If you have ever doubted whether or not Ohio is one of the coolest US states, consider this: could the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame be anywhere not cool?

Ohio is full of strong rivers that have fueled industry for generations, fiercely loyal sports fans, and more than 174,000 acres of state parks for hiking, biking, and birding.

Read Matador’s articles on ballooning, eating ice cream, and mountain biking in Ohio.