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Explore Columbus: Ziplining and Smoked Brisket in Hocking Hills

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Explore Columbus: Ziplining and Smoked Brisket in Hocking Hills

The Zipline Urbanites who long for adventure can look no further. Located just an hour southeast of Columbus, Hocking Hills may have just what you need, starting with ziplining. Having been to Hocking Hills to hike, I was surprised to find out about the other activities it also offers and paid it another visit. Besides […]

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Explore Columbus: Avoid Getting Eaten by a Zombie

Sara Gaul Sara Gaul Explore Columbus: Avoid Getting Eaten by a Zombie

When I asked my boyfriend to spend a Wednesday evening trapped in a room with myself and a zombie, he looked at me as if I’d lost my mind. He ultimately agreed to come with me to check out Room Escape Adventures, an interactive theater experience located in Franklinton in the Columbus Idea Foundry Building. […]

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Explore Columbus: Expand your Palate with an Alt Eats Food Tour

Briana Ekanem Briana Ekanem Explore Columbus: Expand your Palate with an Alt Eats Food Tour

What makes our favorite foods become our favorites? Is it the flavor and texture of those foods that lead us to claim we love them? What brings us back to the same meals time and time again? It is the familiarity of a food, and the comfort that comes along with it, that makes us […]

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Explore Columbus: Tour an Urban Winery

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: Tour an Urban Winery

In a warehouse on the east side of Columbus, there is a winery. Yes, owner and winemaker Kelly Harvey does realize that it is somewhat unexpected. She says that is part of what makes her business so special. “I have embraced the fact that we are a true urban winery,” says Harvey. “I like being […]

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Explore Columbus: Travel to The Heart of Africa

Walker Evans Walker Evans Explore Columbus: Travel to The Heart of Africa

The brand new Heart of Africa exhibit opened two weeks ago at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and has already been entertaining thousands of guests interested in seeing lions, giraffes, warthogs, cheetahs, ostriches, wildebeests, gazelles and more. “It’s Africa in Columbus and words can’t describe what you see out there,” Assistant Curator Adam Felts told […]

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Explore Columbus: 9 Unusual Museums in Central Ohio

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: 9 Unusual Museums in Central Ohio

You’ve been to the Columbus Art Museum, the Wexner Center, COSI and the Ohio History Center. But have you been to the doll museum, the cartoon museum or the motorcycle hall of fame? Central Ohio is home to numerous niche and speciality homes for collections, memorabilia, and historical relics of yesteryear in many communities including […]

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Explore Columbus: Venture into the Olentangy Indian Caverns

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Explore Columbus: Venture into the Olentangy Indian Caverns

School’s out, but education is a year-long endeavor at the Olentangy Indian Caverns. New programs are to debut in the caverns within the next two years, starting this summer, seeking to both entertain and enlighten visitors. As the caverns’ new manager since March, Dick Brulotte’s new undertaking has him embarking on a two-year plan to […]

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