John Glenn Astronomy Park – Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills has long been one of my favorite Ohio Destinations.  When I saw the announcements that the John Glenn Astronomy Park was finally open, I knew we needed to go.

Located just west of Old Man’s Cave, the John Glenn Astronomy Park is located in the heart of Hocking Hills.  This new park offers a large plaza and a building with a sliding roof that contains a large telescope.  Continue reading “John Glenn Astronomy Park – Hocking Hills”

Christmas Rocks & Rockmill Brewery

December 10, 2017 – On a chilly Sunday morning, I decided to knock an Ohio Hike off my bucket list.  I’ve had my eye on Christmas Rocks for a while but hadn’t had a chance made time to head down that way.  It did not disappoint!  A great hike with a great friend and a great beer afterwards at the stunning Rockmill Brewery made for a fantastic day. Continue reading “Christmas Rocks & Rockmill Brewery”

Columbus Museum of Art & the Topiary Garden

What to do on a dreary Sunday in Columbus when you are on a budget?  The Columbus Museum of Art, of course! It’s free on Sundays and a great indoor activity.  And with street parking free on Sundays, it’s also a good time to see some of the downtown sites while you’re there.

We decided to see the Topiary Park while we were downtown for the museum.  These two sites are about a 5 minute walk apart, so it is easy to park near the museum and walk over to check out the park. Continue reading “Columbus Museum of Art & the Topiary Garden”

Exploring Hopewell Culture (and Craft Brew) in Licking County – Part 2

August 20, 2017 – After spending the morning hiking around a bit, we moved on to look for Hopewell Mounds.

Great Circle

We started our exploration of the Newark Earthworks with the Great Circle Earthwork site and museum.  The Great Circle site is southwest of downtown Newark.  Once parked (google map here), stop in at the museum for  displays on the mounds and an interactive set of videos.  When you exit the museum, you’ll be facing the entrance to the Great Circle.

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