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Historic Site in Southeastern Ohio

Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound is perhaps the most captivating of all of the native mounds that dot southeastern Ohio. The giant, uncoiling snake stretches over a quarter of a mile and is the largest effigy mound in the USA. You can…
Observatory in Southeastern Ohio

John Glenn Astronomy Park

The Hocking Hills claim some of the country’s darkest skies, which is why the John Glenn Astronomy Park, slated to open in spring 2018, promises to be an amazing opportunity for earthlings obsessed with the universe…
Live Music in Logan

Appalachian Listening Room

Listening rooms are for songwriters, performers and poets to share their works of art with an attentive audience (rather than as a backdrop to the clank of beer pitchers). In this case, creator Craig Heath brings se…
Bakery in Athens

Village Bakery & Cafe

Brightly painted and woodsy-casual in ambience, Village Bakery uses organic veggies, sustainably produced meats and farmstead cheeses in its eggy breakfast dishes and heaped-on-housemade-bread sandwiches. Vegetarian…
State Park in Logan

Hocking Hills State Park

It's splendid to explore in any season (but especially lovely in autumn), with miles of trails for hiking and biking past waterfalls and gorges, as well as abundant campsites (from $26) and cabins (from $150). Old M…
Historic Site in Southeastern Ohio

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

The area south of Columbus was a center for the ancient Hopewell people, who left behind huge geometric earthworks and burial mounds from around 200 BC to AD 600. This national park tells their story. The visitor ce…
Cidery in Southeastern Ohio

Apple House

The Hocking Hills are prime fruit-growing territory thanks to super-fertile soil, and three generations of the family-owned Laurelville Fruit Farm have made a name for themselves here with fresh fruit and cider. Mor…
Museum in Logan

Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum

Who collects pencil sharpeners? Rev Paul Johnson of Carbon Hill, Ohio, did for nearly 20 years, and his eccentric collection of thousands – America’s largest – is on display in a dedicated shed at the Hocking Hills …
Street Carnival in Southeastern Ohio

New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

The five-day New Straitsville Moonshine Festival brings live entertainment, carnival rides, parades and, of course, plenty of chances to taste some 'shine. And we're not just talking straight shots: there's moonshin…
Distillery in Logan

Hocking Hills Moonshine

Learn how moonshine is made from start to finish at this family-owned distillery. You’ll see original copper pot stills that date back to the family’s 1800s farm and hear stories of how their 'shine was famed far an…