By Ohio.org Staff
Posted On: Apr 22, 2022
Ohio. Find It Here. is celebrating big moments in our new commercial. This year, you'll find everything from relaxing days at the beach and adventurous hikes at Ohio State Parks, to breathtaking public art.
Every aspect of the commercial is made in Ohio. From the real-life Ohioans featured in the video (who are even wearing clothes from Ohio companies like WHERE I'M FROM, CLEveland Clothing Co., HOMAGE, Celebrate Local, and the College Book Store in Athens) to the Jeep -- which was built in Toledo. The music playing is from beloved Ohio folk trio Caamp, who are currently on a national tour!
Ohio. Find It Here. will air the 30-second and 60-second commercials starting April 25 on broadcast and connected television as well as on streaming services in Ohio and surrounding states. The commercials, which will run through the end of August, will also be available to watch on YouTube.
Below, we've rounded up the 10 places featured in our commercial for you to discover:
Ohio University in Athens
The Ohio University Campus sits right in the middle of Athens. The Southeast Ohio city has everything from indie coffee shops and iconic foodie spots, to nature trails. Explore the trails at The Ridges and see the notoriously haunted Moonville Tunnel. Or take in some art at the Kennedy Art Museum.
Edgewater Park in Cleveland
Edgewater Park is a serene oasis sitting just west of Downtown Cleveland. Featuring 9000 feet of shoreline, activities abound here with a swimming beach, dog beach, fishing pier and a brand new accessible, interactive play space for kids. Walk, bike or skate the perimeter of the park on a paved path that can lead you east or west out of the park on a large trail system.
John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs
One of Southwest Ohio's most charming towns, Yellow Springs is a perfect picturesque destination. Visit and hike the trails at the serene Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and John Bryan State Park, or head to one of the many shops for local art.
Playhouse Square in Cleveland
Playhouse Square is the largest performing arts center in the nation outside of New York, winning a Tony Award in 2015. Not only does this cultural gem welcome visitors for Broadway shows, Playhouse Square is also home to Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland International Film Festival, Great Lakes Theater and Tri-C JazzFest and more.
Kings Island in Mason
Opened in 1972, Kings Island has always been a staple of summer fun in Ohio. Whether you're riding The Beast – the longest wooden roller coaster – or soaring to new heights on the Orion giga coaster, there's something for everyone at this amusement park.
Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati
This neighborhood in Cincinnati, with its German roots and heritage, offers unique restaurants and shopping. While you're there, be sure to check out all the murals and public art on display. From the giant vibrant James Brown "Mr. Dynamite" mural on Main Street to the small murals along the alleys like Lizzy Duquette's piece at Goetz Alley at 14th Street, you'll have a palette of excitement to explore.
Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville
Scoop up some homemade ice cream at this iconic Zanesville spot. Tom's Ice Cream Bowl is a favorite among locals and out-of-towners alike. It's been in the same small building across the Muskingum River since 1950. And as the story goes, it got its name when a customer was so surprised by the jumbo size of the sundaes, that he demanded, "Put mine in a soup bowl!"
Toledo Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art is world-renowned for its collection of Old Master paintings, decorative arts and glass. Take a road trip this explore museum learn more about Toledo's glass making history at the Glass Pavilion. And don't forget to check out other iconic stops in the area like Glass City River Wall mural, Spiegel Grove, and Sauder Village.
Glen Echo in Columbus
Central Ohio is home to many unique and diverse neighborhoods. Enjoy walking through Glen Echo Park or checking out the some of the historic homes in the area which are built in styles like American Craftsman, Tudor and Colonial Revival. Close to both Clintonville and the University District (OSU is a stone's throw away), this area has so much offer.
Scioto Mile in Columbus
Covering over 175 acres of parkland, Columbus' Scioto Mile stretches from the riverfront to the Arena District. You can find adventure around every corner at this Central Ohio spot by checking out its numerous bike and pedestrian paths. Or venture onto the water with by renting a kayak or paddleboard.