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3 FREE family-friendly places within one hour of Amish Country, Ohio

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What to do when the kids have had enough of crafts, quilts, and Amish When you’re finished petting the farm animals, feeding exotic animals, and tasted enough cheese to make the French jealous, your kids may be sick of Holmes County. While Amish Country has gotten more family-friendly in the past 10 years, children may […]

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Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’ – Running the Shawshank Hustle in Mansfield, Ohio

Shawshank Hustle race Mansfield Ohio

When The Shawshank Redemption premiered in 1994, I was only 10 years old. My older brother enjoyed watching the movie and I always watched, too (thankfully it was the made-for-TV version- oye!!).  While the Shawshank Redemption didn’t excel at the Box Office, it did become a cult classic.  I remember touring the Ohio State Reformatory back

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Nutty for Nutcrackers at the Steubenville Ohio Nutcracker Village (2023)

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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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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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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The dazzling Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio

Central Ohio family fun + Avian Avatars Our family loves The Dawes Arboretum. Located just outside of Newark, Ohio in Licking County, Dawes Arboretum has quick access to I-70 and is a convenient road trip from Columbus or Zanesville. The Dawes Arboretum is one of our favorite family-friendly attractions for visitors to Central Ohio. The

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