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by Pamela H.

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  • Scott Variety Store

    Looking for a truly unique experience? The Scott Variety Shop, located in the small northern Van Wert County hamlet of Scott, may well be one of the most unusual spots in the area. Here you will find antiques, toys, tools, gardening supplies, small furniture items, groceries, sporting items and almost anything else you can imagine. Take a step back in time to the bygone era when every community had its general store where customers could find anything they needed in one place.

    • Address: 12452 Blaine St
      Scott, OH 45886
    • Phone: Local Number: 4196223014
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  • Beeker's General Store

    Beeker's General Store is one of Ohio's oldest general stores. The double doors have greeted guests the past 130 years. With the look and feel of simpler times, this Victorian era building is a historic landmark known for its nostalgic candy counter, tin ceiling, wooden floors, vintage keepsakes and friendly service.

    • Address: 226 E. Front St.
      (State Route 105)
      Pemberville, Ohio, Ohio 43450
    • Phone: Local Number: 4192873274
    • Email: info@beekersgeneralstore.com
    • Website: http://www.beekersgeneralstore.com
  • Seneca Caverns - Registered Natural Landmark

    "The Caviest Cave in the U.S.A." is one of the most unique underground natural wonders in Ohio and the U. S. Discovered in 1872 and opened to the public for tours by the Bell family in 1933, Seneca Caverns was officially designated as a Registered Natural Landmark in 1997.

    The one hour guided tour includes walking and climbing natural stone steps and pathways. The tour will go as far as the underground river, which is the water table. The lowest level on tour can be to a depth of 110 feet where the visitor can view crystal clear Ole Mist'ry River. Along the way the visitor will also see fossils, historic inscriptions and soda straw stalactite formations. A light jacket is recommended as the cavern's temperature is a constant refreshing 54 degrees F. Since considerable walking and numerous steps are involved, some elderly people and those with medical problems may find the tour too strenuous. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

    Seneca Caverns is located four miles south of Bellevue between State Routes 18 and 269. Follow the directional signs to one of the most exciting natural adventures you'll ever encounter! See our website or call for directions.

    • Address: 15248 E. Township Road 178
      Bellevue, Ohio 44811
    • Phone: Local Number: 4194836711
    • Email: senecacaverns@hmcltd.net
    • Website: http://www.senecacavernsohio.com
  • Merry-Go-Round Museum

    "GRAB THE BRASS RING" is the Merry-Go-Round Museum's latest exhibit. You are invited to take a spin on an antique merry-go-round at the end of an entertaining guided tour! Remember summer fun at the county fair or an amusement park. Learn about the art and history of carousels. Generations of joy for the entire family!

    • Address: 301 Jackson St
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: 4196266111
    • Email: merrygoround39@peoplepc.com
    • Website: http://merrygoroundmuseum.org
  • Delphos Canal Museum

    Situated on the banks of the historic Miami-Erie Canal, this folklore museum features exhibits on the canals and canal boat history, as well as artifacts from life in Delphos from 1851 on. The museum also includes a 1902 Sears Buggy Roadster, antique tools and manufacturing equipment along with many other displays depicting the history of business, industry, schools, churches, events, homes and more. 

    Here you will find the only preserved canal boat in Ohio.  Other exhibits include a music room, a Steinle Brewery exhibit, a military display featuring items from the Civil War to present day, a wedding gown display, and a basement area musueum featuring farm and tool exhibits, factory and railroad exhibits. On the premises visitors can spend time in the Krieft Gallery Reading Center with histories of Delphos families, newspaper stories, and other items of local interest.

    • Address: 241 N. Main Street
      Delphos, Ohio 45833
    • Phone: Local Number: 419-695-7737
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    • Website: http://www.delphoscanalcommmission.com
  • Thingamajigs

    Thingamajigs is Sandusky County's most unique gift shop. Thingamajigs has been serving the Sandusky County for area for many years. Thingamajigs features equisite gifts and decorative accessories for the home. Other featured items include baby gifts, candles, crystal, stationary, invitations, jewelry, interior design and of course a bridal registry.

    • Address: 132 South Front Street
      Fremont, Ohio 43420
    • Phone: Local Number: 4193344459
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  • Happy Garden

    Enjoy wonderful Chinese food entrees ranging from Garlic Beef to Sweet and Sour Chicken or a fine buffet at this newly remodeled clean, comfortable eatery.

    • Address: 686 W. Market St.
      Tiffin, Ohio 44883
    • Phone: Local Number: 4194430007
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  • Erlin Trader

    Built in beautiful Clyde in 1912 for the National Guard, the Erlin Trader is an old armory filled with antiques and reproductions. The Erlin Trader has a large range of items old, new, used, as well as solid oak, Amish made furniture. The store stocks kitchen and dining room furniture, entertainment centers, bookcases, roll top desks, file cabinets, and coffee and sofa tables We have clocks, crocks, glass, wall decorations, and tin advertising signs.

    The Erlin Traders opened its door in 1980. Valerie and Dan Durbin bought the business in 1999. They are intimately involved in their business, hand picking all merchandise. If they do not have what you're looking for, they will try to get it. Need something for that someone who is hard to buy for? Most people can usually find something at The Erlin Traders.

    Group Tours are welcome but building is not handicap accessible.

    • Address: 701 N. Main St.
      Clyde, Ohio 43410
    • Phone: Local Number: 4195470441
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    • Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Erlin-Trader/187274909894?id=187274909894&sk=info
  • Happy Daz

    A down home, any-meal-of-the-day-type restaurant. Featuring a breaded tenderloin sandwich (over 1 million served), fries and a milk shake made with hand dipped flavors for a lunch or dinner meal. Health conscious meals and age apportioned selections have made this "family gathering" restaurant a favorite "where the ketchup is always on the table." The 50's memorabilia is only secondary to the food in all of their locations.

    • Address: 1064 Bellefontaine Ave.
      Lima, Ohio 45804
    • Phone: Local Number: 419-227-3663
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