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When to visit:

Ohio’s summer tourist season sees the biggest crowds in outdoor hotspots, like campgrounds, rivers and the shores Lake Eerie. Cities in the Buckeye state see manageable crowds, though rates are a bit higher. Fall in southern Ohio is a great time to hit the south of the state for some changing leaves. Amish country sees most of its visitors in the early part of autumn as well.

Summer is the slowest tourism season in Ohio, and with fairly good reason. There just isn’t much to do in the winter months that can’t be done better in West Virginia. Spring is the best off-season time to visit Ohio. Prices are down, crowds are thin and the weather is great, though visitors with hay fever may want to bring their medication in the lush and blooming southern 3rd of the state.

Ohio Facts:

State Abbreviation: OH

State Capital: Columbus

Largest City: Columbus

Area: 44,828 square miles (the 34th biggest state in the USA)

Ohio Population: 11,459,011 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: manufacturing, farming, mining

Ohio Rivers: Ohio River, Cuyahoga River, Miami River, Sandusky River

Ohio Lakes: Lake Erie, Grand Lake

Highest Point: Campbell Hill - 1,550 feet (1,272 m) above sea level

Origin of the Name Ohio: from the Iroquois Indian for "good river".

State Nickname: Buckeye State

State Motto: "With God, All Things Are Possible"

State Song: Beautiful Ohio