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Relocating to the Ohio Area: Top Fun Things to Do

Ohio isn’t just a great place to live. 50 percent of the United States population lives within 500 miles of Columbus, Ohio, and the Buckeye State boasts such famous sons as Neil Armstrong (the first man to walk on the moon), Thomas A. Edison (the inventor), seven presidents of the United States, and John Lambert (not as well-known, but the maker of America’s first automobile) among others.  Ohio stands for progress.

If you’re moving to Ohio, you’re in luck  The state is chock-full of things to do, see, and spend your money on.  Here’s our list of the top things to do in the Buckeye State.

1.  Visit a Castle

You don’t have to go to Europe to see an honest-to-goodness castle. Loveland, Ohio is home to Chateau Laroche, a castle that’s construction began in the late 1920s by a former WWI medic and medieval enthusiast, Harry Andrews.

Andrew’s built the entire castle himself by hand over 50 years. Primarily using stone from the nearby Little Miami River plus 2,600 bags of cement and 32,000, quart milk cartons, to form concrete bricks, he created a full-scale European-style castle. Today Chateau Laroche is a great attraction to visit.

2.  Explore the Caverns

Western Ohio is home to the Ohio Caverns, with over two miles of surveyed passages for you to walk at your leisure. Open all year round the caverns remain a consistent 54 degrees all year round. The caverns display some of the most unique formations in America including the largest stalactite in Ohio, The Crystal King.

3.  See a Church Built by a Czar

St. Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral in Cleveland was built with funds provided by Czar Nicholas II, the last Czar of imperial Russia. St. Theodosius’ is one of the best examples of Russian architecture on display in America and is recognized on the list of National Register of Historic Places.

The church boasts onion domes and impressive, lavish murals throughout the building.  

4. Drop by the Women’s Aviation Museum

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, OH isn’t just home to the country’s best collection of memorabilia and exhibits showcasing the role of women in aviation; it’s also free.  The museum is located in the Burke Lakefront Airport.

5. Visit the Heart of Rock and Roll

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH is the de facto home of rock and roll in America.  

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1983 by Atlantic Records founder and chairman Ahmet Ertegun, and in 1986, the museum opened its doors. The Hall of Fame is vast, with exhibits featuring every aspect of rock and roll history.  The museum’s impressive shops sell books, apparel, gifts, accessories, and, of course, guitars.

No trip to Cleveland is complete without a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

6. Explore the Underground Railroad

At the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, you can learn not just about slavery in America and the role of the Underground Railroad, but about the fight for ending slavery around the world.

Located on the border that once separated the slaveholding south from the free states of the north, the downtown Cincinnati museum will educate you and inspire you to take action to help end modern-day slavery.

7. Spend a Day in a World-Class Art Museum

Cleveland’s Museum of Art hosts an excellent permanent collection and exhibitions. Its new Northern European Galleries collection features masterworks and new museum acquisitions.  Not convinced? Check out the museum’s promotional video.

8. Enjoy a Year-Round Garden

The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden showcases seasonal gardens, a community garden sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro, a conservatory featuring desert and rainforest biomes, and a water garden.

Relax and unwind in the conservatory’s Grove and Zen Terrace rooftop gardens. There is something in bloom year-round!

Ohio Relocation

Making a move to Ohio? Need help relocating in the Cleveland area? Corrigan Moving Systems can help with your moving or storage needs. Contact us today.

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