Bob & Karen recommend that you put these on your "to do" list when living in or visiting Ohio!
Buying a house can be stressful, so be sure to take time to relax. Mt. Vernon is central to Ohio, so none of these are too far away!
Amusement Parks in Ohio
Cedar Point-- Cedar Point was declared the largest amusement park in the world, & is home to the largest, longest, fastest roller coaster, Millenium Force, travelling 92 mph, at a 310-foot drop at an 80-degree angle. Cedar Point contains 14 roller coasters, children's attractions, water rides, etc. There are a total of 68 rides...you couldn't do it all in only one day!
Paramount Kings Island--This park is home to famous thrill rides such as Son of Beast, Drop Zone, King Cobra, and more! Enjoy live stage productions, and be sure to take the kids to the kid-sized side of the park!
Six Flags-- (Formerly Sea World) Six Flags is nothing short of constant breath-taking entertainment. Six Flags theme parks span the globe bringing fun to more than 50 million guests across 8 countries and 2 continents. Visit the website to plan a day full of memories at any one of the 39 theme and water parks around the world.
Wyandot Lake--Click to see how Wyandot Lake has joined with Six Flags!
Columbus-- The Columbus Zoo is open all year long, so bring the kids & go visit the African Forest, Manatee Coast, the aquariam; and watch for Islands of Southeast Asia, Habitat Hollow, Reptiles, and Shores coming soon!
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo--Welcome to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo where thousands of animals from 7 continents roam the Zoo's 165 rolling wooded acres and 2 indoor acres of tropics - The RainForest. Take a virtual tour, learn about animals, find out about special events, sign up for a class, play a game, win prizes, buy gifts or become a member. You can do it all online!
Innis Wood-- Bring your camera and a loved one, & stroll through these lush flower gardens. Walk the paved trail through the woods, rest on the park benches, visit the pond, and enjoy the simple wildlife. The frangrance of roses & various flowers fill the air, and is sure to relax you.
Caverns & Nature
7 Caves-- Lodged in the deep woods of southeastern Ohio are The 7 Caves, lighted to easily read the plaques containing various information about each cave. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, & visit the gift shop before you leave! Phone: (937)365-1283
Olentangy Caverns-- Formed many years ago by the tremendous force of an underground river cutting through solid limestone, Olentangy Indian Caverns offer an exciting adventure. This geological wonder can be toured by descending 105 feet on foot to a world where time stands still.
Ohio Caverns-- Ohio Caverns is the largest and most beautiful of all Ohio Caves. Its exquisite crystal-white stalactite and stalagmite formations are nowhere to be found in greater profusion of artistic settings. The diversity of formations and unexcelled coloring are all the more interesting because the formations are still in the process of development so be sure to bring your camera to keep these memories.
Senaca Caverns-- Preserved close to its original natural state, Seneca Caverns is a unique and educational adventure which you will always remember. Click here to learn about these fascinating caverns!
Mohican State Park-- Bring the family, bring the tent, and wear good walking shoes! Mohican State Park contains several hiking trails; the Mohican River is open for canoeing, fishing, & swimming; and there are several designated camping sites. You are sure to have an unforgetable experience when you visit this 1,294-acre resort!
Hocking Hills-- The Hocking Hills region is home to 9 state parks, over 9000 acres of state forest land, part of the Wayne National Forest, contains 4 nature preserves and one of the largest metro parks in the state. Hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, rappelling, and bird watching are just a few of the activities visitors to the area enjoy.
The Kokosing Gap Trail-- If you're looking for a pleasant walking trail right in Mt. Vernon, this is exactly what you're looking for. The Kokosing Gap Trail is a paved, 14-mile recreational trail built on a former Pennsylvania Railroad line with endpoints in Mount Vernon and Danville, Ohio. Forests, wetlands, agriculture, villages, awesome flora, and wildlife make a great way to commune with nature and shape up at the same time!
Tecumseh!-- Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700's. Tecumseh! has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.
Blue Jacket--Flaming Arrows Light the Night Sky... and the roar of cannons is heard over the sound of thundering horse hooves as the Ohio Frontier comes to life. Witness the story of BLUE JACKET, a white man adopted by the Indians, who became War Chief of the Shawnee Indian Nation 200 years ago.
Trumpet in the Land-- This unforgettable production sweeps you back in history a time when Ohio was the western Frontier of America, to witness the founding of Ohio's first settlement, Schoenbrunn, in 1772.
City Center-- If shopping is your thing, then the City Center is your place. Columbus City Center is the urban fashion destination in an extended market of three million people. The centerís powerful customer draw is strengthened by the Ohio capitalís diverse economy and affluent communities near downtown.
Easton Marketplace-- You might as well get a hotel room! There's not enough time in one day to stroll through the available shopping! Didn't get a chance to see that movie when it was playing at your local cinema? That's OK, AMC at Easton is still playing it, along with the newest of new films! If you're hungry, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, and if you're ready for a good laugh, there are scheduled comediens to go see. Visit the site to see all the details!
Richland Mall--Located midway between Cleveland and Columbus in north central Ohio, Richland Mall is the largest shopping destination in its surrounding five-county region. The center features 70 mall specialty stores and is anchored by the region's four dominant department stores - Kaufmann's, Lazarus, Sears, and JCPenney. A six-unit food court was recently created from a expansion/renovation project completed in Spring 1998.
Northland Mall-- If you've got places to go & people to see, this is your choice. Many shops & small restaruants to choose from, you'll not leave for hours!
Eastland Mall-- "All the right shops...for all the right reasons!" "At the crossroads of fun and fashion."
Concerts and Shows
Gund Arena-- Seats over 20,000 people, the Gund Arena is the gathering place for all major traveling events in the Cleveland area. Recently staged Michael Flatley and the Feet of Flames troupe; upcoming events include Janet Jackson, Backstreet Boys, Rod Stewart, etc. Visit the site to acquire more details.
Polaris-- Catch up on the upcoming concerts and ticket information. Go to Levi's First Stage to see emerging artists. Never go hungry with all the available concession stands, many national food chains.
Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce-- Not sure what events are coming up in Mt. Vernon? This is the place to find out. For further information, you can send email to...