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Ohio State Fairgrounds

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
614-644-3247
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Ranked #12 of 77 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We go as a family every year. Love the turkey legs and rotated corn. Everything you'd expect and more from a state fair. Ohio does it up right. Don't miss the butter sculptures and the sand art. Concerts also available. Make sure to visit the naturalist center!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There hasn't been a year since I have moved to the Columbus area that we have missed going to the Ohio State Fair. It is VERY important to pay attention to the color code and number/letter where you park. If you don't, you will have a disastrous experience finding your car when you leave. This last year, the shuttles were... More

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been going to the Ohio State Fair for over 50 years and I met my wife there in 1970. I sold Coke and she sold Pepsi. I went twice this year, once with my wife of 40 years once with my friend who worked in the Coke stand and my son. Both trips were great, but we prefer... More

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Loved his tour - hated the arena - too hot in there. Being that there were so many people in the arena, it should have been air conditioned or atleast have more fans working.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My beau and I took went to the Ohio State Fair a few weeks and we had such a good time. We brought our walking shoes and indulged in such good food and drinks. There were animals, rides, games and so much to see and do. I recommend it next year for people of all ages.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

So I walk up to the gate with my boyfriend and some random lady offers him free admission....not sure why, but he went in. I was in free for military which was nice because I thought we'd have to pay to get in. It's standard for a fair; the food was a little pricey. My boyfriend got the philly cheese...those... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Love the state fair! Visit the Department of Natural Resources area- lots of free things for the kids to do. If you're lucky you'll get to see Jenny Richards from Shawnee State Park with her snakes and some Scioto County Junior Rangers helping handle them. Take in the logger show, try to catch a fish. Visit the butter cow and... More

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São Paulo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was in the last day of the Ohio State Fair in August 2014. There were many attractions and lots of food. There was an incredible show of "Classic RPM" playing classic rock and roll songs. It was very fun. When I tried to get back to my hotel, I forgot the pleasant day I had passed. I took more... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were lucky to be visiting during the State Fair, it was huge, tons of exhibits and plenty to see and do. The livestock section I really enjoyed and of course the kids wanted to ride all of the rides. I did one with my son that was like a loop, pretty intense. The smaller kids had thier very own... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very Nice Place ! A lot of walking , my feet still hurt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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