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  • Dayton

    The area that would one day become Dayton was originally inhabited by the Mound Builders, and later by American Indians of the Algonquin, Shawnee, and Lenni Lenape tribes.The first European to visit the area was French explorer Joseph de Beinville, who claimed the area for France. English traders were the first to establish a settlement in the...

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  • Cincinnati

    Cincinnati began as a fort which was established in 1789 on a small plain between where the Great Miami and Little Miami rivers flow into the Ohio River. A small settlement, which was initially called Losantiville, quickly grew up around the fort. In 1802, the settlement was incorporated as a city and renamed Cincinnati, after the fifth-century...

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  • Columbus

    Columbus, which became the capital of Ohio in 1816, was founded on the banks of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers in the center of the state. The site was selected by lawmakers in 1812 because the thriving village of Franklinton, which had been established in 1797, had proven the economic viability of the region. The new city was laid out among bogs...

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  • Ohio on a budget!

    If you have never been to Ohio, you absolutely have to go to Cincinatti, and once you're there it is literally a 5 minute drive to kentucky, so you can be in a whole different state with different things to see! The view is just breathtaking, and the cities built on the hills/mountains are amazing! If you are ever spending the night in Ohio, and...

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  • Zanesville, Ohio

    In Muskingum County, we visited Zanesville, mostly because of Zane Grey, the writer of western novels, and the National Road/Zane Grey Museum.Originally called Westbourne, it was renamed Zanesville in honor of Colonel Zane, and it served as the capital of Ohio from 1810 to 1812. John McIntire blazed Zane's Trace, a pioneer trail, and the trail...

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  • no doz

    Upon crossing the Ohio state line coming into this state, immediately pop two no-doz (pills to keep you awake) or have three cups of black coffee. Except for the rolling hills in the very eastern most part of the state, you will find most of Ohio is flat and boring. There have been times when passing through Ohio that I have suddenly come to my...

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  • Oldest Methodist Church in Ohio

    First United Methodist Church of Milford, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cincinnati, holds the distinction of being the first Methodist congregation to be established in the entire Northwest Territory. This is an area which emcompassed all of modern day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota.Milford First traces it...

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  • Ohio: The Mother of Presidents

    Ohio should be proud because more of our presidents came from this state than from any other. Ohio has the nickname of "the Mother of Presidents" because eight American presidents were elected from Ohio!Willaim Henry HarrisonHe was our 9th President (he died in office). He lived in North Bend, Ohio, when he was elected president.Ulysses S. GrantHe...

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  • Birth Site of Zane Grey

    Much by accident, Jill and I found this Ohio Historical Marker that tells about the novelist, Zane Grey. We were actually lost in Zanesville, trying to find the downtown area. We entered the McIntire Terrace Historic District and "stumbled upon the birth site of Zane Grey". The first Photograph: All throughout Ohio, we had enjoyed the Historical...

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  • Facts We Learned About Ohio

    While Jill & I vacationed in Ohio, we were sponges, soaking up all the information that we didn't know previously. We assumed incorrectly that the state of Ohio was flat. Hardly! Its rolling hills, a surprise. Ohio takes its name from the Ohio River. The word "Ohio" is really an Iroquoian Native American word that means "great river". Ohio was a...

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  • Ohio Buckeyes

    Ohio's nickname is the Buckeye State, and the name comes from this attractive bi-colored brown nut with a golden eye that falls from the Buckeye Tree (Aesculus glabra) in early fall. But don't eat the Buckeye; they are poisonous. Still many folks use them for decorative purposes. Our daughter, Jennifer, even has a necklace of Buckeyes which she...

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  • Not a very nice state as a whole, boring...

    I am from Denver, Colorado and have lived in Ohio for a about 9 months, anyway Ohio is okay. The state as a whole is kinda drab, kinda boring, the cities in Ohio(even Cleveland) are kinda rural feeling compared to Denver, they feel like an OmahaAnyway I would say stay overnight on your way east or west, because of drabness and overall boringness of...

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  • Bass Fish in Ohio

    I love to bass fish in Ohio. There are many farm ponds, lakes, and rivers to fish. Fishing is big business and a major sport throughout America. More people fish (approximately 60 million) than play golf (24 million) and tennis (17.3 million) combined. America's 30 million bass anglers are the basis of a $60 billion industry. Approximately one in...

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  • For the club! We have hula...

    For the club! We have hula dance parties, picnics, dinners, bar-b-grills everywhere, an indoor kitchen, bath house with dressing room, showers toilets, the basics for survival. There is no camping allowed that I know of. However we have told every one about the State Park that's really nice near by. The friends you make with the different events...

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  • Take a ride across the...

    Take a ride across the 'Singing Bridge' which leads from N.Kentucky to Cincinnati, OH out of Covington, KY or if you're already in 'Cinti' then just follow the directions into Covington from downtown.The bridge is a unique architecture. We have our own Octoberfest every year. It's a blast. All around Fountain Square there's music and BEER!Lots of...

