Marblehead Lighthouse

Marblehead Lighthouse

featuring Kirk Whalum's "My Father's Hope"
Marblehead Lighthouse

Ohio’s Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie is the oldest and one of the most popular lighthouses on the Great Lakes. This lighthouse has been in continuous operation since 1822, and, like many, has undergone several transformations in its history. Visitors … Continue reading


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The Toledo Zoo Aviary

featuring Joe McBride's "Midnight in Madrid"
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Founded in 1900, when its only exhibit was a single woodchuck, Ohio’s Toledo Zoo has come a long way to become a nationally recognized institution. Now home to over 9,000 animals from over 800 species, the Toledo Zoo not only … Continue reading


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Brandywine Falls

featuring Jim Brickman's "Crossroads"
Brandywine Falls, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Even though Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio has no shortage of natural beauty, it’s no wonder why Brandywine Falls remains one of its most popular sights. This 60-foot waterfall is not only beautiful, but educational for budding geologists who … Continue reading


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Isaac Ludwig Mill, Ohio

featuring Doc Powell's "Together We Can"
Isaac Ludwig Mill, Ohio

From 1868 to 1970, the historic Isaac Ludwig Mill at the Maumee River and Erie Canal near Toledo, Ohio, was an operational saw and grist mill, powered exclusively by water turbines (although a backup steam engine added in 1900 provided … Continue reading


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Toledo Botanical Garden (Pioneer Garden)

featuring Gregg Karukas' "Love Is In Your Own Backyard"
Toledo Botanical Garden, Ohio

The Pioneer Garden in the Toledo Botanical Garden re-creates a historical setting with plots filled with heirloom vegetables and flowers, grown organically, as in pioneer days. However, the centerpiece of the garden isn’t a re-creation: it’s the actual log cabin … Continue reading


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Put-In-Bay, Ohio at Night

featuring Chris Botti's "Through an Open Window"
Put-In-Bay, Ohio

Put-In-Bay, Ohio, on Lake Erie’s South Bass Island, is a tourist hotspot during the boating season. Put-In-Bay attracts millions of visitors each year, although its permanent population is only about 130. Once a pivotal port during the Battle of Lake … Continue reading


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Columbus, Ohio

featuring Chris Botti's "Drive Time"
Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, the capital and largest city of Ohio, is one of the healthiest economic and cultural centers in the United States. A scenic cityscape, service-based economy, and wide assortment of cultural attractions makes the city one of the nation’s best … Continue reading


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Cleveland, Ohio

featuring Herbie Russ' "Harlem Nocturne"
Cleveland's William G. Mather Maritime Museum

Cleveland, Ohio has made great strides in reinventing itself. Historically an industrial city known for its steel industry, Cleveland now boasts a vibrant cultural scene, service industries, and tourist attractions. Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor on Lake Erie unites the new … Continue reading


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Blue Hen Falls

featuring Jim Brickman's "Crooked River"
Blue Hen Falls

The Cuyahoga River Valley has long been a destination for outdoor recreation and the appreciation of nature. Threatened by urban sprawl, the area became a national recreation area, and later Cuyahoga Valley National Park, to ensure its protection as wilderness. … Continue reading


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