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20 Tasty Taco Shops in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

We never turn down a good taco. From authentic Mexican cuisine to modern fusion flavors, Ohio has some of the best fresh taco shops around. Have you ever wondered where to find the best tacos in Ohio? Look no further. Here is our list of 20 Tasty Taco Shops in Ohio.

20. Nada - Cincinnati, Ohio

Nada Cincinnati

Photo by Nada via eatdrinknada.com

 

19. Taqueria Tres Hermanos - Dayton, Ohio

Taqueria tres hermanos - Dayton, Ohio

Photo by Taqueria Tres Hermanos via Facebook

 

18. Uncle Tito's Mexican Grill - Akron, Ohio

Uncle Tito's Mexican Grill

Photo by Uncle Tito's Mexican Grill via Facebook

 

17. Camino - Cleveland, Ohio

Camino

Photo by Camino via Facebook

 

16. Taqueria La Loma - Akron, Ohio

Taqueria La Loma Akron Ohio

Photo by C D. on Yelp

 

15. Tapatias Taqueria - Cleveland, Ohio

Tapatias Taqueria

Photo by Sam L. via Yelp

 

14. Chiapas Mexican Grill - Dayton, Ohio

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Photo by Amy N. via Yelp

 

13. Barrio - Cleveland, Ohio

Barrio

Photo by Barrio via Facebook

 

12. Guerra's Krazy Taco - Springfield, Ohio

Guerra's Krazy Taco

Photo by Guerra's Krazy Taco via Facebook

 

11. Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar - Kent, Ohio

Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar - Kent, Ohio

Photo by Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar via Facebook

 

10. Taqueria Mixteca - Dayton, Ohio

Taqueria Mixteca

Photo by Nicole D. via Yelp

 

9. Condado - Columbus, Ohio

Condado - Columbus, Ohio

Photo by Condado via Facebook

 

8. Cuco's Taqueria - Columbus, Ohio

Cuco's Taqueria - Columbus, Ohio

Photo by Cuco's Taqueria via Facebook

 

7. El Camino - Cincinnati, Ohio

El Camino - Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by El Camino via Facebook

 

6. La Super Torta - Columbus, Ohio

La Super Torta

Photo by Niki V. via Yelp

 

5. Gomez Salsa - Cincinnati, Ohio

Gomez Salsa - Cincinnati, Ohio
 

4. OH Taco - Sandusky, Ohio

OH Taco

Photo by Oh Taco via Facebook

 

3. Bakersfield - Cincinnati, Ohio

Bakersfield

Photo by Bakersfield via Facebook

 

2. La Plaza Supermarket - Cleveland, Ohio

La Plaza Supermarket

Photo by Sam L. via Yelp

 

1. Mazunte - Cincinnati, Ohio

Mezunte Cincinnati Tacos

Photo by Mazunte via Facebook

 
 

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20 Enlightening Art Museums in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Art enlightens us. It speaks to our souls. Artists communicate their culture, identity, thoughts and feelings through their creations. Often works of art mean different things to different people. That is what makes it so beautiful. We are lucky that Ohio has some of the world's best Art Museums! Here is our list of 20 Enlightening Art Museums in Ohio. 

 

20. Taft Museum of Art - Cincinnati, Ohio

Taft Museum of Art
 

19. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio - Lancaster, Ohio

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
 

18. Massillon Museum - Massillon, Ohio

Massillon Museum
 

17. Springfield Museum of Art - Springfield, Ohio

Springfield Museum of Art
 

16. Miami University Art Museum - Oxford, Ohio

Miami University Art Museum
 

15. Wexner Center of the Arts - Columbus, Ohio

Wexner Center of the Arts
 

14. Zanesville Museum of Art - Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville Museum of Art
 

13. Fitton Center For Creative Arts - Hamilton, Ohio

Fitton Center for Creative Arts
 

12. Allen Memorial Art Museum - Oberlin, Ohio

Allen Memorial Art Museum
 

11. Canton Museum of Art - Canton, Ohio

Canton Museum of Art
 

10. The Dayton Art Institute - Dayton, Ohio

The Dayton Art Institute
 

9. Columbus Museum of Art - Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Museum of Art
 

8. The Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, Ohio

The Butler Institute of American Art
 

7. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Photo by Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland via Facebook

