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Ohio History Center

800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2497
+1 614-297-2300
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A Variety of Exhibits from Airplanes to Zippers

This museum offers exhibits found in many other similar venues such as some rocks, period furniture... read more

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South Windsor, Connecticut
Wonderful Museum

We learned so much from this museum this weekend. We actually spent 3 hours on Saturday and another... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Diane B
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2497
+1 614-297-2300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum offers exhibits found in many other similar venues such as some rocks, period furniture pieces, etc. The Lustron steel house is unique and interesting. I had never heard of it before. I was surprised there was not more on the Wright brothers and...More

Thank Calhu
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We learned so much from this museum this weekend. We actually spent 3 hours on Saturday and another 3 hours on Sunday here. We participated in a museum overview tour, a drama presentation about the blizzard of 1950, and a lecture on architecture in Ohio....More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Most families will not find it entertaining. Older people might love it. However, it is well done, and we liked it.

Thank Ohiomitch
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful museum to educate and preserve Ohio state history. As a new resident of Ohio, it was a great way to learn more about the state. Exhibits are well laid out and enjoyable. Our 20 month daughter really enjoyed the animal exhibit and...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the Lustron exhibit! The house was so wonderfully retro. Also great station wagon and airstream. So many interesting exhibits. There were a lot of unhappy crying toddlers- unless going to the ouside village, it is probably better for school age children. Very nice exhibit...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We recently had our corporate picnic at the Ohio Village and Ohio History Center. There was an Ohio Village Muffins baseball game that coincided with our event. The staff was great. All the kids and families really liked the event. The village offers some great...More

Thank BecSpark10
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

While I loved the exhibits, very little of it held the interest of my young kids. Might be best suited for early teens. We still had a great time and learned a bit. The Ohio Village was fun as week, I just wish everything had...More

Thank choldren80
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A whole village set up as the 1890's. They recently changed from the 1850s. Unfortantly, it rained and we didn't get to explore the entire village. Many character who act in first person and are knowledgable. The inside has a museum, that is eclectic and...More

Thank ambermichelles
Reviewed 21 July 2017

It seemed way cooler when I came as a child, but in summary, if you live in in the general area and want to go to your local history museum, it's worth a visit once. Do come, they need the admission funds. The first floor...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you visit this museum in the spring, summer, or fall you can take advantage of the Ohio Village and experience a mini town replica of "the olden days". The history center is broken down into several exhibits spread over a couple floors. The most...More

1  Thank Markiaoh
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Debbie S
16 October 2017|
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Response from brent d | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This museum is right off I-71. We normally eat North of the museum at Polaris Parkway, it is only 17 minutes away. However, there are restaurants on 17th avenue that are only a few minutes South.
15 September 2017|
Response from Markiaoh | Reviewed this property |
It's a museum so Im sure that they do not allow pets inside. The property is quite large, so im sure that you can walk your dog around outside in between your time inside if you left it in the car and came out at certain... More
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