The Ohio State University: Campus and Around


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City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Campus is generally a wheelchair friendly place. Please discuss with me beforehand any disabilities so I can make the necessary route adjustments.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Spanish (conversational), Thai (basic)

A college so big it has its own city district

The Ohio State University boasts over 60, 000 students and is one of the largest University Campuses in the country. OSU is so big that its campus, along with the surrounding areas, make up an entire district of the city: The University District.
No trip to OSU is complete without the traditional O-H-I-O picture

Founded in 1870 as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, OSU is full of both the historic and the modern, tradition and discovery.

Join me for a walking tour of some the major points of interest. You'll learn about some of the incredible student traditions, explore hidden gems, and maybe even become an honorary buckeye!

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to see a unique part of Columbus. While I graduated from OSU, I do not give admission-based tours. Instead, I like to show off campus as a local might see it while sharing he unique and interesting history of a world-recognized university.

CONTACT ME to customize this tour, including non-listed dates/times and for groups!


- Take the Long Walk around The Oval.
- Learn about one of the biggest college rivalries in the country.
- Get a breathtaking view of Campus and the Columbus Skyline from a hidden gem location.
- Peek inside The Shoe, Ohio Stadium (when available)
- Hear haunted tales of campus
- Take part in some of OSU's unique traditions
- Take photos of Ohio Stadium from Buckeye Grove
- Find out why it's called "The" Ohio State University
- Learn what it means to be a Buckeye

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will work with you for the best meeting location. There are a number of different parking garages, meters, and street parking spots around campus - but it all depends on what day, what time, and what else is going on. I can also give you easy directions on the Bus Line.

End location: This tour normally ends right where it started but can be customized to fit your needs/schedule.

Duration: 2 hours

This tour can be customized to meet your needs.


We'll be walking for this tour.

What’s Included

Other: Anyone can wander around campus and marvel at the beautiful buildings, but this tour is an opportunity to learn more about the history, the tradition, and even some of the rumors of Ohio State University's past.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - This is only if you want to grab a snack or beverage. I would definitely recommend grabbing an OSU T-Shirt or other souvenir.

What’s Extra

Other: Any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the tour price.


I am not a license tour driver, but can arrange any necessary transportation as needed.

A Recent Review of this tour

Will, our guide, was great! It worked hard to accommodate our schedule and preferences. I definitely recommend.
Jackie Savage

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