April 2006 Issue
|Amish Country: A Change of Pace
It's too bad the Standardbreds can't talk. If you want to understand the mystique of Amish Country, why it is that each year several million tourists from around the globe abandon the luxuries of home or big-city vacations to trek to one of Ohio's most bucolic communities - a society defined by swaths of farmland, slow-moving buggies and a plain-clothed people - it's the Standardbreds that hold the key. But even if the horses can't talk, their hooves speak volumes. That melodic clip-clop echoing across ...
Ohio River Tour: River Lore
If you're looking for a true sense of history along the Ohio River, it's hard not to immediately think of Marietta, a picturesque waterfront town established in 1788 as the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Parts of the original Ohio Company fortification remain, as does The Castle, a stellar example of Gothic Revival architecture and a museum that offers guided tours and exhibits of regional artifacts. And Harmar Village - home to the Toy & Doll Museum and The Henry Fearing House -...
West Virginia Wonders
Fans of West Virginia appreciate the state's spectacular vistas and much-heralded place in our country's history. On your next visit, explore a few of the Mountain State's eclectic tourist attractions. You're welcome You won't spot Elvis holding court at the Graceland Inn. Instead, you'll find an opulent mansion with wraparound porches perfect for whiling away the day and watching the sun set, and elegant suites that are truly fit for a king. Restored as an inn by Davis & Elkins College, this Victorian ...
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