Local Area Attractions
People throughout the entire world know about Cedar Point. It's the number-one rated amusement park on the planet. This year Cedar Point will debut "Windseeker", a 30-story-tall swing ride. Windseeker will tower above everything around its location on the beach, rising almost as high as the Millennium Force roller coaster's giant first hill. The new WindSeeker will be a 301-foot-tall tower that will spin riders nearly 30 stories above the Lake Erie shoreline. At the top, the swings will be reaching speeds between 25-30 mph, flaring out almost 45 degreees from the tower. Every year more than three million people visit Cedar Point.
Miss Ohio Festival
The Miss Ohio Festival kicks off Miss Ohio Week. It is held the weekend prior to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant in downtown Mansfield in June. The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program will feature 29 young women from around the state of Ohio. Festival is heal June 10 - 18th.
Featuring ¼ mile go-kart track, miniature golf, batting cages, arcade, kids race track and play area.
Celeryville Vegetable Farms
Visit this 3,000-acre organic vegetable garden. View the reservoir, labor camps, greenhouses, celery and radish harvesting machines in action, radish packaging equipment and processing, packaging and loading all types of vegetables from June to September. OHIO Magazine judged them one of the best industrial tours in the state.
The Heritage Center Museum
A historical museum in the heart of Ohio depicting small town and rural life from the 1820's to the present, with Fate Root Heath Factory locomotives and Silver King tractors. The museum is located in Plymouth, just 10 minutes from the campground.
Kingwood is the 47-acre former estate of Charles K. King. The grounds are renowned for both their historic significance and the brilliant floral displays of the new gardens. The French Provincial mansion contains many rooms decorated with Mr. King's original furnishings and one of Ohio's outstanding horticultural libraries. An elegant greenhouse features year-round displays and plant sales. The extensive grounds offer opportunities for hiking and quiet isolation from vehicles.
The Living Bible Museum
Witness the Holy Bible come to life before your very eyes with 59 life-sized dioramas accompanied with special effects and an audio text will provide for you an experience you will never forget. The Museum also includes Miracles of the Old Testament, Ohio's only wax museum and the Christian Martyrs. A collection of rare Bibles, woodcarvings, and American Votive Folk Art are now on display. The museum is non-denominational; each tour is one hour in length and wheelchair accessible. Tour guides are provided.
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is located on the headwater of the Clearfork River in Mansfield, Ohio. The marsh and old growth forest offers great birding and hiking opportunities. Enjoy seeing birds up close at the birds of prey or by walking through the songbird aviary. The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is also a wildlife rehabilitation for native bird species. Groups can schedule "Falcon & Friends", a live bird presentation.
The Ohio Genealogical Society Library
This is a 10,000-volume genealogical library, primarily for Ohio family research, including census records, cemetery listings, Bible records, vertical files, manuscripts, newspapers, and lineage paper for First Families of Ohio.
The Ohio State Reformatory
With the cornerstone laid in 1886, this castle-like prison was designed as a reformatory for young offenders. Abandoned in 1990, the original cellblocks and administration areas remain intact. Four major motion pictures have been filmed on location including "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Air Force One". Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, tour admissions are applied directly to the preservation of the building. Not handicapped accessible.
Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival
The largest eating festival in Ohio, of German heritage, held the third full weekend of August.
Eric Grohe Murals
"Great American Crossroads" depicts many stories and scenes in the mural. The people and activities were chosen from various times throughout the last 100 years. Over 130 Bucyrus citizens modeled for the artist, 88 of whom can be found in the mural. The mural artist is Eric Grohe of Marysville, Washington. Also designed and painted by Eric Grohe during the summer and fall of 2001, "Liberty Remembers" honors veterans of all wars. The portraits of 284 Crawford County veterans flank Lady Liberty, who is embracing a dying soldier. During the painting of this mural, the events of September 11, 2001, unfolded. Immediately after, Eric painted a phrase on the banner which he taped to the mural and later incorporated in the painting. The phrase, "Our flag still waves. Her torch still shines," can be seen on the back arch of the monument. About 25 minutes from the campground.
Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Motorsports Park is a family owned business purchased by Bill Bader, Sr. in 1974 and run today by Bill Bader, Jr. Summit Motorsports Park (SMP) is located two miles east of the City of Norwalk, Ohio, at the intersection of State Routes 18 and 601. Family entertainment is SMP's core business, with nearly 500,000 visitors each year enjoying drag racing events from April through October. The schedule has grown from 24 events in 1974 to 90 events in 2009. Providing outstanding guest service, entertainment and fun with a focus on family entertainment is our mantra. Our two biggest races of the year, The Summit Racing Night Under Fire present by Amalie Motor Oil is July 5 9, 2012. You can purchase tickets to these or any of our events online