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Ohio’s Hueston Woods State Park Unveils New and Improved Facilities

State offi­cials and local vol­un­teer groups cel­e­brated a vari­ety of improve­ments at Hueston Woods State Park with rib­bon cut­ting and ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­monies on Wednesday, accord­ing to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Ozone Zipline Adventures takes you to new heights in Ohio

The Midwest’s largest zipline tour, Ozone Zipline Adventures, reopens for the sea­son on April 1. Much like zipline tours in exotic des­ti­na­tions, Ozone Zipline Adventures is an eco-adventure that com­bines the thrills of fly­ing through the tree­tops at heights of 200 feet above the val­ley floor, with out­door recre­ation, envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion and his­tor­i­cal awareness.

Missouri Travel Sites Rich in African-American History

Dred Scott. George Washington Carver. Scott Joplin. Buck O’Neil. You might be famil­iar with the names, but have you been to the cour­t­house where Scott, a slave, sat after he suc­cess­fully sued to earn his free­dom? Have you walked the grounds where Carver devel­oped his love for agri­cul­ture? Can you hear the music play as you imag­ine Joplin sit­ting at his piano and com­pos­ing “The Entertainer” or pic­ture what O’Neil’s accom­mo­da­tions might have been like for road games? If you answered “no” to these ques­tions, it’s time for a visit to Missouri, a state rich in African-American cul­ture and a great loca­tion to learn about the peo­ple who strug­gled to gain free­dom, fought to make con­tri­bu­tions to soci­ety, put their own stamp on a gen­er­a­tion and sim­ply wanted to get in the game. The Old Courthouse in St. Louis, www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/och.htm plays an impor­tant role in the his­tory of African-Americans in Missouri and in American history.

Dred Scott. George Washington Carver. Scott Joplin. Buck O’Neil. You might be famil­iar with the names, but have you been to the cour­t­house where Scott, a slave, sat after he suc­cess­fully sued to earn his free­dom? Have you walked the grounds where Carver devel­oped his love for agri­cul­ture? Can you hear the music play as you imag­ine Joplin sit­ting at his piano and com­pos­ing “The Entertainer” or pic­ture what O’Neil’s accom­mo­da­tions might have been like for road games? If you answered “no” to these ques­tions, it’s time for a visit to Missouri, a state rich in African-American cul­ture and a great loca­tion to learn about the peo­ple who strug­gled to gain free­dom, fought to make con­tri­bu­tions to soci­ety, put their own stamp on a gen­er­a­tion and sim­ply wanted to get in the game. The Old Courthouse in St. Louis, www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/och.htm plays an impor­tant role in the his­tory of African-Americans in Missouri and in American history.

Kids Warm up to Cold Weather Fun in Kentucky

Waiting for warmer weather to plan week­end get­aways with fam­ily and kids? Just because winter’s here doesn’t mean you and yours can’t strike out on a week­end get­away or snow day vaca­tion and ward off cabin fever. Kentucky has so many des­ti­na­tions that fit the bill even bet­ter dur­ing win­ter months so you can save all those spring and sum­mer breaks to get out­side! Roads are cleared so unplug the TV or com­puter and get on the road to plenty of indoor fun and enter­tain­ment for the whole gang.

Family-Friendly and Free In Missouri

It’s more and more dif­fi­cult to stretch a dol­lar these days, and there’s noth­ing harder to deal with than bored kids who just want “some­thing to do.” Well, there are lots of things to do in Missouri that don’t cost a dime and will keep the kids happy and occu­pied. You just need to know where to find them.