 

6. 21c Museum Hotel - Cincinnati, Ohio

21c
 

5. Cincinnati Art Museum - Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Art Museum
 

4. Akron Art Museum - Akron, Ohio

Akron Art Museum
 

3. Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Museum of Art
 

2. Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, Ohio

Contemporary Arts Center
 

1. Toledo Museum of Art - Toledo, Ohio

Toledo Museum of Art
 
 

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20 Sizzling Pizza Places in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

We are always on the hunt for the perfect pizza. Luckily, Ohio has some of the best pizza shops in the world so we do not ever have to travel far. We asked our Instagram followers to tell us their favorite pizza places which helped us create our list. Get ready to take a pizza road trip around Ohio to try these 20 Sizzling Pizza Places in Ohio.

20. Mohio - Delaware, Ohio

Mohio - Delaware
 

19. Brimfield Bread Oven - Kent, Ohio

Brimfield Bread Oven
 

18. Dewey's Pizza - Cincinnati, Ohio

Dewey's Pizza
 

17. Wheat Penny - Dayton, Ohio

Wheat Penny
 

16. Two Cities Pizza - Mason, Ohio

Two Cities Pizza
 

15. 3 Palms Pizzeria - Hudson, Ohio

3 Palms Pizzeria.jpg
 

14. Park Street Pizza - Sugarcreek, Ohio

Park Street Pizza
 

13. Cocca's Pizza Boardman - Youngstown, Ohio

Cocca's Pizza
 

12. Goodfellas Pizzeria - Cincinnati, Ohio

Goodfellas Pizza
 

11. 5th Street Pub - Perrysburg, Ohio

5th Street Pub
 

10. Angelo's - Lakewood, Ohio

Angelo's Lakewood
 

9. Forno Kitchen + Bar

Forno Kitchen + Bar
 

8. Citizen Pie - Cleveland, Ohio

Citizen+Pie.jpg
 

7. Paulie Gee's Short North - Columbus, Ohio

Paulie Gee's Short North
 

6. Mia Bella Restaurant - Cleveland, Ohio

Mia Bella Restaurant - Cleveland
 

5. Crust - Cleveland, Ohio

Crust Pizza Cleveland
 

4. Harlow’s - Lakewood, Ohio

Harlow’s Pizza - Lakewood
 

3. Old Scratch Pizza - Dayton, Ohio

Old Scratch Pizza
 

2. A Tavola Bar + Trattoria - Cincinnati, Ohio

A Tavola Bar + Trattoria
 

1. Harvest Pizzeria - Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio

Harvest Pizzeria
 
 

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Featured Photo by Harlow's Pizza

20 Delicious Donut Shops in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Ohio has some of the best donut shops in the world. We make sure to stop and try local donuts during all of our adventures across Ohio. Here is our list of 20 Delicious Donut Shops in Ohio.

