Ohio is home to some pretty impressive geological wonders, both manmade and natural. Many of the Buckeye State’s natural wonders are actually unique to the rest of the world – meaning you won’t find anything else like them on Earth. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be the most impressive Ohio natural wonders and mapped them out in a road trip loop for you.

Grab a friend or two, start at the natural wonder nearest you, and work your way to the others. And use this Google Map of the trip to guide you along the way.

What do you think of this list of the best of the Ohio natural wonders? Are you up for this road trip? Let us know in the comments!

For even more places to explore in Ohio, check out our previous article; Everyone Should Explore These 13 Incredible Places In Ohio At Least Once.

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Ohio Natural Wonders

Are there any national parks in Ohio?

Yes, there is one official national park in Ohio. Cuyahoga National Park spans 33,000 acres between Akron and Cleveland along the Cuyahoga River. Within the park are a scenic railroad a Canal Exploration Center, numerous waterfalls, trails, historic sites, ponds, and more. For anyone who loves nature, this national park is a must-visit offering an extensive list of outdoor recreation. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, a scenic train ride, biking, paddling on the river, horseback riding, picnicking, bird watching, and even golfing.

What are some of the other natural wonders in Ohio?

Additional natural wonders in Ohio include the following:

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Lake Erie which is like an ocean to the state of Ohio
  • Dysart Woods in Belmont, home to some of the tallest and oldest trees in the state
  • Buzzard’s Roost Nature Preserve in Chillicothe
  • Crystal Cave in Put-In-Bay, home to the largest geode in the world
  • Johnson Woods in Marshallville where you’ll find some of Ohio’s oldest trees


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