The Franklin Park Con
Located just outside of Bexley's official borders in Columbus, the Franklin Park Conservatory is a fantastic local resource for anyone who likes gardens, history, and art. The park, which dates back to 1895, features plant collections from all over the world, including the Himalayas, rainforests, and deserts. Much of the collection is located in classic glass conservatory buildings in order to protect these delicate plants from the Ohio weather when it gets harsh. In addition to plant species and the occasional butterfly exhibit, the Franklin Park Conservatory hosts a large collection of pieces by American glass artist Dale Chihuly.
The Historic Drexel T
It may be a stereotype, but chances are that if you prefer artsy films to big-budget blockbusters, you will probably also be a fan of history and historic architecture. Even if only one of these things is true of you, the historic Drexel Theater in Bexley should be on your to-do list. Recognizable for its well-maintained vintage facade, the Drexel is a great example of early-mid 20th century architecture, making for a special movie-going experience. An added bonus is that this theater specializes in showing foreign and independent films that may be hard to see on the big screen.
Higher Education in B
Religious higher education is a hallmark of Bexley's educational landscape thanks to the presence of one private liberal arts college and two seminaries that have their campuses in town. Capital University, the liberal arts college, has an affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, though its educational programs are not entirely religious in nature. The University also hosts the Capital University Law School, which is part of its Bexley Campus. The two religious seminaries in town share a campus, though they are separate institutions. Trinity Lutheran Seminary is a Lutheran-affiliated institution, while Bexley Hall is a part of the Episcopal Church.