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The dazzling Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio

Dawes Arboretum Newark Ohio

Central Ohio family fun + Big Bugs 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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Visiting Knox County – Things to do in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and surrounds

Knox County, Ohio has much to entertain visitors. From Columbus to Mt. Vernon is only 1 hour and Cleveland is only a little over 90 minutes away! 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

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Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’ – Running the Shawshank Hustle in Mansfield, Ohio (2024)

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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