Columbus is the capital of the state of Ohio.
Ohio is third in manufacturing employment nationwide. The state’s fertile soil produces soybeans, corn, greenhouse and nursery products, wheat, hay, and fruit.
Tourism is a valuable revenue producer, bringing in $36 billion in 2009. Attractions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Indian burial grounds at Mound City Group National Monument, Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial, the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Canton, and the homes of presidents Grant, Taft, Hayes, Harding and Garfield.
The state has everything: the beaches of Lake Erie, the banks of the Ohio River, three large cities (Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland) and Appalachian charm, as well as world-class museums, the world’s largest Amish enclave and world-record-breaking amusement parks.