Museums, Shopping, and More Minutes Away From Our Grandview Apartments December 27, 2018 / Columbus / Leave a Comment When you move to River Oaks apartments in Grandview, you’re just a short drive away from the best that Columbus has to offer. From world-class museums, to the finest shopping experiences, there’s plenty of experiences to be had with the whole family.The luxury living experience at River Oaks is perfect for the family who wants a comfortable living environment where they can relax and unwind, but who also loves experiencing the arts, culture, and dining opportunities of one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. As one of the top luxury apartment communities in Grandview Ohio, River Oaks has a little something for everyone.COSI Science Museum and Research Center: A Great Place to Bring Your Science-Loving KidsCOSI is sure to pique the curiosity of any science-lover. Featuring an IMAX theater that shows educational films, and no less than seven major exhibits, COSI is a favorite of scientists of all ages.COSI just unveiled its new Dinosaur Gallery, an exciting place for dino-lovers. The Dinosaur Gallery features a full-size cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a 100-million-year-old fossilized Burmese amber with an ancient feather sealed inside, an 8-foot long dinosaur femur, and many more educational highlights about how dinosaurs lived and died. Kids will love the climbable, full-scale model of an Oviraptor nest discovered in China, complete with 20 eggs.The Life Exhibit explores the science of the human body in depth, from conception to old age and everything in between. The exhibit explores the human body and mind while teaching visitors about what happens inside our bodies every moment throughout our lives. The Life Exhibit also features interactive stations that help assess your fitness level, including strength, flexibility, and heart rate. And perhaps most exciting, the exhibit features labs where Ohio State University researchers conduct research inside their visible lab spaces, so guests can see science unfolding in real time.History lovers of all ages will love the exhibit “Progress” which takes visitors through small town Ohio through the years. This immersive exhibit allows visitors to travel through time, beginning with the year 1898 and ending in 1962, in the very same town. Here, you can see how innovation changes living throughout the years.The newer exhibit “Ocean” is where families can learn about the wonderful world of water and ocean life. See water in action, learn about the tides, how waves are formed, and the many properties of water. Kids will love getting wet (or staying dry) in this magical undersea world. Kids can climb into an actual submarine, play with a water cannon, and splash around!The newest smash hit at COSI? The newest, largest planetarium in Ohio! Here, visitors get a clear glimpse of our galaxies and stars. According to the COSI website, their planetarium “features state-of-the-art digital technology that offers an unsurpassed glimpse of our incredible universe.”The planetarium can even be rented out for birthday parties and private events and holds up to 200 guests. Birthday plans solved! Another great reason to move to River Oaks close to Downtown – there’s so much to do with the kids!The Columbus Museum of ArtFor a cultured day out, take the entire family to the Columbus Museum of Art. Heralded as one of the most interactive art museums in the country, the Columbus Museum of Art is where children can learn to appreciate the fine arts while being immersed in creativity and hands-on experiences.Among the many kid-friendly activities at the museum, the first floor houses the JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity, where kids can roll up their sleeves and try making art of their own. The Center for Creativity encourages kids to utilize their critical thinking skills and to discover great works of art from national and local artists.Throughout the museum, visitors are invited to participate in hands-on activities, puzzles, and to join in on conversation stations where they can share their thoughts and opinions on the art.Traveling exhibitions highlight nationally-celebrated artists who have made waves in the art world. Immerse yourself in art that speaks through the ages, of all mediums and art types.The best part? The art museum is free on Sundays, making it an easy weekend decision. No longer will you be wondering what to do with your family on the weekends! Families that live in our beautiful Grandview apartments are never bored on weekends – they’re so close to downtown Columbus!Easton Town Center: A World-Class Shopping ExperienceIf you’re looking to get some Christmas shopping done (or any kind of shopping for that matter), look no further than Easton Town Center. Easton has everything you need, from fine dining to cheap eats, from movie theaters and live music shows, to the best shopping in central Ohio.Well over 200 stores grace Easton Town Center – local, national, and international – with even more on the way. It’s no wonder that Easton receives 26 million visitors every year. But Easton is constructed in such a way that it never feels crowded. It’s a pleasant shopping experience that’s easy to navigate.World-renowned retailers call Easton home, including The Apple Store, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Macy’s, Anthropologie, Coach, the Gap, Godiva Chocolates, Michael Kors, and many, many more. Whether you’re shopping for a cocktail dress, a tuxedo, camping gear, children’s toys, or electronics, Easton Town Center will provide you with everything you need.There’s so much to see and do at Easton that it’s best to plan an entire day at Easton Town Center. Experience a full day by enjoying one of the many fine dining experiences. There’s a restaurant for every taste. From coffee to smoothies, to fine seafood and tacos, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a fine dining experience.Easton Town Center is only a 20-minute drive from our Grandview apartments.Grandview Apartments Near Downtown Columbus, Close to All the ActionOur Grandview apartments extremely pet-friendly and a great place to raise kids. We have everything to make life enjoyable, from beautiful balconies to an outdoor pool, to gracious floorplans and amenities. Go to our website to request a tour of our Grandview apartments today. Your new home is waiting!