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  • Visit some small towns. You...

    Visit some small towns. You never know what you'll find! You can spend the whole day just looking in all the shops. Who knows? You might even buy something! My fondest memory of Ohio was the family reunion my grandmother's family held there. I met people I never knew I was related to and had a great time!

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  • paulbrec's General Tip

    Downtown Cincinnati. I was not there that long, but I really enjoyed my stay. The city was very clean, and those people that I met were friendly. I remember this park (I can't remember the name), but there was this huge fountain, with this huge water spray coming up the middle. Kids were playing in it. It was a nice day, and I sat there watching...

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  • Go to Cedar Point . A fabulous...

    Go to Cedar Point . A fabulous theme park with everything! 5 parks in one! Check out the Pro Football hall of Fame in Canton and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Clevland. Go Fishing in Port Clintons 'Walleye Capitol of the World'. Go cave Exploring in Hocking Hills. We're home to 7 presidents. We are in the heart of it all! The midwestis a great...

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  • When you visit Ohio you must...

    When you visit Ohio you must attempt to pay a visit to the state capital, Columbus. There you will find many fantastic restaurants, shopping, museums, historical sites and more. The thing I like the most about Ohio is the variety. You can live within 30 miles of a major city (Columbus, Cinci, Dayton) yet still experience the rural living as well.

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  • Check out the cities--they're...

    Check out the cities--they're actually pretty nice: Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland are all expanding at a fast rate and have plenty to offer. I'm not an expert on any of them, though. Also, pay a visit to Yellow Springs (10 minutes off I-70 on US 68 south), a small village with a distinctive atmosphere that is also home to Antioch College.

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  • Visit the Popcorn shop - can't...

    Visit the Popcorn shop - can't remember exactly why except that it had lots of very tasty flavours of ice cream. I know that we say that Italian ice cream is meant to be the best but I was so impressed with all the 100% fat free claims and the different types of icecream yoghurts that I would be pushed to choose between the two! Another thing I...

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  • Whats to tell about Ohio ?...

    Whats to tell about Ohio ? when you visit the U.S this is one of the area's thats really america, or you could say how avarage america is ???its in the middle of lot and lots of cornfields ......it has of course also a lake and thats luckely because you can cool off in summer ....pffff it can be very hot AND cold in summer and winter.....But there...

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  • Well, if you're going to be in...

    Well, if you're going to be in Ohio, you might as well see the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Not bad, even if you're not a devoted fan (of either). After spending a week in Dayton, I was ready to leave. Before we left town, however, we made a special trip to the McDonalds. No, we didn't want...

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  • If you want to experience real...

    If you want to experience real college football-go to an Ohio State football game. The first time I saw the Ohio State Marching band do a script Ohio was fantastic.

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  • Ohio is great -it has...

    Ohio is great -it has something for everyone!When you are there-you must go to Cedar Point ( on Lake Erie) or Kings Island (Cinncinati)if you are into amusement parks.The state parks have great camp grounds and other facilities.There are hills in the sounth and northeast of the state which are great for hiking.Ther are universities all over the...

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  • CEDAR POINT-SANDUSKY,...

    CEDAR POINT-SANDUSKY, PUT-INN-BAY-PORT CLINTON, TONY PACKOS-RESTAURANT IN TOLEDO. TOLEDO ZOO, SEAWORLD & SIX FLAGS IN AURORA, & THE FLATS-IS A WATERFRONT ENTERTAINMENT LINING THE EAST & WEST BANKS OF THE CUYAHOGA RIVER.WITH WATERFONT RESTARANTS,DANCE BARS,UNDERGROUND MUSIC CLUBS, DRINKING HOLES CATERING THE CREATIVE & THE CRAZY-IN CLEVELAND, THE...

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  • I would suggest going to...

    I would suggest going to Burton for the Apple Butter festival in the fall. It is a great experience. You can see Apple Butter being made, and also taste it. In addition, there are A LOT of crafts being made and sold, and you can take carriage rides, and see the way the Amish live. We took our foreign exchange student from Japan there, and she...

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  • First I would teel you to come...

    First I would teel you to come to Tiffin even though it is small there is so much in our area to see and do such as special events throughout the year. Check out our homepage at www.tiffinonline to see what we have to offer. Then once you got here and we seen some of the local sites I would take you to the Lake Erie Islands by Ferry. Our...

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  • The Hometown of Drew...

    The Hometown of Drew Carey...Cleveland...is now oneof the Hippest in the Midwest.For all Rock and Roll Fans,You must visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame right onCleveland's Rejuvenated Lakefront area.The Sciencecenter and Imax Theater(also on the lakefront) is superband great for the Kids.The addition of Jacobs Field,TheNew Browns stadium and Gund...

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  • visit Old Man's Cave in the...

    visit Old Man's Cave in the Hocking Hills, a beautiful hicking area. Ohio has a little of everything: rolling wooded hills, flat fertile farm land, rural country, big city culture and all major sports complexes.

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