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Ohio State Fairgrounds

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
614-644-3247
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Ranked #15 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Newcomerstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful day. Easy access into fairgrounds and lots of exciting things to see. The band and choir were super

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Waynesville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great time, shuttle from the parking lot was a nice touch. Food galore, great concert! Lots of walking and things to do

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Parked behind crew stadium for $5.00, note not all the green lot tractors go to this area so you will probably walk a little ways. Went on AEP day and got in for $5.00. Had some delicious fair food (roasted corn $3 green&yellow booth, Texas tenderloin $6 near 17th, mini donuts $3.50 near 11th and a jumbo sweet tea $3.50.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've been to the Ohio State Fair every year since I was a child. I'm a Columbus native, so it's reasonably convenient. Just accept that traffic will be bad and it will be crowded. Also, accept that it's going to be hot. Once you know those things WILL happen, you can finally have fun. There are a lot of animals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice time this year. The sky ride was our favorite and well worth the $3.00 ticket price for 1 way. I-71 was backed up a bit but we parked right by the gate on 17th Ave and got right in. However, on our way out about 2:30, there was a horrendous line quite long that didn't... More

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

was here in aaaugust of 2013, we had a great time, alot to do and see, alot of walking also but well worth it, they have plenty of shows and concerts that was free. loved looking at the animals....great place to take kids! will definately go back here again.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Ohio State Fair is a great place to spend a day, with or without children. The fair is huge with plenty of police presence to keep things safe and plenty of bathrooms. The fair has a really large midway with a lot of rides for children and adults. It features at least four commercial buildings, one with a food... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Fair usually takes place at the end of July thru early August. I went yesterday, as they were giving free admission for folks who had purchase a game ticket for the Columbus Crew match (stadium at the extreme north end of the fairgrounds). The Fair is a blast--lots to see and do and a Midway and concerst too. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The fairgrounds and event were spectacular! Choice Hotel website gave a bum hotel location and refused to assist with proper accommodations. BUYER BEWARE!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Hadn't been to the State Fair in a couple of decades, and was thrilled to see the improvements. Parking is great, with plenty of space for the large crowds. I was happy to see Highway Patrol "mobile security" patrol and monitor parking. The fairgrounds were clean and modern with lots of new and updated structures. I was happy to see... More

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