25 Best Things to Do in Ohio

Many tourists think of Ohio as Amish Country where the only activity worth doing is cow tipping. This idea could not be farther from the truth and, while dairy farming does play a huge part in the state of Ohio, the state is also home to one of the countries fastest roller-coasters and a rock and roll museum.

The state is also an art lovers paradise with a number of notable museums housing collections varying from modern art to classical pieces.

Ohio is a great state to experience authentic America and has it all to offer, lake beaches, three large cities, world-class museums, record breaking roller coasters and the worlds largest Amish enclave. We have narrowed the endless activities to a list of the best things to do in Ohio:

1. Fountain Square

Fountain Square, Cincinnati

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Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Fountain Square, found in the city of Cincinnati, is used as a meeting and hangout spot in the summer months by office workers and residents of the city.

The ornate fountain, which was made by Tylor Davidson in 1871, regularly plays hosts to music and other live entertainment.

In the winter season, an ice ring can also be found at the square.

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25 Best Things to Do in Ohio:

German Village, Columbus

  • Fountain Square, Cincinnati: EQRoy / shutterstock
  • Cleveland Museum Of Art: Jennifer Stone / shutterstock
  • Franklin Park Conservatory, In Columbus, Ohio: matteo_it / shutterstock
  • Union Terminal Cincinatti: DBrower / shutterstock
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial: Action Sports Photography / shutterstock
  • Stan Hywet Hall And Gardens: Ohio Office of Redevelopment from Columbus, Ohio, USA / Wikimedia
  • Hocking Hills State Park: StevenRussellSmithPhotos / shutterstock
  • Sandusky, Cedar Point Amusement Park: David McGill 71 / shutterstock
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park: Chris Light (talk) / Wikimedia
  • Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: f11photo / shutterstock
  • Cincinnati Zoo: kanphitchaya / shutterstock
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: EQRoy / shutterstock
  • Ohio State Reformatory: ehrlif / shutterstock
  • West Side Market, Cleveland: psching / shutterstock
  • Spring Grove Cemetery: Anne Kitzman / shutterstock
  • Imagination Station: Susan Montgomery / shutterstock
  • German Village, Columbus: aceshot1 / shutterstock
  • Playhouse Square: Kenneth Sponsler / shutterstock
  • Contemporary Arts Centre: Lanskeith17 / Wikimedia
  • American Sign Museum: Tod Swormstedt / Wikimedia
  • Carillon Historical Park: Susan Law Cain / shutterstock
  • A Christmas Story House: Juli Scalzi / shutterstock
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium: Erik Drost / Wikimedia
  • Ohio Statehouse: Nagel Photography / shutterstock
  • Lake View Cemetery: NaughtyNut / shutterstock