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“Ohio State Fair *** Choice Hotels RIP OFF!!!”

The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
Ranked #20 of 157 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 360-acre Ohio Expo Center is one of the most dynamic event venues in the Midwest. Located in the heart of Columbus, its 20-building complex provides more than one million square feet of event space under multiple roofs, complemented with parking for 14,000 vehicles. The Ohio Expo Center has been home to the famed Ohio State Fair since 1886.
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The fairgrounds and event were spectacular! Choice Hotel website gave a bum hotel location and refused to assist with proper accommodations. BUYER BEWARE!!!

Thank Delilah W
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Hadn't been to the State Fair in a couple of decades, and was thrilled to see the improvements. Parking is great, with plenty of space for the large crowds. I was happy to see Highway Patrol "mobile security" patrol and monitor parking.

The fairgrounds were clean and modern with lots of new and updated structures. I was happy to see a very strong police presence throughout, with lots of State Highway Patrolmen walking the entire grounds.

Food is the same as always, not for the meek or high-of-chlorestorol. Animal exhibits were great, with a "milk a cow" area for the kids.

Lots of newer attractions including camel rides, hog races, petting zoos, etc., although for an additional fee.

Overall, one of the best state fairs around, if the the best!

1  Thank William Y
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Weaving down roads and crossing traffic to find adequate parking was difficult at best. Enjoyed the facilities. Well worth the $$ to rent a golf cart.

*** Buyer Beware *** Choice Hotels "glitched" on a search for accommodations near the Ohio State Fairgrounds and landed me 45 minutes away indicating it was 12 minutes away. Lack of Customer Service and attempts to resolve the situation have led to this post!

1  Thank Kulchange
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

the greatest horse gathering for training of people and horses, meeting different horse breeds and shopping for equine related equipment, clothing, farm needs etc

Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We were there for a dog show in the Buckeye building (I believe it was). The parking lot was a mess due to construction but we were able to find parking. Building was dated but sufficient for what it was being used for. Bathrooms were inconvenient . Food service was OK. We were also told to make sure we watched our cars and keep them locked even while loading/unloading because of the danger of theft.
Rating is low due to everything noted but for the dog show the facility worked well for the event.

Thank CausualTraveler
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