What Are Some Things to Do in Zanesville, Ohio?


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Travelers to Zanesville, Ohio, can go horseback riding or ziplining at the Wilds, hiking at Dillon State Park, swimming at Lake Isabella, and strolling along the Village of Dresden. They can also tour the Roseville Historical Society Museum or the Nelson T. Gant Homestead and explore the Bush Valley Farm.

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The Wilds is a 14-square-mile conservation area that houses free-roaming cheetahs, giraffes and rhinos. People can zipline, go horseback riding or take a safari through the area and walk along the park's trails. Dillon State Park, Blue Rock State Park, Collegial Woods and McGraw Edison Recreational Area all offer visitors more outdoor opportunities. For instance, the 2,300-acre Dillon State Park offers hiking through rolling hills, sandstone cliffs and hardwood forests. The McGraw Edison Recreational Area offers 80 acres of biking and hiking trails, creeks and ponds.

Zanesville also offers culture and history through a number of museums, including the John and Annie Glenn Historic site, the home of one of the first astronauts. The Village of Dresden offers a museum, located in the old Hotel Wilbur, boutiques and dining areas. In addition, Zanesville visitors can catch a show at the Renner Theatre or view the world's largest basket, made in 1980.

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