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OHIO 2017

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68 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 TUSCARAWAS COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 800-527-3387 traveltusc.com Contact: Tiffany Gerber tgerber@traveltusc.com We are part of Ohio's Amish region and home to many historic villages, unique and quirky museums (think funerals, sweep- ers, lanterns and trains). We have railroad heritage, Victorian home experiences and recreation such as canoeing, hiking and zip lining. We have theater experiences including a comedy barn, outdoor historic drama, state-of-the-art performing arts center and the brand new Ohio Star Theater. Don't forget the wine, cheese and chocolate trail! Less than two hours from Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh. We are home to small towns and BIG stories! VISIT CANTON 800-552-6051 visitcanton.com Contact: Mary Vlahos maryv@visitcanton.com Home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Village, National First Ladies Library and McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. Discover an eclectic and walkable cultural district, endless shopping highlighted by charming Hartville - a one-stop shop and dine location, unique museums, factory tours, and bountiful dining and culinary experiences. WAYNE COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 800-362-6474 wccvb.com Contact: Martha Starkey mstarkey@wccvb.com Wayne County is part of the world's larg- est Amish community. We are home to Lehman's, the J.M. Smucker Company Store, P. Graham Dunn Retail Gallery and the Ohio Light Opera. Shop downtown Wooster, with the Everything Rubbermaid Store, unique shops and delectable restaurants. Contact us for new experiential tours. YOUNGSTOWN LIVE - MAHONING COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 800-447-8201 youngstownlive.com Contact: Tara Mady tara@youngstownlive.com Located midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh and New York and Chicago, Youngstown is an ideal destination for your next group tour. Stroll through lovely Fellows Riverside Gardens, explore historic Lanterman's Mill, and roam The Butler Institute of American Art. Discover great wineries, group-friendly dining options, and plenty of shopping. ATTRACTIONS ALIEN VACATION MINI GOLF 330-721-1224 alienvacationminigolf.com Contact: Dana Klaus klaus@castlenoel.com AURORA FARMS PREMIUM OUTLETS 330-562-2000 premiumoutlets.com Contact: Kyle Hersh khersh@simon.com Aurora Farms Premium Outlets is home to 70 designer and brand name outlet stores, including Coach, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, The North Face and more. Shopping that's always worth the trip. BERLIN FARMSTEAD RESTAURANT 330-893-4600 derdutchman.com Contact: Nancy Weaver nweaver@derdutchman.com Located in the heart of Ohio Amish Country, our group-friendly Family-Style and Buffet service for banquets supports the tradition of fellowship at the table. Groups of all sizes are served hot, freshly prepared foods quickly and efficiently, so they can make the most of their time together at the table. Come gather around our tables! CARLISLE GIFTS, WALNUT CREEK 330-893-2535 carlislegifts.com Contact: Jennifer Berg jberg@carlislegifts.com Located right across the street from Der Dutchman Walnut Creek is Carlisle Gifts. Here you'll find fashionable clothing, beauti- ful jewelry, home decor, designer-original florals and more. Explore every nook and cranny at your own pace. Handicap accessi- ble. Open Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check website for seasonal hours. CASTLE NOEL 330-721-6635 castlenoel.com Contact: Dana Klaus klaus@castlenoel.com DER DUTCHMAN RESTAURANT, WALNUT CREEK 330-893-2981 derdutchman.com Contact: Linda Miller lmiller@derdutchman.com The slower pace, simpler life, and pastoral setting of Walnut Creek are an almost irre- sistible draw for groups seeking a peaceful place to relax, reconnect, or be productive. Experience genuine hospitality, high quality, and value-added service extended by Der Dutchman Restaurant and the Carlisle Inn. DUTCH VALLEY GIFTS AND THE COOP 330-852-4926 dutchvalleygifts.com Contact: Andrea Erb aerb@dutchvalleygifts.com Dutch Valley Gifts and The Coop earns its keep by offering an elegant selection of fine gifts, fashionable boutique items and jewelry, gracious accessories for home and garden, kitchen gadgets, lighting and more. Located on the Dutch Valley cam- pus. Handicap accessible. Open Monday– Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check web- site for seasonal hours. DUTCH VALLEY MARKET 330-852-2631 dutchvalleymarket.com Contact: Dan Kane dkane@dhgroup.com Fresh meats, turkeys, hams, cheeses, our own smoked sausage, Der Dutchman jams and jellies, spices and pantry items, gift boxes and more. Take home a taste of the country! Located on the Dutch Valley campus. Handicap accessible. Open Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check website for seasonal hours. DUTCH VALLEY RESTAURANT AND BAKERY 330-852-4627 derdutchman.com Contact: Carol Miller cjmiller@dhgroup.com Dutch Valley Campus is located minutes from I-77 in Sugarcreek, "The Gateway to Ohio Amish Country". At Dutch Valley Restaurant groups appreciate our family- or banquet-style meals that feature hearty portions of Amish Kitchen Cooking and genuine hospitality. It's tradition you can taste. Come gather around our tables! FLANNERY'S PUB 216-781-7782 flannerys.com Contact: Sean O'Donnell sodflannery1@sbcglobal.net Flannery's Irish Pub has been a Cleveland landmark since 1997. Renowned for our perfect pint, great comfort food, and the friendliest staff in Cleveland, Flannery's is called home by all who visit. We have private party rooms and can host parties of any size. FORT LAURENS 800-283-8914 ohiohistory.org Contact: Mallory Skrobot mskrobot@ohiohistory.org Explore the site of Ohio's only Revolutionary War fort, built in 1778 as a wilderness out- post, and visit a museum that tells the story of soldiers on the frontier. GERVASI VINEYARD 330-497-7000 gervasivineyard.com Contact: Nichole Cardinale ncardinale@gervasivineyard.com Experience Gervasi Vineyard, a beautiful, upscale Tuscan-themed, winery located in the heart of Canton, Ohio featuring award- winning wines, private winery and vineyard tours, tastings and wine pairings, boutique shopping, upscale luxurious villa suites and exceptional cuisine at our upscale Italian Bistro, or casual Crush House bar and eat- ery. Group-friendly. GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM 216-862-8803 greaterclevelandaquarium.com Contact: Joe Prada jprada@greaterclevelandaquarium.com The Greater Cleveland Aquarium features a 230,000 gallon shark tank and two interac- tive touch pools. The Aquarium is a fun and engaging experience for all groups. The over- all visit takes approximately 1.5 hours, so it is a perfect destination for pairing with other attractions or restaurants in a day visit. HARTVILLE COLLECTIBLES 330-877-2172 hartvillecollectibles.com Contact: Marjorie Hershberger mhershberger@hartvillecollectibles.com Don't let the name fool you. In addition to a wide variety of collectibles and one-of-a- kind keepsakes, we also feature a beautiful array of women's fashion accessories, like the latest designer jewelry and handbags, as well as clothing and other unique items to brighten your wardrobe. HARTVILLE HARDWARE 330-877-3631 hartvillehardware.com Contact: Christa Domer cdomer@hartvillehardware.com Unique features include an 1850 square foot Made in the USA Idea House, which was almost entirely constructed of products made in the USA and products that are in stock daily at the store. Along the back of the Kitchen & Bath area is a four-house facade that houses a showroom for inspira- tion for the builder and re-modeler alike. HARTVILLE KITCHEN 330-877-9353 hartvillekitchen.com Contact: Mara Rudolph mrudolph@hartvillekitchen.com Our cozy, comfortable dining room was designed to enhance your dining experi- ence. Although we can seat 440 guests, we provide ample space between tables. Whether your group is large or small, there's a place for you at our table.

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