Accommodation near Ohio State University

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Visiting Columbus on a trip to Ohio State University

Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, is just a few miles from downtown Columbus, so opting for accommodations near Ohio State University (OSU) places you close to campus as well as the city's main attractions.

Useful information for your visit to Ohio State University

OSU has the third-largest campus in the United States, with satellite campuses in five Ohio cities. The main campus is in the University District of Columbus, north of downtown. Columbus, with around 900,000 people, is Ohio's largest city. It offers a wide range of museums, galleries, and other attractions.

  • 1. Getting to OSU

    As there's limited visitor parking on campus, public transit options may be a better choice if you're staying nearby. Bus line 1 from downtown Columbus to campus stops at several places along Olentangy River Road.

  • 2. Jack Nicklaus Museum

    You don't need to be a golf expert to enjoy the Jack Nicklaus Museum, which displays trophies and photographs from Nicklaus's career, alongside personal mementos from his childhood in Columbus.

  • 3. Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

    Just a few blocks east of OSU is the huge Expo Center, which hosts the state fair each July and August and variety of other events throughout the year.

  • 4. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    See an extensive collection of plants from around the world at these gardens, displayed in manicured beds and the huge Palm House. There are regular horticultural exhibitions, a large children's garden area, a gift shop, and food trucks. It's the perfect oasis of calm in the busy city.

  • 5. German Village

    One of Columbus's most historic neighborhoods, German Village takes its name from the immigrants who settled here in the early 19th century. Along with the nearby Brewery District, this is the city's best area for independent craft shops, artisan breweries, and quirky coffee shops and restaurants.

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