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Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions - Ohio

Here are links to some notable roadside attractions (past and present) found along Route 40.

Jamboree in the HillsJamboree in the Hills (Belmont, OH)
"Annual four-day music festival......."

Cannonball Motor SpeedwayCannonball Motor Speedway (Belmont, OH)

IconStage Stop (closed) (Bethesda, OH)
"Built ca, 1840. Now a private residence......."

IconDickinson Longhorn Cattle Ranch (Barnesville, OH)
"Here's a trick question: where would you find the largest herd of Texas longhorn cattle? If you guessed Texas, you would be wrong. The herd is actua......"

Pennyroyal Opera HousePennyroyal Opera House (Fairview, OH)
"Historic opera house. Now home to frequent bluegrass performances. ......"

IconDegenhart Paperweight & Glass Museum (Cambridge, OH)
"One of five glass museums in the Cambridge area......."

Mosser GlassMosser Glass (Cambridge, OH)
"One of five glass museums in the Cambridge area......."

Cambridge Municipal AirportCambridge Municipal Airport (Cambridge, OH)

IconBoyd's Crystal Art Glass (Cambridge, OH)
"One of five glass museums in the Cambridge area......."

William Boyd as Hopalong CassidyHopalong Cassidy Museum (Cambridge, OH)
"Route 66 may have Andy Devine, but Route 40 has Hopalong Cassidy, aka William Boyd. The museum features lots of Hoppy memorabilia and collectibles. Fr......"

IconNational Cambridge Collectors Museum of Cambridge Glass (Cambridge, OH)
"One of five glass museums in the Cambridge area......."

IconCambridge Glass Museum (Cambridge, OH)
"One of five glass museums in the Cambridge area......."

Union StationUnion Station (site) (Cambridge, OH)

Ohio State Highway Patrol BarracksOhio State Highway Patrol Barracks (Cambridge, OH)

Icon40th Parallel (Cambridge, OH)
"Some people believe that U.S. Route 40 obtained its numerical designation because it approximated the 40th parallel lattitude line. This is incorrect......."

Icon40th Parallel (Cambridge, OH)
"Some people believe that U.S. Route 40 obtained its numerical designation because it approximated the 40th parallel lattitude line. This is incorrect......."

IconJohn and Annie Glenn Historic Site (New Concord, OH)

William Rainey Harper BirthplaceWilliam Rainey Harper Birthplace (New Concord, OH)

IconJohn and Annie Glenn House (New Concord, OH)
"This is the third location for this house! It originally stood on a hillside overlooking the Fox Creek S-Bridge, but when Route 40 was widened in the......"

Muskingum CollegeMuskingum University (Muskingum College) (New Concord, OH)

Ohio's First Traffic Fatality MarkerDead Man's Curve - Site of Ohio's First Traffic Fatality (Norwich, OH)
"The downhill curve proved to be too much for a fast running stagecoach on August 20, 1835. Christopher C. Baldwin, a librarian with the American Antiq......"

Zanesville Pottery (old location)Zanesville Pottery (old location) (Norwich, OH)
"Now appears to be a stoprage building......."

IconNational Road-Zane Grey Museum (Norwich, OH)

IconWorld's Largest Vase (Norwich, OH)
"What a treat! The world's largest vase in the same museum that houses displays on the National Road. While you're there, be sure to check out the Rout......"

Clinic BuildingClinic Building (Zanesville, OH)

Government BuildingGovernment Building (Zanesville, OH)

Muskingum County CourthouseMuskingum County Courthouse (Zanesville, OH)

Municipal AuditoriumSecrest Auditorium (Municipal Auditorium) (Zanesville, OH)

Good Samaritan HospitalGood Samaritan Hospital (Zanesville, OH)
"Good Samaritan Hospital remains, but I'm not so sure thos building has survived......."

IconMail Pouch Barn (Zanesville, OH)

IconImperial Glass Shop (ruins) (Zanesville, OH)

IconEagle Nest Monument (Brownsville, OH)
"A stone monument on the highest point of the National Road in Ohio......."

IconWorld's Largest Basket (Newark, OH)
"Headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company. It is a short drive north of Route 40, but well worth the visit. a little picnic by the lake by Gr......"

IconBuckeye Scenic Railroad (closed) (Heath, OH)
"No longer in operation at this location. It relocated to Byesville, Ohio......."

IconOld Railroad Station (Heath, OH)
"Part of the T.J. Evans Bike Trail......."

IconShawshank Redemption (Mansfield, OH)
"OK, this has absolutely nothing to do with Route 40. But The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies and I thought I'd let you know in cas......"

IconOhio and Erie Feeder Canal (remnants) (Kirkersville, OH)
"Remnants of a feeder canal......."

IconMotorcycle Hall of Fame Museum (Pickerington, OH)

IconLustron Home (Reynoldsburg, OH)
"Following WWII, the Lustron Company mass produced these curious all-steel houses. Their enameled surface makes for low maintenance, although things li......"

IconAtomic Park (site) (Columbus, OH)
"I'm a little bit fuzzy on this one so bear with me. When I used to do a lot of driving between Baltimnore and Indiana there used to be a "park" full ......"

Port Columbus AirportPort Columbus Airport (Columbus, OH)

Robinwood PharmacyRobinwood Pharmacy (closed) (Columbus, OH)
"Now an auto parts store......."

IconAnti-Saloon League Museum (Westerville, OH)
"For almost 150 years Westerville was one of the driest communities in the United States, having outlawed "the sale, barter or gift of wine, fermented ......"

