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If your ideal sight seeing destination includes science exhibits, farm animals, antique machinery, wagon rides, hydroponics, and endangered animals then you need to rush to Lake FarmPark, 8800 Chardon Road, Willoughby, OH, 440-256-2122. Also in Kirtland is the Holden Arboretum, 9500 Speery Road, 440-946-4400. This 3100 acre garden makes up the largest arboretum in the United States.
If you'd rather be riding the rails then you need to head to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, 1630 Mill St W, Peninsula, OH, 330-657-2000. They will take you for an excursion through the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, to Hale Farm and Village, the Akron Valley Business District, and downtown Akron/Quaker Square.
While you are in Akron, you might want to spend a little time at the Inventors Hall of Fame, Inventure Place, 221 S Broadway, 330-849-6872, where you can play with interactive science exhibits. Or stop by the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, 714 North Portage Path, 330-836-5533, where you'll tour a 65-room Tudor- revival style manor and 70 acre landscaped grounds.
Football fans will want to head down Interstate 77 to Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive, N. W. Canton, 330-456-8207. But Canton has more than just the Pro Hall of Fame to entertain you. They also have the Canton Garden Center, the Canton Museum of Art, the McKinley National Memorial, the McKinley Museum of History, Science, and Industry, and the Canton Classic Car Museum.
A trip to Chagrin Falls, about 18 miles east of downtown Cleveland, will give you a chance to see High Falls, some neat antique, fashion, and book shops, fun restaurants, and Greek Revival and Western Reserve-style architecture. You'll find another neat historic village, Hudson, about a 1/2 hour south of Cleveland. I hear you can get old time ice cream sodas at the drug store on the village green.
Though 135 miles may not qualify as near by, those of you who collect Longaberger baskets, will still want to make the trip to Newark, OH, home of their corporate headquarters shaped like a big basket. Here you can take factory tours, visit the Longaberger Homestead shopping area, shop, eat and play in Dresden, OH, and even play a few rounds on the Longaberger Golf Course.
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