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Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
614-752-9777
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Ranked #9 of 77 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: Capitol building of Ohio.
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Ohio Statehouse is not a place where you can enjoy the history of this magnificent Greek Revival Statehouse in one trip...you need to come back more and more to learn from the stories of different tour guides of this great government house.

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I wasn't especially impressed with the museum displays, but the guided tour was excellent. We learned more about the architecture than the history, which was fine with me (though I'd hoped for some arcane tidbits about a Taft or Annie Oakley or some other Ohio legends). The building is quite impressive, and I think we saw some spaces that visitors... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had out-of-town friends in & took the Statehouse tour. I highly recommend it! I had not taken that tour for years - it was a wonderful refresher! Lots of interesting and historical facts about our beautiful Statehouse. Tour was about 45 minutes. Nice gift shop on the lower level.

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Topeka, Kansas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited this state house and found it to be rather small. It had a nice museum in the basement and we were there on a Saturday and found that a wedding and reception was being held there. We were very surprised to see this as never had known of a statehouse that rented itself out to weddings and receptions.... More

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East Bay, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
103 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Statehouses are always beautiful, very interesting and informative. This one is very enjoyable. Wander around and see Ohio history displayed. The rotunda and chambers are worth a look. They have a great gift shop below with lots of great things.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While the architecture of the Ohio Capitol may not stand out against other capitol buildings, I would bet the grounds surrounding the building would be in the top three in the country. That said, the beautiful white building glistens in the bright sun and provides an historic backdrop to the grounds. I love the statues and monuments, the cleanliness and... More

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The statehouse is open to the public, has a visitors center and a museum at the parking level entrance. The architecture is superb and is a great place to visit at least once in your life.

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Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tourist friendly, architecturally interesting structure. Nice stop during a downtown visit, good surroundings.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
93 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The statehouse is located in the middle.of the downtown. So the parking and traffic is not perfect. But the downtown is clean and the statehouse is pretty good.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My granddaughter wanted to go in the "big building" and we did. She was amazed at the beauty of the building and the pictures and displays. Great educational tool for students.

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