Top 10 Ohio Attractions


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There is definitely nothing more exciting than the thought of going on a trip with the people closest to you. While there are a lot of exciting places to visit in the United States there is one place that you should not dare miss and that is the beautiful, enchanting state of Ohio. Whether you are in for adventure-filled days or to dazzling and lively nights in the town, there is always something to look forward to. If you are planning to make Ohio your next travel getaway, here are the top ten attractions that you must see and do:
Cedar Point Amusement Park/ResortCedar Point Amusement Park/Resort
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1: Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort

If you are in for a day of thrilling rides that take your breath away make sure to spend it at Cedar Point Amusement Park. This park boasts of the Millennium Force which was voted as the best steel roller coaster in the world. Apart from that, the park also features 15 other record-breaking rides that you would not want to miss.

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www.cedarpoint.com

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Cleveland Museum of ArtCleveland Museum of Art
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2: Cleveland Museum of Art

Culture vultures and art enthusiasts should spend several hours at the Cleveland Museum of Art where they will find some of the most exquisite art works ranging from paintings to sculptures and artifacts. Known as one of the most distinguished comprehensive art museums, this would definitely be the highlight of your Ohio getaway.

Website:

www.clevelandart.org

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and MuseumRock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
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3: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Music lovers will surely have a grand time here at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Get up close and personal with some of the world's greatest musical acts like Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen among others.

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www.rockhall.com

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Hocking Hills State ParkHocking Hills State Park
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4: Hocking Hills State Park

Get in touch with nature and spend a day or two camping at the Hocking Hills State Park. Featuring caves, rocks, cliffs and a lot of challenging terrains, adventure seekers are going to have an extremely wonderful time here. They can visit the Old Man's Cave Campground or go on an exciting hike up the Old Man's Cave Hiking Trail.

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www.hockinghillsstatepark.com

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Amish Country (Berlin)Amish Country (Berlin)
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5: Amish Country (Berlin)

If you have always been curious about the life of the Amish people you can finally satisfy that curiosity by visiting Amish Country. Central Ohio is home to the world's largest Amish community and by spending a weekend here you will be able to explore and discover their unique culture. Be prepared to have a weekend of peaceful tranquility amidst beautiful scenery, savor delicious homemade dishes and go on a fun buggy ride.

Website:

www.visitamishcountry.com

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LeVeque Tower, ColumbusLeVeque Tower, Columbus
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6: LeVeque Tower, Columbus

Located at 50 West Broad Street, the LeVeque Tower has always been one of the defining characteristics of the Columbus skyline. Architecture enthusiasts will marvel at this building's old-world elegance and charm making it a great photo opportunity. Watch out for the changing of the building's exterior lighting which happens at different times of the year.

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LeVeque Tower

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Pro Football Hall of FamePro Football Hall of Fame
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7: Pro Football Hall of Fame

If you are a sports fanatic then this is one place that you should not miss during your stay in Ohio. Known as America's premier sports museum and showplace, this is where you will get to see some of the best photos, artifacts and memorabilia from some of the biggest football names and most popular football players in the country.

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www.profootballhof.com

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Cleveland Botanical GardenCleveland Botanical Garden
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8: Cleveland Botanical Garden

This is one of Cleveland's top tourist attractions for several reasons mainly because there is something fun to do here for the young and the young at heart. The Gardens make for a beautiful landscape to take photographs and the Glasshouse is where you get to explore some of the most exquisite flora and fauna. Children will also enjoy their educational and highly interactive programs.

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www.cbgarden.org

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardensCincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
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9: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Nothing excites children more than seeing animals up close and getting to learn more about them. At the Cincinnati Zoo, they are surely going to have the time of their lives exploring the zoo's exhibits such as the Cat Canyon, the Night Hunters and Africa. Make sure to take them to the Spaulding Children's Zoo where they get to feed, touch and pet goats and some of the tamer animals.

Website:

www.cincinnatizoo.org

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Lake Erie Shores & IslandsLake Erie Shores & Islands
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10: Lake Erie Shores & Islands

When you find yourself in Ohio make sure to spend a day or two at Lake Erie Shores and Islands. You will not run out of things to do here no matter what your interests are. You can spend the day just lazing around by the shore; you can go fishing with friends or bicycling around the island. You may also opt to experience the thrill and adventure of their water slides and roller coaster rides.

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www.shoresandislands.com

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