Top 10 Columbus, Ohio Tourist Attractions

Kelton House Museum and Garden

6: Kelton House Museum and Garden

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Address: 586 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

The building in which this museum is housed dates back to the mid-1800s, and the exhibitions themselves provide a fascinating insight into life in Columbus during that century. You can enjoy taking in the Victorian architecture of the building in addition to the exhibits and displays and you should make sure you also have a stroll around the gardens to take in the diverse plant species and beautiful landscaping.

Thurber House

7: Thurber House

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Address: 77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

For those looking to delve into some of the area’s history and past talent, Thurber House is an excellent choice. This was once home to James Thurber, the author, who wrote many of his short stories at the house. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are two floors to explore inside the building and you can enjoy a self guided tour as you learn more about Thurber as well as his family life.

Ohio Statehouse
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8: Ohio Statehouse

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Address: 1 capitol square, Columbus, OH 43215

This is a must-see for anyone who enjoys elaborate architecture and decor, as it is a stunning building that dates back to the mid-1800s. You will be astounded by the beautiful decor, which includes marble floors and stunning artwork. The building also has a grand staircase and a unique stained glass skylight, which is located in the Atrium.

Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

9: Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

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This is a great attraction for fans of autos, as there is a fascinating display of cars on show here. You will not only be able to feast your eyes on some wonderful and unique vehicles but also other auto related memorabilia. You will be able to find out more about the history of the some of the older cars, so you can enjoy expanding your knowledge as well as taking in the exhibition.

Ohio History Center
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10: Ohio History Center

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Address: 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

This is another great attraction for those who want to delve into the area’s history, and is a great place to take the kids for an educational day out. There are some great displays that you will be able to enjoy including the ‘1950s Build the American Dream’. The interactive exhibits and displays help to ensure that the kids will also have a great time when visiting this attraction.

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