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Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society's Two-Headed Calf

Displayed in its own official museum glass case, the rare calf is a freak of nature born with two heads on an Ohio farm.

Ohio History Center

Address:
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH
Directions:
The Ohio Historical Center is located just off of I-71 on 17th Avenue (exit 111) about 4 miles north of downtown Columbus in Franklin County.
Hours:
W-Su 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
614-297-2300
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2-headed calf.

Ohio Historical Society's Two-Headed Calf

You may have to ask where to find it, but the calf is a pleasant surprise; it's well maintained and in good shape.

[The Wanderer, 01/05/2014]

Two headed calf in glass case.

Ohio Historical Society's Two-Headed Calf

I remember from trips during my childhood that there was a two-headed calf at the Ohio Historical Society, a horrendously ugly building built when aesthetics were, at best not important and at worst warped beyond modern comprehension.

My first stop in Columbus was at the Historical Center to find the calf. I called ahead to make sure it was still available to view without going into the quaint Ohio Village, a 19th century museum town now only open for special occasions. The calf has been moved into the main museum, along with an Egyptian mummy that has some odd tie to Columbus. Those two things are the only things available for view in the center of the museum at the Relics and Curiosities section.

[Duncan Busser, 09/21/2007]

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