Historically interesting places
German Village in Columbus
The German Village in Columbus is a historic district from the 1820s. The district thus goes back to the early days of the city’s history and was built by German immigrants. Originally it was called “the old sud end”. The district has long been a very sought-after residential area.
The decline of the quarter began with the beginning of the First World War and the associated ban on the practice of German culture, and accelerated during prohibition when the breweries had to give up their business. Since the 1960s, however, the district has been invested and restored, so that today more than 1,600 historic buildings can be admired. Germna Village has been on the list of Historic Places since 1974 and is the largest historic district in the United States. Every summer in the Schiller Park, free Shakespeare plays are performed in the amphitheater and of course there is also a typical “German” Oktoberfest every autumn.
In addition to the Schiller Park, there are many Catholic and Lutheran churches. Starting from the visitor center, you can take part in guided tours and discover other corners.
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|Address of the visitor center||588 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, formerly known as the Mound City Group National Monument, is located in southern Ohio near the Chillicothe. In the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, relics of times long past can be found. Visitors will find historical traces of settlement through the Indian Hopewell culture, for example earthworks and burial mounds with a height of up to 9 m. The Hopewell Culture National Historical Park was established in 1923, albeit under a different name. The Hopewell Culture National Historical Park consists of the 5 complexes High Bank Works, Hopeton Earthworks, Hopewell Mound Group, Mound City Group and Seip Earthworks and covers an area of approx. 4.73 km². The largest of these sections is Mound City, in which there are a total of 23 burial mounds. In the visitor center of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park there is a museum in which exhibits from excavations are exhibited. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is on the list of proposals for inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in the city of Dayton in southwestern Ohio commemorates three men, Paul Laurence Dunbar and the brothers Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright. Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the first black poets to achieve international fame and recognition across the country. The Wright brothers are considered the inventors of motorized flight. The memorial complex includes several sections, such as the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, where the Wright brothers made many of their flight attempts, the Wright Brothers Aviation Center, the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, and Hawthorn Hill, the former home of Orville Wright. In total, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park covers an area of 350,000 m².
Great Serpent Mound
The Great Serpent Mound is approx. 411 m artificial earth mound. It is estimated that the mound between AD 960 and 1200. was created. The special thing is that the Great Serpent Mound is a snake and it is only one of 50 mounds known to date that emulate the shape of an animal. The Great Serpent Mound was discovered in 1846 during a land survey. Next to the actual mound there is a small museum, which offers the visitor further information. In 2008, the Great Serpent Mound was proposed for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Great Serpent Mound is already on the list of Historic Places and has the status of a National Historic Landmark.
|Contact||3850 Ohio 73
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Wade Park District in Cleveland
The Wade Park District in the city of Cleveland is a historic district that covers an area of approximately 2.6 km² and has been on the list of Historic Places since 1982. The special thing about the Wade Park District is the often on buildings that are essential for the cultural life of the city. Key facilities in the Wade Park District include:
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Cleveland Botanical Gardens
- Cleveland Institute of Art
- Cleveland Institute of Music
- Severance Hall
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- Western Reserve Historical Society
- Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
- Epworth Euclid Church
Special buildings and structures
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus
The Ohio Statehouse in the city of Columbus is the seat of government in Ohio and was built between 1839 and 1861. The architecture of the Ohio Statehouse is based on the style of Greek buildings, the style of the so-called Greek Revival. The Ohio Statehouse is considered one of the best examples of this architectural style. The limestone building is located on the so-called Capitol Square, which is approximately 40,000 m² in size. There are also numerous works of art within the Ohio Statehouse. In addition to being the seat of government, the Ohio Statehouse is also a museum and sightseeing tours are offered daily.
|Contact||1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Carew Tower in Cincinnati
The approx. 175 m high Carew Tower in the city of Cincinnati is considered the symbol of the city. The Carew Tower was built from 1929 to 1931. Construction began just one month before the major stock market crash in 1929, also known as Black Friday, which triggered the Great Depression.
This also affected the construction of the Carew Tower. This was originally supposed to have a limestone facade, but due to the Great Depression, the much cheaper bricks were used. Nevertheless, the architectural style of the Carew Tower, which can be assigned to Art Deco, is very impressive.
