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Nutty for Nutcrackers at the Steubenville Ohio Nutcracker Village (2022)

The Nutcracker Village in Steubenville is everything it’s cracked up to be! Ok, enough with the puns! In all seriousness, we loved our visit to see the Nutcrackers in Steubenville. My kids thought mom was a bit crazy for driving 2.5 hours to see some wooden figures, but in the end, they agreed that the …

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The best Christmas lights in Mansfield, Ohio (2022)

Enjoy a family-friendly evening enjoying Christmas lights in North Central Ohio Our family loves looking at Christmas lights! It’s a fun and memorable way to spend an evening once the winter darkness sets in. There’s something special about driving around together on a dark evening — and viewing Christmas lights allows us to get out …

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Christmas at Kingwood is the perfect family-friendly holiday event

Kingwood Center Christmas Lights in Mansfield, Ohio (2022) Ohio is lucky to have plenty of amazing Christmas light displays and Mansfield is host to some of our favorites. (Yes, here’s our list of the best Christmas lights in Mansfield). One of the places we have made a holiday tradition to visit is “Christmas at Kingwood …

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Celebrate the Holiday Season during Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo lights are a Christmas event you won’t want to miss! Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo are back for another year of Christmas magic to be enjoyed by young and old. In 2022, the Zoo lights will run from November 18- January 1. The Columbus Zoo Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas …

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Haunted or not? Visiting Moonville Tunnel in Southeast Ohio

haunted Moonville Tunnel

Visiting Moonville Tunnel is a curious roadtrip to make while visiting Southeastern Ohio.  Located near Lake Hope State Park and Zaleski State Forest, finding Moonville Tunnel is definitely an adventure.  Gravel roads and a lack of cell phone service add to the mystery and lore of the area! What’s the story behind Moonville Tunnel? The …

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First-timers guide to visiting the Prairie Peddler Festival

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This past weekend we headed about 25-minutes away to Butler, Ohio, the site of the Prairie Peddler Festival. It is hard to believe that we’ve lived in North Central Ohio for nearly 6 years, but this was our first trip to the Prairie Peddler! We enjoyed our day exploring the many craft booths, catching up …

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Unique Camping Experience – Sleep in Tipi in Hocking Hills

Boulders edge tipi Hocking Hills

The Hocking Hills tipi (teepee) creates a fun family adventure If you’ve been around YTB for any time, you know that I’m a sucker for unique lodging and unforgettable experiences! I couldn’t think of anything better to check off both boxes than sleeping in a tipi in Ohio’s Hocking Hills. The tipis (or teepees) are …

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