It is officially March and that usually means everyone is getting the itch to do something or get away even if for the day! Luckily for us you don’t even have to leave the state to find some cool hidden gems!

As your Columbus, Ohio home renovation company we wanted to compile a few cool places for you to check out, let us know if you visit any of these spots! We gathered this info from a few online sources, so even though we didn’t invent the wheel we are hoping to expose great new places in our very own state.

Pack up your car, get the snacks and head out!

The Chateau Laroche (Loveland)


Also known as the Loveland Castle, this small, historic castle is open for the public to explore for a small fee. Not too far from Cincinnati, this dreamy spot on the river will take your breath away. Visit this pretty place at 12025 Shore Dr, Loveland, OH 45140.

American Sign Museum (Cincinnati)


Discover America’s largest collection of signs at this Cincinnati museum. The American Sign Museum is truly one of a kind, featuring surprises around every corner. Swing by at 1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225.

Mike’s Place (Kent)

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In addition to its unique atmosphere and decor, this eatery features a full-size replica of a “Star War” X-Wing Fighter. Inside, there’s even more to see. Swing by Mike’s Place at 1700 S Water St #4447, Kent, OH 44240.


Hartman Rock Garden (Springfield)

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Observe a mixture of history, religion, and depression-era pop culture via this unique garden, built by Harry “Ben” Hartman between 1932 through 1944. This unique folk-art display can be found at 1905 Russell Ave, Springfield, OH 45506.

Healing Chapel (Coolville)

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Visit Ohio’s (and one of America’s) smallest chapel in Coolville. This tiny chapel is 10 ft. by 14 ft. and holds eight seats. Now that’s cozy! Find this spot on the James A. Rhodes Appalachian Hwy, Coolville, OH 45723.

Glacial grooves (Kelleys Island)


The largest accessible glacial grooves in the world can be found right in Ohio on Kelleys Island. These unusual formations are reminders that, during the last ice age, glaciers once slowly scooted debris across Ohio’s landscape. Visit these geomorphic wonders at 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438.

Topiary Park (Columbus)

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Tucked away in downtown Columbus is a 7-acre park with some pretty impressive shrubs. These beautiful plants recreate an old Seurat painting, but they’re a work of art all their own. Visit Topiary Park at 480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215.

The Mohicans (Glenmont)

The Mohicans

In addition to the great outdoors and beautiful cabins, The Mohicans feature some mind-blowing tree houses (complete with electricity and running water) available for overnight stays. Discover adventure at 23164 Vess Rd, Glenmont, OH 44628.

Ohio has a lot to offer, have you been to any of these places? What other unique places are there in Ohio that you believe are underrated? Let us know if you have any others to add to this list!