Where is Ohio, OH Located? Where is Ohio on a US map? Fun Facts

Cleveland, Ohio Aerial Landscape
Cleveland, Ohio Aerial Landscape

Ohio, OH is a state located in the United States of America. This North American state is centrally found, where the Northeast and the Midwest of the United States join.

The rest of the article will go into detail about where Ohio, OH is found, and what are the best things to do when you are visiting this interesting state.

Where is Ohio, OH located?

Where is Ohio, OH located
Where is Ohio, OH located

Ohio, OH is a state located in the United States. Geographically it links the Northeast and Midwest and is a hub for business traffic along its well-developed highways. 

Where is Ohio, OH on a US map?

Where is Ohio, OH on a US map
Where is Ohio, OH on a US map

Ohio, OH borders Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana on a US map. Ohio also borders the bottom of Lake Erie, the fourth largest great lake of the five Great Lakes in North America

What is the geology of Ohio, Oh?

Ohio’s landmass formed way back in the Proterozoic eon of the Precambrian when rifting took place, forming a mountain range in the Eastern part of Ohio. Eventually, this mountain range eroded and is now full of breathtaking hilltops.

What is the climate of Ohio, OH?  

Ohio has a warm and temperate climate, situating itself in the humid continental zone of the United States. Ohio has chilly winters and warm summers. Ohio has a lot of rain throughout the year, especially in the capital of Columbus.  

What is the capital of Ohio, OH?  

Columbus is the state capital of Ohio with an estimated population of 905,748 people. It ranks 14th for the highest population density in the United States and is the second most populated city in the Midwest, second only to Chicago.  

What is the state football team of Ohio, OH?

The Ohio State Buckeyes represent the Ohio State University, based out of Columbus City,  and are the competing team for the state of Ohio, playing home games since 1992.

Where can you hike in Ohio, OH?

There are over 1,892 beautiful hiking trails in Ohio. East Gorge Walk and West Gorge Trail have been voted two of the top hiking trails in Ohio. They are a two-mile loop hike with scenic views and massive rock terrain that go along Mill Creek.

Where can you bike in Ohio, OH?

Although there isn’t a mountainous elevation in Ohio, there are some amazing mountain biking trails to check out. Lamb Loop (6.3km distance with a 201m climb), Phase II (8km distance, with a 225m climb), and Vultures Knob (10km distance, with a 397m climb) are some of the highest-rated bike rides.  

How big is Ohio, OH?

Ohio is the 34th largest state of the United States by area with a population density of 11.80 million people. It covers 44,825 square feet. 

Where should you go in Ohio, OH?

There are so many fun places to visit when you’re in Ohio (too many to count)! Here’s a couple of the top-rated places to go if you decide to visit. 

Cedar Point: Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park which is located in Sandusky, Ohio. This Lake Erie Peninsula park opened in 1870 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States.

Cedar Point Ohio
Cedar Point Ohio

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: This Cleveland Rock Hall is a museum that documents the history of musicians, artists, and producers who have influenced the development of rock and roll.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Hocking Hills State Park: This state park is located in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio and is home to over 25 miles of hiking trails. Known as Ohio’s top park to visit, it is full of beautiful views in every season of the year.

Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking Hills State Park

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Cincinnati Zoo is considered one of the best zoos in the country and stands as the second oldest zoo in the United States. White tigers, gorillas, and manatees are just some of the creatures found here. This amazing zoo is well known for its birthing programs surrounding endangered animals.

The Reptile House at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati, OH USA
The Reptile House at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati, OH USA

What are some fun facts about Ohio, OH?

Ohio is the largest producer of fabricated metals, electrical equipment, plastics, rubber, and appliances in all of the United States.

Ohio is home to the largest bioscience sector in the Midwest of the United States. Ohio is one of the leaders in the green economy within the United States.

NASA has reported that 25 astronauts are Ohio natives and says that three of their roughly 80 space flights have been to the moon.

Ohio is the only state in the United States that doesn’t have a rectangle flag.

The Ohio River is 981 miles long and 134 feet deep.

The name Ohio derives from an Iroquois word which roughly translates into ‘Great River’.

Where should you go to eat in Ohio, OH?

If you’re looking to blow your taste buds out of the park, look no further! Here are a few of the best places to eat while you’re in Ohio!

Slyman’s Restaurant (3106 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)If you’re looking for a deli sandwich jam-packed with meat that your inner carnivore can’t ignore, Slyman’s is the place to visit.

Eli’s BBQ (3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226):Another great place to visit if you’re a meat-eater. Eli’s has a BYOB policy, and finger-licking good cornbread!

Melt Bar and Grill (14718 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107) A place that offers a little something different, Melt Bar and Grill gives you a 25% discount if you’re willing to tattoo yourself with their logo. This is a perfect place for the adventurous penny-saver.

Lolita (900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113)Not to be confused with the uncomfortable book of the same name, this amazing restaurant is home to the famous chef Michael Symon who brings creativity to every dish!

Grumpy’s (34 S Huron St, Toledo, OH 43602)Famous for its Garbage Salad this awesome restaurant has become a must-visit when looking for a bite in the Toledo area of Ohio. It has something that everyone can enjoy. 

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