About Columbus, Ohio

Ranked as the 15th largest city in the United States, Columbus, Ohio, boasts of adventures in food, night life, and art.  From art museums and gallery hopping,  hiking and biking in 21 metro parks around the city, the #1 zoo in America, food adventures and fairs, marching bands and college football, Columbus has much to offer to residents and visitors alike.

Fun Columbus and Ohio Facts:

  • Logistics: Columbus is within 10 hours of 46% of the U.S. population and 33% of the Canadian population (Kriebs)
  • Business: 15 Fortune 500 Businesses call Columbus home, including Bob Evans, Express, Marzetti, Wendy’s, Victoria’s Secret, and White Castle
  • Intelligent: Thanks to the many libraries, amazing museums, and several Universities, Columbus was named one of the most intelligent cities in the world in 2013, 2014, and 2015.   (Forbes, Intelligent Community Forum)
  • Education: Columbus is home to one of the largest Universities in the U.S., as well as 60 other higher education institutions (Columbus Region)
  • Food: Columbus has been named a secret foodie city and the “test market capital of the U.S.A.” (Forbes, CBS)
  • Beer: Ohio ranks #4 in the country for craft beer production (Ohio Craft Brewers Association)
  • Intelligent Transportation: Columbus was a recipient of a $50 million “Smart Cities” grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Inc. (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Fireworks: Columbus is home to the largest Independence Day fireworks display in the Midwest (Red, White, and Boom)
  • Zoo: The Columbus Zoo is ranked #1 in the country (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

For a full view of what Columbus is all about and has to offer, check out www.experiencecolumbus.com or www.columbusregion.com.


Food lovers unite!  

Citizens of Columbus aren’t the only ones that rave about the good food found in the capital city.   Don’t take our word for it?  Check out what these folks have to say:

Washington Post – “The Impulsive Traveler: Columbus, Ohio, a new destination for food lovers”, “You’re Going Where?”

Forbes Travel Guide: “Five Secret Foodie Cities”

Buzz Feed: “24 Indisputable Reasons Columbus Has the Best Damn Food in The Land”

Columbus Alive: Best of Columbus 2016

Alternative, Off-Beat & Ethnic Restaurants in Columbus: alt.eats.columbus 

Columbus loves their Food Trucks: Central Ohio Food Truck Association