Stay near The Ohio State University and Downtown
It’s not hard to find exciting things to do during your stay with us at the Country Inn & Suites. A location just five miles from the downtown Columbus area and easy access to Interstate 70 make travel easy. Participate in family fun at the Center of Science and Industry, or stand in awe of exotic animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Ohio State University is also just eight miles from our hotel.
Notable Areas of Columbus
- Downtown Columbus (5 miles)
In about 15 minutes, guests can reach the vibrant downtown area to visit Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and the nationally ranked Columbus Metropolitan Library. Numerous shops and restaurants add to the appeal, along with the fabulous Scioto Mile, where acres of parkland along the riverfront provide a scenic spot for festivals and other city events.
- The Ohio State University (7.7 miles)
With over 66,000 students, it’s no wonder the Country Inn & Suites welcomes so many Buckeye fans. Prospective students, alumni and sports fans can reach the campus in about 15 minutes from the hotel.
Phone: +1 (614) 292-6446
- German Village & Brewery District (10 miles)
Orange masonry and brick pavers cover the streets of this historic community located just south of downtown. Discover German culture as you stroll down streets filled with shops, restaurants and German pubs.
Phone: +1 (614) 221-8888
- Hollywood Casino (4 miles)
Participate in the glitz and glamor of this Vegas-style casino located just a few miles from the hotel. The facility features over 2,200 slot machines, 34 poker tables and several fine dining restaurants.
Phone: +1 (614) 308-3333
- Center of Science and Industry (COSI) (8.8 miles)
The entire family will enjoy more than 300 exhibits, including the Big Science Park and Big Machines display, at COSI. Purchase a Do-It-All ticket and experience unlimited access to all the exhibits, the Planetarium, the motion simulator and the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.
Phone: +1 (614) 228-2674
- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (16.4 miles)
You’ll find more than just hundreds of adorable animals at the Columbus Zoo. Take a train ride through the North American exhibits, and then board a boat for a tour of Australia and the Islands. The zoo also features a 4-D theater and several shops where you can get items from the “Jack Hanna Signature Collection,” found only at Columbus Zoo.
Phone: +1 (614) 645-3400
Convention and Expo Centers
- Greater Columbus Convention Center (10 miles)
This modern 1.7-million-square-foot facility hosts a variety of events such as conferences, exhibitions and sporting events. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, the convention center houses dining facilities and several meeting rooms.
Phone: +1 (614) 827-2500
- Ohio Expo Center & State Fair (12 miles)
The site of the state fair, the Ohio Expo Center brings together a wide variety of vendors, rides and live entertainment each year. Reserve a room at the Country Inn & Suites and stay just 15 minutes from the action.
Phone: +1 (614) 644-4038
Other Nearby Attractions