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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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History Made Here

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Dayton, OH
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Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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

It could just be nostalgia but I love this museum. Yes, it has mostly been the same forever but that is what is amazing about the place. You know you are going to walk into something interesting and educational. Though much has remained the same they also strive to do rotating exhibits which keep people interested. Also, teachers get a... 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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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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Additional Information about Ohio History Center

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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