Cosi is a Science center full...
Cosi is a Science center full of fun for adults and children. It can take two days to actually cover this place. There are many on hand experiences here. Imax theaters, a trapeeze cycle to ride, stick your hand in a tornado maker, pretend you are a rock star, be a drummer, guitarist, run the stage lights etc....
Enjoy a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere
At Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, you can always feel comfortable pulling some tables together with your friends and staying as long as you like to play trivia on the NTN system or watching your favorite games on one of the many big-screen TVs (it's a fun, edgy, high-energy and easygoing restaurant). The food is excellent and if you like the sauces, you can bring a few bottles home with you (e.g., Caribbean Jerk, Hot BBQ, Hot, Teriyaki, Smoky Southwestern and Wild...these are the flavors that I've tried). Order 12 Chicken Wings (deep fried and coated with spicy garlic sauce) with ranch dressing and celery sticks on the side or the Caribbean Jerk Buffalitos (2 soft flour tortillas filled with chicken, Caribbean Jerk sauce, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, onion and topped with pineapple and served with blue corn chips) or the Pepperoni Pockets (2 pockets packed with mozzarella and provolone cheese blended with pepperoni and basil pizza sauce, then deep-fried to a golden brown). You can wash it down with soda or a nice cold Samuel Adams brew.
Not your typical dive...this is an institution!!!
Good food, good service, and good prices, who could ask for anything more (eventhough the place looks a bit like a dive on the outside). The Gahanna Grill offers legendary hamburgers with the Bleu Cheese Burger and The Beany Burger being my favorites.
Franklin Park Conservatory
Modeled after the Glass Palace of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the original Franklin Park Conservatory opened it's doors in Columbus in 1895. The first building (pictured) is now known as the Palm House, and houses more than 40 species of palm trees. In addition, there are interconnected greenhouses which replicate a desert, a rainforest, and more. On our visit we also enjoyed rare flowers, bonsai, birds, and butterflies. We were there to celebrate the birthday of our Daughter, Jennifer, who lives in Columbus. The Franklin Park Conservatory is a special place and deserving of a special visit.
Hours are Tues. - Sun: 10-3, and Wed: 10-8.
Admission: Adults - $6.50, Children - $3.50.
Black Conductors Plaque
Also on the Northeast corner of the Statehouse grounds is a marker memorializing the Black Conductors of Ohio's underground railroad. This was a system of secret human transfer from slavery in the south to Ohio. The complex socio-politics of Ohio forbid the inhumane institution of slavery, but then blacks weren't welcome around the state capitol either. Today, Columbus has a significant African-American minority and the work of the black "conductor's" to Ohio's freedom is celebrated daily by this sign. See the link below for more details.