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Ohio History Center

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Address: 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: +1 614-297-2300
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the present is chronicled inside...

The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the present is chronicled inside this architecturally interesting concrete and glass structure, housing a vast collection of artifacts, exhibits on everything from ancient Indian cultures to industrial progress and archives documenting early settlers' daily lives.

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Stop for a little history

This is a very nice museum. They have changing exhibits so some things may be a bit different when you go. We say a 1950's prefab house that was a very interesting.look at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice museum. They have changing exhibits so some things may be a bit different when you go. We say a 1950's prefab house that was a very interesting.look at the post WWII era. The house is completely made of enameled steel and has some interesting features like a dishwasher that doubles as a cloths washer. There... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is at the Ohio Village next to the museum. We have taken the grandchildren for the last three years. They love all the old houses to visit and hear strange tales or see the kinds of things that were the norm in the 1890's. The parents and grandparents also enjoy it. I must say it's too bad it only... More 

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Be aware that the outdoor area is closed seasonally, which I think takes a lot off the table. I enjoyed the history portion, particularly the special exhibit on Civil War Ohio regiments. Also the current 50's exhibit is a lot of fun.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Many time periods of Ohio history can be explored here. If you were looking for something in particular, you could spend much more time here.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was attending a wedding and had a few hours free. My parents and I visited and we all enjoyed the experience. The staff members we encountered were friendly and helpful. There is something for everyone from quilts, to topography and even a huge mastodon!! I was impressed by the collection and they places in the museum that encouraged hands... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum seemed empty. Wide open spaces. Loads of indian artifacts to look at but the way they were set up and displayed was boring. Everything was not labeled so you knew what it was. Loved this place 20 years ago but disappointed in it today. No cafe vending machines and a lot of emptiness on that floor. Most of... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We attended "All Hallow's Eve" at the Ohio Village this weekend. It has been several years since our last visit and things have changed- not for the better. This is a 3.5 hour event...we spent 1 hour and 20 minutes waiting in line just to get in the door! Of course if you wanted to purchase a membership you got... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure you have time to see all of the displays in this museum! There is lots of interesting things to see and since we were studying Ohio history this was the perfect place to see it. Lots of stuff on farming, civil war, transportation, and modern times. The displays are outstanding and well thought out. There is also a... More 

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Hurricane, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My first time attending this. It was quite nice with a lot of vendors. Only problem the tents the vendors used to display their items were so small and it was so crowded you had trouble getting to look at what they had to sell. Also, there were a lot of people pulling small wagons and shopping carts (2 wheelers)... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We attended the Country Living Magazine, Country Living Fair at the Ohio Village. The event was a lot of fun despite the heat and intermittent rain. Food was also excellent - I suggest the grass-fed hamburgers, homemade ice cream, and the delicious ice tea from the Piper and Leaf Tea Co. Like many of these antique/craft fairs, some of the... More 

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