Ohio State University is located in the capital city of Columbus. In addition to being home to the University, Columbus is also a thriving, vibrant community of over 750,000 residents and over 1.7 million in the region. Columbus offers a myriad of opportunities, activities and events both on and off campus. Visit Columbus Alive, Experience Columbus, or Columbus Underground to learn more about our city, and read on to see why Ohio State offers more than just football tickets!
Arts & Culture
Columbus offers a number of opportunities to get involved in art and culturals events taking place all over the city. From museums to gallery hops, performances to theater, you can find it all here!
Columbus Museum of Art
Wexner Center for the Arts
Short North Gallery Hop
Kings Arts Complex
Columbus Ballet Company
Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO)
Shakespeare in the Park
For music lovers, Columbus attracts a wide variety of acts representing many different genres. Live shows are performed year round at a number of locations across the city, and The Ohio Union often sells discount tickets!
In addition to our Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus can also boast to being home to the NHL's Blue Jackets, MLS's Columbus Crew, and the Columbus Clippers (the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians). Discount tickets are often available through The Ohio Union.
The Columbus area is home to three major shopping malls and several smaller retail stores within the city!
Recently highlighted by the Washington Post as a "new destination for food lovers," Columbus is "a true food lover's town." Several of our unique restaurants and markets have been highlighted on the Food Network and Travel Channel. No matter your taste or budget, Columbus offers a variety large enough to satisfy any appetite.
Columbus is an energetic mix of historic neighborhoods and new modern districts. From German Village, the nation's largest privately owned historic neighborhood, to the Short North, the SoHo of Columbus, this city offers several unique and dynamic neighborhoods that bring the city together. Community festivals are quite common in these areas, as well!