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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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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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Oddities and neat history. Great visit.

Lovely museum with an antique village. Covers history of state from dinosaurs to present day. Loved the "metal" house from the 50's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely museum with an antique village. Covers history of state from dinosaurs to present day. Loved the "metal" house from the 50's.

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Wellington New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were travelling to Columbus from Lake Erie and needed an address to put in to our GPS. I searched attractions and keyed in the Ohio History Centre and was very glad that I did. This is a small museum with very interesting exhibits about Ohio. In particular was a large exhibit about life in the 50's and a fascinating... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been long time residents of central Ohio and have not visited the center in 25 years ( when our kids were young ). We went specifically to see the Lustron House exhibit, which was nicely done. The house originally constructed in Ohio was reproduced with period furniture. The rest of the museum and the Ohio Village reproduction are... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent family day out. Splendid selection of exhibits for the family visit. Ideal location with ample parking.

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The museum isn't all that big, but there is plenty to see and do. The best thing there right now is the Lustron house exhibit. My teenagers and I have been there twice and it's so much fun! You can open every drawer and cabinet in the house to see all the great 50's artifacts and sit on all the... More 

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Dayton, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I may be a little biased as I've been a member of the Ohio Historical Connection (Society) for over a decade, but this is the best museum in the state and maybe the best East of the Mississippi that's not in New York City, Chicago or Washington,D.C. There is o much to see, natural history, Native peoples, pioneer settlements, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A beautiful site, with fantastic exhibits throughout the year. We attended about November 2014 (I believe), and I enjoyed it deeply as a history buff! My group were all college students, which as many know are hard to entertain, however I don't think there wasn't any of us that walked away unpleased. My only regret? Not being able to attend... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Ohio Village and it was enjoyable. They had excellent exhibits and often you will find interesting food trucks during special events. Fun time for a family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We loved walking around the Ohio village and seeing all the different buildings. All the park staff in the village were very knowledgable and we learned a lot.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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