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“Beautiful Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ohio Statehouse

Ohio Statehouse
Ranked #11 of 144 things to do in Columbus
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Owner description: Capitol building of Ohio.
Galion, Ohio
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Ohio Statehouse is probably not the most "beautiful" of the statehouses, but it is a treasure. Well-maintained, full of history and, yes, beauty. The guided tours are conducted by well-informed persons. The beautiful "basement" area with museum artifacts, gift shop, and beautiful marble map of the State of Ohio are special. The outdoor grounds are also well-maintained and have extraordinary statues and war memorials.

Visited October 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fascinating History, Informative Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

The history of the Ohio State Capitol Building is incredible! You can take a tour, or just walk in off of the street and explore the building on your own. The architecture is amazing! As you walk into the middle of the black and white tiled entrance and look up into the huge, stained glass dome, you will marvel at the beauty of this building. Definitely worth a visit, and best of all, it's free.

Visited November 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cool experience in the heart of Columbus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Perhaps not on the top of anyones list of attractions, the Statehouse is a bit of a hidden gem in Columbus. The free tour is very much worth an hour of your time, providing interesting insights into the the building's as well as Ohio's history. And the building (actually buildings: the tour cover the original State House as well as the later extension) is quite spectacular. Our volunteer guide made a great job - not the least buy engaging the kids and encouraging hands on experiences. If you make the tour on your own, make sure not to miss the Senate room and the House room.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

If your a history buff u will enjoy this more than some, but it seems there is something for everyone here, i really like the feeling of the building and have taken the tour a few times with different tour guides and learned something different every time.well worth the trip

Visited December 2012
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Aid, Ohio
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Just go in and look around. It is a very beautiful building. You can watch the house or senate from the gallery. There is a museum in the basement.

Visited November 2012
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