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Tourism FAQs

For information on the great rivers, creeks, and lakes perfect for paddling and boating in Ohio, see the Department of Natural Resources' water trails website

You can also visit Ohio.org's outdoor activities for more info on rentals and boating attractions.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) offers a variety of resources to help plan your Ohio getaway:

Check out the average monthly temperatures, precipitation and more for specific Ohio cities from Weather.gov.

Ohio is in the Eastern Time zone. Local time changes when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.

The easiest way to share your photos with Ohio.org is on social media using the hashtag #OhioFindItHere. You can also send Ohio.org photos via FacebookTwitter or Instagram, or feel free to contact their Social Media Coordinator Paola Santiago at (614) 466-3149 or Paola.Santiago@development.ohio.gov.

Check out Ohio.org's Things To Do, it’s filled with thousands of listings for great attractions and Ohio destinations. 

Each listing includes information such as hours of operation and admission prices, as well as ideas for that perfect weekend getaway or family vacation.

Check out Ohio.org's full calendar of events or search for events by clicking the button below. Our database of events includes information such as hours of operation and admission prices, as well as ideas for that perfect weekend getaway or family vacation.

Ohio's toll-free travel hotline is a great way for potential visitors to learn about all Ohio has to offer. Travel counselors have direct access to the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database and are able to answer many questions while on the line with callers.

In addition, callers can order Ohio Tourism publications, including the Ohio Travel Guide and Ohio Calendar of Events, with one simple call.

Ohio is filled with an incredible variety of things to see and do throughout the year. Visit our dynamic cities and charming towns, our breweries and wineries. Experience our unique flavors, festivals, amusement parks and zoos. Delight in our vibrant arts and living history. View our seasonal guides or find opportunities for family fun.

To learn more, order the free 2018 Ohio Official Travel Guide and Calendar of Events, view them online (Travel Guide, Calendar) or download the app (iOS,Android).


The Ohio Department of Transportation cannot fulfill map requests at this time. Pre-production on a new edition is underway and the new map is expected to be available starting in spring of 2019.  

You can still view the 2015 Official Ohio Transportation map online.

Ohio has 75 state parks, 21 state forests, and 136 state nature preserves.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is the source for the most up-to-date state parks, forests, wildlife areas, natural areas, hunting and camping information such as locations, upcoming events, weather conditions and safety alert communications.