20. Marcella's Doughnuts & Bakery - Amelia, Ohio

Marcellas Doughnuts
 

19. Lil Donut Factory - Hilliard, Ohio

Lil Donut Factory
 

18.Becker's Donuts - Fairview Park, Ohio

Becker's Donuts
 

17. Crispie Creme Donuts (The Original) - Chillicothe, Ohio

Crispie Creme Donuts
 

16. Donut Lab Food Truck - Cleveland, Ohio

Donut Lab Food Truck
 

15. The Donut Experiment - Dublin, Ohio

The Donut Experiment
 

14. Jupiter Coffee and Donuts - Fairfield, Ohio

Juniper Coffee and Donuts
 

13. Amy's Donuts - Columbus, Ohio

Amy's Donuts
 

12. Destination Donuts - Columbus, Ohio

Destination Donuts
 

11. Oxford Doughnut Shoppe - Oxford, Ohio

Oxford Doughnut Shoppe
 

10. Buckeye Donuts - Columbus, Ohio

Buckeye Donuts
 

9. Holey Toledough - Toledo, Ohio

Holey Toledough
 

8. Duck Donuts - Dayton, Ohio

Duck Donuts
 

7. Bill's Donuts - Centerville, Ohio

Bill's Donuts
 

6. Bear Creek Donuts - Miamisburg, Ohio

Bear Creek Donuts
 

5. Peace, Love and Little Donuts - Cleveland, Ohio

Peace, Love and Little Donuts
 

4. Tupelo Doughnuts - Clintonville, Ohio

Tupelo Doughnuts
 

3. Brewnuts - Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @eatlocalohio & @cravetheland

Photo by @eatlocalohio & @cravetheland

 

2. The Vegan Doughnut Company - Lakewood, Ohio

The Vegan Doughnut Company
 

1. Holtman’s Donuts - Cincinnati, Ohio

Holtmans Donuts
 
 

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8 Must Find Food Trucks in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Food trucks are one of the best ways to try delicious local foods and delicacies all over the world. Ohio has some of the best food trucks. Take a foodie adventure to try all of these amazing eateries. Here is our list of 8 Must Find Food Trucks in Ohio.

8. Tin Man Grill - Cincinnati, Ohio

Tin Man Grill
 

7. The Square Scullery - Akron, Ohio

The Square Scullery
 

6. Hott Mess Express - Cincinnati, Ohio

Hott Mess Express
 

5. Best Thing Smokin - Cincinnati, Ohio

Best Thing Smokin
 

4. Sophies Pierogi - Columbus, Ohio

Sophies Pierogi
 

3. Fetty's Street Food - Columbus, Ohio

Fetty's Street Food
 

2. Red Sesame - Cincinnati, Ohio

Red Sesame
 

1. The Little Kitchen Food Truck - Columbus, Ohio

The Little Kitchen Food Truck
 
 

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10 Places To Find Amazing Macarons in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Macarons are delicious bite-sized desserts. Have you ever wondered where to find these delicacies in Ohio? Look no further. Here is our list of 10 Places To Find Amazing Macarons in Ohio.

10. Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes - Rocky River, Ohio

Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes
 

9. Michelle's Macarons - New Bremen, Ohio

Unicorn Macarons Ohio
 

8. KB Confections - Lakewood, Ohio

KB Confections
 

7. Bake Me Treats - Poland, Ohio

Bake Me Treats
 

6. Bonjour Macarons - Dayton, Ohio

Bonjour Macarons Dayton Ohio
 

5. Buona Terra - Cincinnati, Ohio

Buona Terra Cincinnati Macarons
 

4. Le Torte Dolci - Springfield, Ohio

Le Torte Dolci
 

3. Coquette Patisserie - Cleveland, Ohio

Coquette Patisserie
 

2. Pistacia Vera - Columbus, Ohio

Pistacia Vera
 

1. Macaron Bar - Cincinnati, Ohio

Macaron Bar
 

Featured Photo of Macaron Bar by Anjali Fong Photography

25 Ohio Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

Rikki Teeters

We love following local bloggers on Instagram. These awesome Ohioans are always exploring cool spaces and delicious restaurants. No matter your style or taste, you can find an Ohio blogger to connect with. We compiled a list of 25 Ohio Bloggers to Follow on Instagram. These are some of the best bloggers in Ohio. Follow them and come along on their Ohio adventures!

 

25.  Hummusapien - @hummusapien - Columbus, Ohio

Hummusapien
 

24. Cle Vegan - @cle_vegan - Cleveland, Ohio

Cle Vegan
 

23. The Samantha Show - @samantha_show_ - Cleveland, Ohio

The Samantha Show
 

22. My Life From Home - @mylifefromhome - Cincinnati, Ohio 

My Life From Home
 

21. Whole Living Lauren - @wholelivinglauren - Columbus, Ohio

Photo by  @laurynbyrdystudio  on Instagram

Photo by @laurynbyrdystudio on Instagram

 

