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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.

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 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.


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. 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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Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.

Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.