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Ohio at a Glance

From the party island destinations off of the shores of Lake Erie and heart-pumping roller coasters at Cedar Point to the natural beauty of the Appalachian Trail in the south, this unassuming state has a lot to offer. Go off trail from the major cities like Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati to explore the natural landscape that complements the urban centers. With a wide array of attractions like quaint Amish towns, the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Serpent Mound there is something to intrigue every member of the family no matter how widely their interests vary. With iconic staples like Cincinnati Skyline Chili and the chocolate and peanut butter buckeye treat, you will satisfy more than just your sense of adventure in the Buckeye State.

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Popular Places
  • Columbus (OH) Columbus (OH)
  • Cleveland Cleveland
  • Cincinnati Cincinnati
  • Sandusky Sandusky
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Rickenbacker International Airport
  • Major Airport Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
  • Major Airport Port Columbus International Airport
  • Major Airport James M. Cox Dayton International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All travelers from outside the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Severe weather in Ohio can vary, depending on the season. Seasonal changes occur in this Midwest state, meaning your weather complications could involve snow in the winter and high temperatures and humidity in the summer. Tornadoes are not uncommon.

Safety Concerns Ohio is a fairly safe state. Crime rates vary by city. Taking general safety precautions is always wise, however. In any unfamiliar location, make sure to take general safety precautions, such as carrying small amounts of cash and avoiding dimly lit, abandoned areas not frequented by travelers.

Health Concerns There are no specific health concern related to Ohio. However, if you do need medical attention, understand that America is astronomically expensive; health insurance should be carried whenever possible.

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