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Ohio History Center

Address: 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: 614-297-2300
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Ranked #14 of 54 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the present is chronicled inside this architecturally...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have enjoyed this place every time of my visit. If it is to be found, you may find it here. Once I was researching history of my G-Grand-father as he attened a military reunion in Gettysburg, PA in 1913. Wow, did I find the answer; Yes, I did and more. I found a big book with all names that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful museum a wonderful place to explore and teach children. The research library is extensive providing major docs and resources to examine history & do genealogical studies. Staff were helpful and patient.

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Grove City, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our family enjoys the ohio history museum and the Ohio village adjoining it so much. They have great programs and exhibits all year long. Their Dickens of a Christmas event in the village is absolutely wonderful. The museum has a lot of great permanent collections and has wonderful special collections on display throughout the year.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

While there are some exhibits that stay the same, they do have new temporary exhibits to keep you coming back. Another great selling point is the Ohio Village, which is a recreated 1860's town thst would have been typical in Ohio. They have many events the like Civil War events, 1800's baseball league games and knowledgeable docents and actors.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

So much to see and look at. I'm a huge history buff, and for those others out there that love history, check it out! You won't regret it!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The family and i visited this while in Columbus for a soccer game and really enjoyed the exhibits.We love the 1950's history area...we wish we could have seen the village but ran out of time....looking forward to going back

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