15 Hidden Places In Ohio Only Locals Know About

Ohio is a gold mine for hidden gems.

If you think you’ve got the Buckeye State figured out, think again. Think again, and add the following 15 places to your bucket list. They’re hidden places that mostly only locals know about, but that definitely doesn’t mean you can’t discover them for yourself. Bring your sense of adventure, gas up the car, and get ready to see Ohio in a brand-new light.

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

Have you explored any of these places before? What other hidden places are in Ohio that typically only locals know about? Share your thoughts, photos and recommendations with us!

Address: 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA
Address: 12025 Shore Dr, Loveland, OH 45140, USA
Address: Zoar, OH, USA
Address: 3901 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214, USA
Address: Co Hwy 20, Range Township, OH, USA
Address: 4178 Conference Rd, Bellbrook, OH 45305, USA
Address: 12440 OH-282, Garrettsville, OH 44231, USA
Address: 2387 Co Rd 80, Martinsville, OH 45146, USA
Address: 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138, USA
Address: 411 N Main St, Minerva, OH 44657, USA
Address: 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732, USA
Address: 16200 Valley Pkwy, Strongsville, OH 44136, USA
Address: 24798 Big Pine Rd, Logan, OH 43138, USA
Address: 4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas, OH 44843, USA
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Hidden Gems in Ohio

March 10, 2021

Where are some unique places in Ohio?

Ohio is full of strange, intriguing, and otherwise interesting places, both natural and man-made. For example, the Blue Hole in Castalia is a gorgeous blue pool that has seemingly no bottom. We’re also home to “Cornhenge”, which is kind of what it sounds like. Remember Stonehenge? Well, what if it was corn? Dublin has a field of corn cob statues. No, seriously. Chippewa Lake Park is an abandoned amusement park that’s a total dream for urbex enthusiasts. For more of our picks for the most interesting, unique places in Ohio, give this article a gander.

What are the best day trips in Ohio?

Luckily for us, there’s so much to do and see in the beautiful state of Ohio that your possibilities for day trips are nearly endless. Take a trip to Sandusky and have a blast at Cedar Point Amusement Park, which has been called the “roller coaster capital of the world”. Kill an entire afternoon at Ohio’s very own outdoor safari park known as The Wilds in Cumberland. Explore an unforgettable German village in Columbus. Get lost (okay, but not really) in the beautiful forests of Hocking Hills State Park. No matter what you like to do, you’re going to find something to love in Ohio.

Where are some secret places in Ohio?

Some of our favorite, under-appreciated places in Ohio that you must visit asap include Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, in Hamilton, which is a seasonal (spring/summer/fall) park with a very unique twist. Explore a real-life castle at Chateau Laroche, in Loveland. You read that right – a real castle. If you’re really into that, make sure to also check out Landoll’s Mohican Castle, in Loudonville.

Address: 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA
Address: 12025 Shore Dr, Loveland, OH 45140, USA
Address: Zoar, OH, USA
Address: 3901 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214, USA
Address: Co Hwy 20, Range Township, OH, USA
Address: 4178 Conference Rd, Bellbrook, OH 45305, USA
Address: 12440 OH-282, Garrettsville, OH 44231, USA
Address: 2387 Co Rd 80, Martinsville, OH 45146, USA
Address: 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138, USA
Address: 411 N Main St, Minerva, OH 44657, USA
Address: 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732, USA
Address: 16200 Valley Pkwy, Strongsville, OH 44136, USA
Address: 24798 Big Pine Rd, Logan, OH 43138, USA
Address: 4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas, OH 44843, USA