Our Ohio Travel Guide
Named after the Ohio River, the state of Ohio lies in the heart of the industrial belt. A significant part of Ohio is covered by the Appalachian Plateau, while most of its rivers, topography, and groundwater are products of glacial activity. Farming is a big industry, as well, and many family farms dot the landscape. Ohio is great state to visit, so read along and gather tips for your own trip to this beautiful state.
First, a little history…
The discovery of the Ice Age, ground sloth bones marked by human tools in Ohio, has made historians believe that people have lived in the region for more than 12,000 years. The first Europeans to arrive in Ohio were French explorers who claimed the area in the late 17th century. In 1763, after winning the Indian and French War, the British took over the land until the Revolutionary War occurred. Then, in 1803, Ohio became the 17th state in the U.S.A to join the union.
Travel Guides for this State
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Cedar Point Amusement Park
One of the most popular summer destinations in Ohio, the Cedar Point Amusement, is located on Cedar Point Beach. There are more than 17 roller coasters inside the park. The Cedar Point Shores Water Park is adjacent to the amusement park and features many water adventures. The water park has a wave pool, lazy river, and a six-story aqua-drop water slide for people who are feeling a bit adventurous.
Hocking Hills State Park
This natural area is riddled with hiking trails, cottages, caves, and camping facilities. In the fall, the park is quite popular among outdoor enthusiasts and people who want a weekend getaway. The park hosts several events throughout the year that attract many tourists. In addition to that, you can also participate in activities such as zip-lining, rock climbing, and canoeing.
Since its opening in the 1920s, Kings Island has been a favorite attraction for families. There are thrilling roller coasters for adults, including Diamondback and Orion, while Planet Snoopy Kids’ Area keeps the children occupied. The amusement park also contains Soak City, with more than 30 water slides, float lagoons, and wave pools to cool off during summers.
Ohio is home to several caverns; however, the Ohio Caverns are the most extensive cave system. These caves are over a century old and have two miles of underground passages. From the tunnels, you can go almost a hundred feet below the surface and experience geological wonders like the stalactites. The park also has a mining station for gems and fossils, which is extremely popular among children.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has gained the status of a pilgrimage site among music enthusiasts. The museum records the history of some of the most influential and well-known bands, producers, musicians, and other icons who have influenced the music industry throughout history.
Some other notable places:
Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area
Cincinnati Museum Center
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
A Christmas Story House & Museum
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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