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July 2019



Whether you want to spend an afternoon paddling or watching the day roll by, make these spots part of your summer travel plans. 

From attractions tied to American icons to perfect spots for gazing into the universe, these destinations in Ohio’s Appalachian counties celebrate space and our exploration of it.

Summer means it’s time to explore. Check out these finds we discovered while visiting our 2018–2019 Best Hometowns.

Plan your trip to the fair with our updated guide to what’s new, what’s cool and what you’ll want to be sure to see, eat and do. 

From racing pigs to grand champion livestock, no visit to the Ohio State Fair is complete without taking a closer look at the animals you’ll find there. 

From sandwiches that celebrate our state's farmers to more than three dozen food items new to the fair this year, here's a sampler of what you can dig into. 

From the Cardinal Gate’s namesake to the Dairy Products Building’s iconic butter creations, here are four famous spots you'll want to visit (and snap a quick photo) at the fair. 

From free concerts by the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir to performances by Toby Keith, The Cowsills and more, the Ohio State Fair offers a feast for the ears. 

When the midday sun starts to blaze, it’s time to look for a little shade. Here are spots to chill out and discover some really cool things. 

Food + Drink

North High Brewing helps mark the Ohio Farm Bureau centennial with a creation celebrating Buckeye State farmers.

When you’re ready to grill this summer, make sure this mustard is in your fridge.

Your local farmers market is brimming with fresh produce. We asked six Ohio chefs to share their insight and advice for making the most of it. 

Cara Mangini of Little Eater in Columbus and Paige Beal of Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen in Canal Winchester help navigate the wealth of August crops

Erika Rapp of Registry Bistro in Toledo and Ben Bebenroth of Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland share their insight into July's prime produce.

Matt Rapposelli of Kindred Spirits at The Inn at Cedar Falls in Logan and Jansen Trotman of Lily’s Bistro in Dayton share how to use fall fruits and vegetables.


The Zanesville Museum of Art presents 25 of the artist’s portraits and landscapes through Aug. 3. 

Artist Nancy Crow draws inspiration from near and far to create beautiful and inventive quilts that take the medium to a new level.

Home + Garden

Artist Jennalee Cook turns worn-out LPs, cassettes and music memorabilia into melodic treasures.

Ohio Life

Indians legend Jim Thome discusses the origins of his batting stance, his most memorable All-Star Game and playing in the World Series.

John Oldham, exhibits specialist at Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center, shares what our trips to the moon taught us (and where we’ll go from here).

The city of Wapakoneta celebrates Neil Armstrong in a museum dedicated to the iconic astronaut’s life and accomplishments.

On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s famous first steps, one writer recalls the lead-up to that summer night that captured the imagination of people around the globe. 

Fifty years after Ohioan Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, we look to the past and share how you can celebrate America’s space milestone this summer. 

The author and historian talks with us about President John F. Kennedy’s determination to put an American on the moon.

In fall 2018, the American Planning Association added the city of Hamilton’s riverfront gathering spot to its list of Great Public Spaces in America.

Neil Armstrong’s hometown is serving up a galaxy of space-themed food and drinks between now and Aug. 1. Here’s a preview of three of them.