Southwest Ohio

What makes Southwestern Ohio so much fun to explore? Is it the big city atmosphere of Cincinnati with its seemingly endless array of restaurants, sporting events and arts? Or is it the countless city, county, state and federal parks dotting the gently rolling hills between quickly growing suburbs and tiny, quaint towns with old-fashioned charm?

Southwestern Ohio has a rich history of riverboat days, mysterious Native Indian mounds, ties with the underground railway and the oldest professional baseball team in the country-the Cincinnati Reds. This past came alive in October when Tall Stacks returned to Cincinnati's riverfront and everyday, it lays waiting for folks to explore in the many hands-on displays at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

But don't think this section of Ohio is too caught up in its past. Not only does Southwestern Ohio claim one of the largest amusement parks in the United States-Kings Island but it also boasts the Cincinnati Zoo-one of the most highly acclaimed zoos in the world.

But whatever your interests-the past or the future, Southwest Ohio has lots to explore. So come join us here in the Heart of Ohio! 


Southwestern Ohio Parks

Hueston Woods State Park

Caesar Creek State Park

Shawnee State Park

East Fork State Park

Cowan Lake State Park