Find fun things to do in Columbus, like seeing bands at Value City Arena

Travel with ease to attractions around Columbus thanks to our location off I-70 just five miles west of downtown. Your stay at the Country Inn & Suites puts you within minutes of some of the best things to do, such as touring the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or cheering on the Buckeyes football team at Ohio Stadium. Create family memories at the Center of Science and Industry or stand in awe of exotic animals at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. You can visit a student or see a concert at The Ohio State University, about eight miles from our hotel. If you’re feeling lucky, spend an evening at the Hollywood Casino.

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The Ohio State University

7.54 mi / 12.13 km from the hotel
Consistently ranked as one of the nation's top 20 universities, OSU offers more than 200 areas of study and 492 specializations.

Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

7.83 mi / 12.6 km from the hotel
At COSI, kids and adults alike can explore the ocean’s depths, film their own TV shows, and travel through time to see how life has changed over the decades.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

12.6 mi / 20.28 km from the hotel
Enter the world of Jack Hanna at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the home base for the global spokesman of wildlife conservation. You'll love watching the antics of Asian otters and admiring the majestic bald eagles during your visit.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

10.66 mi / 17.15 km from the hotel
From desert landscapes to lush greenhouses, Franklin Park Conservatory is home to a variety of botanical exhibits from different biomes. Visit the Hot Shop to watch glassblowers create works of art that are displayed throughout the gardens.

Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

8.73 mi / 14.05 km from the hotel
This sizable venue hosts the annual Ohio State Fair as well as concerts, conventions, and trade shows. If you're visiting the fair, you don't want to miss the impressive butter sculptures that have become a popular tradition.

Trinity Lutheran Seminary

11.36 mi / 18.28 km from the hotel
A theology school of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Trinity enrolls 3,000 students each year from a variety of Christian denominations.

Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center

7.11 mi / 11.44 km from the hotel
See sporting events or big-name performers like Elton John and Chris Stapleton at this large facility, located on the campus of The Ohio State University.

German Village & Brewery District

8.55 mi / 13.77 km from the hotel
Orange masonry and brick pavers cover the streets of this historic community located just south of downtown. Discover German culture as you stroll down streets filled with shops, restaurants, and German pubs.

Greater Columbus Convention Center

8.08 mi / 13.01 km from the hotel
This modern 1.7-million-square-foot facility hosts a variety of events such as conferences, exhibitions, and sporting events. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, the convention center houses dining facilities and several meeting rooms.