Ohio, known as the Gateway to the West, is teeming with natural beauty and big city attractions. Travelers to this midwestern state are sure to get a slice of authentic American charm. Nestled in the Great Lakes region, visitors can enjoy everything from beaches to big cities. Spend the day at the nation’s largest indoor water park or take a hike to see the 65-foot cascading Brandywine Falls. Whether you want to explore the big city or be one with nature, The Buckeye State offers plenty to discover in the heartland of America.