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The Top State And Territory Tourist Locations: O-S

Updated on March 1, 2015

Every area has a prime tourist location. Do you know what the top tourist site is in your State or Territory?

The Frog has decided to go alphabetically through the States and Territories answering what the top tourist site is in each one. Several sources will be used. You may not agree with your area's pick. Use the comments section and tell us what you think it is.

You can see the first five hubs in this series at these links:






The goal is to give people ideas on something they can do with their family or alone. If you really consider all, you really do not have to travel very far to have a great vacation.

In most circumstances, I will attempt to link the site's website. I will also search for pictures if possible.

Ok, let's see what the top tourist sites are:


Ohio is up upon the Great Lakes. It is not really known as a large tourism State, but there are many sites to see and take advantage of.

What is the top tourist site in Ohio?

It is in Cleveland and is the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum. Learn how Rock and Roll started and how it progressed through time. See memorabilia from old and new rockers.

It is an experience you will surely enjoy, well unless you just hate Rock and Roll. I really don't know how anyone could hate it though.



There is many attractions all throughout the State of Oklahoma. It is very difficult to choose a top destination. With a lot of study and research, the choice for top tourist location in Oklahoma is the:

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Located in downtown Oklahoma City, you can feel the serenity of nature's beauty. This botanical garden is very well managed and cared for.

Admission prices are quite reasonable and if you are planning a vacation to the Boomer Sooner State, the Myriad Botanical Gardens should be on your list for a site to visit.



This magnificent Northwestern State is a tourist attraction in itself.

The top site you should see in Oregon is the Historic Columbia River Highway.

This drive will have you in a dreamworld. Stop and hike and view the majesty that God created all around you. There is green pastures, amazing waterfalls and many other sites to see along this beautiful highway.

On your vacation to Oregon be sure and travel the Historic Columbia River Highway.



Many may think seeing the Liberty Bell or where Ben Franklin stayed might be the top tourist attractions in Pennsylvania. This is not so.

Think chocolate.

Yes, it is a chocolate fiasco that people flock to in Pennsylvania. Go to Hershey, Pennsylvania and discover Hersheypark.

This park was originally built by Milton Hershey for his employees. It has grown into a world class theme park where chocolate is the star.

Ride many different rides and eat your fill of Hershey chocolate.

Now that I have studied this, I want chocolate!


Puerto Rico

This commonwealth of the United States is one big tourist attraction all over. You will have no problem finding something to do and see here where we live.

Be sure and search through my other hubs on Puerto Rico. I have wrote many hubs on this beautiful island.

My wife and I were trying to guess what the top site would be in Puerto Rico. We thought it would be El Yunque Rainforest, but we were wrong.

The top tourist attraction in Puerto Rico is in Old San Juan. It is El Morro. This fortress was started in 1539 to defend Puerto Rico from attacks. It withstood many cannonballs and other wars. El Morro is now the biggest tourist attraction in Puerto Rico.

Within walking distance of El Morro are many stores, shops and museums. Visit Old San Juan and see all there is to offer.

I am posting the bilingual book Lastheart and I published on this great pueblo of San Juan.

Rhode Island

On the Eastern side of the United States, the State of Rhode island is your choice for a family vacation. What should a person do in Rhode Island?

The top choice of people visiting Rhode Island is to go to the city of Providence to witness the spectacular presentation of Waterfire Providence.

This show seen after dark is amazing. Bonfires are set ablaze atop the waters within the city's borders. It comes complete with music and shows.

Below is the schedule for part of 2013 with sponsors. They do also have just Basin lightings at times too.

August 10th
Fidelity Investments, Amica Insurance, National Grid
August 24th
Cox Business
September 7th
Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, National Grid
September 21st
(Up)Beat Cancer: Joe Andruzzi Foundation presented by East Commerce Solutions, Inc. and RI Rally4Recovery, The U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University, National Grid
September 28th
Roger Williams University & Roger Williams University School of Law
October 5th
Webster Bank
October 12th
Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
November 9th
Alex and Ani, RI Broadcasters Association

South Carolina

A beautiful State on the Southeastern side of the United States. this is a State that boasts one of its cities as the top tourist spot.

Historic Charleston, South Carolina is the place to go to for tourists visiting South Carolina. This city has stood for many years and held much of the old architecture that was originally there.

You can see:

  • Old Churches
  • Fort Sumter
  • The Aquarium on Charleston Harbor
  • The Historic City Market
  • The French Quarter
  • King Street
  • Much More...

It would be well worth your time to visit Historic Charleston, South Carolina.


South Dakota

South Dakota, high in the Midwest, has many tourist attractions. what do you think is the most popular?

It is Mount Rushmore. This is an awesome site. Carved into the granite mountainside are the faces of four of our greatest Presidents. No, Obama is not one of them. LOL.

  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Theodore Roosevelt
  4. Abraham Lincoln

If you have not seen Mount Rushmore up close and personal, you are missing out. Take a trip to South Dakota and experience this amazing site.


This winds up this edition of top tourist sites. I hope you will be able to visit one or more of them. Keep watching, the next edition in this series will be coming soon.

Let's have a song ending this hub.

God Bless America!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2013 Greg Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      What happened to Montana and Michigan?

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ok next stop South Dakota.

    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      thanks billy--glad you are entertained my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I hope this series does well for you. At least it keeps me entertained. :)