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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Official Ohio State Facts and Travel Tips

Ohio Official State Facts and Travel Tips
To the west of the Pennsylvania border you'll find the great state of Ohio. We live in south central Pennsylvania and can reach the border in about 4 hours. While we don't take many day trips to Ohio, we do enjoy heading there for weekend getaways.

Here are the Official Ohio State Facts along with some Travel Tips.

Ohio was the 17th state to enter the Union. Official statehood March 1, 1803. The state has a large economy based on agriculture (oats, corn, soybeans and grapes) and is one our country's leaders when it comes to manufacturing (steel, rubber, machine tools, automotive parts, glass and machinery).

Ohio is the 7th most populous state in America and the 34th largest state in regards to size. The word Ohio is an Iroquois word "ohi-yo" meaning large river.

Bordering States: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. The country Canada shares a border with Ohio to the north.

Top 5 Major Cities: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron.

Ohio Museum of Art in Cleveland

Nickname: The Buckeye State
Capital: Columbus
Marketing Slogan: Ohio - Birthplace of Aviation
Flower: Red Carnation
Wildflower: White Trillium
Tree: Ohio Buckeye
Fruit: Tomato
Beverage: Tomato Juice
Bird: Cardinal
Insect: Ladybug
Animal: White-Tailed Deer
Reptile: Black Racer Snake
Amphibian: Spotted Salamander
Gemstone: Flint
National Museum United States Air Force in Ohio

Top Tourist Attractions and Things to Do in Ohio

Toledo Museum of Art
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Columbus Zoo
Toledo Zoo
Professional Football Hall of Fame
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Kings Island Amusement Park
Kalahari Waterpark
Rocky River Reservation
Headlands Beach State Park
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Buck Creek State Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Krohn Conservatory
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
Mill Creek Park
Cincinnati Art Museum
Hocking Hills State Park
Mohican State Park

Ohio is one of those states that offers something for everyone, all year long! For myself personally, I love visiting their zoos, state parks and the Amish country. My husband is totally different and enjoys visiting their museums and halls of fame.

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