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Eleven things to do in the Discovery District

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Things to do in the Discovery District

The Discovery District embodies the best of Downtown, a blend of new and nostalgic, a crossroads of culture and commerce. If you haven’t had a chance to explore this incredible pocket of Columbus, you’re missing out. To help inspire your wanderlust, here are a few of our favorite things to do in the Discovery District of Downtown Columbus.


  1. Fuel up with a cup from Roosevelt Coffeehouse or Brioso Roastery + Coffee Bar.
  2. Spend a few hours wandering around the Columbus Museum of Art.
  3. Grab lunch from Pat and Gracie’s or Pierogi Mountain.
  4. Pick up a new book from the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
  5. Pack a picnic and eat outside in Topiary Park.
  6. Take a tour of the Kelton House Museum and Garden and learn what life was like in the early 1900s. 
  7. Find new-to-you furniture for your home at Restalgic.
  8. Stroll around the campus of the Columbus College of Art and Design and check out the artwork inside the school’s Beeler Gallery 
  9. Peruse the handmade goods for sale at the Golden Hobby Shop in the Columbus Performing Arts Center or shop handmade candles from Wickit Candles.
  10. Stock your shelves with specialty groceries from the Hills Market.
  11. Walk the Pathway of Justice at the Washington Gladden Social Justice Park.