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Springfield, Ohio is the middle point of the National Road running from Maryland to Missouri. Many historic attractions are being or are restored.
"The Heritage Center" is the circa 1880 former City Hall. The block-long structure now houses one of the premier regional museums in the country. Their website is heritagecenter.us. To the west of the heritage center is the "Pennsylvania House" a newly restored stagecoach inn that was once the stopping off point for the Western frontier. To the east is the "Westcott House" a restored Frank Lloyd Wright style prarie house. More history sets out west of Springfield at "George Rogers Clark Park" the largest Revolutionary war battle west of the Alleghenies was fought around the park. Springfield was also a major industrial center around the turn of the century and enjoys two historic districts.
A great tip is to get off I 70 and follow Rt 40 through Ohio when ever you can. Many communities are begining to recognize their heritage.You can discover many great places to eat and shop on the way!