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Posted: 12/25/2020 12:51:42 PM EST
#1 Cedar Point
#2 Sea World (closed)
#3 Geaugua Lake (closed too, WTF OH?)
#4 Canton Pro-football HOF
#5 Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

Any others?
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 1:06:02 PM EST
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USAF Museum * must be #1 on your list
USS Cod - WWII submarine that you tour
Clifton Gorge
Serpent Mound
Old Man's Cave @ Hocking Hills

If you are in northeast ohio, go just over the border to PA to the original Quaker Steak and Wings. Really fun place
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 2:49:26 PM EST
Ohio Caverns.
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 3:28:39 PM EST
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 3:34:48 PM EST
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Motts military museum
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
USAF Museum * must be #1 on your list
USS Cod - WWII submarine that you tour
Clifton Gorge
Serpent Mound
Old Man's Cave @ Hocking Hills

If you are in northeast ohio, go just over the border to PA to the original Quaker Steak and Wings. Really fun place




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Add John Bryan State park and Young's Dairy to either Clifton Gorge or USAF Museum trip.
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 5:19:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
USAF Museum * must be #1 on your list
USS Cod - WWII submarine that you tour
Clifton Gorge
Serpent Mound
Old Man's Cave @ Hocking Hills

If you are in northeast ohio, go just over the border to PA to the original Quaker Steak and Wings. Really fun place


@leisure_shoot   Where is the USS Cod?  I didn’t even know there was a sub in OH to visit.  




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Link Posted: 12/25/2020 5:31:26 PM EST
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Lake Erie in general.  Ths islands on the west end.

Rock Hall if you are into that sort of thing.  

USS Cod is right by the rock hall.  The guy that runs it is kind of a jerk.

Soldiers and Sailors monument is cool for a quick visit.

I'm sure there are more I am forgetting.


ETA -

-The main library downtown is pretty neat.

-Lakeview Cemetary - famous for Rockefeller being buried there?  (just make sure you are armed due to its location )

-Someone mentioned it, but the Cuyahoga National Valley.  Take a train tour.  Very neat and very informative.
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 10:47:02 PM EST
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For this group, you need to add the CMP North Store.

Put in Bay during the summer is nice to visit as well. Although the party scene isn't my cup of tea, driving a golf cart around the island and visiting Perry's Monument are nice things to do.
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 11:25:54 PM EST
Glacier Rocks on Kelley's Island on Lake Erie. No cars on the island, bikes or golf carts.

Is a great way to spend the day. Take the ferry over, and then back to mainland, later in the day.  Not a party island at all. Quiet and enjoyable.
Link Posted: 12/26/2020 6:39:52 AM EST
That's a great list, my family will love those places.

I can't believe I forgot to mention the USAF museum!
Went as kid, my favorites were the B-24D Liberator (for
the pin-up girl artwork) and the Avrocar.
Link Posted: 12/26/2020 7:42:16 AM EST
With all the additions its a great list so far.

I'd add the National Veteran's Museum in Columbus

https://nationalvmm.org/

Link Posted: 12/26/2020 12:15:38 PM EST
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Kings Island

D-Day Ohio, although this is more of an event.
Link Posted: 12/26/2020 2:56:54 PM EST
MAPS Air Museum - located at Akron-Canton Airport

https://mapsairmuseum.org/











Link Posted: 12/26/2020 5:40:03 PM EST
Dawes arboretum
Warther Cutlery and museum
Slate Run park
Link Posted: 12/26/2020 9:15:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ambridge77:
That's a great list, my family will love those places.

