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    Captain James E. Sands Sr. and his wife Peggy put their first 98 passenger sternwheeler into operation in 1973. They named it the VALLEY GEM after a historic packet boat that plied the Muskingum River (from 1898 to 1918) between Marietta and Zanesville Ohio, during the previous century.Captain Sands spent several years designing a brand new boat....


    I always like to get information on the area I am visiting, so I stopped in at the Marietta VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER and received a number of booklets and brochures. One booklet in particular, "2010 Visitors Guide" was absolutely wonderful as it had a wealth of information about what to see and do in Marietta with colorful pictures of this...


    Marietta is a pedestrian-friendly city. Take a stroll along the RIVER TRAIL. The bike and pedestrian trail begins its more than two-mile journey at Marietta Harbor and winds along the Muskingum River through historic downtown, connecting many park and scenic attractions.The day Hans and I were there, the weather was perfect for a day in October....


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    Monday October 18, 2010I always enjoy my meals at Denny's. They have a terrific Senior's Menu - economical price & more than enough to eat. Their garden salad is almost a meal in itself. We had dinner at the DENNY'S CLASSIC DINER in Zanesville Ohio.It was such a cool place to eat, the employees were such a great, friendly bunch that it was a very...

  • Riverboats and Long Rifles

    The interior of this fine restaurant is made to look like a riverboat, and the walls are decorated with an inpressive collection of long rifles, including one made by J. J. Henry who accompanied the Benedict Arnold expedition to Quebecin 1775. We enjoyed two breakfasts and two dinners here. Both the Prime Rib and Seafood as well as the service...

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Marietta Shopping

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    The Historic downtown district of Marietta is truly a unique shopping experience. Take a relaxing walk by brick streets and charming lamp-posts.Explore the collection of colorful shops offering antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles, fine jewelry, novelties, books. etc.
    I liked the front of this store "Porter's Florist" which is featured in my photo.

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    OK - where to put this tip! The MARIETTA HARBOR CONCESSION STAND is not really a restaurant and not really for shopping. But I do think it is a local tradition or local custom to come here. It's near the walking trails, near the walkway to Harmar Village and it has great views of the Muskingum River.
    The concession stand located at 1 Butler Street, offers cold drinks - ice - hand dipped ice cream - hot dogs - snacks. And it also includes the Harbor Gift Shop.
    It was closed when we were there on Tuesday, October 19.

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  • An Apple Orchard is a wonderful trip!!!

    After we left Marietta, we took a little drive north and jumped off the interstate just before Cambridge. We found this wonderful apple orchard and thoroughly enjoyed spending a few hours picking apples and even getting a great BIG was alot of fun!!!!The pumpkin only cost $5 and the apples was $5 for a 10 lb bag. We had a ball....

  • Fenton Art Glass Factory Tour

    Just over the Ohio River from Marietta, in Williamstown, West Virginia, is Fenton Art Glass. This family owned and operated business, founded in 1905, is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States. They serve a large and enthusiastic following of collectors around the world.Free factory tours are offered every...

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    Located in southeastern Ohio and approximately 111 miles (179 km) long, the MUSKINGUM RIVER is a tributary of the Ohio River. Once an important commercial route , it flows generally southward through the Eastern Hill country of Ohio - past Conesville, Trinway and Dresden to Zanesville, then southeastward past South Zanesville, Philo, Malta,...


    Pioneers of the Ohio Company made MARIETTA the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Founded in 1788, Marietta is the state of Ohio's oldest city. It was named in honor of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France (1755 - 1795). The municipality is in southeastern Ohio where the Muskingum River joins the Ohio River.I found Marietta...


    As we did not eat at the LEVEE HOUSE CAFE' I have put this tip in General. Located at 127 Ohio Street, Marietta, the restaurant is housed in the oldest building on the Riverfront. It has a patio area with casual seating, that faces the Ohio River.


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