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Published: Sunday, 5/29/2011

SOUTHEAST OHIO ATTRACTIONS

Here’s a sampling of popular summertime activities compiled by Columbus Dispatch staff members:

 

OUTDOOR DRAMAS

‘THE LIVING WORD’

Description: 37th season for the religious drama about the life of Christ.

Actors portray Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem in the outdoor drama 'The Living Word.' Actors portray Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem in the outdoor drama 'The Living Word.'
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Location: 6010 College Hill Rd., Cambridge (Guernsey County).

Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 17 through August and 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 2 to Oct. 1 (except for July 29-Aug. 7); the musical Children of Eden (7 p.m. July 29-31, Aug. 5-7); Giants (6 p.m. June 29), a children’s puppet show; and The Chrisagis Brothers (7 p.m. Sept. 14).

Admission: $16, or $14 for senior citizens, $6 for children 4 to 12, half-price June 17 for The Living Word. Other shows $6 to $12, or $4 to $7 for children.

Seating capacity: 800.

Wheelchair access: yes.

Running time: 2½ hours, 90 minutes for The Crisagis Brothers and 45 minutes for Giants

Information: 740-439-2761, www.livingworddrama.org.

‘TRUMPET IN THE LAND’

Description: 42nd season for the historical drama about the founding of Ohio’s first settlement.

Location: Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre, New Philadelphia (Tuscarawas County).

Performances: 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays from June 17 to Aug. 27 (except on dates when other shows are running); the historical drama The White Savage (8:30 p.m. July 9, 11, 15, 19, 23, 28 and Aug. 1, 6, 9, 12, 16 and 20); and the musical Happy Days (8:30 p.m. July 29, Aug. 4, 11, 19).

Admission: $17, or $15 for senior citizens, $8 for children 12 and younger. Tickets cost $12, or $6 for children, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Seating capacity: 1,279.

Wheelchair access: yes.

Running time: 2½ hours for the historical dramas and musical.

Information: 330-339-1132, www.trumpetintheland.com.

 

OUTDOOR MUSIC

JAMBOREE IN THE HILLS

Description: An outdoor rain or shine event, the festival boasts some of the top names in country music.

Location: Off Rt. 40, Morristown (Belmont County).

Performances: The festival (July 14-17) includes Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn, the Band Perry and more. Call for full schedule and set times.

Parking: $10 daily (no overnights), with $25 daily VIP parking available. Camping pass ($215 to $235) does not include admission. Call or visit the Web site for more information.

Tickets: $55 to $90 (one day), $130 to $140 (two days), $185 to $200 (three days), $215 to $235 (four days).

Information: 1-800-624-5456; www.jamboreeinthehills.com.

 

MUSEUMS

THE DAIRY BARN ARTS CENTER

Description: A center offering exhibitions, events and educational programs that promote area artists and artisans.

Location: 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens (Athens County).

Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: $6, or $4 for students and senior citizens, free for children younger than 10.

Parking: free.

Special exhibits: “Quilt National 2011,” the 17th biennial juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts (May 28 through Sept. 5).

Wheelchair access: yes.

Information: 740-592-4981, www.dairybarn.org.

Zane Grey, born Pearl Zane Gray on Jan. 31, 1875, became one of America's most prolific writers of adventure and romance. Zane Grey, born Pearl Zane Gray on Jan. 31, 1875, became one of America's most prolific writers of adventure and romance.
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NATIONAL ROAD / ZANE GREY MUSEUM

Description: Museum paying homage to the first national road to the west and Zane Grey, the “Father of the Adult Western” who wrote more than 80 books.

Location: 8850 East Pike, Norwich (Muskingum County).

Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: $7, or $6 for senior citizens or AAA members, $3 for students.

Parking: free.

Wheelchair access: yes.

Information: 740-872-3143, www.ohiohistory.org/nationalroad.

ROSCOE VILLAGE

Description: An 1800s canal-era experience featuring hands-on activities, costumed interpreters and canal-boat rides.

Location: Rts. 16 and 83 near the junction of Rt. 36, Coshocton (Coshocton County).

Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, call for times of tours.

Admission: free, a fee for some attractions.

Parking: free.

Wheelchair access: yes.

Information: 1-800-877-1830, 740-622-9310, www.roscoevillage.com.

 

ZOO

THE WILDS

Description: A 10,000-acre conservation center in southeastern Ohio where rare and endangered animals live in natural, open-range habitats.

Location: 14000 International Rd., Cumberland (Guernsey County).

Big attractions: A baby rhino and cheetahs born during the winter, Bactrian camel, fringe-eared oryx, three types of giraffes, African wild dogs, Grevy’s zebras, trumpeter swans, two types of rhinoceros; Nomad Ridge, a luxury tented camp made up of canvas yurts for adult-only overnight stays.

Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in May, daily June through August.

Admission: Safari Transport tour in enclosed bus, at least 2 hours, $20, or $19 for senior citizens 60 and older, $15 for chilren 4 to 12, free for children younger than 3; open-air safari tour, 2 1/2 hours, $30, all ages. Both tours cover open-range areas as well as stops at viewing centers. Sunset Safari tour, including dinner, available Friday and Saturday evenings June through September, $75, reservations required. Wildside Tours, offered year-round, include interaction with animal specialists and observation of their work, 3 hours, $125, reservations required.

Parking: $5

Information: 740-638-5030; www.thewilds.org.



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