Ohio – Origin of 7 U.S. Presidents
The northern border of Ohio is formed by the sandy beaches of Lake Erie, the border in the south and southeast of the Ohio River. State and river are named after a word in the Iroquois language and mean “something big” or “beautiful river”. The landscape is characterized by fertile farmland. In total, Ohio has nearly 41,000 km of navigable waterways, including the Ohio, Mohican, and Tuscarwas Rivers.
Seven US presidents are from Ohio. With the exception of Virginia (eight presidents), this is more than any other state. The state’s population is very mixed, representing almost all of the American people. About 84% of the population are white, the religious community with the largest number of members is the Catholic Church. Almost 30% of the population claims to have ancestors of German descent. The Germans make up by far the largest population group in the state.
According to anycountyprivateschools, Ohio is one of the leading locations for mechanical engineering in the USA (means of transport, metal processing, tools). Agriculture as part of the Corn Belt plays a major role (soybeans, corn, tomatoes, dairy products, cattle for slaughter).
In addition to the landscape and nature, historical attractions and Indian burial mounds and deposits from prehistoric times are tourist attractions.
The largest city and capital is Columbus with 790,000 residents, followed by Cleveland with over 390,000 residents. Cincinnati and Toledo each have more than 280,000 residents.
In the context of the presidential election, Ohio is considered to be the so-called swing state, which means that Democratic and Republican voters are roughly in balance. The state is particularly competitive with 20 electoral votes and, next to Pennsylvania, has the greatest influence of all swing states.
By the way: The largest Oktoberfest in the USA is celebrated in Cincinnati every year with more than 500,000 visitors. www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com
The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin lived in Cincinnati until 1850: Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Climate and Weather
In the Great Lakes area it can get very cold in winter and often oppressive in summer. The best travel times are therefore spring, late summer and autumn.
Cedar Point is located on a peninsula near Sandusky.
Cedar Point, Sandusky
More than 150 driving pleasure, live shows and other attractions can be found in this amusement park, one of the largest and oldest amusement parks in the USA on a peninsula near Sandusky. The main attractions are the 17 roller coasters.
www.cedarpoint.com Tel. 1 – 419 – 627 – 2350
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The complex is famous for its collection of plants from around the world, breeding of endangered animals and butterflies.
in northeast Ohio in the districts of Holmes, Wayne and Tuscarawas with Amish farms, old-fashioned shops and horse-drawn carriages, not a museum but a reality. The Amish – or Amish – go back to the Anabaptist movement, their name is derived from Jacob Ammann, a Swiss clergyman of the late 16th / early 17th century. Most of the Amish ancestors come from Germany or Switzerland. The Amish reject all technology, do not complain and do not live in isolation from the outside world. They plow their fields with the help of their horses, ride in carriages (“buggies”) and wear old-fashioned, uniform clothing without any fashionable frills. It combines a strict religiosity, a life according to the rules of the Bible and the firm belief To have the later entry into divine paradise through the well-led way of life. The Amish live in American society, but withdrawn without electricity, media and cars. They reject military service. The most conservative group is called “Old Order Amish”. Amish cuisine is inspired by German-Swiss-Alsatian. This is evident from the names of the dishes and ingredients: Knedel (dumplings), Fastnachts (donuts), Saumagen, Schnitz (dried apple pieces). There are around 180,000 Amish in the United States and Canada, around 36,000 of whom live in Ohio. Much of the Amish live in the east coast state of Pennsylvania. Lancaster County is home to the oldest part of the Amish settlements (Pennsylvania Dutch Country).
Coney Island Park, Cincinnati
The largest circulating pool in the world and many rides.
King`s Island, Cincinnati
14 roller coasters, including the longest wooden roller coaster on earth (“Beast”). Spongebob can be found in the children’s world of the Nickolodeon Universe.
Union Terminal and Museum, Cincinnati
The former Art Deco train station now houses the History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum and an Omnimax cinema.
Victorian House Museum, Millersburg
26 rooms with historical furniture in Victorian style
Ohio Historical Center, Columbus
1982 Velma Ave., Columbus
State Archeology and History Collections, glasses, ceramics, furniture, pictures
State Parks and State Forests
Ohio has 73 state parks and 20 state forests with related recreational activities
Mound City Group National Monument, Chilicothe
A collection of 23 Indian burial mounds dating back to 200 BC. until 500 AD together with the associated museum, about 80 km south of Columbus
Great Serpent Mound, Peebles
Indian burial mound with a snake-like shape
- Maximum speed: 65 mph on interstates, 55 mph on other roads
- Obligation to wear a seat belt
- Restraint for children under 4 years of age or weighing less than 40 pounds
- It is forbidden to sleep on the side of the road
Holidays in Ohio
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2009
- Columbus Day
- Veterans’ Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Sports and music enthusiast Cleveland is not only a popular destination for weekend trips, but also as a city in which one would like to live.
The former industrial city now has a modern appearance. Not far from the city center with a number of architecturally interesting skyscrapers, the Lakefront, a former industrial park, has been invitingly restored (Warehouse District / The Flat). Tourist attractions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Cleveland is on the south bank of Lake Erie, near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. More than 4,000 hectares of the city area consist of public green spaces. The town center is the Public Square with the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument, towered over by the Terminal Tower. This is where the main streets cross Ontario Ave. and Superior Ave.
The Hopkins International Airport will from all major cities of the east and west coast served.
5300 Riverside Dr., Tel. (216) 265 – 6030
Airport shuttle to downtown hotels on the Lower Level, Baggage Claim # 6 ($ 9 in 2000)
Trolley city tours with Lolley the Trolley
one to two-hour guided tours, departure in front of the Powerhouse Brewery in the Flats
Tel. 1 – 800 – 840 – 1273
with Tower City Center on Public Square in Downtown. Observation platform on the 42nd floor, open Saturdays and Sundays, admission $ 2, children $ 1 (2000)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1 Key Plaza
daily from 10am to 5.30pm, Wednesdays until 9pm; $ 15 entry, with AAA “Show your card and save” $ 13 (2000), no photography, Tel. 1 – 888 – 764 – 7825, (216) 781 – ROCK, cafe with small dishes
1800 sqm homage to the legacy of Rock and roll. Interactive exhibitions illuminate the history of rock and roll with films, videos, photographs and displays as well as special exhibitions and programs.
The fountain-lined promenade houses the state, county, and city administrative buildings, as well as the Public Auditorium and Convention Center.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Wade Park, University Circle, East Boulevard 11150, about 5 miles east of downtown
Open Tue – Sun 10 17, Wed and Fri 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tel. 888-269 7829, (216) 421-7340, Still Lifes Cafe with Sunday brunch, parking deck ($ 5 in 2000)
The museum is one of the leading collections in the United States. The neoclassical main building is located in a pretty park landscape. It has exhibits from almost all historical periods and cultures. The highlights include the Far Eastern art (Chinese wooden sculpture 3rd century BC, Indian Buddha 8th century), classical antiquity (Greek athlete from the school of Polyklet 5th century BC), European art of the 14th – 20th centuries (parts of the Welfenschatz, Gotha Missal, Riemenschneider, paintings by Filippino Lippi, Dürer, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Turner, Picasso, Miro) and American art of the 17th – 20th centuries.
right next to it the Natural History Museum
One Wade Oval Dr.
Open Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.,
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission free, Tel
and across the street the Auto Aviation Museum and Botanical Garden
11030 E. Boulevard
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The Rainforest
3900 Wildlife Way
Tel. 661 – 6500
The USA’s 7th oldest zoo with a wolf enclosure (Wolf Wilderness).