artists is spotlighted in this showcase of carvings and sculptures covering topics from religion to contemporary events. Pierce lived and worked in Columbus for more than 60 years, and the city’s museum owns the largest holding of his work. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.

Pleasures of the cup Sample quirky and tasty concoctions and explore the world of 19th-century adult beverages at select Ohio Village buildings in an old-fashioned pub crawl. Complete your rounds at the American House Hotel with funny stories and tavern songs by the Ohio Village Singers. Participants must be at least 21 years old; reservations required. Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2300.

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Short North Holiday Hop The first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors converge in the vibrant Short North Arts District to shop the area’s locally owned art galleries, clothing boutiques and quirky stores. Stop and listen to a street performer, then pop into one of the locally owned eateries for a quick bite. The Hop officially runs from 4-10 p.m., but many shops are open earlier and restaurants and bars stay open much later. Short North Arts District, along North High Street, 43201, 614-299-8050. Dec. 1-2

North Market Holiday Open House & craft extravaganza

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Merchants at this historical market feature a bevy of samples to give shoppers appetizing ideas for their holiday feasts and festivities. Upstairs, a special market features unique goods by local artisans, crafters and other vendors. While you shop, enjoy roasted chestnuts, warm beverages and live holiday music. North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-463-9664. Dec. 1, 8 & 15

christmas candlelighting ceremony Visitors to the restored Ohio canal town of Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton can experience an old-fashioned holiday celebration, complete with strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, guided tours and other festivities. At night, the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree—and guests’ own candles—is a sight to behold. Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, 43812, 740-622-7644.

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“The Neverending Story”

The charming German Village neighborhood just south of downtown is aglow with luminaria lining its brick streets during this holiday event. Enjoy carriage rides, music and a visit with Santa and his reindeer. Stop by neighborhood businesses for treats, specials and live entertainment. Throughout German Village, 43206, 614221-8888.

CATCO’s Theatre for Children presents the classic tale of Bastian, a young boy who ventures into the land of Fantastica. Adults and children alike are sure to be enthralled as Bastian walks the fine line between reality and imagination in his attempt to save Fantastica and, ultimately, himself. Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., 43215, 614469-0939.

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Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Open House The 97th annual holiday Statehouse event features carolers, refreshments, model trains, community mascots and more. Historical characters, modern dignitaries and Santa himself will be on hand to greet guests. Ohio Statehouse, Broad and High streets, 43215, 614-752-9777. Dec. 4

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Buddy Valastro of TLC’s “Cake Boss” shares holiday traditions and demonstrates the techniques that have made him the most famous cake artist in the country. Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., 43215, 614469-0939. Dec. 6-23

Songs of the Season Enjoy a holiday revue by the city’s new professional theater troupe, the Short North Stage. Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St., 43291, 614-725-4042. Dec. 7

Jack Hanna’s Into the Wildlights Live Show

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Be a part of this one-hour, live televised broadcast that celebrates giving by Central Ohio to the other side of the planet. Hosted by Jungle Jack Hanna and your favorite 10TV personalities, this holiday special highlights the efforts of Hanna and the Columbus Zoo to affect positive change. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550.

Dec. 7-8 & 14-16

Dickens of a christmas Step into the world of Charles Dickens as the Ohio Village revisits the Victorian Christmas made famous in his stories. Guests can enjoy cooking demonstrations, hands-on crafts, decorations, caroling, candlelight readings, street vendors and interactions with characters sprung from the pages of the author’s tales. Ohio History Center/ Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614297-2300.

Dec. 7-23

“The Nutcracker” Journey into a little girl’s imagination in this time-honored holiday tradition, performed by BalletMet. Meet the colorful characters that young Clara and her nutcracker encounter on their magical journey, enacted by more than 100 dancers clad in extraordinary costumes and moving to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614-229-4848.

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Holiday Jazz with Aaron Diehl Celebrate the season with Aaron Diehl, a Juilliard-trained Columbus native, as he plays jazz versions of favorite holiday classics. The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-6450642.

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First Night columbus Central Ohio’s award-winning New Year’s Eve celebration is a community-oriented, family-friendly, alcohol-free event. There’s something for everyone, from storytelling, magic and hands-on activities to a children’s festival and more than 40 live performances, including jazz, funk and ragtime. Throughout downtown, 43215, 614-299-9221.

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Gospel Brunch Enjoy brunch with two jazz legends from Columbus, courtesy of CityMusic. Bobby Floyd’s unique and inspirational keyboard, piano and organ performances complement Christian Howes’ jazz violin, serenading you as you dine. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-2233093.

Community leaders, friends and members of the public honor the fallen civil rights leader at this annual breakfast celebration. Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2500.

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JANUARY Early Music in Columbus hosts The Early Interval for its annual celebration of Twelfth Night, featuring Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque music from Flanders. First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-8614569.

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Share in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. The free open house includes a vast menu of cultural activities to commemorate the holiday. Enjoy performances of African dance, modern dance, spoken word and inspirational music. The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43215, 614-645-5464. JaN. 21

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“cirque de la Symphonie” The Columbus Symphony’s Pops series presents a unique and elegant fusion of cirque and orchestra. Featuring works by the world’s greatest composers, this performance also showcases aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614-2288600.

Columbus celebrates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a gathering at City Hall, followed by a march across the Broad Street bridge to Veterans Memorial. There, the community can watch a free program featuring several vignettes, from theatrical reenactments to the Martin Luther King Children’s Choir. Veterans Memorial and City Hall, 43215, 614-645-1993.

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“constructing castle: a Retrospective of James castle’s art”

Chamber Music Columbus hosts one of the most celebrated and influential string quartets of our time. The Kronos Quartet is the only recipient of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., 43215, 614-267-2267.

Enjoy the best restaurants the city has to offer, at irresistible price points. From $15 to $35 per person, these unique threecourse menus at popular eateries are sure to tempt your taste buds. Reservations are highly recommended, as many restaurants book up quickly. Throughout Columbus, eat614.com. Kyle robertson/columbus Dispatch

Featuring selections from the art of James Castle, a self-trained, deaf artist who spent his life in rural Idaho. This exhibit focuses on works that demonstrate the impact of Castle’s fiveyear education at a school for the deaf, where he was declared “uneducable” and “illiterate,” despite the diversity and intelligence found in his artwork. OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., 43215, 614-292-8861.

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Orchids! The conservatory comes alive with warmth and color in the midst of winter as hundreds of tropical orchids cover arches, descend from trees and complement lush, green foliage. Daily presentations and educational programs encourage further exploration of this fascinating flower. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733. JaN. 18-20

aaa Great Vacations expo A one-stop shop for everything travelrelated, this expo offers info, deals and travel values on everything from exotic vacations to affordable, close-to-home escapes. Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., 43215, 888-222-6446.

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Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show Explore Central Ohio’s largest and most exclusive display of boats, marine accessories, campers, RVs and ATVs, along with vacation destinations, fishing resorts and hunting outfitters. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 440-8995009. FEB. 10

“La Bohème” Opera Columbus presents a streamlined and modernized version of this classic, designed for opera lovers and novices alike. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-223-3093.

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“Suite Rosa” The Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents the world première of John Clayton’s “Suite Rosa,” which commemorates Rosa Parks’ famous refusal to give up her bus seat. Music and dance will celebrate the courage of this American hero and her upcoming 100th birthday. Lincoln Theatre, 768 E. Long St., 43203, 614-294-5200. Jan. 26-27

art Studio Clearance Sale Artists from across the nation offer their creations for sale. Select from ceramics, glass, jewelry, wearables and more, with many items at reduced prices due to slight imperfections, overstock and discontinued designs. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-486-7119. Jan. 26-27

nHL all-Star Weekend Join the fun as Columbus hosts this weekend of hockey events and activities. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 800-645-2657. Jan. 26-aPRIL 7

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“Red” This Tony Award-winning play, which celebrates the life and vision of artist Mark Rothko, is presented by CATCO. Studio One Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-469-0939.

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“Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950”

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View 37 works, including paintings, watercolors and works on paper, by one of the most influential and best-known artists of the 20th century. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.

“Romeo and Juliet” BalletMet presents the classic tale of two star-crossed lovers, adapted as a fulllength ballet by the company’s former acclaimed artistic director, David Nixon. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614229-4848.

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“Million Dollar Quartet” Relive a legendary night as Broadway in Columbus presents the Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-469-0939.

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The Who: Quadrophenia and More The legendary English rock group comes to Columbus to perform their iconic rock opera double album, Quadrophenia, in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics. Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., 43210, 800-745-3000.

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Central Ohio Home & Garden Show Lush, full-size living gardens flourish at this massive interactive expo, which features more than 400 exhibitors and attractions on home decorating and landscape design. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 614-461-5257.

Glass artist Josiah McElheny produces dazzling fabricated objects that address subjects such as the nature of visual perception, the narratives of modernism and the origin of the universe. Also featured are three abstract films, projected on mirrored sculptures. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535.

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This interactive COSI exhibit is a fun and quirky place filled with brainteasers and challenges to test puzzlers of all ages. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-2282674.

This annual event, co-produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the largest multisport festival in the country. Some 18,000 athletes compete in more than 45 sports and events, and more than 700 exhibit booths offer the latest in fitness apparel, training tools and nutrition. Various locations including Greater Columbus Convention Center and Veterans Memorial, 614-431-2600. | Emma Frankart

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Annual Events Annunciation Cathedral’s Greek Festival, 555 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-9020. Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012. Experience a “Taste of Greece” at the four-day Greek Festival on Labor Day weekend at the Annunciation Cathedral at the corner of Goodale and High streets in the Short North. Asian Festival, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-366-8214. May 25-27, 2013. Annual event featuring culinary activities, insight into the past, present and future of Asian culture, dragon boat race. Baby Bonanza & Kid’s Expo, P.O. Box 1862, 43065, 740-972-1471. Ohio’s largest maternity, baby and kid’s expo featuring a variety of exhibitors, entertainment, educational seminars and more. March 10, 2013, at Aladdin Shrine Event Center. BIA Parade of Homes, 495 Executive Campus Dr., 43082, 614-891-0575. June 15-30, 2013. The BIA Parade of Homes is a single-site tour featuring the latest in new home construction, landscaping, interior design and technology. Columbus Arts Festival, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2250, 43215, 614-224-2606. June 7-9, 2013. Columbus’ “welcome to summer” event—the finest arts with continuous entertainment.

Dublin Irish Festival, 5620 Post Rd., 43017, 614-410-4545. Aug. 2-4, 2013. Featuring seven stages of music and dance, the Dublin Irish Festival is the place to be the first weekend in August. Enjoy Irish food, shopping and culture. Federation of Indian Association, P.O. Box 20369, 43220, 877-342-6412. September 2013. FIA organizes India Festival, a full-day event filled with cultural entertainment, Indian cuisine, artifacts, clothes, jewelry and more. First Night Columbus, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-9221. Dec. 31, 2012. Downtown Columbus on New Year’s Eve. Come celebrate our community spirit, rich cultural heritage and the arts in a substancefree, family-friendly environment. German Village Haus und Garten Tour, 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-8888. June 30, 2013. Tour 12 private homes and gardens in historic German Village. Jazz & Rib Fest, 1111 E. Broad St., Ste. 101, 43205, 614-645-6449. July 19-21, 2013. The tantalizing aroma of ribs on the grill, mixed with vibrant jazz, makes a combination that is undeniably delicious. Located along the Arena District riverfront.

Columbus Food & Wine Affair, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-595-1387. September 2013. Columbus Food & Wine Affair Grand Tasting— the best in extraordinary food and awardwinning wines.

Midwest Haunters Convention, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 614-433-9343. June 2013. The Midwest Haunters Convention is for haunted attraction producers, actors, makeup artists and home haunters and Halloween shoppers.

The Columbus Italian Festival, 720 Hamlet St., 43215, 614-294-8259. The Columbus Italian Festival is October 2013; admission is $5. “A Taste of Italy” special preview event is Oct. 1; cost is $40/person purchased in advance.

North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-4639664. July 12-14, 2013. Wine tasting, food, live music, cooking demos, Saturday farmers market, Sunday artisan market.

Columbus Oktoberfest, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-5908. September 2013, at the Ohio Expo Center state fairgrounds in the natural resources area. Great music, food and shopping in an authentic Oktoberfest setting.

Ohio State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614644-3247. July 24-Aug. 4, 2013. Located at I-71 and 17th Avenue. Features free entertainment, great food, thrilling rides, exotic animals, a natural resources park and much more.

Ohioana Library Association, 274 E. First Ave., Ste. 300, 43201, 614-466-3831. May 11, 2013. The Ohioana Book Festival brings Ohio authors from all over the state and the nation to encourage the love of reading and writing. Origins Game Fair and Expo, 280 N. High St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-255-4500. June 12-16, 2013. At the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Five days of non-stop game playing for young and old, casual and serious game players. Park Street Festival, 511 Park St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-975-1363. Red, White & BOOM!, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-421-2666. July 3, 2013. Red, White & BOOM! is the largest Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest, with great music, kids’ activities, food, games and much more. Stars of the Night Show, P.O. Box 321, 43015, 614-459-0400. Columbus’ premier men’s barbershop chorus. Special performance in August with the Singing Buckeyes, quartets and Singing Buckeyes’ Harmony Youth Camp participants. Call for tickets and more information. Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, 3600 Tremont Rd., 43221, 614-583-5310. Sept. 2, 2013. Fine arts and fine craft festival held each Labor Day, with performing arts and art activities for all ages to enjoy. Located at Northam Park in Upper Arlington. WaterFire Columbus, 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-9221. Magnificent array of bonfires on the Scioto River in Genoa Park on Washington Boulevard. For the complete burn schedule, visit www.waterfirecolumbus.com. Wildlights at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., P.O. Box 400, 43065, 614645-3550. Nov. 16, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013. Winter festival, lights, skating and more. Price same as general zoo admission. Open weekdays, 59 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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All the city’s a playground

attractions & Entertainment

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There are plenty of tasty places in town that cater to kids. Frosty treats abound at graeter’s, one of the oldest family-owned ice cream makers in the country. At the Bethel Road location on the city’s northwest side, take a free tour to learn about the company’s French Pot process. Kids make a beeline for the ice cream-themed play area, an indoor jungle gym outfitted with a banana teeter-totter, giant milkshake and slides.

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Budding scientists can have a field day at Cosi, named the No. 1 science center in the country by Parents magazine. Located downtown on the west bank of the Scioto River (across from the new Scioto Mile park), COSI features more than 300 exhibits spread across distinct areas including Space, Gadgets, Ocean, Life, Progress and WOSU@COSI, a working TV and radio station. Visitors can watch a larger-than-life movie in the seven-story Extreme Screen Theater, have a hair-raising experience at the Electrostatic Generator Show and ride the country’s only high-wire unicycle. There’s also the outdoor Big Science Park and little kidspace for kindergarteners or younger. Beginning this fall, COSI invites visitors to embark on a year-long Brain Trip. These 12 months of cerebral challenges and minds-on exhibits begin with “LEGO Castle Adventure” Sept. 29Jan. 6. It’s a trip back to medieval times surrounded by the iconic plastic bricks kids love. Help the king and queen construct a new home by becoming a master castle builder, learning about real-world castles along the way. Younger kids can joust and dress up in costume, while older ones can build a

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onstruct a LEGO kingdom where you’re hailed as a master castle builder. Whirl atop a frog prince on an outdoor carousel. Marvel as swirls of colorful birds gently sip nectar from your hands. Strap yourself into the driver’s seat and hit the go-kart highway. These experiences and many others await pint-size visitors (and adults, too) to Columbus. Together with their parents, traveling tots will discover places to play all over the city, from an interactive science center bursting with hands-on experiments to sprawling animal habitats populated by furry and feathered friends. Here are just a few ways to have family-focused fun during your visit.

More sweet stuff is in store at Anthony-Thomas Candy Company, located at Interstate I-270 and Roberts Road on the city’s west side. As one of the nation’s largest familyowned candy-making facilities, this sweet spot crafts cherry cordials, sea salt caramels, butter creams and truffles. Take a free factory tour to see how 25,000 pounds of chocolates are produced each shift. And be sure to try a buckeye, a local favorite made with peanut butter and milk chocolate.

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catapult-proof wall, then test it with a giant LEGO catapult. Things take a more realistic turn with “Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds & the Brain,” running Oct. 17-Jan. 6. This fascinating exhibit explores the mysteries of the brain through more than 200 authentic human specimens, including entire bodies, organs and body slices. This amazing look into the mind highlights neuroscience and the incredible abilities of the brain.

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The nationally known Columbus Zoo and aquarium is a must-stop spot for animal lovers of all ages. More than 700 species call the zoo’s various geographic areas home, from the colobus monkeys and red river hogs of the African Forest to the giant fruit bats and sun bears of Asia Quest. Hop like a kangaroo and feed rainbow-colored lorikeets in the Australian region, meet gentle sea cows at Manatee Coast and watch a bald eagle take flight in North America. The North America region also is home to the zoo’s Polar Frontier exhibit, where Alaskan brown bears and Arctic foxes frolic near the main attraction: polar bears. It’s easy to lose track of time watching these furry white giants swim and play in their large yard complete with a 167,000-gallon freshwater pool that offers underwater and aboveground views of the two polar-bear sisters, Aurora and Anana. Special events take place at the zoo year-round. During Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest Sept. 22-23, families can enjoy pumpkin carving, country music and seasonal treats. Jungle Jack himself will take the stage with his animal friends from noon to 2 p.m. both days, and some of the zoo’s residents will take part in enrichment activities such as bobbing for apples. Return to the zoo Oct. 19-21 and 26-28 for Boo at the Zoo, a “merry not scary” Halloween event that lets visitors stroll through Creepy Hollow, hang out with pirates of the Eerie Shores and enjoy rides and other attractions. More animal kingdom adventures await at the wilds, a 10,000-acre, open-air conservation facility home to hundreds of endangered animals. Sable antelopes, southern white rhinos, Grevy’s zebras and many other exotic animals roam across the rolling grassland, located 70 miles east of Columbus. One of the best ways to observe the inhabitants is to reserve a seat on a Sunset Safari (available through September), which provides tours via open-air vehicles driven through the animal habitats at twilight. Visitors age 10 and up also can sign up for a Wild Zipline Safari, which features 10

breathtaking zip lines built on a series of observation platforms, allowing you to fly over animals as they bask in the sun. Other opportunities to soar on zip lines are offered at ZipZone at Camp Mary Orton, hocking hills Canopy Tours and hocking Peaks adventure Park. They’re particularly thrilling in fall, when the trees are awash in yellow, orange and red leaves. The lines cater to visitors age 10 and up.

have an arT aTTaCk For families in search of art to appreciate, the Columbus Museum of art is stocked with works of masters such as Degas, Renoir and Picasso. Kids can spend time in the Center for Creativity Family Gallery, where “Making Faces” is on display through the spring. In this interactive exhibit, pint-size art aficionados can find the biggest face, count the masked faces and look for the funniest face, then get into the act themselves by making silly faces in the photo booth, building a quirky face with wood and playing the Guess Who game.

exPlore The ouTdoors Enjoy the great outdoors at Columbus Commons, a spacious park nestled in the heart of downtown. There’s a colorful carousel populated with horses, a frog prince, a clownfish and an ohio state university chariot, all hand-carved by Ohio artists. The carousel costs $1 a ride and is located next to the outdoor reading room, where families can browse materials supplied by the awardwinning Columbus Metropolitan library.

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Kids aren’t the only ones who can find fun and games in Columbus. If you’re feeling lucky, visit the city’s new casinos. hollywood Casino Columbus opened its doors Oct. 8. Located at West Broad Street and Georgesville Road just east of Interstate 270, this snazzy new attraction boasts 3,000 slot machines, more than 70 table games and a poker room with 30 tables. When you’re ready for a break, there’s also a sports bar and cocktail lounge, steakhouse and endless buffet. You also can try your luck at scioto downs, about six miles south of downtown. Watch live races May-September and see simulcast races year-round. The new $125 million rasino offers 24/7 gaming on 2,100 video slot machines, along with a buffet, casual restaurant and sports bar.

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Another outdoor destination downtown is the Topiary Park, located on East Town Street. You can literally step into Georges Seurat’s famous painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte.” The artwork’s people and animals are sculpted in larger-than-life evergreen bushes. A great time to visit with youngsters is Sept. 8, when the Columbus Jazz Orchestra hosts “PBJ & Jazz,” a concert filled with toe-tapping tunes designed to turn tots into jazz fans. The Santa Maria ship, berthed downtown on the east bank of the Scioto River, lets young explorers learn what it was like to sail the ocean blue in 1492. This museum-quality replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship welcomes guests aboard seasonally for tours and events. Practice your best “Ahoy, matey!” for Talk Like a Pirate Weekend Sept. 15-16 and get ready to shiver your timbers during the Haunted Ship Sept. 25-27.

fOCus On fun There’s plenty of indoor fun for kids, as well. At Easton Town Center, a popular shopping and entertainment center on the city’s northeast side, KDB is a massive arcade filled with more than 200 interactive games and top-prize machines. Easton also is home to stores made just for kids, such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, where you can create a fuzzy friend. And check out the LEGO Store, which has a giant Pick-A-Brick Wall, an interactive play area and model displays. If you’re in the mood for a movie, check out Easton’s super-sized theater, as well as the Arena Grand Movie Theatre downtown, Gateway film Center near Ohio State’s campus and Marcus Cinema Pickerington, east of Columbus. More chances to challenge one another can be found at Magic Mountain fun Center. Both the east side location and the one near Polaris fashion Place mall feature arcade games as well as play areas, miniature golf and go-karts. Bowling is another fun outlet for friendly competition; nab a lane at sequoia Pro Bowl on the north side or Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard. If laser tag is more up your alley, take the gang to Lazer Kraze in Lewis Center. For family fun involving ghouls and ghosts head to scareATorium, located in the northwest suburb of Dublin. Most nights this Halloween attraction is open are guaranteed to be truly scary, but Sunday Lights-on Family Tours are milder. Friendly guides take kids and their parents on tours free of scary monsters, taking the focus off fear and putting it on fun. Now that’s a concept everyone can agree on. | Kimberly Byce

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the engaging new exhibits in the Museum at the Ohio History Center! Museum & Store open: Wed.-Sat. 10-5, and Sunday 12-5.

