Direct Energy loves all our customers across our wide service area, so we decided to take a gander at many of the places where you live! With each stop in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll highlight some of the best things to do and see in many of the major locales we provide service. It’s a way for us to get to know your city and inform anyone else who may be interested in visiting.
Known as the “Buckeye State,” Ohio is one of the top industrial leaders in the United Sates, ranking third in manufacturing employment. From steel to jet engines and auto parts, a variety of manufacturing centers are located throughout the state.
Ohio has also been the birthplace for many famous people. From seven US presidents, the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, to actors like Doris Day, Clark Gable, and Dean Martin, there’s a lot of history here! And when you include the beautiful landscapes and incredible museums, it was hard to limit my tour of Ohio to only three top attractions.
1) Halls of Fame
Ohio is home to two famous Halls of Fame: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (located in Cleveland) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (located in Canton). Both attract millions of visitors annually from around the country and the world.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers an extensive look at how rock music has progressed decade by decade, with special attention paid to the great musical artists from each time period, including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and many more.
As for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the city of Canton was selected as its home for three reasons, but the primary one being that it’s where the NFL (originally called the American Professional Football Association) was originally founded back in 1920. Today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame not only honors the players and their historical moments, but it also preserves the history of the game, promotes its values, and celebrates excellence within the sport as well. The Hall of Fame works with the NFL, all 32 NFL clubs, and other entities to make it a continued success.
2. Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky
Self-proclaimed as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World,” Cedar Point is an amusement park that provides fun for guests of every age. This park is filled with roller coasters – 15 of which are record-breaking rides! And there are plenty of amusements, carousels and rides for younger guests and folks who aren’t coaster lovers.
As an added treat for people who visit during the heat of the summers, make sure you bring a bathing suit so you can cool off with one of the water-themed rides or just drop by the waterpark.
3. Hocking Hills State Park in Logan
For some natural beauty, spend a day or two exploring around Hocking Hills State Park. The park features caves, towering cliffs, waterfalls, and hiking trails that can keep even adventure seekers entertained.
There are two sights within the park that are not to be missed. First, Cedar Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the Hocking Hills region and is beautifully secluded by hemlock trees and steep rock walls. Second, Old Man’s Cave is a deep half-mile gorge that cuts through 150-foot thickness of rock to create a beautiful large recessed cave with smaller cascading waterfalls.
Up Next in Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll visit Illinois.