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The ‘Coolest Hidden Wonder in Ohio’ is located right outside Columbus, according to data

The ‘Coolest Hidden Wonder in Ohio’ is located right outside Columbus, according to data

Sav McKee

…and it’s definitely hidden! I’ve never heard of the spot, “where old TVs go to live,” until I came across this list. 

Stacker did some digging for us folks who like to explore the lesser known areas of our state. Using data from Atlas Obscura, they searched around the entire United States for the “Coolest Hidden Wonders in Every State,” and Ohio’s hidden wonder happens to be in Hilliard, Ohio.


Turns out, the Early Television Museum is Ohio’s best kept secret. This museum was founded by Steve McVoy, who worked in a TV repair shop after school. He decided to start collecting old TV’s, and after running out of space to display them all in his own shop, he decided to start a museum to show off his growing collection. 

Stacker said, “The Huffington Post has called the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio, ‘where old TVs go to live.’ And this ‘retirement home’ contains some antique television sets that go back to the earliest days of the ‘boob tube’ — as far back as 1928, the year of the first American TV broadcast, which used mechanical scanning technology (later replaced by electron beams). But don’t mistake this museum for a graveyard of vintage sets because most of them are actually still in working order.”

This museum is located at 5396 Franklin St., in Hilliard, Ohio. They’re open on Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from noon- 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). More information can be found via their website.

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