Exhibit is free with paid admission. Follow the Flag See actual Civil War battle flags and experience stories in the words of Ohioans who carried the flags.

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Attractions & Entertainment Amusement and Games Dave & Buster’s, 3665 Park Mill Run Dr., 43026, 614-771-1515. Eat. Drink. Play. With more than 200 video games, team building exercises and private rooms for up to 200 guests, create memorable experiences for guests of all ages. Hocking Peaks Adventure Park, 15103 St. Rte. 6645, Logan, 43138, 740-385-1627. Zipline and obstacle course. KDB–Easton, 165 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-418-7149. Lazer Kraze, 459 Orange Point Dr., 43035, 740-548-7788. Features Columbus’ largest and only multi-level laser tag arena, zero gravity inflatables, huge arcade and Xbox gaming. Great for parties, group and corporate events. Magic Mountain Fun Center/East, 5890 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600. Arcade, kids’ gym, indoor bumper cars, gokarts, rookie karts, two adventure miniature golf courses and batting cages. Magic Mountain Fun Center/Polaris, 8350 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-840-9600. Located off I-71 and Polaris Parkway. Attractions: laser tag, arcade, kids’ gym, go-karts, rookie karts, sprint karts, bumper boats, two adventure mini golf courses and snack bar.

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ScareATorium, 6765 Dublin Center Dr., 43017, 614-846-3327. The ScareATorium is Central Ohio’s scariest Halloween haunted attraction; featuring friendly Sunday light-on tours, a funhouse faces makeup studio and Halloween retail store. Sequoia Pro Bowl, 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-571-2135. Sequoia is a bowling center that hosts all sorts of groups with 32 lanes of bowling and sand volleyball. We have beautiful bars inside and out. We host meetings of up to 200 guests, too. Ten Pin Alley, 5499 Constitution Blvd., 43026, 614-876-2475. Experience boutique bowling, sand volleyball and a cool bar and lounge, all located just minutes from downtown Columbus in the growing city of Hilliard. Intrigued? Check us out. 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.

Art Galleries Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts, 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224. This charming European import boutique showcases local artists in rotating exhibits in upstairs galleries. Now: impressionist Susan Astleford and glass artist Serge Lashutka. Columbus College of Art & Design, 107 N. Ninth St., 43215, 614-224-9101. The downtown campus features a 100-foot-tall ART sculpture and six galleries. Galleries open Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thur., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free admission. www.ccad.edu 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, 614725-4292. Grid is a modern furniture gallery, featuring lines designed in North America as well as works created by independent furniture makers, architects, designers and artists. Hawk Galleries, 153 E. Main St., 43215, 614225-9595. 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. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 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. Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-644-9624. Located downtown on High Street, across from the Ohio Statehouse. Featuring artwork by Ohio artists. Free admission. www.riffegallery.org 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. Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., 43215, 614292-8861. Student-run art gallery at The Ohio State University. An arts lab for OSU faculty and community artists and a professional launching pad for OSU students. The Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-9923. Contemporary arts center located at The Ohio State University on the corner of North High Street and 15th Avenue. Featuring exhibitions, films, music, theater, dance, cafe and store.

Arts Performances and Theater The Alliance Chorus of Central Ohio, 2660 Camden Rd., 43221. Championship male vocal arts organization. Annual Holiday Show is Dec. 8, 2012. For additional information, visit www.alliancechorus.org. BalletMet Columbus, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43215, 614-586-8665. Dare to be moved by the dance company that The New York Times proclaimed mesmerizing. Experience the best in classical and contemporary dance in downtown Columbus. CATCO, 77 S. High St., Second Floor, 43215, 614-461-1383. Central Ohio’s professional theater company. Performances in the Vern Riffe Center and Studio One Theatre, September-June. Chamber Music Columbus, P.O. Box 14445, 43214, 614-267-2267. CityMusic, 61 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614223-3093. For more than a quarter-century, CityMusic has worked to bring the best in chamber and world music to Columbus. For concert dates, check www.citymusiccolumbus. org. Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre, 447 E. Livingston Ave., 43215, 614-842-2583. Interactive comedy/murder-mystery play and four-course dinner. Regularly scheduled shows Fri.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations with entree selections required.

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Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), 55 E. State St., 43215, 614-7196624. CAPA is a not-for-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment, in operation for more than 40 years.



  

Columbus Children’s Theatre, 512 Park St. (administrative offices), 43215, 614-224-6672. We strive to inspire and enrich the lives of children and their families through live theater and theater education. Live productions JulyMay. Classes offered year-round. Columbus Symphony, 55 E. State St., Fifth Floor, 43215, 614-228-9600. Classical, CSO One Group Pops, concerts for families at the Ohio Theatre, September-June. Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops in the summer at Columbus Commons.

   

 

 



Entertainment Resource Group, LLC, 5038 Bridgeport Rd., 43220, 614-457-8036. ERG is a full-service talent research, live entertainment booking and concert production company servicing clients throughout the U.S. Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, 930 N. High St., 43201, 614-2945200. Under the leadership of trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra serves the largest jazz subscription audience in the nation from the Southern Theatre. The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-0630. Featuring dance, theater and entertainment in a 444-seat theater. The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, 1089 Drake 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. Short North Stage, 1187 N. High St., 43201, 614-725-4042. Located in the historic Garden Theater in Columbus’ Short North Arts District, Short North Stage offers theatrical productions and cabaret acts throughout the year. Singing Buckeyes, P.O. Box 321, 43015, 614459-0400. Annual show in April at Upper Arlington High School. Stars of the Night Show and Singing Buckeyes’ Harmony Youth Camp in August. Year-round events.

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, in Columbus. By using local, high-quality ingredients, we create the distinct flavor of Ohio. BRU of Columbus, 1288 N. High St., 43201. Camelot Cellars, 958 N. High St., 43201, 614441-8860. An award-winning urban boutique winery handcrafting their own wines by sourcing premier juices from vineyards all over the world. Tastings, flights, bottles, wine bar and event space. Columbus Brewing Company, 535 Short St., 43215, 614-224-3626.

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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 and offers tours of its distillery. Rockmill Brewery, 5705 Lithopolis Rd. N.W., Lancaster, 43130, 310-755-4097. Signature Wines, 3816 April Ln., 43227, 614-395-2355. Award-winning, urban micro-winery making wine from the finest California and Ohio grapes. Event space rental. Specializing in private-labeled wine for business and personal use. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-893-5455. Making wines without compromise; wines that are truly “beyond the bottle.” Watershed Distillery LLC, 1145 Chesapeake Ave., Ste. D, 43212, 614-357-1936. Offering tours for groups of up to 20 people. Stop by to see the newly built tasting room and try your hand at the official distillery game Hammerschlagen. Wyandotte Winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr., 43230, 614-476-3624. Established in 1977. Fine handcrafted wine, wine tastings, gift shop, winery tour, gourmet wine cakes, small plates, summer barbecues, live music, original watercolor labels, virtual tours of Columbus.

Casinos Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd., 43228. Open Oct. 8, 2012. 160,000-square-foot gaming facility with 3,000 slot machines and 100 table games. Also Final Cut Steakhouse, Epic Buffet, Take 2 Grill and a sports and entertainment lounge. hollywoodcolumbus.com Scioto Downs, 6000 S. High St., 43207, 614-491-2515. Experience the thrill of gaming and the exhilaration of live harness racing together at Columbus’ only racino. More than 1,700 video lottery terminals. Lounge and buffet dining. sciotodowns.com

Cinemas Arena Grand Movie Theatre, 175 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-469-1074. Downtown movie theater featuring stadium seating, full bar and cafe. Most unique meeting venue in Columbus; perfect for special events and private screenings for four to 400+. Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-4969. Local, independent theater featuring commercial and indie films. Bistro includes full bar and 20 draft beers. Most unique Columbus venue for meetings and private screenings. Marcus Cinema Pickerington, 1776 Hill Rd., 43147, 614-759-6500. Located south of I-70 off St. Rte. 256. All stadium seating and digital sound.

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HotBarSpot, P.O. Box 481, 43023, 614-2854427. HotBarSpot is a mobile app for iPhone and Droid. This app and its companion website HotBarSpot.com feature real-time webcam views from inside the hottest bars in town. Spothop, 470 Olde Worthington Rd., Ste. 200, 43082, 614-233-1980.

Comedy Clubs Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 145 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-471-5653. The Columbus Funny Bone is the ideal venue located in the heart of Easton Town Center. Offering the best in live stand-up comedy, food, drinks and laughter.

Concerts Dream Seats, 1611 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614340-8989. 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. Located in the Arena District. Check the schedule at www.promowestlive.com. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-688-8408. www.nationwidearena.com Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St., 43201, 614-461-5483. America’s longest continually running rock club. Check the schedule at www.promowestlive.com. Value City Arena/Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., 43210, 614-6888408. 20,000-seat, multipurpose venue on The Ohio State University campus. Hosts concerts, family shows and major touring attractions. Get the latest at www. schottensteincenter.com.

Entertainment Districts Arena District, 375 N. Front St., Ste. 200, 43215, 614-857-2336. Located downtown, one block west of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is Columbus’ premier sports, dining and entertainment destination, featuring Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park. Discovery District, P.O. Box 1594, 43216, 614-255-2273. Located in the eastern portion of downtown. Home of 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, 614221-8888. Located six blocks south of the Ohio Statehouse and south of I-70 (Third and Fourth street exits). Restored 19th-century community containing beautifully renovated homes, shops and restaurants. Center open year-round. www.germanvillage.com Longaberger Homestead, 5563 Raiders Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 740-322-5588. Stop by Longaberger Homestead for a basket-making tour and to make your own basket. While you’re there, visit several shops including the Factory Store and grab a bite to eat.

Short North Arts District, 1126½-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.

Guided Tours A La Carte Food Tours, 275 Longfellow Ave., 43085, 614-746-9931. A La Carte Food Tours provides culinary tours. Choose from the tour menu or let them cater to your special desires with an individualized tour planned to your specifications. American Whistle Corporation, 6540 Huntley Rd., 43229, 614-846-2918. Visit the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the U.S. Learn interesting facts about whistles and see fascinating machinery. Everyone leaves with a shiny new whistle. Anthony-Thomas Candy Company, 1777 Arlingate Ln., 43228, 614-274-8405. Located at I-270 and Roberts Road. Visit one of the largest family-owned candy-making facilities in the U.S. and shop for delicious chocolates. Retail Shoppe open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Factory summer open house for individuals (June-August) on Tues. and Thur., 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. All other times open to group tours only. Reservations required. Free admission. Capital City Tours, 2554 Zollinger Rd., 43221, 614-326-0942. Highly experienced guide showing you the best of Columbus. City tours, walking tour, thematic tours, “Civil War,” “Girlfriends,” “Factories.” Your vehicle or mine. Let’s go. Columbus Food Adventures, 43215, 614440-3177. Small-group, guided food tours of Columbus. Delicious itineraries include a taco truck tour, Short North and German Village walking tours, an ethnic food tour and a dessert tour.

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Where people visiting Columbus, Ohio stay overnight!

Welcome Center Museum November-December Musical instruments from around the world. Free exhibit and parking

Columbus Landmarks Foundation, 61 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-221-0227. Columbus Landmarks offers walking tours of historic neighborhoods and downtown, including ghost tours, historic tavern tours and other architectural tours.

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Eastern Ohio Tours LLC, 948 Second St., Dresden, 43821, 740-754-1833.

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Finding Columbus, LLC, 847 Cherrydale Ave., 43207, 614-484-2337, 800-497-8257. Offering two-hour walking tours as well as “hop-on” guide services. Walking tours are $7 per person; guide services are $22-$30 per hour. Visit www.findingcolumbus.com. German Village Society, 588 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-8888. Located south of I-70 (Third and Fourth street exits). Individuals welcome at visitor center to begin your German Village experience. Graeter’s Ice Cream, 2555 Bethel Rd., 43220, 614-442-7622. Columbus’ best ice cream, factory tours and indoor children’s play area; 11 stores locally. Open daily until 10 p.m.; open until 11 p.m. during the summer. www.graeters. com/columbus

Wildlights at the Zoo

Millions of colorful LED lights at the world famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Family friendly celebration to kick of 2013.

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Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-9477. Fast, fun and exhilarating, this 2½- to 3-hour spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike, ages 10 and up, the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops.

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Krema Nut Company, 1000 W. Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-4131. Longaberger Homestead, 5563 Raiders Rd., Frazeysburg, 43822, 740-322-5718. Located 50 minutes east of Columbus on St. Rte. 16 near Dresden. Basket-making manufacturing tour; shopping, dining and entertainment. Open Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.6 p.m. Free admission. Phoenix Bat Company, 7801 Corporate Blvd., Ste. E, Plain City, 43064, 614-873-7776. 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. Columbus landmark. Colorful, European fun and great food.

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SegAway Tours of Columbus, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. Glide through the sites of downtown Columbus on a Segway. During your two-hour tour you will explore the Short North Arts District, Arena District and parks along the Scioto. ZipZone, 7925 N. High St., 43235, 614-8479477. Visit ZipZone Canopy Tours located at Camp Mary Orton. Our two-hour zipline tour in the treetops is a great way to see the beauty Columbus has to offer. www.zipzonetours.com

Historical Sites Columbus Historical Society, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-224-0822. Our 2,500-sq.-ft. gallery inside COSI features exhibits that celebrate the unique history of Columbus. Open daily, free admission. Guided city tours also available. Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, 43812, 740-622-7644. A charming restored canal town located east of Columbus that offers exciting tours, horsedrawn canal boat rides, charming shops, dining, lodging and family-fun festivals. Ohio Statehouse, Broad and High streets, 43215, 614-752-9777. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus. The beautifully restored pre-Civil War-era structure is open daily for browsing or free guided tours. Visit www.ohiostatehouse.org. SegAway Tours of Columbus, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-222-3005. Welcome to SegAway Tours of Columbus, where you will enjoy the thrill of riding on a Segway i2 while discovering the charm and history of Columbus. Training included.

Museums Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-6801. Located off I-71 and Broad Street. Late 19th- and early 20th-century American and European art and exhibitions. Open Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thur., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Adults $6; seniors and students (6+) $4; children (5 and younger) free. Admission is free all day on Sunday. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-228-2674. COSI is Columbus’ dynamic hands-on science center—recently named the “#1 Science Center in the Country” by Parents magazine. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibits.

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Early Television Museum, 5396 Franklin St., 43026, 614-771-0510. Located on the west side of Columbus in Hilliard. Rare television sets on display. Heritage Museum of Kappa Kappa Gamma, 530 E. Town St., P.O. Box 38, 43216, 614-2286516. Italianate mansion built in 1852; Civil War home to Gov. David Tod. Victorian rooms depict lifestyle and era. Open Wed.-Thur., 14 p.m. Other times by appointment. Jack Nicklaus Museum, 2355 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-247-5959. Located at The Ohio State University sports complex. Museum honoring Jack Nicklaus and golf history. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $10; students $5. Kelton House Museum & Garden, 586 E. Town St., 43215, 614-464-2022. Beautiful Victorian-era house museum that was a haven for runaway slaves. Open Sun., 1-4 p.m.; Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $6; seniors $4; children $2. www.keltonhouse.com The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464. Performing and cultural arts facility. Gallery open Tues.-Sat., 1-4 p.m.; Tues. and Thur., 5-7 p.m. Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., 43147, 614-856-2222. Off I-70 and St. Rte. 256, south to St. Rte. 204, left to Yarmouth Drive. Exhibiting the history of America’s motorcycling sport and industry. Varied admission rates apply. Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Rd., 43125, 614-836-1500. The Motts Military Museum brings military history into its proper perspective by the collection and preservation of personal stories and memorabilia from the men and women who served in our military forces. Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2319. Discover Ohio’s story and its people. Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Admission: adults $10; students and children $5. Santa Maria, Battelle Riverfront Park, on Marconi Boulevard north of West Broad Street, 43215, Office: 614-645-8760; Ship: 614645-0351. Full-scale replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship, offering 45-minute educational tours. Fun, family-friendly. Open April-October. Adults $4; youth (5-17) $2.50. Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave., 43215, 614-464-1032. A museum and literary center located in the historic former home of author, humorist and cartoonist James Thurber. Open daily for free self-guided tours, 1-4 p.m. Guided tours on Sunday. Adults $2.50; students and seniors $2. Group tours available. Warther Museum, 331 Karl Ave., Dover, 44622, 330-343-7513.

Night Life 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. Full-service food menu, drafts, cocktails, live entertainment, DJs, plus sports on HD widescreens. Next to Nationwide Arena, a block from many hotels and the convention center. A&R Music Bar, 391 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-4615483. Live performances by great local bands. Check the schedule at www.promowestlive. com.

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Bar Louie Arena District, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. Never a cover charge. Daily drink and shot specials. Voted “Best Pick Up Bar.” Lots of TVs for games and fights. Huge patio with fire pit. Mezzanine with private bar.

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BBR Columbus, 106 Vine St., 43215, 614365-7625. Located in the heart of the Arena District, this 5,000-sq.-ft. venue offers three bars, a spacious patio, a 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. The Big Bang is a premier destination for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate parties and all special events. Char-Bar, 439 N. High St., 43215, 614-2259439. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Pool, darts, juke box. Open daily, 3 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

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G MICHAEL’S HAPPY HOUR $6 Small Plates $5 Martinis & Cocktails $4 Wine pours $3 Drafts

Charlie Bear Land of Dance, South Campus Gateway, 1562 N. High St., 43201, 614-4293341. 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.

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Cycle Tavern of Columbus, 614-306-1355. www.cycletavern.com FLEUR, 114 N. Third St., 43215, 614-328-9622. Park Street Cantina, 491 N. Park St., 43215, 614-884-2108.

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Park Street Complex, 525, 527 and 533 Park St., 43215, 614-975-1363. Park Street Patio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614975-1363. Park Street Saloon, 525 Park St., 43215, 614477-7255. Located within the Park Street Complex, Park Street Saloon is a neverbefore-seen party bar experience, featuring the hottest Top 40 video DJs. R Bar Arena, 413 N. Front St., 43215, 614-2214950. The Social Room, 527 Park St., 43215, 614975-1363. Three-Legged Mare, 401 N. Front St., Ste. 150, 43215, 614-222-4950. Thurber’s Bar, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-2207042. 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, 614224-1962. Best beer selection in the Midwest. 500 beers, 50 taps, live music. Located in the Brewery District.

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EXPLORE BEHIND THE DOOR Our Deluxe Tour takes you inside two historic homes to see how 1850s exterior meets 21st century living. Book your guided tour of German Village today. 614-221-8888

Parks, Gardens and farms Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., 43215, 614-545-4700. Located in the heart of downtown. Park features a hand-carved carousel, world-class gardens, outdoor reading room, grand lawns and the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion. Open daily, with active programming calendar May-September. www.columbuscommons.org

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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-6458733. Located two miles east of downtown. Featuring exotic plants, art and special exhibits. “Sacrifice + Bliss: Aurora Robson” Sept. 9, 2012-April 28, 2013; “Merry & Bright” Nov. 17, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013; “Orchids” Jan. 12-April 7, 2013.

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Lynd Fruit Farm, 9090 Morse Rd. S.W., 43062, 740-927-1333. Central Ohio apple orchard. Peaches, sweet corn, pumpkins, various berry crops and a corn maze round out the offerings. U-pick apples every weekend in September and October. Topiary Park, 480 E. Town St., 43215, 614645-0197. Corner of East Town Street and Washington Boulevard. Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand Jatte” painting sculpted in topiary; visitor center and gift shop. Open daily. Free admission. www.topiarygarden.org

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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. Central Ohio’s most innovative full-service day spa offering each guest an exclusive and upscale environment designed to cater to their every need. The Nicci Debro Spa and Salon, 274 Marconi Blvd., Ste. 100, 43215, 614-228-5670. Exclusive destination for spa parties, bridal shower, birthday and company parties. Nurtur the Salon, 1581 W. Lane Ave., 43221, 614-487-3033. Every guest experiences a customized Aveda sensory ritual: a stressrelieving experience in a massage chair, a hand and arm massage, a mini-facial or an aromatic foot soak.

Suburban Destinations Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington, 777 High St., P.O. Box 225, 43085, 614-841-2545. Located on North High Street at the intersection of St. Rte. 161 and U.S. Rte. 23. Historic area with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. www.worthington.org Delaware County Tourism Bureau, 34 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 43015, 740-3684748. Big time attractions and small town charm just north of Columbus. Home to Ohio Wesleyan University, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Olentangy Indian Caverns and the Little Brown Jug. www.visitdelohio.com Destination Hilliard, 5274 Norwich St., 43026, 614-664-3290. Hilliard is conveniently located just minutes northwest of downtown Columbus. Visit our family-friendly, charming, small-town-feel community where visitors become friends.

