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Four Must-Sees You May Not Know About in Southeast Ohio
CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (June 14, 2016) – There are a few things about Southeast Ohio that might surprise you when it comes to outdoor recreation and points of interests. While Guernsey County, Ohio is home to the state’s largest state park and third largest lake, it’s also home to several unique activities that will quickly become topics your family will talk about for years to come.
Four “Wild Adventures” to experience:
- One of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world is located in Southeast Ohio. The Wilds, situated on 10,000 acres near Cambridge, is home to rare and endangered species from around the world. Visitors can board a guided Safari Transport or Open-Air Safari to see and learn about the animals living in open-range habitats, including a visit to the Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center. Open daily May through September. Open Saturday and Sunday in October. Tour hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every day. https://thewilds.columbuszoo.org
- See the Wilds from an aerial perspective. Led by two professionally trained guides, the Wilds Zipline Safari is a 2.5 hour tour consisting of 10 ziplines and a series of observation platforms overlooking various exotic animal species at the Wilds. Zip along a network of cables, through the trees, over the animal watering holes, lakes, and pastures, finally landing among the amazing giraffes. http://zipthewilds.com
- Deerassic Park Education Center
For more Cambridge/Guernsey County event information, call the VCB office at 740-432-2022 or log on to VisitGuernseyCounty.com.
Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB to participate in the AAA Great Vacations EXPO Jan. 22-24
Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB to participate in
the AAA Great Vacations EXPO Jan. 22-24
CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (Jan. 6, 2016) – The Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau, along with area attractions, will participate in the Great Vacations Travel EXPO, presented by AAA. The EXPO will take place January 22-24, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus.
“This is a one-stop shop for everything travel-related. Attendees have a unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with top travel experts and take home the best advice, values, and EXPO-only deals. This is one of the best shows of the year and perfect for us to attend because it attracts leisure travelers planning their vacations for 2016 and 2017,” said Debbie Robinson, Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB executive director. “It’s a wonderful event for the entire family to enjoy. Look for us in booths #128,130 & 132.”
Tourism partners joining the VCB in their booths this year are Deerassic Park Education Center who will have their S.A.F.E. Archery set up for attendees to try out their archery skills; Living Word Outdoor Drama; the Wilds; Cambridge Main Street; the National Museum of Cambridge Glass; Dickens Victorian Village; Salt Fork Festival, and Guernsey County History Museum.
With more than 250 exhibits, attractions and events ‐ including Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB ‐ the EXPO is a destination in itself. Favorite travel spots come alive with interactive events and experiences that are as entertaining as they are helpful and educational. Specific attraction areas within the EXPO will include:
- Vacation Marketplace: featuring hundreds of the world’s top travel destinations
- Paradise Pavilion: with information and deals on warm, tropical vacations and resorts throughout the Caribbean and Mexico
- Lake Erie Shores & Islands: A special feature area highlighting everything from Cedar Point, to Put-in-Bay and quiet beach escapes that are close to home
- AAA Explore Store: Packed with free guidebooks, maps, brochures and travel gear
- AAA Travel Stage: Appearances, live entertainment, events and workshops led by leading travel experts and well-known celebrities
- The Great Outdoors, presented by Metro Parks: A large, lush, living landscape where guests will be inspired by outdoor experiences
- Celebrity and expert appearances, including Travel Channel's Samantha Brown, Sunday, Jan. 24
- Taste of the Place, Friday, Jan. 22, where guests can sample iconic foods from more than a dozen great destinations
- Prime Timers Day for guests age 55 or older, also takes place Friday, Jan. 22, featuring $2 ‐ ‐ rate admission, plus events designed especially for senior travelers
- Kids Day, Saturday, Jan. 23, featuring workshops, activities, mascots and the “Passport For Prizes” contest with an incredible Grand Prize Trafalgar family vacation, Pioneer Adventures of the Old West
The Great Vacations Travel EXPO opens Friday, January 22 and runs through Sunday, January 24, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus. EXPO hours are Friday 12 p.m. ‐ 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. ‐ 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door (AAA members who show their card receive 50%‐off admission). Children 16 and under are admitted free. For additional event details or to purchase tickets in advance, visit AAAGreatVacations.com. For an opportunity to win tickets, check out the VCB’s Facebook page facebook.com/VisitGuernseyCounty.
Family-Friendly Autumn Activities Abound in Guernsey County
CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (Sep. 8, 2015) – Experience Southeast Ohio’s brilliant autumn colors and family-friendly activities in Cambridge/Guernsey County.
Don’t miss out on the last of the performances of the season at Living Word Outdoor Drama this month. This nationally recognized drama brings to life the passion of Jesus Christ on a 400 foot outdoor set. Experience the drama like never before with updated lighting and a recently installed sound system to bring the passion to life. Each remaining performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with all new “Behind the Scenes Tour beginning at 6:30 p.m. Season ends Sept. 26.
The Guernsey Gospel Jubilee Association sponsors their 28th Annual Fall Gospel Sing on the weekends of September 18, 19, 25, and 26 at the Spring Valley Campground. Bring your lawn chair and sit under the big tent as you enjoy many well-known gospel groups.
Taking place on Sept. 26 and benefiting the Lore City Volunteer Fire Department is the Lore City Fire Department Annual Car and Truck Show. This event is a judged show with prizes, music, food, a Chinese auction and stellar automobiles. Registration is between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with trophies awarded at 3 p.m.
The month of October kicks-off with Cambridge Main Street hosting the Fall Festival October 2 and 3 in historic downtown Cambridge. Celebrate the fall season with family-favorite traditions including scarecrow building and make & take crafts. Additional activities include craft vendors, 5K run-walk, new car show, food and refreshments, great performers, live music on Friday and Saturday evening and Deerassic’s Kid’s Korner featuring activities just for children including pumpkin decorating, an apple cider press and games.
When you want great old-fashioned fun and family entertainment, look no further than the Official Paul Bunyan Show, one of the nation’s largest and oldest forestry shows. This year the event will be held on October 2-4 at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds, showcasing more than 130 exhibits featuring all different facets of North American forestry. Lumberjack entertainment and competitions will take place throughout the weekend along with displays of lumberjacking equipment, manpower, and dedication. Numerous educational sessions on topics ranging from logging equipment safety and maintenance to the history and restoration of the bald eagle in Ohio will be offered.
Take the whole family and step back in time to meet nobility, period vendors, Vikings and more at the Cambridge Medieval Market Faire October 9-11 at Cambridge City Park. The faire takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
National Road & Zane Grey Museum is the site for the Fall Festival Day on October 10. Join us at the museum as we decorate pumpkins, build scarecrows (bring your own "scarecrow" clothing) and make Halloween slime. Lunch will be a wiener roast with hot dogs, s'mores and cider.
Get in the Halloween spirit at Deerassic Park Education Center’s Petrified Forest October 17, and 24. This outdoor haunted trail is geared for ages 13 and over with a $5 admission. A hayride will transport “victims” to the trail head as they walk/hike back on a dimly lit wooded trail.
Wrapping up October is the Trail of Treats on October 24. Deerassic Park Education Center holds this annual event, a night of trick-or-treating supported by local businesses passing out goodies to the little ones.