20. My Versatile Style - @itsmemeach - Cleveland, Ohio

My Versatile Style
 

19. Eating Books - @eatingb00ks - Columbus, Ohio

Eating Books
 

18. Girl About Columbus - @girlaboutcolumbus - Columbus, Ohio

Girl About Columbus
 

17. Two Girls One Cbus - @twogirlsonecbus - Columbus, Ohio

Two Girls One Cbus
 

16. An Explorer's Heart - @anexplorersheart - Columbus, Ohio

An Explorer's Heart
 

15. DDOTTS - @ddotts_ - Cincinnati, Ohio

DDOTTS
 

14. Kasual Life - @kasuallife - Columbus, Ohio

Kasual Life
 

13. Are You Kitchen Me - @areyoukitchenme - Columbus, Ohio 

Are You Kitchen Me
 

12. Columbus Foodie - @columbus_foodie - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Foodie
 

11. Queen City Foodie - @queencityfoodie - Cincinnati, Ohio

Queen City Foodie
 

10. Merlot & Chat - @merlotandchat - Dayton, Ohio

Merlot and Chat
 

9. Eat Play Cbus - @eatplaycbus - Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @exact_moments_photography

Photo by @exact_moments_photography

 

8. That's What She Eats - @thatswhatsheeats - Cleveland, Ohio

That's What She Eats

7. Vino In The Village - @emilyvdw - Columbus, Ohio

Vino In The Village
 

6. Simply Taylor - @simplytaylorblog - Columbus, Ohio

Simply Taylor Blog
 

5. Foods of Jane - @foodsofjane - Cleveland, Ohio

Foods of Jane
 

4. Our City House - @ourcityhouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Our City House
 

3. Breakfast With Nick - @breakfastwithnick - Columbus, Ohio

Breakfast With Nick
 

2. Out + Outfit - @outandoutfit - Cincinnati, Ohio

Out And Outfit
 

1. Natalie Was Here - @nataliefolchi - Columbus, Oho

Natalie Was Here
 

Did your favorite Ohio bloggers make our list? Tell us your favorites via the form below.

Blogger must live in Ohio.
 

Featured Photo by @nataliefolchi

10 Best Coffee Shops in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Ohio has some of the best coffee shops in the world. Last year, we toured Ohio to visit our followers' favorite coffee spots. During our adventure, we found that Ohio has some amazing coffee shops! Here is our list of the 10 Best Coffee Shops in Ohio.

10. Fox in the Snow Cafe - Columbus, Ohio

Photo via Fox in the Snow on Facebook

Photo via Fox in the Snow on Facebook

9. Six Shooter Coffee - Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by Ohio Explored at Six Shooter Coffee

Photo by Ohio Explored at Six Shooter Coffee

8. Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters - Perrysburg, Ohio

Photo by  Maddie & Bella  via Facebook

Photo by Maddie & Bella via Facebook

7. Sure House Coffee - Wooster, Ohio

Photo of @surehousecoffee by @graceejones

Photo of @surehousecoffee by @graceejones

6. The Roosevelt Coffeehouse - Columbus, Ohio

Photo via  The Roosevelt Coffeehouse  on Facebook

Photo via The Roosevelt Coffeehouse on Facebook

5. Paper City Coffee - Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo via  Paper City Coffee  on Facebook

Photo via Paper City Coffee on Facebook

4. Coffee Emporium - Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by  Coffee Emporium  via Instagram

Photo by Coffee Emporium via Instagram

3. Urbana Cafe - Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo of Urbana Cafe by  Aaconn Photo

Photo of Urbana Cafe by Aaconn Photo

2. Rising Star Coffee Roasters Hingetown - Cleveland, Ohio

Photo of Rising Star Coffee Hingetown by  arbela_c  on Instagram

Photo of Rising Star Coffee Hingetown by arbela_c on Instagram

1. Rustbelt Coffee - Toledo, Ohio

Photo of Rustbelt Coffee by  @lylahrosewolff  on Instagram

Photo of Rustbelt Coffee by @lylahrosewolff on Instagram

 
 

Did your favorite coffeehouse make the cut? Tell us your favorite coffee shops in Ohio via the form below.

