10 Ohio Best Kept Secrets

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There are so many great places to visit right here in Ohio but here are 10 places you may not have known even exist in Ohio!

1. The Ohio Railway- Worthington, OH 

The Ohio Railway Museum is a great day trip destination for train enthusiasts and the whole family to enjoy. It’s a train station, museum and railroad that offers fun, round-trip demonstration rides on some of the streetcars and interurbans.

 2. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park- Hamilton, OH 

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio is a hidden gem you need to explore this spring, summer and fall. Year-round, it’s a fun day trip destination you can spend hours exploring. Within this outdoor museum, you'll find a wide variety of sculptures standing in meadows, forests and gardens. The park also features an indoor Ancient Sculpture Museum, which displays Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan sculptures that are thousands of years old.

3. Chatow Larosh- Loveland, OH 

Southern Ohio castle operated by modern day knights, close to Cincinnati. The Château Laroche, (more commonly known as the Loveland Castle,) is a museum on the banks of the Little Miami River in Loveland.

4. Dogwood Pass- Beaver, OH 

This is a replica of an Old West town tucked away in the hills of Beaver, Ohio. It’s complete with bath houses, saloons and gun fights.

5. Holden Arboretum Canopy Walk- Kirtland, OH 

The Judith and Maynard H. Murch Canopy Walk at Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, features a 500 ft. long elevated walkway suspended 65 ft. above the forest floor. (And as an added bonus, there’s an observation tower on site that takes you up even further up—so much further that you end up above the trees.)

6. White Star Quarry-Sandusky County 

There’s a sapphire quarry in Sandusky County. Tucked away in the small town of Gibsonburg, Ohio, you’ll find White Star Quarry. It’s a little-known diving resort and in the Summer you can swim in the quarry.

7. Rider’s Inn-Painesville, OH Rider’s Inn in Painesville, Ohio is a bed and breakfast, restaurant and pub that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. 

8. Horsefeather’s Farm- Clarksville The Parma Wallaby is the star of the show here—and they're absolutely adorable. The farm is dedicated to the propagation of this endangered species. Can even do an Australian Encounter Tour.  

9. Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park- Leetonia, OH A short, gravel trail will lead you to what were once the Cherry Valley Iron Works coke ovens. They are manmade "beehives" from the 1860s and were used to purify coal and produce coke, which was used to make iron and steel. There’s over 200! 

10. Noah’s Lost Ark- Berlin Center, OH Here you can see lions and tigers and bears! Berlin Center, Ohio is hiding a little-known exotic animal sanctuary that’s home to a wide variety of animals. From May 15 - August 31, you can visit Noah's Lost Ark on Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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