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Ohio State Fairgrounds

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Address: 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: 614-644-3247
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fun state fair!

I have lived in five states, and this is the best State Fair of all! The fairgrounds are easy to get around. Parking is quick and easy, with the truck that picks you up and drops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Lynn M
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Arlington, Virginia
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Columbus, Ohio
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261 reviews 261 reviews
88 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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Zanesville, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Attended a model train show there recently. Building was a 'barn.' Required lots of walking to get from parking lot to show building. The area seems best suited to what it was built for: a state fair with lots of livestock!

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Arlington, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have lived in five states, and this is the best State Fair of all! The fairgrounds are easy to get around. Parking is quick and easy, with the truck that picks you up and drops you near your car. The fairgrounds are always kept clean. People emptying trash, which helps to control wasps, and restrooms clean. Always check for... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been to the Ohio Expo Center many times for multiple events and have always found it to be well cared for. The location is easily accessed as it is beside I71.

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New Albany, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Ohio State Fair is a must in the summer around Columbus. As a youngster I sold Coke at the Fair in 1954. Located just north of the city. The Ohio State Fair is one of the biggest Fairs in the country, The Fair Grounds also host several other events year around, including the Quarter Horse Congress, the biggest horse... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Ohio Expo Center is a very nice place to go to when there are shows going on inside during the winter months. A quick getaway and it is very easy to get to. Lots of parking. They have shows going on there all year round plus the Ohio State Fair in the summer. It is well worth a trip... More 

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Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Lots of parking and lots of room for the dog show. Grass Available. Parking attendents were very nice as was police officers that were there.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's the kind of place you can spend a sunny day with some family and just totally relax. My sister's kids had a ball and we were able to enjoy the evening more when they finally crashed after the sugar rush ended :) I think it's over now but the lego trains were awesome!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Came to columbus for a horse show. Days Inn was the best location, within walking distance. We had an enjoyable stay. no problems.

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Lorain, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have been going to this fair with the family for 54 years now. Will continue to attend every year as long as I can.

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