Day 03 – The Plan

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Day 3 Columbus, OH to St Louis, MO

Links to Points of Interest

  • Short North Known as the art and soul of Columbus, the culturally rich Short North Arts District is a pioneer in the urban revitalization of Central Ohio. Visitors are invited to explore our vibrant neighborhood known for its wide variety of amazing art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor, and unique gifts.
  • Columbus History Located within COSI (the Center of Science and Industry), one of the most respected science centers in the nation. In the heart of downtown Columbus, our 2,400 square foot museum features displays that tell the diverse history and stories of Ohio’s Capital City.
  • Ohio StatehouseThe Ohio Statehouse is one of America’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture and is one of the oldest working statehouses in the United States. The Ohio Statehouse was completed in 1861 after 22 years of construction. The sweeping grand staircase of the Senate Building was modeled after the Paris Opera House. Restored to its original grandeur in 1996, the Statehouse is filled with priceless amazing historic art, including a marble bust of Abraham Lincoln – the only one the President posed for during his lifetime. Even the Statehouses expansive grounds have a history, as Civil War Union soldiers frequently camped there.
  • Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage HausGerman Village landmark with banquet facility. Located in an historic brick livery stable, Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus has offered award-winning, hand crafted-food by five generations of the Schmidt family members since 1886.
  • Topiary Park The art park is a recreation in topiary of, A Sunday Afternoon of the Isle of La Grande Jatte, by Georges Seurat. The only topiary interpretation of a painting in existence. The landscape consists of 50 topiary people, 8 boats, 3 dogs, a monkey, a cat, a real pond and trees. There is a gift store and Visitor Center that is open seasonally during the summer months on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The park is FREE and open year-round from dawn to dusk.

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