May 2024

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4 Classic Drive-In Movie Theaters in Ohio

The drive-in theater has never lost its appeal, and these spots provide a perfect way to spend a summer evening. 

4 Great Ohio Disc Golf Courses

These courses nestled among nature provide welcoming challenges, whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out.

4 Ohio Scenic Byways to Explore this Summer

From a route that follows the path of the Miami & Erie Canal to one that highlights the hometown of a national hero, these treks promise a drive through history.

4 Ways to Explore the Hocking Hills this Season

From thrilling adventures to relaxing in style, here are great ways to embrace the variety of experiences this southeast Ohio region has to offer.

53 Fun Things to Do in Ohio this Summer

Embrace the season with our guide to fun events and destinations across the state during the 102 days and nights of summer.

8 Reasons to Make a Food Road Trip to Butler County

From pulled-pork grilled cheese to a lineup of incredible college-town bagel creations to otherworldly desserts, here’s why these spots should be on your must-visit list. 

Boating, Bigfoot and Ohio’s Largest State Park

Salt Fork State Park covers more ground than any other of Ohio’s 76 state parks, and it contains plenty of history, mystery and adventure. 

Get Busy Driving the Shawshank Trail this Summer

Ohio’s Shawshank Trail invites fans of the beloved 1994 film “The Shawshank Redemption” to take a road trip that includes stops at 14 filming locations.

See the Biggest Week in American Birding at Magee Marsh

With the arrival of May, this northwest Ohio wildlife area becomes one of the best places in the world for bird-watching, thanks to a mix of location, conservation and appreciation.

Step into the Past at 4 Living-History Attractions in Ohio

From the beginning of statehood to the canal era to the Roaring 1920s, travel through time for an afternoon to see what life was like here generations ago.

The History Behind Chillicothe’s Feast of the Flowering Moon

This festival highlights the region’s rich Native American heritage and features performers from federally recognized tribes that share that story through traditional dance.  

Visit Ohio’s Grand Lake Region This Summer

The largest manmade inland lake in Ohio first draws many travelers to this part of northwest Ohio, and its surrounding communities and fun and inviting places to explore.

Visit Southwest Ohio’s Ancient Earthworks

Created by cultures that lived here long ago, Fort Ancient and Serpent Mound have extraordinary stories to tell.

Visit the Oldest Home in Muskingum County

The Dr. Increase Mathews House in Zanesville, widely considered the oldest home in the county, today serves as a museum dedicated to the area’s history.

Food + Drink

Get Comfortable at Ghostwriter Public House

This Licking County spot balances elegance and simplicity in both its restaurant space and menu filled with modern interpretations of American classics.

Get Your Feline Fix at 3 Ohio Cat Cafes

Visit for the adorable animals. Stay for a drink and a bite to eat.

Yellow Springs Brewery, Yellow Springs

This small-town brewery reflects a long history of community pride in its lineup of beers and collaborations with local organizations. 


See “Michelangelo Lovelace: Art Saved My Life” in Akron

The Akron Art Museum exhibition featuring works by the late artist reflects the city the Cleveland-based artist called home and his life there.

Home + Garden

Flowers Power Alisa H. Workman’s Beautiful Paintings

The southwest Ohio-based artist embraces spontaneity in creating her floral-inspired canvases. 

Ohio Life

Josh Compton’s ‘The Big Trail’ Tells the Story of Tuscarawas County

The musician wrote and recorded a collection of folk songs that trace the history of his home. It stretches from surveyor Christopher Gist’s arrival in 1750 to the Great Flood of 1913.

Live Well Ohio May 2024

Clean up your indoor air quality with these pointers, and learn the best way to keep an eye on a health number that often gets overlooked. 

Ohio Finds: Candlesticks from Newark’s A.H. Heisey & Co.

This 11-inch pair is crafted in a dolphin design originally inspired by Venetian glass patterns. 

Sarah Templeton Wilson Talks Art Appreciation

The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum executive director shares what she loves about leading Hamilton’s one-of-a-kind destination for outdoor art. 

Warren G. Harding Dedicates the Lincoln Memorial

On May 30, 1922, the Ohio native and President of the United States formally accepted the then-new Washington memorial to Abraham Lincoln on behalf of the American people.