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Sortez. Bougez. Venez en Ohio !

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Événements à vivre en famille, loisirs et sorties culturelles pour les plus exigeants vous attendent dans les grandes villes de l'Ohio.

À Cleveland, visitez le Greater Cleveland Aquarium ou Great Lakes Science Center avant d'explorer la House of Blues. Outre son ballet et son orchestre symphonique, Cincinnati propose des musées d'art, des théâtres ainsi que des festivals de musique et de gastronomie. Columbus compte plusieurs quartiers animés tels que Short North avec ses boutiques et galeries d'art, German Village et le charme du Vieux Monde, et Arena District avec ses complexes sportifs, bars et restaurants.

Dans le comté de Holmes, une région agricole entre Cleveland et Columbus, les enfants amish font le trajet à pied jusqu'à leurs écoles à classe unique. Ici, chaque famille se déplace en calèche. Les Amish, des chrétiens traditionnels qui ont quitté l'Europe dans les années 1700, sont environ 40 000 dans l'est de l'Ohio. Leurs boutiques artisanales, leurs marchés aux puces et leurs restaurants parsèment la campagne. Découvrez cette religion et cette culture à l'Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center de Berlin.

Pour un aperçu de l'artisanat et de l'inventivité de l'Ohio, visitez la coutellerie Warther Cutlery à Dover, la Columbus Washboard Company à Logan, et la KitchenAid Experience à Greenville. Profitez du grand air en faisant du canoë sur la Mohican ou visitez The Wilds, un centre de 4 000 hectares dédié aux espèces menacées d'extinction et situé à Cumberland.

Sortez. Bougez. Venez en Ohio !

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L'extérieur de Skyline Chili à Cincinnati, Ohio
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Skyline Chili a inventé le chili à la mode de Cincinnati : il est servi sur un lit de spaghettis et accompagné, au choix, de fromage râpé, d'oignons et de haricots.

The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, which was used as the setting of the film, The Shawshank Redemption
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The Shawshank Trail features 15 filming sites from the 1994 film, “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Checking out space artifacts at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio
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Both John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, and Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, were Ohio natives.

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Outside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Whether you like your rock music classic, pop or heavy, Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is unbeatable in the depth and breadth of its musical celebration. Costumes, priceless artifacts, instruments, interactive displays and a huge hall of fame pay homage to the biggest names in music. It’s all housed within an iconic glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei with a massive red sign in front that reads “Long Live Rock”.

A colorful array of roller coasters at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio

Cedar Point

The self-proclaimed Roller Coaster Capital of the World boasts 18 coasters ranging from mild to mind-blowing. Smaller children can hop on carnival-style kiddie rides and watch family-friendly stage performances. Thrill seekers will be blown away by high-speed rides such as the record-breaking Steel Vengeance, a steel-on-wood hybrid coaster with a 63-meter peak, 90-degree drop and 30 seconds of air time. There’s also a water park, petting zoo and beach area.

Taking a break from hiking to waterfalls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Located between Akron and Cleveland, the natural treasure that is Cuyahoga Valley National Park is nature’s respite from the outside world. Explore more than 200 kilometers of hiking trails, listen to the cascades of Brandywine Falls and Bridalveil Falls, go paddling on the Cuyahoga River or take in the scenery on horseback. Running through the middle of the park is the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which offers a three-hour round trip tour.

Aerial view of Put-in-Bay off South Bass Island, among Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands

Lake Erie Islands

There are dozens of small islands off the Ohio shore in Lake Erie. Put-in-Bay is a local favorite, home to the World’s Longest Bar at Beer Barrel Saloon (according to the Guinness Book of World Records). Kelleys Island has shopping, dining and its very own winery. For camping and fishing, head to Middle Bass Island. On the mainland shore, check out Marblehead Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes. Boat service is available from many points along the shore.

Exploring the cave known as Rock House in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

Hocking Hills

The dramatic cliffs, waterfalls and caves of Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio make for stunning scenery and endless fun in the outdoors. Hike forested trails to cascading waterfalls, try a zip lining tour, go canoeing on the Hocking River, brave a rock-climbing or rappelling excursion and end the day in a cozy wooden cabin. Away from the city, you can view the starry night sky at the John Glenn Astronomy Park observatory.

Exterior of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

At the world’s largest military aviation museum, four massive hangars are filled with jaw-dropping specimens of aircraft from across the decades. This isn’t just for military and history buffs. Everyone will be amazed by early-era gliders, historic war planes, rockets, presidential planes and stealth fighters. It’s hard to believe that admission to this museum in Dayton is free.
Mural work inside the Cincinnati Museum Center in Ohio

Cincinnati Museum Center

A former train terminal, the circa-1933 Cincinnati Museum Center was given National Historic Landmark distinction for its astounding Art Deco architecture. Today, the facility is home to an OMNIMAX Theater, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives and several museums including a children’s museum. Plan to spend a day exploring the fun and educational cultural activities here.

A horse-and-buggy traveling through Ohio’s Amish Country

Amish Country

Northeast Ohio is home to the largest Amish community in the USA, a heritage that dates to the start of the 19th century. While the generally Amish avoid the comforts and technology of modern society — opting for plain dress and horse-and-buggy transportation — they still welcome visitors to enjoy homemade cheeses and pastries, famously sturdy furniture and hand-crafted quilts.

Exterior of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Located in Canton, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is for die-hard American football fans and the folks who love them. In addition to the hall of fame filled with life-like busts of the sport’s most-celebrated players, you’ll see authentic uniforms, footballs, photos and historic memorabilia.

The Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio

Short North Arts District

Entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife make the Short North Arts District one of the hottest spots in Columbus. Pop into funky boutiques, stroll the parks and green spaces, and stop for a quick bite to eat before happy hour – the district’s dozens of bars, breweries and restaurants offer tempting drink specials to usher in the nightlife.

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