CLEVELAND (WJW) — It’s time to be a tourist in your own state. We’ve gone off the beaten path to discover some of Ohio’s truly unique destinations.
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati
With over 20,000 square feet of space, we have dedicated ourselves to signage design and technology for many years. There is also a Neon workshop inside the museum where you can see his tube vendors at work.
2155 Broadview Road, Cleveland
The Buckland Museum claims to be the first and only museum in the United States to celebrate witchcraft and the occult. It offers guided tours and has a gift shop full of books and souvenirs.
978 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay
The Crystal Cave at Heinemann’s Winery is actually the largest geode in the world. Some crystals are up to 18 inches long. The tour will be held seven days a week from May to September.
4995 Rings Rd., Dublin
This art installation features 109 oversized ears of corn. Each concrete cob is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 1,500 pounds. Created by Ohio State University professor and sculptor Malcolm Cochrane and dedicated in 1994.
1905 Russell Avenue, Springfield
Between 1932 and 1944, Ben Hartmann created a wide variety of structures and figurines out of concrete, metal, glass, stone and wood. Even after his death, his wife maintained what was called a “love garden.”
Friends of Hartmann Rock Gardens is currently working to preserve and restore the gardens.
5440 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield
It’s unlike any grocery store I’ve ever seen. Huge store with projects from over 70 countries. Then there’s the wild, quirky decor, complete with oversized Campbell’s soup cans.
3850 OH-73, Peebles
This National Historic Landmark is the world’s largest surviving prehistoric statuary mound at 1,348 feet. It is estimated to be between 1000 and 2000 years old. This site is open to the public for self-guided tours.
203 South Wood Street, Wapakoneta
Jim Bowsher began building backyard displays in 1981. For the next twenty years he bought neighboring lands and built a temple by laying stone. It is open daily and donations are welcome.
1902 Front Street, Toledo
It all started in 1972 when actor Burt Reynolds stopped by the iconic restaurant. When asked for his autograph, he signed a hot dog bun. Now, when a celebrity visits his Tony Packo’s, he signs replica breads from the collection, including signatures of presidents, astronauts, and more.
228 East Main Street, Alliance
The world’s largest collection of troll dolls. There are 14 of his rooms with different themes associated with colorful characters. The museum often features characters such as Poppy from the movie Trolls, and Grumpy His Trolls Cafe serves coffee, tea, and troll-themed candies.
4597 Noble St, Berea
This museum is dedicated to all things Lego, with over 10 million bricks on display. There are underwater exhibits, Star Wars sets, and new ones every year.
Hike along the Worden’s Ledges Loop Trail at the Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation to see dozens of carvings carved into the moss-covered sandstone flanks. Noble Stuart carved faces, ships and even sphinxes in the 1940s.
Drive to Sugar Creek Village. The world’s largest cuckoo clock is in the heart of the Swiss Village. Birds fly out and from April he plays polka music every half hour until November. Grab some baked goods and do a little shopping while you’re in the area.
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