The Discovery District is a special improvement district in downtown Columbus. It is home to Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Museum of Art, and Columbus Metropolitan Library. This area is considered a cultural district because of its close proximity to higher education campuses and art destinations. The name “Discovery District” implies that the area is full of possibilities due to its number of learning and creative campuses. The density of academic and arts-based institutions in this area is what makes this campus unique.
In addition to housing creative and academic institutions, the Discovery District is also home to Topiary Park. It’s known for using topiaries to represent George Seurat’s painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”, featuring 67 separate topiary figures. Visitors to the district can also enjoy a vibrant restaurant scene with a variety of cuisines and events and entertainment throughout the year. Such events include Columbus Art Walks, a self-guided walking and audio tour through Columbus’s downtown districts, and the Holiday Trolley Hop, with stops for activities, crafts, and shopping. Additionally, the district hosts the Topiary Theater Summer Movie Series, featuring a book-to-film series. Visitors to the district won’t run out of activities to do or places for pictures. From Greek Revival to modern architecture, each building is unique and is the perfect backdrop for an “artsy” Instagram photo. Your feed will without a doubt know that you are in the Discovery District.
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