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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 26, 2008

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    The National Road began in Cumberland, Maryland and continued westward to Illinois. Begun in 1806, it was meant to open up what was then the western frontier. Before the railroads, this was the primary avenue of travel between the east coast and what is now the midwest. US Highway 40 runs along much of the same route, through western Maryland, southwest Pennsylvania, and across Ohio.

    Zanesville grew up along this road, so it's fitting that it should have a museum to commemorate it. Here are dioramas, wagons, cars, and all kinds of memorabilia to educate visitors about those bygone days.

    It has a section about Zanesville's celebrate native son, Western author Zane Grey. Any avid reader of his novels will definitely want to see this.

    Also, there is an exhibit of native Ohio pottery. For many years, eastern Ohio has been well known for this craft.

    This fine museum is operated by the Ohio Historical Society, which also has a number of other sites around the state. Visit the web site for more information about them.

    The National Road/Zane Grey Museum Diorama of the old National Road 19th century wagon, used on the National Road Examples of Ohio pottery Replica of Zane Grey's study
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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Zanesville's old downtown has a number of historic buildings and other attractions. The old railroad freight station has been renovated, with shops and cafes. It's a good place to eat lunch and browse for a bit.

    Zane's Landing, where the town was founded, lies on the banks of the Muskingum River. It has a riverboat (not operating when I visited), and some memorials. If you want to hike, there is a short trail along the Muskingum River.

    Downtown Zanesville City Hall The Freight Station Zane's Landing Trail along the Muskingum River
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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 26, 2008

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    It's nothing fancy, but the Dining Car restaurant offers good, American-style deli food like soups, salads, sandwiches, and side dishes. This is the ideal place for a quick lunch, while exploring the town.

    Favorite Dish: It's all good, if you want something simple.

    The Dining Car

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