The Ohio state university is situated in the city of Columbus. The city is named after the Spanish explorer Columbus who discovered America in 1492. Columbus was founded at the meeting point of Scioto and Olentangy Rivers in 1816.
Among the inhabitants of Columbus, there are a large number of immigrants from the countries like Vietnam, Russia, Somalia, Mexico and Latin American have become an integral section of the city. This mixes of races have made Columbus a typical American City.
In Columbus, there are many places that you will found attractive for a travelers’ delight. Columbus Museum of Art with a good restaurant, the Columbus Convention Centre is placed to relax and attend meetings. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium preserve from common to endangered species of wild animals and fishes. COSI is the museum for Children with interactive scientific games for the exhibition. Franklin Park Conservatory, Goodale Park, Ohio Craft Museum is among the best places that one should not forget when visiting Columbus.
There are many annual festivals and events that regularly happen in Columbus. Arnold
Fitness Classic, Asian festival held, annually, Columbus Arts festival, Columbus Jazz are only a numbered festival, where you can become a part. To dine at Columbus you can select from nearly 6000 local restaurants according to your budget and eating habit at the moment of the day.
And reaching Columbus is an effort less process. You can choose the mean that could serve your purpose, fully. The city is connected with a good number of state highways. It is bisected by two major Inter-State Highways. Surprisingly, it is the second largest metropolitan area in the United States after Phoenix without passenger rail service. However, is served by Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) a municipal bus service within the Columbus city. Or can afford services of Port Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport, Don Scott Airport and Bolton Field Airport.
For staying at Columbus you can select a hotel from a variety in Columbus. The Concourse Hotel and Conference a middle type hotel near Port Columbus you would found with amenities and luxury of your class, business as well as leisure class. Comfort Suites Airport, Cross Country Inn Airport, Columbus Microtel Inn are a numbered places where you can stay while your journey to Columbus.
Points of Interest
- Columbus Historical Museum
- Pancho Villa State Park
- Historic site of Camp Furlong
- Old U.S. Customs building
- Border port and crossing into Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico
- Site of the First Aero Squadron
- Tres Hermanas Mountains
- Aerostat-U.S. Customs surveillance balloon
- Air Park
- Four restaurants, Motel, Bed & breakfast, Bank Health Clinic
- Historical Museum Art gallery U.S. Post Office Gas station
- Mini-Mart Car Wash Grocery store Library Hardware store
- Realtors Auto repair/Tire repair 3 churches Secondhand store
- Youth Center Elementary School R.V. parks Fire Department/Ambulance Service
- American Legion Post 1916
- Municipal Swimming Pool
- Tumbleweed Dinner Theater
- Community Center
Side and/or hiking trips
1. Ghost town near Hachita -50 miles west of Columbus on NM Highway 9.
2. Anapra Road -a 65-mile trip to El Paso, Texas along a scenic paved road that follows the border
3. Casas Grandes ruins in Mexico-150 miles south of Palomas in Mexico. A 3-hour trip well worth the effort. An archaeologist’s dream excursion.
4. Florida Mountains-A rugged mountain range about 10 miles long and five miles wide, 15 miles northeast of Columbus. Home to wild Ibex mountain goats, originally from Iran.
5. Rockhound State Park -35 miles northeast of Columbus. Campgrounds and picnic facilities spread over 250 acres of rugged terrain. Visitors are encouraged to keep samples of the many varieties of rocks they find.
6. City of Rocks State Park-Unique park featuring giant volcanic rock formations. Overnight camping sites-60 miles northwest of Columbus.
7. Deming-Luna-Mimbres Museum – In downtown Deming, on Silver Avenue. An excellent museum housing artifacts, paintings and exhibits which mirror Luna County’s colorful past.