Day Trips

These Ancient Ohio Earthworks Are Thousands Of Years Old

Originally published 7/10/17. Updated 2/5/19. Long before you or I traveled the rolling hills and flat plains of Ohio, expansive ancient cultures dominated the Ohio River Valley. When people think about the history of the United States as a focus for their travels, they typically choose places like Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. In Ohio, …

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One Hour From Columbus You’ll Find A Candy Shop With An Epic $5 Candy Buffet

Looking to give in to that undeniable sweet tooth? We’ve got just the place. One hour south of Columbus, Grandpa Joe’s is nestled into an adorable strip in downtown Chillicothe. If you’ve never heard of Grandpa Joe’s, be prepared to get really, really excited. Grandpa Joe’s is filled to the brim with nearly every candy …

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This Amazing Storage Container Cabin Is Your New Favorite Hocking Hills Getaway

If the idea of staying in a rustic cabin in the woods isn’t appealing to you, don’t worry, there’s a new Airbnb in town. This place is ah-mazing. Just opened in December 2018, this “cabin” is really three large storage containers stacked together. Did I make it sound institutional? It isn’t. The inside is breathtaking …

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How To Spend The Perfect Two Days In & Around Springfield

Springfield, Ohio has many a claim to fame, the most notable of course, being the home of America’s first black mayor (Robert Henry in 1966). It’s also experiencing somewhat of a renaissance; the downtown is bustling, the weekly Farmer’s Market rivals any larger city, including Columbus, and there’s a bunch of cool outdoor and indoor …

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This Amazing 13th Century Village Is Just An Hour Away From Columbus

A little over an hour away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Columbus, you’ll find this amazing, 13th century American Indian village and Archaeological Park. SunWatch Indian Village is nestled along the Great Miami River in Dayton. Achaeological excavations in the 1970s and 80s lead to the discovery of this Fort Ancient period settlement. …

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