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Wexner Center for the Arts

Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210 (on OSU campus) Map the Wexner

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The 12,000 square foot Wexner Center for the Arts is home to numerous galleries, a film and video theater, an art and technology studio, a performance space, a bookshop, and a cafe. Although the center is known for being multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art, the architecture of the building alone is a draw to the space.

The space was the first major public building that Peter Eisenman designed (with the help of Richard Trott of Columbus). The building has received both national and international acclaim since it opened, including the 1993 National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. Eisenman has since designed several major projects, such as the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

 

Short North Arts District

Short North Arts District

High Street (between 5th Avenue and Columbus Convention Center)  Map the Short North Arts District

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This area of Columbus is just to the north of downtown and features an eclectic blend of galleries, clothing boutiques and restaurants. Many galleries also feature food or music, and the sidewalks are lined with street performers, merchants, and campaign booths. Every week, thousands of visitors converge on the Short North District to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. The first Saturday evening of every month is the "gallery hop," when the art galleries and stores stay open late. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4PM and runs to 10PM with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later.

 

The Jack Nicklaus Museum

The Jack Nicklaus Museum

2355 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 Map the Jack Nicklaus Museum

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Located in the heart of The Ohio State University sports complex in Jack's hometown of Columbus, Ohio, the Jack Nicklaus Museau is a 24,000 square- foot educational and historical facility.

Here, you will encounter the history of golf and its greatest practitioner...take an immersive journey through Jack's brilliant career including trophies, photographs and various mementos from his unparalleled 20 major championships and 100 worldwide professional victories...and discover the many facets of this remarkable man who added so much to the history of golf.

Your visit will bring to life the story of a man who transcended the game. Jack Nicklaus' total commitment and mental toughness define greatness not only in golf and in sport, but also in life.

  

COSI Columbus

COSI Columbus

333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 Map Cosi

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COSI is Columbus' dynamic hands-on science center. COSI features 300 interactive exhibits throughout 7 exhibition areas. Explore hidden worlds under the seas or become an engineer.

Explore the universe and land a rocket ship, or play tricks on your senses. Test the laws of gravity on the country’s only high wire unicycle! Discover the magic of the movies on our giant 7-story Extreme Screen Theater. With more than 300 interactive exhibits, COSI is the ultimate playground for your imagination and curiosity.

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Polaris Fashion Place

Polaris Fashion Place

1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240 Map Polaris Fashion Place

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Polaris Fashion Place, opened on October 25, 2001, is a two-level shopping mall on the northern edge of Columbus, Ohio, United States. The mall, owned locally by Glimcher Realty Trust, is located off Interstate 71 on Polaris Parkway in Delaware County, just to the north of the boundary between Delaware and Franklin Counties.

The mall's six anchor stores are Saks Fifth Avenue, Von Maur (formerly Lord & Taylor), Macy's (formerly Lazarus), JCPenney, Sears, and The Great Indoors. The mall features more than 150 other specialty stores, plus a food court located on the upper level.

 

Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center

160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH Map Easton Town Center

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With its unique village setting, large public spaces, plazas, and abundant free parking, Easton is home to an eclectic assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues, exclusive retailers and a 30- screen movie theater.

Located on the northeast side of the city along Interstate 270, Easton is a different type of shopping area. Easton Station is an indoor mall, with some shops, but surrounding it is a huge area with many upscale shops and restaurants.

On the edges of the district are department stores Macy’s and Nordstrom’s. On the other end is a restaurant row featuring P. F. Chang’s and The Cheesecake Factory. In between are over 150 specialty shops, featuring designer fashions and unique items. The list is long and varied, and includes Coach, Sharper Image, dozens of apparel stores, designer shoes salons and accessories stores.