New Family Offer at Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington Includes Accommodations, Breakfast and Tickets to COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

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New Limited Engagement Exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Homes, Now On Display

Families visiting Columbus, Ohio for a spring or summer getaway can book a stay at the all-new Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington where a money-saving offer includes deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast for four, two adult tickets and two children’s tickets to the nearby COSI.

One of the nation’s largest, modern-built science centers, COSI’s more than 300 interactive exhibits includes the all-new limited engagement exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is a must see with original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Plus, visitors will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation.

Other interactive exhibits in the museum focus on early-childhood education, energy and the environment, technology and innovation, and health and medicine. In 2008, COSI was named America’s #1 science center for families by Parent Magazine.

The Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington package starts at $149 per night plus tax and includes general admission to COSI. The offer is available Tuesday - Saturday nights through August 28th. For the museum’s operating hours and more information, go to

The Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington is near several other attractions including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, voted the top zoo in America in 2009 by the USA Travel Guide, where families wind through eight regions of the world for an up-close look at more than 10,000 animals representing over 575 species from around the globe. At the Aquarium, families encounter playful penguins, lively flamingos, magnificent West Indian manatees, tropical fish and sharks. The Zoo complex also includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and the 18-hole Safari Golf Course.

Other suggested stops include the Columbus Museum of Art, the Ohio History Center with its historic Ohio Village, the historic Kelton House Museum & Garden and the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, just to name a few.

Ideal for traveling families, the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington offers the convenience of 50 connecting guestrooms. Moreover, 56 of its all-new guestrooms and suites are furnished with sofa beds. The property also houses 26 guestrooms on its Executive Club levels, designated as a Quite Zone floor where housekeeping and engineering services are limited from 9 p.m. - 10 a.m.

Besides its proximity to Columbus museums and attractions, the hotel is minutes from shopping at the Easton Town Center, Tuttle Mall and Polaris Fashion Place. It also is minutes from The Ohio State University and the Ohio State Expo Center, home of the Ohio State Fair.

Amenities at the all-new Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington Hotel include the Christino’s three-meal restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property, same-day dry cleaning a 24-hour full fitness center, 24-hour business center and a lobby lounge.

Located at 6500 Doubletree Avenue, the property is just 11 miles from downtown Columbus. For more information, visit or call 614-885-1885.

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Bernard Kaplan