Formed in 1878 as the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, the Columbus Museum of Art was the first art museum to register its charter with the state of Ohio. Highlights of its permanent collection include early Cubist paintings by Picasso and Juan Gris, and works by Cézanne, Boucher, Ingres, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Edward Hopper, and Norman Rockwell. The Museum also has a substantial collection of paintings by Columbus native George Bellows. Its photography collection includes works by Berenice Abbott and Eugène Atget.
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) is a science museum and research center located less than a mile from the Columbus Convention Center. Originally opened in 1964, COSI was relocated to a 320,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki along a bend in the Scioto River in 1999. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibits throughout themed exhibition areas.
A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic preservation, fire safety classes are taught to groups of children and adults. A play area and gift shop are also available. Learn more here.
Just a short walk from the Convention Center, the Arena District is a playground for adults. The Arena District has more than a dozen first–class restaurantsto meet anything you’re in the mood for. After a day of learning and networking, go grab dinner or drinks with your LegalShield colleagues. No matter the time of day, no matter the occasion, the restaurants in the Arena District can satisfy any appetite.
There's an energy and excitement in Columbus that's going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here, and you're invited to join in. The city is booming, and not just in population. Vist the convention and tourism website for more ideas, or just view the video below.