The Carew Tower was so successful that it became the model for the Empire State Building in New York City has been. The Carew Tower has served as an office building but also as a hotel since its completion in 1931, and is now the second tallest building in Cincinnati after the Great American Tower. On the 49th floor of the Carew Tower there is also a viewing platform that gives visitors very good views. If the weather is right, you can see the three US states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana from here. Anyone in Cincinnati should not miss this view. The Carew Tower has also been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1994.
|Contact||441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
LeVeque Tower in Columbus
The LeVeque Tower in the city of Columbus is a 47-story high-rise building in Art Deco style. The LeVeque Tower was built from 1924 to 1927. From 1927 to 1974 the LeVeque Tower with a height of 169 m was the tallest building in the city of Columbus. The LeVeque Tower has been on the list of Historic Places since 1975.
|Contact||50 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati
The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is located between the cities of Cincinnati (Ohio) and Covington (Kentucky) and spans the Ohio River. The suspension bridge was built from 1856 to 1866. When the bridge was opened to pedestrians in 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 322 m. She lost this title in 1883 to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge has been on the list of Historic Places since 1975.
The Cleveland Arcade, also known as Arcade or Old Arcade for short, is a historic building complex that was built from 1888 to 1890 in the style of Victorian architecture. In the old days, the arcade was a shopping center and since 2001 the arcade has been a mixture of a shopping center and a hotel. The Cleveland Arcade has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1975.
|Contact||401 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Neoclassical buildings in Cleveland
The city of Cleveland has some interesting neoclassical-style buildings in the city center that were built at the beginning of the 20th century. The most impressive are the City Hall, the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, built from 1906 to 1912, the Cleveland Public Library, built from 1923 to 1925, and the Public Auditorium, built from 1920 to 1922. The buildings are located around the Cleveland Mall.
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in the city of Cincinnati is located in the city’s former Central Station. The station was built from 1928 to 1933 and is an excellent example of Art Deco architecture. The station has also been on the Lister of Historic Places since 1972. After the importance of rail traffic declined and the station lost its importance after a long vacancy, it was decided to set up the Cincinnati Museum Center here. The complex opened in 1990 and today includes the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family Omnimax Theater, the Cincinnati Historical Society Library, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, and the Cincinnati Railroad Club.
|Contact||1301 Western Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Terminal Tower in Cleveland
The Terminal Tower in the city of Cleveland is a symbol of the city. The skyscraper, which is 216 m high, was the fourth tallest building in the world at the time of its completion. The Terminal Tower was built from 1926 to 1928. The building was constructed in the style of the Beaux-Arts architecture. The terminal tower has a viewing platform that allows visitors to see up to 48 km away on clear days. The Terminal Tower is illuminated at night and shows itself again and again in new colors. For example, it is illuminated in green during Saint Patrick’s Day.
|Contact||50 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati
The Spring Grove Cemetery in the city of Cincinnati is special. There is also an arboretum and numerous neo-Gothic buildings in the approx. 3 km² cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1844 and since 2007 Spring Grove Cemetery has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks.
|Contact||4521 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45232
Key Tower in Cleveland
With a height of approx. 289 m, the Key Tower in Cleveland is the tallest building in the city and the tallest building in Ohio. The Key Tower was built from 1988 to 1991 and has 57 floors and can be seen from up to 32 km away. At the time of its completion, the Key Tower was the tallest building between New York City and Chicago.
|Contact||127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Fountain Square in Cincinnati
Fountain Square in the city of Cincinnati can be seen as the symbolic center of the city. Built in 1871, the heart of the city beats here. In the middle of the square is the Tyler Davidson Fountain. This approx. 13 m high bronze fountain is the symbol of Cincinnati and was manufactured in Munich.
|Contact||520 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Longaberger Company Headquarters in Newark
Longaberger Company, the manufacturer of wooden baskets, came up with something very special for their company headquarters in the city of Newark. The building is a huge basket. The seven-story building opened in 1997 and is a pleasant surprise for anyone who is driving State Route 16 for the first time.
|Contact||1500 East Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
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