things to do in ohio?
i'm travelling to ohio for 1 month
plz suggest things to do...attractions////shopping?
- seeking answersLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Where are you visiting? You can learn much about Ohio by reading through the resolved travel questions for Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Easton Town Center in Columbus is a Midwest shopping mecca. Its rival in Cleveland is the combination of Beachwood Place and Legacy Village, both located together east of Cleveland.
Ohio's greatest tourist attractions apart from professional sports likely are Cedar Point, the world's roller coaster capital and located one hour west of downtown Cleveland, and Ohio Amish country, within two hours southeast of Cleveland.
Cleveland is both one of the nation's cultural centers but also features many reasonably priced yet highly acclaimed restaurants.
Many of Cleveland's cultural institutions are at University Circle. These include the Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the nation's best and with free admission to its permanent galleries, and the Cleveland Orchestra, ranked as one of the very best in the world. Also in University Circle is the superb Cleveland Botanical Garden and a very good natural history museum.
The Cleveland Orchestra performs at Severance Hall, one of the world's best concert halls, and at one of the best summer venues in the nation at Blossom Music Center, located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the nation's largest urban forest.
Other attractions in Cleveland include the West Side Market, The Arcade, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and several fun entertainment and dining districts. East of Cleveland is the Holden Arboretum, one of the largest and best in the U.S.
Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Akron, all great centers of American wealth in the 20th century, also have superb art museums. Toledo, a center of the American glass industry in the 20th century, features the Glass Pavilion and one of the best collections of glass art works in the world.
Columbus often is ranked as having one of the best zoos in the country, and east of the city is The Wilds, a 10,000-acre animal preservation center.
Columbus also is the home of The Ohio State University, the nation's largest, and German Village, one of the nation's largest historical residential districts and the home of several acclaimed restaurants.
Dayton, west of Columbus, perhaps is the most underrated Ohio attraction, especially for history lovers. It is the birthplace of aviation as the life-long home of the Wright Brothers. At Kitty Hawk, the Wrights flew only a powered glider, which would have merited only a long-forgotten footnote in history. Upon their return to Dayton, however, they perfected the first machine capable of sustained flight and capable of maneuvering in the air. The federal government has honored the Wright's legacy with the development of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.
Dayton visitors can tour the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, where the Wrights tested their planes and operated the first flight school. This, not Kitty Hawk, is where man first ventured into the sky. The first real airplane is housed not at the Smithsonian, but at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton. Adventurers even can fly on the wing of a Wright Flyer in the Dayton area!
Also in Dayton is the massive U.S. Air Force National Museum, which features superb exhibits in addition to billions of dollars worth of artifacts. Among the galleries are most of the presidential planes from past decades. Visitors usually can walk through the presidential planes.
Natural attractions include the Hocking Hills, southeast of Columbus, where visitors can enjoy excellent hikes and other outdoor activities, including zip-lining through hardwood forests and the highly acclaimed "Tecumseh" outdoor drama. Lake Erie offers excellent freshwater beaches in the summer, when the lake's temperature rises above 75 degrees F. in August. The Lake Erie islands also are popular, especially Put-in-Bay, the Key West of the North Coast. Magee Marsh, just east of Toledo, is one of the nation's birding hotspots.
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- Dottie RLv 71 decade ago
Ohio is actually a big state. I suggest you get a Tour Book from AAA so you can look for things that appeal to you in the area you'll be staying. Lots of shopping malls in almost all sections of the state. Cedar Point amusement park is in Sandusky so NW Ohio while King's Island is between Dayton and Cincinnati. Both Cleveland and Cincinnati have major league baseball teams. Columbus and Akron have minor league teams for the Indians. If you'll be here in the summer, there are lots of outdoor venues for concerts. Check out Entertainment section of Cleveland.com if you'll be in NE Ohio. Lots of museums but you'll get that info from the Tour Book.
- 4 years ago
There are a lot of things to do in Cleveland. You could go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It has several exhibits from the history of rock and roll including outfits, guitars, cars, and notebooks of famous performers. Currently the top floor is an exhibit of Bruce Springsteen. The Rock Hall also has an awesome gift store where you can get cds, records, clothing, posters, and much more. Another place to go is the Hard Rock Cafe. It is a restaurant filled with music artifacts. It has delicious food and is fun to explore. It has a gift shop that is connected to the Tower City Mall. This is a huge mall that has several interesting and fun stores in it. You could go to an Indians game if there is one while you are there. You could also go to the science center or to the lake. If you have time you could go to Put In Bay, an island on the lake. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is fun to check out as well. Cleveland has many wonderful museums such as the Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Museum of Art. There are also things to do near Cleveland such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame amd William McKinley Monument in Canton and Cedar Point in Sandusky. You can also see the worlds largest Free Stamp!