In town for a game? Don’t let the wonder of the rest of Columbus escape you! Just because you’re focused on the Buckeyes pulling out the win doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the rest the beautiful city has to offer. Here are some great attractions to check out near your short-term rental in Columbus.
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
In the mood for some laughs? Check out Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, located less than half a mile from Buckeyes Stadium. This museum is home to the world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings. Be sure to check out this unique Ohio University offering on your next trip. You won’t regret it!
If you’re in town for an extended stay, be sure to check out “the Official Theatre of the State of Ohio.” Historic Ohio Theatre has been a Columbus staple since 1928. Since its opening, it’s been home to community entertainment through a variety of phases. Its stunning interior has been meticulously preserved and was restored to its breath-taking original appearance in the 1970s. No matter what show you see, you’re sure to be amazed by this theater’s sheer architectural beauty.
There’s so much to see on Ohio University’s campus that you don’t have to stray far from your short-stay housing near Ohio Stadium to have a wonderful time in Columbus. One of the campus’s gems is Chadwick Arboretum, an extensive, urban, green reserve of over 60 acres. Open year-round, this horticultural adventure is home to nearly 1,000 trees representing over 120 species. In addition, its Learning Gardens feature a variety of annuals, hostas, perennials, roses, and wildflowers in bloom throughout the year. Take an afternoon and explore the beauty of nature right on campus.
Jack Nicklaus Museum
Though you might be in town for a different sport, a visit to the Jack Nicklaus Museum while you’re on campus is a great idea! This museum, honoring one of golf’s greatest, is situated in the heart of Ohio University’s campus. A Columbus native, Jack Nicklaus is regarded as the greatest golfer ever having won 18 major championships over his career. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this museum is a quick stop on your tour of the university.When you’re spending the weekend, or longer, anxiously awaiting the next big game – be sure to get out of your short-stay rental in Columbus and explore the area around the stadium. Ohio University has so much to offer, you won’t run short of things to experience!