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World's Largest Gavel

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Address: 65 S Front St, Near Supreme Court Building, Columbus, OH 43215-4131
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+1 614-387-9223

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World's Largest Gavel Photo Op Fun

This Gavel is near the riverfront. It is a quiet area to relax but for us at was a great place for photo op fun.

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to find parking if this is something that you'd really want to see. It is really a big gavel! Nice and shiny. We checked it out on our way to Cosi.

Thank Cleverland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to explore Columbus a little. This is a neat attraction but not much to see in the cold months with the fountain is not full. I suggest pairing this site with a walk down in the nearby park.

Thank Amanda P
Columbus, Ohio
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was at a meeting in the building and during a lunch break, I looked out the terrace area...WOW! This is a beautiful, shiny object!

Thank Carol A
Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Kind of a pointless statue. Should be recycled for the metal. If you want to see great statuary, check out the fountain in front of Market 65 at 65 E State St.

Thank tommindful
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The gavel is at the supreme court building and something to see. Large and imposing but it also conveys the American ideals of justice for all.

Thank Traveling_Scouter
Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a really cool sculpture in the heart of downtown Columbus. It is part of a summer walking tour program sponsored by the Columbus Board of Health and guided by volunteers from Columbus Landmarks Foundation on the River South tour. It is one of many sculptures scattered around the downtown and is most appropriate since it is located in... More 

Thank BuckeyeBecky2014
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424 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I'm not a big fan of public sculpture, but I am a sucker for the world's largest items, so I had to stop to see this on a recent weekday trip to Columbus. Had to make several laps around downtown to find parking. There is no left turn off Broad most of the day and with all the construction, if... More 

Thank Paul S
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you are walking along the river only you may miss this, so be sure if you are at the Ohio Supreme Court building that you come up from the river. The view is obscured by the elevation. My son was being sworn in so I definitely had to get his picture there.

Thank Mark S
Chicago, Illinois
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271 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This Gavel is near the riverfront. It is a quiet area to relax but for us at was a great place for photo op fun.

Thank IllinoisKate1
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142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Who new? The World's Largest Gavel was across the street from the DoubleTree Suites Hotel where we stayed for the Columbus Marathon/Half Marathon. This unique attraction is on one side of the the Supreme Court of Ohio. On the other side of the building is a plaza with 'words of character' in stone. The view over the Scioto River is... More 

Thank Marnette S

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