I can't believe I forgot to mention the USAF museum!
Went as kid, my favorites were the B-24D Liberator (for
the pin-up girl artwork) and the Avrocar.
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It has improved so much. They've added new hangers and updated and added a ton of aircraft.
Link Posted: 12/27/2020 1:57:56 PM EST
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It has improved so much. They've added new hangers and updated and added a ton of aircraft.
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How long ago was it updated?
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How long ago was it updated?
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History
Link Posted: 12/27/2020 4:57:38 PM EST
The islands and other cool stuff near cedar point
I could have spend a long weekend in the entire Sandusky area.
Link Posted: 12/28/2020 7:26:23 AM EST
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The USS Cod is in Cleveland, right on the lake front, between Burke Airport and the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.  Right near there are also the Great Lakes Science Center which now houses the space artifact collection that used to be at the Glenn NASA Research Center (formerly, the Lewis Research Center) and the Steamship Mather Museum.
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Originally Posted By jkitchen:
The islands and other cool stuff near cedar point
I could have spend a long weekend in the entire Sandusky area.
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If you're up there, there's also the Liberty Aviation Museum.

http://libertyaviationmuseum.org/
Link Posted: 12/28/2020 7:29:20 AM EST
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Camp Perry, duh.

Come during the matches!

Heck, bring a gun and $35 and compete (literally, anyone can walk in and register and shoot and with the new rules a freaking Glock qualifies as a "service pistol") or come and take a Small Arms Firing School class from the Army Marksmanship Team - for a small fee they'll give you a class, some small-group coaching, ammo, and let you take a turn with either an AR-15 or an M9, depending on the class you take.
Link Posted: 12/28/2020 2:28:59 PM EST
may not really be a "place" but go see Tecumseh.  Really neat outdoor play, and the food isn't half bad either
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may not really be a "place" but go see Tecumseh.  Really neat outdoor play, and the food isn't half bad either
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I second this. There aren't too many places listed here I would go to but I did enjoy Tecumseh.
Link Posted: 12/30/2020 6:05:41 PM EST
Is Berlin Lake a tourist spot, or more of a locals' fishing hole?
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Is Berlin Lake a tourist spot, or more of a locals' fishing hole?
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Yes.  

Not sure what it's like since covid, but...

If you turn left (north) out of the campground then left on 224, "Ben's" restaurant is the first building on the left. It's ok.  

If you turn south, there is an exotic animal rescue/zoo right before you get to western reserve rd.  It's fun because you are a lot closer to the animals than your average zoo.
Link Posted: 12/30/2020 9:43:15 PM EST
Seneca caverns.

It's their 87th anniversary !
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 9:57:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AR45fan:
Camp Perry, duh.

Come during the matches!

Heck, bring a gun and $35 and compete (literally, anyone can walk in and register and shoot and with the new rules a freaking Glock qualifies as a "service pistol") or come and take a Small Arms Firing School class from the Army Marksmanship Team - for a small fee they'll give you a class, some small-group coaching, ammo, and let you take a turn with either an AR-15 or an M9, depending on the class you take.
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Yeah, SAFS is a GREAT way to get some instruction from guys who really know how to shoot. It's a fun time, too.
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Seneca caverns.

It's their 87th anniversary !
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They're pretty close to me and I've never been there. I'm going to have to check the place out next year.
Link Posted: 1/3/2021 4:32:09 PM EST
Idora Park has been closed for 36 years?!  What happened to your state??
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Idora Park has been closed for 36 years?!  What happened to your state??
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Almost no hospitality business is going to be able to survive a fire like that.
Geauga lake and Sea world were newer, and larger.
Also, about that time the steel industry shops were closing in droves.
It was super tight there at that time....
Link Posted: 1/3/2021 6:51:15 PM EST
Kings island

Wayne national forest

wright patt

ohio stadium
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 4:46:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ambridge77:
#1 Cedar Point
#2 Sea World (closed)
#3 Geaugua Lake (closed too, WTF OH?)
#4 Canton Pro-football HOF
#5 Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

Any others?
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Not sure why sea world closed, but cedar point bought geauga lake and closed it because it was competition I guess.

I would say go to the rock n roll HOF.
CMP north store for gun people.
Dayton air museum.

