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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Family friendly histoy of Ohio.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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