By Mary Kleffner
Posted On: Apr 26, 2019
Experience the excitement that comes with planning an Ohio Road Trip at Ohio Tourism Day! More than 100 tourism experiences from across the state will join TourismOhio for this FREE event at the Ohio Statehouse (west lawn) on Wednesday, May 8, from 11 .a.m – 2 p.m.
Learn what’s happening in Ohio for the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, how the Cincinnati Reds are celebrating 150 years as the first professional baseball team, find out when to visit Mansfield for the 25th anniversary of “The Shawshank Redemption” movie, discover Ohio Adventure Trails (from donuts to ice cream and ales to quilts) and tons more! It’s not only the ultimate opportunity to plan your next Ohio Road Trip, but a day packed full of happiness and joy for the whole family.
Think of yourself as a thrill seeker, outdoor adventurer or culture guru? No matter what you’re into – roller coasters, hiking, shopping, museums or sports – you’ll find all the travel inspiration you need in one place. Find travel experts at more than 100 different booths that will help you jump start your Ohio vacation planning.
You’ll feel as if you’re on a roller coaster, wind blowing through your hair as you virtually experience a roller coaster from Cedar Point – America’s ‘Rockin’ Roller Coast,’ or treat your taste buds with samples from your favorite Ohio Food Trails, like the Butler County Donut Trail and Trumbull County Italian Food Trail.
1. Travel Inspiration
Ohio Tourism Day isn’t just for grown-ups. Your little ones will love getting their faces painted and meeting their favorite characters in real-life. The fun doesn’t stop there – learn how to milk a cow or hang with a real-life Ohio owl, just a few of the exciting hands-on activities and interactive games you’ll find all-afternoon.
2. Fun for the Whole Family
From frisbees to food samples, discover tons of awesome, free stuff – as well as the chance to win cool giveaways. You could walk away the lucky winner of an overnight stay at an inn, tickets to a concert, or Columbus Blue Jackets prizes and souvenirs.
3. Giveaways Galore
Land a rocket ship on the moon, take a ride in an Amish buggy or strike a pose next to a six-foot-tall nutcracker. Create the perfect souvenir by snapping a pic at one of several Ohio-themed photo-ops.
4. Insta-Worthy Photo Ops
Dance, play and celebrate with event emcee Cameron Fontana, an Emmy-award winning television personality for ABC6, FOX28 and The CW Columbus.
With more than 100 attractions, giveaways, live entertainment and much more, you’ll discover that no matter what you’re seeking – you’ll Find It Here. in Ohio.
Plan your next adventure, create lasting memories and share all your happiness, joy, and excitement with us using #OhioTourismDay and #OhioFindItHere.
5. Meet TV Personality, Cameron Fontana