Local Area Attractions Near Butler / Mohican KOA Journey
Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting - Loudonville on the Mohican River
There are several liveries within minutes of the campground. You can make reservations at the office to avoid the lines. Float gently down the river and relax while enjoying the scenery, share time with family and friends, splash and swim, picnic on the shore - The Mohican River is Ohio's premier river destination.
Amish Country - Holmes County and Vicinity
Although Ohio's Amish live the simple life, traveling the country roads by horse and buggy, visitors to Amish country can still see the sights from the comfort of their cars. Large, white-painted farmhouses are scattered across the green fields. Rows of handmade dresses and work pants hang to dry in the sun. Barefoot boys wearing suspenders stroll alongside the road. In nearby Berlin you can sample great Amish cooking, tour the many shops and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
The Kokosing Gap Trail is a 13.2 mile paved trail from Mt. Vernon to Danville. This shady trail runs along the Kokosing River and through a wooded ravine, wetlands and scenic farmland.
Richland B. & O. Trail - An 18.3 mile paved trail from Butler to Mansfield that runs through picturesque farmland and crosses the Clear Fork Mohican river five times.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Lexington
This 2.4-mile road course boasts six national and international motorsports events during its season. Fans can roam the 330-acre facility, spread a blanket on one of the grassy mounds, and enjoy the races. See www.midohio.com for more information.
Malabar Farm State Park - Lucas
Malabar Farm is the 914 acre estate of famous Ohio author and conservationist Louis Bromfield. Tour the Big House, dine in the Malabar Inn Restaurant, purchase fresh produce from Malabar Farm market and admire the view from atop Mt. Jeez. For more information, visit www.malabarfarm.org.
Mohican State Park and Forest
Mohican State Park and the adjacent state forest are located in the heart of Mohican Country...Ohio's best vacation region. The park is comprised of 1,110 acres with 5 miles of the scenic Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River running through it. The Mohican Memorial State Forest surrounds the park with 4,795 acres. The recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, hunting, and bridle trails.
Ohio Dreams - Butler
Ohio Dreams is a facility and an experience unlike anything else. One that serves up not just a couple of treats, but the entire candy store - from skateboarding and inline skating, to BMX (Race, True Street and Trails), mountain biking, ski and snowboard freeride water ramp training (in the bubble aerated pool), wakeboarding, wakeskating, and waterskiing. Here, you'll find the facilities, tools, staff and knowledge to feed all your action passions in one place so you can learn, improve and achieve your dream! Visit www.ohiodreams.com for more information.
Amish and Mennonite Cultural Heritage Center - Berlin
See why our people live the way they do! Half-hour interpretive tour of stunning 265' mural-in-the-round depicting Amish/Mennonite history, plus video presentation, and the area's best selection of Amish/Mennonite books, an art gallery, and unique gift shop. For more information, go to www.behalt.com.
Ohio State Reformatory - Mansfield
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 nation Register of Historic Places, tour admissions are applied directly to the preservation of the building. Not handicapped accessible. See www.mrps.org for more details.
Richland Carousel Park - Mansfield
Features the first new hand carved wooden carousel to be built since the early 1920s with fifty-two beautiful animals and two chariots. An indoor facility that is accessible to the handicapped. For more information visit www.richlandcarrousel.com.
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Located on the headwater of the Clearfork River, the marsh and old growth forest offers great birding and hiking opportunities. A visitor's center, outdoor display area for birds of prey and a walk through songbird aviary are among its attractions.There is no admission fee for the Sanctuary. 419-884-4295. For details, see www.ohiobirdsanctuary.com.
Kingwood Center Mansion and Gardens - Mansfield
Free admission. 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. Visit www.kingwoodcenter.org for more information.
Living Bible Museum - Mansfield
Witness the Holy Bible come to life before your very eyes. Fifty-nine life-sized dioramas accompanied with special effects and an audio text will provide for you an experience you will never forget. Also included at the museum are: 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. See www.livingbiblemuseum.org for more information.
Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center - Ashland
Outdoor amphitheater offers entertainment, activities and a museum focusing on Johnny's life and area history.
Atmosphere and location:
Butler Mohican KOA is a beautiful, quiet, family oriented campground located in scenic Mohican country. Escape into the quiet serene beauty of the countryside to relax. Areas for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, golfing and horseback riding are just minutes away.