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Also known as the Buckeye State, Ohio received its nickname
because of the many buckeye trees that once covered its hills and plains. As the markings
on the nut resembled the eye of a buck, the native Indians called it 'hetuck' or
The state capital of Ohio is Columbus.
Ohio Travel and Tourist Information with links
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Around Ohio, Cedar
Point, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lake
Municipalities, Ohio Travel Guides, Toledo.
About Ohio - Ohio Weather:
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County Map of Ohio:
Colourful map of Ohio showing the location of all 88 counties: Adams, Allen, Ashland,
Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont,
Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie
County, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton,
Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson,
Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina,
Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa,
Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky,
Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark County, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert,
Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood and Wyandot.
Named in honour of Christopher
Columbus, the early trade centre on the Scioto River took over the title of Ohio state
capital, from Chillicothe, in 1816.
The Ohio State University, 2 miles
north of downtown Columbus, is the largest in the country.
If student bars are not your thing, then the Greek Revival State Capitol
is a little more sobering.
Historical Center showcases Ohio's history
from the ice age to the year 1970, including a special exhibit about the 1940s Kilroy Was
Here, while the Wexner Center for the Arts caters to
the more avant guard.
Take the kids along to Ohio's
Center of Science and Industry, at 280 E. Broad St., for a thrilling hands on
experience of the exhibits.
Columbus also has one of the world's largest rose gardens; the Park of Roses.
Visitors to Columbus shouldn't miss a trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St.,
for a variety of self-contained environments - rain forests, deserts, and the Himalayas;
all in one place.
Accommodation in Columbus
in Columbus, Ohio:
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Rodeway Inn Obetz:
4870 Old Rathmell Court.
Comfort Inn Obetz.
The Rodeway Inn Obetz/Rickenbacker is a moderately priced hotel
conveniently located off Interstate 270, just five miles from
downtown Columbus, Greater Columbus Convention Center and
Rickenbacker International Airport.
The Rodeway Inn Obetz/Rickenbacker offers 70 tastefully appointed rooms and four luxury
suites, all with comfortable beds, work desks and complimentary high-speed Internet
access. Each suite offers a separate living room and bedroom.
Guests at the Comfort Inn start their day with a delicious, complimentary continental
As the premier entertainment district in downtown Columbus, this quaint neighbourhood
offers exceptional dining, accessible parking, live entertainment and affordable hotels.
Columbus Museum of Art:
The museum, at 480 East Broad Street, houses an outstanding collection of late nineteenth
and early twentieth century American and European modern art; including major works by
Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Hopper and O'Keeffe and other spectacular examples of
Impressionism, German Expressionism, and Cubism.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium:
Zoo areas are split into African Forest, Asia Quest, Australia, Islands of Southeast Asia,
North America, Pachyderms, Reptiles, Shores and Animal Enrichment. Located at 9990
Riverside Dr., Powell - just past Dublin, northwest of Columbus.
German Village Society:
A 233-acre neighbourhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The German
Village Meeting Haus, that serves as town hall, event venue and location of the Visitor
Center, is at 588 South Third Street. The Visitor Center has background information on the
immigration years, the recent preservation years, architectural details to note when
visiting, and the enormous impact brewing had on the community.
Franklin Park Conservatory:
A botanical jewel located on East Broad Street in Franklin Park, just two miles east of
downtown Columbus. Ninety acres of outdoor green space, 400 plant species, 100 butterfly
species, 800 feet of model railroad track, 7,000 panes of glass, and 100 years of
tradition make Franklin Park Conservatory one of Columbuss most popular and unique
destinations for residents and visitors of all ages.
Bone Comedy Club and Caf�:
Located at the Easton Town Center, the Columbus Funny Bone has been bringing
nationally-recognised humorists to Central Ohio since 1987.
Magic Mountain Fun
With centers located at Brice Rd & I-70 on the East side of Columbus and Polaris Pkwy
& I-71 on the North side of Columbus, Magic Mountain has more activities for the
entire family than any other fun centre in Central Ohio.
