Buckeye Lake State Park
Buckeye Lake State Park is located in Fairfield, Licking and Perry Counties, near Millersport, 30 miles east of Columbus. This park dates back to Ohio's historic canal era and has been a popular vacation spot for over a century.
Today, Buckeye Lake offers fishing, boating, swimming beaches, and scenic picnic areas with tables, grills and reservable shelter houses. Call 1-866-OHIOPARKS for shelter house reservations. Playgrounds are conveniently located near beaches and picnic areas. Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve is a unique natural area that is accessible by boat.
There are no overnight facilities available.
- Address: 2905 Liebs Island Road
Millersport, Ohio 43046
- Phone: Local Number: 7404672690
- Website: http://www.ohiostateparks.org
Hocking Hills KOA & Gem Mine
You simply won't find a better camping location in southeast Ohio's beautiful Hocking Hills region than Hocking Hills KOA. With Old Man's Cave a short 3 mile drive, we are centrally located to many area attractions including Conkles Hollow, Ash Cave and Cedar Falls or activities like horseback riding, canoeing, Canopy Tours zipline, Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, shopping at our many unique shops and so much more.
Whether you stay at a deluxe full hookup site in your big rig, pitch a tent on one of our primitive or electric tent sites, or stay in one of our Kamping Kabins or Lodges where you can enjoy your camping experience without giving up all the conveniences, we look forward to having you as our guest. Pets are welcome in your RV and if you are staying in our pet friendly cabin. Our four-legged guests will also enjoy getting a little exercise at our new Kamp K-9 off-leash pet playground.
You'll find amenities and activities to please family members of all ages includingÂ our heated swimming pool, geocaching or our planned weekend activities. You won't want to miss all the fun of finding gems at our 75' mining sluice. Hocking Hills Gem Mine is entertaining as well as educational as you discover gems from all around the world.Â
KOA Presidents and Founders Award winner - 2009
Ohio's only Guest Reviews "A" rated campground for the past three years
Trailer Life rated: 8.5-10*-9.5
Woodalls rated: 5W Activities/4W Facilities
- Address: 29150 Pattor Rd
Logan, Ohio 43138
- Phone: Local Number: 7403854295
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.hockinghillskoa.com
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Handmade European Style Chocolates. Our signature chocolates are prepared with the finest ingredients and presented in the time honored traditions of quality, artistry and innovation. We invite you to explore a world of sweet possibilities: Handmade Fine Chocolates, Corporate Logos, Wedding Favors, Gift Baskets, Referral Gifts, Thank You Gifts, Holiday Gifts Custom Chocolate Designs and Chocolate Fountain Rentals. Shipping and local deliveries are available. Chocolate Fountain rentals are available for small and large groups.
Call a couple of days in advance to reserve the store for a Sweet tour. The store is closed and you can make your own chocolate item(s). These are only done with call ahead reservations. These tours are only conducted after the store has closed and there is a min of 10 people.
Small Group tours are conducted on a call in advance (3 days) basis. You get to learn about the history of chocolate, how we make everything and make your own treat to package and eat. Great family time, small birthday parties, or school or scout outings.
- Address: 3219 Tremont Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
- Phone: Local Number: 6143263500
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.schakolad.com/store23
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Located just north of Columbus, in Powell, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit zoo that's home to over 9,000 animals representing over 675 species. In 2009, it was named the number one zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.
- Address: 4850 West Powell Rd.
Powell, Ohio 43065
- Phone: Toll-Free: 800-MONKEYS
- Website: http://www.columbuszoo.org
Zoombezi Bay Waterpark at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
A 22.7 acre water park that occupies the former home of Wyandot Lake and then some! The park features 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole lot more.
- Address: 4850 West Powell Rd.
Powell, Ohio 43065
- Phone: Toll-Free: 800-MONKEYS
- Website: http://www.zoombezibay.com
Ramseyer Farms Ohio Maze
The Ohio Maze is an authentic replica of the state, created in a corn field. Explore 8 1/2 acres with over 2 miles of trails. These paths include: Native American trails, rivers, underground railroads, state boundaries, highways, and more! All trails highlight historical locations, famous Americans, and geographical features. Discover more about Ohio as you search for clues and stamps in the Ohio Maze.
Your family, group, or organization will also enjoy other attractions at Ramseyer Farms. Attempt the challenging 8 acre Mystery Maize. Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of mazes and other activities such as the Conestoga Corn Wagon, Corn Crib Chute (giant slide), pedal carts (Ramseyer Farms Spudway) and Spud slinger. Enjoy a visit with the farm animals. Take a scenic hayride around the farm and through the woods. Groups may call for additional times. Choose from acres of pumpkins in September and October. Reserve a picnic tent area or bonfire for your parties. Costs include all mazes, activities and scenic hayride. Call us for additional group hours in August or September/October maze hours.
