Columbus, Ohio Attractions
Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Columbus and the surrounding area.
Sights for Oddball Excursions
The world's oldest traffic light -- which still works, and which looks like a streamlined silver football -- is on display in the town museum.
Shrubs are regularly pruned to retain the shape of characters inspired by a painting by French Impressionist Georges Seurat. The effect is best from April through November.
A weird field of 109 six-foot-tall tall ears of concrete corn, in a suburb of Columbus.
The large, Sphinx-like head of Chief Leatherlips emerges from a hill in a public park.
In and Around Columbus
Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Ohio attractions.
- Dublin: Chief Leatherlips Monument
- Columbus: Topiary French People
- Columbus: McKinley Loves Ida Statue
- Columbus: World's Largest Gavel [tips]
- Columbus: Gambrinus, King of Beer [tips]
- Columbus: Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger [tips]
- Columbus: Animatronic Smokey Bear [tips]
- Columbus: Cardinal Statue [tips]
- Columbus: Jeff the Giant Sloth, Carnivorous Fish [tips]
- Columbus: Ohio Historical Society's Two-Headed Calf [tips]
- Columbus: Giant Praying Mantis [tips]
- Columbus: Disturbing Scrap Metal Horse [tips]
- Columbus: Big Pancake Cowboy [tips]
- Columbus: Lighthouse of God Prayer Tower [tips]
- Grove City: Cowboy Statue [tips]
- Columbus: Colorful Buddhist Temple [tips]
- Columbus: Dragonbrush [tips]
- Columbus: Sword in the Stone [tips]
- Columbus: Statue of the Flying Housewife [tips]
- Gahanna: Moosesonian - Moose Lodge Museum [tips]
- Columbus: 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant [tips]