Visit the Ohio Supercomputer Center

Ohio Supercomputer Center
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Phone: 614/292-9248

Visiting the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is easy. Simply complete the tour form and someone from OSC will contact you to schedule your visit. We ask that the tour request form be submitted at least a week in advance. Depending on group size and tour content, tours can last anywhere between 1 - 2-1/2 hours. When scheduling a tour, please be sure that your group includes a minimum of five people in a group and students above the age of 13.

Again, thanks for your interest in OSC. We look forward to hearing from you and having you visit our facilities!

Entering the Building

The main entrance doors to OSC are located on the north and west sides of the building.
Please note - all building doors are locked at all times and only accessible to staff and students with a valid ID card.

Please use the north or the west entrance phones to call the person you are here to see. If you know the name and not the phone number of the person you are visiting, then please refer to the directory that is located next to the phone. The staff member will come to the door and escort you into the building.

If the person you are meeting does not answer, please call the OSC receptionist number at (614) 292-9248. This staff person will come to the door and escort you into the building.

Parking

Parking for visitors is located in the west and south lots at 1224 Kinnear Road. Signs in these lots indicate that visitors must have a building parking permit in order to park in these spaces. Upon arrival visitors must obtain a building parking permit from the receptionist and place the permit on the vehicle's dashboard. The parking permits are valid for one day only and do not need to be returned to the receptionist. Please see the receptionist or your meeting coordinator if you have any additional questions about parking.


Local Map to OSC Image

Directions to OSC

From the North

  • Proceed south on I-71 to 270 (Indianapolis or West).
  • Follow 270 to 315 South.
  • Take 315 South to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn right on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the next traffic light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.

From the South

  • Proceed north on I-71 to 315 North.
  • Take 315 North to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn left on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the second light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.

From the East

  • Proceed west on I-70 to 315 North.
  • Take 315 North to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn left on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the second light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.

From the West

  • Proceed east on I-70 to I-670 East.
  • Take I-670 to 315 North.
  • Take 315 North to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn left on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the second light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.

Highway Map to OSC

Campus Bus Schedule

You may take the OSU campus busses (CABS) to reach OSC from the main OSU campus. The Campus Loop North, Campus Loop South and North Express routes all stop in front of OSC. Exit the bus at the Southwest Lot stop. OSC is the large brick and glass building to the South.
Click here for the CABS website.

Hotels in the OSC Area

OSC does not recommend any particular hotel.
This information has been provided for your convenience.
Hotels are listed by estimated distance from OSC by car.

1421 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 297-9912
1.4 miles
University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
3110 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH
(614) 267-7461
3.1 miles
The Blackwell Inn
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-4000
1.6 miles
Hampton Inn and Suites
501 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 559-2000
3.5 miles
Red Roof Inn
441 Ackerman Road
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 267-9941
2.2 miles
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 463-1234
3.7 miles
Holiday Inn Express - OSU
3045 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 447-1212
2.6 miles
Holiday Inn Express - Hudson
701 E. Hudson St.
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 263-7225
3.8 miles
Fairfield Inn and Suites
3031 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 267-1111
2.6 miles
Crowne Plaza Columbus
33 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 461-4100
3.9 miles
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus
3232 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 263-7200
2.7 miles
The Westin Great Southern
310 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
1-800-228-3000
6.1 miles
Hyatt Place Hotel
900 Goodale Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 280-1234
2.7 miles
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 365-4500

4.5 miles

Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/OSU
1576 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio, 43221
(614) 488-1500
1.3 miles

Places to eat in the OSC Area

Experience Columbus Dining Guide
Campus Dining and Shopping
Restaurants at South Campus Gateway
Short North Arts District Dining
Old North Columbus
North Market
Grandview Yard Restaurants