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Ohio History Center

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Not the most modern, but definitely very interesting

This is one of the last museums we hadn't experienced in Columbus. It's small, but it has some... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Kelly G
Edutainment at its best!

There is something for absolutely everyone at the Ohio History Center. From dinosaurs to paintings... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Columbus, Ohio
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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...more
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800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2497
+1 614-297-2300
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

This is one of the last museums we hadn't experienced in Columbus. It's small, but it has some really great World War I treasures on display, information about Ohio's Native American heritage, as well as a neat little house from the 50's. Its been recreated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

There is something for absolutely everyone at the Ohio History Center. From dinosaurs to paintings, it’s a time capsule. There is a full sized, furnished Lustron house (on display through the end of this month) and if you’ve missed that then there’s always Ohio Village,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

amazing museum, wish the old village was open they only open though labor day week. but overall great small museum

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Took our two granddaughters and they thoroughly enjoyed it, as did we. Had a great time and the girls loved all the hands on areas.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great historical stops for all to learn about life in the 1800’s. Story telling, fortune telling, and a bonfire made for a fun, enlightened and delightful evening with kids and adults !

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

This place was so much more than i could have imagined. There was plenty of free parking and admission was $12 and well worth it. There was a special 50's exhibit that brought back so many memories. There is a mastodon skeleton as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The museum does a good job of providing you a good overview of what is Ohio. There are lots of interactive displays for both adults and kids. We can’t comment on the village as it was closed for the season. It took is 2 1/2...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Went there for the Country Living Magazine Fair WHICH WAS GREAT! But this place is really not too exciting other than the fair. Not much history to grab you and the grounds are VERY POOR for handicap with scooters. The wood sidewalks are in very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

I liked finding the history presented by decades. Of course the most striking was about the metal houses built in Ohio during the 1950s. It seemed a shame that they did not become wildly successful since the planning and execution of the one we walked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking for an alternative to COSI for us to visit before going to the airport and chose the Ohio History Center. We weren't sure what to expect, but it was a fun couple of hours. There's a lot of hands on items throughout...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Wade C
28 October 2018|
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Response from Bill L | Reviewed this property |
I would give it 2-3 hours, it is very well done
22 October 2018|
Response from Bill L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the building is accessible, making strollers easy to use and there are excellent displays for your toddler to enjoy
22 October 2018|
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Response from AntiqueFinderOH | Reviewed this property |
It's a neat place but hard to get around if in a strooler. It really depends on the child.