A travel guide to Ohio, United States of America providing Ohio tourism and travel information.
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Overview

The State of Ohio offers everything from unspoiled natural beauty to sophisticated big-city entertainment.  The state borders Lake Erie to the north and is crisscrossed by a number of rivers including the Ohio River, and is a haven for water based recreational activities. Ohio’s big cities, including Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, are flourishing innovative urban regions, and outside the cities, fertile farmland and friendly small towns offer a respite from all the big city excitement. Ohio is known for its famous amusement parks, such as Paramount’s Kings Island and Sandusky’s Cedar Point. The United States Air Force Museum is one of the world’s largest and oldest aviation museums. Amish Country is the fascinating home region of the Amish and Mennonite people and their commitment to simple living.

The city of Cincinnati amazes visitors with its bounty of entertaining attractions and cultural events. The city is located on the shores of the Ohio River and is surrounded by picturesque hilly countryside. The American Classical Music Hall of fame features fascinating multimedia displays and hands-on interactive exhibits. Visit the Cincinnati Art Museum and nearly 100 thousand pieces of art, satisfying the city’s timeless passion for the arts. The Cincinnati History Museum is a perfect way to entertain and educate children, and is home to a paddle wheel steamboat, vintage vehicles and a number of fascinating educational displays. Nearby, families enjoy Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, covering 265 acres of sculpture gardens, enchanting garden trails and environmental events.

Cleveland is a sophisticated marvel of diversity. The city offers eclectic downtown neighborhoods, exciting professional sports events, and educationally and culturally diverse museums. For vibrant nightlife, head to the Flats Entertainment District or the Historic Warehouse district, with dazzling displays of live musical performances, boisterous nightclubs and trendy eateries. Cleveland is home to four professional sports organizations, including the baseball Cleveland Indians and basketball Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum lures music lovers with countless unique artifacts, artists’ personal items, and incredible displays chronicling the history of the genre, and in April the annual Tri-C JazzFest features 11 spectacular days of the best jazz performances in the world.

One of the most intriguing travel regions of Ohio is Amish Country, where horse-drawn wagons are the most common form of transportation and charming general stores and local markets feature a variety of local artisan-made. Community eateries and bakeries tempt visitors with smells of homemade food. Craft fairs, farmers markets, museums and living history villages offer the opportunity for immersion in the local Amish culture. At Schoenbrunn Village, recreations of original log buildings and costumed staff bring local history and traditions to life. Travel Ohio for endless tourism options.


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