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Ohio History Connection: Columbus & Beyond

Important Native American history. Reminders of the ancient Adena people who once lived here. The preserved home of a famed abolitionist and composer. Nature trails with an amazing variety of plant and animal life. Places where the wooly mammoth and mastodon once fed during the Ice Age. All this is in Columbus? Yes! Come see for yourself our rich history and vibrant community.

  • 1.

    Flint Ridge Ancient Quarry & Nature Preserve

    Flint Ridge Ancient Quarry & Nature Preserve

    Hike trails and see ancient pits left by America Indians who came here to quarry flint

  • 2.

    Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

    Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

    See Ohio as it was over 10,000 years ago at this 450-acre nature preserve

  • 3.

    Shrum Mound

    Shrum Mound

    This cone-shaped burial mound built was by people of the ancient Adena culture (800 B.C.–A.D. 100)

  • 4.

    Logan Elm

    Logan Elm

    A state memorial honoring the site where Chief Logan gave his eloquent speech in 1774

  • 5.

    Hanby House

    Hanby House

    Hanby House preserves the owner's legacy, including first edition plates for his most famous song.

  • 6.

    Wahkeena Nature Center

    Wahkeena Nature Center

    Plants, birds and trails help this 150-acre preserve live up to its name, meaning “most beautiful"

  • 7.

    Ohio History Center

    Ohio History Center

    Spark discovery of Ohio's stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future.

  • 8.

    Ohio Village

    Ohio Village

    Get a firsthand look at the 1890s!

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