Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County, Ohio, is a dramatic and wild park situated in Southeastern Ohio’s Sandstone Region. The park is famous for its rock formations and amazing scenery, especially the many waterfalls, along with cliffs, caves, gorges, and streams. It is truly a hiker’s paradise. There are seven different hiking areas: Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Conkle’s Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and the recently-opened Whispering Cave Trail.
Since 1816, Columbus has been the capital of Ohio, growing from little more than a fur trading outpost to one of the largest cities in the nation. The Biggest Small Town in America is home to a thriving arts community, professional sports teams, and even a replica ship of the Santa Maria.
Located near the center of the state, Columbus has long been a hub for multiple industries, attractions, landmarks, and more. Whether you’ll be home there for the holidays or visiting for business or pleasure, be sure to catch these five hot spots while you’re in Columbus.
There are 124 National Monuments throughout the United States. When you are traveling in the Midwest, there are some wonderful National Monuments to see. Remember that there are also National Historic Sites, Seashores, Rivers, Trails and more that are awaiting your visit, in the Midwestern states.
The Midwest has a huge collection of oddities, nationally recognized landmarks, and other unique offerings you just can’t find anywhere else. Sometimes it feels like you can’t turn around without seeing something of significance in Middle America.
While everyone knows about the St. Louis Gateway Arch or Mount Rushmore, there are so many other unique historic landmarks that you can visit. Here are five historic landmarks you may not have known about that you can visit on your next Midwestern road trip.
U.S. Route 6 may not be the most well-known road trip route, like Route 66 or the Pacific Coast Highway, but it can take you from all the way across the U.S. from coast to coast. Heading from east to west, the highway begins in Massachusetts and ends in California, with plenty of interesting attractions along the way.
We like to think of the three-day Memorial Day weekend as a time to get away. This year, why not drive away to one of the places that have a tie to the theme or origins of Memorial Day itself. Memorial Day began as a way to remember the fallen from the Civil War. While many large cities and national historic site are logical destinations to remember the day, you may not have thought of these destinations, some of which have a right to claim to be the place where Memorial Day began, and some of which offer special events on Memorial Day Weekend.
Route 6 winds through much of the northern portion of Ohio and a drive from its start to its end in the state will take you past a wide variety of attractions and scenery. Here are just a handful of the sights you’ll see along the way.
The Census Bureau’s definition of the Midwest consists of twelve states in the north central region of the United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Let’s look at some of the best locations for antiquing in each of them.