Flat. Boring. Ugly. That's how people where I live (Michigan) often describe where I'm from (Ohio). If your opinion of a place is decided by driving through on the highway, you should probably just keep that opinion to yourself.
The rolling Appellation Mountains that West Virginia and Kentucky are famous for start their bumpy upheaval in southeastern Ohio...about 100 miles east of I-75's judgemental traveling throngs. Hocking Hills' 2,300 state park is home to sandstone geological monuments, caves and cliffs including Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls and more. It's some of the most underrated country in the country.
If you are from Michigan and wondering where you can always find better waterfalls and football teams, they're right next door; in Ohio.