Ohio is the easternmost of the Great Lake states, located south of Lake Erie. With a history of industrialisation and an abundance of natural resources, Ohio is one of the biggest manufacturing centres in the country. Most of the production centres cluster around the Ohio River to the east.

Although dominated by its three main cities Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, the most visited destinations in the state are the sandy shores of the Lake Erie Islands. They offer boating, fishing, and swimming activities, as well as numerous historical sites and nature areas.

Fertile farmland covers most of Ohio, despite its association with industry and pollution. The northeast is home to the world's largest Amish population, a Luddite community who sell freshly grown produce and farm services. The Wayne National Forest is heavily forested, brilliant for those enjoy exploring the wilderness.