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Discovery District

Where tradition and innovation converge.

Discovery District
Columbus College of Art & Design
Dillon Beck, artist at Blockfort Gallery

Make your Discovery

On the near eastern area of Downtown Columbus, the diverse Discovery District is home to vibrant array of landmark institutions, historic sites, progressive galleries, and contemporary culinary establishments.

Learn, inspire, and be entertained

The Discovery District is known for its array of urban amenities in a historically rich section of Downtown. Home to beautiful green space, quaint buildings, world-class museums and two major campuses – Columbus State Community College and Columbus College of Art and Design, the District is a desirable home and destination alike for Downtown’s workers, residents, and visitors.

History buffs can visit historic homes and museums Kelton House and Thurber House. Artists and enthusiasts alike will enjoy the world-class Columbus Museum of Art, the local gallery and studio space Blockfort, and the Beeler Gallery at the Columbus College of Art and Design. See art come to life – literally – at the one-of-a-kind Topiary Park modeled after George Seurat’s “Grande Jatte” just outside of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

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11 Things to do in the Discovery District

The Discovery District embodies the best of Downtown, a blend of new and nostalgic, a crossroads of culture and commerce. If you haven’t had a chance to explore this incredible pocket of Columbus, you’re missing out. To help inspire your wanderlust, here are a few of our favorite things to do in the Discovery District of Downtown Columbus.

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Columbus Dance Theatre

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Donatos Pizza

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