Area Attractions

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Buckeye Lake Historical Society: We just had our 4000 visitor to the new museum. The museum is a vital part of Buckeye area area. Many school groups, senior citizens are coming in now and they visit our local eating places. We are open for groups anytime and open to the pubic from 1:00PM till 3:00 PM
Wed, Sat. Sun. Call: (740) 366-2029

 

dawesThe Dawes Arboretum is a non-profit private foundation engaged in scientific education in horticulture, natural history, and arboretum history. The arboretum is open from dawn to dusk every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Other holidays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tours and classes available. Dawes is located on S.R. 13 just north of I-70 near the east end of Buckeye Lake. Call: (740) 323-2355

 

devineDevine Farms, a member of the Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce, began in 1992 with the purchase of a 96 acre farm on the National Road complete with an 1890 farmhouse on the property. The farm is known for pumpkins and fun activities from late September through October every year. Squirrel corn and straw bales are available year round. Call: (740) 928-8320

 

flintFlint Ridge State Memorial Park and Museum. The 5 square mile park is open from May through October. Located on County Rd. 668, 2 miles north of I-70. Grounds are always open. The museum is open Wednesday through Labor Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends Labor Day through October. The grounds are open April through October. Museums are open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday through Saturday: 9:30am – 5:00pm and Sundays and Holidays: 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Call: (740) 787-2476.

 

The Great Circle Earthworks and Museummoundbuilders
The Great Circle Earthworks, formerly known as Moundbuilders State Memorial, was built by the Hopewell culture approximately 2000 years ago. The circle is nearly 1200 feet in diameter and was used as a vast ceremonial center by its builders.

The Great Circle is one part of the Newark Earthworks State Memorial, the largest system of connected geometric earthworks built anywhere in the world. Octagon Earthworks and Wright Earthworks are both additional local sites that preserve other features of this majestic remnant of prehistoric Ohio.

The park is open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The Museum is open M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day on Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.
455 Hebron Road
Heath, Ohio 43056
740-345-8224
www.facebook.com/GreatCircleEarthworks

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Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Escape your world. Find yourself in ours.
Come to the center of Ohio and feel like you’re worlds away. Just 25 miles east of Columbus, Licking County is the perfect getaway to discover water parks, historic museums, arboretums, recreational trails, award winning golf courses, factory tours and unique dining and lodging. Your getaway is closer than you think…right here in Licking County!
455 Hebron Road
Heath, Ohio 43056
740-345-8224
www.EscapeToLickingCounty.com

 

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The Old Canal Lock is located in Heath, Ohio on your way to Newark via State Route 79. The old lock is famous because this is where a golden shovel was used to break ground for the Ohio Erie Canal. There is a monument there telling this story. State Route 79 follows much of the Old Ohio Canal bed or it crosses it in several places with some of the old canal still visible. Today some of the Ohio Canal has water in it north of Seller’s Point and also some along State Route 360. This particular part of the canal goes under State Route 79 and supplies water to the Hebron Fish Hatchery. Visitors can drive along the canal or many times people will fish in the old canal. This canal connected Lake Erie at Cleveland with the Ohio River in Portsmouth.

 

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National Trail Raceway (NHRA)
Since 1964 National Trail Raceway has been host to NHRA Drag Racing, car shows, Night of Thunder Thrill show, SCCA Autocross and Rally cross, and even the Ohio High School Cross Country Championship. Luxury suites available to make your next party or meeting memorable.

Located on Rt. 40 west of Rt. 37.
Complete details are available at www.nationaltrailraceway.com or
Call 740-928-5706