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tourism in and around Ohio

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tourism in and around Ohio

We r planning to visit Ohio in the Last week of october and would like to know of places of in and around Ohio. We have about two weeks time with us.

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Where are you visiting in Ohio, what are your interests, and how much time will you have for sight-seeing? By "around Ohio," do you mean other states and attractions?

E.g., The Henry Ford south of Detroit, is about an hour from Toledo. Niagara Falls is four hours from downtown Cleveland.

Major attractions in northern Ohio in late October would include Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay in Sandusky; Ohio Amish country southwest of Canton; and Cleveland cultural attractions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance Hall and the world-renown Cleveland Orchestra, PlayhouseSquare, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and the West Side Market. The Terminal Tower observation deck is open on weekends.


Unfortunately, late October is after peak Leaf Turn, but you may still find some color in southern Ohio, perhaps in the Hocking Hills.

Attractions in central and southern Ohio include The Wilds near Zanesville and the Columbus Zoo, one of the nation's best and largest animal preserves and one of the nation's best zoos, respectively.

The Statehouse in Columbus offers an excellent tour, and The Ohio State University campus is one of the nation's largest. Visit the Ohio Union building and get your picture taken with Brutus on his bench. If you're in Columbus for a Saturday football game day, attend a Skull Session, a unique experience for a foreigner visitor.



One of the most historical locations in the world is Huffman Prairie Flying Field in Dayton, where a powered airplane capable of reliably sustained flight first took to the skies in 1905. That plane, the Wright Flyer III, an ASME mechanical engineering landmark, is housed at the Wright Building at the very good Carillon Historical Park. Both are part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

Dayton also is the home of the excellent U.S. Air Force National Museum, the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. Bring your passports and sign up for the tour of the Presidential and experimental aircraft when you first arrive. You can walk through several of these very historical planes.

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In Cincinnati, you can walk across the Ohio River on the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, which preceded the Brooklyn Bridge, its descendant, by several decades. Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center or the very good Newport Aquarium.

Good planning!

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TEye has given you lots of good advice. In 2 wks, you can see quite a few things, from Lake Eire in the north to small to mid size towns along the Ohio River in the south. I highly recommend spending at least a few days hiking the trails to a # of waterfalls and caves at Hocking Hills.

And recommend Dayton very highly for its significant history, especially regarding the Wright Bros and aviation history. In addition to the Air Force Museum, there is a terrific Dayton History Museum well worth visiting at Carillon Park http://www.daytonhistory.org/

Have a great trip, alashas http://www.youtube.com/user/honeymoon2ohio

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I really enjoyed Columbus, there's a nice artsy feel to the city with some great heritage districts including the German Village. The food and the peole are also excellent, I would want to have at least three or four days here.

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