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

Whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, booking a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Columbus West, OH places you close to a variety of area attractions. Our location off I-70 provides easy to access some of the best things to do downtown, 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 the 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 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
Made famous by the now retired wildlife conservationist Jack Hanna, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to tigers, elephants, and bald eagles.

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 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.