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National Road Zane Grey Museum

Address: 8850 East Pike, Norwich, OH 43767
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Museums
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Fresno, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The diorama of the Nat'l rd worth its weight in gold. So much to see in each section, and a bit of humor throughout. Too bad they did not have a booklet of the diorama. The person/s who made it was extremely talented!

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
75 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Mrs. Too and Ben have had a long-standing interest in the National Highway, since the beginnings of it pass quite near our home. There is apparently quite a resurgence of interest in this early passage across the continent, and its history and importance are showcased here in an intriguing and enlightening manner. At the entrance to the museum, there is... More 

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Richwood, West Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were visiting friends in Zanesvillle, OH and they suggested we all go to the museum including their two grand daughters ages six and 12.. Our guide was a retired professor who gave us a wonderful, imaginative tour explaining as we went along about the building of the National Road. The little figures in the lighted displays are very detailed... More 

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Meade, Kansas
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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
63 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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57 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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