The Group Travel Leader

OHIO 2017

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54 2 0 1 7 o h i o h a s i t ! g r o u p t r a v e l g u i d e Wayne County, Ohio Downtown Dazzle to Country Calm Spend the day in Amish Country and the evening at the opera. Taste Wayne County's home grown wine and see lasers cut inspirational messages. Drive through a beautiful arboretum, complete with a three acre rose garden, and peruse over 350 varieties of jams and jellies. Lehman's, Kidron 888.438.5346 Ohio Light Opera Resident Professional Company of The College of Wooster 330.263.2345 Main Street Wooster 330.262.6222 P. Graham Dunn, Dalton 866.922.0306 The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Cafe, Orrville 330.684.1500 S h is ler' s C hee s e House, Orrv i lle 330.682.2 1 05 www.c h eese h Secrest Arboretum & Gardens, Wooster 330.464.2148 Hampton Inn, Wooster 330.345.4424 Hilton Garden Inn, Wooster 330.202.7701 For more information, please contact ยท1.800.362.6474 #getawayne Wooster Hotel & Conference Center 243 E Liberty Street Wooster, Ohio 44691 330.264.7750 Fax 330.262.5840 AMUSEMENT PARK THRILLS Y our youth group will scream with delight at any of these record-breaking amusement parks. CEDAR POINT | S A N D U S K Y Screams of excitement have been ringing out since 1870 at Cedar Point, the second-oldest operating amusement park in the country. The 365-acre park features 71 rides, with 17 of them roller coasters. The most-visited seasonal amusement park in the United States, Cedar Point attracted an estimated 3.5 million visitors in 2015. KINGS ISL AND | M A S O N Most anything can be a teachable moment, a philosophy that Kings Island supports through its Education Days for youth groups. The program turns Kings Island into an outdoor classroom that gives students an opportunity to understand the basics of science, technology and engineering in a rip- roaring environment. Because of what they learn, students then understand and appreciate the science behind the rides they later enjoy at the park. GREAT WOLF LODGES | M A S O N A N D S A N D U S K Y Imagine stumbling out of bed and heading down the hall to a water park. The concept works, as dozens of youth groups head each year to Great Wolf Lodges in Mason and Sandusky. Putting a water park and a hotel under one roof makes for an attractive and easy outing for groups that want to kick back and have fun together. Courtesy Cedar Point Courtesy Great Wolf Lodges Cedar Point roller coaster MagiQuest YO U T H

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