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“Really great exhibits”

Ohio History Center
Ranked #28 of 151 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The history of Ohio from the Ice Age to the present is chronicled inside this architecturally interesting concrete and glass structure, housing a vast collection of artifacts, exhibits on everything from ancient Indian cultures to industrial progress and archives documenting early settlers' daily lives.
Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Really great exhibits”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

The center is comprised of two areas: the main building that houses the exhibits and the village that was created to look like small town around the time of the civil war. The museum itself has great exhibits that change periodically. Unfortunately, the village is only open for special occassions such as halloween and christmas, but are well worth visiting when open.

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New Concord, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Museum and village.”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

So much to see! I love the restored village and the dioramas (sp?) in the museum.

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Lacey, Washington
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“Worth a stop for family with elementary age kids”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

I stopped in with my 2nd grader on Veterans Day. The American Soldier in photos exhibit was worth the trip alone, but is definitely the reality of war. Being from the West Coast, there was a fair amount of interesting things about the area that we would not have learned otherwise. There were 2 hands on areas for kids including a log cabin complete with spinning wheel they can try to work. A fairly large set of taxidermy animals are there to interest those that like to see how big some creatures really are. On the day we went, they had a hands on area where kids could try on real military uniforms. Going when something special is being celebrated seems to be one of the most interesting times. We visit a fair amount of museums and non-adrenaline filled locations to balance our boy's view of the world and the people working were some of the friendliest we have yet run into. The actual address we used for our GPS is different than on this listing (800 E. 17th Avenue) so probably just a quirk as this is near the fairgrounds and not hard to find.

Visited November 2011
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Ohio
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88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Somewhat educational”
Reviewed April 30, 2008

A good place for a school field trip, but not so interesting for adults. Ohio Village is okay if there's some event going on, otherwise it's pretty dull.

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Ohio
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“Ohio Village is a must see!”
Reviewed March 24, 2008

The best part of the historical society is the Ohio Village. Check out their website to see if the village will be open when you are in town. They offer many different programs through the year. We went to the All Hallows Eve event and it was wonderful! Lots of activities and a telling the "Headless Horseman" with an appearance of the headless rider (not scarey). The kids (6 and 3) loved it! They still talk about it 5 month later!

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