Boasting a population of over 850,000, Columbus is both the capital and the largest city in Ohio. The 15th largest city in the United States, the city is named after Christopher Columbus who landed in the New World in 1492. Named the state capital in 1816, Columbus has an incredibly diverse economy and is home to The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the country. With so many residents, there’s bound to be something for everyone!
Although the Wright Brothers are from Dayton, Ohio, Columbus played a major role in the development of aviation. At the age of 14, Cromwell Dixon flew his pedal-powered blimp, christened the SkyCycle. In 1910, one of the Wright Brother’s pilots flew a Wright Model B in the world’s first commercial cargo flight from Dayton to Columbus.
During World War I, six pilots left Columbus and achieved 42 kills in total, accounting for 10% of all United States aerial victories in the first Great War. In 1929, the Port Columbus Airport opened for business with a flight from Columbus to Oklahoma. Geraldine Fredritz Mock left from Columbus, flying the Spirit of Columbus, and became the first woman to fly around the world.
Known for its college-night lifestyle and because of its size, Columbus is a prime location for concerts and shows. The Ohio Theater and Palace Theater both consistently host live shows on stages that have seen the famous come and go.
If you’re down for dinner and a show, check out The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show. While you chow on a four-course dinner, this interactive show pulls the audience into the middle of the show! Actors hide amongst the audience and the detectives interrogate guests and actors alike.
Not up for dinner and a show? Learn to dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio Columbus-Northwest! Designed to help even those with two left feet become amateur ballroom dancers in a single night, this isn’t some college-oriented club. Sophistication and class meet dance!
Columbus is a wonderful city to spend your days in so pay us a visit at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, Ohio!