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Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 9 S. High St., Dublin, 43017, 800-245-8387. Visit Dublin, where Irish is an attitude. Just northwest of Columbus. Closest hotels to Columbus Zoo, home of the Dublin Irish Festival, PGA Memorial Tournament and 14 hotels.

Fairfield County Visitors and Convention Bureau, 124 W. Main St., Ste. 200, Lancaster, 43130, 740-654-5929. Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, 167 Mill St., 43230, 614-418-9114. Experience nostalgic Americana, just minutes from downtown Columbus. Paddle boat rides, waterfront eateries, quaint shops, historic landmarks, unique attractions, family-oriented. Grandview Marble Cliff Area Chamber of Commerce, 1258-B Grandview Ave., 43212, 614486-0196. Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 455 Hebron Rd., St. Rte. 79, Heath, 43056, 740-345-8224. Fabulous lodging, country inns, New England Village of Granville. History, arts, miles of bike trails, indoor/ outdoor waterparks, live theater, Longaberger Homestead, amazing golf. Grove City Area Visitors & Convention Bureau, 3378 Park St., 43123, 614-539-8747. Grove City is six miles from downtown Columbus. Morrow County Visitor’s Bureau, 80 N. Walnut St., Ste. B, Mt. Gilead, 43338, 419-947-7535. Reynoldsburg Visitor & Community Activities Bureau, P.O. Box 357, 43068, 614-866-4888. Located on I-70, 12 miles east of downtown Columbus. Home of the Tomato Festival, Livingston House Park and Museum, JC’s 5 Star Outlet and the Mount Carmel Fitness Challenge. www.visitreynoldsburg.com Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 45 E. Main St., Chillicothe, 45601, 800413-4118. Chillicothe, “Ohio’s First Capital,” is a short drive and is home to the “Tecumseh!” outdoor drama, historical sites and architecture, as well as 40+ miles of biking and walking trails. Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 124 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, 44663, 330-602-2420. Official tourism bureau for Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 227 E. Fifth St., Marysville, 43040, 937-6426279. Union County has small town charm and hospitality. See covered bridges, Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway, unique restaurants and shops. 30 minutes from downtown Columbus. Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, 44691, 330-2641800. Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau, 20 W. Main St., 43081, 614-794-0401. Located 20 minutes northeast of downtown Columbus, exits 27 and 29 off I-270 and Exit 121 off I-71. Shopping district, eateries, antiques, arts, festivals, museums and gardens.

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 located in southeast Ohio. Open select days May-October.

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BreakfasT Start your day off with an innovative breakfast at Tasi, a gem tucked away in the short North arts District. Here, poached eggs are balanced atop black bean cakes, then drizzled with light jalapeño butter sauce. House smoked salmon is layered with red onion, tomato and sliced bagel, and potato latkes are served with chives and cool sour cream. Wash everything down with a fresh-squeezed mimosa. If mom-and-pop meals are more your style, hop out of bed and head to Tommy’s Diner on West Broad Street. A mainstay in the neardowntown neighborhood of Franklinton, Tommy’s has been slinging chopped steak and eggs, Belgian waffles and corn

beef hash since 1989. All meals are home-cooked from scratch, including the chicken fajita omelet and butterscotch chip hotcakes. Is a coffee-and-pastry breakfast more your style? Pay a visit to one of local favorite Cup O’ Joe’s locations around town, including downtown, Grandview and easton Town Center. Choose from a selection of muffins, scones, croissants and Danishes, and pair your pastry with a specialty coffee drink. The Mounds Bar combines espresso, chocolate, steamed milk and coconut syrup, while the Chai tea latte blends black Indian tea with spices, honey and milk. Baked goods connoisseurs won’t want to skip Pistacia Vera in the quaint neighborhood of German Village just south of downtown. This “dessert boutique” specializes in classical European techniques to craft more than 60 seasonal pastries and confections. From almond bearclaws and cocoa buttermilk cake to apple galette and orange brioche, don’t be surprised if everything in the display cases makes your mouth water. Savory dishes are on the menu as well, such as tomato Provençal baked eggs and vegetable quiche. Another pastry mainstay is

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LUnCh Flatiron Bar & Diner, an unusually shaped building on Nationwide Boulevard downtown, combines Cajun, Creole and barbecue influences. Standouts include gumbo, fried oyster po’ boy sandwiches and St. Louis cut pork ribs slathered in tangy barbecue sauce. Save room for the custard bread pudding, served with bourbon anglaise and shaved chocolate. Sink your teeth into milehigh sandwiches at Katzinger’s Delicatessen. A German Village landmark with saucy Reubens, tasty stacks of turkey breast and homemade chicken salad on flaky croissants, this deli even has a sandwich named after Bill Clinton, who visited when he was president. You’ll find traditional Jewish specialties to accompany your main order, including marinated herring, noodle kugel and potato knish, an Eastern European snack made of mashed potatoes and caramelized onions surrounded by pastry dough. At northstar Café, located in the Short North, Clintonville and Easton Town Center, meals crafted from local, organic and artisan ingredients attract throngs of loyal customers. In addition to fresh flatbreads, salads and onedish meals such as the chicken korma bowl, Northstar boasts a hefty veggie burger that will satisfy even the most hard-core carnivore. A selection of fresh-squeezed juices, plus beer and giant freshly baked cookies, rounds out the menu. More locally sourced dishes abound at Knead, on High Street between the Short North and downtown. Opened in 2010 by a husband and wife team who helped pioneer Central Ohio’s locavore movement, Knead makes a special effort to purchase much of its produce, dairy products and meat from small instate farmers. Dishes include the vegan SlopVee Joe, the Motherclucker fried chicken sandwich or the humorously named Ohio Calamari Po Boy, which is actually made with fried pork tenderloin, not squid. 36

Pistacia Vera For diner fare with an upscale flair, visit Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, in Grandview just west of downtown and in the northeast suburb of Gahanna. Big salads, diner sandwiches and homemade pies make for filling lunches here, as do daily blue plate specials. Nosh on chicken pot pie, liver and onions and cola-braised short rib, then wrap things up with an allAmerican slice of deep dish apple pie. Sometimes there’s only one thing on your mind at lunchtime: pizza. Luckily, Dewey’s Pizza in Grandview has a slice or two just for you. Varieties include the Green Lantern (red sauce, mozzarella, garlic, mushrooms, goat cheese, artichokes and pesto), Hawaiian (red sauce, mozzarella, Canadian bacon and pineapple) and wild mushroom pizza, plus microbrews and salads. If you’re near Polaris Fashion Place on the north end of Columbus, head across the street from the mall to Marcella’s, a bustling eatery packed with pasta. From fettuccine and meatballs to chicken Parmesan, lunch-goers are guaranteed to leave full. Salads, pizzas and panini are available as well. Although Marcella’s has another location in the Short North that’s a prime spot for dinner, only the Polaris venue serves lunch. The indecisive diner will find a world’s worth of lunch choices at the north Market. With 35 vendors, many of whom offer prepared foods perfect for a midday meal, the market can feed your need for everything from Indian samosas and Vietnamese pho to sweet Belgian waffles and plump pierogis. Savor a scoop or two from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for dessert.

DInner Set your sights on hubbard Grille, named the best new restaurant in 2011 by Columbus Monthly. Located in the heart of the Short North beneath a glowing red sign, this stylish setup features house-made cornbread with lavender-infused butter among its appetizers. For your entree, feast on roasted beet salad, sesame-crusted Ahi tuna or the Hub burger, topped

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Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Café in the Clintonville neighborhood, just north of The Ohio State University campus. In addition to lunch and dinner, this Austrian-inspired eatery offers breakfast until 5 p.m. each day. Sample eggs Amadeus—scrambled organic eggs with shredded fresh zucchini and Parmesan—or Wolfgang’s breakfast sandwich, composed of smoked turkey breast, Ohio sausage and two organic fried eggs topped with melted Emmental cheese on ciabatta. Satisfy a sweet tooth with a delicious apple strudel or a cranberry walnut scone.

with wild mushrooms, Manchego and roasted red pepper relish. Another of 2011’s top new restaurants, Milestone 229, has a fantastic view of the park and interactive fountain at Scioto Mile. Order a strawberry basil gimlet while you peruse the menu, then nibble on shrimp and grits, chicken with mac and cheese or the Everything Bagel pizza, outfitted with cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion, hard-boiled egg and arugula. Banana pudding served in a mason jar is a sweet way to end your meal. hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, with several locations including Dublin and the I-670 Cap near downtown, is a steak-lover’s paradise. From porterhouse and rib-eye to bone-in strip and filet mignon, juicy cuts of beef are served simple or adorned with sauces such as roasted shallot cabernet butter. Order a nice bottle of wine and try potatoes gruyère gratin and fresh creamed spinach as accompaniments to your entree. Nearby, cozy Basi Italia welcomes visitors with its warm, inviting atmosphere and seasonally changing menu that highlights locally grown produce. From sweet potato gnocchi with roasted mushrooms and sagepumpkin pesto to lamb Bolognese with pappardelle noodles and crumbled goat cheese, the inventive dishes here are sure to make your taste buds soar. Modeled after a New England village, the northern suburb of Worthington is the perfect place to spend an evening strolling from shop to shop, then enjoying a gourmet meal at The Worthington Inn. Dating back to 1831 when it was built as a private residence, this historic building now holds a venerable restaurant serving fine food. Try bacon-spiked scallops, chilled cucumber soup and orecchiette, a pasta dish that includes Italian sausage, tomatoes, broccolini and Parmesan. If you lose track of time while bopping around the city, you don’t have to go to bed hungry. There’s a bevy of restaurants that stay open later than usual—and they’re some of the city’s most memorable. Try whimsically topped wieners at Dirty Frank’s hot Dog Palace, tempting comfort food at Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, Ohio-inspired dishes at Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails and cuisine with a kick at Surly Girl Saloon. All part of the same restaurant family, these “anti-establishments” will wow you with their atmosphere as well as their menus—and that’s a tasty concept any time of day. | Kimberly Byce

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Food&Drink Locations Downtown – Arena District 89 Fish and Grill, 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-586-4585. 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. Full-service food menu, drafts, cocktails, live entertainment, DJs, plus sports on HD widescreens. Next to Nationwide Arena, a block from many hotels and the convention center. Bar Louie, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-2200900. $5 food/$3 draft specials. Football Sundays all season long. Kitchen open daily until 2 a.m. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Tuesday, $1 burgers; Thursday, $2 quesadillas; brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

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BBR Columbus, 106 Vine St., 43215, 614-3657625. Located in the heart of the Arena District, the 5,000-sq.-ft. venue offers three bars, a spacious patio, a restaurant and multiple entertainment options. Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, 191 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-229-4275. With 15 plasma televisions, Boston’s is the only true sports bar in the Arena District. Pizza, pasta, salads and a great kids’ menu. Full bar with 12 beers on tap and full dining room. Buca di Beppo, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614621-3287. Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience. Buca serves modern Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Callahan’s Irish Tavern, 520 Park St., 43215, 614-223-1200. An authentic Irish pub in the Arena District. Open Tues.-Fri., 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 401 N. Front St., 43215, 614-246-2900. Located in the Arena District. Featuring award-winning American cuisine with bold international flavors and authentic German beer, brewed fresh onpremises. Open for lunch. Max & Erma’s/Crowne Plaza, 55 Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-228-5555. Max & Erma’s has been serving all-American favorites since 1972. R Bar Arena, 413 N. Front St., 43215, 614-2214950. Sunny Street Cafe, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-222-3008. Best breakfast and best value lunch downtown. With a private boardroom for 50+ and an experienced staff, catered and corporate events are ideal. Corporate boxed lunch menus. Three-Legged Mare, 401 N. Front St., Ste. 150, 43215, 614-222-4950.

Downtown – Brewery District Claddagh Irish Pub, 585 S. Front St., 43215, 614-224-1560. Irish pub and restaurant near German Village, featuring daily drink specials, traditional Irish music every Sunday and all the soccer you could ever want. Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant, 525 Short St., 43215, 614-464-2739. Brewery District. Restaurant and brewery offering a variety of award-winning food, handcrafted beer, free parking, upscale casual atmosphere, large menu selection and patio seating.

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Downtown – Columbus 3 Babes & A Baker, P.O. Box 164449, 43216, 614-875-7711. Black Creek Bistro, 51 Parsons Ave., 43215, 614-246-9662. Unique restaurant with a connection to locally grown produce and products, which are used in all its specially prepared dishes. Affordable wine list and friendly atmosphere. Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge Downtown, 149 S. High St., 43215, 614-732-4899.

de-NOVO bistro & bar, 201 S. High St., 43215, 614-222-8830. Dishing up contemporary American cuisine. Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, 248 S. Fourth St., 43215, 614-824-4673. Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, 161 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-0500. Located between Spring and Long streets. Brew restaurant with upscale dining. Historic setting with magnificent back bar. Open Mon.Thur., 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., closed.

Flatiron Bar & Diner, 129 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-0033. Located at the corner of Nationwide Boulevard and North Fourth Street. American, barbeque, Cajun/Creole cuisine. Classic diner fare; lunch and dinner. Open Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.midnight; Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 5-10 p.m. www.flatironcolumbus.com Indian Oven Restaurant, 427 E. Main St., 43215, 614-220-9390. Bengali and Indian cuisine; Columbus’ best. Open Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 1-10 p.m. Closed Sun. and weekdays 3-5 p.m.

Dining by cuisine American

3 Babes & A Baker (DT) 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar (AD) All American Hamburgers (CC) Bar Louie (AD and Easton) BBR Columbus (AD) Bernard’s Tavern (SN) Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits (SN) Bob Evans Restaurant (GA, GH and WV) Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (GH) Cameron’s American Bistro (WO) Cap City Fine Diner & Bar (GA and GH) Champps Americana (OSU) Chicken ’n Eggs (CC) Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant (BD) DeepWood (SN) Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery (PC) Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace (DT) Dutch Kitchen (PC) Eddie George’s Grille 27 (OSU) Fame’s Diner (CC) Five Guys Burgers & Fries (OSU, GH, N, DU, Polaris, E, RY, GC, HI) G. Michael’s American Bistro & Bar (GV) Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn (S) Gooeyz (OSU) House Wine (WO) Hubbard Grille (SN) KBD (Easton) Latitude 41 (DT) M (DT) Max & Erma’s (AD) Milestone 229 (DT) The Morgan House (DU) Northstar Cafe (SN and Easton) Olde Mohawk (GV) Panera Bread (Easton and Polaris) Potbelly Sandwich Works (OSU) R Bar Arena (AD) Raising Cane’s (GA, N and OSU) The River Club at Confluence Park (DT) Starliner Diner (HI) Sunny Street Cafe (AD) Surly Girl Saloon (SN) Tasi Cafe (SN) Third & Hollywood (GH) Thurber’s (DT) The Thurman Cafe (GV)

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Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails (DT) Tommy’s Diner (DT) White Castle (SN and N) The Wine Bistro (UA and WO) Wine on High (SN) The Worthington Inn (WO)

Asian

Haiku Poetic Food & Art (SN) Mark Pi’s (OSU) Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro (Polaris) Siam (CC) Sushi Rock (SN) Two Fish/Red (SN)

Bakery/ Coffee House

Black Olive (SN) Bodega Café (SN) Cimi’s Bistro at Pinnacle (GC) Eleven (SN) Figlio Wood Fired Pizza (GH) Jury Room (DT) Lindey’s (GV) Park Street Patio (SN) Sidebar 122 (DT)

Deli

Katalina’s Cafe Corner (SN) Katzinger’s Delicatessen (GV) Subway (CC)

Ethiopian

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant (OSU)

Cookie Cravings Bakery (SN) Cup O’ Joe (AIR, BE, GV, CL and OSU) Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge (DT, SN and Easton) Einstein Bros Bagels (CC) JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar (CC) Mozart’s Bakery and Piano Café (CL) Panera Bread (OSU) Pistacia Vera (GV) Stauf’s Coffee Roasters (GH) Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties (DT, Easton and Polaris) Taste of Belgium (NM) ZenCha Tea Salon (SN, BE)

EuroAsian

Barbecue

Cold Stone Creamery (OSU) Goodrich Ice Cream (CC) Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (GV, NM, SN, BE, CL, DU, GH and SAP) Vienna Ice Cafe and Tea House (CL)

BLUES (CC) Montgomery Inn (DU)

Brew Pub

Barley’s Brewing Company (SN) Callahan’s Irish Tavern (AD) Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus (DT) Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant(AD) Gresso’s (GV) Pub Polaris (Polaris) Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Polaris)

Cajun

Flatiron Bar & Diner (DT)

Contemporary

Alana’s – Food & Wine (OSU) Black Creek Bistro (DT)

Lemongrass Fusion Bistro (SN)

French

Bon Vie Bistro & Bar (Easton) The Refectory (UA)

German

Juergen’s German Bakery and Restaurant (GV) Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe (CL) Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus (GV)

Greek

Mykonos Gyros (CC)

Ice Cream

Indian

Indian Oven Restaurant (DT)

Irish

Claddagh Irish Pub (BD and Polaris) Kildare’s Irish Pub (OSU) Three-Legged Mare (AD)

Italian

Basi Italia (SN) Berwick Manor Restaurant (E) BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (OSU, DU, WO)

Brio Tuscan Grille (Easton) Buca di Beppo (AD and WO) Marcella’s (SN and Polaris) Martini Modern Italian (SN) Mezzo (GA and DU) Rigsby’s Kitchen (SN) The Spaghetti Warehouse (DT) TAT Ristorante di Famiglia (E)

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Japanese

CC............................Columbus Convention Center

Shoku (GH)

Mediterranean Barcelona Restaurant (GV)

DOWNTOWN AD ................... Arena District BD ...............Brewery District DT .....Downtown Columbus

GV ................ German Village NM .................... North Market SN ........................ Short North

Mexican

Chile Verde Café (DU) Las Margaritas (E, RY, DU, UA, WV and S) Los Jalapenos (RY, GC) Mad Mex (OSU) Mojo TaGo (DT)

Pizza

Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza (AD) Dewey’s Pizza (GH) Noble Roman’s (CC) Pizza Rustica (OSU) zpizza (SN)

Seafood

89 Fish & Grill (AD) Columbus Fish Market (GH and WO) Mitchell’s Ocean Club (Easton) Ugly Tuna Saloona (OSU)

Steakhouse

Charley’s Grilled Subs (CC) Eddie Merlot’s (Polaris) Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (SN, DU, UA and WO) Japanese Steak House (SN) Mitchell’s Steakhouse (DT) Smith & Wollensky (Easton) The Top Steak House (E)

EAST AIR ................................Airport BE ...................................Bexley E .....................East Columbus Easton .......................... Easton GA ............................. Gahanna RY .................... Reynoldsburg SA ............ Surrounding Area

NORTH CL ..........................Clintonville N .................North Columbus DU .................................. Dublin GH .........Grandview Heights OSU.. Ohio State University Polaris ...........................Polaris SAP ...... Surrounding Area/ Powell UA .............. Upper Arlington WV ........................Westerville WO .................. Worthington

SOUTH S ..................South Columbus GC ..........................Grove City

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WEST W ................. West Columbus HI .................................. Hilliard PC ............................. Plain City

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Jury Room, 22 E. Mound St., 43215, 614-2200964. Latitude 41, 50 N. Third St., 43215, 614-2285050. Located in the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Modern American cuisine made from local ingredients. Lexi’s on Third, 100 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-229-5394. Deli heaven offering gigantic corned beef and pastrami sandwiches and a large selection of salads, homemade soups, gyros and burgers. Located across from the Statehouse. M, 2 Miranova Pl., 43215, 614-629-0000. Upscale, contemporary, energetic and dramatic. Cameron Mitchell’s marquee restaurant. Open Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., closed. Milestone 229, 229 Civic Center Dr., 43215, 614-427-0276. Mitchell’s Steakhouse, 45 N. Third St., 43215, 614-621-2333. Upscale cosmopolitan steak and chop house located in the heart of downtown. Lunch Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m. Mojo TaGo, 614-961-6656. Mobile taco truck. The River Club at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000. Located off Spring Street at Souder Avenue, three minutes west of downtown, on the water with a view of the city. Patio dining. Contemporary American cuisine. Upscale menu.

Sidebar 122, 122 E. Main St., 43215, 614228-9041. Sidebar offers cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, intermingled with South American inspired small-plate dishes. The Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-464-0143. Located across from Veterans Memorial. Italian cuisine, antique setting, family prices. Open Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m. Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties, 11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491. Columbus’ own. Nationally known. Gourmet brownie and blondie company. 20 flavors. Named “Bestof-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Thurber’s, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-2207007. In the tradition of a great neighborhood restaurant, we take the finest local ingredients and integrate them into an accessible everyday culinary experience. Parking validated. Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails, 73 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-221-8300. Downtown neighborhood bar, comfort food, Columbus pride. Tommy’s Diner, 914 W. Broad St., 43222, 614-224-2422. A true family classic in any city. Great diner for all, located minutes from downtown. Delicious assortment of homemade pies. ZenCha Tea Salon, 19 E. Gay St., 43215, 614218-9314. Come explore the world through tea or relax and rejuvenate your spirit. With more than 100 varieties of tea beverages, appetizers, entrees and desserts to inspire your imagination.

Downtown – Columbus Convention Center All American Hamburgers, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Ste. 119, 43215, 614-461-0587. American cuisine. Madeto-order, 100 percent fresh, never-frozen meat. Open Mon.-Thur., 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m. BLUES, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43201, 614-340-7088. Come enjoy the art of barbecue and let your taste buds sing. Charley’s Grilled Subs, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614460-8707. American cuisine. Fresh grilled subs and lemonade. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Chicken ’n Eggs, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614461-8116. Chicken and breakfast, fried chicken and all kinds of sandwiches. Einstein Bros Bagels, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614827-2770. Fame’s Diner, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-0587. American diner. Bob Evans breakfast served daily; fresh grilled subs. Open Mon.-Thur., 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Goodrich Ice Cream, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-0800. JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-4676. Coffee, espresso and wireless Internet access.

