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Family-friendly events, recreation opportunities and culture for sophisticated palates are hallmarks of Ohio’s largest cities.

In Cleveland, visit the Greater Cleveland Aquarium or Great Lakes Science Center before an outing to the House of Blues. In addition to a ballet company and symphony orchestra, Cincinnati offers art museums, theaters, and music and food festivals. Lively neighborhoods in Columbus include Short North with art galleries and boutiques, German Village and its Old World charm, and sports venues, bars and restaurants in the Arena District.

In Holmes County, a farming community between Cleveland and Columbus, Amish children walk to attend classes in one-room schoolhouses. The family transportation is a horse-drawn buggy. The Amish, traditional Christians who left Europe in the 1700s, number about 40,000 in eastern Ohio. Their craft stores, flea markets and restaurants dot the countryside. Learn about the religion and culture at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin.

For some classic made-in-Ohio ingenuity, tour Warther Cutlery in Dover, Columbus Washboard Co. in Logan and the KitchenAid Experience in Greenville. Head outdoors to canoe the Mohican River or visit The Wilds, a 4,000-hectare facility in Cumberland for endangered animals.

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The exterior of Skyline Chili in Cincinnati, Ohio
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Skyline Chili created Cincinnati-style chili; it’s served atop a pile of spaghetti with optional toppings of shredded cheese, onions and beans.

Must see places

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Walk through history and learn about the best rock and roll musicians of all time. Marvel at the architectural features of the I.M. Pei-designed glass pyramid on the Lake Erie shore in Cleveland.

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Kalahari

At this resort complex in Sandusky, children can frolic in the country’s largest indoor water park, and enjoy the outdoor water park, adventure park with zip lines and climbing walls, and animal park. Parents will enjoy resort-style amenities. 

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Fort Meigs

Built to defend Ohio during the War of 1812, the fort withstood two sieges by a combined British, Canadian and American Indian force. Tour the fort, battlefield and visitor center in Perrysburg.

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Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls

Walk along a boardwalk and watch water cascade down the most popular waterfall in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio. Moss, hemlock and evergreens surround the 20-meter falls.

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The zoo is known for its conservation work and education programs. While observing the many species of animals, admire the outstanding plant collections in the gardens and landscapes.

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Cascading water and fall foliage on the Brandywine Creek trail
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Although the 20-meter Brandywine Falls is its centerpiece, Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers visitors the opportunity to spend time discovering an abundance of plants, wildlife and historical sites. Within the 13,355-hectare refuge, tour the 1830s Boston Store that was used as both a warehouse and boarding house, the 150-year-old Canal Exploration Center (formerly a tavern and blacksmith shop), and the Wilson Freed Mill that started as a grist mill in 1855. Cross over Furnace Run on the Everett Covered Bridge. Consider staying overnight in the park at the 1843 Stanford House or 1848 Inn at Brandywine Falls.

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Hot Air Balloon flying over Asheville, North California
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