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Old 02-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Headed to Jackson Center, OH

My wife and I will be headed to Cleveland at the end of the week and i thought i would take a little detour and Go do the factory tour on Friday.

and was wounder if anyone out here has any good suggestions on places to camp on are way up there? We will most likey stop for the night on the north side of St Louis in Illinois some were or dive on through will decide on the road.

Plus hows the weather up there in Ohio ?
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The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official National Museum of the United States Air Force and is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio. The NMUSAF is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum.[2] More than 400 aircraft and missiles are on display, most of them indoors.[1] The museum draws over 1.3 million visitors per year and is one of the single most visited tourist attractions in Ohio.[3] Admission is free.

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There are 2 State Parks close to JC. Grand Lake St. Marys and Indian Lake. I do not know if they are open this time of year but Grand Lake # is 419.394.3611. The weather on Friday is supposed to be 56 with 30% chance of rain. They have a tour on Fridays but the factory is not in production.


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Hey thinks Ill give the park
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i emailed Airstream but have not heard anything back yet will probably call this afternoon

the Air Force museum sounds really cool
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Make sure you are at Jackson Center on time for the scheduled tour. They will not wait on anyone. Just one tour per day. I learned from experience. You can stay right there at the factory's onsite campground if you like, very inexspensive.

I stayed at Indian Lake back in October, about half hour from Jackson Center. It is a good place to stay. There is a choice of waterfront or wooded spaces. Here is their website. Ohio State Parks - Indian Lake State Park

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Friday is a great day to take the tour......no noise, and easier to snoop around without being disturbed by those pesky workers!
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Friday is a great day to take the tour......no noise, and easier to snoop around without being disturbed by those pesky workers!

Very true, the Friday tour is typically longer with all the time devoted to questions that can be answered in a normal tone. Camp at the factory teraport for very little cost, they have wifi and full hookups - if you arrive late, just pull in and park. Wifi password is available from the guard in the guard shack. Just pay in the morning when you sign up for the tour on Friday. I bet if you buy something from the store they would let you stay for free. fridays are typically their slow camping day.

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That should be a nice trip. I've traveled Ohio quite a bit. I like the people there a lot. I'll be watching for the pictures.
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Today it is 60 and sunny, tomarrow is to have a little rain but warm as well. We are at Richmond, IN about 120 miles south west of Jackson Center. It's a lovely tour and quite informative, we have been their several times. Over the years we have owned 2 Airstreams and 2 Argosys, presently 26' Argosy.

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Thanks all we are very excited about going we are thinking were going to leave Thursday night just to make sure we get there with enough time.

after we visit the factory were headed up to Cleveland to go to the Rock N Roll Hall of fame
and the Air force museum that withidl suggested that sound really cool. If anybody else have any good suggestions Or places to Eat would be cool to know of.

I was watching Man VS Food A couple of nights a go and he was in Columbus OH and he went to a couple of cool looking places "Schmidt's Sausage Haus und Restaurant" and Thurman Cafe,Ohio Deli

any other suggestion's?
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Make sure you are at Jackson Center on time for the scheduled tour. They will not wait on anyone. Just one tour per day. I learned from experience. You can stay right there at the factory's onsite campground if you like, very inexspensive.

I stayed at Indian Lake back in October, about half hour from Jackson Center. It is a good place to stay. There is a choice of waterfront or wooded spaces. Here is their website. Ohio State Parks - Indian Lake State Park

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GOOD to know thanks very much
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While in JC, make a point to camp at the Terraport rather than at an RV park. There is nothing like just being in JC and meeting whoever else shows up. It is one of the things that makes Airstream ownership special.

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