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Mykonos Gyros, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-463-9263. Greek specialties and pita sandwiches. Open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Breakfast served daily until 11 a.m.

The Thurman Cafe, 183 Thurman Ave., 43206, 614-443-1570. A German Village landmark. We serve up the best burgers in Columbus, along with old favorites like Our Famous Coney Island. Featured on “Man v. Food.”

Noble Roman’s, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-316-6168. The better pizza people.

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Siam, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8116. Authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine; pad Thai, General Tso’s chicken. Subway, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-0800.

Downtown – German Village Barcelona Restaurant, 263 E. Whittier St., 43206, 614-443-3699. Located at the corner of Whittier and Jaeger streets. Spanish cuisine. Live music on Sunday and Friday. Lunch Mon.Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner seven days a week. Cup O’ Joe German Village, 627 S. Third St., 43206, 614-221-1563. Locally roasted coffee. Pastries and decadent desserts. Six other Columbus locations: Airport, Easton, Short North Arts District, Clintonville, Lennox Town Center and Grandview. G. Michael’s American Bistro & Bar, 595 S. Third St., 43215, 614-464-0575. Upscale contemporary American cuisine in the heart of German Village. Award-winning wine list, patio and event space. Open Sun.-Thur., 4:30-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4:30-11 p.m. Gresso’s, 961 S. High St., 43206, 614-444-0131. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 900 Mohawk St., 43206, 614-445-6513. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world. Juergens German Village Bakery, Restaurant & Cafe, 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-2246858. Authentic German food, crusty breads and pastries in German Village. Open Tues.Thur., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Parking available next door. Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. NY-style deli, specialty foods store and caterer in German Village. Seen on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” rated “Best Deli” and “Best Sandwich.” Lindey’s, 169 E. Beck St., 43206, 614-2284343. Historic German Village American bistro. Four private meeting rooms. Columbus’ Top 10. Lunch and dinner seven days a week, brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Outdoor bar and patio. Olde Mohawk, 819 Mohawk St., 43206, 614444-7204. Located at the corner of Mohawk and Kossuth streets in German Village. Featuring casual American cuisine. Open seven days. Pistacia Vera, 541 S. Third St., 43215, 614-2209070. Distinctive desserts. Yummy treats. Divine delicacies. A must-stop bakery. Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-444-6808. Located in the heart of German Village. An entertainment destination in a renovated livery stable; live oompah music; Schmidt’s Fudge Haus.

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-228-9960. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world. Taste of Belgium, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614224-0896. Taste of Belgium specializes in authentic Belgian waffles, lunch and dessert crepes and espresso-based drinks. Catering also available. Follow us on Twitter: @tasteofbelgium.

Downtown – Short North Barley’s Brewing Company, 467 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-2537. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Awardwinning ales complement full menu. Open Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.2 a.m.; Sun., noon-midnight. Banquet space/ private bar for rentals. Basi Italia, 811 Highland St., 43215, 614-2947383. Fresh Italian and Mediterranean-inspired entrees. Casual neighborhood location in Victorian Village. Dinner Tues.-Sat., from 5 p.m. Bernard’s Tavern, 630 N. High St., 43215, 614-223-9601. A great spot in the Short North to meet your friends for great food and a drink. Enjoy a casual atmosphere with an assortment of beers including 12 drafts, microbrews and imports. Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, 680 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-6191. Cozy neighborhood bar, craft draught microbrews, comfort food. Black Olive, 731 N. High St., 43215, 614-2988750. Bodega, 1044 N. High St., 43201, 614-2999399. Cookie Cravings Bakery, 227 E. Third Ave., 43201, 614-725-0090. Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge Short North, 600 N. High St., 43215, 614-225-1563. Bar/ restaurant located on The Cap at Union Station. Also serving coffee, pastries and desserts. DeepWood, 511 N. High St., 43215, 614-2215602. DeepWood is the balanced experience of living and dining well. Sincere hospitality, personal connections, inviting atmosphere, local responsibility and a fresh evolving menu. Eleven, 591 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-2204. Haiku Poetic Food & Art, 800 N. High St., 43215, 614-294-8168. Pan-Asian cuisine. Sushi, noodles, pad Thai. Patio dining. Voted “Best Sushi” by Columbus Monthly readers. Located in the Short North Arts District. Jazz entertainment. Hubbard Grille, 793 N. High St., 43215, 614291-5000. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 569 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-2204. Prime steaks, chops and seafood. Located on The Cap at Union Station.

Japanese Steak House, 479 N. High St., 43215, 614-228-3030. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. American/Japanese cuisine. Best tasting show in town. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.Sat. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 714 N. High St., 43215, 614-294-5364. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world. Katalina’s Cafe Corner, 1105 Pennsylvania Ave., 43201, 614-294-2233. Unique sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups. Breakfast served all day. Lots of vegetarian options. Patio dining. Dine-in, carryout, delivery and catering. Late Night Slice/Quick Slice, 1040 N. High St., Ste. 7, 43201, 614-206-7448. The Black Sheep of Columbus pizza joints. Our mission is to enable the denizens of downtown Columbus with a fun and friendly place to pizza their face off. Lemongrass Fusion Bistro, 641 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-1414. Asian fusion cuisine in an upbeat gallery setting. Traditional Thai, Japanese and Euro-Americana. Trendy. Elegant. Comfortable. Open Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., until 11 p.m.; Sun., 3-10 p.m. www.lemongrassfusion.com Marcella’s, 615 N. High St., 43215, 614-2232100. Marcella’s ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar. Dinner Sun.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m.-midnight. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 46 p.m.—half off select items. Martini Modern Italian, 445 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-8259. Contemporary Italian style with classic Italian influence. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. Northstar Café, 951 N. High St., 43201, 614298-9999. Imaginative menu with healthful emphasis on local, organic ingredients and an in-house bakery. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Park Street Patio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614975-1363. Rigsby’s Kitchen, 698 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-7888. Authentic, innovative Italian cuisine. 18 years of culinary art style and good taste. Closed Sun. Reservations recommended. Surly Girl Saloon, 680 N. High St., 43215, 614-294-4900. Sassy saloon with comfort food; 24 draughts served 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sushi Rock, 570 N. High St., 43215, 614-4531585. Fresh sushi and prime steaks in an upscale, modern setting. Three private dining rooms, a trendy bar and VIP lounge area, DJ booth, flat-screen televisions, valet parking and takeout Tasi Cafe, 680 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-2220788. Two Fish/Red, 721 N. High St., 43215, 614221-8600. White Castle, 965 N. High St., 43215, 614291-9189. Wine on High, 789 N. High St., 43215, 614294-8466. The Loft Wine and Craft Brew Bar. Enjoy wine flights, wine by the glass or craft beer on tap or by the bottle, all in an intimate and informative environment.

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zpizza, 945 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-3289. Casual, laid-back eatery serving healthy pizza, salads and sandwiches with organic and all-natural options. Open Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight. Delivery to downtown hotels.

East – Airport Cup O’ Joe Airport, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-231-6563. Locally roasted coffee, pastries and decadent desserts.

East – Bexley Barrel 44, 2232 E. Main St., 43209, 614-8241058. We offer 150+ whiskeys, live music on weekends and amazing food. Check out our awesome happy hour specials in the bar Mon.-Fri., 3-7 p.m. Cup O’ Joe, 2418 E. Main St., 43209, 614239-6563. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 2156 E. Main St., 43209, 614-231-5364. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

East – Columbus Berwick Manor Restaurant, 3250 Refugee Rd., 43232, 614-235-7100. Located near U.S. Rte. 33 and Refugee Road. American and Italian cuisine. Family owned and operated since 1955. Closed all day Sun., and Mon. and Tues. evenings. Off-premise catering for all events a specialty.

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Las Margaritas, 2808 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614471-2808. TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, 1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. Located ½ mile north of I-70 E. at the corner of East Livingston Avenue and James Road. American, Chinese, Italian and vegetarian cuisine. Family owned since 1929. Special menu on Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Mon. The Top Steak House, 2891 E. Main St., 43209, 614-231-8238. Retro supper club serving succulent, juicy steaks and classic martinis, with the sweet sounds of tinkling ivories in the background. Quietly getting it right for more than 50 years.

East – Easton Bar Louie, Easton Town Center, 3970 Easton Station, 43219, 614-475-4440. Your perfect party hot spot. Tasty food, great drinks and exceptional martinis. Private room for 60 or facility rental for 300. Happy hour and nightly specials. Bon Vie Bistro & Bar, 4089 The Strand E., 43219, 614-416-0463. Columbus’ favorite French American bistro. Taste the good life at Bon Vie. BRIO Tuscan Grille, 3993 Easton Station, 43219, 614-416-4745. BRIO offers a lunch, dinner and kids’ menu daily, along with a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge, 241 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-471-1563. Serving coffee, pastries, desserts and a full-service bar. KDB, 165 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614418-7149.

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Mitchell’s Ocean Club, 4002 Easton Station, 43219, 614-416-2582. Located on the second level of Easton Town Center. Serving prime seafood and steaks. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 510 p.m.; Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

Columbus Fish Market, 1245 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-3474. Located between Fifth and Third avenues in Grandview, just south of Lennox Town Center. Featuring a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood. Lunch Mon.Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

Northstar Café, 4015 Townsfair Way, 43219, 614-532-5444. Imaginative menu with healthful emphasis on local, organic ingredients and an in-house bakery. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Dewey’s Pizza, 1327 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614487-8282. Hand-tossed and stone-baked pizza, fresh gourmet salads, fine wine and craft draft brews, and full-service dine-in or carry-out.

Smith & Wollensky, Easton Town Center, 4145 The Strand W., 43219, 614-416-2400. Specializing in USDA prime steaks dry-aged on premises and fresh seafood including lobster. Smith & Wollensky showcases the best of Columbus. Private event space available. Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties, 111 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

East – Gahanna Bob Evans Restaurant, 1380 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-418-4791. Great food at value pricing for families, friends and groups. Downhome cooking classics and all your favorites. Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, 1301 Stone Ridge Dr., 43230, 614-478-9999. Offers diner favorites with an upscale twist. Lunch Mon.Fri., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Brunch Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.3 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.- Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m. Mezzo Gahanna, 130 Creekside Plaza, 43230, 614-476-9900. Raising Cane’s, 1320 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-475-1300. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve restaurant that serves fresh, never-frozen chicken fingers.

East – Reynoldsburg Las Margaritas, 6150 E. Main St., 43068, 614784-8660. Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 8134 E. Broad St., 43068, 614-655-4500.

North – Clintonville Cup O’ Joe, 2990 N. High St., 43202, 614447-7563. Locally roasted coffee, pastries and decadent desserts. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 4247 N. High St., 43214, 614-447-0500. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world. Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe, 2885 N. High St., 43202, 614-268-3687. Fine European tortes and pastries. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live classical music. Afternoon tea available daily. Nationwide shipping. Vienna Ice Cafe and Tea House, 2885 N. High St., 43202, 614-268-3687. European-inspired, locally handmade ice cream shop located in Clintonville.

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Panera Bread, Easton Town Center, 3942 Townsfair Way, 43219, 614-416-2600. Bakery and deli. Fresh breads, cafe, espresso. 19 locations. Open Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

North – Columbus Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 2823 Olentangy River Rd., 43201, 614-261-0011. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve restaurant that serves fresh, never-frozen chicken fingers. White Castle, 1435 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-846-4791.

North – Dublin Chile Verde Café, 4852 Sawmill Rd., 43235, 614-442-6630. Serving the cuisine of New Mexico for more than 20 years. Gluten-free and vegetarian friendly. Dine in, carryout, catering.

Figlio Wood Fired Pizza, 1369 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-481-8850. A casual bistro serving Columbus’ best gourmet pizza. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 1281 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-488-2680. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world. Shoku, 1312 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-4859490. Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 1277 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-4861. Coffee roaster and cafe. Third & Hollywood, 1433 W. Third Ave., 43212, 614-488-0303. Classic American bistro with an inviting ambiance, focusing on locally grown and artisan ingredients. Lunch/brunch Fri.-Sun., open at 11:30 a.m. Dinner daily, open at 5:30 p.m.

North – Ohio State University Alana’s Food & Wine, 2333 N. High St., 43202, 614-294-6783. Fine dining focused on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients and an awardwinning wine list, sold at Ohio state minimum.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 6360 Frantz Rd., 43017, 614-717-2828. Voted “Best Steak” in Columbus for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere.

Berry Blendz, South Campus Gateway, 1585 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-4682. Real fruit smoothies, vegetable blends, wheatgrass.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 1 W. Bridge St., 43017, 614-792-5364. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, 2361 N. High St., 43202, 614-421-2323. Between Maynard and Patterson roads. Featuring original and authentic Ethiopian and vegetarian cuisine. Open Tues.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. Lunch buffet.

Las Margaritas, 5855 Frantz Rd., 43016, 614798-9656. Mezzo, 12 W. Bridge St., 43017, 614-889-6100. Montgomery Inn, 4565 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43017, 614-791-7427. The Morgan House Restaurant, 5300 Glick Rd., 43017, 614-889-5703. Located at the corner of Glick and Dublin roads. American cuisine. Salads, sandwiches, desserts and soups.

North – Grandview Heights Bob Evans Restaurant, 1455 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-421-0090.

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, 1803 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-8210. Serving authentic Italian pasta specialties, pizza, flatbreads, steak and seafood for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Banquet and event space also available. Champps Americana, Lennox Town Center, 1827 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-298-0833. Close to OSU campus. Champps offers upscale, casual dining and guarantees generous hospitality, craveable food and flavors prepared from scratch, as well as a great seat for local and national sporting events. Cold Stone Creamery, South Campus Gateway, 1574 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5228. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes, nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone.

Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, 900 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-6639. Welcome to the ultimate fan cave. Incredible food, beers and cocktails galore. Loads of official OSU memorabilia. Amazing patio with a “Block O” fire pit, and 40 big-screen TVs.

Cup O’ Joe Lennox, 1791 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-1563. Locally roasted coffee, pastries and decadent desserts. Great place to enjoy before or after a movie or shopping.

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, 1299 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-3663. Located close to OSU. Offers diner favorites with an upscale twist. Lunch Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Brunch Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 410 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m.

Eddie George’s Grille 27, South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-421-2727. Eddie George’s Grille 27 is a 21st-century, dynamic restaurant, with more than 70 HDTVs to watch the game. Featuring an award-winning menu and a progressive beverage selection.

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Eggfast, 24 E. 12th Ave., 43201, 614-2993447. Whether you’re up at dawn, winding down in the wee hours or feelin’ hungry any time in between, we’re cookin’ up a crackin’ good meal for ya.

Pizza Rustica, South Campus Gateway, 1558 N. High St., 43201, 614-824-1990. Pizza Rustica received its inspiration from “pizza a taglia”—pizza by the slice sold in the authentic takeaway shops of Rome.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 1603 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5555.

Potbelly Sandwich Works, South Campus Gateway, 10 E. 11th Ave., 43201, 614-299-0617. From the back of an antique store, Potbelly sandwiches are born. Crispy sandwiches and thick homemade shakes. A sandwich to size up anyone’s ambition.

Gooeyz, South Campus Gateway, 1554 N. High St., 43201, 614-824-1731. Gooeyz is a fast, casual restaurant and full bar, dripping with sophisticated silliness. Gooeyz is famous for amazing, stacked-high melt sandwiches overflowing with cheese. Kildare’s Irish Pub, South Campus Gateway, 1576 N. High St., 43201, 614-294-2200. Ireland’s pubs are much more than places for drinking—they are social experiences. At Kildare’s, we create a truly authentic traditional Irish pub experience. Mad Mex, South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-586-4007. Funky fresh Cal-Mex. It’s a summertime, wear-your-shorts, drink-a-beer, sweat-a-little, chill-with-friends, have-amargarita, forget-the-clock, eat-a-burrito party. Mark Pi’s, South Campus Gateway, 1610 N. High St., 43201, 614-298-8115. Mark Pi’s Asian fast food serves Mark Pi’s signature dishes in a fast, casual setting. Panera Bread, South Campus Gateway, 1619 N. High St., 43201, 614-297-6800. Breads, bagels, sandwiches, salads and soups. Panera Bread features high-quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment.

Raising Cane’s, 1816 N. High St., 43201, 614298-8713. Raising Cane’s is a quick-serve restaurant that serves fresh, never-frozen chicken fingers. Ugly Tuna Saloona, South Campus Gateway, 1546 N. High St., 43201, 614-297-8862. Fresh fish, ugly owners. Grab a drink, some food and a healthy serving of local music in a great atmosphere. Terrific second-floor patio.

Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro, Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-985-9667. Located in Polaris Fashion Place. Authentic Asian cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m. Panera Bread, Polaris Fashion Place, 1391 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-410-6200. Bakery and deli. Fresh breads, cafe, espresso. 19 locations. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Pub Polaris, Polaris Fashion Place, 1554 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 122, 43240, 614-781-7829. Authentic British pub. Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties, 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Bestof-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, 8665 Sancus Blvd., 43240, 614-888-5458.

North – Polaris Claddagh Irish Pub, 8745 Sancus Blvd., 43240, 614-885-0100. Presenting an authentic pub house atmosphere based on the craic of Ireland. Visit its website to view the live music schedule. Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef & Seafood, 1570 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-4337307. Marcella’s, 1319 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614844-6500. Marcella’s is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. Lunch Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thur., 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 411 p.m.; Sun., 4-9 p.m.

North – Surrounding Area Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 8 N. Liberty St., Powell, 43065, 614-846-1060. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.

North – Upper Arlington Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 1615 Old Henderson Rd., 43220, 614-442-3310. Voted “Best Steakhouse in Columbus” for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere.

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The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Rd., 43220, 614451-9774. Located ½ mile west of St. Rte. 315 (Bethel Road exit). Classic and contemporary French cuisine. Award-winning collection of more than 700 wines. Impeccable service and the finest cuisine. “Five Stars” from Columbus Monthly; AAA Four Diamond Award. www.refectory.com The Wine Bistro, 1750 W. Lane Ave., 43221, 614-485-1750.

North – Westerville Bob Evans Restaurant, 841 N. State St., 43082, 614-882-3778. Great food at value pricing for families, friends and groups. Down-home cooking classics and all your favorites. Las Margaritas, 706 N. State St., 43082, 614568-0600.

North – Worthington Buca di Beppo, 60 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., 43085, 614-848-8466. Buca di Beppo is the heart of fresh Italian cooking with family-style recipes like Linguini Frutti di Mare and Chicken Marsala. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Cameron’s American Bistro, 2185 W. DublinGranville Rd., 43085, 614-885-3663. Located near the corner of St. Rte. 161 and Linworth Road in northwest Columbus. Featuring contemporary American cuisine. Open Mon.Thur., 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 59 p.m.

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Columbus Fish Market, 40 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-410-3474. Located in Crosswoods development at U.S. Rte. 23 and I-270. Featuring a wide variety of fresh seafood and steak; fish market. Lunch: open at 11:30 a.m. Dinner: open at 4 p.m.

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Las Margaritas, Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington, 3140 Kingsdale Ctr., 43221, 614-3263131.

House Wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-8469463. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thursday night. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 55 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-438-1000. Voted “Best Steakhouse in Columbus” for more than 20 years. Featuring fine aged steaks, chops, fresh fish and seafood in an elegant atmosphere. The Wine Bistro, 8231 N. High St., 43235, 614436-4000. The Worthington Inn, 649 High St., 43085, 614-885-2600.

South – Columbus Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-4070. Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn is the premier romantic getaway. Located in Hocking Hills, we offer gourmet breakfast and fine dining, wine and spirits and more, all in a secluded setting. Harvest Moon Cafe, 7 N. High St., 43110, 614-834-8100. Providing the community with healthier food options by using fresh, seasonal and local produce. Las Margaritas, 6270 Gender Rd., 43110, 614833-4441.

Marcella’s South – Grove City Cimi’s Bistro at Pinnacle, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., 43123, 614-539-0049.

West – Hilliard Starliner Diner, 5240 Cemetery Rd., 43026, 614-529-1198. A kitschy cool diner seen on Food Network. Award-winning menu. 12 minutes from downtown.

West – Plain City Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, 43064, 614873-3414. A taste of Amish Country just outside Columbus. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a bakery, banquet services (seating 425), off-site catering and fundraising services in Plain City. Dutch Kitchen, 8690 U.S. Rte. 42, Plain City, 43064, 614-873-4518. Breakfast all day. Breakfast buffet Sat., 7:30-11 a.m. Barn-raising dinner buffet daily, 11:30 a.m.-close.

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hen the weather turns chilly, Columbus sports fans’ excitement heats up. The season’s red-hot gridiron action is delivered by The Ohio State University Buckeyes, led by new coach Urban Meyer. More than 100,000 fans fill Ohio Stadium on home-game Saturdays, beginning with a pre-season game against Miami (Ohio) Sept. 1 and ending the regular season with a matchup against archrival Michigan Nov. 24. As the OSU Marching Band spells out Script Ohio, prepare to be awed by the display of Buckeye spirit. OSU also supplies some of the hottest college hoops in the country. The OSU men’s basketball team, led by coach Thad Matta, includes dynamic point guard Aaron Craft and shooter Deshaun Thomas. The OSU women’s basketball team, guided by coach Jim Foster, always can be counted on for a great game; the team won its third consecutive Big Ten Championship in 2010-11. Both men’s and women’s home games are held at the Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena.

