Ohio is a quintessential Midwestern state. Its bustling major cities are surrounded by a vast and serene countryside full of natural beauty.
There is plenty to do in Ohio, but we’ve created a short list of ways Travel Nurses can explore the state that includes options for just about everyone.
Read on to learn more about what’s waiting for you in Ohio!
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Located in Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showcases individuals and bands who have had an influence on rock and roll music. The building features seven levels, each one containing a variety of exhibits on rock and roll history.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a must-visit for all music fans. Visit the Legends of Rock exhibit, which features historic instruments, handwritten notes, and other exclusive artifacts used or created by the biggest stars in rock and roll history. Or, check out the Cities and Sounds exhibit, which highlights the cities and cultural movements that played a major roll in the evolution of the genre.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park was originally created as a reaction against Ohio’s urban sprawl and is just a short distance from Cleveland and Akron. This makes it one of the most accessible National Parks in the nation
Cuyahoga Valley National Park preserves a 30,000-acre stretch of land along the Cuyahoga River. The park features a variety of manmade attractions as well as forests, hills, and approximately 100 waterfalls. Check out Brandywine Falls, the tallest and most popular waterfall in Ohio, which reaches 65 feet tall.
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Cedar Point Amusement Park has been called the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” Cedar Point’s 364 acres feature a world-record 72 rides and contain the second-most rollercoasters on the planet behind Six Flags Magic Mountain.
If you’re an amusement park enthusiast, Cedar Point alone is reason enough to visit Ohio. Located on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio, the park opens from May through Labor Day in September.
Cincinnati Museum Center
The Cincinnati Museum Center is another one-of-a-kind attraction in Ohio. Located in Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, the Museum Center is a multi-museum complex containing the Cincinnati History Museum, Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater.
The number of fascinating attractions within the Museum Center could keep you busy for weeks. It welcomes 1.4 million visitors per year and features rotating temporary exhibits in addition to its year-round exhibitions.
For an interactive experience, the Museum of Natural History & Science is the place to go. Check out the Science Interactives Gallery to participate in experiments and activities ranging from physics to meteorology.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Even if you’re not a huge sports fan, a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is an experience worth having. Located in Canton, Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame catalogues the history of professional football and its biggest stars.
Visit the Lamar Hunt Super Bowl Gallery to participate in an interactive exhibit showcasing the exciting history of the “big game,” from Super Bowl I to the present day. Or, take an Insiders Tour with a highly knowledgeable guide.
Visit an Amish Community
The Amish Church began in Switzerland in the late 1600s. Shortly after, many Amish moved to the United States. Central Ohio is the home of more than 19,000 Amish, and you can experience their unique way of life by visiting Holmes County.
Visit the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin to learn the customs, beliefs, and lifestyle of the Amish. Throughout Holmes County, you’ll also find lots of stores that sell Amish products and promote the Amish way of life.
Ohio Wine Country
In the Northeastern region of the state, you’ll find award-winning wineries and a series of quaint resort towns. Ohio’s wine country will provide you with a beautiful and relaxing adventure through historic covered bridges and forest-lined highways.
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