Canal Winchester is a small town located 15 miles outside of the large city of Columbus in central Ohio. Though small, it is an amazing town to explore, whether you are looking for something fun to do for the day or to move in to a quiet area in central Ohio. Canal Winchester is mostly known for its amazing collection of great parks, but there are also plenty of fun indoor activities to do in this tiny town including the many fun and unique museums. When we say unique we mean unique.
National Barber Museum
This museum began in 1988 and is a very fun and unique historical experience unlike the traditional museum day trip that most people think about when they hear the word museum. At The National Barber Museum visitors get a chance to look through barber artifacts and items like barber poles, chairs, razors, and other various items used throughout the history of the Barber Shop profession. This is also the home of the Barber Hall of Fame. Admission is just five dollars per person making it even more easy to spend some time in this interesting little place.
Motts Military Museum
This is not officially inside the limits of Canal Winchester but located in the neighboring city of Groveport. This museum has been around since 1987 and was founded by Warren Motts it was a place to educate the public on the importance of America’s military past with documentation, collection, interpretation, and preservation of historical artifacts as well as personal stories from men and women who served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces. At the museum visitors can find military vehicles, aircrafts, artifacts from history, exhibits on the Civil War, World War II, Korean War, Desert Storm, and many more significant military milestones in history. This museum has the nation’s second largest collection of military artifacts. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday and it’s $10 per person.
The Doll and Toy Museum
This museum is officially named the Mid-Ohio Historical Doll and Toy Museum and it has been in Canal Winchester since 1984. This museum is home to a collection of historical and antique toys and play items used by children throughout history. The museum, in addition to displaying historical toys, also provides doll repairs, toy refurbishments, and appraisal services for collectible toys. Admission is just three dollars, and the museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, you can also book group tours online.
So, if you are looking for a unique and a little-known gem of an activity in central Ohio, Canal Winchester is the place to do it with their many great fun and unique museums. Both right inside the city and just outside the limits.
There are so many great places to fall in love within central Ohio. Start exploring today!