OSU Buckeyes More basketball action comes to town March 23-26 when Columbus hosts the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball at venerable St. John Arena on the OSU campus. Ohio State’s 36 varsity sports offerings also include ice hockey, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball, diving, fencing and wrestling. For game and ticket information on any sport, call 800-GO-BUCKS or visit ohiostatebuckeyes.com. There’s more athletic action on the ice. The National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets ignite plenty of excitement. The team plays at Nationwide Arena, ranked the No. 1 stadium experience in professional sports by ESPN The Magazine. Watch the pucks fly October-April; the home season kicks off Oct. 19 with a game against the Vancouver Canucks. Nationwide Arena will be at the center of the hockey world when Columbus hosts the 2013 NHL All-Star

Game Jan. 27 (and the All-Star Skills Competition Jan. 26). This midseason showcase will bring in the league’s best players, along with their most passionate supporters. The eyes of U.S. Soccer fans will focus on Columbus Sept. 11 when the U.S. men’s soccer team takes on Jamaica in a World Cup qualifying match at Crew Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew. Cheer on the Crew in home games, including the Philadelphia Union Sept. 29 and the regular-season wrap-up against Toronto FC Oct. 28. Up for some horseplay? Scioto Downs, located just south of the city, hosts live harness racing ThursdaySaturday through Sept. 8 and simulcasts races from leading thoroughbred and harness tracks across the country seven days a week through Oct. 8. Scioto’s new casino also houses 2,100 video slot machines. For spirited show jumping, mark your calendar for The New Albany

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Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day Sept. 23. Held at the estate of Limited Brands founder Les Wexner, this 15th annual event features the best professional riders from across North America. Along with world-class equestrians, there’s family fun galore, including carnival rides and live music. All proceeds from the day benefit the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. There’s more equine action during the 46th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress. Thousands of quarter horses strut their stuff at the Ohio Expo Center Oct. 5-28 during this bustling event that includes roping, jumping and barrel-racing competitions and a huge marketplace of Western and equine themed goods. With more than 650,000 attendees, it’s the third largest convention in the country and the largest single-breed horse show in the world. For an entirely different kind of horsepower, cruise over to National Trail Raceway, 20 miles east of Columbus in Hebron. Drag-racing competitions are the draw here, along with a variety of car shows and other events. The lineup includes the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals Sept. 20-23, featuring an impressive hot rod and custom car show and intense competition among Sportsman racers. Delve into the world of professional bodybuilding during the Arnold Sports Festival Feb. 28-March 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Veterans Memorial, Nationwide Arena and other venues. The largest event of its kind in the world, this 25th annual competition founded (and still co-produced) by Arnold Schwarzenegger attracts 18,000 athletes and showcases 45 events, including 12 Olympic sports. In addition to men’s and women’s bodybuilding, you’ll find gymnastics, martial arts, cheerleading, archery and a 5K Pump and Run through downtown. If you’re inspired to get in some athletic action of your own, rent a canoe or kayak from the Hocking Valley Canoe Livery & Family Fun Center. Located 45 miles southeast of Columbus, this hub for outdoor activities rents watercraft for cruises along the beautiful Hocking River and also offers miniature golf, gokarts and campsites. Nearby, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours and Hocking Hills Adventure Park offer zip line adventures that provide unparalleled views of the scenic region. For a cooler outing, head for the OhioHealth Ice Haus inside Nationwide Arena, which is open to the public when the Blue Jackets aren’t practicing. You can strap on some ice skates and try out your triple toe-jump. | Ben Zenitsky 46

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Pelotonia, 351 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614221-6100. August 2013. Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer.

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Activities Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-363-7555. Experience something different and fun— give shooting a try. Black Wing welcomes beginners and groups. Packages available. Visit the finest shooting facility in the Midwest. Consider Biking, 4041 N. High St., 43214, 614447-8894. We work for better places to ride in Greater Columbus. We help you find a bike map, bike shop, cycling club or even plan a bike trip on the new Ohio to Erie Trail. Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St. Rte. 664 S., Logan, 43138, 740-385-0523. Hocking Hills Canoe Livery is a full-service canoe, kayak and raft outfitter providing river trips for all skill levels. Our friendly staff works with you to provide the best experience. Hocking Valley Canoe Livery & Family Fun Center, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 43138, 740-385-8685. The original canoe livery in the Hocking Hills offers the best trips by canoe, kayak, raft or tube. Special events include Romantic Moonlight Tours and Torchlight Tours.

Events Arnold Sports Festival, 1215 Worthington Woods Blvd., 43085, 614-431-2600. Feb. 28-March 3, 2013. The largest multi-sports festival in the nation. See 18,000 athletes compete in 45 sports and events, including 12 Olympic sports. Capital City Half Marathon, 5003 Horizons Dr., Ste. 200, 43220, 614-360-1044. May 4, 2013. Columbus Marathon, Inc., 136 E. Broad St., 43215, 614421-7866. Oct. 21, 2012. Free sports and fitness expo on Friday and Saturday. On Sun. at 8 a.m. watch the 26.2-mile race unfold as runners wind through the surrounding downtown suburbs. Komen Columbus, 929 Eastwind Dr., Ste. 211, 43081, 614-297-8155. May 2013. Walk, run or volunteer for the 21st annual 5K walk/run downtown to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. M3S Sports, 5003 Horizons Dr., Ste. 200, 43220, 614-3601044. the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (an official PGA TOUR event), Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., 43017, 614-8896700. May 27-June 2, 2013. Major PGA Tour event hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Call ticket office for availability. The President’s Cup coming Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2013.

Longaberger Golf Club, 1 Long Dr., Nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100. Safari Golf Club, 4853 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550. Mature golf course on 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. Winding Hollow Golf and Event Center, 6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054, 614-855-8600. 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.

Professional and College Columbus Blue Jackets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-246-4156. Ohio’s National Hockey League team. Games played at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, September-April. Tickets range from $22-$85. www.bluejackets.com Columbus Crew, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131. The Crew is Ohio’s professional Major League Soccer club and the winner of the 2008 MLS Cup. Crew Stadium is located off I-71 and 17th Avenue on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center. The season runs AprilOctober. Ticket prices start as low as $10.

Huntington Park–Home of the Columbus Clippers, 330 Huntington Park Ln., 43215, 614-462-5250. Come out and see our back-to-back Triple-A National Champion Columbus Clippers. Games are played at Huntington Park, OSU MEN’S BASKETBALL home games located in the Arena District.

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Dec. 1 .... Northern Kentucky Dec. 8 ......Long Beach State Dec. 12 .........Savannah State Dec. 15 ........... UNC Asheville Dec. 18 .....................Winthrop Dec. 22..........................Kansas Dec. 29 .......... Chicago State Jan. 2 ........................Nebraska Jan. 13 .......................Michigan Jan. 22 .............................. Iowa Jan. 29 ................... Wisconsin Feb. 10 ......................... Indiana Feb. 14 ............ Northwestern Feb. 20 .................. Minnesota Feb. 24..........Michigan State COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS home games

Dec. 2 ........................ Montreal Dec. 13 ........................ Calgary Dec. 15 ........................Phoenix Dec. 21 .................. Vancouver Dec. 29 ............... New Jersey Dec. 31 ....................... Chicago Jan. 8....................... Winnipeg Jan. 11 ......................... Carolina Jan. 15 ........................St. Louis Jan. 17 .......................Nashville Jan. 29 ....................... Chicago Jan. 31 ........................St. Louis Feb. 2 ..................... Minnesota Feb. 8 ....................... Colorado Feb. 10 ...................Edmonton Feb. 12 .......................San Jose Feb. 14 ............... Philadelphia Feb. 16...................Tampa Bay Feb. 18.......................Anaheim Feb. 25 ..................... Colorado

Ohio Machine, 1350 W. Fifth Ave., Ste. 330, 43212, 614-7541973. Major League Lacrosse team. Games played at Ohio Wesleyan. The Ohio State University Athletic Department, 410 Woody Hayes Dr., 43210, 614292-9908. For information on all Buckeye schedules, contact the sports information office at 614-292-6861.

Racing National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd. S.W., Hebron, 43025, 740-928-5706. Located 20 miles east of Columbus. NHRA drag racing, ET racing, special events, group discounts, luxury private suite rentals for corporate hospitality or parties. Open April-October. Scioto Downs, Inc., 6000 S. High St., P.O. Box 07823, 43207, 614-491-2515. Exciting live harness racing MaySeptember, Thur., Fri. and Sat., 6:30 p.m. Simulcasting MayOctober. Clubhouse and patio dining dress casual, admission $3. Free parking.

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hether shopping for gifts is the reason for your trip to Columbus or you’d just like to commemorate your visit with a simple souvenir, you’re in luck. Greater Columbus is a retail paradise, recently ranked the nation’s #4 Best City for Shopping by Forbes. From home goods to high fashion, works of art to one-ofa-kind finds, you’ll be pleased with the purchases you make in Ohio’s capital city. This is an especially great time to visit Columbus, as 2012 is the city’s bicentennial. In honor of this landmark occasion, special 200Columbus merchandise is on sale around the city. Check out the Experience Columbus Visitor Centers downtown and at Easton Town Center, shop at Port Columbus International Airport or browse online at shop.200columbus.com for commemorative shirts, jewelry, magnets and more.

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EAsTon Town CEnTEr And PolArIs FAshIon PlACE Two major retail destinations are Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place. Located on the city’s northeast side, Easton has a Main Street U.S.A. vibe, with fountains, benches and brick streets connecting scores of stores such as Burberry, Tiffany & Co., The Container Store, Anthropologie, Macy’s and The diamond Cellar. Polaris, on the far north side of the city, is a two-story mall combining premier department stores such as Von Maur and Saks Fifth Avenue with popular retailers including Apple, Coach, Sephora and L’Occitane. Both destinations are a must for serious shoppers.

shorT norTh ArTs dIsTrICT Columbus has plenty of specialized shopping areas filled with unique finds. For starters, head to the short north Arts district just north of downtown. This eclectic strip of shops, galleries,

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bars and restaurants runs along High Street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center to Fifth Avenue. Beneath the neighborhood’s distinct lighted arches that span the street, you’ll find the city’s trendiest boutiques, including Homage for vintage-inspired sports apparel; National Jean Company, which carries more than 150 designers; and What the Rock?!, home to rockand-roll gifts such as Johnny Cash baby bibs and guitar pick earrings. Substance for Fashion Conscious People has an in-house design studio with workshops ranging from customdesigning T-shirts to fabric printing. Karavan: Treasures from Turkey is filled with exotic gifts and home décor items, including exquisitely painted ceramics and lovely Oriental lanterns. At The Candle Lab, you can create a fragrance and pour your own candle. For edible gifts, take home a bottle of wine for less than $25 at Wine on High and visit le Chocoholique for chocolaty pear slices, chocolate-covered popcorn and coconut curry chocolate bars. Adjacent to the Short North is the North Market, a bustling public marketplace home to 35 merchants under one roof. In addition to Indian, Polish, Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian and Mediterranean prepared meals, vendors sell everything from collectible Fiestaware to colorful calla lilies. For greeting cards and locally crafted pottery, check out Better Earth, a natural products general store that also has essential oils, jewelry and ecoconscious cleaning and paper products. Fortify your spice rack with a stop at North Market Spices, which stocks everything from smoked paprika to sea salt.

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DoWNToWN No shopping trip would be complete without a visit downtown to check out the gift shops at the Columbus Museum of Art and ohio Statehouse. The former stocks all manner of artful objects, including jewelry, posters, art books and home décor, while The Statehouse Museum Shop specializes in unique Ohio-themed gifts such as buckeyeshaped candles. CoSI, an interactive science center along the Scioto riverfront, boasts the Science2Go! gift shop, full of fun educational toys for budding scientists. And Botanica, the gift shop at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, carries wonderful gifts for gardeners.

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renovated houses and a variety of restaurants and shops. At Helen Winnemore’s Contemporary Craft Gallery, admire handcrafted items from artisans working in glass, clay, metal and wood. Jewelry lovers can find the perfect bauble by pulling open dozens of drawers where earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings are tucked away, just waiting to be discovered. For goods imported directly from Europe, visit Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts, with Czech glass, Italian maiolica dinnerware and fragrant French lavender lotions sold nowhere else in the United States. The Golden Hobby Shop is a showcase of arts and crafts made by senior citizens. Bookworms can get lost, quite literally, while exploring the 32 rooms of bargain-priced books at The Book Loft. And treasure-hunters can spend the day wandering through the Greater Columbus Antique Mall, located in a large historic house nearby on South High Street.

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Ohio State’s acclaimed contemporary arts venue. Thanks to a partnership with Taschen books, the Wex includes a “store within a store” where art, architecture, photography, film and design buffs can spend hours flipping through the publisher’s well-respected tomes. The friendly neighborhood of Clintonville, just north of campus, boasts unique boutiques specializing in one-of-a-kind finds. At Sōbō Style, look for distinctive baby items, jewelry and shabby chic furniture crafted from salvaged wood. There’s also Wholly Craft, a showcase of indie arts and crafts; Rag-O-Rama, a consignment shop full of edgy fashions; and EcoFlora, a sustainable florist carrying terrariums and candles poured into unique vintage tins.

SUBUrBS Many suburbs are home to shopping treasures. On the north side, Worthington resembles a New England village complete with a scenic town green. Stores in the neighborhood include House Wine, where you can taste several vintages before choosing a bottle to take home. Farther north is Historic Downtown Powell, where you’ll find Paris Flea Market, Buckeye Amish Furniture and Louise’s Needlework, along with a number of antiques shops. Also visit Dublin, in northwest Columbus, where a historic downtown offers boutiques such as Boho 72 and Ha’penny Bridge Imports of Ireland. Other suburbs with walkable shopping districts include Bexley, Gahanna, Grandview and Westerville.

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A visit to the campus of The Ohio State University—home to one of the largest student bodies in the country— will reveal numerous shopping options, including Urban Outfitters and Used Kids Records. For an entire store packed with officially licensed Ohio State gear, don’t miss Conrads College Gifts, which stocks everything from backpacks to bobble heads branded in honor of the Buckeyes. (The Buckeye Connection, in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is another good place to purchase Ohio State GrEAT DEALS goods.) If bargain hunting is your At South Campus passion, Columbus is in Gateway, a development close proximity to some at High Street and major money-saving 11th Avenue with easy opportunities. At JC’s 5 Star parking in the garage to Outlet on the city’s east the rear, stores include side, thrifty shoppers can Helen Winnemore’s score deals on overstocks Finish Line, GameStop, Contemporary nutrition X and Pitaya, a and catalog returns. And fashion boutique with the a 40-minute drive south Craft Gallery latest styles for women. of Columbus will bring There’s also a two-story you to Tanger Outlets at Barnes & noble, where you can pick up Jeffersonville, home to more than 100 home goods and art supplies in addition brand-name outlets and factory stores to books and OSU items. including Adidas, J. Crew, Bath & Body For books, functional art, home Works, Nike and Pottery Barn. It’s a décor items and scores of funky great way to get more bang for your tchotchkes, duck into the gift shop buck. at the Wexner Center for the Arts, | Kimberly Byce 50

Shopping Locations Antiques & Flea Markets 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 find inspiration. Grandview Mercantile, 873-881 N. High St., 43215, 614-421-7000. An 8,000-sq.-ft. antique marketplace in Short North Arts District offering discriminating buyers a huge selection of distinctive pieces from around the world. 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 floors, 70 dealers. Columbus’ first antique mall. Open daily, noon-6 p.m. - Bo - Style, 3282 High St., 43202, 614-447So 8880.

Arts and Crafts 1 Stop Bead Shop, 6347 Sawmill Rd., 43017, 614-573-6452. 1 Stop Bead Shop is a retail store located in Dublin that teaches the art of jewelry making and sells all the beads, tools and supplies to support the art. You’ll find us at Sawmill and 161 next to Trader Joe’s. Golden Hobby Shop, 630 S. Third St., 43206, 614-645-8329. Unique handcrafted gifts by local seniors. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Helen Winnemore’s Contemporary Craft Gallery, 150 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-4445850. Located in historic German Village. We focus on the work of American artisans. This means that our shop is like an arts festival yearround. Closed Mon.

Books Barnes & noble, The Ohio State University Bookstore, South Campus Gateway, 1598 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-2000. Books, references and gifts, plus coffee/cafe. You are guaranteed to be entertained for hours. This is a historical, university tradition—Long’s Bookstore at the Gateway. The Book Loft of German village, 631 S. Third St., 43206, 614-464-1774. 32 rooms of books at bargain prices. Open Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m.11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight. Parking at rear in loading zone and other spaces on City Park Avenue.

Boutiques Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts, 571 S. Third St., 43215, 614-224-7224. Located in historic German Village. This charming boutique sells hard-to-find, authentic artisanal Italian ceramics, French linens, true lavender body care and Polish pottery. Karavan Treasures from Turkey, 771 B & C N. High St., 43215, 614-291-4438. Unique gift store in the Short North bringing real treasures from Turkey. Substance for Fashion Conscious People, LLC, 783 N. High St., 43215, 614-299-2910. Substance sells “The Clothes You Keep.” Curators of classic and sustainable clothing and accessories for women. Upstairs in The Substance Lofts, discover independent local artisans.

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Pitaya, South Campus Gateway, 1618 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-9999. Our racks are stocked with fresh merchandise every week and we offer great prices. All Pitaya-label clothes are sewn with love in the USA. We love making you look great.

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Columbus Convention Center The Buckeye Connection, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614228-0196. The Ohio State University, Columbus and Ohio souvenirs and gifts. Krema Nut Company, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Food Court and Shops, Level 1, 43215, 614-224-9252. Nuts, chocolates, candies and gifts. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekend hours vary, so please call first. Mischief Luggage, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614222-0089.

Department Stores Macy’s–Easton Town Center, 4141 Easton Loop E., 43219, 614-342-2308. Macy’s is a must-see destination. And when you’re here, be sure to get your reserved-for-visitors-only Macy’s Savings Pass, good for 10 percent off thousands of items.

Food Cookie Cravings Bakery, 227 E. Third Ave., 43201, 614-725-0090. We are a family-owned shop specializing in hand-rolled and decorated cookies in many flavors. Our treats are great for party favors, gifts or just to have around the house. FeelGood 7, 142 Wetherby Ln., 43081, 877614-3777. Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. NY-style deli, specialty foods store, caterer in German Village. 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, weekly specials, fuelperks!® and foodperks!® Krema Nut Company, 1000 W. Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-4131. Gourmet nuts, all-natural peanut butter, handmade candy and gifts. 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. The Oilerie Columbus, 1409 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-824-2668. We have the finest Italian extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars that can be tasted and fresh poured into a bottle with “Columbus” printed on it. Schakolad Chocolate Factory, 3219 Tremont Rd., 43221, 614-326-3500. We love making custom chocolate creations for special events and everyday treats: truffles, ganaches, buckeyes, custom molded items, chocolate fountains and more. Schmidt’s Fudge Haus and Gifts, German Village, 220 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-4442222. Tressel truffles, sugar-free sweets, corporate gifts.

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Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties– Downtown, 11 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-888-4491. Columbus’ own. Nationally known. Gourmet brownie and blondie company. 20 flavors. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties–Easton, 111 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties–Polaris, 1329 Cameron Ave., 43035, 614-888-4491. Nationally known. Columbus’ own. Gourmet brownies and blondies. Gifts and desserts. Named “Best-of-the-Best” by Food Network. Winners of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

Gifts Better Earth, North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614-224-6196. Natural and organic products, jewelry, pottery and much more. Closed Mon. Brownie Points and The Popcorn Gallery, 5712 Westbourne Ave., 43213, 614-8608470. Featured on NBC’s “Today” show and Food Network’s “Best of” show. Voted “Best Brownie” in Columbus Monthly’s “Best of” issue. Extraordinary brownies, exotic flavored popcorn and chocolate confections. Karavan Treasures from Turkey, 771 B & C N. High St., 43215, 614-291-4438. Unique gift store in the Short North bringing real treasures from Turkey. The Statehouse Museum Shop, 1 Capitol Sq., 43215, 614-728-9234. Located on the ground floor of the Capitol at Broad and High streets. Unique Ohio souvenirs, gift baskets and wine. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Home Decor Fortin Ironworks, 944 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-291-4342. One of Ohio’s most unique stores. Hundreds of artistic, fun and unusual home and garden accents from local and international artisans at factory direct prices. Near OSU and downtown. Grid Furnishings, 944 N. High St., 43201, 614725-4292. Grid is a modern furniture gallery, featuring lines designed in North America as well as works created by independent furniture makers, architects, designers and artists. Home on High, Short North, 43201, 614725-4292. Home on High is a home décor collaborative of 19 unique shops in the Short North, where on Sunday afternoons shoppers can park easily for free and visit a variety of stores. - Bo - Style, 3282 High St., 43202, 614-447So 8880. Located on High Street in Clintonville. - Bo - Style is a unique home décor store So specializing in vintage and new furnishings and gift items. Shabby meets retro, primitive meets modern.

Jewelry The Diamond Cellar, 3960 New Bond St., 43219, 614-923-6633. The Diamond Cellar is the largest independent jeweler in the country, representing some of the finest brands in the world. Featuring sales, custom design and repair services.

