Discover the top things to do near The Ohio State University

Book a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites to stay roughly 15 minutes from The Ohio State University and downtown Columbus. Our location offers easy access to top things to do like attending concerts at Value City Arena and Buckeyes games at Ohio Stadium. If you’re traveling with your kids, they’ll love building stuff at Legoland Discovery Center Columbus, digging into science at the Center of Science and Industry, or splashing around in the big aquatic center at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park. Business travelers can browse charming shops in the German Village & Brewery District after client appointments or tee off at one of several nearby golf courses. Feeling lucky? Spend an evening at Hollywood Casino Columbus, about four miles from the hotel.

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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, learn about the energy all around us, and travel through time to see how life has changed over the decades.

Columbus Museum of Art

8.81 mi / 14.18 km from the hotel
Make time to tour the exhibits at Columbus Museum of Art, which range from paintings by Renoir to statues by Rodin. Be sure to check out the creativity center, where you can learn to think like an artist as you create something of your own.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

12.6 mi / 20.28 km from the hotel
Made famous by the now retired wildlife conservationist Jack Hanna, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to tigers, elephants, and bald eagles.

Easton Town Center

13.69 mi / 22.03 km from the hotel
With hundreds of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options to choose from, Easton Town Center is the perfect place to browse your favorite brands, catch a movie, or enjoy dinner with colleagues.

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.

Ohio Stadium

7.33 mi / 11.8 km from the hotel
Join a sea of scarlet at Ohio Stadium, a landmark sports facility on The Ohio State University campus. This 102,000-seat stadium is home turf for the Buckeyes football team.

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 Columbus. 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
Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, this modern 1.7-million-square-foot facility hosts a variety of events such as conferences, exhibitions, and sporting events. The convention center also houses dining facilities and several meeting rooms.