From stunning mansions to mysterious mounds, Ohio is full of several man made wonders that will enchant, intrigue and awe you. The following are just 14 of our favorite man made wonders in Ohio. How many of them have you seen in person?
1. The Ohio Statehouse (Columbus)
Historical, political and beautiful inside and out, Ohio's state capitol building is a true treasure to behold. Free, guided tours of the Statehouse are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m.
2. Great Serpent Mound (Bratton Township)
This 1,348-foot-long and three-foot-high prehistoric effigy mound along Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County continues to marvel locals and visitors alike.
3. The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Originally the Cincinnati Union Terminal, this former passenger railroad station features impressive architecture and now houses several exhibits, theaters and a library.
4. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge (Cincinnati)
This sunning bridge spans 1,056 feet over the Ohio River, connecting Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. It is arguably one of the state's most beautiful bridges.
5. Longaberger Headquarters (Newark)
The Longaberger Company Headquarters features the world's largest basket. This seven-story corporate headquarters along State Route 16 in Newark is a novelty piece of architecture you have to see to believe.
6. Stan Hywet Hall and Gradens (Akron)
This elaborate country estate in Akron is one of the largest homes in the U.S. An accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums, this estate is open to the public for tours and other events and features five historic buildings, eight gardens and 70 acres.
7. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (Toledo)
Constructed in a Spanish Platteresque style in 1926, this breathtaking cathedral is more than 240 feet long and 90 feet tall.
8. The Mushroom House (Cincinnati)
A spectacular piece of artwork, this whimsical home is located in the Hyde Park section of Cincinnati. It was designed by architect Terry Brown, who is also a former Architecture and Interior Design professor at the University of Cincinnati.
9. The Ohio Theatre (Columbus)
Catch a play or classic film at this historic theater in downtown Columbus and take time to observe the beautiful architecture while you're there.
10. The Chateau Laroche (Loveland)
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Also known as the Loveland Castle, this lovely little medieval structure was built by hand---brick by brick---by one man, Sir Harry Andrews. Today it is open for the public to explore for $5 a person, and is operated by modern day knights.
11. The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland)
The birthplace of rock and roll features a truly unique building with mesmerizing architecture.
12. Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
This Victorian-era structure is made up of two nine-story buildings, and features a five-story arcade with a glass skylight spanning more than 300 feet along four balconies.
13. Hartman’s Rock Garden (Springfield)
Observe a mixture of history, religion, and depression-era pop culture via this unique garden, built by Harry "Ben" Hartman between 1932 through 1939. The garden can be seen today at the corner of McCain and Russell streets in Springfield.
14. The Temple of Tolerance (Wapakoneta)
Jim Bowsher's home in the small town of Wapakoneta features an impressive museum of artifacts from the America you don't typically read about in history books, and a truly tranquil temple complex in his backyard. The central monument of the temple complex is dedicated to tolerance, and Bowsher continues to add to his unique creation to this day.
What are some of your favorite man made wonders in Ohio? Share them with us in the comments below!