The Scioto River and its acres of trails and parklands separate downtown from Franklinton to the west. Franklinton, first settled in 1797, is experiencing a renaissance as a new center for the city’s maker culture and independent art scene. Arts collectives like , the and are open to visit, and often host late-night events in their industrial spaces. Dining options veer toward the causal, with Strongwater Food and Spirits, the brand new and leading the way. , one of the nation’s top science museums, graces the west bank of the Scioto, and across Broad Street is the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum. Events like Urban Scrawl bring Columbus' local arts and music scenes to the forefront.