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Explore The Top Ten Ohio Guided Tours

Ohio offers some really great guided tours that appeal to all ages! Informative, delicious, educational, fact-filled & historical guided tours will captivate your interest and are a great way to spend a day with family and friends. From the northernmost Put-in-Bay to our Southernmost guided tours in Cincinnati, here are our Ohio Top 10 Guided Tours.

Harry London Chocolates Factory Guided Tours, North Canton Ohio

Guided Tours of the Harry London Chocolate Factory lasts approximately 45 minutes, and the intoxicating smell of chocolate combined with the tastings is enough to put anyone into sensory overload.  Observe the crafting of chocolate and the history of the evolution of chocolates. there is no charge for the tours, and each guided tour includes free samples of their freshly produced chocolate creations.  Tours are free and depart hourly: Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm 5353 Lauby Rd North Canton, OH 44720

The Cleveland Museum Of Art, Cleveland Ohio

The Cleveland Museum of Art offers several tour options for adults only and strollers and school group tours. The museum also offers numerous special event tours, and in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the museum provides specialized gallery tours for visitors with memory loss and their caregivers. Art in the Afternoon is designed to lift the spirits, engage the mind, and provide a relaxing and enjoyable social experience.

Visiting the museum’s collections is always FREE to the public. Some special exhibitions may carry an admission fee. The museum has its own parking garage located at 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, in the heart of University Circle.

The Put-in-Bay Tour Train, Put-in-Bay Ohio

One way to see almost all of Ohio’s Put-in-Bay Attractions is by riding the Put-in-Bay Tour Train. This one-hour narrated tour of Put-in-Bay travels the island, pointing out places of interest and locations of importance in the history of Put-in-Bay. The Put-in-Bay Tour Train offers the ability to get on and off the tour, if you choose to stop at a place you are interested in or at one of the many Put-in-Bay Restaurants for lunch or dinner.

The tour train costs $10.00 for adults, Children 6-12 are $5.00, and children under 6 are free. The Put-in-Bay Tour Train is at the downtown Depot building at the corner of Delaware & Toledo Streets. Memorial Day thru Labor Day hours are 10:15 am to 5:15 pm, with trains leaving every half hour on the quarter-hour. Corporate groups staying at Put-in-Bay Hotels & Resorts can make special arrangements for guided tours as a group.

If you’re fortunate on your Top Ten Ohio Guided Tours you will get the highly experienced Chip Duggan as your guide, a Put-in-Bay Mossback! Bonus: A guide to the islands when you take the Put-in-Bay Ferry!

The Ohio Statehouse Guided Tour, Columbus Ohio

The Capitol Square complex comprises the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building, and the Atrium. These working government offices are a magnificent monument to the people and the period during which Ohio’s democracy was founded and formed. The Statehouse is handicapped-accessible and senior-friendly. Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday, every hour on the hour, with the first tour beginning at 10 a.m. and the last one at 3 p.m.

Guided tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 12, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Tours depart from the Map Room, easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Visitors are welcome to drop in at least five minutes before the hour. The Ohio Statehouse is located in the center of downtown Columbus, at the corner of Broad and High Streets, and the address is 1 Capitol Square.

Cooper’s Mill & Market, Bucyrus, Ohio

Cooper’s Mill guided tours offer a fun and educational time through their factory.  Learn about the history of Cooper’s Mill and observe firsthand how delicious ripe fruits are cooked into their irresistible jams, jellies, and apple butter.  Their all-natural products contain no artificial colors, preservatives, or corn syrups.

After the tour, visit the country market and gift shop, where our complete line of products is available for purchase.  Free samples are provided for your enjoyment!   Tours of the factory are free and are open Monday through Friday between 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.  Reservations for large and small groups are available. They are located at 1414 N. Sandusky Ave. in Bucyrus, Ohio.

The Airstream Travel Trailer Factory Tour, Jackson Center Ohio

One of America’s most iconic and well know travel trailer manufacturers is located in Ohio and offers informative guided tours through its manufacturing facilities in Jackson Center. Top Ten Ohio Guided Tours includes The Airstream Factory Tour and is held every Monday through Friday, beginning at 2 PM EST in the lobby of the Service Center (located on the north side of 274, next to the gas station). The cost is free.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time to check in. Late arrivals may not be permitted to join the tour. The guided tours last approximately 1.5-2 hours, require a one-mile walk, and is divided into two parts. The first part highlights the building process of our travel trailers, while the second part focuses on the touring coach process. Hearing and eye protection are required and will be provided for you.

They ask that you wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or open toes). Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more or if you have any special needs requests. The plant is located at 419 West Pike Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334-0629

The Bunker Hill Cheese Company, Millersburg, Ohio

Early in the 1920s, master cheesemaker Hans Dauwalder, trained as a cheesemaker, arrived in the USA from Switzerland. Soon after, he put his artisan talents to work and opened their factory showcasing his skills.  Tour guides are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only to do tours. First at 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM ONLY. Starting on Monday, April 1st. Cheesemaking tours will be conducted six days a week thru December. Cheese is usually made on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be sure to stop by the retail shop after the tour to shop in their gourmet market.

Nati in a Nutshell Tour, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cram all of Cincinnati into one big adventure in this Top Ten Ohio Guided Tours! Explore the city’s natural riverfront beauty and unique architecture while learning about its rich and diverse history. Throw in a streetcar ride, visit the local farmers’ market, views from way up high, and a few of Cincinnati’s favorite foods, and you’ll be ready to put down roots.

Sample some of Cincinnati’s famous foods at the historic Findlay Market and near Fountain Square and stroll through two of Cincinnati’s most beautiful parks. Hop on the streetcar, passing by some of the city’s amazing architecture, or take a super-fast elevator to the top of the Carew Tower for fantastic views of three states. The 3-hour tour departs from the Findlay Maret at 1801 Race Street at 1:30 pm.

The Cleveland History Center, Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland History Center houses an exhibit that tells the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents, and artifacts. Using the Western Reserve Historical Society’s extensive collections, Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society. Each document and artifact tells a story that personally engages individuals, young and old, to make these stories come alive.

From the first map of Cleveland to LeBron James’ championship shoes, journey through Cleveland’s history from 1796 to today, with the extensive collection and interactive exhibits at the Cleveland History Center. Ride on the restored Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, walk through two historic mansions, and experience the evolution of the automobile in Cleveland and the world in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.

Anthony-Thomas Candy Company, Columbus, OH

Our final location in the Top Ten Ohio Guided Tours is one of the sweetest! Known across the United States, the Anthony Thomas Candy Company offers guided tours that, in an hourtour groups can experience candy making from start to finish in their 152,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art candy factory. Opened in May 1995, it is conveniently located off I-270 at 1777 Arlingate Lane in Columbus, Ohio. Admission Fee for Children Under 2 is free. Ages 3 to 18 are $1.00 per person. Ages 19 and over are $2.00 per person. An admission fee may be used towards a purchase! Yum!

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