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National Road Zane Grey Museum

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Address: 8850 East Pike, Norwich, OH 43767
Phone Number: +1 800-752-2602
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Spend an hour, learn a lot!

If you're looking for a place to cool off in the A/C in the summer, put this high on your list! Adults will learn as much as the kids, and you'll have fun in the process. The tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 26, 2016
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

If you're looking for a place to cool off in the A/C in the summer, put this high on your list! Adults will learn as much as the kids, and you'll have fun in the process. The tour guides are friendly and informative, and you'll learn a great deal about the National Road as its put into the context of... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

What do you do for museums when you are in a small town with a couple of claims to fame? Make one museum that honors both. At least that's what the good citizens did in Norwich, Ohio. That's why we have the National Road and Zane Gray Museum. The National Road was America's first highway. The idea was to build... More 

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Genoa City, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

How did they build the National Road? What was life like for those who traveled on the National Road? Find out the answers to these and many other questions at the National Road and Zane Grey Museum near Zanesville, Ohio. Informed guides will explain how the road was constructed and show you historical artifacts, including an original Conestoga Wagon. Also,you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This museum has a two-fold purpose. The first is to promote the history of the National Road / Route 40 in Ohio. The other is to promote the history of author Zane Grey who was born and grew up in nearby Zanesville, OH. I don't know much about Zane Grey (although the museum definitely sparked my interest). I do know... More 

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Abilene, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Barberton, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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