List of the things To Do in Ohio
Have you already bought tickets to the impressive Cincinnati Masters? You definitely should visit this 2-d greatest summer tennis tournament in the USA! And if you`re still wondering whether you should go, don’t hesitate, as specially for you we’ve created the Ohio travel guide, where you will find 12 amazing places you ought to visit as soon as possible (best things to do in Ohio go in accompaniment with it)!
The Western and Southern Open or The Cincinnati Masters is the tennis tournament for top-ranked ATP Tour players and also it is the oldest professional tennis tournament in the USA played in its original city since the event started on September 18, 1899 in Mason, near Cincinnati in Ohio.
So just don`t hesitate, take a chance to see the fabulous tennis play and don`t miss the boat to visit our top 12 places in Ohio.
Kings Island (Vortex)
It is number one in the list of the things to do in Ohio. It is the largest amusement and waterpark in the Midwest, located in Mason, Ohio with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions and besides all the Soak City Waterpark! One of the most known Ohio attractions of the park’s, the Racer, is often credited with reviving worldwide interest in roller coasters during the 1970s.
And don’t miss a ride on the record-breaking Banshee, the world’s longest inverted roller coaster that takes riders through seven inversions at speeds up to 68 mph.
Location: 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040
Sharon Woods Park
If one stunning morning you would like to have picnic with your family or friends or just feel yourself free of big city life, come to Sharon Woods Park. It is one of the best things to do in Cincinnati Ohio.
Sharon Woods Park has a rich history of providing great entertaining opportunities like boating, fishing, hiking and even golfing.
Sharon Woods is a popular park that opens to a visitor center with exhibits, gift shop and the Adventure Station. Sharon Woods is a combination of forests and fields with towering oak, hickory and beech trees and an 11-acre lake.
It was named for the renowned Ohio naturalist and one of the founders of the park system, Edward Thomas.
Location: 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241
If you are interested in trains like Sheldon Cooper (fictional character in the TV series The Big Bang Theory) you just have to visit this unique place in the list of fun places in Ohio (in West Chester Township).
One of the best family fun in Ohio & billed as the world’s only railroad-themed family entertainment center, it is actually the world’s largest indoor model railroad display. It consists of over 90 G-scale trains encompassing the early era of American railroading, the middle era, and also the modern era. You can also visit there the American Railroading Museum, this is your chance to engineer your own locomotive in a hand-cranked railroad car. You can also visit expo center, and a fun house.
Voted Ohio’s Best Family Entertainment Center and given the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor and voted a AAA Travel Gem.
Location: 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio
Cincinnati Brewery Tours
If you are more likely to know about beer history than actually beer tasting, then you should try one of Cincinnati Brewery Tours’ walking tours of Cincinnati’s Brewery District in Over-the-Rhine, which are above and below the ground. Tours involve walking outside about 8 blocks, include up and down steep stairs.
You may choose the one you want to visit most or decide to see them all: Lager Tour (The Lager Tour begins and ends at the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market.), Industrious Tour and Heritage & Hops Tour (Both the Industrious Tour and Heritage & Hops Tour begin and end at the Christian Moerlein Malthouse Tap Room), Arnold’s Brothels, Bootleggers and Booze Tour (The Bootleggers Tour starts and ends at Arnold’s Saloon), Washington Platform’s Over-the-Rhine Tour (The Washington Platform Tour starts and ends at Washington Platform).
Historical Loveland Castle
Do you want some mystery before the long-awaited tennis play? If so, then you ought to visit this tiny Castle, actually known as Museum Chateau Laroche on the banks of the Little Miami River north of Loveland in Ohio.
In 1929 it was built by Boy Scout troop leader, World War I veteran, and medievalist Harry D. Andrews. He named his Chateau Laroche after a military hospital in southwest France where he was stationed during the World War I.
Location: 12025 Shore Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
Whether you want to fuel your expectations before the tennis court, you could visit the one of few sculpture parks in the United States. Before its opening in 1996, it was touted as the “most beautiful natural setting of any art park in the country” by Atlantic Monthly.
In addition to Displaying more than 50 pieces of monumental art, the park hosts a slew of activities relating to art and the environment. The park’s Ancient Sculpture Museum displays antiquities from the Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian civilizations. Concerts, special events and kids programs are held throughout the year.
Location: 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013
Ohio Renaissance Festival
If only your vacation time allow you to stay one more week after the Western and Southern Open in Ohio, you could be impressed more than ever and till the next tennis season!
Don`t waste a chance to visit 16th century English village and see more than 100 shows per day unfold across 11 stages. This is for sure must-do among the things to do in Ohio! Dozens of hearty food options including huge roasted turkey legs and baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews. Almost 15 games challenge, such as firing a bow-and-arrow and scaling a castle tower. And more than 140 unique crafts shop populate the medieval marketplace.
Date – September, 3
Location: 317 Brimstone Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177
Rookwood Pottery Factory Tour
Have you ever wondered how pottery is made? If you want to feel yourself free or impress your companion while making conversation about current tennis champions or play, you should tour the Rockwood Pottery factory in the Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati.
The tour lasts about 45 minutes and takes you through the process of pottery making. During the tour you will also know about the glaze chemistry and find out what makes each piece of Rookwood Pottery so very special.
Location: 128 West Elder Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
The most delicious dessert in Cincinnati
Actually, there are 2 amazingly tasty desserts so you definitely should taste them before and after The Western and Southern Open Open Cincinnati.
CHEESECAKE at Emanu
Location: 6063 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45213
BREAD PUDDING at Bella Luna
Location: 4632 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45226
It is one of the main showplaces of the city. Presiding over the Square is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati. It is located at the corner of 5-th and Vine Streets in the center of downtown, Fountain Square is a public space where locals and visitors alike gather and connect.
Carew Tower Observation Deck
Visit the 49th floor Observation Deck for spectacular panoramic 360-degree river and city views. Mind that Carew Tower is the second tallest building in Cincinnati, however, it is still the highest elevated building in the city and is one of the top tourist Cincinnati Ohio attractions!
Location: 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Roebling Suspension Bridge
This National Historic Landmark connects downtown Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky.
When it was opened to traffic in 1867 its span of 1057 feet was the longest in the world. John A. Roebling, whose next project was the Brooklyn Bridge, is the engineer responsible for creating this iconic feature of the region.
Location: Court Ave & E 3rd St in Covington, KY
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