A Travel Guide to Ohio
Ohio is located in the Midwestern United States. It is bordered to the west by Indiana and to the east by Pennsylvania. On the southern border are Kentucky and West Virginia. To the Northwest is Michigan which alongside Ohio shares the beautiful Lake Erie. Its capital is Columbus which lies in central Ohio. It is a hugely significant state having birthed seven presidents who have served the nation as well as one living here at the time of being elected to the top post. Memorials of these presidents are located throughout Ohio.
The capital Columbus comes complete with its own Governorís Mansion which is better known as the Governorís Residence which also comes with a beautiful heritage garden. The State Capitol building is also better known as the Ohio Statehouse and besides these beautiful buildings there are also many others dating from the historical German Village to the more modern Easton Town Centre. There are also numerous parks including the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus Zoo, and plenty of other attractions including museums, theatres and nightclubs. There are also many fast food and fine dining establishments.
The most popular place to visit for tourists coming to Ohio is located on Lake Erie. The southern shore of this Great Lake predominantly falls into the territory of Ohio. From the border of Michigan to Pennsylvania, lakeside resorts, beaches and parks entertain the many sun worshippers and water enthusiasts who flock there to enjoy the festivities, activities and events that are regularly held. The city of Cleveland, besides offering its own coastal lake entertainment also has a splendid museum dedicated to Rock and Roll, featuring exhibits of music dignitaries such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon and many more. It is also located close to Cedar Point Amusement Park, which has been voted best amusement park by a national magazine. It also hosts its own zoo alike the capital and also alike another great city in Ohio that is located in the south west Ė Cincinnati.
Cincinnati not only hosts its own zoo, it also has its own art centres and museums that explore the history from the Ice to the Space Age. It is centrally biased towards sport with its own baseball arena and it also hosts its own casino that offers many games as well as the typical reels, crap and roulette. For the children there is Kings Island Amusement Park that has many rides including 13 roller coasters.
There are other lakeside areas, cities and towns located throughout Ohio that offer great entertainment too not forgetting the many memorials to the past presidents. Ohio also plays host to one of the greatest state fairs, whose location varies but it is often enjoyed at the capital as well as the other two major cities above. There is also plenty of self-catering vacation rental accommodation available in Ohio from the lakeside vacation homes adjacent to the beaches to period townhouses and apartments in the urban and suburban areas.