Ohio March 15, 2015
These 20 Jaw Dropping Places In Ohio Will Blow You Away
From rocky caves and waterfalls to magnificent manmade structures, Ohio has a little bit of everything when it comes to scenery. The following are merely a sample of what our state has to offer and must be experienced with firsthand sight. We’re convinced that Ohio’s beauty—ever evolving— is what truly makes our state “the heart of it all.”
20) Great Seal State Park: Because this is where it all began.
19) Cleveland Botanical Gardens: Ohio knows how to tend a garden.
18) Hocking Hills Rock House: The coolest kind of house to explore.
17) Anthony Wayne Bridge: You can thank Toledo for Ohio's closest replica of the Golden Gate Bridge.
16) Mound City: The Hopewell Culture National Historic Park in Chillicothe is home to the largest area of Indian burial mounds in the world.
15) Serpent Mound: Because here in Ohio we take mounds to a whole other level.
14) Ohio Caverns: What state is complete without some genuine, creepy caverns?
13) Hoover Dam: Because dams are seriously cool to see no matter where they're at.
12) Rocky River Valley: Even in the valleys and low points, Ohio is still beautiful.
11) Daniel Carter Beard Bridge: Because its nickname is the "Big Mac Bridge," and, come on, that is the happiest looking bridge you've ever seen.
10) Marblehead Lighthouse: Arguably the state's most beloved lighthouse.
9) The Wilds: Here in Cumberland, you can see giraffes, zebras and rhinos, (oh my!) run free.
8) The Ohio River: Because we love our state named river the best.
7) Amish Country: There are times we forget the tranquility that comes with the simplicity of nature and country life —and it is here to bring us back to that truth. (And to give us that fresh, homemade bread that I personally adore with all of my little Ohio-bred heart. Ha. OK, I'll stop.)
6) Put-In-Bay: Because if you had your very own island you'd show it off too.
5) Lake Erie: What is life without the waves and sunset that only a Great Lake can bring?
4) Oak Openings: Deemed a globally rare ecosystem and "one of America's last great places" by the Nature Conservancy.
3) Old Man's Cave - Upper Falls: Because we all know that Hocking Hills is the most underrated destination in Ohio because it makes us feel like we are straight up living a "Lord of the Rings" film.
2) Columbus City Skyline: We know it's not New York, but we do know our state's capital is a city to cherish.
1) Brandywine Falls: Within Cuyahoga National Park hides a waterfall that could fool both Ohio native and visitor alike into thinking that they've temporarily stepped foot into a fairytale.
Ohio’s beauty is its own—and that’s just the way we like it here.