- Address: 3488 Akron Rd
Wooster, Ohio 44691
- Phone: Local Number: 3302640264
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.ramseyerfarms.com
Banana Split Festival
Join us at the nation's only Banana Split Festival in Wilmington, Ohio. This June is our 19th year. Enjoy free concerts, continuous entertainment, a cruise-in of classic cars, crafts and collectibles, games, rides, unique food and, of course, Banana Splits!
- Address: 1326 Fife Avenue
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
- Phone: Local Number: (937) 382-1965
- Website: http://www.clintoncountyohio.com
Join thousands of local residents celebrating one of the largest parades in Southwest Ohio. The annual Frontier Days Parade and Festival is located in the historic city of Milford. This four day event offers live music each night, lots of food, carnival rides and vendors. Don't miss the annual frog jumping contest and karaoke contest.
The parade starts Thursday at 6:30pm and runs west down St. Rt. 50 to the Festival Grounds overlooking the Little Miami Scenic River. Make your travel plans now and come join the fun!
- Address: 450 Victor Stier Drive
Milford, Ohio 45150
- Phone: Local Number: 513-831-2411
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.frontierdaysmilford.com
Flint Ridge contains quarry pits where all of the ancient people of Ohio came to get flint for both tools and weapons. The flint was also a trade item for many of these people and was especially prized by the Hopewell Culture for its quality and beauty. A walk through the site brings home how hard people labored to remove this material from the earth.
The hardwood forest has some magnificent examples of the trees that created a leafy canopy over much of Ohio. Wildflowers in the spring and colors in the fall all are part of the site. Many species of wildlife abound in the forest as well.
The museum at Flint Ridge is built around a restored pre-historic quarry pit and explains both the digging and shaping of flint. The unique geology of the area is also a feature of the displays. The site includes a museum shop that features flint as a gemstone with locally manufactured jewelry.
A picnic area with tables, grills and restrooms is available for visitors to the memorial.
- Address: 7091 Brownsville Road, S.E.
Glenford, Ohio 43739
- Phone: Toll-Free: 800-283-8707
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.ohiohistory.org/flintridge
Blue Jacket Cheese
We are Ohio's leading producer of fresh artisan cheese including fresh cheddar curds, quark, chevre, mozzarella, and Gretna Grilling, an halloumi-style cheese. In addition, we make feta and two aged cheeses, one from cow's milk and the other from goat's milk. Blue Jacket Dairy is a family owned and operated business on the forefront of the revival of cheese making in Ohio.Come watch us make cheese. Delight your tastebuds with our samples.
- Address: 1434 County Road 11
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
- Phone: Local Number: 9372927327
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.bluejacketdairy.com
Bonnybrook Farms offers 350 acres of 'Fun on the Farm' for families and groups of all sizes. Enjoy great food, good fun and camaraderie at the Chuck Wagon Dinner Ride, Saturday evenings in June, July and August. Convention, Motor Coach and Company group events and picnics are enjoyed throughout the summer and fall.
Fall Farm Festivals include a "Pick Your Own" Pumpkin Patch, Crazed Corn Maze, Adventure Hayride with professional theater actors, Clodhopper Golf, Giant Slingshots, Pony Rides, Petting Animals and Birthday Parties. The Farm Kitchen Cafe offers hickory smoked pulled pork and chicken, fresh local salads and sides and seasonal desserts made right on the farm.
At dusk, Lantern Light Wagon Rides begin to roll along the old stone roads of this historical farm. Tune your eyes and ears and you may catch a glimpse of travelers past! Afterwards, find your way through the Lantern Light Corn Maze, but beware of what you might see...or what might see you...along the way.
- Address: 3779 State Route 132
Clarksville, Ohio 45113
- Phone: Local Number: (937) 289-2500
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.BonnybrookFarms.com
Shawshank Trail Tour
The Shawshank Trail Drive-it-Yourself Tour in Mansfield, Ohio! Explore the sites! Stand in the same location as Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman! See where this impressive movie was filmed! Hear the fascinating stories! The Shawshank Trail Drive-it-Yourself Brochure will help you navigate your way around Mansfield, Ashland and Upper Sandusky, Ohio at your own pace visiting the same sites as Hollywood once did when they were filming Shawshank Redemption. Visitors and fans can print the brochure from www.shawshanktrail.com with directions for each destination.Highlights of the tour let you see first hand the tunnel in which Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) dug his way to freedom, on display at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory. Or the opening scene at Pugh Cabin on the property of Malabar Farm State Park where Andy waited for his wife and lover. See where Brooks fed the pigeons in Central Park in downtown Mansfield. You can even sit in the very seats where the premier of The Shawshank Redemption was shown in 1993 at the Historic Renaissance Theatre. These are just a few attractions in the Mansfield area where Hollywood walked . . . now you can too!The web site lists attractions that are open to the general public with their hours of operation. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras for great photo opportunities! Please note that the Oak Tree is located on private property and photos may only be taken from across the road on Malabar Farm State Park's property.The majority of the movie was filmed in Mansfield, with scenes from Ashland, Butler, Upper Sandusky, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Portland, Maine.
