Last week we embarked upon a ten day – ten state road trip along US23/I-95 which included several states throughout the Midwest and the Southeast. We filmed our travels to share with you via our YouTube channel, but I also wanted to share some of the more memorable roadside attractions we found along the way here on our blog.
One of the things we love in regard to road trip traveling is the freedom to make memorable stops along the way to our destinations – in fact, road traveling creates an understanding that the entire trip is the destination and not merely the end point. Throughout our journeys, road trip traveling has allowed us to make some pretty unique discoveries – and on the first day of our ten state road trip we spent quite a lot of time driving through the state of Ohio. Here are just a few of the awesome and unique places we found during this adventure.
Fun & Free Roadside Finds | Road Tripping Through Ohio
Scioto Park – Limestone Monument of Chief Leatherlips
One of the first stops we made along our Ohio trek was a visit to this 218 acre park which overlooks the Scioto River in Dublin, Ohio.
Find it: Scioto Park : 7377 Riverside Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016 USA
Amenities: This park is a great place to take a break during a road trip because it offers clean bathroom facilities, picnic tables to eat a meal at, a playground area overlooking the river and a giant head monument which you can climb upon to get a great views of the surrounding landscape.
History: The monument is said to stand over 12 feet tall and was designed as a monument to Chief Leatherlips – a Wyandot American Indian leader of the late 18th century.
Retro McDonald’s Photo Op
Find it: 7806 East State Route 37, Sunbury, OH
Amenities: This fun sign sits off to the side of a fully functional McDonalds. Nearby there are picnic tables and a river. Photo opportunity.
History: There is no information available at this time.
Cost: Free – unless you want to purchase food while you’re there.
Field of Concrete Corn
Find it: Rings Rd & Frantz Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Amenities: Fun Photo Op – consists of 109 concrete ears of corn set up in a field.
History: Completed in 1994 – public art. Known to the locals as “Cornhenge”.
All of these things we found along our on day drive through Ohio. Be sure to follow along with the rest of our travels and watch for our next stop as we embark upon Saint Augustine, Florida.
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Do you know of some other fun stops to make in Ohio? Tell us about them in the comments! We’re always looking for a new adventure!