When it comes to Ohio (and even American) history, the best place to find it is in the small towns and cities that often get overlooked.

The following are 12 towns and small cities in Ohio that simply don’t get enough attention. They have charm, scenery and an interesting story or two to tell. Be sure to add these 12 underrated towns to your Ohio bucket list—many of them make great day trip and weekend road trip destinations.

Have you been to any of these towns before? What other underrated Ohio towns deserve a second look? Share your thoughts, experiences and recommendations with us!

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