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The Beautiful Ohio River And Cincinnati

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Becky Knouff By Becky Knouff on
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When visiting the beautiful state of Ohio, one must not overlook the historic Ohio River on the list of places to visit while vacationing here. It is a grand river which is full of historic value and is a beautiful site to see.

In the Iroquois Indian tongue, "Ohio" means "Beautiful, " and that's where the river and the state on its northern banks get their names. The first European to discover the Ohio was French explorer Sieur De La Salle in 1670.

The Ohio begins at the confluence of the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and flows for 980 miles until it empties into the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois. For more than 200 years, the Ohio was the great highway to the west of the American pioneer. Today, it is still a working river, and Cincinnati is one of its principal ports.

Take the time to visit the beautiful city of Cincinnati while you are traveling here. It offers a great experience and many grand attractions. Great food, hotels, and nightlife can be found here. You will also find many cultural events to keep you busy. You will have a great experience visiting this part of Ohio.