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Central Ohio Fire Museum

260 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215-2511
(614) 464-4099
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Ranked #37 of 70 attractions in Columbus
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic... more » Owner description: A 1908 horse-drawn era fire station with examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn and early motorized fire trucks. In addition to the historic preservation, fire safety classes are taught to groups of children and adults. A play area and gift shop are also available. « less
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Hilliard, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This museum was both nostalgic and educational. It showed the history of firefighting and gave a great lecture on fire safety. A hidden experience in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Our tour lasted about two hours.

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Our boy likes fire trucks and admires firemen - they're the good guys! So he was excited to see the Fire Museum. For about $10 total, him and I went inside. A nice gentleman gave us a short tour - explaining the old pump carts, hose carts, and the change from volunteer to municipal fire companies. After looking around for... More

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Affton, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Had a really good experience. My 7 and 11 year-old were a little freaked out by the burned bedroom but it was educational.

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Grove City, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This place is great it really doesnt take long, but has some really cool stuff.

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Cleveland, OH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The museum is not heavily advertised but it is a gem. They have an education area in the back but we didn't get to excerience much of that. They even have a little play area.

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Columbus, OH
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

We visited the fire musuem with my daughter's preschool class. Being from Columbus, not sure how i had never been before! My 5yo daughter seemed interested and had fun answering the firefighter's questions and playing in the big firetruck. It was fun for my 5yo daughter...but honestly too much for my 2yo daughter. Suit was too scary, not being able... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The museum is set up very nice, with a lot of things and exhibits to see. Good way to learn a little about the history of the fire department and great way to teach kids about fire safety. Definitely worth spending some time looking around.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Great place for young kids!! my son adored this place when he was 3-4'ish. They can dress up and sit in a fire truck simulator. The people who manage the museum are very nice, too. It's also educational and shows them what happens when a room catches on fiire.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Beautiful,Amazing,Wonderful,loved it,glad are woman and men are recognized for there hard work

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

I Went while visiting from Chicago. Went with son, daughter-in-law, grand kids and grandson's scout pack. Fantastic old engines and equipment. There was a very professional (and fun) tour and very educational fire safety demonstration.

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