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Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 2 (Self Guided), Columbus

Columbus is home to a number of fascinating museums and galleries which deserve attention, including old and contemporary art on display, as well as fascinating scientific and cultural ones. Take the following tour to discover the city’s best museums and galleries.
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Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 2 Map

Guide Name: Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 2
Guide Location: USA » Columbus (See other walking tours in Columbus)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.6 Km or 6 Miles
Author: jenny
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Roy G. Biv Gallery
  • Global Gifts
  • Flower Child
  • Orton Geological Museum
  • Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Jack Nicklaus Museum
Roy G. Biv Gallery

1) Roy G. Biv Gallery

The Roy G. Biv Gallery, founded in 1989, is a world-renown independent exhibition space for national artists. Featuring changing monthly and seasonal collections of such artists as David Staniunas and Takeshi Moro, it is open Wednesday through Sunday 12 pm- 6 pm.
Global Gifts

2) Global Gifts

Located on North High Street, the Global Gifts shop presents handmade arts and crafts, including toys, jewelry and a host of other items offered on consignment from the original artisans. Be sure to visit it to find a unique gift for yourself or someone special.

Operation Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm; Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 10 pm.
Flower Child

3) Flower Child

Flower Child, a vintage shop and museum, features a wonderful selection of jewelry, furniture, glass, pottery, clothing and more. Including themed rooms such as a 1950s living room, a 1970s kitchen, 1960s bedroom and other mid-century collections. On the ground floor you will find clothing and accessories, and on the top floor jewelry and furniture.

Operation Hours:

Monday- Thursday 12pm - 7pm; Friday, Saturday 12pm - 8pm; Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Orton Geological Museum

4) Orton Geological Museum (must see)

The Orton Geological Museum, named after Ohio State University’s first president, houses a large exhibition of state geologic finds, including meteorites, crystals, minerals, dinosaur bones, fluorescent minerals, mastodon teeth and more. All items on display illustrate the physical history of the region beginning from prehistoric times to the present.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Wexner Center for the Arts

5) Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University’s multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, screenings, performances, artist residencies, and educational programs, the Wexner Center acts as a forum where established and emerging artists can test ideas and where diverse audiences can participate in cultural experiences that enhance understanding of the art of our time. In its programs, the Wexner Center balances a commitment to experimentation with a commitment to traditions of innovation and affirms the university’s mission of education, research, and community service. The Wexner Center opened in November 1989, named in honor of the father of Limited Brands founder Leslie Wexner, who was a major donor to the Center.

The Wexner Center's building was designed by architects Peter Eisenman of New York and the late Richard Trott of Columbus with landscape architect Laurie Olin of Philadelphia.

The Wexner Center was the first major public building to be designed by Eisenman, previously known primarily as a teacher and theorist. He has gone on to design and build a number of other major projects including the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Jack Nicklaus Museum

6) Jack Nicklaus Museum

Dedicated to one of golf’s most well-known personalities, the Jack Nicklaus Museum presents trophies and prizes accumulated during his career, which includes over 20 major championship titles and 100 professional victories. Illustrating the fascinating story of this renowned athlete.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

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 Walk

Columbus Introduction Walk

Columbus is home to a number of significant historic landmarks, including a beautiful replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship the Santa Maria, stunning skyscrapers, museums and galleries, parks and gardens which deserve attention. Take the following tour to check out some of Columbus’ most fascinating attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 1

Columbus Museums and Art Galleries Tour 1

Columbus offers several unique and beautiful museums dedicated to the city's history, culture, traditions and art, including a wonderful modern art museum, and one devoted to science and industry. Take the following tour to discover the best museums Columbus has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

Columbus is rich in religious buildings which have an important historical, cultural and architectural significance to the city. Including Catholic, Protestant and Jewish places of worship, take the following tour to discover some of Columbus’ best religious architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles

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Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio USA

Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio USA

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