Monday, February 18, 2013

Ohio sights and sounds

Traveling through Ohio is like taking a trip and visiting all that is best about America, and a good way to do it is with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus chartered from Bus Charters Cincinnati. Plan a road trip for you and your group using a charter bus for an unforgettable journey starting in Cincinnati.
One of the oldest amusement parks in America is Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, Cedar Point today boasts 72 rides, 15 of them being roller coasters. Cedar Point is famous for its collection of roller coasters, 4 of which reach heights of higher than 200 feet. This 364 acre park also houses a midway with various attractions, family and kid friendly rides, several hotels, and mile stretch of white sand beach. When you get off your charter bus at Cedar Point, you will instantly know why it has been voted “Best Amusement Park in the World” by Amusement Today for the last 15 years. 3.14 million visitors entered the gates of Cedar Point in 2011, and Cedar Point management add new rides every year.
The world’s largest and oldest museum dedicated to military aviation is the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Located in Dayton, Ohio, this museum see 1.3 million visitors a year and house some 360 aircraft and missiles. The Air Force Museum got its start in 1923 when a U.S.A.F. Engineering Division began collecting technical artifacts for preservation. The current facility housing the museum was opened in 1971, and allowed for the storage of aircraft that had previously stood outside exposed the the elements. Inside the cavernous former aircraft maintenance hangar, you will find restored examples of famous aircraft, many of them of historic or military significance. Some of the largest and fastest planes ever flown by the U.S. Air Force have a permanent home here, like the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, or “Bockscar”, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. It is worth hiring a charter bus from Bus Charter Cincinnati to visit the Air Force Museum, due to its location on the Air Force base it resides.
Pay a visit to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in your charter bus. The Columbus Zoo is home to over 9,000 animals and sees 2.3 million visitors annually. An ever popular attraction and tourist destination, Columbus Zoo animals and exhibits are organized by geographical regions, such as the Polar Frontier, where you will find the zoo’s recent addition of polar bears, or African Forest and Asia Quest, if you’re a big fan of lions, tigers and bears. Columbus Zoo is also known worldwide for its success in breeding lowland gorillas in captivity, and Colo, the first gorilla born in the zoo, now has over 30 descendants living in zoos all over America. There is an attached water park, Zoombezi Bay, where family friendly entertainment and attractions can be found. There is also an amusement park called Jungle Jack’s Landing, where visitors can find an assortment of rides and a roller coaster. Columbus Zoo heavily promotes animal and environmental conservation, and visitors can view exhibits promoting awareness on illegal wildlife trading.
If you’re in Cincinnati, Ohio, and want to sample the delights that Ohio has to offer, give Bus Charters Cincinnati a call to charter a coach or bus from their fleet of vehicles and let them help you with their friendly, personalized service.