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World's Largest Gavel

65 Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206 USA

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Sun 12a-11:59p
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“evildoers beware this giant hammer of justice, made of steel”

Just to the south of 65 Front Street, near the intersection of Front and State streets.Along Front Street in Downtown Columbus are located two pedestrian plazas-courtyards with some unique statues, flag poles and tidal basins/fountains. This is the large steel judicial gavel in honor if the Ohio Supreme Court. There is also a fountain/tidal pool with words (Reason, Honor, Wisdom, Justice...) written in steel. Open year round. Currently, (3/09) there is construction along Front St., so parking is at a premium.

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  • 5 Reviews
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August 08, 2014
Rated 4.0

Took some time to find. It's actually on the right side of the Supreme Court of Ohio building facing the river. Within reasonable walking distance of the Arnold Schwarzenegger statue and Christopher Columbus statue.

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November 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great fast stop for an interesting photo op! Parking directly in front of the gavel.

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Ken Valuska

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September 11, 2014

I had no idea this was the world's largest gavel, but if you say so, Roadtrippers! A cool spot if you happen to be in the area but def. don't go out of your way to check it out. It's a large gavel...

1 person found this review helpful

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Sweetie & The Hammer

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March 13, 2014

This was a little tricky to find. It's between two buildings that are right on the river, where you wouldn't expect them I'd say. Either way, really worth the stop, and Columbus is awesome!

1 person found this review helpful

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July 07, 2019
Rated 3.0

The entire neighborhood and surrounding area is under construction (7/7/19) so we couldn't get close enough to take pictures.

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November 14, 2017

Neat sculpture, kids enjoyed it. Just a small walk from other attractions, like COSI and Scioto Mile.

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June 27, 2017
Rated 3.0

It was cool, a little hard to find especially because the main road that you're suppose to turn on doesn't allow turns during certain hours of the day so we had to turn around and overshoot it twice!

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June 07, 2017
Rated 4.0

A very nice fountain display surrounded by a beautiful river walk. If you like adding World's Largest road side attractions to your list, this isn't far off the path and worth the stop. We never found Arnold's statue.

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World's Largest Gavel

65 Front Street
Columbus, Ohio
43206 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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