The 1989 Smithsonian Guide to Historic America describes this museum as "probably the finest museum in America devoted to ... More
Ohio Historical Center
The 1989 Smithsonian Guide to Historic America describes this museum as "probably the finest museum in America devoted to pre-European history." The museum includes exhibits of natural history that reach to the murkiest mists of prehistory and studies of the early culture and lifestyles of the human natives that populated the region before the advent of Europeans on the continent of North America. The state archives that are housed at the museum offer copious options and tools for research and the museum bookstore offers a varied selection of books, replicas, crafts, and other history related items.
This place was just ok for the first hour or so, but the quality of the museum is mediocre and not much more. I thought some of the exhibits were interesting, but some I found to be quite dull and some were a little on the creepy side. I wouldn't suggest it for small children who don't like museums and such or any average kids older than 10 or 11. The historical center is mostly just your average museum and I would rather be at COSI (the good ohio museum) or just a higher quality museum.
The building itself, a enormous representation of one of the first type of structures built during Ohio's settlement era, "The Blockhouse" is just the first hint of what this fantastic museum has to offer.
I recommend it as great afternoon's worth showing the overall history of the state of Ohio.
The historical center is the place to be if you are a research nut or just a family genealogist. Loads of information at your finger tips, make this stop well worth your drive. Nestled in the middle of scenic Columbus, the History Center doesn't disappoint.
The historical center is a great place for the family to come and find out about the state they live in. The historical center has interesting and informative exihits. The outdoor village gives a snapshot of life in the past. This is a good place to go for a informative and educational experiance. Give yourself at least half a day to enjoy it fully.
The Ohio Historical Center had a "Kilroy" exhibit that reviewed America during the '40s. My children learned about the music, the movies, the culture, the books and the war. They made the display fun for kids. We had enjoyed the exhibit so much that we become members of the Ohio Historical Society. When traveling, we visit museums in varied locations across Ohio. This summer, we discovered the Kilroy exhibit had moved on to a labor & industry Ohio Historical Society site in Youngstown.
As an amateur genealogist one of my favorite places to be is the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio. There are many many personal collections of historical memorabilia just as military weapons, arrowheads, vintage clothing, etc., as well as a wonderful library filled with documents and research material so valuable to anyone researching Ohio history as well as their own personal history
I grew up in Columbus, oh. Going to the museum was somthing my parents did often with myself and sister. I learned a lot visiting the museum. Got to spend many hours with my parents as we toured the building. It will always be a great memory I will cheerish for the rest of my life.
This all suite hotel is in close proximity to museums and theatres and is located on the north side of
Columbus. The hotel is home to a lounge and restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness room and an ...