Explore the Excitement of Ohio Attractions
Ohio is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, beautiful landscapes, a foodie’s paradise, sports and entertainment activities galore and much more. Whether you’re into the outdoors, music, art, history or food – you’ll find all kinds of events and activities no matter your budget or the size of your travel party.
Lovers of the great outdoors can enjoy hiking, biking and paddling through 75 state parks and a national park. 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.
Wine enthusiasts can get their sip on at more than 314 wineries in Ohio which is among the top ten wine-producing states in the country. For those partial to hops and barley, Ohio ranks number four in craft beer production with 244craft breweries currently operating in the state.
The nation’s second-largest performing arts district resides in Cleveland, which is also home to the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the world. Ohio is also chock-full of all kinds of museums and historical sites, including several dedicated to aviation which has deep roots in Ohio thanks to natives such as the Wright Brothers, Jerrie Mock, Neil Armstrong, and John Glenn. Dayton is home to the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum, the National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Ohio has the largest Amish population in the country and many visitors flock to Amish Country throughout the year to taste fresh local cheeses, observe the construction of expertly-crafted hardwood furniture, and enjoy day-to-day life at a slower pace. Among the region’s highlights is the Farm at Walnut Creek where visitors of all ages can learn about Amish life and experience this working farm with more than 500 animals.
Ohio’s northwest region is somewhat of a playground for kids and adults of all ages. Not only is it considered the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, but it features beautiful beaches along Lake Erie and unique opportunities for adventure in places like Kelley’s Island or South Bass Island’s Put-in-Bay, where spectacular views can be seen from 352 feet in the air atop Perry’s Monument which commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
There is definitely an appetite for sports in the Buckeye State, with its eight professional sports teams, including 2016 NBA Champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. Several sporting events have recently been held in Ohio including the World Series, NBA Championship, MLB All-Star Game and a World Cup Qualifier Match.