17 Places to Visit in Ohio in 2017

For many year, we have been doing a list of places to visit each year. This year we chose to do 17 places in honor of 2017.

  1. Summer Fairs – it could be the state fair or a local community festival. This is a must to see local food and local crafts. If you do not have a fair near you, drive to the Yellow Springs Street Fair. This is a huge arts, crafts, food, and music. This fair happens twice a year.
  2. Holden Arboretum – This place has a Canopy Walk and a Tower open in the warmer months. This place has lots of hiking trails. This is a must.
  3. Loveland Castle – A real castle
  4. Diners – Great Breakfast or  Super Lunch. Go to many and go to local ones.
  5. Bicycle Museum of America. Museums like this are great.
  6. Now for the other bikes. Motorcycle Hall of Fame
  7. East Harbor State Park
  8. Little Miami State Park. Parks are great year around.
  9. Buckeye Express Diner. Totally Ohio railroad car diner.
  10. This is a repeat, but a must, 2nd Street Market 
  11. End of the Commons General General Store 
  12. Some kind of music festival, so many to link.
  13. Wahkeena Nature Preserve. Another reason to get outdoors.
  14. The John & Annie Glenn Museum. Now more than ever this is a must go to. National Road & Zane Grey Museum is also part of this  museum.
  15. Big Bottom Memorial Park. Named for the broad Muskingum River flood plain, this is the site of a 1791 attack on settlers by American Indians that marked the start of four year of warfare in Ohio
  16. Winterfest at Kings Island. It is back! Now go out and support so it will come back each year.
  17. Butler Institute of American Art. Yet, another art museum to visit.  Ohio has great art museums.

Some great places to see in 2017.



One comment

  1. We definitely think Wahkeena Nature Preserve is an excellent ‘reason to get outdoors’! Thanks for the mentioning us this post!

    We also recommend… Rock Mill and Rock Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster; Rock Mill is an 1824 grist mill recently restored to working order after 100 years sitting in disrepair. Cross Mound Park in Stoutsville/Tarlton is home to the only known x-shaped ancient earthwork and the 1934 WPA Pedestrian Bridge, also restored this year. We have many unique structures worth visiting, Stonewall Cemetery, Lockville Canal Park, more.

    (Wahkeena Nature Preserve is managed by Fairfield County Park District. It is located at 2200 Pump Station Rd in Sugar Grove, just off US-33 between Hocking Hills and Lancaster.)

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