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Ohio State Fairgrounds

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
614-644-3247
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Ranked #14 of 76 attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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

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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our first year at the Ohio State Fair. It was much bigger than either of us expected! It took us about 20-30 minutes to walk from one end to the other. The little country shows like the pig races and bear shows were special treats. I really appreciated the parking wagons. I was pretty tired when we finished... More

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We picked a perfect weather day and headed to the Ohio State Fair. It was our first visit and we were impressed! There is some excellent entertainment and also so many animals to see and interesting things to see---like the Butter Cow!! We enjoyed some of the Fair food as well. The Frank Sinatra-like performer was excellent! The evening was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Showed lambs at the fair. Enjoyed our down time walking the fair. Really enjoyed the Ohio State Park area.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Enjoyed the fair -- many exhibits -- lots to do. Kids enjoyed seeing the animals. Free stuff for kids a plus. Food prices the only down point.

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