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Ohio Statehouse

Address: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-752-9777
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Ranked #7 of 53 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Capitol building of Ohio.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Capitol building of Ohio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were at the Statehouse for our We The People competition and it was great (not just because we won) but because it was easily accessible, security was very good but didn't seem to be over the top that happens in most government buildings these days . The architecture and history mix well with being functional and up to date

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Not the typical looking Capitol Building, unusual and interesting. Take a look at it at night. Haven't been inside.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a terrific guide who gave us lots of information. The statehouse is something to see! There are some statues outdoors before you enter which are interesting, and the indoor tour is wonderful and very informative. Our guide could answer many questions and had lots of stories to share. The tours start in the lower area of the buildings... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Guided tour includes history of how and why the Statehouse is what it is today. Explanations of lights, paintings, paint and so much more. Tour also unlocks several doors which gives more up close and personal views of important parts of this seat of government.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Ohio Statehouse is a great place to visit and learn about the history of the state and the building.

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Baltimore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our guide was very knowledgable about all aspects of the Statehouse. Her tour gave us just the right mix of history, architecture, and civics. Our tour lasted an hour and the time went by quickly.

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Columbus Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I first saw this place on a field trip in 5th grade, and saw it again a few years ago. The difference is spectacular! Join a guided tour if you can. Also ask about the pigeon statue in the Atrium. (NO SPIOLERS!)

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best way to see the Ohio Statehouse is with a docent. Call to find out when you can join a tour. I was very lucky to be escorted by a British woman who had such an interesting view of her adopted state's Capitol Building. There are many interesting this to see in this Greek Revival building opened in 1839.... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You may not think that visiting a government building exciting or worth your time, but the Ohio Statehouse will change your mind. There are guided and self guided tours, cafeteria area, and gift shop. Also a historical section. Great for people of all ages or by yourself. Bring a camera with a wide lens to get in all that great... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was taken on a short tour while attending a dinner here. They lady was very informative about the building and the artwork. We got to see where the legislate assembles too.

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