Varsity Inn North - Your Columbus Zoo and Other Area Attractions headquarters

We are located centrally when you are looking for hotels on Olentangy River Road, hotels close to Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, a hotel near the Columbus Zoo or even hotels close to the Ohio Expo Center.  From engaging attractions and unparalleled sports venues to fantastic dining and shopping spots, we are sure that you will thoroughly enjoy the Columbus area during your stay.

Some Area Highlights

The Oval @ Ohio State University (1 mile)
281 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
Four-year land-grant University is the absolute standard bearer in academic and athletic achievements.

German Village/Brewery District (6 miles)
588 S. Third Street  |  (614) 221-8888

-- A unique and charming 233-acre historic village nestled South of downtown Columbus, with live music & bars, shopping, dining and local breweries and more.

Franklin Park Conservatory (6 miles)
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 715-8000

-- Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier horticulture institution showcasing artfully designed gardens, exotic plant collections and lush floral displays. Explore the beauty of the natural world no matter the weather or time of year. See over 400 species of plants displayed indoors in the Conservatory’s glass greenhouses. Visit throughout the year to see special exhibitions and seasonal displays.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (12 miles) Need a map?
4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
(614) 645-3400

-- Located on the Scioto River, this Jack Hanna brain-child is an award-winning 588-acre Zoo that features more than 650+ species of exotic birds, animals and fish. The Safari Golf Club is great place to get in a few rounds before heading over to the old Bogey Inn. The all-new The Wilds is North America's largest conservation facility and is surely an educational experience for all. It boasts 9,000+ acres and is home to some of the most rare and endangered species from around the globe all living in open range habitats.

Zoombezi Bay and Water Park (12 miles)
10101 Riverside Dr, Powell, OH 43065 -- (614) 724-3600

-- Directly attached to the Columbus Zoo is Zoombezi Bay! Zoombezi is a kid's dream and is Central Ohio's premier water park that is home some of the most exhilarating water slides around! The 22-acre park features 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and much, much more. 

COSI (7 miles)
333 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215 -- (614) 228-2674

-- Explore Science. Discover fun! COSI Columbus is a dynamic hands-on science center located in Central Ohio that is fun for all ages.


Annual Events in Columbus

The Arnold Fitness Classic - March

State High School Tournaments - March

OSU Spring Graduation/Spring Game - April

Rock on the Range - May

PGA Memorial Golf Tournament - May/June

Buckeye Country Super Fest @ Ohio Stadium - June

ComFest - June

Good Guys - Custom Hot Rod/Street Car Show - July

31 Gifts - July

Ohio State Fair - August

OSU Summer Graduation - August

OSU Football Season - September - November

Quarterhorse Congress - October

Highball - October

So whether you are looking for hotels in Columbus, Ohio, near the Nationwide Arena, hotels near the Ohio State Football Stadium in Columbus or simply the best Columbus, Ohio accommodation options for value and comfort, look no further than Varsity Inn North.

Varsity Inn OSU North 3246 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43202 United States Phone: 614-267-4646 Fax: 614-267-1535