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Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, 44308
The museum first opened its doors on February 1, 1922 as the Akron Art Institute. It was located in two borrowed rooms in the basement of the public library. After 1965, the institute was transformed from a school and art center into a museum.

Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges)

Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges)
Athens, Ohio
The hospital was in operation from 1874 to 1993 and for many years, was Athens' largest employer. The site is now owned by Ohio University and is part of a development called The Ridges. It is considered to be haunted.

Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, 43920
This is the point from which a rectangular-grid land survey system was established in 1785, which provided for administration and subdivision of land in the Old Northwest Territory.

Carnegie Public Library

Carnegie Public Library
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, 43920
Opened and dedicated on May 8, 1902, the library was built using a donation from Andrew Carnegie. It was built of Roman mottled buff-brown brick trimmed with white tile.

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 43210
The arboretum proper contains roughly 1,000 trees representing over 120 species that grow throughout Ohio. It also includes a Learning Garden and specialized gardens for annuals, hostas, perennials, roses, and wildflowers.

Creegan Animation Factory

Creegan Animation Factory
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, 43952
The family-owned and operated Creegan Company is the nation's largest manufacturer of animated and costume characters. Displays for Christmas, Halloween and Easter as well as other seasonal special events are made for amusement parks, shopping malls, etc

East Liverpool High School Alumni Clock Tower

East Liverpool High School Alumni Clock Tower
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, 43920
East Liverpool's most visible landmark, the 126-foot tower is reminiscent of Old Central School, which once stood at the site.

First Federal Land Office

First Federal Land Office
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, 43952
After the Ohio country was surveyed, it could be sold or given away as land grants; the settlers brought their deeds to be registered at the Land Office. The building has some of its original logs.

Fort Steuben

Fort Steuben
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, 43952
Fort Steuben was built in 1786 for the protection of surveyors who were mapping the Northwest Territory. The reconstructed fort is open to the public and helps to depict the daily life of those who helped open up the new territories to settlement.

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, 43952
Franciscan University of Steubenville is a Catholic institution. The school was originally named the "College of Steubenville" and was founded in 1946 by Franciscan Friars.

Gnadenhutten Massacre Monument

Gnadenhutten Massacre Monument
Gnadenhutten, Ohio
The Gnadenhutten Massacre, also known as the Moravian Massacre, was the killing on March 8, 1782, of ninety-six Christian American Indians, including sixty-eight women and children, by American militia from Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.

James A. Garfield Memorial

James A. Garfield Memorial
Cleveland, Ohio
President and Mrs. Garfield are entombed in the lower level crypt, their coffins placed side by side and visible to cemetery visitors.

Jefferson County Historical Museum and Genealogical Library

Jefferson County Historical Museum and Genealogical Library
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, 43952
This historical mansion has been preserved as a museum. Each room has been given a theme and is decorated with period furniture and artifacts. The Vivian Snyder Genealogical Library is considered on of the finest in eastern Ohio.

Kent State University East Liverpool Campus

Kent State University East Liverpool Campus
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, 43920
The East Liverpool Campus of Kent State occupies a downtown site overlooking the Ohio River. It is composed of the Main Building, Memorial Auditorium, Mary Patterson Building, and a Commons area.

Longaberger Company Corporate Headquarters

Longaberger Company Corporate Headquarters
Newark, Ohio
If you have never heard of the Longaberger Company, their corporate headquarters building should give you a good idea of what they manufacture.

Museum of Ceramics

Museum of Ceramics
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, 43920
Operated by the Ohio Historical Society, the Museum of Ceramics has the country's largest public display of Lotus Ware. It occupies the former city post office, which was built in 1909.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Using the theme of the Underground Railroad, the Center attempts to inform people of the issues important to Freedom in the past, present and the future. The hope is that everyone will use their voice to promote Freedom for all.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, Ohio
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, 44303
The estate was built between 1912 and 1915 for F. A. Seiberling, founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He gave it the name Stan Hywet, Old English for stone quarry. It is now a historic house museum and gardens, open seasonally to the public.

Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, 43952
Known for its rhododendron grove and Hydrangea Park, this cemetery is the resting place of President Woodrow Wilson's grandparents, as well as many pioneer settlers.

World War I Memorial

World War I Memorial
Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio, 43964
This memorial is said to be the first erected by a city as a monument for World War I.

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Top 10 Most Popular Ohio Landmarks

  1. Longaberger Company Corporate Headquarters
  2. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  3. Gnadenhutten Massacre Monument
  4. Akron Art Museum
  5. Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges)
  6. James A. Garfield Memorial
  7. Creegan Animation Factory
  8. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  9. Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
  10. World War I Memorial

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