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Above: Among the most visited Ohio State Parks is Hocking Hills State Park in Logan.
Photo credit: Amy Strahler
Fast Facts About Ohio
1. The official state flower of Ohio is the Scarlet Carnation.
2. The official state tree of Ohio is the Buckeye.
3. The official state bird of Ohio is the Cardinal.
4. There are 83 Ohio State Parks, 8 National Parks, and many preserved National historic sites in Ohio.
5. The state of Ohio is divided into five geographical
regions: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast and Central.
7. The ten largest cities in Ohio (by population size) are Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown and Lorain, in that order.
8. Ohio has 13 state universities.
9. Native American Indian Tribes from Ohio include the Mingo and the Shawnee.
10. Amish communities occupy villages in 26 of Ohio's 88 counties.
Above: An Amish Village in Eastern Ohio.
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Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green)
Central State University (Wilberforce)
Cleveland State University (Cleveland)
Kent State University (Kent)
Miami University (Oxford)
The Ohio State University (Columbus)
Ohio University (Athens)
Shawnee State University (Portsmouth)
The University of Akron (Akron)
University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
University of Toledo (Toledo)
Wright State University (Dayton/Fairborn)
Youngstown State University (Youngstown)
Below: Ohio University in Athens.
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Ohio National Parks
Wayne National Forest
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Huffman Prairie National Historic Landmark
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge
Scroll down for a list of Ohio State Parks.
Below: A group of Amish children in Holmes County, Ohio.
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Below: The Y-Bridge to Akron.
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Above: Overlooking Cincinnati.
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Above: The attractive Clifton Fountain in downtown Cincinnati.
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Above: A quaint residential neighborhood in Cleveland.
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Above: The Old North Columbus neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
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Above: The cozy little city of Delaware, located in Delaware County, Ohio.
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Above: Catamarans float calmly by the shores of downtown Toledo at sunset.
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Here's a complete list of Ohio State Parks:
A W Marion State Park
Alum Creek State Park
Barkcamp State Park
Beaver Creek State Park
Blue Rock State Park
Buck Creek State Park
Buckeye Lake State Park
Burr Oak State Park
Caesar Creek State Park
Catawba Island State Park
Cleveland Lakefront State Park
Cowan State Park
Crane Creek State Park
Deer Creek State Park
Delaware State Park
Dillon State Park
East Fork State Park
East Harbor State Park
Edgewater State Park
Findley State Park
Forked Run State Park
Fort Amanda State Park
Fox Island State Park
Geneva-On-The-Lake State Park
Grand Lake State Park
Great Circle Earthworks
Great Seal State Park
Guilford Lake State Park
Harbor Point State Park
Harrison Lake State Park
Harrison State Park
Headlands Beach State Park
Hocking Hills State Park
Howes State Park
Hueston Woods State Park
Independence Dam State Park
Indian Lake State Park
Jefferson Lake State Park
John Bryan State Park
Kelleys Island State Park
Kiser Lake State Park
Lake Hope State Park
Lake Logan State Park
Lake Loramie State Park
Lake Milton State Park
Lake White State Park
Little Miami Scenic State Park
Madison Lake State Park
Malabar Farm State Park
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Mary Jane Thurston State Park
Maumee Bay State Park
Mohican State Park
Mosquito Creek State Park
Mosquito Lake State Park
Mount Gilead State Park
Muskingum River Parkway State Park
Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
North Turkeyfoot State Park
Paint Creek State Park
Pfizer State Park
Pike Lake State Park
Portage Lakes State Park
Punderson State Park
Pymatuning State Park
Quail Hollow State Park
Rocky Fork State Park
Salt Fork State Park
Scioto Trail State Park
Shawnee State Park
South Bass Island State Park
Spiegel Grove State Park
Stonelick Lake State Park
Stroud Run State Park
Sycamore State Park
Tar Hollow State Park
Tarlton State Park
Thurston State Park
Tinkers Creek State Park
Treaty Of Greenville State Park
Van Buren Lake State Park
West Branch State Park
Wolf Run State Park