Well I don't know, maybe find...
Well I don't know, maybe find a map to someplace else. The airport is on the east side of town. The ballpark for the the Columbus minor league team is nice and very fitting for a minor league city. Let's face it, Columbus, OH is dullsville. OK, OK, I grew up in Chicago, went to college in LA, lived in Atlanta, so maybe Columbus is just another hicksville to me.
This place doesn't have a lot going for it. Take the local paper, The Columbus Dispatch. Did these guys flunk out of J-School at Ohio State and this is the only place they could get a job? C'mon guys, try covering something in depth. And I thought the Atlanta Journal Constitution left something to be desired. The AJC is the New York Times compared to the 'Dispatch'.
Port Columbus 'International' Airport. Litterally your ticket out. I know they built this thing in the '80s, but they must have stolen the plans from the old Atlanta airport when they built the place.
The TV news and radio, let's not even go there.
If you have to live in Ohio, I would suggest Cleveland. Ethnic, rockin' Cleveland. Great food, fun people, a real downtown, major league baseball and the NFL.
Dick Clark's American...
Dick Clark's American Bandstand Restaurant, Butch's Italian Restaurant, and TAT Restaurant
Prices are reasonable at all three restaurants. All are family-oriented, too. Lasagna or nearly any pasta dish is good at Butch's and TAT. TAT uses homemade noodles in its spaghetti. Also, the Maryland crabcakes special at TAT is delicious. Best I've found around town.
Remembering the past is the key to the future
Nice down home restaurant which serves up great food (you can tell that from the line of people waiting to get in). Try the Bacon (or Sausage) with Hashbrown Casserole (a full order of thick sliced bacon or smoked sausage Patties served with hashbrowns).
Columbus Museum of Art
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO; IT IS A PANORAMIC
Just four blocks east of the State Capitol, you can enjoy a first-rate art museum, Columbus Museum of Art. It exhibits traveling works in addition to its own collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern art (Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Hopper, and O'Keeffe just to name a few).
While we were in Columbus (early May) American Impressionism was the featured exhibit.
The museum is open:
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Children 5 and under: FREE
ADMISSION IS FREE ON SUNDAYS!
Parking is avalable in the lot directly behind the museum. It is free for members, and it costs $3.00 for Nonmembers
Public transportation: COTA, the #10 line stops in front of the museum.
The Columbus Museum of Art offers tours, film series, lectures, special events for children, families and adults.
This art deco highrise located at 50 West Broad Street was once the tallest building between New York and Chicago, and the 5th tallest in the world. Built in 1927, it was the tallest building in Columbus for nearly 5 decades until the Rhodes State Office Tower was completed in 1974. Designed by C. Howard Crane, The LeVeque is a steel structure covered with glazed terracotta tiles. Many of these tiles have outstanding scultuptural details, but some have fallen off or have been replaced with lamps that illuminate the building at night. The building was built and owned by an insurance company that went bankrupt during the 1930's depression, and subsequently function and ownership have changed. Until the late 1960's, when the tower antennas were installed and the space turned into a luxury penthouse apartment, an observation deck was operated so visitors could have a spectacular view across Columbus. Today, a theater occupies the bottom floor.