Best Places to Take Pictures around Columbus, OH

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Columbus. This crossroads of Ohio maintains a steady and quiet presence in a number of industries, and the scope of its activities grows with each year. Today, The Biggest Small Town in America maintains this tranquil and unique character with its rise, offering so much to see and experience. Whether you are a visitor drafting travel plans, returning home to see friends and family or a local looking for things to do near home, read on for some of our favorite spots to capture your memories and take pictures here around Columbus. 

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

One of Columbus’s premier attractions, the Franklin Park Conservatory is an expansive collection of gardens, indoor exhibits and nature providing natural backdrops of every setting for every photo project. Between wedding photos, family postcard pictures, date ideas, group projects, or solo visits, there is more than enough space and photo-perfect spots to choose from here at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Admission to the conservatory and gardens includes access to lush greenhouses, the historical John F. Wolfe Palm House, a Bonsai Collection, the light installation, a community garden campus, the resident Dale Chihuly collection of glass artwork and some 88 acres of seasonal colors of outdoor gardens. If you’ll be taking pictures around the Columbus area, be sure to leave space on your itinerary for the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, no matter the project.

Ohio Theater

A grand entry to Columbus’s roster of must see places during your visit, the Ohio Theater is renowned for its ornate and spacious interior, in all of its beauty as it was almost a century ago, from 1928. Aside from the regular showings, all areas of the Ohio Theater make for a breathtaking backdrop to your photographs, or as a subject on its own. Words only do the Ohio Theater so much justice, so be sure to check it out for yourself while in Columbus!

German Village

For a down-to-earth, hometown setting for your photos, come to the German Village! This beloved neighborhood of brick pavement, German style half-timber and brick buildings and seasonal charm is a versatile choice for any number of photography projects, as well as a notable flagship attraction of the Columbus and Ohio area. This is owed to the historic and strong German-American heritage of the neighborhood, one shared with much of the city and state. 

Inniswood Metro Gardens

Escape Columbus and take a vacation from your vacation here in the enchanting Inniswood Metro Gardens, as romantic as it is captivating. This is a series of footpaths including woodland trails, trusses and walkways surrounded with flowers, greenery and plant species, an immersive experience spanning half a million square meters. Come enjoy the scenery and take your pick of verdant and beautiful canvases here at the Inniswood Metro Gardens.

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