- Total hotels downtown- 17
- Total hotel rooms downtown- 4,250
- Total hotels citywide- 301
- Total hotel rooms citywide- 28, 185
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- Resources: Reunion Planning Checklist, Metro Parks Guide and Steps to Success Guide
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- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/Zoombezi Bay
- Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
“I would like to thank you so very much for your professionalism and prompt attention to my request for brochures and souvenirs from the City of Columbus to assist in making our 47th Family Reunion a success. Your support will make our family reunion a reunion to remember for a lifetime.”
– Antoinette B. Dawson
Combining Midwestern hospitality and urban sophistication, Columbus is much more than Ohio’s state capital. Historic neighborhoods, nationally acclaimed attractions and a booming culinary culture makes this thriving city ideal for your next reunion.
Groups with young children should consider a visit to COSI (Center of Science and Industry) for some interactive entertainment. This museum features over 300 exhibits for all ages, including the Science of Big Machines, Energy Explorers and Meet the Innovators. Another fun attraction for the whole family is the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which showcases animals from around the world. Your family can take a camel ride in Heart of Africa, wander the misty jungle trails in Congo Expedition or come face to face with manatees at Shores & Aquariums.
Looking for an area to host an outdoor event? Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a former industrial space transformed into an oasis filled with wildlife and exciting activities. The park is located next to the Scioto River, where you can take the family out on a boat, kayak or canoe. For museum-lovers in your group, consider the newly-renovated Columbus Museum of Art. Housed in a gorgeous 1930s building, the museum features works by Pablo Picasso and John Singer Sargent, and its Wonder Room filled with hands-on mobile sculptures is perfect for budding artists.
For families that love sports, make a trip to Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers, AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Catch a game there during the season and enjoy special promotions, songs and mascots through every inning.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, located just two miles from downtown, is one of Columbus’ crowning architectural achievements and home to hundreds of plant species, events and family-friendly activities. Built in 1895 in the classic “crystal palace” style, the conservatory and adjoining gardens house over 400 plant species, with a butterfly garden and sculpture exhibits dotting the landscape.
The friendly and knowledgeable Experience Columbus staff is prepared to make your visit convenient and worry-free, so reach out today to begin planning your Buckeye reunion.