Side Trip: Exploring Loveland Castle

On a recent trip to the Greater Cincinnati area, we made a stop in Loveland, Ohio.  After hanging out in the cute town for a bit, we made our way over to the Loveland Castle.  This unique attraction has been on my list for a little while so I was happy to be close enough to check it out. Continue reading “Side Trip: Exploring Loveland Castle”

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”

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center – Cincinnati

My family and I decided that this year we’d explore the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio.  So, in February we started that journey off with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Located along the Ohio River in downtown Cinci, the three floors of the museum explore the history of slavery in America, the experience of escaping slavery along the Underground Railroad, and show the state of slavery today. Continue reading “National Underground Railroad Freedom Center – Cincinnati”

Christmas Lights at Historic Clifton Mill

I LOVE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! They area easily my favorite thing about the holiday season.  The last few years we have tried to get in at least one visit to a “major” light display.  A few years ago we went to the The Christmas Ranch (near Cincinnati).  We often got to Wildlights as the Columbus Zoo.  This year we went to the Historic Clifton Mill lights.

What is it?

The Historic Clifton Mill is a water-powered grist mill located in Clifton, Ohio (just south of Springfield, a little east of Dayton, about 40 minutes South West of Columbus).   Starting the day after Thanksgiving, and running through New Year’s Eve, the mill displays an amazing number of Christmas lights, a light show, and some other attractions.  Their website says they put up 4 million lights.  I believe it! Continue reading “Christmas Lights at Historic Clifton Mill”