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June-2 Teens and a Mom

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June-2 Teens and a Mom

Will be doing a "girls weekend" just me and my two teenage daughters.

Friday will be spent in Hocking Hills hiking, rock climbing, canopy walks etc.

Saturday we will be seeing Tecumseh in the evening but I want to find some activities to fill our day beforehand. We wont have to leave until about 4:30pm to get to our dinner/show reservation on time.

What can we do between 8am and 4:30pm on Saturday? (no mall shopping)

Edited: 26 April 2010, 04:25
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1. Re: June-2 Teens and a Mom

The Franklin Park Conservatory www.fpconservatory.org is a nice place to spend an hour or two in Columbus.

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2. Re: June-2 Teens and a Mom

Columbus is going to be out of your way between Hocking Hills and Tecumseh-- Maybe stay in the area and explore Logan instead? Some antique and craft shops. No malls :) More hand made type items. Tecumseh is just outside of Chillicothe. I am not familiar with that town tho-- maybe do a search and see if there's anything of interest to you in Chillicothe so you will be close to the Tecumseh site?

Some Indian mound parks in Chillicothe if that sort of thing interests you?


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Greetings. There are some shopping opportunities in the Logan/Hocking area (especially antiques). Here are a couple links:



There's also Gen William T. Sherman's House in nearby Lancaster, but that doesn't really sound like girls getaway type of thing.

There's enough stuff in Hocking Hills State Park to do for a couple of days also.

A lot of accomodations in Hocking Hills have hot tubs. Just spend some time soaking.


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4. Re: June-2 Teens and a Mom

Change of plans:

Friday- Will spend day and sleep the night in Chillicothe. Various activities and Tecumseh.

Saturday-Will travel over to Logan. Various activities in Hocking Hills planned. Stay the night.

Sunday- Will travel over to Columbus on way home to spend the day. So we need activities in Columbus on a Sunday.


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5. Re: June-2 Teens and a Mom

I would also recommend Franklin Park Conservatory. Other ideas: the Columbus Museum of Art, or the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (or Zoombezi Bay).


www.columbusmuseum.org (free on Sundays)


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If you stick to Columbus on a Sunday, tour the OSU campus, especially the new student union building and the renovated main library; explore Short North; tour the Ohio Statehouse and museum; Easton Town Center is a shopping mecca, but similar to Legacy Village/Beachwood Mall; German Village -- have brunch at Lindey's, walk through Schiller Park, visit the Book Loft; the Columbus Zoo is rated as one of the nation's best; definitely go to a Jeni's ice cream parlor (there's one on High St.).

As alternative, visit Muskingum County -- Longaberger, "the Wilds."

BTW, in Chillicothe, consider visiting the Adena Mansion and Gardens.


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7. Re: June-2 Teens and a Mom

I thought Tecumseh did not open until June 11 or is there something special on the 2nd? If it is open Tecumseh is a great drama.

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