Continued prosperity has made Columbus an attractive place to live and visit and today the city is home to Ohio State University, which is the state's largest academic institution, with more than 50,000 students.
There are many things to do here and art lovers will especially relish the collections at the Columbus Museum of Art and gardeners will revel in the magnificent roses at Whetstone Park.
The four seasons in Ohio are quite distinct with autumn being most beautiful and perfect for a fall-foliage tour.
There are plenty of attractions here that include the world-famous Columbus Zoo, Franklin Park Conservatory, and a riverfront replica of the Santa Maria.
For the party goers, the nightlife sizzles in places like the German Village, Short North and the happening Brewery District.
One must not leave here without checking out the Cheesecake Factory which has a selection for everyone with over 200 items on the menu and 40 different desserts as well!
In terms of lodging the city offers a wide range which includes posh hotels to convenient inns to budget motels.