8 Columbus Instagram Accounts You Should Definitely Be Following While Self-Isolating

I don’t think I’ve ever used Instagram more in my life than I have this past week.

From entertaining Instagram stories to viral memes we can all relate to, I feel like the old ‘gram is helping me feel like I’m still connected to the outside world in a way that I appreciate so freaking much.
If you’ve been feeling a little disconnected, I highly suggest you check out these incredible Columbus-based accounts and hashtags. Some are informative, some are inspiring, some are beautiful, and some are just downright hilarious. We could all use a little more joy in our lives these days, and this is where you’ll find it.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Instagram: @columbuszoo
What kind of content you can expect: If adorable animals are what gets your frown turned upside down, there is no better account to follow in Columbus than the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. You’ll see silly videos of animals playing, incredible photographs by the zoo’s award-winning photography team, and even takeovers from various zoo staff.

Mitch Geiser

Instagram: @mitch_geiser
What kind of content you can expect: Mitch is one of my favorite photographers around Columbus. His photos are interesting and mesmerizing and his ability to find the beauty in every photo is astounding.

Nina West

Instagram: @ninawest
What kind of content you can expect: As we mentioned last week, you can tune into Nina’s Instagram for Story Time with Nina, a mini-show dedicated to reading books and creating crafts with the kiddos. But there’s also plenty of content to put a smile on faces of all ages. It’s a joyous place to spend a few moments scrolling.

Columbus Historical Society

Instagram: @cbushistory
What kind of content you can expect: If you’re a fan of our nostalgic pieces, you will love following the Columbus Historical Society. Their Instagram is full of fun facts about Columbus, as well as old photos of the city.

Kind Columbus

Instagram: @kindcolumbus
What kind of content you can expect: Wholesome content that will make you feel so proud to call Columbus home. Seriously, this is a must-follow account, people. I particularly enjoyed their 15-second video where they encouraged us all to be kind to ourselves.

Type in Cbus

Instagram: @typeincbus
What kind of content you can expect: This one goes out to all of the graphic design fiends, particularly those like myself who have a mild obsession with typography. I love seeing the various styles around Columbus, and no one curates this underrated content quite like Type in Cbus.


Instagram: #61fur
What kind of content you can expect: Pet owners around the city use the 61fur hashtag to show off their adorable furry friends. It’s one of my most-highly reccommended follows on Instagram because it’s just so damn adorable.

Can’t Stop Columbus

Instagram: @cantstopcbus
What kind of content you can expect: Can’t Stop Columbus a group of community leaders, business owners, developers, and helpful citizens pooling their knowledge, time and resources to create real solutions to real problems the Columbus community is facing during the coronavirus pandemic. You’ll see all kinds of helpful info through their social media accounts, making it easy to tag friends and family who may find it valuable!

If you want to stay connected with us through Instagram, you can follow us @columbusnavigator or follow along with our hashtag, #columbusnavigator!

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