Columbus Commons, Columbus

Columbus Commons, Columbus

Columbus Commons is a park in downtown Columbus, Ohio. It is comprised of six acres of green space along with playground equipment, a carousel, performance space and an outdoor reading room. The area was created and opened to the public in 2011.

The commons is enjoyed by locals as well as tourists. Open play areas are fun for kids as well as adults. These include an electronic playground, life-sized foam building shapes and a bocce ball court. The park regularly features special events like festivals, summer orchestral performances and road races.

Visitors can access Columbus Commons from State, High, Rich and Third Streets. It is surrounded by historic buildings and other places of interest. Nearby spots include the Ohio Theatre and Ohio Statehouse. It is also walking distance from the Scioto River and the Promenade.

The park is open daily from 7 AM through 11 PM. It is closed on holidays.

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Sight Name: Columbus Commons
Sight Location: Columbus, USA (See walking tours in Columbus)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Columbus, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Creating your own self-guided walk in Columbus is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Columbus Introduction Walking Tour

Columbus Introduction Walking Tour

The state capital of Ohio is the beautiful and historic city of Columbus. Located in the middle of the Buckeye State, Columbus is known as both the governmental and cultural center of Ohio.

Columbus was first inhabited by the indigenous Adema, Hopewell and Fort Ancient people. Nearby mounds and a large number of artifacts kept at the Ohio Statehouse show evidence of these early cultures.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
German Village Walk

German Village Walk

One of the oldest and most treasured historic neighborhoods of Columbus, the laid-back German Village is known for charming brick houses built by German settlers along Beck, Mohawk, and Deshler streets in the early-to-mid-19th century. Many of the local buildings – boutique shops and art galleries, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops – look exactly the way they did 150 years ago thanks to a...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles

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Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio USA

Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio USA

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