Dennison Railroad Depot Museum with kids

It’s not often that you visit a historical museum that is equal parts fun for the kids AND?interesting for adults. Dennison Railroad Depot Museum fits the description and more. Dennison, Ohio is the epitome of a railroad town. ?The small village lies halfway between Columbus and Pittsburgh, a perfect 100 miles from each. ?This distinction made it a place born out of pure need- A steam train could go 100 miles before needing water. One of the perks of the …

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Visiting Knox County, Ohio with or without kids

Knox County, Ohio is often overlooked. From Knox County’s?center in Mount Vernon, it is 45 minutes to Columbus and over 90 minutes from Cleveland. Don’t let the drive stop you, because Knox County is home to a glam hotel, a hip liberal arts college, and numerous hiking and biking opportunities. ?Here are just a few things to check out for yourself: Downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio Centered around a roundabout (or maybe more of a square-about), the Mt Vernon Square hosts …

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5 free things to do in Columbus, Ohio with kids

Columbus, Ohio is a great city for young families because it has to cater to its own demographics!  Those aged 25-34 make up 17% of the city?s population, so you know that where there are young couples, there are usually young children!   Columbus boasts of its diverse neighborhoods, great festivals, and a love for the arts.  However, concerts and festivals can end up costing a family a lot of money!  I?ve compiled a list of 5 FREE things to enjoy …

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5 Favorite Spots within Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park did not disappoint.  Since we live in Central Ohio, we’ve frequented Hocking Hills, but were eager to explore somewhere new. Only established in 2000, Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies between two of Ohio’s largest cities, Akron and Cleveland.  I think much of its appeal is that the park is easily accessible from many major roads and highways…and you’re never more than 20 minutes away from a Starbucks or McDonalds.  #Merica.  😉 It really feels like you’re in someone’s …

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5 family-friendly places to enjoy the beauty of Lake Erie

Lake Erie may be the smallest of the five Great Lakes, but it still contains 871 miles of family-friendly shoreline! ?Ohio is blessed to have this body of water as our northern border, and here are 5 family-friendly places in Ohio to enjoy all that Lake Erie has to offer. Cedar Point – Sandusky, OH Older children will think you?re the best mom or dad around when you spend some time whizzing down roller coasters right on ?America?s Roller Coast.? …

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A day in Hocking Hills- with kids

When I think of clifftop vistas, cascading waterfalls and well-groomed hiking travels, my mind travels to the mountains of Virginia or Washington. ?Then I hear a small voice say, ?There?s no place like home, there?s no place like home? and I remember that I can have all of these in just a few hours drive- in the hills of southeast Ohio.?? Hocking Hills?State Park is the second-most visited place in all of Ohio, and my family traveled there a few …

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Dayton Delight: Carillon Historical Park

And 3 Tips For Your Visit So you’ve been to Cincinnati to check out the Newport Aquarium or Kings Island. You went to Cleveland to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and maybe cheer on the home team at Progressive Field.? And of course you have been to COSI in Columbus and wandered the streets of German Village. ?But Dayton. ?Dayton? ?What’s in Dayton? I found myself in this same predicament- and asking myself the same questions. 60 …

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Who is Zane Grey, anyway? A visit to the National Road & Zane Grey Museum

It’s easy for me to forget that history is literally all around us- sometimes we just need to do a little searching. ?This week our family found a local jewel in the National Road & Zane Grey Museum. ?The museum is located only 10 minutes east of Zanesville in Norwich, OH on US 40, the National Road! Run by the Ohio Historical Society, the museum features three exhibits focusing on 1.) the building of the National Road 2.) Zane Grey, …

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