Ohio Travel Information

By | October 2, 2022

ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)

Ohio offers all travelers a diverse array of activities, attractions and events.

Some of its most popular tourist destinations include the Amish Country; Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the historic homes of seven American presidents; the coastline of Lake Erie and the Bass Islands; About the Football Hall of Fame and Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum.

  • Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Ohio, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.

For more information about Ohio, follow the links below.

CITY ATTRACTIONS:

  • cincinnati
  • cleveland

AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:

  • Akron
  • cincinnati
  • cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dayton
  • Toledo

GENERAL INTEREST:

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  • Times to Travel: With hundreds of statewide attractions and historical points of interest, Ohio is a great vacation destination at any time of the year.

Ohio weather

Climate: Springs are usually cool and somewhat rainy in Ohio, while summers are generally warm with controlled humidity.

Fall days are comfortable (some say fine), while winters are cold and snowy, with the heaviest amounts of snow falling along the Lake Erie shoreline.

  • Biotionary: Nickname of Ohio, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.

Overall, January is the coldest month with average high temperatures in the mid-20s.

July is the warmest month with average high temperatures around 80 degrees. Temperature highs over 90 degrees (summer) are not uncommon.

Statewide, annual precipitation averages about 38 inches, with higher amounts falling along the state’s southern borders with Kentucky and West Virginia.

Seasonal Temperature Averages:
CINCINNATI

HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

(Jan) 43/6 (Feb) 33/0 (March) 61/16 (April) 63/17

May 81/26 (Jun) 86/30 (July) 86/29 (August) 94/34

(September) 87/30 (October) 73/22 (November) 55/12 (December) 45/7

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 29/-1 (February) 15/-9 (March) 39/4 (April) 41/5

May 53/11 (June) 61/16 (July) 62/16 (August) 68/19

(September) 58/14 (October) 51/10 (November) 35/2 (December) 30/-1

CLEVELAND

HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 38/3 (February) 28/-2 (March) 51/10 (April) 56/13

May 74/23 (June) 81/27 (July) 81/27 (August) 82 /27

(September) 76/24 (October) 69/20 (November) 49/9(December) 38/3

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 27/-3 (February) 17/-8 (March) 1/34 (April) 41/4

May 55/12 (June) 66/18 ( Jul) 67/19 (Aug) 70/20

(Sept) 62/16 (Oct) 56/13 (Nov) 37/2 (Dec) 29/-1

COLUMBUS

HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

(Jan) 39/4 (February) 26/-3 (March) 55/12 (April) 58/14

May 78/25 (June) 83/28 (July) 83/28 (August) 87/30

(September) 81/26 (October) 70/20 (November) 50/10 (December) 39/4

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 27/-3 (February) 12/-11 (March) 36/2 (April) 39/4

May 51/10 (June) 59/14 (July) 60/15 (August) 66/18

(September) 56/13 (October) 51/10 (November) 34/1 (December) 27/-3

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Hopewell Culture National Historic Park was known as the Mound Coty Group National Monument until 1992. In the territory of the park you will find numerous burial mounds, which were left here by the culture of the Hopewell Indians. Native Americans even built extensive cultural complexes here. The park consists of five separate units located in Ross County, Ohio. Remains of the Hopewell culture are located here and are managed by the National Park Service.

In 2008, Hopewell Culture Park was even nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Hopewell culture was present between 200 and 500 AD. It is characterized by clay buildings and buildings of various geometric shapes. The buildings were quite massive, the clay walls reached a height of up to 3.7 meters. Visible remains of this culture can be seen in the Scioto River Valley near Chillicothe, Ohio. The largest clay mounds were up to 9 meters high and were often built in places together with geometric shapes. People of the Hopewell culture used these structures to store their cremated dead. That is why so many remains were found in them, such as copper digits, mica, arrows, shells and pipes.

The first white settlers came to these places around 1840. Much of the land was destroyed during World War II, when the army began to build Camp Sherman here. Fortunately, many archaeological and historical monuments have been preserved. Today, the National Park is an important place that serves as a reminder of Native American culture and allows visitors to learn about US history. The park also includes a museum that displays various artifacts that have been excavated in the Mound City Group. Here you can also watch a short informative film or buy interesting books.

James A Garfield National Historic Site

James Abram Garfield was born on November 19, 1831 in Moreland Hills, Ohio. In the period from March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881, he was the 20th President of the United States of America. Unfortunately, he became the second president in US history (after Abraham Lincoln) to be assassinated in office. He thus spent only 6 months and 15 days as president. Garfield was a very intelligent and gifted person. For example, he could write with both hands at the same time, plus one in Greek and the other in Latin.

On July 2, 1881, he was fatally shot by Charles Julius Guiteau during an assassination attempt in Washington. President Garfield was on his way to the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station with his secretary when an assassin appeared behind him and fired two shots. The first bullet just grazed Garfield, but the second hit him in the back. Even though the bullet tried to find over 10 top doctors, none succeeded.

The inventor Alexander Graham Bell with a metal detector even went to help the seriously injured president, but he was also unsuccessful. James A. Garfield thus died slowly and painfully in the White House from an infection that arose due to insufficient hygienic conditions. On September 6, he was taken to his home in Elborn, New Jersey, where he sadly died of this gunshot wound on September 19. His last words were: “People…believe”.

The attacker Guiteau was immediately arrested on the spot and taken away by the police. The president himself is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1887, the James A. Garfield Monument, which is now a national monument, was ceremoniously erected near the Capitol (US Congress building).

James A Garfield National Historic Site