10 Things to Do in Bexley That You Shouldn't Miss

February 7, 2018 Augustus Redeker

Bexley is a suburban city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,057 at the 2010 census. Founded as a village over a hundred years ago, the city of Bexley is an old, tree-lined suburb of Columbus, the Ohio state capital, situated on the banks of Alum Creek next to Driving Park and Wolfe Park, just east of the Franklin Park Conservatory. It is horizontally bisected by the National Road (Main Street), serving as a reminder of Bexley's origins as a merger between the prestigious Bullitt Park neighborhood to the north, and the Lutheran college community of Pleasant Ridge to the south.
Restaurants in Bexley

1. Ohio Theater

39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215-4278 +1 614-469-1045
Excellent
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5 based on 455 reviews

Ohio Theater

Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.

Reviewed By trico40 - Ohio

Took family to see the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve. Beautiful theater, kind and pleasant staff, terrific acoustics, easy parking (I actually parked on a close flat lot which was free on Sundays rather than under the Statehouse). The show was terrific! This might become a new family tradition.

2. Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

476 E Kossuth St, Add Email Address, Columbus, OH 43206-2364 +1 614-271-0888
Excellent
96%
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5 based on 114 reviews

Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

We do not have regular hours. We do tours by appointment only.

Reviewed By DocHarrisHHI - Hilton Head, South Carolina

We found this on trip advisor and made arrangements with Steve to visit... In a nondescript part of German Village in a residential neighborhood sits this garage building with about a dozen 50's cars and other auto collectibles that the owner chooses to find and display... We spent about 30 minutes talking with him about the history of his collection and then headed to dinner... A truly small gem, both the collection and the individual...

3. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040 +1 614-715-8000
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages.

Reviewed By virginiagirl2018 - Christiansburg, Virginia

The Conservatory was fairly busy on this chilly Saturday. We began with the butterfly garden in the Pacific Island Water Garden. It was very crowded, as an employee was releasing new butterflies & explaining their life cycle. It made it difficult to navigate the exhibit. We only saw about 6 different types of butterflies, but those were fairly abundant. The North Conservatory with its Himalayan Mountains, Tropical Rain Forest, and Desert areas had a nice selection of plants. We also enjoyed the Chihuly glass exhibits in the various exhibit areas. We stopped for a snack in the Garden Cafe (chicken salad + greens), which was pretty good. It was very windy when we finished in the visitors center so we didn’t go to the outdoor areas. I look forward to seeing those if we visit in warmer weather.

4. Huntington Park

330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215-2316 +1 614-462-5250
Excellent
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4.5 based on 308 reviews

Huntington Park

Reviewed By Dede R

We were driving through Columbus on our way back to Michigan. We weren't able to make it to a game but the staff was still very accommodating to our family. Looks like a great place for anyone to have a good time.

5. North Market Farmer's Market

59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215-1622 +1 614-463-9664
Excellent
68%
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4.5 based on 628 reviews

North Market Farmer's Market

Central Ohio's only public market has been serving the community since 1876.

Reviewed By T W - New Albany, Ohio

Located just south of Short North, this farmer's market is a great place to grab lunch. Several different restaurants inside so you will be sure to find something delicious to eat. Plus a couple of desserts shops which made some sweet savory desserts. It's a busy place so if you don't mind walking, park in the nearby garages. Parking is expensive though 12 dollars for three hours.

6. Ohio Stadium

410 Woody Hayes Dr, Columbus, OH 43210-1104 +1 614-292-7572
Excellent
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4.5 based on 835 reviews

Ohio Stadium

Reviewed By Randburg - Randburg, South Africa

This stadium houses around 105 000 people for American football matches at a college level. Unfortunately we visited Columbus outside of football season, but the whole town is mad about the sport and you could still sense the support for their local team. Please contact the stadium management if you wish to conduct a tour of the facility as it did not appear to be open for ad-hoc visits when I was there on a weekday.

7. Scioto Mile

233 Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215-4194
Excellent
68%
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4.5 based on 270 reviews

Scioto Mile

Reviewed By jkzoo - Mansfield, Ohio

If it werent for anytihing but the standing deer sculptures alone I would give this a top rating but they have done so much more - the fountains, the performance areas, its all just great.

8. Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Sq, Columbus, OH 43215-4275 +1 614-752-9777
Excellent
64%
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4.5 based on 391 reviews

Ohio Statehouse

Capitol building of Ohio.

Reviewed By Dmarkwind - Kansas City, Missouri

This capital is a little different than others I’ve been to. It doesn’t have an exterior dome, and it’s smaller than those of many other states. As a result, the governor’s office and other departments are housed elsewhere rather than in the statehouse. It does have a very nice manicured grounds, with underground parking beneath. Plus, there’s a museum in the basement. I had never spent time in Columbus before, and had a little bit of time after wandering around Germantown, so we decided to take the tour. Our tour guide was long-winded and a little on the dry side. I was surprised this capital didn’t have near as much wall art as others I’ve visited, and I was most impressed with the patterned rotunda floor, which is under the interior dome. It was pretty amazing to me that they figured out all the geometry for a complex alternating pattern without computers. I also liked the floor outside the statehouse gift shop where they showed all the counties of Ohio in different colors of polished stone. Glad we stopped, but if I had it to do again, I’m not sure I wouldn’t have opted for the museum rather than the tour.

9. Ohio State University

N High St, between 11th and Lane Aves., Columbus, OH 43210 +1 614-292-3980
Excellent
70%
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4.5 based on 379 reviews

Ohio State University

Reviewed By rockyjoe - Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Ohio State University (or commonly called Ohio State) was founded in 1870 and is located about 2.5 miles north of downtown Columbus on the banks of the Olentangy River. This is a very large campus with about 59,000 students.

I visited this campus with my wife and youngest daughter in mid-August and thought the campus was nice. My daughter just started school here so we were there for a few days to drop off her stuff and help her move into a new apartment. She gave us a tour when we got there and then my wife and I got a campus map and did a self-guided tour. I especially enjoyed walking by the football stadium and through the Oval in the center of the campus.

Overall I enjoyed touring this campus and thought it was pretty cool. If you are visiting Columbus I recommend that you stop by and check out this campus.

10. German Village

588 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5754 +1 614-645-8329
Excellent
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4.5 based on 910 reviews

German Village

A highway bridge over Interstate 70 is all that separates the German Village Historic District from downtown Columbus, but as one looks east from the interstate, the difference between old and new is glaring. A 20+ story structure sits just north of the interstate bridge, and just south, in German Village, no structure is higher than three stories. Five blocks south, the spire of St. Mary Church stands 197’ off the sidewalk and towers over everything around it. Structures and sidewalks are orange masonry, and many streets (about half) are still brick pavers. German Village does not have a recreated sense of history or kitschy Bavarian feel ~ rather, it is a neighborhood with architecture dating from the 1840s-1890s that has been preserved, and its use as a shared residential and commercial neighborhood has been maintained. People walk to their destinations, park on the street due to the overwhelming absence of driveways, and live life at a very pedestrian level. The neighborhood is extremely dense ~ very often only inches separate neighboring structures, and many structures were built for multi-family use. German Village is notably different because its appearance has changed so little.

Reviewed By SleepersGourmet - Los Angeles, California

One of Columbus' oldest villages, German Village oozes charm, excellent bars and restaurants and great shopping and other services. Stop by for a book or coffee, stay for the friendly Schiller park!

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