Ogun State is the land creamy with the nation’s history and culture and the manufacturing hub of Nigeria. Ogun State was established in 1976 and is one of the Southwest states in Nigeria. It also comprises six major ethnic groups, namely: the Egba, the Ijebu, the Remo, the Egbado, the Awori, and the Egun, and has a total of 20 local government areas. Ogun State was named after a river called the Ogun River, which discharges into the Lagos Lagoon and is best described as “the Gateway State.”
The southwest region of Nigeria produced the majority of Nigeria’s political leaders, and Ogun State is endowed with numerous innovative locations and individuals, including the highest number of registered (private) universities and higher educational institutions in Nigeria. It is also the only state in the nation to run two state-owned universities.
In these masterpieces, I will be taking you on an interesting journey of tourist attractions in the state while you have a lovely stay there.
Olumo Rock is a peak in southwest Nigeria that is situated in the Ogun State metropolis of Abeokuta, which means “under the rock,” where the rock derives its name from this rock called Olumo. It was typically used as a stronghold by nature during the inter-tribal conflict in the nineteenth century. In the Yoruba faith, an orisha is revered as the nation’s patron spirit. The name olumo is a combination of the words “olu” and “mo,” which both imply “moulded.”
The Centenary Hall in Abeokuta’s Ake’s neighbourhood, located directly across from Ake’s Palace, was built in 1950 to mark the city’s 100 years of peace following the last intertribal conflict between the Egba people and the Yorubas. His Majesty Oba Ladapo Ademola II, KBE, the Alake of Egbaland, ordered the construction of the Abeokuta Memorial Centenary Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of the Egba settlement in Abeokuta. At a meeting on January 2, 1930, the EGBA Authority enthusiastically endorsed this notion.
Osuuru Water Spring
The Osuuru Spring is seated in the Imeko town of the Imeko/Afon local government region. The spring erupts from a rocky hill in a stunning, picturesque sight, gushing torrents onto a level area and then into a valley. and has no origin as to where the stream is coming from.
Lisabi Sacred Forest
Oba Village, Obafemi/Owode Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria, is home to the Lisabi Sacred Forest. According to Abeokuta history, Lisabi Agbongbo Akala A renowned farmer turned warrior, is said to have left behind his remains in the Lisabi woodland. He fought to end the Oloyos’ enslavement of the Egba people.
Ebute Oni Tourist Beach
Ebute Oni Tourist Beach Resort, a waterfront at Oni, situated in Ijebu waterfront, Ebute location was first found by some fishermen a long time ago, and only recently was it transformed into a resort for both tourists and locals which features a variety of chalets that can house a large number of visitors, allowing travellers to stay and enjoy the area.
The Abeokuta Museum is a National Museum situated in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The museum is home to historical antiques that depict its inhabitants. Every traveller to Ogun State should visit the museum since it contains handicrafts and historic weapons used by the town’s first settlers and their neighbours.
Ogunde Museum is established in Osasa, Ogun State. Hubert Adedeji Ogunde was a legend who altered history, and his existence led to the creation of this museum. The Ogunde Museum chronicles the life of a pioneer who was intended for far greater things.
The mausoleum and burial place of the late Chief Dr. Hubert Ogunde are on display in the museum, along with a minibus and a lorry that he used to travel throughout Nigeria, his bedroom, where he spent the last ten years of his life, some of his personal belongings, including his clothes, shoes, and passport, and his theatre, music, and film memorabilia. These contain the full Ogunde family tree, the original vinyl recordings, CDs, and stage and film effects, as well as the attire worn in his plays and movies.
Saam Health Farm and Holiday Resort
Saam Health Farm and Holiday Resort are located in Ajilete, Ogun State. Saam Health Farm and Holiday Resort is the ideal getaway for anyone looking for an enjoyable trip in a picturesque riverbank setting. The resort is located in a calming location that resembles a forest. It’s ideal for weekend vacations to decompress.
Hilltop Golf Resort
Hilltop Golf Resort is located in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The resort is a popular tourist destination and is constantly available for relaxation. It is recognised as one of the best spots in Abeokuta to have fun. The clubhouse at Hill Top Golf Resort is always filled with a variety of drinks and excellent local music.
Hi-Impact Planet is located along the Lagos–Ibadan Highway and is home to opulent apartments, a well-stocked clinic, multi-use rooms, and a souvenir shop with a wide selection of items. To guarantee the seamless running of the entire facility and everyone’s safety, there is an uninterrupted power supply and sufficient security. Families and adults of all ages can enjoy a fun-filled adventure at this park.