Columbus, Ohio Attractions

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

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Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • As We Are: The Ultimate Selfie Machine

    As We Are: The Ultimate Selfie Machine

    Columbus, Ohio

    Step into a photo booth, have your face immortalized 14 feet high on a giant human head.

  • Chief Leatherlips Monument

    Chief Leatherlips Monument

    Dublin, Ohio

    The large, Sphinx-like head of Chief Leatherlips emerges from a hill in a public park. Visitors are welcome to stand on his hair.

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