The best museums in Columbus in March 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Columbus, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Columbus:

  1. Cosi1


    Columbus, OH
    COSI , officially the Center of Science and Industry , is a science museum and research center in Columbus, Ohio . Originally opened in 1964, COSI was moved to a 320,000-square-foot (30,000 m ) facility designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki along a bend in the Scioto River in the Franklinton
  2. Wexner Center For the Arts2

    Wexner Center For the Arts

    Columbus, OH
    The Wexner Center for the Arts is the Ohio State University 's "multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art ". The Wexner Center opened in November 1989, named in honor of the father of Limited Brands founder Leslie Wexner , who was a major don
  3. Kelton House Museum and Garden3

    Kelton House Museum and Garden

    Columbus, OH
    The Kelton House Museum and Garden is a Greek Revival and Italianate mansion in the Discovery District of downtown Columbus, Ohio . The museum was established by the Junior League of Columbus to promote an understanding of daily life, customs, and decorative arts in 19th-century Columbus and to educ
  4. Ohio Craft Museum4

    Ohio Craft Museum

    Columbus, OH
    Visit the only museum in the Midwest exclusively devoted to fine craft. Try their artist lectures or hands-on workshops for children and adults.
  5. Columbus Museum of Art5

    Columbus Museum of Art

    Columbus, OH
    The Columbus Museum of Art ( CMA ) is an art museum in downtown Columbus, Ohio . Formed in 1878 as the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts (its name until 1978), it was the first art museum to register its charter with the state of Ohio. The museum collects and exhibits American and European modern and co
  6. Thurber House6

    Thurber House

    Columbus, OH
    Thurber House is a literary center for readers and writers located in Columbus, Ohio , in the historic former home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber . Thurber House is dedicated to promoting the literary arts by presenting quality literary programming; increasing the aware
  7. Statehouse7


    Columbus, OH
    The Ohio Statehouse is the state capitol building and seat of government for the U.S. state of Ohio . The Greek Revival building is located on Capitol Square in Downtown Columbus . The capitol houses the Ohio General Assembly , consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate . It also cont
  8. Central Ohio Fire Museum8

    Central Ohio Fire Museum

    Columbus, OH
  9. National Veterans Memorial and Museum9

    National Veterans Memorial and Museum

    Columbus, OH
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    Orton Hall Museum

    Columbus, OH

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