Columbus, Ohio Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Columbus and the surrounding area.

Topiary French People

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • World's Oldest Traffic Light

    World's Oldest Traffic Light

    Ashville, Ohio

    The world's oldest traffic light -- which still works, and which looks like a streamlined silver football -- is on display in the town museum.

  • Topiary French People

    Topiary French People

    Columbus, Ohio

    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.

  • Field of Giant Corn Cobs

    Field of Giant Corn Cobs

    Dublin, Ohio

    A weird field of 109 six-foot-tall tall ears of concrete corn, in a suburb of Columbus.

  • Chief Leatherlips Monument

    Chief Leatherlips Monument

    Dublin, Ohio

    The large, Sphinx-like head of Chief Leatherlips emerges from a hill in a public park.

In and Around Columbus

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  • 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]

August 20, 2017

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