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Ohio State Fairgrounds

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Address: 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: 16146443247
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The 360-acre Ohio Expo Center is one of the most dynamic event venues in...
The 360-acre Ohio Expo Center is one of the most dynamic event venues in the Midwest. Located in the heart of Columbus, its 20-building complex provides more than one million square feet of event space under multiple roofs, complemented with parking for 14,000 vehicles. The Ohio Expo Center has been home to the famed Ohio State Fair since 1886.
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Actually came to see a concert on the fairgrounds and had fun before and after the concert walking around and checking things out. Was amazed at how big it was and how much live... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Valencia, Pennsylvania
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Valencia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Actually came to see a concert on the fairgrounds and had fun before and after the concert walking around and checking things out. Was amazed at how big it was and how much live stock there was. There is a metal detector to get in which I thought was odd.

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is our yearly tradition to attend the Ohio State Fair. If you enjoy a traditional fair with animals, food, rides, exhibits, you will enjoy this fair. One of our favorite area is the Ohio State Park's Department. It is a large area with trees, butterflies, a small zoo, fishing,and exhibits. Plan a full day -- there is that much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great venue for exhibits, food, festivals and fun. Always something going on here. Try the state fair, one of the largest in the country

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The horse facility at the Ohio State Fairgrounds is second only to the Oklahoma Facility in OKC. Good stalling and a nice arena with good footing. Plus a covered makeup area. Great place for a horse show.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A very fun place to travel each summer. We always go to see the Butter cow and to visit one of the Schmidt's booths. The music and entertainment are very good. Parking is plentiful. A must for every Ohioan to experience at least once.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The parking cost daily but we bought a weekend pass to access everyday which was nice! Security was present at our event which made it feel safer. The food vendor inside the showroom was lacking. The food was expensive and the fries were very bad. The Restroom inside the main showroom was always busy and a line a mile long.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was a long walk to the building and there was wifi but it was paid for 1 day it was $19.99 for 512 Kbps download and 7kb upload and only 15. Minutes free internet per day what a rip off have Pepsi there but was a nice place

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Dimondale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Never been to this fairgrounds and it was in March so kinda chilly weekend. If your not familiar with Equine Affair its a very large horse show. The facility is huge so wear comfortable shoes. It rained previously in the week so there were some major puddles but the mud was not bad. Tip: bring some type of seat cushion... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Under construction and the parking lot is horrid to try and maneuver. Was not impressed with the Buckeye Building and only 1 bathroom either. Normal price for parking - $5

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went here with the family for the Ohio State Fair. It of course is basically during the hottest time of the year, but they do a nice job with parking and shuttles, and trying to keep it clean and family friendly. They also host a number of events here in the off season in some of the smaller size centers.

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Additional Information about Ohio State Fairgrounds

Address: Address: 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: 16146443247
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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