Story excerpt provided by Travel + Leisure.
Written by Alex Schechter.
Big things are underway in Ohio’s capital city. Columbus, once an important manufacturing hub for buggy carriages, is witnessing unprecedented growth — specifically, the transformation of the Scioto Riverfront: a handsomely redesigned 175-acre parcel with parks, bikeways, and a pedestrian path.
What’s more, it’s become sought-after by vacation goers. The 20-year beautification project, which required an investment of $214 million, has significantly opened up views of the Columbus skyline, adding fountains for kids to splash around in, and generally increasing the number of fun things to do in the city.
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Originally published December 17, 2017.