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Online Stores A Taste of Ohio, 646 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, 43725, 740-432-8789. All Ohiomade items, unique gift baskets and more. Online sales only at www.atasteofohio.com. Thirty-One, 3425 Morse Crossing, 43219, 866443-8731. www.thirtyonegifts.com

Outlets Tanger Outlets at Jeffersonville, 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, 43128, 740-948-9091. Tanger Outlets shopping mall with more than 100 brand name stores with merchandise at up to 65 percent off daily. Located off I-71 (Exit 65) at U.S. 35. For details, visit www.tangeroutlet.com.

Public Markets North Market, 59 Spruce St., 43215, 614463-9664. Located between High and Front streets, just west of the convention center. Historic public market. Finest fresh and prepared foods. 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.

Shopping Centers and Districts Eastland Mall, 2740 Eastland Mall, 43232, 614-861-3234. Located just off I-70 at Hamilton Road (east of downtown). More than 75 stores and restaurants. Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. www.eastlandmall.com Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-337-2200. The Midwest’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. With its unique village setting, large public spaces and abundant free parking, Easton is home to an eclectic assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues and exclusive retailers. Columbus Visitor Center located in Easton Station. Historic Downtown Powell, Inc., 44 N. Liberty 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 Arts District, 43201, 614-725-4292. Home on High is a home décor collaborative of 19 unique shops in the Short North, where on Sunday afternoons shoppers can park easily for free and visit a variety of stores. Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 3000, 43240, 614-456-0120. Located off I-71 and Polaris Parkway. Considered a major shopping mecca in Central Ohio, home to a variety of premier stores including Von Maur, Saks Fifth Ave, Coach, Sephora and Apple. Short North Arts District, 1126½-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 of each month. “Columbus Cool,” —New York Times Magazine. South Campus Gateway, 1534 N. High St., 43201, 614-247-5825. Mixture of retail, entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, office space, apartments and parking in the University District.

Specialty Ambiance, The Store for Lovers, 175 E. Campus View Blvd., 43235, 614-840-0166. AT&T, South Campus Gateway, 1593 N. High St., 43201, 614-291-2500. Phone store with the iPhone and so much more for your wireless telephone needs. Located in the University District, at South Campus Gateway. The Candle Lab–Short North, 751 N. High St., 43215, 614-949-1458. Pour your own candles and create a custom fragrance blend. The Candle Lab–Worthington, 646 High St., 43085, 614-433-9900. Pour your own candles and create a custom fragrance blend. Finish Line, South Campus Gateway, 1624 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-0607. Get some new kicks or the Buckeye gear you need. Style to give you some swag. GameStop, South Campus Gateway, 1611 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-0730. Shooters, RPG and sport classics. Come grab the best and most entertaining games of today. Located in South Campus Gateway, in the University District. The Garden Herb Shop, 7 N. High St., 43110, 614-834-8100. Providing the highest quality, all natural and/or organic products with unparalleled services to our customers. House Wine, 644 High St., 43085, 614-8469463. Retail and on-premise wine concept where you taste before you buy. Tasting events every Thursday night. Juergens German Village Bakery, Restaurant & Cafe, 525 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-224-6858. Authentic German crusty breads and pastries in German Village. Imported chocolates. Open Tues.-Thur., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Parking available next door. Nutrition X, South Campus Gateway, 18 E. 11th Ave., 43201, 614-424-6299. The best and widest variety of nutritional supplements to help your body feel and look its best. Sam’s Club, 2675 Taylor Rd. S.W., 43068, 614866-5369. T-Mobile, South Campus Gateway, 1618 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-5852. The value of our plans, the reliability of our network and the quality of our service help you stick together with the people who make your life come alive. Verizon Wireless Zone, South Campus Gateway, 43201, 614-291-9500. Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Vino 100 Polaris, 522 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614-895-8466. Our unique selection of artisan, affordable wines covers the world and the flavor spectrum. Daily tastings, wines by the glass, gourmet food items and special themed events. Wine on High, 789 N. High St., 43215, 614294-8466. 100 great wines at $25 or less and a great selection of premium wine and beer. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to teach the novice or compare notes with the expert wino. Wyandotte Winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr., 43230, 614-476-3624. Hand-crafted wines, tastings, gift shop, group events, private labels, winery tours, event space for private parties. Come taste the fun.

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The new 532-room Hilton Columbus Downtown (right), which opened in October, and a rendering of the skybridge connecting it to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Bed and Breakfasts

Big Pine Retreat, 25822 Big Pine Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-380-6810. German Village Guest House, 748 Jaeger St., 43206, 866-587-2738. Voted “Best Hotel in Columbus” (614 Magazine, TripAdvisor.com). German Village Guest House is a clean, cool, historic alternative to downtown hotels. Walk to restaurants and shops. Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn, 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 43149, 740-385-4070. Glenlaurel, a Scottish Country Inn with wooded cottages and crofts, is the premier romantic getaway in the Midwest. Located in Hocking Hills, we offer elegant lodging and fine dining. Harrison House Bed & Breakfast, 313 W. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614-421-2202. Located in Victorian Village. Private bath, television. Near OSU, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Short North Arts District and Battelle. www.harrisonhouse-columbus.com HideAway Country Inn, 1601 St. Rte. 4, Bucyrus, 44820, 419-562-3013. An Ohio bed and breakfast, restaurant and event facility.

Cabins Big Red’s Lodges, 3773 Olentangy River Rd., 43214, 614-566-2447. Big Red’s Lodges are well-appointed lodges nestled in a serene wooded location near the health and wellness facilities on OhioHealth’s McConnell Heart and Health Campus.

Campgrounds Alton RV Park, 6552 W. Broad St., 43119, 614-878-9127. Located three miles west of I-270 on U.S. Rte. 40 (Exit 7). Full hookups, close to Columbus attractions, Wi-Fi, open year-round. Buckeye Lake KOA Campground, 4460 Walnut Rd., P.O. Box 972, Buckeye Lake, 43008, 740-928-0706. Located 30 miles east of Columbus off I-70 (Exit 129A). Award-winning campground with 205 campsites, 15 cabins, outdoor pool, miniature golf, gift shop, in-season activities and entertainment. Restaurants nearby.

Hotels – Downtown

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Downtown Columbus, 50 S. Front St., 43215, 614-228-4600. Walking distance to all downtown attractions. Downtown’s only all-suite property. www.columbussuites. doubletree.com Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center, 88 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-2217008. Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center by a temperaturecontrolled walkway. Free hot breakfast; hot food and cold beverages, 5:30-7 p.m. Free Wi-Fi Internet access. German Village Inn, 920 S. High St., 43206, 614-443-6506. Located ½ mile south of I-70. Newly remodeled two-story motel. Lounge; restaurants nearby. Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Columbus, 501 N. High St., 43215, 614-5592000. Located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Complimentary amenities include buffet breakfast, local calls and high-speed Internet access (wired and wireless).

Arena District Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St., 43215, 614-463-1234. Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, next to Nationwide Arena. Offering 633 spacious guest rooms. Indoor pool, lounge, on-site restaurant and others nearby, gift shop.

Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N. High St., 43215, 614-384-8600. Open as of September 2012. The Hilton Columbus Downtown is a state-of-the-art facility, offering a contemporary and modern presence in the vibrant hub of downtown Columbus.

Victorian Village Guest House, 1149 Neil Ave., 43201, 614-294-2849. Victorian Village Guest House offers a luxury suite tastefully appointed with antiques and modern amenities. Walk to bars, restaurants, shopping, Short North Arts District and Arena District.

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus– Downtown, 35 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-2283200. Located at the corner of Spring and Front streets, near the Arena District. Indoor pool/whirlpool, exercise room, breakfast cafe, lounge, Wi-Fi Internet access and on-site restaurant.

Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square, 175 E. Town St., 43215, 614-221-3281. Located on the corner of Town and Fourth streets in the heart of downtown. Newly renovated, full-service. Indoor pool, exercise room, on-site restaurant, lounge, free Internet access.

Welcome Home Inn B&B, 6640 Home Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-881-6588, 800-381-0364. A fantastic stay at Welcome Home Inn includes five distinctive rooms, full breakfast, private baths, six acres with mile walking trail and wedding gazebo and fountain.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus Downtown, 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-4612634. Award-winning, full-service hotel in the Arena District with 10,000 sq. ft. of event space. Conveniently connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The Lofts Hotel, 33 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-2658. Columbus’ only boutique hotel, located two blocks from the Arena District and Short North Arts District. Guest rooms are fashioned after New Yorkstyle lofts.

Short North Bed & Breakfast, 50 E. Lincoln St., 43215, 614-299-5050, 800-516-9664. An urban delight in the heart of the Short North Arts District. We’re just three blocks from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. One mile to OSU and the Wexner Medical Center.

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Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown– Convention Center, 111 E. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-224-6539. Walk to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Arena District and Huntington Park. New NextGen rooms, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, meeting rooms, pet friendly.

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport, 4265 Sawyer Rd., 43219, 614-231-2869. 156 rooms with microwave and fridge. 1,250-sq.-ft. meeting space. Restaurant, bar, evening room service. Free Internet access, indoor pool, fitness room, business center and 24/7 airport shuttle.

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St., 43215, 614-228-5050. Experience an innovative hotel, filled with upscale amenities, in the heart of downtown. With indoor and outdoor event spaces, we are perfect for any gathering.

Homewood Suites by Hilton–Columbus Airport, 2880 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-4288800. Limited service, all-suite, extended stay hotel. Free high-speed Internet access. Upgraded suites available.

Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown, 36 E. Gay St., 43215, 614-222-2610. Urban contemporary living. New property opened in spring 2008. All-suite, extended-stay property with full kitchens. We are pet friendly. Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., 43215, 614-365-4512. Located on Theatre Row at the corner of East State and South Third streets. Walk to theater, arts, entertainment and dining. The Westin Columbus, 310 S. High St., 43215, 614-220-7040. AAA Four Diamond historic hotel recently renovated. On-site restaurant, lounge, wireless Internet access, 24-hour inroom dining, health club and business center.

Hotels – East – Airport Best Western Port Columbus, 1450 Airpointe Dr., 43219, 614-337-8400. Free deluxe Continental breakfast and hot items, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room. Near Easton Town Center. Free airport shuttle. Family-friendly. Football fans welcome. Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N. Cassady Ave., 43219, 614-475-7551. Elegant, full-service hotel just minutes from Port Columbus International Airport, downtown Columbus and Easton Town Center. Includes restaurant, lounge and meeting/event space. Comfort Suites East Broad at 270, 70 Chris Perry Ln., 43213, 614-604-6400. When you want inviting accommodations close to all the best Columbus offers, make the Comfort Suites East Broad at 270 hotel your home away from home. Country Inn & Suites–Columbus Airport, 2900 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-478-2900. Spacious, two-queen rooms or king suites. Indoor pool and spa, fitness center, free Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary airport shuttle and breakfast included. Park-N-Fly and other packages available. Courtyard by Marriott–Columbus Airport, 2901 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-475-8530. Located 2½ miles from Port Columbus International Airport. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, on-site restaurant, lounge, business center and free high-speed Internet access. Embassy Suites Hotel–Airport, 2886 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-536-0500. Centrally located, 198 suites, 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, near downtown Columbus, shuttle to Easton Town Center and Port Columbus. Complimentary breakfast/manager reception. Four Points by Sheraton Columbus–Airport, 3030 Plaza Properties Blvd., 43219, 614-3459291. Complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee, tea and bottled water. Indoor, heated salt water pool, 24-hour fitness center and business area. Restaurant and lounge open daily. Hampton Inn Columbus Airport, 4280 International Gateway, 43219, 614-235-0717. 129 rooms, 450-sq.-ft. meeting room, free Continental breakfast with hot items and waffles, free Internet access, 24/7 airport shuttle, outdoor pool, fitness room, business center.

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Staybridge Suites Columbus Airport, 2890 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-473-9888. Allsuite hotel with full kitchens, indoor pool, whirlpool and complimentary breakfast. Located one mile from the airport and only minutes to downtown, Easton and OSU.

Hotels – East – Columbus Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort, 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr., 43232, 614-8681380. No visit to Columbus is complete without a stop at Fort Rapids. Splash and play all day in our 60,000-sq.-ft. indoor waterpark, then stay the night in one of our 377 guest rooms.

Hotels – East – Easton Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Easton, 4150 Stelzer Rd., 43230, 614-473-9911. Located across from Easton Town Center. Complimentary shuttle to airport, Easton Town Center and within five miles. Free hot breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi Internet access. Hilton Columbus at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Dr., 43219, 614-414-5000. Located at Easton Town Center. Full-service, upscale hotel with 313 rooms and eight suites. Free parking, indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, Easton Sports Club.

Hotels – East – Newark Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, 43055, 740-788-1200. Located 45 minutes east of Columbus. A 200room resort/conference hotel with on-site restaurants and others nearby; lounge. CoCo Key Water Resort, a 50,000-sq.-ft. indoor waterpark. Newark Metropolitan Hotel, 50 N. Second St., Newark, 43055, 740-322-6455. Located in historic downtown Newark close to Longaberger Golf Course and Homestead, The Works and The Midland Theatre.

Hotels – East – Pickerington Best Western Executive Suites Columbus East, 1899 Winderly Ln., 43147, 614860-9804. All-suite upscale hotel. Free hot breakfast, indoor pool, microfridge, hair dryer, iron. Wednesday social hour. Restaurants nearby. Corporate and government rates. www.bestwesternpick.com Hampton Inn Columbus East, 1890 Winderly Ln., 43147, 614-864-8383. Located at I-70 E. and St. Rte. 256. Free breakfast bar, Jacuzzi suites, indoor pool. Microfridge, iron and hair dryer in all rooms. Corporate and government rates. www.hamptoninnpick.com

Hotels – East – Reynoldsburg Holiday Inn Express and Suites Columbus East, 2806 Taylor Rd., 43068, 614-861-8888. Located at I-70, Exit 112. Free high-speed Internet access in rooms, exercise room, free breakfast, indoor pool, restaurants nearby. Gold Points for every room.

Hotels – North – Columbus Best Western Plus Columbus North, 888 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-888-8230. Sleeping rooms: free wireless Internet access, microwaves/refrigerators. Fully equipped Sports Club on property with junior Olympicsize pool, outdoor pool. Banquet space/ on-site restaurant. Clarion Hotel & Suites Columbus North, 900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-8887440. Located off I-71 N. and St. Rte. 161 (Exit 117). Beautiful rooms and suites including free deluxe breakfast, free local calls, fitness center, heated indoor pool, whirlpool. Comfort Inn North Conference Center, 1213 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43229, 614-885-4084. Located at I-71 and St. Rte. 161 (Exit 117). Complimentary Continental breakfast and USA Today; rooms with high-speed Internet access; indoor pool and spa, exercise room. Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Ave., 43229, 614-885-1885. Located off I-71 and St. Rte. 161. Full-service, deluxe hotel and meetings. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, free Wi-Fi and parking. Holiday Inn Express Ohio Expo Center, 701 E. Hudson St., 43211, 614-263-7725. Located at I-71 and Hudson Street (Exit 112). Free breakfast, indoor pool, exercise room, restaurants nearby. Quality Inn & Suites North, 1001 Schrock Rd., 43229, 614-431-0208. Located off I-71 (Exit 117). 50 spacious suites, free Continental breakfast, wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, 10 minutes from Greater Columbus Convention Center. Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 4900 Sinclair Rd., 43229, 614-854-6029. Located at I-71 and Morse/Sinclair roads (Exit 116). Indoor pool, whirlpool, free high-speed Internet access, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, fitness room.

Hotels – North – Delaware Hampton Inn Columbus/Delaware, 7329 St. Rte. 37 E. (U.S. 36), Sunbury, 43074, 740-3634700. Nestled just off I-71, only 5 minutes from Polaris Fashion Place and 20 minutes from downtown Columbus. Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel restaurants are within walking distance.

Hotels – North – Dublin Chase Suite Hotels Dublin, 4130 Tuller Rd., 43017, 614-766-7762. Located off I-270 and Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Closest to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with discounted tickets. Free hot breakfast buffet and DVD library. Largest suites in Columbus. Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Pkwy., 43017, 614-791-1000. Located off I-270 and Tuttle Crossing. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop. Crowne Plaza–Dublin, 600 Metro Pl. N., 43017, 614-760-7921. Located off I-270 and St. Rte. 161 (Exit 17A). Suburban location. 215 guest rooms, indoor pool, business center, Wi-Fi, free parking, minutes from shopping. Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Northwest, 6170 Park Center Circle, 43017, 614-7988802. Located at I-270 and Tuttle Crossing Boulevard (Exit 15). Free high-speed Internet access in every room. Free hot breakfast, free evening beverages and free 60 minutes of long distance—every room, every night. Indoor/outdoor pool; restaurants nearby.

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Embassy Suites Columbus/Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Pl., 43017, 614-790-9000. Upscale, full-service hotel located 15 minutes northwest of Columbus, near Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay. All suites include full breakfast and manager’s reception. Hampton Inn Dublin, 3920 Tuller Rd., 43017, 614-889-0573. Located off I-270 and Sawmill Road (Exit 20). Recently renovated; complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet access, outdoor pool; near Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Dublin, 500 Metro Pl. N., 43017, 614-766-9900. Newly renovated, near I-270 and historic Dublin with fine dining and shopping. We offer a breakfast buffet, indoor heated pool, on- and off-site fitness centers and shuttle.

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Homewood Suites Dublin, 5300 Park Center Ave., 43017, 614-791-8675. All-suite hotel featuring full kitchens, complimentary breakfast buffet and evening reception (Mon.-Thur.). Indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Free Wi-Fi Internet access. Pet friendly. Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin, 6161 Parkcenter Circle, 43017, 614-799-1913. Located at I-270 and Tuttle Crossing, across from The Mall at Tuttle Crossing. All rooms feature a 42-inch flat-panel TV and Hyatt Grand Bed. Free Wi-Fi, free Continental breakfast. Staybridge Suites Columbus/Dublin, 6095 Emerald Pkwy., 43016, 614-734-9882. All-suite hotel near shopping, casual and fine dining. Complimemtary hot breakfast buffet. Evening social includes complimentary dinner items as well as beer and wine.

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Cambria Suites Columbus–Polaris, 9100 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-841-9100. Cambria Suites Polaris is conveniently located just off I-71, across the street from Polaris Fashion Place and within one mile of more than 100 restaurants. Candlewood Suites Columbus/Polaris, 8515 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-436-6600. Consider us home. Priority club points. All-suite hotel with full kitchens, free high-speed Internet access; indoor pool, fitness center, business center, free guest laundry. Comfort Inn Polaris, 8400 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-791-9700. Free hot breakfast bar, indoor heated pool, meeting room, exercise room, free Wi-Fi. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Easy on/off access to I-71.

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The Conference Center at NorthPointe, 9243 Columbus Pike, 43035, 614-880-4155. Fullservice hotel and conference center with 120 guest rooms and suites, elegant grand ballroom and more than 35,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Extended Stay Deluxe Columbus/Polaris, 8555 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-431-5522. Nightly rates available. Across from Polaris Fashion Place. Continental breakfast, pool and fitness center. Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus/Polaris, 9000 Worthington Rd., 43082, 614-5680770. Confident travel and excellent service. Complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet access, parking, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, business center. 1,350-sq.-ft. ballroom and conference room.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus–Polaris, 8411 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-885-8400. Enjoy the value with complimentary hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, Internet access, fitness center and more. Great Polaris location and fun packages. www.hamptoninnpolaris.com

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Hilton Columbus/Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-885-1600. This AAA Four Diamond, full-service property in Columbus offers 252 contemporary rooms and 15,500 sq. ft. of event space in the Polaris shopping destination. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris, 8535 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-846-8884. Tour and travel packages available for senior and student tours. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/ Polaris Parkway, 8670 Orion Pl., 43240, 614781-6100. Wingate by Wyndham–Polaris, 8505 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-844-5888. Located off I-71, one exit north of I-270 at Polaris Parkway (Exit 121). Upscale hotel, high-speed Internet access, meeting rooms, outdoor pool, fitness center, gift shop; restaurants nearby.

Hotels – North – Westerville Embassy Suites Hotel–Columbus, 2700 Corporate Exchange Dr., 43231, 614-890-8600. Located at I-270 N. and Cleveland Avenue. All-suite hotel with free breakfast. Indoor and outdoor pools, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop. Ramada Columbus North, 6767 Schrock Hill Ct., 43229, 614-890-8111. Located at I-270 at Cleveland Avenue (Exit 27). Legendary service for a perfect stay, every time. Suite-like rooms; free breakfast buffet. Pets allowed with a fee.

Hotels – North – Worthington Days Inn & Suites Worthington–North, 7500 Vantage Dr., 43235, 614-436-0556. Located off I-270 N. and U.S. Rte. 23 (Exit 23). Free Continental breakfast with Belgian waffles, free wireless Internet access, exercise room and guest laundry room. Great service and rates. DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-885-3334. Located at I-270 and U.S. Rte. 23 N. (Exit 23). Convention and business hotel. Indoor pool, on-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, gift shop. Holiday Inn Columbus–Worthington, 7007 N. High St., 43085, 614-885-3250. Located at I-270 N. and U.S. Rte. 23 S. (Exit 23). On-site restaurant and others nearby, lounge, indoor pool, airport shuttle available. Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus– Worthington, 115 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-785-0001. Located in north Columbus near all major highways. Free hot breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, fitness center and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Close proximity to the Columbus Zoo. Hyatt Place Columbus Worthington, 7490 Vantage Dr., 43235, 614-846-4355. Located at I-270 and U.S. Rte. 23 N. (Exit 23). Guests at Hyatt Place may purchase signature hot breakfast entrees along with Starbucks specialty coffees or free Continental breakfast. Sheraton Suites, 201 Hutchinson Ave., 43235, 614-781-7314. Great location, can walk to 15 restaurants, two miles to Polaris. All suites with living room, microwave and refrigerator. In/ outdoor pools, on-site restaurant and bar. Free parking.

