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Ohio Quick Facts

Uniquely Ohio: National Aviation Heritage Area
Must-See: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Most Unusual: World's Largest Basket in Dresden
Highest Point: Campbell Hill, 1,549 feet
Food to Try: Shaker Lemon Pie

What to Do in Ohio:

1 Take an exhilarating zip line tour of Ohio's woods

2 Learn about Ohio's part in aviation history and development at the NASA Glenn Visitor Center

3 Attend the Ohio State Fair, one of the very best State Fairs

4 Visit the historic Serpent Mound in Peebles, one of the largest serpent effigy mounds in the country

5 Explore Ohio's Presidential history at the Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center and more

Off The Beaten Path | Ohio

The state of Ohio is filled with interesting attractions for visitors to enjoy. In the big cities there are museums and fun attractions. Throughout the countryside there are parks, beautiful landscapes and plenty of recreation for visitors to explore. Here are a few of the destinations and attractions that visitors to Ohio will want to be sure to explore.

Covered Bridge Scenic Byway
Visitors to Ohio won't want to miss the chance to explore the beautiful scenery of the state. The Covered Bridge Scenic Byway is a fun drive that takes visitors on a scenic route through the Ohio country. The byway travels a little over 40 miles and passes underneath  a few of Ohio's covered bridges. In addition, this byway takes visitors to Ohio through the beautiful Wayne National Forest.

Hocking Hills State Park
One of Ohio's most stunning State Parks is Hocking Hills State Park. The Sandstone throughout the park has been weathered and eroded creating some excellent attractions for visitors to explore. Some of the park's must-see spots are Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Cantwell Cliffs and Rock Cave. This park has plenty of hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities for visitors to enjoy as well.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
This National Park protects and allows visitors to explore some of the archeology of Ohio. Hopewell Culture preserves the Hopewell earthworks, which were built and used by the native cultures of the Ohio River Valley for ceremonial and cultural reasons for hundreds of years. Today visitors to the park can explore the fascinating mounds that pepper the landscape of the Park, in addition there is a museum for visitors to learn about the historic cultures of the region as well as plants and wildlife native to the region.

Lake Erie Shoreline and Islands
Another of Ohio's beautiful destinations is the Lake Erie Shoreline and nearby islands. Along the shoreline visitors will find sandy beaches, plenty of opportunities for water recreation, boating, relaxing and much more. Visitors can take the ferries to visit some of the islands, including South Bas and Kelleys islands. The Lake Erie shoreline also has nearby state parks and other recreational areas where visitors can enjoy wildlife watching, birdwatching, hiking, biking and more.

National Aviation Heritage Area
Dayton, Ohio is the historic home of the Wright Brothers and is also considered to be the "Birthplace of Aviation." The National Aviation Heritage Area protects and honors the leaders in US aviation history.  Visitors to the Park can lear about the Wright Brothers work in Aviation at the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center, where visitors can see the original Wright Flyer III. In addition, visitors can learn about the continuing developments in aviation at the National Museum of the United States Air Force and National Aviation Hall of Fame. Throughout Dayton there are hundreds of planes and other important pieces of aviation history.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
This Cincinnati destination is a powerful and moving visit. At the Center, visitors will see a variety of exhibits that tell the story of slaves escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad and tell the story of modern slavery. With both permanent and temporary exhibits, this museum has a vast amount of information to share. One exhibit to note is the slave pen, moved from Kentucky to the Center.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
This fabulous attractions located in Cleveland is an ideal spot to enjoy learning about the history and evolution of rock and roll. Visitors to the museum are greeted by the distinct architecture of the museum, including an amazing glass pyramid. The museum's exhibits are filled with iconic pieces of Rock and Roll history, including items from Michael Jackson John Lennon and many more.

Ohio | Fun and Funky Things to Do

The beautiful state of Ohio is filled with fascinating places to visit. Those travelers that enjoy stopping at some of the more funky and fun attractions should try to visit some of these excellent destinations.

American Sign Museum
The American Sign Museum is the only sign museum in the country and is a great place to stop and learn all about the history and manufacture of signage in the country. The museum's exhibits include a wide variety of signs including neon signs, historic signs before neon, exhibits on the history and manufacture of signs and much more.

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
The town of Avon holds an annual Duct Tape Festival, and if you happen to be in Ohio over Father's Day weekend this is definitely an event to attend. The Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival has all sorts of fun events and activities celebrating all of the uses for Duct Tape. This festival includes a parade, fashion, games and more.

The Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum

This Cincinnati is filled with fascinating artifacts, stories and more about the law enforcement in the Great Cincinnati area. Throughout the museum there are fascinating exhibits filled with different artifacts and stories about the regions law enforcement.

World's Largest Basket
Dresden, Ohio is home to the World's Largest Basket. The town is filled with basket attractions beyond the World's Largest Basket. Visitors to Dresden will find a Welcome Center with a Gift Shop, The Longaberger Homestead and touring the manufacturing campus of Longaberger Baskets is also a fascinating experience, and there are plenty of other basket related and other activities to enjoy in the area.

