If you're planning a visit to the "Buckeye State," here's where it all begins. We're sure you'll find such a unique diversity of activities that you'll need to return time and again just to begin enjoying everything Ohio has to offer!
If you're a history buff, Ohio's remarkable breadth of historical sites provides visitors of all ages with an extraordinary glimpse into history. Explore prehistoric cultures, sacred Native American grounds, Civil War sites, Presidential Homes and Ohio's second-to-none aviation legacy. With the country's largest Amish settlement, Ohio offers a fascinating look into history integrated into the 21st Century. This is just the beginning of the treasure trove of Ohio's historical offerings.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Ohio's spectacular landscape, magnificent lakes and rivers, biking trails and hiking paths mean you never need to step foot indoors! For hunters and fishermen, Ohio offers championship sporting opportunities. The lure of the Lake Erie and the great Walleye fishing and stream and river fishing across the state offer plentiful opportunities for picture-perfect catches. Turkey and deer hunters know Ohio is one of the finest hunting destinations in the country and we invite you to return to search for that elusive trophy buck. Birders can find species native only to Ohio in the wooded marshes and reeded lakes. Scenic railroads, rolling byways and lakeside tours make touring through Ohio an unforgettable experience.
Families need look no further than Ohio for high-speed thrills at the world's best theme parks, mind-expanding exhibits at science and interactive museums, year-round water fun at indoor water parks and animal adventure at Ohio's renowned zoos. Since Ohio is just a day's drive from 60% of the US population, you'll never have to hear "Are we there yet?"... because you are.
If you're seeking a sophisticated slant to your travels, Ohio's cosmopolitan cities are the ideal places to inspire your cultural and culinary palettes. Take the day to explore some of the nation's most museums replete with works from the European maters to contemporary artists. Applaud the talents of performers at theaters and playhouses. Delight in the experience of dining under the hand of honored culinary geniuses and be dazzled by the bright lights and energy found in Ohio's gleaming cities.
If you'd like to find a special event that's happening while you're in Ohio, we have a full listing of events designed so you can search by interest, geographical region or date.
Ohio is truly a remarkable getaway... so close to home, yet away from it all. We're sure you'll soon see why we say Ohio has So much to Discover!