U.S. Virtual Road Trip- Ohio

Let's see what awaits us in Ohio with author T. Michelle Nelson

Places to visit in Ohio

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Cleveland, Ohio
Hocking Hills State Park
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Kelley’s Island
Mansfield Reformatory- Old prison where Shawshank Redemption was filmed and has a great Haunted House at Halloween

Places to eat
 in Ohio

Lolita – Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus Fish Market – Columbus, Ohio
The Alcove – Mount Vernon, Ohio

Quirky things about Ohio

  • Cincinnati Reds were the first pro baseball team – GO REDS!
  • Akron was the first city to use police cars
  • Clark Gable was born in Ohio – you’re welcome, rest of the world!
  • 50% of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus.
  • Ohio is an Iroquois word meaning “great water.”
  • Ohio native, W.F. Semple patented chewing gum in 1869, and my best friend lives in his house!

Famous people from Ohio

LeBron James
Halle Berry
Marilyn Manson
Neil Armstrong
Sarah Jessica Parker
Guy Fieri

Authors or books set in Ohio

The Lily Drake books are set in my hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Some other Ohio novels include: Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series of books, Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson and The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace.

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Thanks Michelle. 

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  1. OHIO! I grew up in Ohio and there are a LOT more things to see :P You're missing the whole Southeastern region. ;)

  2. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is definitely one on my bucket list!