In spite of what you might think about Ohio, we have some pretty talented individuals and unique venues that offer uncommon things you can learn to do yourself. (That unique hobby you’ve been wanting to start could be just around the corner.) The following are 10 unique things you can learn to do in Ohio.
1. Zip line
Zip lines aren't just for the tropics. There are actually several places to learn how to zip line in Ohio such as Cumberland's Wild Zipline Safari (pictured), Hocking Hills Canopy Tours and Glenmont's Tree Frog Canopy Tours.
2. Weave your own basket
Whether you watch the basket weaving pros at work at the Longaberger Basket Company in Newark (pictured), or you take a basket weaving class at Hutchison’s Hilltop Haven at Hocking Hills in Rockbridge, you will probably have more basket weaving knowledge than your out-of-state friends.
3. Learn to sail
Don't have a friend or family member to show you the ropes of sailing the open seas? Learn to tack, trim and cruise on Lake Erie at the Harbor North Sailing School in Huron.
4. Make your own glass
Visit the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art where you can create your own wine glass, vase or other glass work of art from scratch.
5. Learn to drive a real race car
Legally break the speed limit and learn how to drive a high performance race car at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington.
6. Try the artisan way
Learn how to make heritage crafts including quilting, wreath making and wood carving at the historic Sauder Village in Archbold.
7. Learn to create your own children's book art
At the Mazza Museum in Findlay, you can learn to draw or paint your own renditions of famous children's book artwork.
8. Take an international cuisine cooking class
Interested in learning how to make sushi? Want to know how to pair American, Italian and French cuisine with the appropriate wine? Check out the various courses offered at Jungle Jim’s International Market Cooking School in Cincinnati.
9. Try your hand at ceramic art
Have you always wanted to try your hand at pottery or sculpture building but don't know where to start? Within the Greater Cincinnati area, FUNKē FIRED ARTS offers an abundance of ceramic art education classes. FUNKē FIRED ARTS is the nation's largest ceramic studio open to the general public, according to the facility's website.
Take the plunge and take up one of the most daring hobbies of them all at the Ohio Skydiving Center in Carroll.