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Ohio History Center

800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2497
+1 614-297-2300
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Very nostalgic

The museum has a nice collection of "old timey" things. Quite a few natural history displays are... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Ben T
Titusville, Florida
Martin Luther King Day Visit

Our visit was enjoyable. The mastodon skeleton was a big hit with 9 year old and 13 year old... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
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800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2497
+1 614-297-2300
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The museum has a nice collection of "old timey" things. Quite a few natural history displays are among the collections of human artifacts. The state archives and library are in the same building.

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Our visit was enjoyable. The mastodon skeleton was a big hit with 9 year old and 13 year old grandsons. They enjoyed the area with the animals on display. We attended the Cincinnati black history display as well as the presentation on breaking the color...More

2  Thank Stad5
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This attraction is the place where we go with all visitors and just ourselves all year long. Our local grandsons have been raised here, from the children's area to all exhibits that change and increase with every year. All aspects of Ohio history are covered,...More

Thank shirleyalice
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The evolution of our city-state and country unfolds and grabs you as you walk through the rooms. We enjoy the village and have attended a murder mystery diner there.

Thank rblackburn85
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Ohio History Center has undergone a number of changes over the past 30 years, some good, some not so good. One thing remains the same, it is a great place to spend a couple of hours learning and re-learning some of Ohio's amazing history....More

1  Thank Johnnyrat1
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The building is beautiful, the village is great, and I especially loved the gift shop. Such an assortment of historical items and placed so that it is easy to navigate. A must.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Nyrken
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....More

Thank Patty R
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.

1  Thank Haleca
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.

Thank Sandra T
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What's the admission please
15 April 2017|
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Response from Ben T | Reviewed this property |
ShirleyAlice provided a great answer. I can recommend membership in The Ohio History Connection, (I think "Society" in the name was fine and didn't need changing.) Trip Advisor rules prohibit me from posting a link but an... More
Gene M
I am writing the first spreadsheet from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas.These were the biggest paintings in the world,50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas.Cincinnati, Columbus,Cleveland, Toledo and Dayton had 19th century rotunda panoramas. If you have questions, I might be able to answer them. Regarding the BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG in Cleveland , the exhibition catalog reads: made by a "team of 20 headed by the renowned POTTER OF NEW YORK." Do you have further info? I have never heard of "Potter of New York"
19 January 2016|
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Response from cecustard | Reviewed this property |
Maybe Jack Potter,famous NY illustrator, studied in Pasedena, teacher etc Good luck