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Old 03-11-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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What are the Things to do in Jackson Center Ohio

I'm going to Jackson center ohio to the airstream factory at the end of march 2014 what are some of the things to do in the area?
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There are several existing threads on the subject, scamp. Try this one:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...nt-116424.html
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And don't miss the Subway shop on main street. Fine cuisine, for sure.

Actually I had just been released, to begin walking, from a broken heel.

I was doing good to go through the factory tour with a cane.

Regardless of whether you stay at the plant (and your trailer), or find a motel, the tourist fare is challenging, to say the least.

Good luck!
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Stay warm while outside.

Actually depending on interests and schedule Ohio has lots to see. I'm an Ohio native but home is now SC.
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Bicycle & U.S. Air Force Museums

There really isn't much to to in and around Jackson Center, OH so bring some books! There is the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton OH (http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/) and the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen which is about 20 miles away (Bicycle Museum of America)

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If you are there for a few days you can get on the interstate and go to eastern ohio Amish country. Kings island amusement park north of Cincinnati if it is still there. Do not know how far you want to travel in a day. May not be open yet, forgot about the crummy weather in Ohio. Jim
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www.warthers.com

Absolutely incredible museum of hand carved steam engines.

www.lehmans.com

A must see hardware store.

Both are a bit east of you but for your consideration. Columbus OH has a lot too.
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There really isn't much to to in and around Jackson Center, OH so bring some books! There is the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton OH (http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/) and the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen which is about 20 miles away (Bicycle Museum of America)

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These attractions are on my list for our September service center appointment.
We also plan to go into Indiana after the service center and tour the Studebaker Museum, The Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum, and The RV Motorhome Hall of Fame.
I can't wait. Chompin' at the bit! Rarin' to go!
I'm so excited I'm about to bust...
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I even have an old recumbent bicycle I want to donate or loan to the bicycle museum.
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Not too much. There is however a great hardware store out the drive to the left a few blocks. Well within walking distance. Owned by a former AS employee. Cool place, nice fellow.
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Sounds like the samll town where I grew up. The only thing to do in town was get out of town!
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In addition to the bicycle museum in New Bremen, the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta (next exit north on I-75) is well worth seeing.

Armstrong Air and Space Museum | Welcome | Armstrong Air and Space Museum Auglaize County Wapakoneta Ohio

And, as many have pointed out, you could spend days at the Air Force museum and not see it all.
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Boredom and wonder.


We toured the factory, which didn't impress a material handling/plant layout/manufacturing engineer. The workers on the floor always had time to stop production and friendly chat with us. We listened to Ol' Don evade and excuse questions like "Why does Airstream still sweep construction debris into inaccessible hidden areas of the trailer instead of simply sweeping all the swarf out the door?"...Answer; "We bought a couple of shop vacs last year, but we can't get anyone to use them". We worried that Ol' Don might not last the tour.



We rummaged through the pile of discontinued old stock for sale, but it was all useless to us. We checked out the service department and concluded that these guys were too slow for $140/hr. and they will never see our Airstream. We wondered at the effectiveness of the sprinkler on a stick that they detected customer's leak complaints with. We walked around the factory grounds and wondered about their recycling and trash disposal. We wondered why the construction debris was under our bathtub instead of in the giant dumpsters. We walked around the wonderful old trailers staged out front. We saw the Bowlus. We bought some high priced souvenirs that we didn't need at the Airstream store out of boredom. The weather was nice, so we toured every street in town and smiled and waved to all the off shift AS Factory Rats drinking beer and smoking in their lawn-chaired driveways. Had a wonderful lunch at the Bistro a few blocks from factory near the closed-up old church/museum. Hardware store was closed. We wondered why Byam chose this town to build trailers, and went home...


It was an informative and pleasant adventure. I guess I'm easily amused.
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Downer! We're hoping for a more positive experience in a couple of weeks.
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