Jack Nicklaus Museum

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Jack Nicklaus Museum
Jack Nicklaus Museum
Established2002 (2002)
Location2355 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, Ohio
Coordinates 40°00′35″N83°01′25″W / 40.009849°N 83.023662°W / 40.009849; -83.023662 Coordinates: 40°00′35″N83°01′25″W / 40.009849°N 83.023662°W / 40.009849; -83.023662
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The Jack Nicklaus Museum is a museum focused on and honoring championship golfer Jack Nicklaus. It is on the campus of the golfer's alma mater of Ohio State University in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. [1]

The museum, opened in 2002, is a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) facility offering a comprehensive view of Nicklaus' life and career in and out of golf as well as exhibits celebrating the history and legends of the game. In 2005, it was transferred by the private Jack Nicklaus Museum Inc. to Ohio State University. [2]

It houses three theaters, a golf shop and a number of exhibit galleries. [2]

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