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Car Hire Ohio Useful Information

Driving in Ohio, USA, offers a diverse range of experiences, from urban areas with major highways to scenic rural routes. Here's an overview of driving in Ohio:

Types of Roads:

Ohio has a mix of road types, including freeways, highways, local roads, and scenic byways. The state's highway system is well-developed and connects major cities and regions.

Urban Areas:

In urban areas like Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, you'll find well-maintained freeways and thoroughfares. Traffic congestion can be a concern during rush hours in these cities, so plan your travel times accordingly.

Rural Areas:

Ohio is known for its picturesque rural landscapes, and driving through the countryside can be a pleasant experience. Scenic routes like the Ohio Amish Country Byway offer beautiful views.


Ohio has a few tolled roads and bridges. The Ohio Turnpike, a major east-west toll highway, crosses the state and connects to neighboring states. Be prepared to pay tolls if you use this road. Other toll facilities may exist, so check your route if you want to avoid tolls.

Nearest Airport:

Ohio is served by several major airports, with the largest being Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The nearest airport depends on your specific destination within Ohio.

Places of Interest:

Ohio offers a wide range of attractions and places to visit, including:
Cedar Point: A renowned amusement park in Sandusky, known for its roller coasters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Located in Cleveland, it's a must-visit for music enthusiasts.
Hocking Hills State Park: Explore waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails in this scenic park.
Amish Country: Experience the Amish way of life and explore charming towns like Berlin and Millersburg.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: One of the best zoos in the country, located in Columbus.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Enjoy outdoor activities and beautiful landscapes in this national park near Cleveland.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park: Learn about the Wright brothers and the history of aviation in Dayton.

Ohio is a diverse state with something to offer every traveler, whether you're interested in outdoor adventures, cultural attractions, or historic sites. When driving in Ohio, obey local traffic laws, speed limits, and parking regulations, and use GPS or navigation apps for ease of travel.

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Interesting facts about Ohio

  • ClevelandThe name ‘Ohio’ means ‘Great River’ and refers unsurprisingly to the Ohio River!
  • Ohio joined the Union as the 17th state in 1803
  • Despite being inland, Ohio has over 300 miles of coastline on Lake Erie
  • Ohio is in an earthquake zone with five or more detectable tremors a year
  • The state capital is Columbus, its largest city

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