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Where to go in Ohio

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postedOctober 15, 2020
Ohio is a top-to-bottom group destination, and a handful of its cities and sites are detailed here by region.


  • As a site for many pioneering businesses, Akron/Summit County offers attractions in this historical thread, including the Lockheed Martin Airdock, the Hower House, and the National Museum of Psychology.
  • Ohio Amish Country in Holmes County is the place to find cultural sites, unique shopping, and eateries serving up generational recipes within the country’s largest Amish settlement.
  • Cleveland is the lively home to the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster at Cedar Point; the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; and the “A Christmas Story” house, the Victorian home where the famous holiday film was shot.

Columbus Zoo
Columbus Zoo (Photo by Laura Watilo Blake)


  • Columbus, the capital and the state’s most populous city, has well-known attractions including the enormous Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Live music, breweries, and the theater district offer exhilarating nightlife.
  • The Ohio Herb Center in Gahanna is a wonderland of gardening, culinary experiences, and health and wellness. Workshops include Tea Blending and Thrifty Herbal Homecare.
  • Grandview Heights, just minutes from downtown Columbus, is a quieter area with several unique coffee roasters, local shops, and an innovative food scene.

Carillon Brewing Company
Carillon Brewing Company (Photo by Dayton CVB)


  • Dayton is packed with aviation history, and some of its world-class sites are the Wright Brothers Memorial, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, and Carillon Historical Park. The 2021 Vectren Dayton Air Show will be July 10–11, headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
  • Carlisle-based Indian Creek Distillery serves up early American frontier whiskey, distilled in the same copper pot stills from almost 200 years ago.
  • Golden Lamb in Lebanon is one of America’s most historical inns; it’s been a gathering place since 1803 for locals, travelers, statesmen, and presidents.  

For more information, email Chrissy Blackwell with Ohio Has It! or go to

Top photo: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Photo by Dayton CVB


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