Hidden Treasures in Columbus

Hidden Treasures in ColumbusChristopher Columbus isn't the only person capable of experienceing lesser-known sights. Our list sets sail to make sure you get off the capital city's beaten path and discover greener destinations, political destinations and even misty destinations. Now you've discovered a new world of things to do.

Franklin Park Conservatory
Go green at the Franklin Park Conservatory. There are over 400 species of plants from a variety of global climate zones and features a Victorian Palm House with more than 40 species of palms. The botanical garden grows across 88 acres offering a hothouse of annual exhibits, workshops, and plant sales.

Address: 1777 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-8733
Web: www.fpconservatory.org

German Village
Shop, dine and stroll in historic German Village. Shop unique merchant wares like the city block- long store The Book Loft and Caterina for European housewares, arts and gifts. Dine at indie diners like Columbus Food Adventures. Stroll alongside colorful sidewalk merchants for fresh fruits and flowers and more.

Web: www.germanvillage.com

Hayden Falls Griggs Reservoir Park
Get misty at Hayden Falls. The falls are located in Griggs Reservoir Park on the west side of the Scioto River in Columbus. Travel down a stairway to the boardwalk near the base of the fall to experience its wild and scenic wonder waiting to tumble enjoyable misty moments for all.

Web: www.gowaterfalling.com

The Santa Maria Columbus
Set sail around the world on The Santa Maria Columbus. In 1492, more than five hundred years ago, Christopher Columbus set sail on the Santa Maria, and as they say, the rest is history. Now you can step aboard a museum-quality, 98-foot wooden replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship.

Address: Scioto River, 243 N Fifth St., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-8760
Web: www.santamaria.org