Here’s a fun little (and I do mean little) stop just off the beaten path. Hocking County is known for one thing: the Hocking Hills. The Hocking Hills are a series of cliffs, gorges, waterfalls, and rock formations with hundreds of miles of trails meandering all through this hilly, forested county. It’s a beautiful place […]Read more "Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum – Hocking County"
This one’s going to be a little different. Mount Vernon is a very nice little town in the center of Knox County. The thing is that when I started researching places to visit in Knox County for this project, I didn’t find a whole lot of much interest. Yes, there is a history center, but […]Read more "Mount Vernon – Knox County"
When I started this project, I asked for some help in building a list of destinations to visit. One of the most frequently named ones was Ye Olde Mill in Utica. Ye Olde Mill is the corporate and production home of the Velvet Ice Cream company. They are one of several nationally known Ohio ice […]Read more "Ye Olde Mill – Licking County"
Most museums you visit cover one thing. Art, history, science, salt & pepper shakers…whatever. You typically only deal with one topic in most museums. The Works in Newark is just a little bit different. The Works combines an art gallery, science experiments, and local history into one packed building. It even has some surprises for […]Read more "The Works – Licking County"
In 1835-36, there was a boundary war fought over Toledo between the not yet state of Michigan and the fairly new state of Ohio. It wasn’t much of a war, to be honest. There was only ever one skirmish, and there were no casualties. I’m sure that soon after the war ended, the famous joke […]Read more "Toledo Museum of Art – Lucas County"
The Imagination Station is a non-profit science center in downtown Toledo, on the bank of the Maumee River. This was my third time visiting this museum, and the first since it had undergone an extensive amount of renovation. Before we take a look inside, let’s do a little tl;dr history of the location the museum […]Read more "Imagination Station – Lucas County"
What could possibly get me, a well-established night owl, to wake up at 5:30 AM on a Saturday and drive 2 hours? That’s right, a free t-shirt…and donuts. The folks in Butler County know how to reach a guy. Several local bakeries have joined together to make up this Donut Trail. You don’t have to […]Read more "Butler County Donut Trail + 2 Bonus sites!!"