Preserves the memory of individuals who served in the United States Military, with each
item displayed carrying a personal story that helps us remember the price they paid for
freedom. Located at 5075 South Hamilton Rd., Groveport - just south (off the 317) of
Musicians Against Childhood
Formerly the 'Bluegrass Classic', this annual, four-day festival is held at Hoover Y-Park
(a beautiful 70-acre facility located in Lockbourne); in July.
National Trail Raceway:
Ohio's 'House of Speed' since 1965, offering a variety of drag racing entertainment, is
located at 2650 National Rd. SW - 20 miles east of Columbus on old U.S. Highway 40.
Short North Gazette:
Just south of Ohio State Universitys sprawling campus and north of the citys
colourful convention centre, lies an area where art lovers, dog walkers, shoppers and
families of all kinds come to shop, eat, drink - and dream.
brothers lived in Dayton, and in celebration of their achievements you can visit the Aviation
Hall of Fame.
Dayton also hosts the National Folk Festival in June. Considered to be
the nation's oldest multicultural event, the festival attracts musicians from around the
Mound, one of the largest Native American burial mounds in eastern North America, is
just south-west of Dayton.
Known as the Birthplace of Aviation, Dayton offers affordability and accessibility along
with world-class attractions, arts and culture.
Accommodation in Dayton
in Dayton, Ohio:
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Ohio gets its name from the Ohio River, an Iroquoian
term for good river.
The Ohio River forms the state's eastern border with West Virginia, and its southern border with Kentucky.
Other states neighbouring Ohio are: Indiana,
Michigan and Pennsylvania.
From world-class cities teeming with arts and culture to quaint small towns, thrilling
amusement parks, exhilarating outdoor adventure and important historic sites, you'll soon
see that Ohio truly has so much to discover.
Home to Miami University, Oxford is 30 minutes north of Cincinnati, Ohio, and an hour west
of Dayton. Oxford offers a wonderful combination of city living with the benefits of a
State of Ohio:
The official office of the state of Ohio.
Cincinnati, the third largest city in Ohio, lies on the north bank
of the Ohio River.
Fort Washington was established here In 1789, and within six years the
area's Native Americans were defeated and relinquished most of their land in the Treaty of
Greene Ville (1795).
Museums of interest in Cincinnati are the Contemporary Art Center, the Taft Museum, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Accommodation in Cincinnati
in Cincinnati, Ohio:
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Halfway between Chicago and New York, Cleveland is sometimes called the cultural centre of the
As industry has declined, the old warehouses have been converted for
the pleasure of night-owls.
The Rock and Roll Hall of fame has helped to put Cleveland back on the map.
The former industrial heart of Cleveland, along both banks of the Cuyahoga River, is now
the centre of Cleveland's nightlife.
Culture vultures can visit the Cleveland
Museum of Art, at University Circle, for an an impressive collection of French and
American Impressionist paintings.
Cleveland Lakefront State
Park is an ideal spot for swimming or picnics.
Accommodation in Cleveland
in Cleveland, Ohio:
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Lake Erie Islands:
With a vast shoreline and central location, the Lake Erie Islands Region boasts a
vacation experience unequaled on Ohios North Coast.
Bay State Park:
The wetlands of the Maumee Bay State Park offer a wide variety of natural wonders; a
tribute to Lake Erie.
Toledo is on Lake Erie, between Detroit and Cleveland.
A whole new way of learning that makes science fun for kids of all ages.
Toledo Museum of
The Toledo Museum of Art continues to grow in its facilities, its collection, and its
relations with the Toledo community. A series of renovations to the interior of the
original building from 1977 to 1992 was followed by the completion of the Center for the
Visual Arts, designed by Frank Gehry.
By combining the very best of vocal and symphonic music with spectacular theatrical
design, an evening at the opera becomes more than just a night on the town: its an
exhilarating and deeply satisfying event.
Rate the restaurants you know or check the reviews of others before you dine out in
If you're looking for specific things to do while you're in Toledo, take the advice of
some of the locals.
Gracie, the Zoo's 15-foot giraffe, gave birth to a baby boy calf in June 1998, after a
Accommodation in Toledo
in Toledo, Ohio:
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Sandusky's Cedar Point Amusement Park is rated among the best in the world by the roller
coasting adrenaline junkies who thrill at being pushed and pulled to the limits.
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