Ohio Top 10 Attractions

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 10 attractions that you must see and do.

1: Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort

Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort
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This amusement park may be located in the leading pork and agriculture state of the country, but don’t come expecting anything less than one of the best places to visit for rides, games, and the best food. Cedar Point is consistently rated as the best in the world, as it is one of the biggest, too. This is a big stop among international tourists. The main reason why is that Cedar Point houses two great wooden coasters, 14 modern coasters, and plenty of other rides for the whole family to enjoy. Just make sure you get express tickets for the rides, if you want to ride as many as possible. This amusement park is packed all year around, so plan accordingly and plan ahead!

Address: 1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870

2: Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
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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.

Address: 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106

3: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
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You don’t have to be a rock god to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All you have to do is go to the museum on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland. The museum includes records, archives, and instruments from some of the most influential names in modern music. You’ll find collections from stars like David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and the Beatles. No two trips to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are the same. That’s because they constantly open new installations of artifacts and have a rotating list of interactive exhibits.

Address: 1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

4: Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park
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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.

Address: 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138

5: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
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Home to a hugely impressive collection of air craft, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force boasts hundreds of missiles and air craft for visitors to feast their eyes on. This is a hugely popular attraction that sees huge numbers of visitors pass through each year. In addition to the fascinating exhibits and collections, the museum has many other things for visitors to explore and enjoy such as flight simulators and the Air Force Museum Theater amongst other things. There are many different galleries where you will be able to take in the exhibits such as the WWII Gallery and the Cold War Gallery.

Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431

6: Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
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Known as a national treasure located in Akron, Ohio, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a stunning country estate with beautiful grounds that surround it. One of the largest homes in the whole country, this is a wonderful place that is well worth a visit. The estate has a history that dates back to the early part of the 20th century and there is plenty to explore if you want to delve into its past. There are also various events that are held here each year in addition to the fascinating guided tours that you can take.

Address: 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303

7: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
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A truly iconic building and an important part of Ohio transport history the Union Terminal is now home to a host of fabulous attractions. In addition to admiring the unique architecture of this structure, which boasts a long and fascinating history, you can explore attractions such as the original control tower, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, the OMNIMAX Theater, and a host of travelling exhibitions. This is an attraction that is suited to all ages as there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Address: 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203

8: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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Situated in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a place where you can enjoy a combination of natural beauty, fascinating exhibitions, and education. You will find hundreds of plant species to explore when you visit this attraction and you can even explore different climate zones such as the dessert and the rainforest. The conservatory is situated within ninety acres of botanical gardens that surround it, so there is plenty for visitors to enjoy and explore.

Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203

9: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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.

Address: 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

10: Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo Museum of Art

When you visit the hugely popular Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio you will find yourself with access to a collection of tens of thousands of objects. Dating back to 1901, this art museum is home to some wonderful and fascinating art exhibits and displays including glass art, European art and American art collections. There are a number of famous pieces of art housed here too including works by the likes of Rembrandt and Henry Moore. In addition, you can enjoy exploring the fabulous sculpture garden as well as the concert hall in the eastern wing of the building.

Address: 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620

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