Best Free Midwest Attractions: Ohio
A national park close to Cleveland
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Just a half-hour south of Cleveland, the 33,000-acre park includes spectacular rock formations and waterfalls, 160 miles of trails and a living-history settlement that re-creates the society of Wheatfield Township circa 1848 (left).
Established as a recreation area in the 1970s to battle urban sprawl, Cuyahoga is now one of the nation's most accessible national parks. More than 3 million visitors come each year to the hilly, tree-filled park, bisected by the Cuyahoga River.