If you'd like to get out from the convention and go sightseeing with some fellow furries Columbus has some great attractions. Listed below are just a few of the great places to checkout around Columbus. There's a little something for everyfur!
On Gallery Hop Saturday, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District. Visitors celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks throughout the District.
May 2 at 6PM. 74 Vine St Columbus, OH 43215
Fursuits? Yes, but see Safety
Fur and Fursuit Walk
Our walk goes from The North Market, up High St. to 3rd Ave., back down to Goodale St where we circle around Park St. and conclude our walk back in the Vine St Garage. If needed we can step off of High Street to allow the suiters to cool down and hydrate. Be sure to let one of the handlers know if you need to take a break.
In the event of high heat we can use a shorter route up to Hubbard and back to keep everyone safe. In the event of rain we will play out the evening by ear and go with a general consensus on what to do.
If this is your first Gallery Hop or first public outing in fursuit please bring a handler along to help you navigate the course. The crowd here is generally accepting and many even expect us so we have had little concern or any issue in the past. This being said we will be out in public so stay mindful of your surroundings as anything could happen. If you are suiting for this event be sure to stay well hydrated, we are here to have fun and make people smile, so lets not take any unnecessary risks.
It is recommended that you set your GPS to 74 Vine St Columbus, OH 43215 in order to find the best route for you to the vine street garage.
If you're a literary buff, or just want to checkout a little bit of history James Thurber's old house has been converted into a small museum.
77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus OH 43215
Perkins Observatory runs regular public programming on the weekends with a strong focus on scientific education. You should buy tickets well in advance if you plan to go! Check their website for more information.
3199 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015
Columbus features a world class zoo and aquarium. Please note that you cannot wear fursuits to the zoo. Though tails and ears should be fine! Attached to the zoo is the Zoombezi Bay water park. Tickets are more if you want access to the water park as well as the zoo.
4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Educational exhibits abound along with real life rat basketball. Generally geared towards kids, but still fun for adults.
333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Awesome exhibits as well as special events. Make sure you checkout their "upcoming events" and "current exhibitions" to see what's new.
480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Offers art and nature-based exhibitions, botanical collections, gardens as well as 83,000 sq. ft. of greenhouses. The Conservatory is situated in the 88-acre Franklin Park, which features botanical gardens, art sculptures and a one-mile walking loop.
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203
Columbus got it's very first casino this year. If you've got extra money to blow and want to do it in a classy Hollywood themed casino check this one out.
200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
The Ohio History Center is the headquarters of the Ohio Historical Society and a museum showcasing Ohio's history from the ice age to today. These exhibits feature a variety of topics including the Civil War, natural history, glass, pottery and interactive children activities. Schedule "experiential tours" by appointment at 614-297-2477. They also have a recreated 19-th century village next door. Check it out.
800 E. 17th Ave Columbus, OH 43211