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National Road Zane Grey Museum

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Address: 8850 East Pike, Norwich, OH 43767
Phone Number: 8007522602
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This is an amazing Museum. They have a miniature display of the areas as the National Road was being constructed, how it was constructed, and it's history. There are numerous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Diana C
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Abilene, Kansas
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Abilene, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing Museum. They have a miniature display of the areas as the National Road was being constructed, how it was constructed, and it's history. There are numerous wagons, carriages, and automobiles. The Zane Grey exhibits were such memorable displays of the time period and a great authors fascinating life. Now I will read his novels, which my... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a big fan of the Zane Grey novels. I have a collection of over 60 of them, so this museum was right up my alley. The National Road section of the museum was very informative. We stayed at a nice motel right across the road, too.

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Thank ageb77
Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After driving through Janesville for years, my wife and i stopped and visited the National Road Zane Grey Museum. It was well worth the stop and visit. We learned about the development of the National Road, its challenges and the accommodations required to support the movement west of people and livestock. Additionally there was the Zane Grey component, what a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

You get three museums for one stop here just west of Norwich, Ohio (exit 164 off of I-70, about an hour - 65 miles - east of Columbus). When you get off the Interstate, don't be fooled! Travelling east a very short distance on U.S. 40 (which lies atop the old National Road) you will see Zane Grey Road on... More 

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Thank etweeden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

On our most recent visit to the national Road we witness the installation of the trail of trees. This is a display of over 30 Christmas trees, helping with the installation were 12 Chinese students from Muskingum University.

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Thank Richard D
Barberton, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The National Road, Zane Grey, and pottery are all covered in this wonderful museum. The best thing about it is the docents. They LOVE what they do. If you like, they'll guide you through the entire museum and tell you all you want to know, and then some. Closing time the day we were there was 4:00, and yet the... More 

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Thank Martha K
United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This museum is divided into three sections: one section dedicated to the historic national road (US 40), another dedicated to Zane Grey, and a third dedicated to art pottery manufactured in Ohio. The whole museum was really interesting and offered so much information about the area. If you're in the area, it's worth a stop.

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Thank AAHolt
Zanesville,OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This museum museum depicts the building of America's first road as we entered our westward expansion phase. The National Road basically parallels the current US route I-70.The museum depicts the building and features of the road especially as it moves through Ohio. There are examples of the vehicles and craftsmen who populated the road. In addition there is a history... More 

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Thank lledford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

The staff was really friendly and welcoming. My grand daughter is 4 and they asked her questions and made her feel good about going. It was a fun time for us.

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Thank Carol M
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great place to visit - a lot of information available about how the Route was developed to make it easier for west bound traveling along with many historic items - conastoga wagon, model T - just to name a few as well as a lot of history about Zane Grey

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