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National Road Zane Grey Museum

8850 East Pike, Norwich, OH 43767
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- May 9, 2014
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Meade, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We came here on our way home from our vacation and are thankful we did. The museum features three sections: The National Road, Zane Grey, and Art Pottery. The National Road section features many dioramas depicting the history of the National Road. It has many well done enlarged photos of the road through the years. The actual automobiles on display... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The museum tells the story about Zane Grey, a writer of western related books and stories that were read and published near and afar. You will also learn the history of the national road and what it was like to travel along the road back in the early 1800s. The museum is part of the dozens of facilities across the... More

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169 reviews 169 reviews
55 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were set to go to the Wilds near Zanesville and had some time to spend before so we found this museum. We vaguely knew who he was, but it was very interesting- very small museum. Zane Grey wrote a lot of the first American Western stories and became the first millionaire writer. It also had a museum of the... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

This small space focusing on three topics unique to the area. Zane Grey his father the national road tracer. And the poetry collection (ornamental ) famous for the area. Take your time sit and watch video. The ZANES father and grandfather were famous. Remember Zanesville was Not named after Zane Grey the writer.

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Boardman, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I enjoyed the National Road part of this museum the most. The dioramas showing the various phases of the road were neat to look at & give you a sense of what a major undertaking it was during the 1800s. The other parts of the museum seemed thrown in to take up space- I didn't spend much time looking at... More

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Kenton, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

The guide was very knowledgeable. We liked the National road part better than Zane Gray because we have not read much of his works. It is very well done and the girl who greeted us was so friendly. She gave us a little map of areas of the National road that have been preserved in the area and we hunted... More

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Zanesville, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I've been there several times taking family visitors. It's just a nice day trip and get some history of the area at the same time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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140 reviews 140 reviews
84 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stopped because it was on our way, but got more than we expected. The museum itself is well done. But the tour with "Kat" was fantastic. Her enthusiasm and knowledge were great. She even gave us a map so that we could drive on a part of the original national road and see the 'S' bridge nearby. It was... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

If you're in the area - or even driving through and willing to take time for a short detour [it's just off interstate 70 at exit 164] - this is definitely worth a visit. We visited on a summer morning, arriving shortly after the museum opened, and thus were lucky to have it to ourselves for the first hour. We... More

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