Wherever you wander in the Buckeye State, you will undoubtedly find “so much to discover!”
Family fun abounds with the wealth of water and amusement parks, along with zoos and ziplines. Ohio’s record breaking theme parks offer some of the tallest and fastest rollercoasters and rides on the planet. Cedar Point Amusement Park on Lake Erie boasts the most rides of any park in the world. Paramount’s Kings Island is home to the longest wooden coaster, the Beast. Wildwater Kingdom is a water park that is fun for all ages. Enjoy a day at the beach or go kayaking. Science and technology is serious fun at OH WOW! Learn how astronauts trained for their missions at the NASA Crew Compartment Trainers exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Airforce.
For city life – visit the 3 C’s: Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Columbus visitors can sample the historic, the arts, the sports oriented, the high-fashion and the university life all in one city. Cleveland, one of Ohio’s international gateways, boasts a cultural scene with a world-renowned symphony, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the celebrated cuisine of Michael Symon. Cincinnati, the other international gateway, sits on the Ohio River with a rich river town history. Explore Ohio’s heritage from The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center which tells the story of the struggle for freedom and the legacy of the Underground Railroad to the largest Amish population in the US.
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From the gigantic Mall of America – the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the US – to the stores on Chicago’s tree-lined Magnificent Mile, from outlet centres with terrific prices to hip shops with unique clothes, the Great Lakes states are a paradise for shoppers.
The Great Lakes region offers a great selection of trip ideas. You can preplan your routes, have a a look at our suggested itineraries, or be spontaneous and free and just jump into the car and venture out to – a winery, a sandy beach, a cosy bed and breakfast, a secluded trail – the choice is yours.
Festival time in the Great Lakes states means decision time for visitors – because there are so many to choose from.
Soaring skyscrapers and roaring motorbikes, the US’s largest shopping and entertainment centre and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the home of Abraham Lincoln, America’s most-famous president, and the music of Motown – they’re just some of the great attractions the Great Lakes states have to offer.
Whether you are planning a golf trip to an isolated gem in the wilderness or just want a quality round while traveling on a business trip then the Great Lakes has them all.
Fancy a wander through some terrific scenery in Illinois? Then, head for the Starved Rock State Park in Utica, which overlooks the Illinois River and has rushing waterfalls, towering trees and awe-inspiring canyons. Two million visitors a year explore its scenic trails and enjoy the panoramic views from tall bluffs.