Downtown Lancaster Guide

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Nestled into Fairfield County, Lancaster, Ohio promises to be a destination that delivers up just as much flavor as fun. Whether you’re traveling solo or in town with friends and family, there are plenty of landmark destinations to fill your time in an intriguing fashion. Whether you love museums or prefer to restaurant hop your way through new places,  downtown Lancaster promises not to disappoint. Here are a few stops to add to the itinerary before you arrive.

The Downtown Bistro

Get your taste buds buzzing with a stop at this charming establishment in downtown Lancaster. The Downtown Bistro is located at 123 N. Broad Street which sits on Zane Square in Hotel Lancaster. Known for its live musical performances, chic atmosphere and delicious menu, The Downtown Bistro is the perfect place to spend an evening in downtown Lancaster with friends. Choose from a selection of savory menu items that include shrimp, crab cakes, onion rings and stuffed mushrooms for a mouthwatering starter. Main course options include everything from salmon and pork chops to fish tacos and prime rib.

Ohio Glass Museum

The Anchor Hocking Glass Company has long called downtown Lancaster home and the artistic inspiration behind this enterprise is highlighted at the Ohio Glass Museum. The museum sits at 124 W. Main Street and guests are invited to come in and browse the many exhibits and displays that highlight impressive glassworks. Those with an interest in the art of glass blowing can take part in a demonstration that gives everyone a chance to try their hand at this delicate skill that has the potential to result in something truly stunning.

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

When you’re in the mood for a closer look at Ohio’s history, stop by the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio at 145 E. Main Street while you’re in town. This beautiful establishment is hard to miss as it sits within a restored mansion that doubles as a museum and art center. Admission is free but donations are encouraged to keep restoration and community activities at this establishment viable for years to come. The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is home to a wide collection of exhibits that revolve frequently and highlight the states’ history through garments, apparel, and demonstrations. Children’s art classes are also held here, making it a wonderful and family-friendly stop.

Things to Do Nearby

While Lancaster is an area that promises to delight visitors with its many options for fun, flavor and entertainment, this area of Ohio is in fact packed with more potential than it’s possible to fit into a single visit. To that end, many visitors find that a first-time trip to Lancaster turns into follow up adventures when it’s realized that the region is brimming over with potential for fun. Whether you’re one for the great outdoors or a traveler that just can’t wait to try something brand new, the following ideas for where to go in Ohio are sure to inspire. Feel free to expand your must-do list by adding these activities that keep you close to Lancaster, but branching out in the name of exploration.

Make Time for a Visit to Old Man’s Cave

Let a little bit of mystery and intrigue permeate your itinerary when you make time for a visit to Old Man’s Cave. This infamous natural landmark is located within the confines of scenic Hocking Hills State Park and is easily accessible by trail. Lace up your boots and head over to State Route 664 in Logan to find this historical recess surrounded by lush foliage and cascades. Be sure to bring your camera and if you’re interested in a guided tour of the area, feel free to contact 740-385-6842.

Capture the Flag in Style at Hocking Hills Laser Tag

Whether you’re a kid at heart or traveling to Ohio with children in tow, a little friendly competition can go a long way in the name of fun when you visit Hocking Hills Laser Tag. Located at 19506 SR-664 S. in Logan, Hocking Hills Laser Tag offers up one-hour sessions of capture the flag for teams that are ready to test out their laser tag skills on the field. Courses are dotted with obstacles and set within the spectacular wood scenery this facility enjoys, making for a fun and beautiful experience for all. State of the art laser tag gear is provided and guests will find it’s as fun as it is thrilling to spend an afternoon here. For information on group bookings, be sure to contact 740-422-9824.

Attractions Near Downton Lancaster

Savor every moment of your stay in this area by making sure to incorporate a stop at the Hocking Hills Winery. This delicious locale is located at 30402 Freeman Road in Logan and promises to be a place where you can indulge in regional flavors in style. Tasting sessions are always a treat and the staff at Hocking Hills Winery are ready to answer any questions you might have about the wine production process along the way. During the summer months, options to tour the grounds are also readily available. Contact 740-385-7117 for more information regarding group bookings or tastings.

Where To Go In Ohio

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