From breathtaking views to really unique manmade structures, Ohio is full of beautiful places to explore that you won’t be able to experience anywhere else in the world. The following are what we consider to be absolute must-sees when it comes to the beauty Ohio has to offer.
1) Hocking Hills State Park and Old Man's Cave
This park is arguably Ohio's most beloved state park, where waterfalls, caves and hiking trails abound.
2) The Great Serpent Mound
Tucked away in Adams County is this mysterious snake-shaped mound, unlike any other mound in the world.
3) Crystal King and the Ohio Caverns
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.
4) Kelleys Island glacial grooves
Kelleys Island is home to the largest accessible glacial grooves in the world.
5) Brandywine Falls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
This waterfall is arguably Ohio's most beloved waterfall.
6) Hopewell Culture National Historic Park
Also known as Mound City, this historic park is home to the largest collection of Indian burial mounds in the world.
7) Ohio Amish Country
Where the simple life is celebrated and the freshly baked bread tastes like heaven.
8) Cleveland Botanical Garden
This garden gives a whole new meaning to plant life.
9) Marblehead Lighthouse
Arguably the state's most beloved lighthouse along the shores of Lake Erie.
10) The Mohicans tree houses
In addition to the great outdoors and beautiful cabins, The Mohicans (located in Glenmont) feature some mind-blowing tree houses (complete with electricity and running water) available for overnight stays.
11) The Wilds
Cumberland is home to Ohio's very own safari-like experience where the animals roam free.
12) Adena Mansion and Gardens
This historic house was home to Thomas Worthington and is the sight of the Great Seal. The story of Ohio truly began here.
13) Loveland Castle
Built entirely by hand, this historic castle (also known as the Chateau Laroche) is located in Loveland and is open to the public to explore for a small fee.
14) The Hocking Hills 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.
15) Lake Erie at sunset
(Because it's the closest you will get to an ocean shore sunset.)