Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Central Ohio Fire Museum Station #16
Central Ohio Fire Museum Station #16

(614) 464-4099

260 N. Fourth St
Columbus, OH 43215   Directions

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Travel back in time to 1908 to tour an authentically-restored engine house. Take a personal guided tour through a collection of hand-drawn, horse-drawn, and motorized fire apparatus. Retrace the steps of what it was like being a firefighter, living their day-to-day lives in the engine house. The Central Ohio Fire Museum pays tribute to the firefighters that risked their lives to help their communities in the time of need. 

Visit what used to be the horse barn but is currently the Home Fire Safety Education area. Stop by the kitchen -- not for a snack, but to learn what to do in the event of a grease or oven fire. Your guide will offer you necessary lifesaving information to develop a home fire escape plan. You will also experience the devastation of a home that had a fire but the residents chose not to have a plan in place. 

The Columbus Ohio Fire Fighter’s Museum, Inc. (d/b/a The Central Ohio Fire Museum and Learning Center) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to preserve firefighting history and teach fire safety education.

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

(614) 715-8000

1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203   Directions

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Blooming enthusiasts visit the Franklin Park Conservatory. Visitors of all ages grow happy with the sights, scents, and attractions in bloom across the 88-acre botanical garden in downtown Columbus. Fertilize your botanical interest when you wander through exotic plant collections, special horticultural exhibits, and attend educational work shops.

German Village
German Village

(614) 221-8888

588 S 3rd St
Columbus, OH 43215   Directions

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Shop, dine and stroll in historic German Village. Shop unique merchant wares like the city block- long store The Book Loft and Caterina for European housewares, arts and gifts. Dine at indie diners like Columbus Food Adventures. Stroll alongside colorful sidewalk merchants for fresh fruits and flowers and more.

Hayden Falls
Hayden Falls

(614) 645-3300

4326 Hayden Run Rd
Dublin, OH 43017   Directions

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Get misty at Hayden Falls. The falls are located in Griggs Reservoir Park on the west side of the Scioto River in Columbus. Travel down a stairway to the boardwalk near the base of the fall to experience its wild and scenic wonder waiting to tumble enjoyable misty moments for all.

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