Attractions

Known first and foremost for its industry, the state nonetheless has a lot to offer for a great getaway. It offers its guests brilliant outdoor activity, with hiking in the Hocking Hills State Park being one of the most popular ways to breathe in the fresh air.

Exploring Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland are what most visitors prioritise. Cincinnati and Cleveland have undergone major rejuvenation and are now attractive cities, having successfully managed to exchange factories and warehouses for gleaming downtown centres.

Cincinnati offers a variety of museums, galleries, fine dining and shopping, while Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a major, internationally acclaimed attraction. Fascinating neighbourhoods, miles of parklands, and a revitalised lakefront image draws many visitors to this Lake Erie city.

The state capital of Columbus is the main hub of education, research, and commerce. It's a lively college city with fine architecture and several interesting museums, lots of which are a drawcard for history buffs. Ohio is also a family-friendly state, offering children and adults alike memorable activities.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is a great choice for travelling families, as is the Cedar Point Amusement Park, one of the largest amusement parks in the country. The Children's Museum, and the Cleveland Natural History Museum are also great cultural attractions in Ohio.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame photo

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland DJ Alan Freed coined the term 'rock and roll' in the early 1950s. Partly for this reason, Cleveland won the fiercely contested honour of become home to the Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland DJ Alan Freed coined the term 'rock and roll' in the early 1950s. Partly for this reason, Cleveland won the fiercely contested honour of become home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, it is meant to be seen as an echo of the energy of rock and roll. The glass and porcelain pyramid-shaped structure is a celebration of the American institution of rock music in honour of those who have had an influential role on modern music.

There is a permanent collection drawing from the most impressive and iconic rock and roll artefacts, as well as a wide-ranging roster of ongoing and temporary exhibits. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of the music.

The Museum augments its own massive collection of thousands of artefacts with items on loan from artists and collectors from around the world. It includes exhibits dedicated to the museum's choice of all-time top artists, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, U2 and the Rolling Stones.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum gets particularly crowded on weekends and advance booking is required, especially during the inductions of new artists.

Website www.rockhall.com