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Ohio State Fairgrounds

Address: 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: 614-644-3247
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Ranked #13 of 54 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
8 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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

Ohio State Fair must be one of the largest in the US. About 40 years ago, I attended another state fair at a larger state then OHIO. I was disappointed, it looked like our county fair. Don't go there unless you can spend a whole day on the grounds. Big entertainment comes there. In the winter time, it remains active... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What's not to like about the State Fair??!!! Great food, awesome rides, wonderful exhibitions, animals galore,and it's a great time for all generations.

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