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Each year Scenic Ohio recognizes some of Ohio's most beautiful places. The awards range from nature preserves to zoos, wineries, farmsteads, villages, and small cities. The ceremonies are held in various locations each year, refer to our calendar for dates and previous locations. 

All Awards Programs

*2020 and 2021 Scenic Ohio Awards missed due to COVID19

Awards Programs

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2023 Scenic Ohio Awards

April 7th, 2023

This year, we honor “Ohio’s Historic and Scenic Small Cities and Villages” 


Award Recipients:

  • Chagrin Falls

  • Coshocton

  • Lakeside Chautauqua

  • Millersburg

  • Yellow Springs

2023 Awards
2019 Awards

2019 Scenic Ohio Awards

November 8th, 2019


Award Recipients:

  • Breitenbach Wine Cellars

  • Gervasi Vineyard

  • The Lakehouse Inn Winery

  • Meranda-Nixon Winery

  • Terra Cotta Vineyards



2018 Scenic Ohio Awards

November 16th, 2018


Award Recipients:

  • Bob Evans Farm

  • Malabar Farm State Park

  • Hale Farm & Village

  • Adams County Clotheslines of Quilts

  • Hancock County Historical Museum, Historic Barn Tour Slate Run Living Historical Farm


2018 Awards

2017 Scenic Ohio Awards

November 17th, 2017


Award Recipients:

  • The Village Of Granville

  • Historic Zoar Village

  • The City Of Chillicothe

  • The City Of Marietta

  • The City Of Oxford


2017 Awards

2016 Scenic Ohio Awards

September 30th, 2016


Award Recipients:

  • National Park Service

  • Ohio History Connection

  • Dayton Society of Natural History

  • Arc of Appalachia

  • Newark Earthworks Center 

  • Explore Licking County

2016 Awards

2015 Scenic Ohio Awards

October 30th, 2015


Award Recipients:

  • The Akron Zoo

  • The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

  • The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

  • The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium


2015 Awards
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2013 Scenic Ohio Awards

November, 2013


Award Recipients:

  • ODOT District 10; State Route 664 Relocation

  • ODOT District 10: State Route 124 Emergency Project

  • ODOT District 6 & Ohio Garden Clubs: 1-71 Rest Stop Garden / Blue Star Memorial Highway

  • ODOT Central Office, Office of Environmental Services: Highway Management Environmental Impact Assessment Process


2013 Awards

2011 Scenic Ohio Awards

October 15, 2011


Award Recipients:

  • The Grange Insurance Audubon Center

  • Cincinnati Nature Center

  • The Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity

  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History Natural Areas Program

  • Black Swamp Conservancy


2010 Scenic Ohio Awards

October, 2010


Award Recipients:

  • Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association

  • Ohio and Erie Canalway Center

  • Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition

  • High Bridge Glens Park

2011 Awards
2010 Awards

2009 Scenic Ohio Awards

October 16, 2009


Award Recipients:

  • The Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor, Inc.

  • I-670 Cap Project

  • Little Miami Incorporated

  • I-280 Bridge / Veterans Glass City Skyway

2009 Awards

2008 Scenic Ohio Awards

September 12, 2008


Award Recipients:

  • Circleville Mural

  • Gahanna Project

2008 Awards
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