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Nice piece of Ohio history

Stopped to see the Hope furnace and learn more about iron ore and all that it entails. Decided to... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
West Chester, Ohio
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Great piece of Appalachia history

There is not much to do here and the Hope Iron Furnace is about all there is to see along with some... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Columbus, Ohio
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Oct 21, 2018
“Nice piece of Ohio history”
Dec 11, 2018
“Hope Iron Furnace”
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great piece of history. Enjoy, as it is disappearing quickly. Takes you on a trip back in time, reflect and enjoy the time with family and friends. Take a hike and look around at what is there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sherrisnyder1965
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped to see the Hope furnace and learn more about iron ore and all that it entails. Decided to do a little hiking on the trail near the furnace. What a beautiful piece of Ohio. Walked along the lake and found some nice rock overhangs....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronniem310
Reviewed October 21, 2017

There is not much to do here and the Hope Iron Furnace is about all there is to see along with some posts about the history of the Furnace and the area. However, if you are a person who appreciates history, being there is worthwhile....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BZTraveling
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Stop briefly and see this history on your way from the parking lot to the Hope Furnace trail around the lake (3.2 miles, connecting with Habron Hollow trail 1.5 miles) on St. Rte 278, just before the Lake Hope State Park lodge entrance, across from...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Hope Iron Furnace looks sort of like a backyard fireplace or chimneya on steroids. It is amazing to think that this was only part of a large industrial complex that produced iron here more than a century and a half ago. It also seems like...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Stopped here bc we have seen it several times driving by. Took lots of pictures and read some of the signage. It is an interesting piece of history in the State of Ohio. Must see stop if you are interested in the history of ironworks.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lindahF8345OC
Reviewed July 14, 2017

We always check out the furnace when visiting Lake Hope. It is so amazing to see this piece of history still standing tall. To think that all the area woods were gone to fuel this these furnaces is staggering.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mrslljp
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

If you want to know more about the local history it with a stop in. Well documented and interesting. If you just want to take a quick stop and stretch. Its worth a stop in. If neither of those are on your agenda drive by...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Marcie L
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

This is actually a really cool place to visit. The story behind the iron visit is truly amazing. If you go during the day there are some walking trails you can go on as well.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 264megf
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I don't find the particular Furnace as that interesting but the hiking that starts from that point is great. There's two loops one south of the road and the continuation of it north. A great hike and/or overnight camping trip for a weekend, especially in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Robb J
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