America is stunning—and Ohio plays a big part in that. From breathtaking cascades to colorful caverns, Ohio has a little bit of everything. The following 11 sites in Ohio will remind you just how stunning America truly is—and just how much the Buckeye State contributes to that beauty.
1. Old Man's Cave (Hocking Hills State Park)
What is arguably Ohio's favorite hiking spot is also arguably one of the state's most scenic and beautiful places to explore, where eerie caves, hidden waterfalls and unique rock formations abound.
2. Ohio Amish Country
(Pictured: Eastern Ohio, in and around Sugarcreek.)
3. Lake Erie
The shores of this beautiful Great Lake are captivating year-round.
4. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Tour the Cuyahoga Valley by train via the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in Peninsula.
5. The covered bridges of Ashtabula County
Drive through America's shortest and longest covered bridge along the scenic route of the Ashtabula Covered Bridge Tour, which features 18 covered bridges in Ashtabula County.
6. Brandywine Falls (Cuyahoga Valley National Park)
This breathtaking 65-foot waterfall flows from Brandywine Creek. These beautiful falls are a popular highlight within Ohio's very own national park.
7. The Ohio River
(Pictured: Confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers in Marietta, OH.)
8. The Indiana and Ohio Railway
(Pictured: An ariel view of the railway in Greenfield, OH.)
9. Crystal King and the Ohio Caverns
Within the Ohio Caverns, "America's Most Colorful Caverns" in West Liberty, 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.
10. The Great Seal of Ohio
On the grounds of the historic Adena Mansion and Gardens in Chillicothe, you'll find the site of Ohio's Great Seal.
11. Ohio Bicentennial Barns
All throughout the state, these beautiful barns give our state a unique stamp on America the Beautiful. (The pictured barn is located in Ashtabula County along St. Rt. 11.)
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