Columbus is Ohio’s state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers. Explore the complete list of Entertainment Venues in the city. Heated sports battles, chart-topping entertainers, concerts, musicals, shows, and colorful city celebrations are on the books.