Local News - Medina County Historical Society Kicks Off Summer Travel Season at Ohio Tourism Day

More than 120 Ohio tourism destinations welcome travelers to plan their Ohio vacation

Medina, Ohio (May 2023) — Summer is just around the corner, and everyone is ready to travel.

To help spur tourism in Medina County, The Medina County Historical Society partnered with TourismOhio, and joined more than 120 other attractions and destinations from across the state for the 2023 Ohio Tourism Day, held May 10 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Hundreds of people, looking to make summer plans, attended the event.

To kick off the day, Gov. DeWine unveiled Ohio’s new brand: “Ohio, The Heart of it All.” The beloved theme with a modern twist captures the state’s Midwestern warmth and invites people to create a life they love here in Ohio.

“Thanks to all of our tourism partners for taking part in this unique event that offers visitors a chance to discover new attractions and destinations that showcase all Ohio has to offer as a place of adventure, a place of promise, and the place for you,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of Ohio Department of Development.

MCHS Promoted the John Smart House and McDowell-Phillips House Museums as great stops and to enjoy the many destinations in Medina County. “Ohio Tourism Day is a great reminder that our state is the heart of it all, with something for everyone to enjoy,” said attendees David Arbogast, Marilyn Stano and Brian Feron Trustees of MCHS. “The day allowed us to have one-on-one conversations with potential visitors looking to visit not just the John Smart House and McDowell-Phillips House Museums, but the restaurants, hotels, retailers, and other nearby attractions that call Medina County home.”

Every year, Ohio Tourism Day celebrates Ohio’s tourism industry and offers consumers the chance to explore vacation ideas across the state. Medina County Historical Society set up a display and talked to potential visitors eager to learn more about all the exciting things to do in the area.

About Attraction Name. The John Smart House is located at 206 N. Elmwood , Medina, and the McDowell-Phillips House is located at 205 S. Prospect Medina. See our website at medinacountyhistoricalsociety.com. for details.

About TourismOhio Operating within Ohio's Department of Development, TourismOhio works to showcase all Ohio has to offer as a place of adventure, a place of promise, and the place for you. Visit Ohio.org for more information.

The Ohio Department of Development empowers communities to succeed by investing in Ohio’s people, places, and businesses. Learn more about our work at development.ohio.org