 
All coffee shops must be located within the state of Ohio.
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10 Magical Ohio Holiday Light Shows

Rikki Teeters

Magical twinkling lights turn dreary winter scenes into mystical winter wonderlands! Make sure to catch one of Ohio's beautiful holiday light shows while they are here. We made a list of 10 Magical Ohio Holiday Lights to help you plan your Ohio Lights visits this winter! 

10. Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo - Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the PNC Festival of Lights in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the PNC Festival of Lights in Cincinnati, Ohio

9. Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival - Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @katie.kotler at the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @katie.kotler at the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival in Columbus, Ohio

8. Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights - Delaware, Ohio

Photo by @above_the_light at the Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights

Photo by @above_the_light at the Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights

7. Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo - Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @melissarose.photography at The Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @melissarose.photography at The Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio

6. Woodland Lights – Dayton, Ohio

Photo by @onthegoprints at Woodland Lights in Dayton, Ohio

Photo by @onthegoprints at Woodland Lights in Dayton, Ohio

5. Wild Lights at The Akron Zoo - Akron, Ohio

Photo by @batlars at Wild Lights at The Akron Zoo - Akron, Ohio

Photo by @batlars at Wild Lights at The Akron Zoo - Akron, Ohio

4. Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden - Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @clegarden at Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @clegarden at Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, Ohio

3. Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - Akron, Ohio

Photo by @megan.conley12 at Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio

Photo by @megan.conley12 at Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio

2. Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo - Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @eva_rudow at Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @eva_rudow at Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio

1. The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill – Clifton, Ohio

Photo by @dilenz11 at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Photo by @dilenz11 at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Photo by @5orangepotatoes at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Photo by @5orangepotatoes at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Photo by @adamaaro at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Photo by @adamaaro at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Photo by @vt_phone_home at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Photo by @vt_phone_home at The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill 

Follow us on Instagram at @OhioExplored to see more beautiful place to explore in Ohio!

7 Ohio Parks With Peak Fall Colors Right Now

Rikki Teeters

Ohio is absolutely beautiful right now! Our trees have turned vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. There is not a more beautiful sight in the world. We put together a list of 7 Ohio Parks With Peak Fall Colors.

7. Harrison Lake State Park & Forest in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @itsawanderful.life at Harrison Lake State Park & Forest in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @itsawanderful.life at Harrison Lake State Park & Forest in Fayette, Ohio

6. Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville, Ohio

Photo by @trustmeiamanengineer.419 at Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville, Ohio

Photo by @trustmeiamanengineer.419 at Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville, Ohio

5. Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @whimseycraft_ at Tinker`s Creek State Nature in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @whimseycraft_ at Tinker`s Creek State Nature in Aurora, Ohio

4. Findley State Park in Wellington, Ohio

Photo by @thisiscortney at Findley State Park in Wellington, Ohio

Photo by @thisiscortney at Findley State Park in Wellington, Ohio

3. Mt. Gilead State Park

Photo by @jmariedewitt at Mount Gilead State Park in Mt Gilead, Ohio

Photo by @jmariedewitt at Mount Gilead State Park in Mt Gilead, Ohio

2. John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @thereselink at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @thereselink at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio

1. Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @melissabatesphotography at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @melissabatesphotography at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

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10 Places in Ohio To Go Apple Picking

Rikki Teeters

Apple picking is one of our favorite Fall activities! Ohio has so many great spots where you can pick your own apples. This experience is perfect for a romantic date or a day out with the whole family! Here is our list of 10 Places in Ohio To Go Apple Picking This Fall!

10. CherryHawk Farm Apple Orchard in Marysville, Ohio

9. Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights

Photo by @theheartsdlite at Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights

Photo by @theheartsdlite at Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights

8. Dodd's Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst, Ohio

Photo by @katiemac216 at Dodd's Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst, Ohio

Photo by @katiemac216 at Dodd's Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst, Ohio

7. A & M Farm Orchard in Midland, Ohio

Photo by @gentryts at A&M Farm Orchard in Midland, Ohio

Photo by @gentryts at A&M Farm Orchard in Midland, Ohio

6. Bauman Orchards in Rittman, Ohio

Photo by @iggyshihtzalea at Bauman Orchards in Rittman, Ohio

Photo by @iggyshihtzalea at Bauman Orchards in Rittman, Ohio

5. Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @_jacobweber at Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @_jacobweber at Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio

