the state capital and regional hub of 2 million residents
the county seat of Summit County, used to be known as the Rubber Capital, and has made the transition from the world's tire manufacturing hub to its high-tech Polymers Research Center, now referred to as the Polymer Capital. It is also the home of the All-American Soap Box Derby.
home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
regional hub of 3 million residents (Cincinnati Metro and Dayton Metro), the "Queen City" is home to the Bengals and Reds. Cincinnati was the first boom town in the United States, and its Over-the-Rhine district is the largest National Historic District in the United States.
traditionally one of the more liberal US cities, regional hub of 3 million residents, the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and home to one of the five richest collections of arts and culture institutions in the US
a mid-sized city famous for being the home of the Wright Brothers, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Dayton International Peace Museum. Dayton can be a wonderfully charming place to visit.
a city with historical ties to the glass-making industry and the second-largest city in central Ohio, Newark is the home of the "Basket Building," a 4-story picnic basket-shaped building which is the corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Co.
home to Cedar Point Amusement Park.
"The Glass City" is home to the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball team, a world-class art museum, a nationally ranked zoo, and the famous Tony Packo's Cafe.
The only national park in Ohio. According to the US National Park Service, the Cuyahoga Valley is the 5th most frequently visited park in the National Park System.
north of Sandusky (between Cleveland and Toledo), a group of picturesque and festive islands in Lake Erie are accessible via ferry. In addition to several Ohio state parks on the islands, there is plenty to do including visiting wineries, restaurants, bars, marinas and beaches. One of the Islands, Put-In-Bay, is known as the "Key West of the North" for its party atmosphere, especially during the summer months.
Along the southern shore of Lake Erie are a large number of public beaches. The largest natural sand beach in Ohio, Headlands Beach State Park, is east of Cleveland, in Mentor. Cleveland Lakefront State Park also includes a large beach at its Edgewater Park, just west of downtown Cleveland. Many other beaches are available throughout Northern Ohio, including Huntington Beach, Euclid Beach and Fairport Harbor. In addition, Maumee Bay State Park, near Toledo, boasts an extensive Lake Erie Beach as well as an inland beach and various resort and banquet facilities, not to mention a challenging Scottish-links style golf course.
Ohio has many states parks, spread throughout the state. Fees vary from park to park, but all are very affordable. To the north, the parks around Lake Erie have some of the best beaches and camping areas. Many have boat launches. Inland, most are in forest areas and offer outstanding amenities to campers, picnickers, boaters and horsemen.
in the Southeast portion of the state, includes the scenic Hocking Hills region and Lake Logan State Park.
halfway between Columbus and Cleveland, Holmes County is home to the world's largest population of Amish residents, along with famous attractions like Heini's Cheese, Skyview Ranch, the Amish Door and dozens of other historical Amish attractions.
Warren County, Ohio is the ultimate getaway for Ohio family fun. As the home of attractions such as Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge, the Beach Waterpark and Ozone Zipline Adventures, Warren County is truly "Ohio's Largest Playground".
325 mile trail from the Ohio River to Lake Erie
State directly to the west, home of Indianapolis and the Indy 500.
State directly to the south, home of Louisville and Lexington, the Kentucky Derby, bluegrass music, and Kentucky Bourbon.
State directly to the east, home of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Known for its revolutionary war era historical sites (mainly in Philadelphia) and its steel industry.
State to the north, home of Detroit and Mackinac Island. Has about 12,000 inland lakes, 38 deep-water ports, more miles of coastline than any state but Alaska, and more lighthouses than any other U.S. state.
Canada's most populous province, directly across Lake Erie. Its capital, Toronto, is Canada's largest city, and it hosts the capital of Canada Ottawa.
State to the southeast, home of Charleston. It's often called the "Mountain State", being the only state in the USA to lie completely within a mountain range (in this case, the Appalachians).
Contains Victorian artwork as well as modern pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol.
The NFL's Hall of Fame is in Canton.
An incredible collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, European and American masterworks, an armor court which kids love, and an extensive Egyptian and Roman collection.
Has a great collection of African, Asian, and Islamic art. There's also a great collection by local artists. The Zagat Survey named the Cincinnati Art Museum to be the Best Art Museum in the nation-- a tie with the Chicago Art Academy and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The second oldest zoo in the United States and one of the world's most successful breeding zoos.
Retraces the history of the struggle of American slaves to escape to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. The museum also looks at slavery and genocide throughout the rest of the world. Cincinnati was picked as the home of the museum due to its strategic location on the underground railroad.
A really cool museum for adults and children is in Columbus.
A former COSI in Toledo.
Large and undergoing expansion to contain even more. Next to the water park Zoombezi Bay and the Safari Golf Club, both owned by the zoo.
The largest aviation museum in the world. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
The Air and Space Museum is in Wapakoneta and is easily seen off of I-75. It is the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon. The museum boasts many space artifacts and an Astro-Theater where air and space movies and projected on the interior of a dome.
Just east of Columbus, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the non-profit Museum tells the exciting stories and preserves the history of American motorcycling. The museum is also home to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, honoring the distinguished men and women who have played a vital role in shaping the sport and business of motorcycling, thanks to their competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship.
An art museum that punches above it's weight in a small ohio town.
This free museum offers a diverse arts collection and a variety of architectural styles on campus. Also includes the Peristyle, a Greek-inspired classical performing arts venue.
One of three Ohio zoos consistently ranked among the best in the country. Home to the famous "Hippoquarium", a collection of impressive WPA-era buildings, and an annual holiday lights display.
A memorial and visitors center at the site of the Kent State Shootings.
city in Ohio
city in Ohio, United States; county seat of Hamilton County
The annual event celebrating Ohio and its history is held in Columbus.
city in Ohio, United States
A small historical amusement park on the Ohio River in Cincinnati.
peninsula and beach in New York City, New York, USA
Ohio's only national park.
The Hall of Fame is on Cleveland's Lake Erie Shore.
The Peace Museum is in Dayton and is easily accessed from I-75 Exit 53B, First St. Exit. The museum has exhibits about the world's rich, but often overlooked, history of peace and nonviolence. Member of the International Network of Museums for Peace.
Cincinnati's professional football team.
Cincinnati's Major League Baseball team in the National League. The team is also the oldest professional baseball team.
A National Football League team in Cleveland.
A Major League Baseball team in Cleveland in the American League.
Cleveland's NBA basketball team.
A NHL Hockey team in Columbus.
A Major League Soccer team in Columbus.
A soccer team in the second-level United Soccer League in Cincinnati, notable for drawing crowds comparable to those of many MLS teams.
Ohio is a state in the Midwest region of the USA. The state has natural boundaries to the north (Lake Erie) and to the south (Ohio River) and is bordered by the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Ohio also shares Lake Erie as a border with the Canadian province of Ontario. The terrain is generally flat in the northwestern parts due to ancient glaciers, and gradually gets hillier as one heads east and southeast toward the Allegheny and Appalachian mountain ranges. Aside from a Great Lake (Erie) and a major navigable river (Ohio), the State of Ohio offers a national park (Cuyahoga Valley), a national forest (Wayne), a number of National Wildlife Refuges, and a bundle of islands on Lake Erie.
Ohio is a bit under served by rail, however a few Amtrak routes crosses through the state. Notice however that most trains arrive at inconvenient times, often in the middle of night.
Many boaters use the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and their connection points as a travel route. There are many marinas and public boat ramps available for this purpose. Also, the Great Lakes Cruising Company and the American Canadian Caribbean Line provide cruises that include Cleveland on the itineria. There are also steamboat and cruise options connecting points along Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
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