Ohio is a state in US situated in the Midwest region. It is said to be the 35th largest in size and 7th largest in population. It is nicknamed as “The Heart of It All”, because of its shape that is kind of like a heart. Ohio has been always playing a critical role in the development of US and is still continuing to do the same in both the area’s History and Government. Ohio is also very famous as it is said to be the home state for 8 Presidents of US and is popularly called as the Mother of US President. It is considered to be one of the most important states in US especially during the elections of the President. Ohio is also called the Birth Place of Aviation as the famous Wright Brother who invented the Aeroplane belongs to this state. Ohio also has some additional claims, to be the home city of Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on moon, Astronaut John Glenn who is claimed to be the first American to complete an orbit of the outer space of Earth, and beside these Ohio has also been the home of 23 astronauts and Inventor Thomas A Edison was also born in Ohio.
Some major key facts about Ohio are - the capital city is Columbus; official language is English and the currency used in USD. The popular tourist destinations of Ohio are Columbus and Cincinnati.
Columbus being the capital city is the ideal destination for tourist especially for families as there are tons of things to do for the children and for the grownups. The Columbus Zoo is rated as No.1 in US and is very popular among the tourist. The Center of Science and Industry shows things related to Children activities and cinemas. The Topiary Garden, Columbus Museum of Art and Santa Maria are the major museums of Columbus and they show the visitors the history of the state which is highly appreciated by the tourists.
Cincinnati is a beautiful city and is the home of Abraham Lincoln Statue; one can also find more architectural marvels like St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, John Roebling Bridge and the Fountain Square. Cincinnati also feels proud of the presence of the museums and art displays in the city. One can also visit the Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Zoo, Botanical Garden, Eden Park and Coney Island.
Ohio and its people enjoy a lot of activities round the year in terms of art performance, various festivals, sports etc. Concerts are held throughout the year in the state on one side and on the other exhibition are organized that displays the art works of painters and sculptors. Ohio is also well known for its cuisines and the way the local people celebrates there every moment of life with different festivals held during the year. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is one of the festivals that is held every year, it showcases the tasty samples of German style music, food and beer. Tall Stacks is another one which is held on the shores of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, it is a large festival and is held on purpose of paying tribute to Cincinnati’s river boat history. Many concerts are held for the same. Tall Stacks take place every 3rd or 4th year.
Some other major festivals are Riverfest, Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio State Fair, Columbus Art Festival, the Jazz and Ribs Festival and Riverfest Presented by Outdoor Source.
Beside the cultural fest Ohio indulges itself in sports activities too round the year especially football and baseball are the major one amongst all and they have various levels of team for each; some of them are Cincinnati Bengal the football team, Cincinnati Reds the baseball team, Cleveland Browns the National Football team, Cleveland League the major league baseball team etc. Beside football and baseball as most played sports the state is also well known for its hockey and soccer.
Ohio is well known as the Roller Coaster of the world because of the number of Amusements parks in the state. The famous and noteworthy parks in Ohio are Cedar Point and King’s Island.
You will not only find great places to see and some interesting activities to do but also you can find some good places to dine and things to eat in the entire state. Most of the cuisines which are well defined as the American Food were born in Ohio.
In general, Ohio is a safe place but the biggest threat is of the weather. Unlikely of all the terms and crime rates one can stay safe in Ohio if you are well aware of your surroundings.
|Maritime Museum of Sandusky||Museums – Sandusky, Ohio|
|Merry Go Round Museum||Museums – Sandusky, Ohio|
|Glacial Grooves||Landmarks – Sandusky, Ohio|
|Challenge Park||Themeparks – Sandusky, Ohio|
|Lagoon Deer Park||Zoos and Aquariums – Sandusky, Ohio|
|The Eleutheros Cooke House||Landmarks – Sandusky, Ohio|
|Topiary Garden||Gardens – Columbus, Ohio|
|Santa Maria||Museums – Columbus, Ohio|
|Thurber House||Landmarks – Columbus, Ohio|