Visiting Ohio

Whether you’re in Ohio for a few hours or a few days, or you’re lucky enough to live here, you’ll find endless opportunities to share memorable experiences with those that mean the most to you. It isn’t just the state’s tourism slogan, it aptly describes a place that is incredibly diverse, from its big city amenities which include a thriving arts and culture scene and award-winning culinary experiences, to the charm and comfort that can be found in its distinctive neighborhoods and historic small towns.

If the USA could have a greatest hits for a single state, it just might be Ohio. All your favorite things about the USA, id,yllic scenery, hearty cuisine, professional sports, even rock ‘n roll have a home there. This Midwestern state borders Lake Erie to the north and the Ohio River to the south.

If you are looking for an active place to stay with world-class attractions, Ohio’s major cities can satisfy any vacation desire. Each offers its own distinct flavor of fun, from professional sports, Bengals (Cincinnati), Cavaliers (Cleveland) and Indians (Cleveland again), to museums, outdoor activities and more.

Some of Ohio’s most frequented parks are located in the Hocking Hills, a tranquil 11,000-acre forested pocket in Southeastern Ohio where visitors can explore numerous caves, hike to beautiful waterfalls and experience one of the nation’s only dark-sky parks.

People visiting Ohio University for the first time often say this is what a college campus should look like! Come see for yourself why many consider the campus one of the most beautiful in the nation. And the Ohio State University Archives preserves Buckeye history and makes it available to all who visit its headquarters on Kenny Road. In addition to more than 2 million photographic images of university life from 1870 to present, the archives contain documents, records and mementos that are part of the Ohio State story.

Those who come to Ohio often head straight to Cleveland, Cincinnati, or Columbus, missing out on all the small-town fun that makes Ohio the great state that it is. In fact, much of Ohio is comprised of small towns, so even driving through the state, you’re bound to see a few.

There is never a dull moment in Ohio’s capital city Columbus. For a cultural visit, you can spend time at the Columbus Museum of Art or make your way to the Ohio Theatre to enjoy a symphony concert, an opera, or the ballet. The museum has special meaning in Ohio as natives Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first successful aircraft. From the Wright brothers’ invention to space travel, military aircraft, and the stealth technology of today, you do not have to be an aviation fanatic to enjoy the visit.

Wherever you’re staying in Columbus, you’re going to have a great trip. The world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a delight any time of year. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings horticulture and art together with a spectacular glasshouse, a stunning community garden campus and sculpture sprinkled throughout.

Cleveland is a gorgeous and green city worth visiting. The government makes a particular effort regarding Cleveland waste management services to guarantee the city pristine clean for both residents and visitors. Pollution is limited to a minimum and recycling and limiting wastage is emphasized. Dumpsters are available for rental for bulk junk removal.

Cincinnati is also a beautiful city, cheerful, thriving, and animated, said celebrated novelist Charles Dickens. Downtown is another example of this renaissance era with the fairly recent renovations of the riverfront Great American Ball Park and the pedestrian-friendly Fountain Square are case in points.