Things to Do at Ohio Universities
Spend the day or weekend at a university in Ohio. There are many events, activities, and sites to see on college campuses.
Colleges and universities are wonderful places to go to just spend the day. In addition to great architecture, sporting, and performing arts, institutions of higher learning throughout Ohio have something for tourists to see and do every day.
Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
Jack Nicklaus Museum
Golfing fans all over the world appreciate the talent, skill, and career of Ohio State Alum and professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. The Jack Nicklaus Museum on the campus of Ohio State provides a wealth of information concerning Nicklaus’ career and the history of the sport.
The museum also houses an art gallery, theater, and pro shop. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5p.m. The admission fee for adults is $10, and $5 for students.
OSU Urban Art Space
Ohio State is also a wonderful place to explore the visual arts. The university houses a collection of artwork from professors, alumni, and students at the OSU Urban Art Space in downtown Columbus. Guests can visit the gallery from Tuesday – Saturday between the hours of 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. On Thursday the gallery remains open until 8 p.m.
Wilberforce University and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
Wilberforce and Central State Universities are two of the oldest African American colleges in the United States. The two campuses are within just a few blocks of one another in Wilberforce, a small town east of Dayton. Considering the history of the Wilberforce community, it’s no wonder the area was chosen as the site for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
The museum is home to several exhibitions honoring the contributions of African-Americans. These include – From Victory To Freedom (celebrates the contribution of African Americans from 1945 through 1965) and Celebration 100 Years: The Life and Legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar (a renowned African American poet from the Dayton area). The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The cost for admission is $4 for adults, and $1.50 for students.
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History and Botanical Garden
There are many educational and cultural tourist sites on and around the campus of Case Western Reserve University. These include the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Case Western is also a great place for visitors interested in historical buildings and their rich architecture. A few of these buildings (including Clark Hall, Adelbert Hall, and the Amasa Stone Chapel) are well over a century old.
Other places of interest include Wright State University (for their multi-cultural centers), Oberlin College (rich in music history), University of Toledo (Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory) and both Kent State and Miami University (for their visual arts collections).