4. Kuner's Apple Orchard in Clinton, Ohio

Photo by @rachellaurenlucy at Kuner's Apple Orchard in Clinton, Ohio

Photo by @rachellaurenlucy at Kuner's Apple Orchard in Clinton, Ohio

3. Patterson Fruit Farms in Chesterland, Ohio

Photo by @davekoen at Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland, Ohio

Photo by @davekoen at Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland, Ohio

2. MacQueen Orchards in Holland, Ohio

Photo by @mommatodelaney at MacQueen Orchards in Holland, Ohio

Photo by @mommatodelaney at MacQueen Orchards in Holland, Ohio

1. Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio

Photo by  @girlaboutcolumbus  at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio

Photo by @girlaboutcolumbus at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio

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5 Spots to Find Sunflowers in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Early every fall Sunflowers blossom all over Ohio. Some live in miles-long fields while others pop up in patches throughout our neighborhoods. These natural beauties only last for a short time. Make sure you go to see them while you can! Here are 5 Spots to Find Sunflowers in Ohio This Fall!

5. Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, Ohio

Photo by  @digital504  at Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, Ohio

Photo by @digital504 at Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, Ohio

4. Beavercreek Wetlands in Xenia, OH

Photo by  @jimcrottyphotog  at Beavercreek Wetlands in Xenia, OH

Photo by @jimcrottyphotog at Beavercreek Wetlands in Xenia, OH

3. Yankee Trace in Centerville, OH

Photo by @nick_d_photography at Yankee Trace in Centerville, OH

Photo by @nick_d_photography at Yankee Trace in Centerville, OH

2. Tecumseh Land Trust in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by  @snookie0101  at Tecumseh Land Trust in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @snookie0101 at Tecumseh Land Trust in Yellow Springs, Ohio

1. Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, OH

Photo by @brookewallace3 at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, OH

Photo by @brookewallace3 at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, OH

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9 Amazing Places You Didn't Know Were in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

9. Rouche de Boeuf in Waterville, OH

Photo by @lenonjames at Rouche de Boeuf in Waterville, OH

Photo by @lenonjames at Rouche de Boeuf in Waterville, OH

8. West Milton Cascades in West Milton, Ohio

Photo by @inner.mermaid.designs at West Milton Cascades in West Milton, Ohio

Photo by @inner.mermaid.designs at West Milton Cascades in West Milton, Ohio

7. Harding Memorial Park in Marion, Ohio

Photo by @ohiowanderer at Harding Memorial Park in Marion, Ohio

Photo by @ohiowanderer at Harding Memorial Park in Marion, Ohio

6. Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

Photo by @jkgoutdoors at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

Photo by @jkgoutdoors at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

5. Landoll's Mohican Castle in Loudonville, Ohio

Photo by @landollscastle in Loudonville, Ohio

Photo by @landollscastle in Loudonville, Ohio

4. Squire's Castle in Willoughby Hills, OH

Photo by @yukoncolin at Squire's Castle in Willoughby Hills, OH

Photo by @yukoncolin at Squire's Castle in Willoughby Hills, OH

3. Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @jimcrottyphotog in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @jimcrottyphotog in Yellow Springs, Ohio

2. Chippewa Lake Amusement Park Ruins

Photo by @hannah.grace.photo at the Chippewa Lake Amusement Park Ruins

Photo by @hannah.grace.photo at the Chippewa Lake Amusement Park Ruins

1. Buzzard's Roost Nature Preserve in Chillicothe, Ohio

20 Places You Need to Explore in Cincinnati

Rikki Teeters

We love Cincinnati! This city is filled with places to explore from the famous seven hills to the beautiful skyline along the river. We never run out of wonderful places to take adventures in this city! Here are the Top 20 Places You Need To Explore Cincinnati, Ohio!

