Some places can look a little out-of-this-world. Here in Ohio, there are several beautiful and mysterious destinations that tend to take on an otherworldly quality–especially with the right lighting and camera lens. The following are nine places in Ohio that might make you think you’re temporarily on another planet.
1. Ohio Caverns
West Liberty is home to "America's Most Colorful Caverns" that are sure to make you feel like you're exploring another planet. Within the Ohio Caverns is one of the world's largest and most perfectly formed stalactites. Crystal King is nearly five feet long, weighing an estimated 400 pounds, and is estimated to be more than 200,000 years old.
2. Mound City Group
Mounds abound at the
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ross County where you will find the largest collection of Hopewell culture burial mounds in eastern North America, as well as a museum that showcases the Hopewell culture.
3. The Rock House
Within the Hocking Hills State Park area in Logan is the beloved Rock House, where visitors can freely explore this cave with a 25 ft. high ceiling and window-like openings.
4. The Great Serpent Mound
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. Capturing the whole thing in a photo is difficult, but absolutely amazing when possible.
5. Seneca Caverns
Located in Bellevue, Ohio is another geographical wonder that was first discovered in 1872. When you venture to these caverns you will travel through "The Earth Crack" and view the Ole' Mist'ry River.
6. Blue Hole
This 1920s popular tourist attraction didn't die with the 90s, as many believe. Castalia State Fish Hatchery holds another blue hole that's open to public observation and speculation about where this deep, blue water actually comes from.
7. Kelleys Island Glacial Grooves
Not many people know that Kelleys Island is home to the largest accessible glacial grooves in the world.
8. Old Man’s Cave
Waterfalls, caves, unique rock formations and hiking trails abound within Hocking Hills State Park. Shots like this make the park look otherworldly.
9. Lake Erie
A frozen Lake Erie paired with a colorful sunset is downright mesmerizing in the winter months.
What do you think of these photos? Do you have any otherworldly-looking photos of Ohio locations? If so, share them with us in the comments below!