Columbus is the capital and the largest city of the state of Ohio, in the United States. Columbus is the third-largest metropolitan area in Ohio, following Cleveland and Cincinnati. Columbus is also the fifteenth largest city in the nation. Columbus is also home to Ohio State University, America’s largest campus.
Columbus’ economy is based on education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology. This city is home to the world’s largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute. It is also home to the Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest clearinghouse of chemical information. There are five U.S. Fortune 500 companies with office space or other facilities in Columbus, including Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power, Limited Brands, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, and Big Lots. Another Fortune 500 Company, Cardinal Health, is located in the Columbus suburb of Dublin. Other major employers in the area include financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase, Huntington Bancshares, Owens Corning, and Wendy’s.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Columbus offers a diverse architectural skyline. It is home to several notable buildings, including the Greek Revival State Capitol, the art-deco Ohio Judicial Center, the Peter Eisenman-designed Wexner Center and Greater Columbus Convention Center. Other buildings of interest include the Rhodes State Office Tower, LeVeque Tower, and One Nationwide Plaza. Most of these buildings are located in Downtown Columbus, which is a very pedestrian friendly city. The Columbus Landmarks Foundation conducts walking tours in the city. Dining options in Columbus include Milestone 229, Spagio, The Old Mohawk, Buca di Beppo, and Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus. Third & Hollywood is a sophisticated bar and grill on third avenue Grandview heights which serves traditional American fare and alcoholic beverages.
The closest major airport to Columbus, Ohio is Port Columbus International Airport. This airport is 8 miles from the center of Columbus. The metropolitan area of Columbus has an extensive bus service. Walking and biking are also popular in the city center.