Ohio Travel Guide
Ohio Travel: General Information
Also known as the ‘Buckeye State’ largely due to the ‘Ohio Buckeye Trees’, Ohio is the 34th largest state, and also the 7th most populous state in the United States. It has a range of museums on history and science that showcases history on topics ranging from presidential history, pre historic & Native American history to space race history and the air force history. It is also a haven for sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies due to college football and pro football games and the heart thumping roller coaster rides that are widely enjoyed by the locals as well as tourists who visit the state.
Ohio Travel: Key Facts
Capital city: Columbus
Area: 116,096 sq Km
Monetary Unit: US Dollars
Official Language: English
Ohio Travel: Popular Tourist Destinations
- Columbus: The capital city - Columbus is an ideal tourist destination for a family, since there are tons of things for kids, and grownups to do as a family. For family outings, a trip to places like the Columbus Zoo (rated as the No. 1 Zoo in the U.S) or the Centre of Science and Industry (children activities and cinema) is always a break from the routine while the Topiary Garden, Columbus Museum Of Art, Santa Maria, etc are major museums that allow its visitors to appreciate Ohio’s history and beauty.
- Cincinnati: This beautiful city is home to Abraham Lincoln’s statue, along with other major architectural marvels like the St. Peter In Chains Cathedral, John Roebling Bridge and the Fountain Square. Cincinnati also boasts of an array of museums and art displays that would engulf any art and history enthusiast. Other places of interest include the Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Eden Park, and Coney Island.
Ohio Travel: Economy and Infrastructure
Ohio’s economy is rated as the seventh largest economy in the US. As far as GDP is concerned, financial activities and the manufacturing industry reigns as the top industries contributing to Ohio ’s economy, while trade, transportation, health care and education are the major industries that employ the majority of the Ohio work force. Many of the top manufacturing companies like Procter & Gamble, Abercrombie & Fitch, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, etc have their headquarters based in Ohio.
Ohio is home to a highly developed and planned network of interstate highways and roads. These highways have played a very important role in the development of the city, especially the Lincoln Highway (U.S Highway 30) which connected Ohio to many other major states and the Historic National Road (U.S Route 40). Ohio has 6 commercial airports with the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport being its star provider.
Ohio Travel: Culture
Ohio and its people enjoy a healthy dose of culture in terms of arts arts. Concerts are held throughout the year in the state as well as exhibitions that display art works of painters and sculptors. Ohio is also known for its cuisine and the way the locals celebrate life with their many festivals throughout the year.
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