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Old 09-15-2014, 04:19 PM
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from St. Louis to Niagara and back

Looking for a little insight from my Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York brothers and sisters. September 26-29 I and the family are driving to Niagara ny and back to St. Louis. I'm looking for interesting things to do or see along the way. I will likely only get a single round of golf in, so I'm not looking for dg stuff. More family geared sights, events what have you. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:24 PM
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The Toledo Zoo was recently voted best in the nation. Granted it was basically a popularity contest, but it's still a VERY good zoo. Brand new penguin and flamingo exhibits, recently renovated elephant enclosure, and the largest saltwater croc (17 ft ) in the Western (and also Northern) Hemisphere. The aquarium (one of our 5 CCC era buildings) is being renovated, but the rest of the zoo will make up for what you're missing.

Eat at Tony Packo's on the way out of town. Made famous by Jamie Farr (Max Klinger) in M*A*S*H, they're known for "Hungarian" sausages. The chicken paprikas is also good. The deep fried pickles (thick sliced, spicy, and you'll probably get a hungarian pepper slice or two) are to die for. There are hot dog buns all over the walls signed by celebrity visitors (local AND national).
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:01 PM
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Erie's Presque Isle Beach State Park is a beautiful area.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:14 AM
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If you're only going to play one course make the trip down 64 instead of 70 and play Prides Creek.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=6280 you won't be disappointed.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:15 PM
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Whirlpool State park just past Niagara Falls is pretty cool if you like hiking down to the river. Beaver Island State Park is a nice course and near by if you can get a round in.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:30 PM
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jump across the border in Niagara Falls. The Canadian side is much nicer!
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:36 PM
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if you do go to canada, white spruce in brampton is pretty bomb...

and I completely agree with the whirlpool being the best part of niagara falls.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:34 AM
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I really appreciate the suggestions! This trip is a little spur-of-the-moment so we don't have passports to cross the border.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:02 PM
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COSI , the Center of Science & Industry is located in Columbus and is right off I-70. It's a science center with tons of hands-on exhibitions and is very family friendly. I believe there is something similar in Indianapolis also. Just E of Columbus in Cambridge is the Frisbee Motel!
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:50 AM
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If you are in Niagara Falls you should definitely do "The Made of the Mist" and "The Cave of the Winds" which are both incredible.

http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com...the-winds.aspx
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