Many of us understandably do our best to avoid big cities, since
negotiating through traffic and tight spaces isn’t why we adopted the RV
lifestyle. However, a visit to Columbus, Ohio, is far more than a
necessary evil. RVers intending only to fill the tank in the Buckeye
State capital must take time to smell the flowers. To that end, visitors
should start at the Franklin Park Conservatory, a 90-acre urban park
not far from downtown that also features 57,000 square feet of
greenhouses and classrooms.
Travelers can quickly and easily wander among a
tropical rainforest, a cool Himalayan Mountain, an arid desert and an
inviting Pacific Island water garden. The conservatory makes a fine
place to picnic, and dovetails nicely with the Topiary Garden on Town
Next, step inside the Columbus Museum of Art to partake of the
finest paintings and sculptures in the region. To sample a dose of local
passion (Michigan Wolverines best steer clear), stop by the Buckeye
Hall of Fame Cafe, then shop, peruse and carouse in the nearby area
known as Short North. This small, vibrant district can be explored
almost anytime, but on weekend nights the place shouts out to travelers
unknowingly just passing through.
For more information, go to http://experiencecolumbus.com.