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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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Certainly worth the money.

The price of the ticket to see the museum was very fair. Great for kids to see. As an adult I liked it as well. When you see the flags soldiers carried into battle during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The price of the ticket to see the museum was very fair. Great for kids to see. As an adult I liked it as well. When you see the flags soldiers carried into battle during the Civil War right in front of you - you have to appreciate that. And the expo of this crazy housing trend that failed was... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I liked the building itself as well as the displays and it is small enough to get a good look at everything. I've been here before to use the very large Ohio geneaology research library upstairs. Very friendly and cooperative staff. Just be aware they are not open on Monday and Tuesday. I made that mistake with a four year... More 

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COLUMBUS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is also known as the Ohio historical society. This is a wonderful place to spend a day with the family, or by yourself. If its raining, cold, hot or a nice day it is a great place to spend your day. One of the most interesting is the native American exhibit which gives you an overview of how the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Such a wonderful learning experience. Our kids had a blast in the village, and in the museum. Very hands on and creative

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Columbus, OH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is something for everybody at this museum whether young of old. I took my kids there many times and now they take their kids and every one enjoys it. In December, there is the added bonus of the Old Fashioned village being opened to the public, which my kids wanted to go to every year.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a great time visiting this museum and checking out the different exhibits. Our favorite section was the 1950s era Lustron house that you could walk through and see what life must have been like back then. There was even a "homeowner" there acting and showing us around his house. There are a variety of kid friendly activities to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A great place to visit when you have nothing else to do. It has such a variety of exhibits, something for ages 4-84! The historical village out back is nice during the nice weather, or even on a hot day. Nice to sit under the trees and enjoy the peacefulness!

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New Jersey/NYC metro
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A little bit of everything but for many a trip down memory lane as you visit the last century, especially a rebuilt interior home from the 50's complete with clothing.

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Grove City, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had not been to the Ohio Historical center for quite awhile. A good friend is one of the actors and had invited us to come and we were glad we did! Scrooge was great as was Marley. The entire atmoshere was fun and festive! The sights and sounds and smells took us back to a time long ago- great... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is one of the least used gems in the Columbus capital crown. Our history comes alive in various displays and exhibits. Just go, you won;t be sorry.

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