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Attractions in Westerville Japanese Cultural Center
The Hanby House Inniswood Metro Gardens
Otterbein College Anti-Saloon League Museum
Ross C. Purdy Museum of Ceramics Visitors & Convention Bureau

Japanese Cultural Center

109 South State Street
Westerville, Ohio
Phone: (614) 882-2964

Authentic Shinto Shrine, Japanese Rock garden and shops. A traditional Japanese garden greets visitors here. The Shrine is also used as a classroom for describing life in Japan. This center is undergoing significant changes at this time and is not presently open to the public.

This attraction has closed and may have been torn down.


Westerville Convention & Visitors Center

20 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Phone: 614-794-0401
Toll-free: 800 824-8461

The place to go to find out everything you need to know about Westerville!


Otterbein College

Phone: (614) 823-1600 for general information
Phone: (614) 823-1109 Theatre Box Office

A liberal arts college, Otterbein has always been a strong influence on this community, having been organized in 1847. The college of over 2,500 students offers six undergraduate and two graduate degrees. Otterbein has a nationally recognized arts program, including major theatre productions, musicals, children's theatre performance, summer theatre, music concerts, recitals, opera, dance concerts and art exhibits. The local Civic Symphony and yearly Music and Arts Festival are hosted by the college.


Anti-Saloon League Museum

126 South State Street
Westerville, Ohio
Phone: (614) 882-7277, ext. 160

This museum is located in the Westerville pubic library. You may see original temperance materials and artifacts. The museum presents the story of the League in Westerville. Tours are available.


Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road
Westerville, Ohio
Phone: (614) 895-6216

These gardens and woodlands are the former estate of Mary and Grace Innis. The Gardens contain 91 acres, operated and maintained by the Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County. The amazing and beautiful gardens are visited by thousands each year and include a aromatic herb garden, a rose garden, a rock garden and more. The renovated home also offers a reference library and exhibits as well as classes and seminars. Please call for details.


The Hanby House

160 W. Main St.
Westerville, Ohio
Phone: (614) 891-6289

Living only to the age of 33 years, Benjamin Hanby left a wonderful musical legacy. He composed many pieces of music, including the well-known Christmas song, Up on the Housetop. His former home has five rooms of Civil war era antiques and other artifacts from Hanby. The house was first opened to the public in 1937. It was the first memorial of its kind to a composer in Ohio. Owned and operated by the Westerville Historical Society.


Ross C. Purdy Museum of Ceramics

735 Ceramic Place
Westerville, Ohio
Phone: (614) 890-4700

The exhibits here range from turn of the century pieces to high-technolgy items. Some of the items taken into space by the crews are displayed here. You may see space shuttle tiles as well as other items. This museum, hosted by the American Ceramic Society, is their international headquarters. The Purdy Museum is open weekdays. Call for details


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