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The Top Tourist Attractions in owerri, imo state


Imo State is a state in the South-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, bordered to the north by Anambra State, Rivers State to the east and south, and Abia State to the west. It takes its name from the Imo River which flows along the state’s eastern border, imo state has lot to see and lot to do, among the many tourism places in the state we bring to you some well known tourist places,

Oguta Lake, Oguta.

Oguta Lake is a lean ‘finger lake’ formed by the damming of the lower Njaba River with alluvium. It is the largest natural lake in Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria; within the equatorial rainforest region of Niger Delta. This place is among the top tourist palace in Nigeria.

Imo Palm Plantation.

The history of Adapalm captures an impressive reminder of what the defunct Eastern Region set out to achieve under a federal system, which Nigeria started with. Eastern Nigeria is blessed with fertile arable land that made palm plantation a highly viable enterprise that offers potential for employment, food security and poverty alleviation.

It was on that ground that the Eastern Nigeria government under the colonial administration of Dr. Michael Okpara established the Ohaji Palm Settlement in 1953. Dr. Okpara, notably, established several farm settlements in different parts of Eastern region that provided the bull work for economic development. Adapalm occupies an area of 4,310 hectares of oil palm plantation planted between 1975 and 1978, while another 20 hectares were planted in 1995.

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The main products of the company are Special Palm Oil (SPO) and palm kernel. The products expected from the value chain include vegetable oil, laundry soap, glycerin, palm kernel cake and oil.

Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri.

The Assumpta Cathedral also called Owerri Cathedral Is the name given to a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church which is located in the city of Owerri, the capital of the state of Imo in the southeastern part of the African country of Nigeria. The building is very modify

Ngwu Natural Spring Water.

Ngwu Spring Natural Water: Otherwise known as Iyi Umugara, this natural spring, which is found in Nkwere local government area of the state presents sparkling natural water, pure and crystal-like. It could not exactly be called a waterfall because it lacks the height of one. 

The stream is formed by cascading spring water seen as awesome and mysterious given the fact that even during the dry season the flow rather than cease, increases and flows endlessly. Naturally other rivers and lakes would record a drop in volume of its water during the dry season when it sees a depletion of its supply from the natural sources of rain.

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A spring may be the result of karst topography where surface water has infiltrated the Earth’s surface (recharge area), becoming part of the area groundwater. The groundwater then travels through a network of cracks and fissure—openings ranging from intergranular spaces to large caves. The water eventually emerges from below the surface in the form of a karst spring

Mbari Cultural and Arts Center.

Mbari cultural center was built to house the pieces that perfectly portray the foundation of the Igbo culture. It is notable as the home to the culture and traditions of Igbo people

Mbari cultural center is a tourist attraction that promotes the culture, history and tradition of Igbo people. It houses sculptures and artefacts hoping to tell their story via artistic expressions

Rolling Hills, Okigwe.

The rolling hills of Okigwe is located at the northeastern part of IMO State the Eastern Heartland. With a Latitude of 5.6038994 and a longitude of 7.0068393 bearing same Time zone as other West African countries and localities therein. It possesses very attractive and tourist qualities that lists it among the tourist destinations of IMO State and Nigeria at large.

Okigwe is hinterland on the north east of IMO State. The Okigwe Rolling hill is where hill locks of varying heights and ruggedness add to the fascinating environment. It’s a good Place for tourist attractions, a place where nature calls and the serenity of God’s creation is obvious.Located in Awo-Omama, it is a beach that is associated with palm trees and beautiful environment for relaxation.

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It also serves as a good site for all those wishing to picnic in a natural with their family, friends, relatives and workmates while they feed their eyes desires with the endowments of nature. The hills which comprise a series of hills that expand from Ihube to Okigwe town into the northern border, provide a great site for camping and picnicking.

National Museum, Owerri.

National Museum, Owerri is situated in the capital city and is one of the ethnographic museums in the country and equipped with ancient relics and artifacts such as paintings, crafts and sculpture.

Owerri Zoo, Nekede

The Nekede zoo is located in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state.The zoological garden established in 1976 under the state Ministry of Agriculture as an animal park, the Nekede Zoological Garden which sits on 10 hectares of reserved forest, houses a variety of animals, including lions, chimpanzees, monkeys, pythons, ostriches and crocodiles, among other animals.

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