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    Ohio, Anyone? [Temp 1]

    I might have started this post on the regular thread, but since I can't get to it....

    I'm headed off to the Ohio Riviera (Cincinnati) at the end of the week. Since it looks like the cheapest flight is over $500, I think I'll be driving. Does anybody have any thoughts of what to see along the way (I'll be taking I-74) or around Cincinnati? I will probably take in Columbus, IN.
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    Where will you be getting on to 74? In Indianapolis? If you are going through Chicagoland on 90/94 and then south on 65 to Indy, you might try:

    Lafayette, IN: If you like Big 10 campuses, Purdue is worth stopping to see. Everything is red brick. The depot redevelopment and the renovated historic downtown are nice.
    Indianapolis: More than you can see in a few hours. I have yet to visit the NCAA Hall of Champions, but I hear it's cool. The ArtsGarden downtown is worth checking out, as is the new canal development. Rocky Ripple neighborhood north of downtown is very cool and a good place to find a restaurant.

    Columbus is supposed to very interesting, but I've never been there. I've also been told that Lawrenceburg is an interesting place to see what riverboat gambling can do for a small town. Have a great time.
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    Columbus is supposed to have great public and private gardens, even though it may be the wrong time of year to see them.
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    I'll be heading down I-39 to I-74 to avoid Chicago. Although a few miles longer, it will take less time. I did some work for an evil company siting a few stores in Indianapolis, and am familiar with Purdue from many trips there. The opening night reception in Cincinnati is at the new museum, and I may make a trip out toward Ripley. I passed through when I was heading to Virginia a few years ago, and thought it had a great downtown. Does anybody know of other interesting small communities near there?
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Article on quirky things to see in Indiana.

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    If it's still open for the season, visit King's Island Amusement Park in the Cincinnati area. Lots of fun!!!
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    Originally posted by Big Easy King@Sep 8 2003, 01:11 PM
    If it's still open for the season, visit King's Island Amusement Park in the Cincinnati area. Lots of fun!!!
    I won't have time, since I am there for a conference. Besides, I won't have anyone to go with (my fellow economic developers may not eb the best people for that sort of thing). On the other hand, I just learned that Cincinnati has skywalks! Those are just as fun as an amusement park, right?
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    Take in the riverfront area of KY just across the river. They have done some great things. (But Newport was more exciting when the entire town was strip clubs and gambling joints.)

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    Strip clubs and gambling joints, now we're talking!
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    I hear Cleveland is supposed to rock. (Tee hee, too much Drew Carey)

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    Newport Aquarium - sharks worth seeing
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