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Address: Ohio State University - Agricultural Department, Columbus, OH

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Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I'm so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? Watch... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2014
Little River, California
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639 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

As others have noted, there is not much to this attraction or I would give it more stars. However, I love to see Halls of Fame and large objects, so I had to go and see it. The building is at 520 Woody Hayes Drive on the west side of the river and north side of the road. Metered parking... More 

1 Thank Paul S
Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Forget the Statehouse, or the Short North. The Drainage Hall Of Fame will fill you with knowledge of yes, drainage.

Thank OpusPenguin
Moravia, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

I was looking for something to see unique to Columbus and didn't have time to run downtown to see the worlds largest gavel. Initially we went to the Architecture building by mistake. It turns out the Drainage Hall of Fame is in the Agriculture Engineering building which is right across the river. Luckily walking across the bridge we were able... More 

11 Thank Mark Y
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

After reading some reviews we decided to come to Columbus and see some attractions. We stopped by the Drainage Museum and I can't explain how much fun it was. I wasn't expecting much but what we saw was beyond my wildest expectations. The extensive knowledge the employees knew about old style and new style drainage equipment almost brought a tear... More 

2 Thank Kmullins131
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

A must see if you are passing through these parts. Nice displays. Sometimes it is tough to find obscure points of interest, but the buckeyes sure know how to please.

2 Thank worstday e
Little River, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I'm so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? Watch it. Now, my straw reaches acroooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I... drink... your... milkshake!

21 Thank Daniel_Plainview
Middle Village, New York
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We thought the Drainage Hall of Fame sounded interesting, based on the reviews we read here on Trip Advisor, so we decided to go and see it. We spent a long time finding out exactly where on OSU this Drainage Hall of Fame was, and when we got there we thought it must be a joke. It consists of exactly... More 

17 Thank Toni N
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

It was cool to read about drainage. The display was very well lit and students were very helpful with questions.

3 Thank john s
Provo, Utah
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I visited here on a whim and boy was I shocked, not only was the hall fame very interesting, but the scenery surrounding it was awe inspiring. Ranging from vasts amounts of plants and historic walkways, the drainage hall of fame is a must see here in the capital city. Also, once you are done visiting the hall of fame,... More 

10 Thank Tyler P
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Someone told me to see this and I thought it was a joke but wow was I wrong. The tale of these men has inspired me to learn even more about drainage. I even found out that the laser level was invented here. I do not understand why this is not higher on the list of things to do in... More 

5 Thank John M

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