That will get your started.
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 5:39:32 PM EST
Ohio Taverns.
Link Posted: 1/5/2021 1:49:02 AM EST
... and on yer way thru stop in Waldo for a fried bolonga sandwich.
Link Posted: 1/5/2021 11:07:42 AM EST
Holmes County, aka Amish country. Berlin, Millersburg, Charm, Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek. I was there most recently a few months ago and the majority of Amish businesses couldn't care less about mask-wearing. Signs on the doors saying basically "We aren't wearing masks in here. You are free to do so if you want but we do not require customers to wear masks. If you are uncomfortable with our policy, please go elsewhere"
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:25:51 PM EST
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the finest Zoos in the world.
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Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:37:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tep0583:
They're pretty close to me and I've never been there. I'm going to have to check the place out next year.
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I grew up in Bellevue.  The guy who owned it for past few decades, Dick Bell, was a really cool guy.

Cool story about the cavern entrance/gift shop.  A few years ago, they lost power at the site in the winter, and the ventilation went down.  When they arrived at the entrance to open up the next day, there was several inches of ice on every surface of the store, because of the warm moist air coming up out of the cavern into the zero degree gift shop.


Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:39:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RareBear:
... and on yer way thru stop in Waldo for a fried bolonga sandwich.
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so true!
Just remember cash, since they don't take plastic.
And, I have to walk outside the restaurant/bar, and down the sidewalk a hundred feet or so, to make a phone call. (Verizon, too!)


Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:32:21 PM EST
I'll add a few.

Fort Meigs in Toledo
National Museum of The Great Lakes in Toledo
Roscoe Village near Coshocton
Shoenbrunn Village,  New Philadelphia
Age of Steam Roundhouse museum, Sugarcreek. See Amish country while you are there.
Fort Laurens and Zoar village near Bolivar.
Canton Classic Car Museum, McKinley monument and museum in Canton, if you're going to the HOF.


Link Posted: 1/17/2021 9:37:53 AM EST
Good stuff.

I would say to add the entirety of Hocking Hills. If you're a hiker, the walk from Old Man's Cave, via Cedar Falls, to Ash cave and back is 13 miles or so. Other features in the area we enjoy are Rock House and Conkles Hollow.

Cincinnati Museum Center is worth the time if you care for museums. There are several in one spot in Union Terminal which is a cool place in and of itself. Natural History museum. Cincinnati museum in the basement. Omnimax theater. Don't go on a school day.

Link Posted: 1/17/2021 12:36:24 PM EST
Huntington Park is a beautiful ballpark in Columbus. It is still affordable too if you'd like to catch a minor league baseball game.

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Perry monument in puttinbay
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It's a nice view from the top.  I love the islands overall in the summer time.  It's a nice mix of laid-back quiet relaxation and natural scenery and getting blackout wasted at the bars.

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Add John Bryan State park and Young's Dairy to either Clifton Gorge or USAF Museum trip.
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We like to go to Yung's then Young's.

Little Korean hole in the wall on Kauffman ave, followed with some ice cream at the dairy. They don't really speak English at Yung's, but do have an English menu. Hospitality and good food transcend language barriers.

The Pennsylvania house in downtown Springfield is pretty neat. 2 hours or so.

We need to finish the AF museum. I'd guess it takes at least 8, probably 10 hours to see everything. We do actually read all the placards and ponder them for a second. The tire from a (help me out aircraft nerds) B2? is awe inspiring.
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We like to go to Yung's then Young's.

Little Korean hole in the wall on Kauffman ave, followed with some ice cream at the dairy. They don't really speak English at Yung's, but do have an English menu. Hospitality and good food transcend language barriers.

The Pennsylvania house in downtown Springfield is pretty neat. 2 hours or so.

We need to finish the AF museum. I'd guess it takes at least 8, probably 10 hours to see everything. We do actually read all the placards and ponder them for a second. The tire from a (help me out aircraft nerds) B2? is awe inspiring.
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XB-19
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Perry monument in puttinbay
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One of our favorite fishing spots on the lake

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