May 2021

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102 Days and Nights of Summer 2021

Our summer guide is here to help you make the most of the season, whether you want to hit the trails, make a splash or enjoy a day in the sun.

9 Butler County Food Stops

These casual spots offer great places to grab tasty eats and delicious drinks while visiting the area’s many attractions.

Art Climb, Cincinnati

Whether you’re looking for an inspired moment or seeking a new way to get active, the Art Climb at the Cincinnati Art Museum is there for your next step.

Go Wild: Ohio Animal Attractions

These attractions allow travelers to get up close to animals you don't see every day in Ohio.

John Rankin House, Ripley

This home overlooking the Ohio River offered hope to more than 2,000 men and women escaping slavery along the Underground Railroad.

Kingwood Center Gardens, Mansfield

A beautiful 47-acre property beckons visitors with its lush grounds and historic mansion.

Ohio Scenic Byways: 4 Summer Drives

Check out one of these driving tours for a road trip that merges the beauty of our state with fun, insightful and historic stops.

On the Water: 5 Great Summer Events

The days of summer are hot! Cool off with these events that make a splash on our state's rivers and lakes.

Spa Offerings in the Hocking Hills

If you’re looking for a place to recharge and relax, these options pair perfectly with a weekend exploring the scenery of southeast Ohio.

Summer Sounds: 5 Outdoor Music Venues

These outdoor music venues across the state are the perfect destination to enjoy your favorite artist or discover a new one.

Valley Gem Sternwheeler, Marietta

An excursion on the Valley Gem sternwheeler is the perfect way to explore the history and charm of Marietta.

Food + Drink

Copper Whale Winery

This Sandusky County spot offers fruit wines alongside more traditional varieties at a retro-chic barn that provides a welcoming space to gather with friends.

Farmer Lee Jones’ ‘The Chef’s Garden’ Celebrates the Beauty of Produce

Part art book, part recipe collection, this nearly 700-page tome from northwest Ohio’s famous farmer shows vegetables, herbs and more in all their glory.

Ohio Spirits: 4 Summer Cocktail Recipes

We asked four Buckeye State distilleries to share a recipe that is perfect for the season of sitting outside.


Distinctly Paramount: Fashion & Costume at Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

The Lancaster museum's summer exhibition showcases costumes from the Paramount Pictures archive.

'Mort Künstler: ‘The Godfather’ of Pulp Fiction Illustrators' at the Canton Museum of Art

Mort Künstler's adventurous art accompanied stories that were published in magazines, weeklies and paperbacks during the 1950s and '60s. See more than 70 of his original works at the Canton Museum of Art.

Home + Garden

Old Slate Farm, Mount Vernon

Katie and Brad Carothers grow beautiful flowers that they turn into romantic floral designs for weddings and other events.

Ohio Life

How an Ohioan Created an International Star Trek Fan Club

When “Star Trek” fan Russ Haslage set out to launch a fan club for his favorite science fiction franchise, he turned to the show’s creator. Decades later, the International Federation of Trekkers has chapters around the globe and a headquarters in Ohio.

Live Well Ohio: May 2021

Here is how to keep your bones strong as you age. Plus, use theses strategies to encourage the kids in your life to get outside after a year of being stuck at home. 

Nate Ebner on the Importance of Family in His Sports Career

The Dublin native, Ohio State standout and NFL veteran’s new book shares how his father shaped his personal journey through athletics and life.

Ohio Adopts the Swallow-Tail Burgee as its Flag

In 1902, nearly 100 years after Ohio became a state, the legislature approved a flag design that symbolizes our history and place in the nation.

Ohio Finds: Kenton Hardware Co. Nite Coach

This piece was produced during the 1920s, as the Kenton-based company began making toys alongside its functional cast iron products