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Ohio History Center

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Address: 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: 614-297-2300
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the present is chronicled inside...
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.
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Ohio History Center

This is another great place to take the family. Very educational and fun at the same time. Quite a bit of walking so be prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jennie R
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is another great place to take the family. Very educational and fun at the same time. Quite a bit of walking so be prepared.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited the center on June 17. There is plenty of parking (free) in front of the museum. The '1950s Build the American Dream' is very interesting, especially the Lustron home. Visit it and look how they made prefabricated house at that time. Look carefully to the details. 2/3 of these buildings are still in service. A photographer visited the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

While I can remember really enjoying this facility when younger, it is definately not worth the admission cost. It feel like its staffed as minimal as possible and they really havent done much to keep up the appearance or displays. Same old red carpet in the atrium they had in the 70's. The Lestron home was interesting, but most others... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This museum has greatly improved since my last visit 20 years ago. The exhibits are interesting and more interactive which is great for kids. I had my 8 yr old grandson with me and he had a really good time. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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Ravenna, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Ohio History Center and Village. The Village was slightly disappointing in that you could not enter or even peek into several of the buildings. The Center itself had interesting displays, but the layout was awkward and did not flow well.

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Holland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

a bit over priced. could've had more exhibits and more history. it has 3 floors. they should use them better.

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Richmond, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We really enjoy visiting this museum each year. It has a great variety of interesting pieces. I was not impressed that a sizable portion was closed due to renovation, however.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The main building houses a lot of nice old items and has many learning opportunities. However the really cool part is the village where there are historical reproduction buildings and an excellent group of people who work there and are in character for the era.

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Saint Louis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I thought this was going to be great when I read the reviews. It was good and probably great for children. There were a lot there. But I found nothing different there. It was a me too museum. It had lots of activities and if you lived here I would probably join for that. But the outdoors part was closed... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family and I happened upon this museum by chance while looking for a short getway over Easter weekend with the kids. We have never heard of the museum but saw good reviews here on trip advisor. We purchased a family memebership for around 50 dollars which comes with some great perks such as bogo zoo tickets and admission to... More 

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Additional Information about Ohio History Center

Address: Address: 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: 614-297-2300
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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