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Old 07-30-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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Jackson Center or Bust!

We are traveling to Jackson Center from Dallas next week for some scheduled repairs on our '04 Safari . The work will take 3 to 4 days.

Any ideas or suggestions of what to see or do there, or on the way, are welcome.
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The factory tour is really great!

Seriously though it is a pretty area. A few places to see. I think an Air Force Base is around there that gives or use to give tours. Anyone remember the name.
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Old 07-30-2004, 05:36 PM   #3
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Wright Patterson is NE of Dayton.

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Old 07-30-2004, 06:03 PM   #4
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Take a tour of the Henschen plant, while your in Jackson Center.

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Old 07-30-2004, 08:49 PM   #5
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Hello .. we were there a couple of times last year.. seems to me there is a Cabella superstore near there.. I mean within a 100 mile radius.. the tour of the factory is great.. not much really to see in the surrounding area.. lots of farm land.. Annie
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Old 07-30-2004, 09:08 PM   #6
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Thanks..I've heard there is a great Air & Space museum near-by but wasn't sure where, must be the Wright-Patterson.
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:09 PM   #7
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Air museum

Yes, the Air museum is at Wright Patterson AFB...they have a nice FAMCAMP too, if you're a retired Military member:

http://www.armymwr.com/portal/travel...atterson%20AFB

This is a great tool too for Retired, Reserve or Active Duty military members.

http://www.armymwr.com/portal/travel/paths/green.asp

Just click on a state to see the Military campgrounds in that state. Florida Mayport NS Pelican's roost is supposed to be fantastic. I've stayed at alot of them on the east coast.

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Definitely agree on the Airstream plant tour. Haven't taken the axle plant tour, but it sounds good too.

Here's the link to the Air Force Museum. Even going through in a hurry, it can be an all day affair.

Locally, there's a small bicycle museum in New Bremen, about as far west of I-75 as JC is east of it, on the same road. Got some oldies but goodies there.

Not far on I-75 in Wapakoneta is the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Haven't been there myself yet.

You're also within a couple of hours from the Islands on Lake Erie, where Put-In-Bay is the most popular for tourism and especially partying. Ferries leave Port Clinton and Catawba Island (a peninsula on the mainland) to PIB.

We stopped by JC on the way back from Lake Erie Tuesday, and the evidence of the fire in the service center is still overwhelming. Lots of repair construction still going on. As we were leaving, one of those giant Grand Teton fifth-wheels behind a semi-tractor was pulling in. Not sure what that was about. Maybe he was tired of having to have so much tow vehicle and was ready to trade for an Airstream, LOL!
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Thanks..I've heard there is a great Air & Space museum near-by but wasn't sure where, must be the Wright-Patterson.
Actually, no. The Air and Space museum is in Wapakoneta, a little north and west of JC, about 17 miles away is all. It is visible from the interstate.....

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http://www.seemore.org/

http://www.visitsidneyshelby.com/attractions.asp

http://www.piattcastles.org/

http://www.re.org/eric/ohio-caverns/

Here are also some links to area attractions..
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You will likely find more than enough to see or do with all the hints given here allready but If You can try to make it to the Dover New philadelphia area , It may be a few hour drive but we just came back from visiting the Warthers Museum and You can not belive the caving that this man has done. His cavings of steam engine trains in walnut , ebony , and ivory are amazing in detail. Not sure if there was a web sight but try searching Ernest(Mooney)Warther.
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Ok I guess I should have checked first , www.Warthers.com
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:19 AM   #13
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WOW! Thanks for the response to my query.

I was wondering how to spend the week in Jackson Center (after the obligatory A/S factory tour) and not getting board stiff. Now we might have to prioritize our side trips!

I'll post a quick 'review' when we return, again thanks for all the ideas.
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Exclamation We're Here!!

Made it to Jackson Center this week-end . We took the factory tour yesterday...Got to see 'Tin Hut's' new Intl. in final production . Also been in the new 'Bunk House' Safari...A real family trailer.

Airstream, ALL of the people we are interfacing with, have been kind, generous, & are really going the 'extra mile', & not just for us. This trip to 'meet the maker' is, IMHO, worth it.

We need to have a skin replaced & they have given us the choice of an external only (using Olympic rivets) repair or the full 'monty' option of removing the interior & 'butt' riveting the new skin on...guess we'll go with the Olympic rivets...Anyone have any input on this, I'd appreciate your opinion(s). Our unit is an '04.
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