Hotels – Ohio State University The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl., 43210, 614-247-4000. Hotel and conference center on OSU’s campus, rich in luxury and technology. Valet parking, restaurant, lounge. Conveniently located off St. Rte. 315 for easy downtown access.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites–OSU, 3031 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-267-1111. Located one mile from The Ohio State University and stadium. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room. Free Continental breakfast. Free wireless/hardwired Internet access. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus–University Area, 3232 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614586-4378. State-of-the-art rooms. Located one mile from OSU campus, stadium and medical center, close to shopping. Precor fitness center, indoor pool. Everything right where you need it. Holiday Inn Express & Suites OSU, 3045 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-447-1212.

Quality Inn & Suites Obetz, 4850 Frusta Dr., Obetz, 43207, 614-497-9600. Located off I-270 and Alum Creek Drive (Exit 49) near Rickenbacker Airport. New hotel with great customer service; 59 rooms. Indoor pool, restaurants nearby; free Continental deluxe breakfast, airport shuttle and high-speed Internet access.

Hotels – West – Columbus Best Western Suites–Columbus West, 1133 Evans Way Ct., 43228, 614-870-2378. Located at I-70 and Rome-Hilliard Road (Exit 91). Complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast; beer and wine available. TV, microwave, refrigerator, indoor pool, sauna.

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU, 795 Yard St., 43212, 614-280-1234. The new Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU. Located on the edge of downtown Columbus and OSU campus. Oversized rooms, indoor pool. Free hot breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi, plus so much more.

Country Inn & Suites Columbus West, 1155 Evans Way Ct., 43228, 614-853-1257. Located six miles from downtown, minutes from shopping and dining. Free hot breakfast and Internet access, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, lending library.

SpringHill Suites–Columbus Ohio State University, 1421 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-297-9912. The new SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbus-OSU offers a refreshing stay. An all-suite property with mini-fridges, microwaves, Wi-Fi and sofa beds in every suite.

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West, 2350 Westbelt Dr., 43228, 614-771-8999. Located at I-270 and Roberts Road (Exit 10). Mall is three miles, downtown is eight miles. Near COSI, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, golf. Indoor pool, spa, exercise facility, on-site restaurant, lounge, 24-hour business center. Free high-speed Internet access.

University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 3110 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-4561155. One mile from The Ohio State University. Complimentary breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, lounge, fitness center. Pet friendly.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus West, 5520 Maxwell Pl., 43228, 614-643-4300.

Varsity Inn North, 3246 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-267-4646 ext. 306. Located south of St. Rte. 315 and North Broadway. Free wireless high-speed Internet access. Close to The Ohio State University, Riverside OhioHealth and Wexner Medical Center.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbus– West, 5505 Keim Circle, 43228, 614-853-6199. All suites, free hot buffet breakfast daily, complimentary social hour Mon.-Wed. featuring food, fun and libations. Indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center.

Varsity Inn South, 1445 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-291-2983. Located at the corner of St. Rte. 315 and King Avenue. Outdoor pool; restaurants nearby. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Close to OSU and Wexner Medical Center.

Knights Inn, 1559 W. Broad St., 43222, 614-2750388.

Hotels – South – Grove City Comfort Inn Grove City, 4197 Marlane Dr., 43123, 614-539-3500. Indoor pool, fitness room, free breakfast, free in-room Wi-Fi Internet access, on-site business center, all rooms with microwave/fridge. Drury Inn & Suites–Columbus South, 4109 Parkway Centre Dr., 43123, 614-221-7008. 180 rooms and suites, indoor/outdoor pool. Free hot breakfast, evening beverages, long distance and wireless Internet access. Holiday Inn Express & Suites–Grove City, 3951 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-801-9000. Rooms with whirlpool tubs, high-speed Internet access. Restaurants nearby. Indoor pool, free hot breakfast, business center, updated fitness center. La Quinta Inn Grove City, 3962 Jackpot Rd., 43123, 614-539-6200. Located in Grove City, a midscale suburban hotel six miles from Columbus. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and whirlpool and free highspeed Internet access.

Hotels – South – Obetz Comfort Inn Obetz, 4870 Old Rathmell Ct., Obetz, 43207, 614-492-9000. Indoor pool/ spa, Continental breakfast, microwave/ refrigerator; restaurants nearby.

Hampton Inn West, 5625 Trabue Rd., 43228, 614-851-5599. Indoor pool, free Continental breakfast.

Motel 6-Columbus West, 1309 St. James Lutheran Ln., 43228, 614-870-2880. 104 rooms. Updated in 2007; outdoor pool and free SuperStart breakfast. Red Roof Inn & Suites Columbus–West Broad, 4530 W. Broad St., 43228, 614-8703700. Our location makes it possible to travel to all parts of Columbus with easy access to I-270 and I-70. We are less than ½ mile away from the Hollywood Casino Columbus. Red Roof Inn-Hilliard/Columbus West, 5001 Renner Rd., 43228, 614-878-9245. Located at I-70 and Hilliard-Rome Road (Exit 91). Free ESPN, CNN, HBO. Rodeway Inn, 1551 W. Broad St., 43222, 614586-1750.

Resorts Deer Creek Resort & Conference Center, 22300 State Park Rd. #20, Mt. Sterling, 43143, 740-869-2020. Located 30 minutes south of Columbus off I-71 (Exit 84, Mt. Sterling). Modern lakeside resort. Golf, hiking, marina. Indoor and outdoor pools, on-site restaurant, lounge. Great Wolf Lodge, 2501 Great Wolf Dr., Mason, 45040, 513-229-5808. 401 suites. The region’s newest all-suite resort with a 40,000-sq.-ft. conference center, 78,000-sq.-ft. waterpark and much more. Adjacent to King’s Island. Unbeatable location. Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV 26003, 304-2434060.

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Essential Information eed a taxi? A health club? A caterer? Find what you’re looking for in Experience Columbus’ member listings—from associations to tour operators, this comprehensive listing is a handy reference.

Associations and Nonprofits American Municipal Power, 1111 Schrock Rd., Ste. 100, 43229, 614-337-6222. Big Fish Networking, 674 Enterprise Dr., 43035, 614-216-9985. Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, 23 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-6455063. Central Ohio Restaurant Association, 259 Garfield Ave., 43140, 877-274-2672. Columbus Artcar Resource Society (CARS), 196 E. Pacemont Rd., 43202, 614-2626462. Columbus Board of Realtors, 2700 Airport Dr., 43219, 614-475-4000. Columbus Chamber of Commerce, 150 S. Front St., Ste. 200, 43215, 614-221-1321. Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad St., 43205, 614-251-4000. Columbus International Program, 57 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3, 43215, 614-2210034. Columbus Metropolitan Club, 100 E. Broad St., Ste. 2200, 43215, 614-464-3220.

Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP CLUB), 1500 W. Third Ave., Ste. 322, 43212, 614-579-9390. Dames Bond, LLC, 3500 N. High St., 43214, 614-209-3556. Dine Originals Columbus, 1101 S. Fourth St., 43206, 614-451-9774. Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), 1655 Old Leonard Ave., 43219, 614-559-0115. Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA), 280 N. High St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-2554500. Greater Columbus Convention Center Merchant Association, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-224-9252. OFA, 2130 Stella Ct., 43215, 614-487-1117. Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, 692 N. High St., Ste. 212, 43215, 614-461-6462. Ohio Quarter Horse Association, 101 Tawa Rd., P.O. Box 209, Richwood, 43344, 740943-2346. Ohio Restaurant Association, 1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 301, 43220, 614-442-3535.

Small Business Beanstalk, 851 N. Pearl St., 43215, 614-397-8277. Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-7764. TECHColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Rd., 43212, 614340-1688.

Corporate Partner – Gold The Motorists Insurance Group, 471 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-225-8211.

Corporate Partner – Platinum Huntington National Bank, Huntington Center, 41 S. High St., 43287, 614-4805067. Nationwide, 1 Nationwide Plaza, 43215, 614249-0777. Scioto Downs, Inc., 6000 S. High St., 43207, 614-491-2515. Thrifty Car Rental, 840 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-5800.

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Wolfe Enterprises, Inc., 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-460-3782.

Corporate Partner – Silver AT&T Ohio, 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614-223-5652. Bob Evans Farms Corporate Headquarters, 3776 S. High St., P.O. Box 07863, 43207, 614-491-2225. Fifth Third Bank, Fifth Third Center, 21 E. State St., Fifth Floor, 43215, 800-9723030. Grange Insurance Companies, 671 S. High St., 43206, 614-445-2828. The Longaberger Company, 1500 E. Main St., Newark, 43055, 740-322-5588. OhioHealth, 180 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-5444455. Time Warner Cable, 1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

Corporate Partner – VIP Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-475-2609. Columbus Distributing Company, 4949 Freeway Dr. E., 43229, 614-846-1000. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 100 E. Broad St., 10th Floor, 43215, 614-248-9566. The Metropreneur, 65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826. Moody Nolan, Inc., 300 Spruce St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-461-4664. OSU Sales & Marketing Consortium Group, 555 Borror Dr., Ste. 1030, 43201, 614-2923231. Plante Moran, 65 E. State St., Ste. 600, 43215, 614-849-3000. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 41 S. High St., Ste. 2500, 43215, 614-225-8700. Thirty-One, 3425 Morse Crossing, 43219, 866443-8731. US Bank, 10 W. Broad St., 12th Floor, 43215, 614-232-8017. White Castle System, Inc., 555 W. Goodale St., 43215, 614-228-5781.

Education – Institutions Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St., 43215, 614-287-2412. Franklin University, 201 S. Grant Ave., 43215, 614-947-6173.

Education – Speakers – Programs Advanced Reading Concepts, 1826 Glenn Ave., 43212, 614-486-2473. Mary McLoughlin LLC, 4678 Carrington Way, 43026, 614-850-9965. NSA Ohio, 218 Crowfield Circle, Lewisburg, WV 24901, 866-900-6446.

Education – Training – Artists and Craftsmen Glass Axis, 1341-B Norton Ave., 43212, 614291-4250.

Facilities – Health Clubs Arena District Athletic Club, 325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Ste. 150, 43215, 614-4617785. Oxygen Health & Fitness, 970 N. High St., 43201, 614-297-0419.

Facilities – Management Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, 400 N. High St., Fourth Floor, 43215, 614-827-2800.

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Facilities – Rental 343 Front Street Tavern and Sports Bar, 343 N. Front St., 43215, 614-621-9453. Aladdin Shrine Event & Conference Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-475-2609. Arena Grand Movie Theatre, 175 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-469-1074. The Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-3344. Bar Louie Arena District, 504 N. Park St., 43215, 614-220-0900. Bar Louie Easton, Easton Town Center, 3970 Easton Station, 43219, 614-475-4440. Big Room Events, 1036 S. Front St., 43206, 614-449-9612. Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware, 43015, 740-363-7555. The Bluestone, 583 E. Broad St., 43215, 614884-4646. Callahan’s Irish Tavern, 520 Park St., 43215, 614-223-1200. Capital Club, Huntington Center, 41 S. High St., Seventh Floor, 43215, 614-228-0225. Capital University’s Parkhurst Dining Services, 1 College and Main, 43209, 614236-6163. The Clock Tower Banquet & Conference Center, 4500 Eastland Dr., 43232, 614759-9371. The Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-222-6338. Columbus Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., 43211, 614-447-4131. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-629-0324. Columbus State Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Ave., 43215, 614-287-5500. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., P.O. Box 400, 43065, 614-6453550. The Conference Center at NorthPointe, 9243 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, 43035, 614-880-4155. The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Place, 43017, 614-761-5077. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-629-3113. Creekside Conference and Event Center, 700 Creekside Plaza, 43230, 614-416-8188. The Darby House, 925 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, 43119, 614-878-4527. Dave & Buster’s, 3665 Park Mill Run Dr., 43026, 614-771-1515. DeepWood, 511 N. High St., 43215, 614-2215602. Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr., 43210, 614-292-8597. Fawcett Event Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-8033. Franklin County Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4341. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614645-8733. Franklin University, 201 S. Grant Ave., 43215, 614-947-6544. Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 145 Easton Town Center, 43219, 614-4715653. Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., 43201, 614-545-2250. Grand Oaks Event and Business Center, LLC, 1801 Gateway Circle, 43123, 614-5390199. Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2662. Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Rd., 43123, 614-875-2551. Huntington Park–Home of the Columbus Clippers, 330 Huntington Park Ln., 43215, 614-462-5250. Jefferson Country Club, 7271 Jefferson Meadows Dr., Blacklick, 43004, 614-7597500. The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., 43203, 614-645-5464.

L.A. Catering, 1699 W. Mound St., 43223, 614358-5252. THE LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., 43215, 614-461-5483. Lindey’s, 169 E. Beck St., 43206, 614-2284343. Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd., 43210, 614-292-3067. Longaberger Golf Club, 1 Long Dr., Nashport, 43830, 740-763-1100. Magic Mountain Fun Center/East, 5890 Scarborough Blvd., 43232, 614-840-9600. Magic Mountain Fun Center/Polaris, 8350 Lyra Dr., 43240, 614-840-9600. Makoy Center Inc., 5462 Center St., 43026, 614-777-1211. Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-4403. Monaco’s Catering, 4555 Cleveland Ave., 43231, 614-475-4817. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-688-8408. Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at OSU, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., 43210, 614292-4444. Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd., 43229, 614-410-1135. The Now Center, 2407 Beech Rd., 43031, 740-964-1830. Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-644-4038. Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, 43215, 614-466-2125. The Ohio State University Department of Recreational Sports, 337 W. 17th Ave., 43210, 614-292-6481. Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, 1739 N. High St., 43210, 614-292.9835. OSU Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Dr., 43210, 614292-2262. Park Street Patio, 533 Park St., 43215, 614975-1363. Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., 43123, 614-539-0049. Quest Conference Centers, 8405 Pulsar Pl., 43240, 614-540-5540. The River Club at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000. Santa Maria, 1111 E. Broad St., 43205, Office: 614-645-8760, Ship: 614-645-0351. Schmidt’s Banquet und Meeting Haus, 240 E. Kossuth St., 43206, 614-449-4038. Sequoia Pro Bowl, 5501 Sandalwood Blvd., 43229, 614-571-2135. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614416-7625. Sidebar, 122 E. Main St., 43215, 614-228-9041. Signature Wines, 3816 April Ln., 43227, 614395-2355. Smith & Wollensky, Easton Town Center, 4145 The Strand W., 43219, 614-416-2400. sparkspace, 300 Marconi Blvd., Ste. 206, 43215, 614-224-7727. TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, 1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. Value City Arena/Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Arena Dr., 43210, 614-6883939. Venue & Loft at dock580, 580 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-464-0700. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-893-5455. Westerville Conference Center, 98 Commerce Park Dr., 43082, 614-623-5175. Winding Hollow Golf and Event Center, 6140 Babbitt Rd., 43054, 614-855-8600. The Worthington Inn, 649 High St., 43085, 614-885-2600. WOSU@COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614292-4360.

Media – Print 614-Magazine, 458 E. Main St., 43215, 614488-4400.

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Alive!, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-221-2449. Apartment Finder Magazine, 467 Waterbury Ct., 43230, 614-231-8381. Capital Style, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-4618700. CNS/ThisWeek Community Newspapers, 7801 N. Central Dr., Lewis Center, 43035, 740-888-6002. Columbus Bride, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614540-5900. Columbus Business First, 303 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-4040. Columbus C.E.O., 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614540-8900. Columbus Custom Publishing, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-410-0440. Columbus Monthly, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-888-4567. Columbus Parent, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614461-8878. Crave Magazine, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614461-8700. The Dispatch Printing Co., 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-5000. High Street Neighborhoods, 815 N. High St., Basement Ste. ii, 43215, 614-268-8525. Ohio Magazine, Inc., 4242 Tuller Rd., Ste. A, 43017, 614-461-7645. The Other Paper, 7801 N. Central Dr., Lewis Center, 43035, 614-847-3800. outlook: columbus/Outlook Media, 815 N. High St., Basement Ste. ii, 43215, 614-2688525. This Week Community News, 7801 N. Central Dr., Lewis Center, 43035, 740-888-6100.

Media – Radio 97.1 The Fan–Sports Radio, 605 S. Front St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-460-3850. RadiOhio, Inc./WBNS, 605 S. Front St., 43215, 614-460-3850.

Media – Television ABC 6–FOX 28–My TV Columbus, 1261 Dublin Rd., 43215, 614-481-6666. ONN–Ohio News Network, 770 Twin Rivers Dr., 43215, 614-280-6300. WBNS TV, 770 Twin Rivers Dr., 43215, 614460-3700. WCMH-NBC-4, 3165 Olentangy River Rd., 43202, 614-263-4444.

Products – Flowers and Balloons Ballooniacs, 33 S. James Rd., 43213, 614-4045469. DeSantis Florists, Inc., 865 DeSantis Ct., 43214, 614-451-4414. Edible Arrangements Columbus, 1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560.

Products – Gift Baskets Edible Arrangements Columbus, 1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560.

Products – Manufacturers Clark Grave Vault Company/CTL Steel, 375 E. Fifth Ave., 43201, 614-294-3761.

Products – Mobile Phones BearCom Wireless, 653-D McCorkle Blvd., 43081, 614-818-2594. Convention Communications Inc., 1144 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-488-7300.

Products – Office Equipment and Supplies Capitol Office Supply, 777-L Dearborn Park Ln., 43085, 614-846-7303.

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ComDoc, 330 W. Spring St., Ste. 140, 43215, 614-628-8400. IKON Office Solutions, 400 Metro Pl., 43017, 614-789-4555. Lake Business Products, 781 Busch Ct., 43229, 614-847-7500. Lawrence Binding Systems, 2531 Tiller Ln., 43231, 614-818-3450. SOH Productions, 136 Mill St., Ste. 230, 43230, 614-523-3535.

Products – Office Furniture Loth, Inc., 855 Grandview Ave., 43215, 614487-4000.

Products – Promotional Items American Whistle Corporation, 6540 Huntley Rd., 43229, 614-846-2918. Artina Promotional Products, 50 S. Liberty St., Ste. 250, 43065, 614-635-8865. Brand Marketing Works, LLC, 43228, 702248-2691. Convention Products, LLC, 175 S. Sandusky St., Ste. 241, Delaware, 43015, 614-4487035. EmbroidMe, 4922 Morse Rd., 43230, 614-9339194. Graphic Awards, 960 King Ave., 43212, 614424-9000. idegy, inc., 3990 Business Park Dr., 43204, 614-545-5000 . Leaderpromos.com, 790 E. Johnstown Rd., 43230, 614-416-6534. MJW Graphics, P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614755-9588. Outreach Promotional Solutions, 7681 Whitewood Ct., 43235, 614-484-1997. Shaw Print & Promotion, Inc., 835 Grandview Ave., 43215, 614-224-5844. Vincent Branding LLC, 951 High St., Ste. B, 43085, 614-581-7356.

Products – Purveyors Columbus Distributing Company, 4949 Freeway Dr. E., 43229, 614-846-1000. Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, 1241 Gibbard Ave., 43219, 614-253-8771. Superior Beverage Group, 871 Michigan Ave., 43215, 614-294-3555. Wasserstrom Company, 477 S. Front St., 43215, 614-228-6525.

Products – Utilities American Electric Power, 1 Riverside Plaza, 43215, 614-716-1677.

Services – Event – Audio Visual Services Audio Visual Solutions (ITA), 3033 E. 14th Ave., 43219, 614-258-2900. AV Staging Group, Inc., 852 Freeway Dr. N., 43229, 614-848-8525. Bartha Audio Visual, 600 N. Cassady Ave., 43219, 614-252-7455. Hughie’s Event Production Services, 7034 Worthington-Galena Rd., 43085, 614-4365273. Live! Technologies, 3854 Fisher Rd., 43228, 614-278-7777. Markey’s Rental & Staging, 400 N. High St., Ste. 134, 43215, 614-221-7920. pagetech limited, P.O. Box 9870, 43209, 614255-1480. Presentation Services Audio Visual, 350 N. High St., 43215, 614-461-8444. Prestige AV & Creative Services, 4835 Para Dr., Cincinnati, 45237, 800-294-3179. Technology Express, 820 Midpoint Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63366, 636-978-1005.

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Services – Event – Convention and Registration

Brainstorm Media, Inc., 1423 Goodale Blvd., 43212, 614-299-5611. Mills James Productions, 3545 Fishinger Blvd., 43026, 614-777-9933. Vital Film Works/Your Story Everywhere, 1305 Holly Ave., 43212, 614-294-1306.

Hughie’s Event Production Services, 7034 Worthington-Galena Rd., 43085, 614-4365273.

Services – Event – Body Art

Destination Management & Marketing, 6329 Linworth Rd., 43085, 614-785-0605. Destinations by Design, LLC, 5984 MacEwen Ct., 43017, 614-798-9857.

Funhouse Faces, 2430 E. Powell Rd., 43035, 614-433-9343.

