A Midwestern state with Lake Erie to the north, Ohio is not only known as ‘the Buckeye’ state for its gorgeous Ohio buckeye trees, but it has also been nicknamed ‘the Mother of Presidents’ state since eight US presidents have come from Ohio. With many natural beauties, fascinating Amish country, strong cities with universities, museums and an eye to business, with five international airports, and ranking 8th among all US states in terms of GDP, Ohio is an amazing place. This website lists 12 Ohio attractions you might want to visit.

Ohio Videos: This 2-minute video lists 15 things to see and do in Ohio. I loved this next, very artistic 6-minute video, a compilation of a few of Ohio’s beauties.

FunFacts about Ohio: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state’s capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo’, meaning “good river”, “great river” or “large creek”. (Source)
  • Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803.
  • Historically, Ohio is known as the “Buckeye State” because of its famous Ohio buckeye trees.
  • Ohioans are also known as “Buckeyes”.
  • Ohio is known for being an industrial state and ranks second behind Michigan in the manufacture of automobiles. Out of all 50 states, Ohio ranks 8th in terms of GDP.
  • In the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles of coastline. Ohio’s southern border is the Ohio River. Ohio’s neighbors are, quote: Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Lake Erie to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, and West Virginia on the southeast. (Source)
  • Throughout most of Ohio, the climate is humid continental.
  • Ohio does have earthquakes.
  • Ohio’s top largest cities are: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron.
  • Ohio has been inhabited for 13,000 years.
  • The population of Ohio is 11.42 million.
  • Ohio was ranked #2 in ‘best business climate’.
  • Ohio has 5 international airports.
  • One of Ohio’s nicknames is ‘the mother of presidents’ since 8 US presidents hailed from Ohio.
  • Ohio has 13 state universities.

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34 thoughts on “Ohio

  1. I’ve never been to Ohio, but it sounds like a beautiful place with several attractions I’d like to see. The Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens would be high on my list of must-see places!

  2. Love the beautiful pictures! It’s been a while since I seen the cover bridges in Ohio. Next time I’m in Ohio visiting my family, I’ll have to visit Lake Erie and see the cover bridges that I know of there in Ashtabula county and Geauga county.

  3. Ohio looks like a place I would like to visit, lots of nature to explore. Enjoyed the videos and loved the pictures – especially the one with the sun shining through the clouds on the farm.

  4. My home state! When you live in an area, you tend to stop seeing the wonder of it. I love the seasonal changes, not every area is subject to this and I am grateful to have lived in this area nearly my entire life. Mother Nature at her very best!

  5. I live in Cleveland suburbs by Lake Erie, and I’ve been to the covered bridges around here and I’ve visited the tall ships when they are in port. They are amazing up close!

  6. Oh my! Michigander here! AND a football fan. Home of the Wolverines. What does that have to do with anything? 😀 Weeeellllll . . . The Michigan/Ohio thing is a big deal to football fans. Go Wolverines! 😛 Isn’t the Great Lakes region wondrously beautiful?

  7. Quite familiar with Ohio since it’s my neighbor. I’ve seen 9 out of 12 of the attractions listed on the website. I love that nighttime shot

  8. Such lovely pictures of a very lovely state. I haven’t been back to Ohio in many years but I think a visit is long overdue.

  9. I live here. When I came from Western NY I had no idea what a buckeye was :). My favorite photo is Cleveland at night. NE Ohio

  10. Oh my what a beautiful state. I’m from Ga and several rural pictures could be just right up the road. Love the last picture, what color.

  11. More beautiful pics of Ohio. I have never been. I LOVE the picture if the barn and silo with the sun busting through the clouds….GORGEOUS. I live in South Alabama.

  12. I have been to Ohio. It is where we got out Toy Fox Terrier. The breeder was from there. I loved the covered bridge picture. We always check them out when we go on vacation.

  13. What a beautiful state and I enjoyed the videos-especially with the Corkscrew Falls & The Crystal Caverns. My favorite photo here is the first, what a beautiful picture and also like the old covered bridge. AZ

  14. It’s a pretty state. I can say I’ve been across that bridge in Cincinnati many times. There is nothing like the view the first time you see it especially at night.

  15. I’ve been to Cincinnati. There were a lot of beautiful churches. Going in there is a big church that looks like an old timey radio. I like the last picture. I never realized that it looked so much like where I live.

  16. My only visit to Ohio was in the dead of winter. It was so cold that the train we were to take home couldn’t get to Cleveland due to frozen tracks. The wind coming off Lake Erie was bitterly cold. It’s a far cry from the temperatures here in the high desert of Southern California.

  17. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio. (Now in Tampa FL area). I have been to the Ohio Theatre many times so I enjoyed that photo. I love the farm scenes, too.

  18. Whenever we visit a state, the first thing I like to do is visit their museums.
    The last time I saw covered bridges was when we lived in Vermont for a year.

  19. Born and raised in Ohio. I’ve never lived anywhere else. The only annoying thing for me is that my sister lives in Iowa and we have to drive ALL THE WAY ACROSS OHIO which takes FOREVER!!!!

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