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Cambridge, OH

Cambridge has consistently been rated among one of the best small towns in the United States. Quite simply, Cambridge is an ideal destination for a fun and laid-back family vacation. The beautiful natural scenery, the friendly folks, and the family friendly personality of the town make it a no-hassle, no-worries place where everyone on the family vacation can bond and reconnect. Families can also rest assured that there is no high price tag attached to a Cambridge family vacation. The attractions are reasonably priced, and the family lodging options are not only affordable but also comfortable. Cambridge is often called the Crossroads of America, because of its serene Appalachian Mountain location. Family vacationers will have no shortage of things to do, with the famous Dickens Victorian Village, the Official Paul Bunyan Show and the outdoor recreational activities that are too numerous to list. Cambridge may be a small town, but the wealth of family vacation activities will impress travelers and make their Cambridge family vacation one of a kind.

Cambridge Historical Sites

For families who want to soak in a little history on their Cambridge family vacation, there are plenty of places to start. Family vacationers will discover that the historic sites in Cambridge range from cowboys to astronauts. Every person on the family vacation will find something to enjoy. The Hopalong Cassidy Museum is a fun and popular Cambridge museum for family vacationers. Located on Main Street in friendly and quaint downtown Cambridge, this museum tells the life and story of William Boyd, who portrayed the legendary cowboy on screen. Another Cambridge hometown hero that family vacationers can learn about is astronaut John Glenn. The John and Annie Glenn Historic Site showcases the life of the famous astronaut. The surrounding county of Cambridge, Guernsey County, will impress family vacationers with its rich depth of American history as well. A family drive along the National Road, Route 40, will take Cambridge family vacationers right through the heart of historic Guernsey County and past charming small towns, great shops and fun museums. For an introduction to Guernsey County history, however, family vacationers need never leave Cambridge. Downtown Cambridge is home to the Guernsey County Museum, which is a restored historic home and today contains collections of memorabilia and antiques, including an extensive collection of the pottery and glass that the county is known for. The Stone House Museum is another popular historic site for Cambridge family vacationers. Overlooking a beautiful lake, this former home of Benjamin Kennedy is located in Salt Fork State Park and was constructed of quarried native sandstone, making the architectural style unique and interesting.

Charles Dickens and Paul Bunyan

Cambridge family vacationers might not see a connection between these two very different famed men, but both can be discovered and enjoyed on a Cambridge family vacation. The Dickens Victorian Village is right in downtown Cambridge, but family vacationers will feel that they are whisked away into Victorian England. For Christmastime family vacations, the Cambridge Dickens Victorian Village comes alive. However, anytime of the year is a good time to enjoy this quaint and unique activity. All year long, the Dickens Welcome Center and the Ye Ole Curiosity Shoppe are open for family vacationers who will learn about Victorian England from costumed staff. The opportunity to see the creation of the intricate village is also available to family vacationers. On Saturdays, family vacationers will not want to miss the full tea serve in The SweeTea Pie Tea Boutique. During the holidays, family vacationers will be amazed by the holiday music and light show, the charming carriage rides, and the old fashioned carolers. There is no better way to have a fantastic holiday experience than a Cambridge family vacation! The Paul Bunyan Show is an annual Cambridge festival that, like the holiday Dickens village, is worth planning your family vacation around. Held in the fall, this great show features lumberjack demonstrations and entertainment as well as live competitions. A fantastic family barbeque is always part of the scene, as are lovely woodsy views.

Cambridge Outdoor Recreation

No family vacation is complete without stretching your legs and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. This is easy in family friendly Cambridge. Hunting, fishing, camping and golfing are all popular ways to enjoy the Cambridge outdoors on a family vacation. There are also lakes, state parks, and conservation facilities for family vacationers to discover. Close to Cambridge is the largest state park in Ohio, Salt Fork. Within Salt Fork State Park is twenty miles of horseback riding trails. Family vacationers will find that the park stables are affordable and fun options to get the whole family up on horseback. There are also fourteen hiking trails that range from easy to moderate in intensity. Family vacationers who want to take to the trails in the winter will find that the same trails that are so fun in the summer are perfect for snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter. There is also a golf course located inside the park that family vacationers with older children will enjoy. Seneca Lake, considered the cleanest lake in Ohio, is also within easy reach from your Cambridge family vacation lodging. Boating, swimming and picnicking on the picturesque lake shores are all popular activities for family vacationers. A unique Cambridge outdoor setting is The Wilds, a 9,000 acre conservation area that offers safaris and other wilderness adventures for family vacationers. And since Cambridge is a true family vacation destination for all seasons, The Wilds offers both summer and winter safaris. The Great Guernsey Trail is another low-key family vacation activity: this 12 mile paved path is perfect for Cambridge family vacationers who want to discover the wooded surroundings of Cambridge on either a bicycle or on foot.

Cambridge Family Activities

There are tons of ways that Cambridge visitors can fill the days of their family vacation. Something as simple as bowling at immense King Pin Lanes can be a fun and bonding experience on a Cambridge family vacation. Families who want to relax at the movies will find a modern movie theater in Cambridge, showing first run movies. One of the biggest ways to please the kids on a Cambridge family vacation is to take a spin on the Byesville Scenic Railway, which takes passengers back to the time when coal mining controlled the local economy. Stories and songs are always part of the show. There are often holiday specials that family vacationers will appreciate as well. The fall brings Fall Foliage Rides, where the surroundings are enhanced by gorgeous fall colors, and Spirit of Christmas train rides, where carols and special holiday activities make the train ride even more special for family vacationers. Christian family vacationers will not want to miss attending The Living Word Outdoor Drama, which is the only outdoor passion play in Ohio and has 400 panoramic sets and a recreation of Old Jerusalem. Families in Cambridge will also want to discover the rich history of glass in the area. The Glass Pass is a ticket to some of the most historic and interesting glass attractions in and around Cambridge. However, even without the pass, glass factories and glass museums are plentiful in the Cambridge area and always welcoming to family vacationers. Some Cambridge glass attractions include: The Degenhart Paperweight and Glass Museum, the National Museum of Cambridge Glass, and Mosser Glass Inc. All of these friendly places are worth a visit by interested family vacationers.

Cambridge is a fun and exciting family vacation destination. It is removed from the big cities which can exhaust and daunt families who are looking for a simple getaway. On a Cambridge family vacation, you can get away from it all, get back to nature, and enjoy a peaceful, charming town.


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Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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11077 E Blue Lake Rd
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho  83833
United States
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