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Top Five Places To Visit In Oyo State

Oyo State is known for many ͚firsts͛ in Nigeria and Africa. It is home to the first University in Nigeria, the first skyscraper in Africa (Cocoa House). It also has one of the only two suspended lakes in the world; Oyo State is a must-visit for everyone.

These are five alternative things to do when in Oyo:

Visit Oke Ado Mountain and Iyake Lake in Ado-Awaye

Iyake Suspended Lake. Photo: Tit’s Wanderlust

Ado-Awaye town is surrounded by mountains and is home to one of the two suspended lakes in the world. A suspended lake is a lake at the top of a mountain.

Hike up the Oke Ado Mountain to experience the spectacular wonder that the Iyake Lake is. You’d also uncover many attractions along the way.

Have a picnic at Agodi Parks

Agodi Parks. Photo: Hotels NG

This is a nice spot to have a picnic in Ibadan. You can engage in a variety of activities like the water park, horse riding, mini zoo and more.

UI Zoological Garden

Zoological gardens. Photo: Spotfinder

This is one of the best well-kept zoos in Nigeria. It is located in the University of Ibadan, the first university in Nigeria. It costs only N500 to get in.

They have a lot of animals that you can see. Do not forget to visit the giraffe.

Grab lunch at Amala Skye

Skye Bank Amala. Photo: Tope Oriola

You can͛t say you visited the University of Ibadan or its environs without trying the local restaurant beside Skye Bank.
Popularly known as Amala Skye, it is the number one spot to indulge in the local food in Ibadan. Sweating as you eat is also a part of the appeal of this space.

Experience a nice view at Mapo Hall

Mapo Hall. Photo: Ibadan Metro

This is a colonial style city hall at the top of Mapo hill. The hall was commissioned during the colonial era by Captain Ross in 1929 and designed and constructed by Engineer Robert Jones.

It is the best spot to get a panoramic view of Ibadan’s brown roofs.

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