Ohio

Find Ohio travel tips, stories, maps, videos and news for unusual tourist attractions and sights.

New Reports

  • Neil Armstrong's First Flight

    Neil Armstrong's First Flight

    Warren, Ohio

    The spot where the first man on the moon took his first airplane ride as a five-year-old. Now marked with a replica Apollo Lunar Lander and fake moon prints in cement!

  • Big Mary on a Rock Tower

    Big Mary on a Rock Tower

    North Jackson, Ohio

    Climb 64 steps up a 55-foot-high rock tower to get close to a 16-foot-tall granite Mary. Built in 1965. Named a "minor basilica" in 2014.

Top Rated Attractions

  • National Museum of the United States Air Force

    National Museum of the United States Air Force

    Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

    The coolest jets, the biggest bombs, Ham the Astrochimp's underwear, and the leather bomber jacket of Jackie Coogan (TV's Uncle Fester).

  • Toy and Plastic Brick Museum

    Toy and Plastic Brick Museum

    Bellaire, Ohio

    Dan Brown filled an old school with his obsessive Lego collection and creations.

  • Human Fingers in a Jar

    Human Fingers in a Jar

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    Grisly evidence and other murderabilia at the Wood County Historical Museum.

  • Andy D-Day and the 2-Headed Calf

    Andy D-Day and the 2-Headed Calf

    Brookville, Ohio

    In the basement of a local museum is the head of the ultimate freak bull, Andy D-Day, and his sidekick the 2-headed calf.

  • American Sign Museum

    American Sign Museum

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Tod Swormstedt, sign expert, displays hundreds of examples of everything from delicate gold-painted glass to humongous neon.

  • House from A Christmas Story

    House from A Christmas Story

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Exterior set for the holiday movie is a fan pilgrim site and museum.

  • Warther Carvings Museum and Button Collection

    Warther Carvings Museum and Button Collection

    Dover, Ohio

    Museum of Ernest Warther's impossibly perfect locomotive carvings and wife Frieda's collection of 70,000+ buttons.

  • Museum of Divine Statues

    Museum of Divine Statues

    Lakewood, Ohio

    Makeup artist Lou McClung turned an old church into a sanctuary for unwanted Catholic sculptures.

  • Noah's Ark, Dillinger's Jail Cell, Things Swallowed

    Noah's Ark, Dillinger's Jail Cell, Things Swallowed

    Lima, Ohio

    Animated taxidermy and Public Enemy #1 in a unique county museum.

  • Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

    Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

    Loveland, Ohio

    Harry Andrews was a bachelor and recluse who spent over 50 years building a medieval-style castle in Ohio for his "boy knights."

  • Biblewalk and Living Bible Museum

    Biblewalk and Living Bible Museum

    Mansfield, Ohio

    It's like walking through a wax Bible -- populated by Hollywood stars in disguise.

  • Elektro, Robot of Mansfield

    Elektro, Robot of Mansfield

    Mansfield, Ohio

    Elektro, the barrel-chested "Moto-Man," was the star of the 1939 New York World's Fair, and now a prized exhibit in the Mansfield Memorial Museum.

  • Mansfield Reformatory

    Mansfield Reformatory

    Mansfield, Ohio

    Old prison reborn as location for Hollywood movies and public ghost adventures.

  • Big Muskie's Bucket

    Big Muskie's Bucket

    McConnelsville, Ohio

    "Big Muskie," the world's largest earth moving machine, was dismantled in 1999. But you can still visit Big Muskie's humongous bucket!

  • World's Largest Basket

    World's Largest Basket

    Newark, Ohio

    No matter how menial your daily labors or how incompetent your boss, work can't be all bad if you're employed in a seven-story-tall basket.

  • World's Tallest Our Lady of Guadalupe

    World's Tallest Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Windsor, Ohio

    A 50-foot-tall Our Lady of Guadalupe is especially impressive because she stands out in a rural farm field.

  • World's Most Infamous Soap Box Derby Car

    World's Most Infamous Soap Box Derby Car

    Akron, Ohio

    A cheater car won the national Soap Box Derby, until it was disqualified. One of hundreds displayed at the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and Museum.

  • World's Oldest Traffic Light

    World's Oldest Traffic Light

    Ashville, Ohio

    The world's oldest traffic light -- which still works, and which looks like a streamlined silver football -- is on display in the town museum.

  • Shenandoah Airship Disaster

    Shenandoah Airship Disaster

    Ava, Ohio

    An American military zeppelin, not as well-known but just as accident-prone as the Hindenburg, crashed in eastern Ohio in 1925.

  • Tomb of President McKinley

    Tomb of President McKinley

    Canton, Ohio

    Third in presidential tomb size only behind those of Grant and Lincoln. It took six years to build, and was designed to resemble a giant sword from space.

Select a state/province:

Previous: North Dakota | Next: Oklahoma

Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities

Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Ohio attractions.

April 28, 2015

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Ohio Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Quirky Monuments of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana (Apr 27-May 3, 2015)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now