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Topic:  Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
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Club Hyatt
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  Message Not Read  Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/22/2021 11:12:28 AM 
Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery picked up a $250k donation from People's Bank.

https://www.athensnews.com/news/local/peoples-bank-gives-...

This one is a stretch but the discovery of burial mounds in The Plains has the potential of becoming a draw someday.

https://www.athensnews.com/news/local/underground-imaging...

OHIO museum complex has created what they are calling an Outdoor Museum at the Ridges to accompany the trail system around the complex. This one happens to be already done.

https://www.ohio.edu/news/2021/07/ohio-museum-complex-lau...

Athens area could always use more attractions to bring folks down other than the university and court street.


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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/22/2021 12:02:13 PM 
I'm more interested in:

Miller's Chicken Museum

Ray's Freeze Museum

and, of course,

Big Red Tomato Museum


I'll donate the first $10 for each.

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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/22/2021 10:28:58 PM 
I know a farmhouse near Shade where archeologists could probably find relics from the '70s: beer cans, liquor bottles, roach clips, condoms...

Seriously, it's good to see something with some historical potential coming to the area, instead of waiting for development of the Joe Burrow Heritage Trail.


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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/23/2021 6:42:34 AM 
Personally I would like to see something done for Radar Hill.

There isn't even a plaque.

The foundations left from the large dish antennae are all still there.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/23/2021 11:05:37 AM 
Club Hyatt wrote:
. . . but the discovery of burial mounds in The Plains has the potential of becoming a draw someday.


News Flash: Ephraim Cutler discovers massive "Indian Mounds" in The Plains, calls it the largest collection of such mounds yet discovered.


Last Edited: 8/23/2021 11:06:20 AM by OhioCatFan


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stub
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/23/2021 12:52:51 PM 
The preservation of Mount Zion Baptist Church:

http://mountzionathens.org /

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Club Hyatt
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/24/2021 5:28:34 PM 
SBH wrote:
I'm more interested in:

Miller's Chicken Museum

Ray's Freeze Museum

and, of course,

Big Red Tomato Museum


I'll donate the first $10 for each.


I don't see why not to the 3 above. Anything helps.


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RSBobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/24/2021 6:52:00 PM 
Thanks for the link! Great project/initiative! (Mount Zion Project)

Last Edited: 8/24/2021 6:52:34 PM by RSBobcat


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J.B.Hoy
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/25/2021 1:43:28 PM 
We were in town last week and visited the Shade Winery. It is a great place. I live in Portland and see all kinds of wineries and all levels of pretention.
This place is very inviting, beautiful and well worth the 15 minute drive from Athens. Wine and food are great.
https://shadewinery.com /

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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/25/2021 6:23:39 PM 
Agree.
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stub
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/25/2021 6:33:10 PM 
And nearby is another winery with great views:

https://www.pleasanthillvineyardsllc.com/about

Last Edited: 8/25/2021 7:06:11 PM by stub

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OU_Country
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  Message Not Read  RE: Future Athens Area Tourist Attractions
   Posted: 8/26/2021 9:57:35 AM 
stub wrote:
And nearby is another winery with great views:

https://www.pleasanthillvineyardsllc.com/about


I'm a big fan of this place. I'd definitely recommend both PHV and Shade. They aren't making Napa wines (overrated at times in my book), but they are making solid wines, and they're both gorgeous places with friendly people.
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