Newark Earthworks, Ohio

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Newark, OH 43055

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  • The Dawes Arboretum
    The Dawes Arboretum
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  • Great Circle earthworks
    Great Circle earthworks
    by Jim_Eliason
  • Newark Octagon Earthworks
    Newark Octagon Earthworks
    by Jim_Eliason
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    Newark's Other Delights

    by deecat Updated May 10, 2006

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    The Dawes Arboretum

    Even though Jill and I were not able to do all the things in Newark that we wanted to do because of time restrictions, I think that they are worth mentioning so that perhaps you could decide to see them:

    The Dawes Arboretum It is 1,660 acres with 8 miles of hiking trail or a 4-mile auto tour of gardens and natural areas. There are more than 15,000 living plants, and each season brings a different view. There is also Daweswood House Museum (19th and 20th century antiques, collectibles, and photographs. It was once the Dawes family's country home.

    Newark Earthworks, a 2,000-year-old complex that at one time covered 4 square miles. It's the largest geometric earthworks ever created. Remaining are the Great Circle Earthworks, the Wright Earthworks, and the Octagon Earthworks

    The National Heisey Glass Museum is a museum in Newark that houses more than 4,500 pieces of glassware produced by the A.H. Heisey & Company in Newark from 1896-1957.

    So, if you decide to visit Newark, make sure you have plenty of time to see it all!

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    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    Newark Great Circle Earthworks

    by Jim_Eliason Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Great Circle earthworks

    The city of Newark Ohio is the site of the most extensive Hopewell earthworks. These earthworks were connected by parallel trenches of up to 3 miles. The great circle is nearly 1200 ft in diameter.

    Unfortunately the site is open in the summer only.

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    • Archeology

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    Newark Octagon Earthworks

    by Jim_Eliason Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Newark Octagon Earthworks

    These are the most impressive of the earthworks. Unfortunately the earthworks have been turned into a golf course and access is only on a non-interference basis with the golfers.

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    • Archeology

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