Ohio Camper 2024 Central Attractions

 ATTRACTIONS

Ariel-Foundation Park – Mount Vernon. Unique 250-acre park with walking and bike trails, picnic areas, woods, lakes, historic ruins, restored depot, and spectacular landscapes.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Powell. World-renowned zoological park featuring animals from around the world in their natural habitat.

COSI – Columbus. Top-rated science center with over 300 interactive exhibits, including a dinosaur gallery.

Honda Heritage Center – Marysville. Take a self-guided tour celebrating Honda’s history from motorcycles and autos, to engines, boats, lawnmowers and more.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington. World-class motorsports facility featuring classic road and motorcycle road racing events and driving school.

Food & Beverage

Plum Run Winery – Grove City. Finely crafted wines from over 16 varieties of local grapes, a full brunch, lunch, and dinner menu, and tours available
by appointment.

Son of Thurman – Delaware. Experience the legendary Thurmanator burger, and all the great food made famous at the Thurman Café in Columbus.

Shipp Brothers Brewing Restaurant & Taproom – Newark. Creative twists on  classic entrées and apps, with an epic selection of craft brews.

Tackett’s Southern Bar-B-Que – Marion. Smoked and dry-rubbed ribs, unique BBQ sundaes, chicken quarters, sandwiches, and delicious sides.

Tres Potrillos – Marysville. Authentic Mexican dining, from gourmet tacos and make-your-own bowls, to burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and specialty dishes.

History

Heritage Hall – Marion. Thousands of historical relics, Warren G. Harding memorabilia, and home to the famous Wyandot Popcorn Museum.

Jack Nicklaus Museum – Columbus. Featuring golf history, as well as memorabilia honoring the professional and Ohio State golf great Jack Nicklaus.

Loco History Museum – Bellefontaine. Transportation Museum, History Museum, and Orr Mansion all at one location honoring Logan County’s past.

National Heisey Glass Museum – Newark. Fine collection of over 6,000 pieces of glassware produced locally as early as 1897 and into the 1950s.     pictured @ right

Ted Lewis Museum – Circleville. Paying tribute to one of Ohio’s most influential entertainers of all time, through his archives, memorabilia, and music library.

Recreation

Big Walnut Golf Course – Sunbury. Executive length par 32, 9-hole course, fun for beginners, couples, and low handicappers looking for a quick,
affordable round.

Birch Bark Canoe Livery – Urbana. Paddle the scenic, clear waters of the Mad River on a canoe, kayak or tube.

Simon Kenton Bike Trail – Bellefontaine. Paved 32-mile biking corridor connecting the rolling farmland of Bellefontaine to the Little Miami Trail in Springfield.

Splatter Park – Mt. Gilead. Experience the thrill of paintball and airsoft games, with open play on weekends or reserve a time for your large group.

Zoombezi Bay – Powell. 22-acre state-of-the-art water park, with slides, wave pool, action river, lazy river, kiddie pool, private cabanas and refreshments.

Shopping

Amanda Antique Craft Mall & Auction – Amanda. Something for everyone with new & used furniture, antique & vintage collectibles, and an auction house.

Historic Downtown – Delaware. Stroll the quaint downtown and find unique specialty shops, antique stores, boutiques, fashion retailers, and more.

Goumas Candyland – Granville/Heath/Newark. Handcrafted sweets since 1911, specializing in hand-dipped chocolate, caramel apples, buckeyes, roasted nuts, & more.

The Boston – Urbana. Explore three floors of antiques, primitives, collectibles, tools, and home décor.

Yoder’s Farm Market – Heath. Amish-owned bulk food store, with fresh produce, deli meats and cheeses, cooking and baking staples, and specialty jams and spreads.

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