Ohio May 20, 2015
11 Hidden Gems In Ohio You Need To Check Out
These days it’s hard to keep something a secret—especially if it’s a really cool place. Yet Ohio still has its fair share of hidden gems, from underrated establishments to little known destinations. The following are what we consider to be some of Ohio’s best kept secrets.
1) The Chateau Laroche (Loveland)
Also known as the Loveland Castle, this small, historic castle is open for the public to explore for a small fee.
2) American Sign Museum (Cincinnati)
Discover America's largest collection of signs at this Cincinnati museum.
3) Mike's Place (Kent)
In addition to its unique atmosphere and decor, this eatery features a full-size replica of a "Star War" X-Wing Fighter.
4) Ravenwood Castle (New Plymouth)
This castle serves as an overnight Medieval getaway perfect for a weekend away from modern day life.
5) Hartman Rock Garden (Springfield)
Observe a mixture of history, religion, and depression-era pop culture via this unique garden, built by Harry "Ben" Hartman between1932 through 1944.
6) Beer Barrel Saloon (Put-In-Bay)
Order a drink at the world's longest bar on South Bass Island.
7) Healing Chapel (Coolville)
Visit Ohio's (and one of America's) smallest chapels in Coolville. This tiny chapel is 10 ft. by 14 ft. and holds eight seats.
8) Lustron houses (Whitehall)
Designed after World War II and made in Columbus for returning soldiers, these houses were impressively durable, yet inexpensive. Few are still in use or existence.
9) Glacial grooves (Kelleys Island)
The largest accessible glacial grooves in the world can be found right in Ohio on Kelleys Island.
10) Topiary Park (Columbus)
Tucked away in downtown Columbus is a 7-acre park with some pretty impressive shrubs.
11) The Mohicans (Glenmont)
In addition to the great outdoors and beautiful cabins, The Mohicans feature some mind-blowing tree houses (complete with electricity and running water) available for overnight stays.
Turns out Ohio is more than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cedar Point. What other unique places are there in Ohio that you believe are underrated? Tell us in the comments below!