Columbus is the capital and largest city of Ohio. Named after adventurer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812
In 2009 the prestigious magazine Business Week defined the city as "the best place to create a family”.
Columbus is known for being home to the second largest State University - Ohio State University, with over 60, 000 students. Some educational institutions have grandiose buildings that attract tourist interest. The university was founded in 1870. Today tourists can make a walk among the green spaces and beautiful buildings on campus. The most popular of those are the oval arch, library, botanical garden of Chadwick, and Value City Arena.
This prosperous American city is characterized by high-rise buildings. Skyscrapers of Columbus are the buildings One Nationwide Plaza, the building of National City Bank, Miranova Place, Capitol Square and LeVeque Tower.
The buildings of City Hall and the Ohio Statehouse are among the finest in Columbus. Memorial McKinley is also among the most visited places in the city. Erected in 1906, the building is named after a former governor William McKinley. It is Located near Capitol Hill in Ohio.
The city is crossed by two rivers - Scioto River and Olentangy River, over which stand two bridges – the 215 meter Main Street Bridge and the 113 meter Lane Avenue Bridge.
At 90 West Broad Street is the monument of Santa Maria. It is a replica of the great ship of Columbus, an adventurer, who discovered the New World in 1492.
Among the biggest attractions of the city are the local zoo and aquarium, which are increasingly recognized and preferred by visitors from around the world. They are located in the northern part of town. The green complex is home to over 5, 000 animals representing 700 species. Guiding zoo edition determined it as the best in the U.S. in 2009. According to statistics, every year the park is visited by over 2.3 million people.
Near it is another great space for recreation and entertainment, known as Magic Mountain Fun Center. Adventure golf, various games and crash carts, as well as go-karting are just some of the opportunities the park offers.
The territory of Columbus has several colourful neighbourhoods. Among them is the Italian village established early 60s of the 19th century. Another colourful neighbourhood is Victorian Village. The green neighbourhood is near the university. Columbus has a German village founded by German immigrant communities in the 19th century, which at that time accounted for one third of the population of the city.
A goo tourist destination in Columbus is called the North Market. Established in 1876, today in the open space of the market a wide range of products are offered.
The city is a hub of educational and technological development, enabling the city's economy is to boom. Columbus is a place where scientists and researchers gather from around the world to create science. Not by accident, in 2008 Forbes magazine gave first place to Columbus as the most technologically advanced city of the nation (USA).
The population of Columbus is about 787 000 people.
Cincinnati and Cleveland are other notable cities in Ohio, which you can visit.