Ohio remains deeply connected with its history of innovation, exploration and discovery. This history stretches not only to the expansion of a young United States, but even further back to the ancient civilizations that called this part of North America home.
Ohio is a part of Amish country, and in the central part of the state there are close to 20,000 people living this traditional rural way of life. Discover more about this culture and its history with a visit to Holmes County and their open house at Yoder’s Amish Home.
During your stay in an Ohio vacation home, be sure to pay a visit to the Cincinnati Museum Center. The museum occupies a magnificent art deco building built in the 1930s and is home to the city’s history museum, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum and the Museum of Natural History and Science.
Another top sight in Cincinnati is the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which outlines the incredible journey that African American slaves took across the Ohio River on their way to the north and to freedom.
The state was home to the Wright Brothers, who are credited with discovering human flight. The Wright Cycle Company Complex – a museum founded in the brothers’ honor – has guides on hand to talk about the important role of aviation in Dayton’s and in Ohio’s history.
Finally, music enthusiasts should pay a visit to the world famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The impressive structure, located in Cleveland, offers iconic artifacts from some of the world’s biggest rock and roll stars.