Columbus is the capital and largest city in the state of Ohio. Home of Ohio State University, the NHL Blue Jackets and several major corporate headquarters, Columbus is a diverse community with something for everyone.
Neighboring developed suburban communities linked through an established network of ever-expanding roads and highways, metro Columbus offers many walkable areas, with historical significance and classic architecture common. Big Business dominates the downtown skyline and the city pulses with economic success and development daily. An extensive public transit system assists with the commute, extending a city legacy that stretches back to the 1860’s!
The Peter Eisenman-designed, 1.7 million-square-foot Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), linked by skybridges to more than 2,000 hotel rooms, is a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Columbus next to the Arena District. Huntington Park, a 10,000-seat downtown ballpark opened in 2009, is home to the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. COSI, a science museum on the Scioto riverfront in downtown Columbus welcomes more than half a million visitors annually. The Ohio Theatre, an opulent 1928 Loew’s movie house that was threatened with demolition in the 1960s, is one of the state’s busiest performing arts facilities. The Palace Theatre first opened its doors to the public in 1926 as primarily a vaudeville house. Located at the base of the LeVeque Tower on Broad Street, the Palace has hosted many classic performers over the years. The Short North Arts District is a 14-block stretch of High Street just north of downtown featuring low-rise, early 20th century, renovated brick commercial buildings overflowing with art galleries, restaurants and boutiques — without a single national chain.