- Address: 124 N. Main St.
Mansfield, Ohio 44902
- Phone: Toll-Free: 8006428282
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.mansfieldtourism.com
Hocking Hills Adventures - Go Karts
Hocking Valley Canoe Livery and Fun Center is the premier center for go-kart racing! Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend from 12 to 8. Call ahead for times in April/May and September/October. Our Figure 8 Track offers turns and corners for nonstop fun. Riders must be 10 years of age & 56" tall. Each ride is $7 per adult for a six minute ride. Double karts are also available for children to ride as passengers (age 3-9 riding with an adult 18 or older for additional $1).
- Address: County Road 10
22663 Main St
Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
- Phone: Local Number: 7403854449
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.hockinghillscanoeing.com
Tour of Jungle Jim's International Market
Calling all Foodies! Come explore our 6-Acre Food Lover's Paradise at Jungle Jim’s International Market! Take a tour of the store and enjoy food samples from around the world! Explore the miles of aisles at Jungle Jim’s while our knowledgeable tour guides lead you on a FUN-filled FOOD SAFARI! Learn the history of Jungle Jim’s International Market, explore each department and discover thousands of incredible edibles from around the world — all under one roof!
Come see the Big Cheese, the Band on a Boat, Olive Pit, Singing Elvis Lion, Candy Land, Live Fish Harvest, the Hot Sauce Fire Truck, Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest and many more wacky attractions. Tours cost $5.00 per person, which includes a knowledgeable tour guide with a microphone, a $2.00 Jungle Jim's Gift Certificate and tasty food samples. Please call our Tour Department at 513-674-6023 for your reservation, and don't forget to wear your walking shoes for this hour long tour!
- Address: 5440 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, Ohio 45011
- Phone: Reservations: (513) 674-6023
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.junglejims.com
Valley Gem Sternwheeler
The gentle splash of the paddlewheel reminds you of a bygone era, but this modern-day sternwheeler has all the amenities to make your sentimental journey tranquil and relaxing. The Gem is a clean and comfortable boat, Handicapped Accessible, and United States Coast Guard Approved to carry 296 passengers. See quaint Marietta from the decks of the Valley Gem on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers.
90 minute Sightseeing Cruises depart at 2:30 and returns at 4pm:
Saturdays and Sundays in May, Everyday June 5 thru Aug. 29, Saturdays and Mondays in September (exception 1 hour Muffin Cruise 10:30am on Labor Day)
5pm to 7pm Dinner Cruises throughout the season. Every Saturday July thru Sept.
NEW! 7:30pm to 9pm, Sweet Sunset Cruises Weds. in August.
The Marietta Sternwheel Festival is always the weekend after Labor Day.
Fall Foliage Lock Cruises in October. Please visit our website for details.
Don't Miss the Boat!
- Address: 601 Front St.
Marietta, Ohio 45750
- Phone: Local Number: 7403737862
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.valleygemsternwheeler.com
Bellaire Toy & Plastic Brick Museum
Visit the largest private collection of lego toys and the imaginative world they can create, covering 3 floors. This collection of more than 4 million bricks create three-dimensional mosaics that have turned a simple child's toy into works of art.
- Address: 4597 Noble Street
Bellaire, Ohio 43906
- Phone: Local Number: 7406718890
- Email: UnofficialLegoMuseumOhio@hotmail.com
- Website: http://www.brickmuseum.net
Velvet Ice Cream/ Ye Olde Mill
Visit the company's headquarters and take a free factory tour. Enjoy Velvet's Ye Olde Mill turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor, museum park, nature trail, viewing gallery and visitors center.
- Address: 11342 Mt. Vernon Rd.,
Utica, OH 43080
- Phone: Toll-Free: 8005895000
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.velveticecream.com
Wyandot Popcorn Museum
Under a colorful circus tent inside Heritage Hall is the largest, most impressive collection of popcorn wagons in the United States. These priceless wagons date back as far as the turn of the century and have been restored to their original condition. Actor Paul Newman's antique popcorn wagon, which sat in New York City's Central Park, is also on display at the museum.
- Address: 169 E. Church Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
- Phone: Local Number: 7403874255
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.wyandotpopcornus.com