History & Tourism

Tourism Day Wednesday At The Ohio Statehouse

7 May , 2018  

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will join 90 attractions, visitor bureaus, restaurants, lodging, retail, and other tourism businesses exhibiting at Ohio Tourism Day on May 9, as proclaimed by Governor John R. Kasich. Hosted by TourismOhio, Tourism Day encourages visitors to plan their Ohio getaways by showcasing the Ohio experiences families and friends can enjoy. Ohio Tourism Day is a free event and will take place on the Ohio Statehouse West Plaza in Columbus.

“Having the opportunity to join travel destinations from around the state is a great way to network and explore all of the wonderful attractions Ohio has to offer.” Said Adria Bergeron, MWCD Recreation Marketing Coordinator. “This is a fun event, with great energy as people are gearing up for summer travel and time relaxing with family. We have a camping themed booth which allows visitors to build excitement for the upcoming season. Information will be available about the events and activities planned all summer long including movies at the lake, kayaking and nature programming.”

“Ohio Tourism Day is the perfect opportunity to Find It Here.” said Ohio Tourism Director, Matt MacLaren. “The weather is getting nice, school is almost out, and it is a great time to plan your next trip at Ohio.org!”

During Ohio Tourism Day, visitors can enjoy live music, see animals from the zoo up close, hop on a wave runner simulator, tap their feet along with Irish step dancers, take a trip to many of Ohio’s incredible destinations through virtual reality and more. The event will be emceed by Emmy award-winning TV personality Cameron Fontana. A full list of participating attractions and events is available at Ohio.org/TourismDay.

Ohio Tourism Day showcases the depth and diversity of Ohio’s travel offerings while providing a taste of the joy, togetherness and exhilaration they can find by traveling in Ohio. All exhibitors, attendees, tourism businesses, and people planning their Ohio trip are encouraged to post their photos from the day with #OhioFindItHere and #OhioTourismDay.

Event Details:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ohio Statehouse Lawn (West Plaza), 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

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