The Ultimate And Definite Bucket List For Everyone In Ohio

If you don’t already have an Ohio bucket list—consider this one yours.

Ohio is full of natural wonders, quirky roadside attractions, and impressive destinations you won’t find anywhere else in the world. From the iconic and the obvious to the lesser-known gems, there are certain things in Ohio you simply have to experience. Here are 39 things (listed in no particular order) to add to—and then check off of—your Ohio bucket list:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

How many of these things have you experienced? What else do you think should be added to this Ohio bucket list? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below!

Address: Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH 44870, USA
Address: Serpent Mound Historical Site, 3850 OH-73, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
Address: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
Address: 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138, USA
Address: Tony Packo's Restaurant, 1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605, USA
Address: Statehouse Ct, Sugarcreek Township, OH 45305, USA
Address: Brandywine Falls, Sagamore Hills Township, OH 44067, USA
Address: 847 Adena Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601, USA
Address: Melt Bar and Grilled, 840 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Address: The Wilds, 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732, USA
Address: Ohio Caverns - Open All Year, 2210 OH-245 E, West Liberty, OH 43357, USA
Address: Lake Erie, Lake Erie
Address: Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr NW, Canton, OH 44708, USA
Address: 12025 Shore Dr, Loveland, OH 45140, USA
Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431, USA
Address: Scioto Crest Dr, Columbus, OH 43017, USA
Address: Radar Hill Trail, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Address: Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant, 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206, USA
Address: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA
Address: 39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Address: Mason, OH 45039, USA
Address: Lima, OH, USA
Address: 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905, USA
Address: The Golden Lamb, 27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036, USA
Address: 1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225, USA
Address: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303, USA
Address: Youngstown, OH 44509, USA
Address: Buckeye Express Diner, 810 OH-97, Bellville, OH 44813, USA
Address: Put-in-Bay, Put-In-Bay, OH, USA
Address: Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211, USA
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What else is there to do in Ohio?

As you’ve now learned, there is so much to do here in Ohio! However, even the list above doesn’t mention everything. If you’re looking for additional activities and destinations, you might consider the following: b.a. Sweetie Candy Company in Cleveland, Mad River Mountain in Zanesfield, Dogwood Pass in Beaver, Jungle Jim’s International Market in Cincinnati, and the Sugarcreek Metro Park in Bellbrook. Learn more about these fun Ohio activities.

What are the top natural wonders in Ohio?

For impressive natural wonders in Ohio, look no further than Cyrstal Cave in Put-In-Bay, Johnson Woods in Marshallville, Natural Bridge in Rockbridge, the “Yellow Spring”, the Rock House in Logan, and Brandywine Falls.

Where can I go in Ohio that only the locals know about?

It’s no mystery that Ohio is filled with hidden gems. To explore Ohio as the locals do, you can visit any of the following places: the small town of Zoar, Columbus Park of Roses, Deer Creek State Park Lodge, the Osage Orange Tunnel, Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, Hidden Falls at Hocking Hills State Park, and Cedar Point Beach. Curious to learn more about these magical places? Read our previous article: Hidden Places In Ohio Only Locals Know About.

Address: Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH 44870, USA
Address: Serpent Mound Historical Site, 3850 OH-73, Peebles, OH 45660, USA
Address: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
Address: 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138, USA
Address: Tony Packo's Restaurant, 1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605, USA
Address: Statehouse Ct, Sugarcreek Township, OH 45305, USA
Address: Brandywine Falls, Sagamore Hills Township, OH 44067, USA
Address: 847 Adena Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601, USA
Address: Melt Bar and Grilled, 840 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Address: The Wilds, 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732, USA
Address: Ohio Caverns - Open All Year, 2210 OH-245 E, West Liberty, OH 43357, USA
Address: Lake Erie, Lake Erie
Address: Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr NW, Canton, OH 44708, USA
Address: 12025 Shore Dr, Loveland, OH 45140, USA
Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431, USA
Address: Scioto Crest Dr, Columbus, OH 43017, USA
Address: Radar Hill Trail, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Address: Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant, 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206, USA
Address: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA
Address: 39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Address: Mason, OH 45039, USA
Address: Lima, OH, USA
Address: 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905, USA
Address: The Golden Lamb, 27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036, USA
Address: 1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225, USA
Address: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303, USA
Address: Youngstown, OH 44509, USA
Address: Buckeye Express Diner, 810 OH-97, Bellville, OH 44813, USA
Address: Put-in-Bay, Put-In-Bay, OH, USA
Address: Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211, USA