Dad Bday Trip

by Laura H.



Tour Stops

  • the Wilds

    The Wilds, located near Cumberland, Ohio, is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, spanning 14 square miles in Southeastern Ohio. Board a Safari Transport or Open-Air Safari to view and learn about rare and endangered animals from around the world roaming freely in large, natural habitat, including rhinos, giraffes, zebras and antelope.

    Visitors can pick their own P.A.C.E. -- Personal Adventure in Conservation Education -- and depart the transports during the tour at destinations like the Lake Trail and the new Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center that features cheetahs, African wild dogs, and dholes. Also available are evening Sunset Safaris, Family Camp Weekends, private Wildside Tours, overnight packages at Nomad Ridge at the Wilds, special monthly theme activity weekends, the Overlook Cafe, Gift Market, private and group tours, Birding Station, Butterfly Habitat walking trail, summer youth WildeCamps, Lodge at the Wilds, Winter Safari Tours, memberships and more.

    The Wilds is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends in the months of May, September and October.

    • Address: 14000 International Rd
      Cumberland, Ohio 43732
    • Phone: Local Number: 7406385030
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  • Nomad Ridge at the Wilds

    Enjoy an exclusive, adult-only overnight stay at the new Nomad Ridge at the Wilds! Experience the cozy comfort of a well-appointed private yurt with unique accent features like bamboo flooring and Asian-inspired decor. Sit back on your own private deck tucked amid trees overlooking beautiful, sweeping views of the Wilds' animal pasture areas.

    Go out on safari right here in Ohio with your choice of a Safari Transport Pass or Open-Air Safari tour included with your stay. Relax around the fire ring in the evening, miles and miles from traffic and urban lights, and look up at the grand open skies. You'll want to pluck a star -- they're so close. Listen to the quiet evening soundscape created by familar native wildlife like crickets and frogs -- punctuated by unusual, non-native sounds like Sichuan takin or Pere David's deer.

    Savor dinner and breakfast, created by the Wilds' professional chef, in settings with magnificant views. Watch the sun set over the hills, then rise again over the valleys from atop this splendid ridge. Come spend the night with us for an enchanting adventure -- Wilds style! Your overnight package includes:

    * Choice of a Safari Transport Pass or Open-Air Safari tour for each guest.
    * Dinner and breakfast for two created by the Wilds' professional chef.
    * Staff concierge to assist you with your stay. Each yurt is designed to accommodate two people (one queen bed or two single beds in the Woodland Yurts; one king bed in the Grand Yurt), each with a private bathroom and deck. Guests at Nomad Ridge at the Wilds must be age 21 or older; maxiumum 2 guests per yurt. Open May through October.

    • Address: 14000 International Rd
      Cumberland, OH 43732
    • Phone: Reservations: 7406385030
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  • Warther Museum

    Visit the Warther Carving Museum and you’ll experience the story of the Warther family and how the Warthers combined love of family and a love of hobbies to create an amazing legacy.

    Ernest "Mooney" Warther turned his joy of carving wood and ivory into creations that the Smithsonian has called “priceless works of art”. Mooney lived in a time when steam locomotives were king, so many of his carvings are steam locomotives made of walnut wood, ebony, and ivory. He combined history and artistry with motion by making the locomotives run authentically. His precision and sense of detail on the wood and ivory carvings reflect Mooney’s amazing skills and passion for steam technology. In fact, the perfection and mechanizing of his steam locomotives earned him the title of World’s Master Carver, in the 1920’s. The carvings combined with the story of the Warther family makes Warther’s a special museum to visit.

    • Address: 331 Karl Ave.
      Dover, Ohio 44622
    • Phone: Local Number: 3303437513
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  • Breitenbach Wine Cellars

    Breitenbach Wine Cellars is one of the most visited wineries in the country!  The winery crushes, presses and bottles 20 varieties of vinifera, Fench Hybrid and Labrusca grape varieties such as Frost Fire and Roadhouse Red.  Breitenbach makes a fabulous Tawny Port and Ice Wine. Breitenbach is a premium producer of 20 varieties of award-winning natural fruit wines including Red Raspberry, Peach, Blackberry and Dandelion. 
    Tours are available by appointment and tasting is offered daily in the gift shop.  Many beautiful gifts and antiques are available.  Breitenbach offers gift boxes for all occasions.  The deli at Breitenbach features Ohio Grand Champion Swiss cheese.  Thirty local and imported cheeses are available for sampling as well as German smoked meats.  Cafe Breitenbach serves salads, panninis and hearth-baked pizza Monday-Sat. from 11-3.  Indoor seating is available as well as the patio in warm weather.  Breitenbach is home to Fred's Famous Barbecue.  Baby back ribs and chicken are on the menu. 

    • Address: 5934 Old Rt. 39 NW
      Dover, Ohio 44622
    • Phone: Local Number: 3303433603
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  • Zoar Village

    Founded by the German religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists of Zoar in 1817 as a communal society, Zoar today is an island of Old-World charm in east-central Ohio. Many of the German-style structures built by the Zoarites have been restored and are open to the public as Zoar Village State Memorial. Others are privately-owned, and serve as residences, shops, restaurants and bed and breakfast inns. Visitors can experience the life of the agrarian Separatists by visiting the ten restored buildings (Number One House, Kitchen/Magazine Complex, Garden House, Bakery, Tinshop, Dairy, Wagon Shop, Blacksmith Shop and Zoar Store), which are staffed with costumed interpreters and furnished with items made or used by the Separatists. Some buildings are staffed, others open by guided tour. Volunteers give craft demonstrations during the many yearly special events.

    • Address: 198 Main St.
      Zoar, Ohio 44697
    • Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 262-6195
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  • The Wooster Inn

    Hotel that is been in the area since 1959. We have rooms and suites. Conveniently located on Wooster College campus. We have a main dining room and a pub onsite. We have a covered patio and many other meeting rooms available with onsite event planner.

    • Address: 801 East Wayne Avenue
      Wooster, Ohio 44691
    • Phone: Local Number: (330)263-2660
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  • "Pine Tree Barn" and Farms

    Pine Tree Barn is a historical landmark built in 1868.  We restored the Dutch bank barn into a 25,000 foot gift shop, a home furnishing and design studio, and a gourmet luncheon restaurant. 

    Fine Luncheon Cuisine in The Granary.  Enjoy  the magnificent view of the surrounding lakes and Killbuck Valley.  Outdoor rooftop dining now available.

    Pine Tree Interiors is a full line home furnishings resource with complete interior design services. We represent nearly 100 top quality lines of furniture, and nearly 200 lines of lighting, floor covering, and extraordinary accessories. 

    The Heritage Loft features the finest 18th Century furniture and accessories, crafted by hand.    Pine Tree has earned a reputation as one of Ohio's leading resources in "heritage" decorating.  
    Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas by riding through the fields on a horse-drawn wagon to choose and cut your family's Christmas tree. Choose from a wide selection of home grown, freshly cut, or dug trees of all sizes and varieties.


    • Address: 4374 Shreve Rd
      Wooster, OH 44691
    • Phone: Local Number: 3302641014
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