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Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
614-752-9777
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Ranked #9 of 76 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: Capitol building of Ohio.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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507 reviews 507 reviews
110 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

An impressive historical building in the heart of downtown. Full of history and very attractive for a place that has the feel of a working building serving a populous State.

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited the Statehouse in the morning, taking one of the guided tours that starts in the basement and also visiting the education center/museum. It was actually better and more interesting than I had dared to hope. The guided tour was very informative and overall it was a very interesting experience.

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Montville, New Jersey
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238 reviews 238 reviews
200 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I've been to a number of State Houses throughout the United States and found them to be a rich civic and historical resource. The Ohio State House is no exception. If you want to learn about your state's history in a capsule, visiting your state is a great start There are free 45 minute guided tours that depart from the... More

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Albany, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was lucky to be a part of a small group (a mother and her 2 sons and myself). The guide was informative and entertaining.

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New Albany, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Ohio State was restored to its original beauty some years ago, making it an attractive, colorful, vibrant place to visit. Now we find a new monument outside--Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial designed by internationally renowned sculptor,/architect, Daniel Libeskind . It is striking, poignant, and powerful , with its main message "If you save one life, it is as if... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Statehouse is beautiful. Once you walk in you will be taken away. Seeing both the Ohio State Senator's room and the Ohio State Representatives room (which can be accessed by a side door to the left of the main large black doors where you are taken to the balcony) was breath taking. The architecture was outstanding and so much... More

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Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice historical building. Tour guide was very informative but a bit long winded. The best part was when we went to the house chambers, we got to sit in the seats!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great building, interesting tour. Diner to eat lunch in the basement offers good food and reasonable prices. The basement is the most interesting to me, it was built for Carriages and horses.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you have the slightest interest in anything historical or can appreciate a building well built you must stop here. We stopped in here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this building and it's sculptures. We had young children with us that actually loved the whole trip. We opted for a self guided tour (although... More

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Parma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have lived in Ohio for 48 years and this was the first time I have ever visited the Statehouse. What a pleasant surprise. The architecture was beautiful and we were very fortunate to have an excellent tour guide. His name was Jeffrey Waits and he was amazing. He provided so many details you would never get doing a self... More

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