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Bicycle Museum of America

7 W. Monroe St.
New Bremen, Ohio

419-629-9249
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The museum is the largest private bicycle museum in the world dedicated to the history of cycling. Featuring more than 350 bicycles and countless pieces of cycling memorabilia, the collection includes bicycles from the former Schwinn Museum in Chicago.


Miami and Erie Canal Heritage Corridor

22 S. Water St.
New Bremen, Ohio

419-733-6451
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The Miami and Erie Canal was completed in 1845 between Cincinnati and Toledo. Many communities in western Ohio owe their development to the canal. Today, the canal towpath is a popular hiking trail and an Ohio Scenic Byway follows the canal along State Route 66. Visit Lock One and the Lock Keeper’s House in New Bremen; the Belle of St. Marys, a full-scale replica of a packet canal boat in St. Marys Memorial Park; and Lock 14 and Deep Cut Parks north of St. Marys.


Grand Lake St. Marys

834 Edgewater Dr.
St. Marys, Ohio

800-860-4726
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Constructed as a feeder reservoir for the Miami and Erie Canal in 1845, Grand Lake St. Marys was the largest man-made lake in the world. The reservoir sites on the summit between the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Now Ohio’s largest inland lake with over 13,500 acres and 52 miles of shoreline, it is a prime recreational area offering a variety of activities for the whole family – picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, tubing and camping. State parks are located at the east and west ends of the lake.


Fort Recovery State Museum

One Fortsite St.
Fort Recovery, Ohio

419-375-4649
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Fort Recovery is the site of two of the most dramatic Indian battles in American history. On the grounds are two reconstructed blockhouses and connecting stockade. A 103’ monument honors the more than 900 soldiers who died in the battles.


Land of the Cross Tipped Churches Scenic Byway

Auglaize and Mercer
Counties, Ohio

800-860-4726
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This scenic byway includes 60 structures representing the German Catholic settlements in Auglaize and Mercer Counties on the National Register of Historic Places. Consisting of churches, schools, rectories and convents, the grouping is symbolic of the strong German immigration to the region in the mid 19th century


Ohio Caverns

2210 State Route 245E
West Liberty, Ohio

937-465-4017
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Ohio Caverns is the largest and most beautiful cave system in Ohio. The diversity of the crystal-white stalactite and stalagmite formations and unexcelled coloring are unique because they are still developing. In addition to the education and fun found in the caverns, visitors will also find a 35-acre park with shelter houses and picnic tables.


Johnston Farm and Indian Agency

9845 N. Hardin Rd.
Piqua, Ohio

937-773-2522
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Located on 250 acres, the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency site contains the restored 1815 farmstead owned by Piqua Indian Agent John Johnston, a mule-drawn canal boat ride along the Miami and Erie Canal, and a comprehensive museum on Woodland Indians. Many activities and special events cater to history buffs and weekend adventurers alike. The site’s popular Labor Day Festival treats visitors to a weekend filled with historic craft demonstrations, home-cooked foods, and live entertainment.


Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45400

937-293-2841
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Carillon Historical Park showcases Dayton’s rich heritage of creativity, invention, and milestones in transportation that changed the nation and the world. Founded by Colonel Edward and Edith Deeds, the Park is situated on a beautiful 65-acre campus next to the Great Miami River, just south of downtown Dayton. The Park shares the region’s history from its founding in 1796 through the important local contributions made during World War II. Visitors learn about these achievements while strolling through the Park’s 25 historical buildings and interacting with hundreds of artifacts and exhibits. Among them is the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane and National Historic Landmark, the 1835 B&O (Grasshopper) steam locomotive, and the first automobile self-starter. Visitors also experience Dayton’s pioneer history and its importance as a major transportation center illustrated by remnants of the Miami-Erie Canal. The Park is home to the Deeds Carillon, one of Dayton’s best-known landmarks, and the largest carillon in Ohio. Carillon Historical Park is a unique combination of museum, park and natural area.


National Aviation Hall of Fame

400 Spaatz St.
Dayton, Ohio 45347

888-383-1903
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They dreamed the dreams. They harnessed the technologies. They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The National Aviation Hall of Fame honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of the NAHF enshrinees are stories of America...of challenge and failure, of determination and, triumph. The NAHF Learning and Research Center has been designed to reflect their passion and innovation. Exhibits and interactives inspire young people to embrace the potential of technology, and to understand how the enshrinees harnessed and applied it in order to breathe life into man's dream of flight.


National Museum of the United States Air Force

1100 Spaatz St.
Wright Patterson
Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio

937-255-3286
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The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the world’s largest military aviation museum, boasting more than400 aeronautical vehicles-- many rare and one-of-a-kind -- along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers' legacy with today's stealth and precision technology.


National Aviation Heritage Area

Sites located in Western Ohio, primarily along the Interstate 75 corridor

937-433-0165
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Consisting of 10 sites in the Dayton region, visitors can journey through aviation history. The NAHA sites include the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Carillon Historical Park, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, The Wright B Flyer, Grimes Flying Lab Foundation, Historic WACO Field, and the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Make the tour and discover why the Dayton region is synonymous with aviation.


Ohio’s Historic West Heritage Area

West Central Ohio –
Auglaize, Champaign,
Darke, Logan, Mercer,
Miami, Shelby and
Van Wert Counties

800-860-4726
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Ohio’s Historic West in the story of the American experience as illustrated in the region’s cultural and ethnic diversity, family farms, rural lifestyle, scenic beauty, ingenious inventors, hometown heroes, small town charms, and community spirit. Traveling the by-ways of the region, the experience is about rolling landscapes where towering church steeples dot the countryside and thriving small towns are filled with historic architecture and attractions that tell the unique stories of Ohio’s heritage. A complete travel itinerary for the heritage area is available at the organization’s website.

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