Amish Country, Covered Bridge Country, Rock
At the very heart of Ohio
History and agriculture
Airplanes, ancient civilizations, the Queen City and of course the world famous amusement parks make Southwest Ohio an interesting place to spend time.
Here are the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The area has deep river gorges that snake through the hills. The Wilds is a new game preserve that allows visitors to get up close and personal.
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Towering cliffs and steep trails are features of the Hocking Hills. This is Ohio's backyard where we go to play. Spend a day or a week exploring the parks. B&Bs and quaint inns make the area a natural for wedding ceremonies with a twist.
Our North Coast is our natural playground. Miles of beach and vineyards, some interesting and unique lighthouses, plus the islands that rival those islands to the south for nightlife and partying.
Along the North Coast is Ohio's playground. Cedar Point has become a roller-coaster mecca for thrill seekers from around the world.
Amish Country: good food, attractions and some of the most beautiful country in the state.
We've divided up the state into 6 different regions, each we feel provide visitors with a unique experience. The history of Ohio is also roughly divided into those same
The 4 season climate created an ideal climate for hunting and farming, which goes back some 14000 years just after the last ice age when the nomadic hunters began to create summer camps north of the Ohio River. As these camps grew in size, they became more permanent and large cities began to thrive. Then about 400 - 600 years these heavily populated cities disappeared. In time all that remained were the foundations of their civilization in the form of engineered earthen mounds designed to withstand the rigors of Ohio's climate, but not the demand for farm land several centuries later.
Long before the first settlers came to Ohio, long before the first Native Americans began hunting in Ohio, there were hundreds of cities populating the state with a vast network of roads connecting them.
When the land was first surveyed by early settlers, detailed descriptions of these earthen mounds were made. In all, there were some 3000+ mounds and earthworks and no one at the time had a clue as to why they existed or who built them. Even the sparse populations of Native Americans living here at the time could not shed any light on who built them or why?
Today we know a bit more and their civilized culture that dates back 1000s of years. Why did they build mounds? Why did they suddenly disappear? Those answers haven't been answered, only speculated upon. What we do know is that from around 1200 A.D. to the early 1600s, this land was unoccupied by anyone. The ravages of weather erased their buildings leaving only hints of their existence and their centuries old culture.
Today, many of these historic sites have been preserved or recreated so that we can better appreciate those that came before us and those that come after us will also know their true Ohio Heritage
Pioneers seeking adventure, more elbow room and a chance to lay claim to rich farm land for next to nothing heeded the magic words "go west" and headed for Ohio. Along with a few belongings they brought their politics.
Ohio politics have long been in the limelight. Eight presidents claimed Ohio as home or were born here. Three Vice Presidents were Ohioans. Even before Ohio became a state, politics played a big role in the state's formation.
When it came time for Congress to consider admitting the territory as a state, Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory, wanted the land divided into 2 states. Thomas Jefferson, with the consent of Thomas Worthington (Ohio's first
Ohio politics are still divided. Northern Ohio is generally liberal. These folks came from New England. Southern Ohio was settled by Virginians and
The Ohio gaming industry shapes its gambling laws. Recently, there was some news when talking about gambling laws, and in the near future, gambling reforms are expected.
Currently, most of Ohio’s casino-style games, like poker, roulette, slots or any other table casino games are available only in land-based establishments or commonly known as casinos. Actually, Ohio residents are able to gamble online in an online casino and legally through regulated and licensed gambling websites that are offshore. In Ohio, here are three gambling forms for legal gambling.
Sports betting is illegal, not only in Ohio, but in most of the states in America, but the popular fantasy sports betting is safe and legal just because it is seen as a skill game. Popular skill games in Ohio are Wheel of Fortune or Bejeweled, and with these games, the gamblers have the ability to win real money.
One trend that has gained significant traction in recent years is the rise of the global online casino industry, which has made it possible for people to enjoy their favorite casino games from the comfort of their own homes. These online casinos offer a wide variety of games, including slots, poker, blackjack, and more, and they allow players to win real money just like they would at a physical casino. The convenience and accessibility of online casinos have made them a popular choice among players from the US and worldwide, and the industry is expected to continue growing in the years to come.
There are many small lakes in Ohio, but Lake Erie is one of the greatest and most popular.The