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Not only does this museum provide the history of the National Road (US40 thru OH, IN, IL) and Zane Grey, there is also a wonderful display of Ohio art pottery, which I was not expecting. Good info and artifacts from National Road and Zane Grey....More
Just off I-70 is an inviting and informative museum that give you a feel for the way our highway system developed. It fun and I left feeling grateful for the hard work of past generations of Americans. I also learn a lot about the life...More
Enjoyed learning abt the history of the highway, the writer, Zane Grey, & a little about the pottery that made the area famous.. Never knew abt the highway. What made it more special was having a tour guide which gave extra tidbits abt the history....More
We had the pleasure of meeting Becky Travis as she took us around the museum. She was a wealth of information concerning the construction of the National Road (US-40). The diorama depicting its construction showed the Headley Inn where we were staying. Built in the...More
My husband had read a Zane Gray novel so when we saw the sign on I70 we stopped at the museum. It is about 3 mintute off the interstate. The Zane Gray part of the museum was interesting but the National Road part was a...More
On the way to Michigan decided to stop and check out the museum. Upon entering we met a volunteer, Jerry, who spent about 15 minutes sharing with us his knowledge of the opening of the West by the early American settlers. He was engaging and...More
During his time Zane Grey was one of the top five authors in the globe. With hundreds of movies and books to his name this little museum just a few miles east of Zanesville has preserved a lot of the history of the time including...More
I've been driving past for years and never had the time to stop. Highway 40/The National Road/The National Pike was America's first "superhighway" and meant to get people out west to settle. This time my wife jiggled the schedule so we'd pass it just after...More
We were so fortunate to get Jerry as our personal tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and we were extremely interested. (Some people come through and just take a self-guided tour, but they miss so much extra information and knowledge.)
The first section of the...More
Been past this museum many times but finally stopped. One of the many old roads that helped shape our history . Like Route 66 the National Rd went from Vandalia Ohio to Cumberland, MD.
We had a great overall tour guide. A very cool diorama...More
Zanesville was named for Ebenezer Zane, who won a commission from Congress to construct a new rout to the west. The road or "Trace" followed the path that earlier Native Americans and animals used. It was named Zane's... More
Zanesville was named for Ebenezer Zane, who won a commission from Congress to construct a new rout to the west. The road or "Trace" followed the path that earlier Native Americans and animals used. It was named Zane's Trace. This road went from Zanesville to Marysville. Zane Grey was born in Zanesville but the town is not named after him. The spelling of Zane's last name was originally with an A. Gray. He changed it to separate himself from his father, who he did not get along with.