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Ohio Statehouse

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to stop and see

On our recent trip to Columbus, we decided to go to the Statehouse and check it out. We were there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hidden gem

We like to visit state capitols in our travels—they are always visitor-friendly and reveal a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Capitol building of Ohio.
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1 Capitol Sq, Columbus, OH 43215-4275
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All reviews guided tour gift shop beautiful building free tour state house abraham lincoln state capitols capital building map room senate chambers self guided nice tour history buff great history small museum lots of history rotunda
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guides spoken interview bored the grandsons. Probably not a good choice for trying to provide some learning for fun-oriented kids.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank carol h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent trip to Columbus, we decided to go to the Statehouse and check it out. We were there easily for 3 hours. They have guided tours but we just decided to walk around by ourselves. It has a kind of confusing layout but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kathys1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like to visit state capitols in our travels—they are always visitor-friendly and reveal a great deal about a state’s history, economy and culture in a short time. The Ohio Statehouse is no exception. Somewhat understated for a capitol on the outside, it is beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Gerry963
Reviewed 3 February 2019

If you venture downtown... have a look. Downtown was quite scary to me, but the building was nice. ...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laurenbD2045PY
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Nice building from outside, inside you can practically go anywhere that doesn’t have a security guard blocking your way.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This is only of the only Capitols we have visited where it was laid out differently to others, we found the Cupola but couldn't then find the HoR or Senate, we didn't have a lot of time to figure it out either, we can normally...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MrsBaum
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend spent one and a half hour to explore The Ohio Statehouse. It’s a beautiful building with a nice architecture. It’s worth a visit when you are in Columbus.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 57Klas
Reviewed 7 November 2018

During one of our 6 mile walks we were downtown and walked on 3 sides of the capital. There was some construction so we couldn't see all. Several historic signs to read and a display of letters engraved in stone from Military Veterans home to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig G
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We had a guided tour of the building with access to the legislative chambers. The buildings architecture is interesting and learning that much of the material used to build it was sourced locally from Ohio was interesting. Don’t miss the county map on the lower...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 07flyingbuckeye
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I visited the statehouse several years ago and enjoyed it. It is visited as a guided tour which takes you through the main dome lets you see the legislative chambers. While often thought of as a "school group" attraction, it is enjoyable even for adults....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank AJOhio
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22 April 2018|
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Response from jkzoo | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't sure so I checked the website: Free Guided Tours Daily Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday every hour on the hour with the first tour beginning at 10 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. Guided... More
4 October 2016|
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Response from JeffBreedlove | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Sunday - it was very nice. Free guided tours of the Capitol Square complex are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3pm.