Services – Event – Caterers Aramark, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2700. Berwick Manor Restaurant, 3250 Refugee Rd., 43232, 614-235-7100. BLUES, 400 N. High St., 43215, 847-772-1433. Cameron Mitchell Catering, 7619 Huntington Park Dr., 43235, 614-848-4700. A Catered Event, Inc., 4654 Groves Rd., 43232, 614-863-9281. Catering by Cox/CC Event Productions, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-7539. Catering By Design at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-4712260. Chile Verde Café, 4852 Sawmill Rd., 43235, 614-442-6630. Creative Cuisine Catering, 839 Busch Ct., 43229, 614-436-4949. Dave’s Dogs & More, 4873 Dierker Rd., 43220, 614-273-0916. Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, 43064, 614-4252586. dock580, 580 N. Fourth St., 43215, 614-4649999. Donatos Pizza & Catering, 935 Taylor Station Rd., 43230, 614-340-3333. Dutch Kitchen, 8690 U.S. Rte. 42, Plain City, 43064, 614-513-7365. Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), 1655 Old Leonard Ave., 43219, 614-559-0115. Edible Arrangements Columbus, 1415 Grandview Ave., 43212, 614-486-5560. Freshbox Catering, LLC, 125 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-859-9416. Katalina’s Cafe Corner, 1105 Pennsylvania Ave., 43201, 614-294-2233. Katzinger’s Delicatessen, 475 S. Third St., 43215, 614-228-3354. Kingsdale Market District, 3061 Kingsdale Center, 43221, 614-538-0783. L.A. Catering, 1699 W. Mound St., 43223, 614358-5252. Lexi’s on Third, 100 E. Broad St., 43215, 614229-5394. Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 8134 E. Broad St., 43068, 614-655-4500. Made From Scratch, Inc., 7500 Montgomery Dr., 43064, 614-873-3344. Milo’s Catering & Banquet Services, 980 W. Broad St., 43222, 614-224-0104. Monaco’s Catering, 4555 Cleveland Ave., 43231, 614-475-4817. OSU University Catering, 47 Curl Dr., 43210, 614-688-3562. The River Club at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-469-0000. Sandman Gourmet Catering, 440 Polaris Pkwy., 43082, 614-839-7263. Sidecar Global Catering, 263 E. Whittier St., 43206, 614-425-4986. The Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-464-0143. Sunny Street Cafe, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-222-3008. TAT Ristorante di Famiglia, 1210 S. James Rd., 43227, 614-236-1392. zpizza Short North, 945 N. High St., 43201, 614-299-3289.

Services – Event – Destination Management

Services – Event – Entertainment – Agencies Class Acts Entertainment, 245 Mt. Vernon Ave., Ste. 100, 43215, 614-358-1888. Entertainment Resource Group. LLC, 5038 Bridgeport Rd., 43220, 614-457-8036.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Casinos and Parties All In Casino Events, 2552 Home Acre Dr., 43231, 614-937-5005. Black Diamond Casino Events, P.O. Box 20752, 43220, 614-799-2355. Team DJ, 4142 Bryson Cove Circle, 43016, 614-798-8794.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Magic The Comedy Magic of David McCreary, 493 Wynridge Dr., 43062, 614-537-1971.

Services – Event – Entertainment – Music The Alliance Chorus of Central Ohio, 2660 Camden Rd., 43221. Dwight Lenox Music, 794 Crofton Circle, 43068, 614-323-7106. Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, 930 N. High St., 43201, 614294-5200. Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist, 2787 Serene Pl., 43231, 614-898-0900. Super Star Productions, 5020 Reed Rd., 43220, 614-457-6211. Team DJ, 4142 Bryson Cove Circle, 43016, 614-798-8794.

Services – Event – Equipment Rental Event Source, 8875 Whitney Dr., 43035, 614431-3000. O’Neil Tent Company, Inc., 895 Walnut St., P.O. Box 88, 43110, 614-837-6352.

Services – Event – Exhibit Design and Production Eagle Exhibit Services, Inc., 111 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 614-461-6521. Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio, LLC, 2801 Charter St., 43228, 614-684-2050.

Services – Event – Exhibit Logistics Typhoon Logistics, Inc., Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Ste. 129, 43215, 614-223-9558.

Services – Event – Exhibitor Services SmartCity Networks, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2570.

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Columbus Commons Services – Event – Exposition Management Offinger Management Co., 746 Morrison Rd., 43230, 740-452-4541.

Services – Event – Exposition Services – Contractors ACT, Inc. (Associations, Conventions, Tradeshows, Inc.), 4185 Janitrol Rd., 43228, 614-351-7100. Excel Decorators, Inc., 3910 Groves Rd., Ste. A, 43232, 614-522-0056. Fern Exposition and Event Services, 1500 Old Leonard Ave., 43219, 614-253-1500. National Expo, Inc., 853 S. Columbia Rd., Ste. 151, Plainfield, IN 46168, 317-839-7355.

Services – Event – Planners – Meetings and Events Bannister & Associates, Inc., 34 N. High St., 43054, 614-895-1355. Conference Group, Inc., 1580 Fishinger Rd., 43221, 614-488-2030. Event In Site, LLC, 118 Graceland Blvd. #189, 43214, 614-783-7598. First Class Conferences, P.O. Box 1367, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465, 843-471-2357. Garrison & Associates, Inc., 4920 Reed Rd., Ste. B, 43220, 614-273-1400. HelmsBriscoe, 1215 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 220, 43240, 614-985-1682. IM Creative, 1020 Dennison Ave., Ste. 304, 43201, 614-360-3736. Offinger Management Co., 746 Morrison Rd., 43230, 740-452-4541. The Ohio State University, Office of Continuing Education’s Conference Management, 225 Mount Hall, 1050 Carmack Rd., 43210, 614-292-8860.

Services – Event – Security Patrol Services International, 355 E. Campus View Blvd., Ste. 100, 43235, 614-265-7777. U.S. Protection Service, 5785 Emporium Square, 43231, 614-794-4950.

Services – Event – Signage AArrow Advertising, 4154 W. Broad St., 43228, 614-777-9261. ARC-Columbus, 374 W. Spring St., 43215, 614-224-5149. Aurora Exhibit Solutions, Inc., 929 Eastwind Dr., Ste. 223, 43081, 614-523-3699. Street Hop Advertising, P.O. Box 752, 43068, 614-467-0085.

Services – Professional – Accounting PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 41 S. High St., Ste. 2500, 43215, 614-225-8700.

Services – Professional – Advertising/Marketing/ Public relations AArrow Advertising, 4154 W. Broad St., 43228, 614-777-9261. Ad-Rack, Inc., 12700 Towne Park Way, Ste. 201, Louisville, KY 40243, 502-253-5454. Cement Marketing, 2489 Summit St., Apt. A, 43205, 614-754-8228. Chandler Interactive, 1278 W. First Ave., 43212, 614-940-4895. Clay Creative, 1550 Lewis Center Rd., Ste. C, 43035, 740-548-0307. Clear Channel Airports, 4635 Crackersport Rd., Allentown, PA 18104, 610-395-8002. Clear Channel Outdoor, 770 Harrison Dr., 43204, 614-276-9781.

Dangerous Events.com Inc., 353 Preswicke Mill, Blacklick, 43004, 614-604-9400. Engauge, 375 N. Front St., Ste. 400, 43215, 614-573-1010. Fahlgren Mortine, 4030 Easton Station, Ste. 300, 43219, 614-846-7777. Hinson Ltd Public Relations, 4016 Townsfair Way, Ste. 209, 43219, 614-416-7100. mywebWOW!com, 431 W. Third Ave., 43201, 614-725-5345. National Cinemedia, 614-326-1226. Ondo Media, 1215 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 209, 43240, 614-935-6827. Paul Werth Associates, 10 N. High St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-224-8114. Promotions One Inc., 929 Harrison Ave., Ste. 303, 43215, 614-299-8596. Ryan Partnership, 440 Polaris Pkwy., Ste. 350, 43082, 614-436-6558. Street Hop Advertising, P.O. Box 752, 43068, 614-467-0085. UpYourMarket.com, 6224 Meriden Ct., 43110, 614-531-6759. Weirick Communications, Inc., 7792 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. F-1, 43235, 614848-8380.

Services – Professional – Architecture Moody Nolan, Inc., 300 Spruce St., Ste. 300, 43215, 614-461-4664.

Services – Professional – Banking CME Federal Credit Union, 150 W. Mound St., 43206, 614-222-3355. Fifth Third Bank, 21 E. State St., 43215, 614744-7553. Fifth Third-OSU, 1960 N. High St., 43201, 614291-2017.

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Continental Building Systems, 150 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-883-1084. Contracting Solutions, 6118 Westerville Rd., 43081, 614-890-9090.

Services – Professional – Child Care Mobile Mommies LLC, P.O. Box 304, Blacklick, 43004, 937-520-5758.

Services – Professional – Commercial Cleaning Scioto Services, 1302 W. Mound St., 43223, 614-228-7553.

Services – Professional – Computers The Data House, 303 Green Meadows Dr. S., 43081, 614-846-2566.

Services – Professional – Consulting KForce, 200 E. Campus View Blvd., 43235, 614-578-3405.

Services – Professional – Employment and Staffing DeCapna Enterprises DBA Dawson, 3650 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. 450, 43214, 614255-1400.

Services – Professional – Funerals Schoedinger Funeral Service, 229 E. State St., 43215, 614-224-6105.

Services – Professional – Graphic Design Browning Design, 335 Wilber Ave., 43215, 614-421-7037.

Services – Professional – Health Care Medical Mutual of Ohio, 9961 Brewster Ln., 43065, 614-932-7200. Merion Village Dental, 1250 S. High St., 43206, 614-443-4400. OhioHealth, 180 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-5444455. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 24 Hidden Ravines Dr., 43065, 740-549-2700.

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Services – Professional – Legal Services Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, 500 S. Front St., Ste. 1200, 43215, 614-228-5511. Shaw and Miller, Attorneys at Law, 555 City Park Ave., 43215, 614-227-0007. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, 41 S. High St., Ste. 1300, 43215, 614-365-2700. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, P.O. Box 1008, 43216, 614-464-6400.

Services – Professional – Lending Institutions Union Savings Bank, 3550 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., 43235, 614-339-1202.

Scioto Mile OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 6955 Hospital Dr., 43016, 614923-0300. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with NextCare, 2030 Stringtown Rd., 43123, 614-833-0160. OhioHealth Urgent Care in Partnership with Nextcare, 5610 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-476-1112. Total Wellness Concepts LLC, 3433 Agler Rd., Ste. 1500, 43219, 614-414-0249.

Services – Professional – Human Resource Benefits Nationwide Better Health, 1 Nationwide Plaza, 43215, 614-249-5755.

Services – Professional – Insurance Grange Insurance Companies, 671 S. High St., 43206, 614-445-2828. Liberty Mutual Insurance, 638 N. State St., 43082, 614-794-1206. The Motorists Insurance Group, 471 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-225-8211. Nationwide, 1 Nationwide Plaza, 43215, 614249-0777. State Farm Insurance, Belinda Waite Agency, 240 N. Liberty St., 43065, 614785-0271.

Services – Professional – Internet ColumbusUnderground.com, 65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826. The Metropreneur, 65 E. Gay St., Ste. 230, 43215, 614-946-0826. Ozone Communications, 1380 King Ave., 43212, 614-732-6211. SmartCity Networks, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., 43215, 614-827-2570.

Services – Professional – Investing OPOC.us (One Point of Contact), 300 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. 300, 43085, 614318-2200. Prudential Financial, 4349 Easton Way, Ste. 100, 43219, 614-383-3749.

Services – Professional – IT AppNinjas, 5555 Wall St., 43017, 888-3646527. BCS Engineering, 25 Grosvenor St., Athens, 45701, 740-331-4481. Information Control Corporation, 2500 Corporate Exchange Dr., Ste. 310, 43231, 614-523-3070.

Services – Professional – Moving and Storage Planes Moving & Storage, 2000 Dividend Dr., 43228, 614-777-9090.

Services – Professional – Photography Dallager Photography, 4343 Big Sky Ct., 43230, 614-402-3806. h foster’s Digital Photography, 2894 Dover Rd., 43209, 614-747-1235. Larry Hamill Photography, 77 E. Deshler Ave., 43206, 614-444-2798. Ohio Stock Photography, P.O. Box 692, 43216, 614-261-0514. Picture America Photography, 120 Northwoods Blvd., 43235, 614-228-3686. Randall Lee Schieber Photography, 2854 Sherwood Rd., 43209, 614-236-4689.

Services – Professional – Printer ARC-Columbus, 374 W. Spring St., 43215, 614224-5149. Capitol Citicom, 2225 Citygate Dr., Ste. A, 43219, 614-472-2679. MJW Graphics, P.O. Box 1464, 43068, 614-7559588. Outreach Promotional Solutions, 7681 Whitewood Ct., 43235, 614-4841997. Speedpro Imaging, 2361 Westbrooke Dr., 43228, 614-319-4602. Vincent Branding LLC, 951 High St., Ste. B, 43085, 614-581-7356. Watkins Printing Company, 1401 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-8270. West-Camp Press, Inc., 39 Collegeview Rd., 43081, 614-882-2378. Xpress Publishing & Printing, 108 Sawyer Pkwy., Mansfield, 44903, 419-545-3528.

Services – Professional – Real Estate – Agents Integra Realty Resources Columbus, 6241 Riverside Dr., 43017, 614-451-3211. New Albany Realty, 220 Market St., Ste. D, 43054, 614-939-8901. Regina Acosta Tobin, ABR, Realtor RE/MAX Metro Plus, 502 S. Third St., 43215, 614507-7785.

Services – Professional – Real Estate – Commercial Smith Realty Partners, 6000 Memorial Dr., 43017, 614-973-5000.

Services – Professional – Real Estate – Developers Capitol Square Limited, 34 S. Third St., 43215, 614-461-7600.

Visit us at experiencecolumbus.com

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Services – Professional – Building/Construction

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Huntington National Bank, 3931 Morse Rd. Crossing, 43219, 614-480-0100. Huntington National Bank, 17 S. High St., 43215, 614-480-4293. Huntington National Bank, 662 N. High St., 43215, 614-480-0095. Huntington National Bank, 1555 W. Fifth Ave., 43212, 614-480-0020. Huntington National Bank, 150 W. Sycamore St., 43215, 614-480-0068. Huntington National Bank, South Campus Gateway, 1582 N. High St., 43201, 614-5838277. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 1121 Polaris Pkwy., 43240, 614-217-6284. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 100 E. Broad St., 10th Floor, 43215, 614-248-9566. KEMBA Financial Credit Union, 555 Officenter Pl., 43230, 614-729-1412. US Bank, 10 W. Broad St., 12th Floor, 43215, 614-232-8017.

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Olde Worthington at night

A SpeciAl AdvertiSing Section

The historic Restaurant at The Worthington Inn

Experience a Winter Wonderland in Worthington Olde Worthington is truly a winter wonderland when the trees on the Village Green are snowcapped and the streets are lined with white lights. It is the perfect setting for stopping in restaurants and cafes for coffee and hot chocolate and then visiting the unique shops to find treasures. The winter and holiday season officially begins with the Holiday Open House on Sunday, Nov. 25. Santa Claus will be listening to children’s Christmas wishes on the porch of The Worthington Inn. There will be entertainment on the streets and the shops will provide holiday refreshments and specials. Your holiday season can’t be complete without visiting the Illuminating Shopping event on the evening of Friday, Dec. 7. You’ll be sure to find the perfect gifts for the special people on your list while enjoying the artists and the music. The Farmers Market makes Worthington the best place to be on a Saturday morning in the summer, and now you can experience that same excitement at the Winter Farmers Market every Saturday from Nov. 3 through April 27, 2013 at the Shops at Worthington Place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be no market on Saturday, Nov. 24. When it comes to shopping, Worthington offers the best of the old and the new. Downtown Worthington’s streets are lined with a variety of shops offering clothes, home décor and jewelry. The Shops at Worthington Place is located at St. Rte. 23 (North High Street) and I-270

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Children experiencing Olde Worthington

and is the most pleasant of mall experiences. It offers stores you know and love, as well as specialty stores and restaurants. While strolling along the streets of downtown Worthington, enjoy unique shopping at stores such as Fritzy Jacobs, Denig Jewelers and Worthington Jewelers. If you are looking for that perfect wedding dress, visit La Jeune Mariee. A new area of shops and restaurants is now open at the corner of High Street and New England Avenue in downtown Worthington, including House Wine, The Candle Lab and Rivage Atlantique. Downtown Worthington offers a variety of restaurants such as P.K. O’Ryan’s for a sandwich and a brew; La Chatelaine, a French bakery and cafe, and The Old Bag of Nails Pub,

known for its fish and chips. If you have a special event to celebrate, The Restaurant at The Worthington Inn offers that special setting with American cuisine and has been recognized as one of Columbus’ top dining establishments. The Worthington area has a variety of attractions and entertainment for visitors of all ages and interests. The McConnell Arts Center is a contemporary, multidisciplinary facility presenting and promoting the performing, visual and digital arts. The Worthington Historical Society features the Old Rectory, with its exquisite Doll Museum and gift and antique shop, as well as special exhibits. Built in 1811, the Orange Johnson House still stands on its original location. At the home, visitors can view furnishings from the 19th century. The Ohio Railway Museum showcases railway cars used throughout the rail transportation years. Overnight visitors will find the Worthington area offers more than 20 different lodging options and several firstclass meeting and convention hotels. The easy accessibility of the area, combined with these excellent facilities, makes Worthington the perfect choice for an event. Worthington is located just nine miles north of downtown Columbus and is accessible from interstates 71 and 270, St. Rte. 315 and U.S. Rte. 23. For additional information, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington at 800-871-3070 or visit www.visitworthingtonohio.com.

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Services – Professional – Shipping

Transportation – Airports

The UPS Store, 605 N. High St., 43215, 614458-1126.

Services – Professional – Signage American Colorscans/ACS, 5178 Sinclair Rd., 43229, 614-895-0233. Columbus Sign Company, 1515 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-252-3133. Sign-A-Rama of Gahanna, 158 N. Hamilton Rd., 43230, 614-337-6000. West-Camp Press, Inc., 39 Collegeview Rd., 43081, 614-882-2378 ext. 3059.

Bolton Field Airport, c/o Columbus Regional Airport Authority, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-851-9900. Port Columbus International Airport, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-2394000. Rickenbacker International Airport, c/o Columbus Regional Airport Authority, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614491-1401.

Transportation – Parking The Parking Spot, 1399 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-6413.

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Services – Professional – Specialized Anderson Concrete Corp., P.O. Box 398, 43216, 614-443-0123. Bed Bug Inspector, 614-747-3463. Illuminating Technologies, P.O. Box 6357, 43206, 614-582-4531. Ohio Label Inc., 5005 Transamerica Dr., 43228, 614-777-0180.

Services – Professional – Telecommunications AT&T Ohio, 150 E. Gay St., Rm. 4A, 43215, 614-223-5652. Time Warner Cable, 1015 Olentangy River Rd., 43212, 614-481-5308.

Services – Professional – Vending Sam & Ick’s, 6201 Lowridge Dr., 43110, 614288-7927.

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), 33 N. High St., 43222, 614-275-5800.

Transportation – Rental – Automobiles Dollar Rent a Car, 4600 International Gateway, 43219, 614-237-5800. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 3720 Lacon Rd., 43026, 614-921-2411. Thrifty Car Rental, 840 Stelzer Rd., 43219, 614-237-5800.

Transportation – Service – Coaches and Shuttles America Interstate Tours, 891 High St., 43085, 614-888-6687. Anderson Travel Service, 1683 Linwood Ave., 43207, 614-444-4233. Arch Express Transportation and Tours, 1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205, 614-2522277.

Buckeye Charters Ltd., 8240 Expansion Way, Huber Heights, 45424, 937-4325225. Cardinal Transportation Ltd., 2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500. Cavalier Tours, P.O. Box 248, 43073, 614-2996101. Columbus Transportation & Tours, 2999 Switzer Ave., 43219, 614-372-0355. Creative Coach Company/The Fun Bus, 2141 Commerce St., Lancaster, 43130, 740-6534600. First Student, 1799 Frebis Ave., 43206, 614445-6560. Lakefront Lines, Inc., 3152 E. 17th Ave., 43219, 614-476-1113. Meeting Motion LLC, 1537 Sarin St., 43240, 614-562-8844. Urban Express Transportation, Inc., 1640 E. Fifth Ave., 43219, 614-253-7000.

Transportation – Service – Limousines American Limousine Service, 1251 Alum Creek Dr., 43209, 614-228-5466. Arch Express Transportation and Tours, 1637 E. Livingston Ave., 43205, 614-252-2277. Cardinal Transportation Ltd., 2845 Fisher Rd., 43204, 614-274-2500.

Transportation – Service – Taxis Columbus Yellow Cab, 1989 Camaro Ave., 43207, 614-444-4444.

Transportation – Tour Operators Meeting Motion LLC, 1537 Sarin St., 43240, 614-562-8844.

neighborhood merchants Stroll thru Historical German Village for hand-crafted gifts. Holiday Open House Nov 11th - Noon - 5pm

Enjoy Winter in

Worthington

Indoor Farmers Market

Made by Central Ohio Senior Citizens

The Golden Hobby Shop

New Location!

The Shops at Worthington Place

7227 N. High St, South of 270 Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheeses, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup, meat, eggs, herbs, homemade soaps, and more at The Shops at Worthington Place.

Winter Market Schedule EVERY Saturday

November 3 - April 27

10 am - 1 pm

We are not just about tomatoes... Come sample our boundless activities and hometown hospitality. • Taste of Reynoldsburg • Mount Carmel Fitness Challenge • Tomato Festival • Annual Garden Tour • Summer Band Concerts • Christmas On The Towne Other attractions: Livingston House, National Trail Raceway, JC Penney Outlet Store, Taylor Square.

For more information, contact 614-866-4888 visitreynoldsburg.com

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6 PLANTAIN CAFÉ 77 E. Gay St. | 614.464.2822 | PlantainCafe.com A Caribbean escape in the heart of downtown Columbus.

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