Capital UniversityCapital University (Bexley, OH)

Governor's MansionGovernor's Residence (Bexley, OH)

St. Mary of the Springs College for WomenOhio Dominican University (St. Mary of the Springs College for Women) (Columbus, OH)

IconWorld's Largest Crystal Ball (Westerville, OH)

IconLincoln Theatre (Columbus, OH)
"Built in 1928......."

IconJames Thurber House (Columbus, OH)
"James Thurber lived here between 1913 and 1917. Now a museum......."

IconOhio Historical Society (Columbus, OH)

IconWorld's Largest Mortarboard (Columbus, OH)
"This massive mortarboard is suspended over Rich Street. It is part of the Franklin University campus. Giant Graduation Cap by Friscocali, on Flick......"

Memorial HallMemorial Hall (Columbus, OH)
"The original home of the Center of Science and Industry (or COSI)......."

Ohio StatehouseOhio State Capitol (Columbus, OH)

McKinley Monument at the Ohio StatehouseMcKinley Monument (Columbus, OH)

IconWorld's Largest Radio (Columbus, OH)
"I'm still trying to pinpoint the location......."

RKO TheatrePalace Theatre (RKO Theatre) (Columbus, OH)

Loew's Broad TheatreLoew's Broad Theatre (site) (Columbus, OH)

LeVeque TowerLeVeque Tower (Columbus, OH)

IconCenter for Science and Industry (COSI) (Columbus, OH)

Ohio StadiumOhio Stadium (Columbus, OH)
"Informally known as The Shoe......."

Ohio State UniversityOhio State University (Columbus, OH)
"If you really want to irk someone from OSU, refuse to call the school THE Ohio State University......."

Red Bird StadiumCooper Stadium (closed) (Red Bird Stadium) (Columbus, OH)

IconOlentangy Indian Caverns (Delaware, OH)
"For a state that's as flat is it is, Ohio has some fascinating underground features. Olentangy Indian Caverns is one of the best ways to see what's be......"

IconLeatherlips (Dublin, OH)
"Created in 1990 by Boston artist Ralph Helmick. This 12-foot tall limestone sculpture honors a Native American chief who refused to fight during the w......"

Columbus ZooColumbus Zoo and Aquarium (Powell, OH)
"Home of Jack Hanna!......"

IconField of Giant Corn (Dublin, OH)
"Yeah, what's so special about a field of corn in Ohio? Well, what if the ears of corn were over six feet tall! Artist Malcolm Cochran created a field......"

O'Shaughnessy DamO'Shaughnessy Dam (Dublin, OH)

IconGiant Soccer Ball (Dublin, OH)
"Created by artist Lloyd Hamrol. Not sure if it is to honor soccer players or soccer moms......."

IconDarby Creek Trail (West Jefferson, OH)
"6.2 mile trail loacted east of West Jefferson......."

IconDarby Creek Trail (West Jefferson, OH)
"1.9 mile trail loacted east of West Jefferson......."

Ohio CavernsOhio Caverns (West Liberty, OH)
"Ohio Caverns offers an hour-long, one mile regular tour of the cave's underground passages. In addition, they also offer an hour-and-a-half, 1.5 mile ......"

IconMelody Cruise In Theatre (Springfield, OH)
"Great neon sign. Still in buisiness!......"

IconShow Boat Drive In (Springfield, OH)

IconWescott House (Springfield, OH)
"Frank Lloyd Wright house built in 1905......."

IconMadonna of the Trail - Ohio (Springfield, OH)
"The monument originally stood on Route 40 about .1 miles west of the the U.S. 68 interchange, on the grounds of the Masonic home. When a highway inter......"

Spring Grove ParkSpring Grove Park (Avalon Park) (closed) (Springfield, OH)
"A former amusement park......."

IconMiami and Erie Canal (Vandalia, OH)
"Historic canal that ran from Toledo to Cincinnati. Built between 1825 and 1845......."

Patterson MemorialPatterson Memorial (Kettering, OH)

Dayton Public LibraryDayton Public Library (rebuilt) (Dayton, OH)
"A newer library building now stands at this location......."

McKinley MonumentMcKinley Monument (Dayton, OH)

Memorial HallMemorial Hall (Dayton, OH)

Old Montgomery County CourthouseOld Montgomery County Courthouses (Dayton, OH)

Post OfficeOld Post Office (repurposed) (Dayton, OH)
"Now houses a U.S. Bankruptcy Court......."

Mutual Home BuildingLiberty Tower (Mutual Home Building) (Dayton, OH)

Union StationUnion Station (site) (Dayton, OH)
"The Dayton Convention Center now stands at this location......."

Deeds CarrilonCarrilon Park (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Art InstituteDayton Art Institute (Dayton, OH)

Masonic TempleMasonic Temple (Dayton, OH)

Amateur Trapshooting AssociationAmateur Trapshooting Association (Vandalia, OH)
"This must drive the TSA crazy, but the ATA is based on the grounds of the Dayton International Airport. Every summer hundreds (thousands?) of ATA mem......"

Dayton Municipal AirportJames A. Cox International Airport (Dayton International Airport) (Vandalia, OH)

Edwin F. Brown HospitalVA Hospital (site) (Soldiers Home) (Dayton, OH)

Looking east across the Englewood DamEnglewood Dam (Englewood, OH)

Andy D-DayAndy D-Day (Brookville, OH)
"In the 1940's, the Rasor farm of Brookville, Ohio experienced a bit of a shock. A two headed calf was born to Spotty, one of the Rasor cows. Although ......"

Foot Print RockFootprint Rock (New Paris, OH)
"A flat outcropping of glaciated rock on the north side of the road contains an impression that with a little imagination looks like a footprint. Local......"

IconJames Whitcomb Riley Birthplace and Museum (Greenfield, OH)

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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09

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