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Columbus - Ohio's Growing Concern!

© By Mary Martin
State Fair - Columbus Ohio

It continues to grow! With a metropolitan population of 1,708,625, Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the United States. The City of Columbus has 730,657 people within 210 square miles. Located in the center of the state, halfway between Cleveland and Cincinnati, it's an easy access point at the intersection of I-70 and I-71. Actually, Columbus finds itself within 550 miles of more than half of the U.S. population!

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Arena District, Columbus Ohio  Book Loft, German Village  Capitol  Columbus Bluejackets  Columbus Clippers

Columbus Tourism encourages a hand's on approach, and here are a few suggested activities:
 •   Cooking tempting meals with Chef Tami Cecil at Woodhaven Farm.
 •   Using fresh herbs to create one-of-a-kind culinary treats in Gahanna.
 •   Bottling and corking wine, then designing your own label at Camelot Cellars.
 •   Creating your own butterfly garden at Franklin Park Conservatory.
 •   Eat breakfast with the animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This facility is rated number one in the country!
 •   Play a day in the minors, complete with your own jersey and contract with the Columbus Clippers.
 •   Going behind the curtain at Broadway Across America-Columbus shows for an exclusive meet-and-greet with the cast and crew.
 •   Stepping on stage to meet jazz greats at a Columbus Jazz Orchestra concert.
  Jack Nicklaus - Memorial Golf Tournament

Franklin Park Conservatory  Franklin Park Conservatory  Nationwide Arena   Ohio Stadium  Columbus Skyline  State House Rotunda

     The Grange Insurance Audubon Center, opened in August 2009 and is one of the first such centers in Audubon's storied history to bring hands-on conservation and nature-based learning this close to the core of a major American city. The center is located in an Important Bird Area (IBA) known as Whittier Peninsula. Thousands of birds migrating from Central and South America use this spot along the Scioto River overlooking downtown Columbus as a stopover during their long journeys. The center itself will be a celebration of nature, employing innovative "green" technologies.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra  Columbus Zoo & Aquarium  COSI Columbus  Easton Town Centre  Festival Latino   Greek Festival

Mary Martin is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is interested in and writes about world travel.

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Wikitravel: http://wikitravel.org/en/Columbus_%28Ohio%29
About.com: http://columbusoh.about.com/
Experience Columbus: http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/

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