20. Incline Public House

Photo by  @ohioexplored  at Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @ohioexplored at Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio

19. Smale Riverfront Park

Photo  at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

18. Washington Park

Photo by   @hauserb  at Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @hauserb at Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

17. The Ohio River

Photo by  @gmsvachphotography  on the Cincinnati River-front

Photo by @gmsvachphotography on the Cincinnati River-front

16. Spring Grove Cemetary

Photo by @levlatka at the Spring Grove Cemetary

Photo by @levlatka at the Spring Grove Cemetary

15. Daniel Carter Beard Bridge aka the "Big Mac"

Photo taken by  @gmsvachphotography  in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo taken by @gmsvachphotography in Cincinnati, Ohio

16. Cincinnati Nature Center

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the Cincinnati Nature Center

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the Cincinnati Nature Center

15. Great American Ball Park

Photo by  @jordanscott9  above Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @jordanscott9 above Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

14. Downtown Cincinnati

Photo by @tivi23 of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @tivi23 of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

11. Mt. Adam's

Photo by   @marktepe  from Mt. Adam's in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @marktepe from Mt. Adam's in Cincinnati, Ohio

10. Little Miami River

Photo by @matthalasy on the Little Miami River in Mariemont

Photo by @matthalasy on the Little Miami River in Mariemont

9. Dixie Terminal

Photo by @a.m.bayard at Dixie Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @a.m.bayard at Dixie Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio

8. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Photo by  @drs1000words  at the Cincinnati Zoo

Photo by @drs1000words at the Cincinnati Zoo

7. Piatt Park

Photo by @bernardogilferreira at Piatt Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @bernardogilferreira at Piatt Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

6. Cheapside Cafe

Photo by  @sydneyynorberg  at Cheapside Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @sydneyynorberg at Cheapside Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio

5. Chateau Laroche

Photo by    @michaeldroush    at Loveland Castle

Photo by @michaeldroush at Loveland Castle

4. The Mushroom House

Photo by  @matthewarchitecture  in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @matthewarchitecture in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio

3. Over-the-Rhine

Photo by  @isntthatdelightful  in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @isntthatdelightful in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

2. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Photo by  @gmsvachphotography  at the Roebling Suspension Bridge

Photo by @gmsvachphotography at the Roebling Suspension Bridge

1. Cincinnati Skyline(s)

You should not visit Cincinnati without enjoying our Skyline(s). Yes, both of them.

Photo by  @OhioExplored  at Skyline Chili in Oakley

Photo by @OhioExplored at Skyline Chili in Oakley

10 Breathtaking Photos Taken in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

10. Waterspout at Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light

Photo taken last week by @ncline19 at the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light

Photo taken last week by @ncline19 at the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light

9. Splashing Waterfalls in Hocking Hills State Park

Photo by @scottphotog at Ash Cave in Hocking Hills State Park!

Photo by @scottphotog at Ash Cave in Hocking Hills State Park!

8. The Devil's Bathtub in Hocking Hills State Park

Photo by @mattshifflerphoto at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio

Photo by @mattshifflerphoto at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio

7. Flying High Above Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @aerialagents in Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @aerialagents in Cleveland, Ohio

6. Gotham Style Cincinnati

Photo by @cincygram in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @cincygram in Cincinnati, Ohio

5. Snowy Marblehead Lighthouse

Photo by @littlecoal at Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio

Photo by @littlecoal at Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio

4. When the Whole Land Showed Up for the Cavs Victory Parade

Photo by @wrathattack in Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @wrathattack in Cleveland, Ohio

3. Clever Hands at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Photo by @littlecoal at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Photo by @littlecoal at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

2. Amazing Colorful Sunset in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @toledoaerialmedia in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @toledoaerialmedia in Toledo, Ohio

1. Storm brewing on Lake Erie in Ohio

Photo by @kylelanzer on from Edgewater Park on Lake Erie!

Photo by @kylelanzer on from Edgewater Park on Lake Erie!

15 Most Beautiful Parks in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

At Ohio Explored, we are always exploring Ohio to find beautiful natural places to enjoy. Thanks to our wonderful followers @OhioExplored we have learned about so many new spots all over Ohio. Each day we find another amazing new area to explore! Here are the 15 Most Beautiful Parks in Ohio!

15. Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by  @dave_dotson  at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @dave_dotson at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

14. Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville, Ohio

Photo by @mr_repp at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville, Ohio

Photo by @mr_repp at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville, Ohio

13. Strouds Run State Park in Athens, Ohio

Photo by   @nickclemens_  at Strouds Run State Park in Athens, Ohio

Photo by @nickclemens_ at Strouds Run State Park in Athens, Ohio

12. Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by  @OhioExplored  at Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @OhioExplored at Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

11. Side Cut MetroparK in Maumee, Ohio

Photo by  @LittleCoal  at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee, Ohio

Photo by @LittleCoal at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee, Ohio

10. South Bass Island State Park in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Photo by    @mhoffmanphoto       on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Photo by @mhoffmanphoto on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

9. Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio

Photo by @autumnmj at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio

Photo by @autumnmj at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio

8. Scioto Trails State Park in chillicothe, ohio

Photo by  R uth Teeters at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by Ruth Teeters at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

7. Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio

Photo by   @bethanyblins  at Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio

Photo by @bethanyblins at Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio

6. Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner, Ohio

Photo by  @  jessica_lincks  at Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner, Ohio

Photo by @jessica_lincks at Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner, Ohio

5. Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by  Ohio Explored  at Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by Ohio Explored at Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

4. Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by  @OldManSiggy  at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @OldManSiggy at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in Toledo, Ohio

3. Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by     @adisonbarnhart  at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @adisonbarnhart at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

2. Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by   @jcapone   at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @jcapone at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

1. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, Ohio

Photo by @erik.janiszewski at Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, Ohio

Photo by @erik.janiszewski at Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, Ohio

Follow @OhioExplored to see daily photos of beautiful places in Ohio!

14 Places That Make Ohio Look Like a Tropical Paradise

Rikki Teeters

Some people associate Ohio with bad weather and bland landscapes - we are here to prove those people wrong! Ohio actually has lots of natural water areas which make it the perfect place for a peaceful waterfront escape from reality. Here is our list of 14 Places That Make Ohio Look Like a Tropical Paradise!

14. South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay

Photo by @wvgirlinthe216 on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio!

Photo by @wvgirlinthe216 on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio!

13. Edgewater Beach in Cleveland Ohio

Photo by @brendansimpsonphotography at Edgewater Beach

Photo by @brendansimpsonphotography at Edgewater Beach

12. Catawba Island on Lake Erie

Photo by @chaseeagleson near Catawba Island on Lake Erie

Photo by @chaseeagleson near Catawba Island on Lake Erie

11. Kayaking on Lake Erie

Photo by @jaymetrondle on Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio!

Photo by @jaymetrondle on Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio!

10. Caves on Lake Erie

Photo by @poolsideceo near Wagar Beach on Lake Erie

Photo by @poolsideceo near Wagar Beach on Lake Erie

9. Huntington Beach at Bay Village Ohio

Photo by @dorisbritton at Huntington Beach

Photo by @dorisbritton at Huntington Beach

8. Mentor Beach Park

Photo by @fekophoto at the Mentor Beach Park

Photo by @fekophoto at the Mentor Beach Park

7. Kelleys Island 

Photo by @kevingoodman7 on Kelleys Island

Photo by @kevingoodman7 on Kelleys Island

6. South Bass Island Lighthouse

Photo by @catawbaontherocks near South Bass Island

Photo by @catawbaontherocks near South Bass Island

5. Hocking Hills, Ohio

Photo by @blurredimagemedia at Hocking Hills State Park

Photo by @blurredimagemedia at Hocking Hills State Park

4. Avon Lake

3. Gibraltar Island

Photo by Focal Plane Photography above Gibraltar Island

Photo by Focal Plane Photography above Gibraltar Island

2. Bradstreet's Landing

Photo by @sallykershner at Bradstreet's Landing

Photo by @sallykershner at Bradstreet's Landing

1. Isle Saint George, Ohio

Photo by @coyotepeterson at Isle St. George!

Photo by @coyotepeterson at Isle St. George!