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The state capitol of Ohio, Columbus is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. A center for high-tech companies, science, insurance, real estate, and retail banking, Columbus is crossroad of commerce and business. Situated in the center of the state at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, Columbus became the official state capitol in 1816.


The Statehouse is a must-see while in Columbus. So is the world-renowned Columbus Zoo where Jack Hannah got his start. The Ohio State University campus and student body both make up sizeable parts of the city and population, respectively. A heavy German influence still exists today and is best seen in the German Village.


The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden along with COSI (science and learning center) are excellent educational spots to visit with students, as is the Ohio Historical Society.

Sample Itinerary

*This itinerary is an example from a local school. We will be more than happy to assist with your itinerary, but please note that we currently do not create itineraries for these tours.

Day 1

  • 1. Depart Cleveland
  • 2. Breakfast stop
  • 3. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden
  • 4. Lunch at the Columbus Zoo
  • 5. Afternoon at the Zoo
  • 6. Dinner on the way back to Cleveland

Tour Highlights


  • Columbus Zoo
  • COSI Columbus
  • Franklin Park Conservatory
  • The Ohio State University
  • Ohio Statehouse
  • Ohio Village
  • Ohio Historical Society
  • German Village