Weekend Trips A Few Hours Away

. July 31, 2019.
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Ohio Caverns

Est. drive time: 2 hours
2210 E. SR 245 | West Liberty

937-465-4017 | ohiocaverns.com

Known as “America’s Most Colorful Caverns,” there are two separate tours to choose from, which both allow you to learn about the site’s rich history and natural beauty. The Historic Tour takes place in the original exploration area that was first discovered in 1897, while The Natural Wonder Tour involves a one-mile walk which shows visitors the full range of colorful formations, including Ohio’s largest stalactite— The Crystal King. Tours range from $10-$29 per person.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Est. drive time: 4 hours
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd. | Cleveland

216-781-7625 | rockhall.com

This mecca of memorabilia contains the stories behind over 300 inductees! Right now you can see special exhibits like Woodstock at 50, The Stewart Gallery’s Roots of Rock, Elvis, and the Legends of Rock and Roll. Don’t miss the show about Dick Clark’s American Bandstand at the Forest City/RMS Theater! You’ll want to take your time at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to see all they have to offer.

Marietta Brewing Company

Marietta Brewing Company

Est. drive time: 4 hours
167 Front St. | Marietta

740-373-2739 | Mbcpub.com

Spend some time at the historic downtown Marietta Brewing Company. Have a meal and a craft beer at this fascinating pre-prohibition-era establishment. Then take a stroll down Front Street to the Valley Gem for a ride down the Muskingum River. The sternwheeler has narrated sightseeing tours and murder mystery dinner cruises. You can book these online or by calling. Valley Gem, 601 Front St, Marietta. 730-373-7862. valleygemsternwheeler.com.

Canton’s William McKinley library, monument

Canton’s William McKinley library, monument and museum

Est. drive time: 2.5 hours
800 McKinley Monument Dr. | NW Canton

303-455-7043 | Mckinleymuseum.org

History buffs will love spending a day seeing McKinley’s monument where the president, his wife Ida and their two daughters are at rest in the middle of the rotunda. The stained glass interior dome represents the then-45 states in the Union. This and the Museum’s Street of Shops, depicting the area during McKinley’s day are truly worth seeing. See the website for current exhibits and events.

Heart of Ohio Antique Center

Heart of Ohio Antique Center

Est. drive time: 2 hours
4785 E. National Rd. | Springfield

937-324-2188 | Heartofohioantiques.com

This huge center is known as America’s biggest and best antique destination. You will find some really incredible treasures, like a pair of US Calvary bear skin gauntlet gloves and Inuit antler art featured on their website! You never know what hidden gem you’ll find on a visit to the Heart of Ohio Antique Center.

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