Events on the Newark Square-- the courthouse square in Newark is home to many festivals and events through the year, and has a number of fun, cute shops to explore, just steps from the front door of the Guest House. Click here to see the current list of events and shop keepers on the square www.downtownnewarkoh.com

Midland Theatre -- just steps from the Guest House, Newark's historic Midland Theatre first opened the doors in 1928 and continues to bring quality entertainment to the Newark square. Read about the history and see upcoming events. 36 North Park Place, Newark, Ohio

The Works -- Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology -- an easy 10 minute walk from the Guest House, The Works is a gem providing classes & workshops in various arts including glass blowing. www.attheworks.org 55 S. 1st Street, Newark, Ohio

National Heisey Glass Museum -- a 6 minute walk from the Guest House, highly sought Heisey Glass was produced in Newark from 1895 - 1957. Open most days, read about the history and check the museum hours here: www.heiseymuseum.org 169 W Church Street, Newark, Ohio

The Old Licking County Jail -- two blocks from the Guest House, and recently featured on Ghost Adventures (The Travel Channel).  This historic jail has beautiful architecture and a creepy past!  Stay with us if you are visiting Newark to see the Old Licking County Jail.

Newark Earthworks/Great Circle Museum -- a 5 minute drive from the Guest House, the Newark Earthworks are part of the largest system of connected geometric earthworks built anywhere in the world, and one of only three sites in North America that qualify as an ancient wonder. Built by the Hopewell culture approximately 2000 years ago, the Great Circle is nearly 1200 feet in diameter and was used as a vast ceremonial center by its builders. www.ohiohistory.org 544 Hebron Road, Heath, Ohio

Finders Keepers Village - Craft and Antique Mall -- if you like shopping for unique handcrafted items, Finders Keepers Village is a fun place for a shopping spree! www.finderskeeperscrafts.com 789 Hebron Road, Heath, Ohio , Just 6 minutes from the Guest House

Easton Town Square -- if you are in the mood for SERIOUS shopping, Columbus' Easton Town Center is Central Ohio's premier shopping venue! Home to all the major fashion stores & best restaurants in a unique outdoor shopping district. 30 minutes from the Guest House. www.eastontowncenter.com 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio

Longaberger Basket Building & Homestead -- you just don't see a building like this every day! Less than a 10 minute drive from the Guest House is the Longaberger Corporate office Basket building -- a giant Basket! Continue another 25 minutes to visit the Longaberger Homestead. Click here to see their events & restaurant hours www.longaberger.com Basket Building: 1500 East Main Street, Newark, Ohio; Homestead: 5563 Raiders Road, Frazeysburg, Ohio

Buckeye Lake Cranberry Bog --- yes, we said 'Cranberry Bog'! Nearby Buckeye Lake is home to Ohio's only bog island, home to rare orchids and carnivorous plants. While a permit is required to visit the bog because of the delicate nature of the preserve, you can schedule a tour May thru September through the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical society. Visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org for more information. Just 20 minutes from the Guest House.

Buxton Inn -- we just love this restaurant where my daughter 'swears she saw the fabled Ghost Cat' when we were being taken to our table one evening! Ohio's oldest continuously operating inn and restaurant, the Buxton Inn was built in 1812 in lovely Granville, Ohio. Only 10 minutes from the Guest House, the Buxton Inn is definitely a fun destination for dinner during your stay. www. buxtoninn.com 313 East Broadway Street, Granville, Ohio

Ye Olde Mill - Velvet Ice Cream -- Open May through October, Ye Olde Mill is home to the Velvet Ice Cream factory. Visit the Ice Cream Museum & Production viewing area, then sneak off to the 19th century style ice cream parlor to re-energize for your quilting spree! Just a 20 minute drive from the Guest House. www.velveticecream.com 11321 Mt Vernon Road, Utica, Ohio

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