World's Largest Rubber Stamp
Cleveland is home to the World's Largest Rubber Stamp. This impressive object is located in Willard Park. The stamp lies on its side and the stamp pad says "Free." The "Free Stamp" is an excellent piece of public art to enjoy while visiting Cleveland and is a must-see in the collection of world's largest things in the United States.

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North Dakota Quick Facts

Things to do in North Dakota

Uniquely North Dakota: The Badlands
Must See: Sitting Bull State Historical Site
Most Unusual: The Geographical Center of North America Monument in Rugby
Highest Point: White Butte, 3,506 feet
Food to Try: Buffalo

What to Do in North Dakota:

1 Explore North Dakota's Badlands at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park

2 Go horseback riding at one of North Dakota's ranches

3 Experience the culture of the Mandan Indians at On-a-Slant Village at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

4 Learn about North Dakota's prehistory and contribute to the discover of dinosaurs on a paleontological dig

5 See the beautiful Sheyenne River Valley while driving the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway

6 Visit one of the countries most pristine lakes and enjoy wildlife viewing and fishing at Lake Metigoshe State Park

Off The Beaten Path, North Dakota

North Dakota is a state that really brings to light the contrast between the excitement of the city and the wild rugged aural landscape in the United States. North Dakota has some of the most beautiful and wild areas open for exploration at some of state's National Parks. There are recreational opportunities, interesting towns, fascinating museums and more. Here are a few of the state's great destinations.

International Peace Garden
The International Peace Garden is a beautiful destination in North Dakota. This garden celebrates world peace and is divided between Canada and the United States. Visitors to the International Peace Garden can enjoy the beautiful grounds, Interpretive Center and Conservatory throughout the year.

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
This historic site is a reconstructed earthlodge. Visitors to this site can learn all about Hidatsa Indian life as well as the history of the area. This site allows visitors to North Dakota to see the many daily activities of the Plains Indians in the area.

Lake Sakakawea
The lake is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the country. It was created when Garrison Dam was finished. Today it is a great destination for recreation in North Dakota. Lake Sakakawea is excellent for scuba diving, boating, and much more. In addition, visitors can take a tour of the power plant at Garrison Dam.

Maah Daah Hey Trail
Mountain biking enthusiasts visiting North Dakota should be sure to explore at least part of the Maah Daah Hey Trail. The trail stretches for over 90 miles between the North and South Units of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This trail presents a fabulous opportunity for cyclists to explore the Badlands and much more.

The historic town of Medora is a great North Dakota community to visit. There are many historic sites in and around Medora. Medora is also a gateway to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It has an amazing location on the Little Missouri River, with nearby prairie and many varieties of wildlife. Visitors to Medora can also stop in the town for the Medora Musical, which is all about Theodore Roosevelt as a cowboy.

National Buffalo Museum
One of the great icons of North America is the American bison. The National Buffalo Museum has a live herd of bison. This herd of bison even has an albino bison. Visitors to the museum can also explore the exhibits of art and Plains Indian artifacts.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is divided into two units, a northern unit and a southern unit. Between the two sections, this park gives visitors the opportunity to experience the Badlands, painted canyons and more. The hiking trails allow visitors to see some of the countries natural wonders and amazing wildlife.

North Dakota | Fun and Funky Things to Do

The great state of North Dakota is filled with exciting adventures. For those travelers seeking those funky destinations unique to each state, here are a few of the fun and funky destinations found around North Dakota.

Wee'l Turtle
This gigantic turtle, located in Dunseith, is an amazing roadside attraction. It is made from over 2,000 welded steel rims. Visitors to the turtle can admire the huge structure, and can even attempt to bob the head, which is mounted on a pivot. Erected in honor of the nearby Turtle Mountains, the W'eel Turtle is a great funky North Dakota attraction.

The Geographic Center of North America
For travelers that enjoy visiting destinations of geographic significance should stop in the town of Rugby. Visitors to Rugby can stop at the Geographic Center of North America, where a stone marker stands on the approximate spot. In addition, travelers to Rugby can even bring back souvenirs from the center of North America.

Paul Broste Rock Museum
Rock enthusiasts and others will love this museum, entirely created from rocks. The Paul Broste Rock Museum in Parshall, is filled with rocks from throughout the world. This is one fun destination that will fascinate all those who visit.

Enchanted Highway
The section of road between the towns of Regent and Gladstone is known as the Enchanted Highway. Visitors that drive the miles of this road will be delighted with the many amazing roadside attractions. One man conceived the idea to create the sculptures to create the Enchanted Highway. Now visitors can enjoy a variety of different works along the miles of the road. One of these sculptures is the World's Largest Grasshopper. Travelers can also see the world's largest metal sculpture, which is called "Geese in Flight." The Tin Family is also an impressive metal structure, with the boy holding a sucker and the Mother with her barbed wire hair. Other sculptures along the Enchanted Highway include a sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt, a sculpture titled "Deer Crossing," the "Pheasants on the Prairie" and more.   

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