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Planet Snoopy: A theme park fashioned after the lovable comic strip PEANUTS, featuring Snoopy, and his pals. Boasts a Kids Area; Diamondback, the park’s tallest, fastest and meanest rollercoaster; and Boomerang Bay waterpark offering over 50 water activities, including 30 water slides. Kings Island.
Firefly Hollow: Offers nature and birding tours in a rural, scenic location. Participants negotiate the terrain using a Segway. Little Hocking.
Polar Frontier at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: New Polar Frontier exhibit. Houses polar bears, Arctic foxes, Alaskan brown bears and reindeer. The underwater viewing area allows visitors to see the bears playing in the water overhead. Powell.

COSI: Features over 300 interactive exhibits including the hair-raising Electrostatic Generator Show, the only High-Wire Unicycle in the country and a seven-storey Extreme Screen theatre. Columbus.
Franklin Park Conservatory: Houses 400 species of plants from various climate zones worldwide and a Victorian Palm House with more than 40 palm varieties. Columbus.
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal: Home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society.
Toledo Museum of Art Glass pavilion ExteriorOhio Tourism DivisionToledo Museum of Art: World-class museum features ancient, modern and decorative art, works on paper and a renowned glass art collection all housed in the stunning Glass Pavilion, home to more than 5,000 pieces of glass.

Tall Ships Festival (July), Cleveland.
Vectren Dayton Air Show (July), Dayton.
157th Annual Ohio State Fair (July/August), Columbus.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival (July/August), Canton.
Dublin Irish Festival (August), Dublin.
Twins Day Festival (August), Twinsburg.
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival (September), Marietta.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (September), Cincinnati.
Ohio Swiss Festival (October), Sugarcreek.
Bob Evans Farm Festival (October), Rio Grande.
Legendary Christmas Lights at Clifton Mill (November to January), Clifton.

Lake Erie Islands: Tour Marblehead Lighthouse, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, South Bass Island/Put-in-Bay, snorkel around shipwrecks, kayaking tours and fishing charters.
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati: All connected via Interstate 71, Ohio’s three largest cities offer the best in dining, culture and entertainment.
Wine Country: Get a taste of Ohio’s own Napa Valley throughout northeast Ohio. One of Ohio’s specialty wines is Ice Wine.
Appalachian Country: Comprises 29 counties in the state. This area lies on the picturesque foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is rich in music heritage and artistic expressions.
Amish Country: Home to the world’s largest Amish population. Activities include feasting on home-style culinary options at Der Dutchman or shopping at a furniture store for handmade goods.

Hidden Gems
Fort Ancient: North America’s largest prehistoric Native American hilltop enclosure. Museum offers a hands-on room with drums, shelters and replica artifacts. Oregonia.
The Wilds: North America’s largest wildlife conservation facility. Animals like rhinos, zebras, cheetahs and giraffes, roam freely in their natural habitat. Cumberland.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park: The winding gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad also is located in the park.

Did You Know?
State Motto: With God, All Things Are Possible
State Flower: Scarlet carnation
State Bird: Cardinal

Fast Facts
America’s Byways: Amish Country Byway, Historic National Road, Lake Eire Coastal Ohio Trail, Ohio & Erie Canalway, Ohio River Scenic Byway
Direct Flights: Air Canada, Delta, Continental
Sales Tools: Ohio Travel Planner; packages and specials section on
Info: Ohio Tourism Division