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Ohio State Fairgrounds

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
614-644-3247
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Ranked #12 of 59 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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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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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is always fun things happening at the Fairgrounds. This weekend is the annual TWIG Bazaar, where you can purchase handmade crafts with all proceeds going to Nationwide Children's Hospital. Also, of course, the fair in the summer is the place to be -- for many reasons: rides, food (especially the food), animals, etc. I haven't been to the fair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you haven't been there you need to go.........this is the biggests horse show in the world and just keeps on growing

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Corry, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

we go every year to the all american quarter horse congress and enjoy the show, however it seems every year the parking officers are rude. the parking ticket booths are usually friendly and okay.. this year we got a grumpy one. and the officers were rude when we were getting there in the rain storm and needed to get parked... More 

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