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Facts To Know Before You Go To Columbus, Ohio, USA

Raksha Kulkarni Apr 2, 2020
Columbus is the state capital of Ohio. It is also the most populated city in the state and the 14th most populous in the country. Not only is it booming in population, but also in various fields. The city has its own charm and is famous for various things like its culinary expertise, buzzing nightlife, and rich history.
Here are some facts about Columbus that'll make you fall in love and awe of this city!
48% of Americans live within 600 miles of the city. Big cities like New York and Chicago are easily accessible from here.

The average age of the residents here is 30 – 33 years old; making Columbus one of the top ten youngest cities in the country.
Columbus is Smart!

Columbus was named as the most intelligent city in the United States in 2013. Its popular schools and universities are the reason of Columbus being one of the 20 most literate cities.
Columbus loves sports, specifically Football! There are numerous sport venues and grounds in colleges around the city. Also, almost 1,72,000 people can be accommodated at any particular time!
With their sports, the people of this city also love their beer! Columbus is one of the top 5 cities for craft beer production in U.S.
Every October, the largest single breed horse show in the world happens in this city! The show named “The All American Quarter Horse Congress” witnesses almost half a million spectators.
The design and treatment facility used for water filtration today was first designed at a site in Columbus. Clarence and Charles Hoover designed it as a solution to a typhoid fever outbreak; at The Hoover Dam near Westerville.
The world’s first cargo flight which was carrying two silk packages from Dayton, landed in Columbus. It was a Wright Model B airplane flown by Pilot Philip Parmalee.
The world’s largest gavel sits right here in the middle of a reflecting pool, next to the Ohio Judicial Center. It was made in 2008 by Andrew Scott.
Columbus has a Sister City! Genoa in Italy is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. In 1955, Genoa was established as the Sister City.
Thinking of moving here? Here are some facts you need to know!
Remember to Shop here! Huge brands like Victoria’s Secret, DSW, and Abercrombie & Fitch have their headquarters here. Also, it comes after New York and Los Angeles in the list of biggest fashion design cities in the country.
Notice the arches around the city. Before 1914, there were wooden arches that were used to provide streetlights. In 2002, these were replaced by metal arches to respect the history.
You’ll hear a lot about The North Market when you’re in the city. It is a place where there’s a supermarket inside a shopping mall. This place is not to be missed!

A spine-chilling fact about this place is that it was a public cemetery a long time back!
Never ever think of going out when there’s a football match! 90% of the population here are huge fans of football. The city turns out to be a ghost town when the game is going on. Also, the roads just shut down before and after the game.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of must visit place in Columbus. It is home to more than 10000 animals from all continents. One can also enjoy live performances and educational programs.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens features hundreds of species of plants from around the world in towering glass greenhouses. Other attractions of conservatory are the rainforest, desert, orchid collection, and the grand Palm House. This place is famous for wedding functions.

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Center of Science and Industry

The Center of Science and Industry is home to the wonders of science. COSI exhibits outer space, energy, cultural progress. There is an expansive dinosaur gallery which is really worth watching

Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art paintings, photography, glass, and sculpture. In addition you can visit the JP Morgan Chase Center for creativity, and the Schokko Art Cafe.
The Ohio Statehouse is the state capitol building and seat of government for the U.S. state of Ohio. The Greek Revival building is located on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus This is must visit place in Columbus and there are so many things to do at the Ohio Statehouse inside and outside.
The Topiary Park is must visit place in Columbus designed to depict figures from George Seurat's 1884 painting. It has features 54 life-size topiary sculptures.
ZipZone Outdoor Adventures in Columbus is attractive place for adventure lovers. It features Zip-lining, canopy tours, moonlight tours, and other adventure activities.