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OHIO 2017

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66 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 DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS AUGLAIZE AND MERCER COUNTIES CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 800-860-4726 greatergrandlakeregion.com Contact: Donna Grube donna@greatergrandlakeregion.com Come to Auglaize and Mercer Counties to visit Neil Armstrong's hometown and museum, experience the beauty and peace of the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, explore Fort Recovery and ride down memory lane at the Bicycle Museum of America. We strive to make your group's visit special. BOWLING GREEN CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 800-866-0046 visitbgohio.org Contact: Wendy Chambers wendychambers@visitbgohio.org Bowling Green, Ohio ...love this town with us! Customized itineraries, step-on guides, specialized mystery tours, make and take options, brown bag options, individual FAM tours available. Let the CVB be your one stop shop to plan your next visit to BG and Northwest Ohio! DESTINATION SENECA COUNTY 567-220-6387 destinationsenecacounty.org Contact: John Detwiler info@destinationsenecacounty.org Take a peek at Seneca County and explore this unmatched destination. Discover our rich glass history and the origins of a mul- titude of railways. Enjoy our year round activities, abundant historical museums and landmarks, exciting festivals and unique shopping opportunities. Destination Seneca County – You're gonna love it here! DESTINATION TOLEDO 419-321-5042 visittoledo.org Contact: Cathy Miller cmiller@visittoledo.org Toledo…your perfect getaway on the edge of Lake Erie! Discover the NEW Toledo Zoo Aquarium and National Museum of the Great Lakes. Enjoy Hollywood Casino, Toledo Museum of Art, Libbey Glass, Mud Hens and famous Tony Packo's! Hensville Entertainment District, Waterfront din- ing, birding, history, gardens, art scene, Broadway productions and more! LAKE ERIE SHORES AND ISLANDS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 419-734-4386 shoresandislands.com Contact: Tiffany Frisch tiffany@shoresandislands.com This year-round destination located on the shores of Lake Erie just off the Ohio Turnpike delivers adrenaline-pumping adventures, soothing relaxation and everything in between. Opportunities include Cedar Point, cruises to the islands, water park resorts, historical and educational tours, wineries and dinner theater! LIMA/ALLEN COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 419-222-6075 lima-allencvb.com Contact: Cara Stombaugh cara@lima-allencvb.com Would you enjoy an exciting journey with hometown appeal? Come explore Allen County on one of our customized tours that will take you to our favorite spots! Sample our food, play on our farms, create a mas- terpiece or just enjoy the view. We Live It. You'll Love It. ROSSFORD CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 855-765-5451 visitrossfordohio.com Contact: Beth Genson bethgenson@visitrossfordohio.com Traveling I-75 or on the Ohio Turnpike through NW Ohio? Rossford will soon become your favorite overnight or multi- ple-day stay. Located minutes away from cultural, sporting and food adventures including the nationally-renowned Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, Toledo Museum of Art, Mudhens Stadium, Huntington Center, Toledo Botanical Gardens and more. SANDUSKY COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 419-332-4470 sanduskycounty.org Contact: Brenda Havens sales@sanduskycounty.org Sandusky County in NW Ohio invites you to unlock an abundance of hidden treasures. From history to hauntings, find the perfect activity to delight, surprise, entertain and inspire groups of all ages. Home of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Museums & Library at Spiegel Grove. Experience all Sandusky County has to offer. Located close to Ohio's "Hot Spots" including Port Clinton, Marblehead, Put-in-Bay and Kelley's Island, and Cedar Point! Save BIG on your hotel lodging. ATTRACTIONS ARMSTRONG AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 800-860-0142 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org See a moon rock, two full-sized aircraft flown by Neil Armstrong, the Gemini VIII space capsule, artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission and more. COOKE-DORN HOUSE 877-734-1386 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Get a look at comfortable small-town life of the 1950s in the home of local industrialist Randolph Dorn and his wife, Estelle, built in 1844 for Civil War financier Jay Cooke's father. FALLEN TIMBERS BATTLEFIELD MEMORIAL PARK 800-860-0149 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org See monuments honoring Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne and the soldiers and American Indians who died in 1794 during the final battle of the Northwest Indian War. FORT AMANDA MEMORIAL PARK 844-306-3360 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Visit the monument at the site of Fort Amanda, a major supply depot for the American army during the War of 1812, and enjoy a walk along the river. FORT MEIGS 800-283-8916 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Explore the reconstructed War of 1812 log fort that's one of the largest in America and learn more about Ohio's critical role in the war in the adjacent education center. FORT RECOVERY MUSEUM AND MONUMENT 800-283-8920 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Explore the site of two battles between the U.S. Army and American Indians in the 1790s through reconstructed blockhouses, a stockade and museum. Visit the nearby monument. HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 800-998-7737 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Walk in the footsteps of Rutherford B. Hayes, a Civil War General, Ohio Governor and 19th President of the United States! Tour his restored mansion, walk the grounds of his estate, Spiegel Grove and explore the nation's FIRST presidential library and museum. INDIAN MILL 800-600-7147 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Visit the nation's first museum of milling, in an 1861 mill built on the site of a mill erected for the Wyandotte Indians. Learn the story of milling from ancient times to the present. NORTHWEST MEMBERS

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