Things To Do In Marietta

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In 1788, the Ohio Company of Associates built the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory. At the site of their original headquarters now stands the Campus Martius Museum, dedicated to exploring the theme of migration throughout Ohio?s history.

  • Size: The museum?s main exhibits house more than 100 artifacts spanning the nearly two centuries from 1788 to 1970.
  • Eye-Catcher: A jacket worn on stage by contemporary country singer Dwight Yoakam highlights the impact Appalachian emigrants had on the region.
  • Permanent Mainstay: A wing of the museum houses the restored Rufus Putnam house, which was built on the original 18th-century fort.
  • Don't Miss: Artifacts from the Marietta area, including early tools and fire-prevention equipment.
  • While You're in the Neighborhood: You can also pay a visit to the Ohio River Museum?only one block away on the Muskingum River?to see the last surviving coal-powered sternwheeler towboat.
601 Second Street
Marietta,
OH
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The staff at Equestrian Ridge Farm has been tending to steeds and riders on its 200-acre estate for more than 10 years. During riding lessons in a medley of styles—including dressage, single driving, and trail riding—trainers educate equestrians of all levels at the facility’s two large, indoor arenas. The barn houses between 15–20 horses at any given time, a handful of which are reserved for lessons or reenactments of chase scenes from The Lone Ranger. Equestrian Ridge also offers under-saddle training for horses by an experienced instructor who tailors each session to the steed’s temperament and riding style.

26711 Pumpkin Ridge Rd
New Plymouth,
OH
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Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.

14000 International Rd.
Cumberland,
OH
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Formerly known as Ambridge Country Club, Harmony Ridge Golf Club reopened in 2008 under the guidance of Greg Paul. The nine-hole course is commonly referred to as Oakmont's Little Brother, as it shares Oakmont Country Club's designers, H.C. Fownes and Emil Loeffler, and has a propensity to withstand noogies. It beckons swingers of all levels with 120 verdant acres that stretch across Beaver County countryside. A newly renovated blues cafe and sports bar, which proffers a menu of American fare along with weekly live music, rounds out an afternoon of long drives and short putts.

1280 Breitenstein Rd.
Harmony Township,
PA
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