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Anna Hider

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Just a Civil War beard enthusiast, writer at Roadtrippers, and aspiring astronaut reaching for the stars.

November 01, 2019
Rated 5.0

We called ahead since we wanted more than just one slice. Looong line but holy God this might be the best pizza I've ever had. The spicy peps were deloicious.

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November 01, 2019
Rated 3.0

This place feels very strongly that ordering something "not spicy" is a bad idea, but unless you're the kind of person who orders the spiciest, most nuclear, face-melting, ghost pepper chicken wings on any given menu, ask them to tone it down a bit. Because otherwise, you will be VERY uncomfortable in a few hours. Line went quick but the space is small so plan for takeout, especially if you're with a group of more than two people. I got the spicy cumin lamb noodles since it's allegedly THE thing to get, and other than the heat level, it was good, albeit SUUUPER greasy. Amazing noodles.

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October 21, 2019
Rated 4.0

When I visited, trails were closed because of Dorian, so I didn't get to see the earthworks, which was a huge bum. It's still a lovely place and the museum is small but very thorough. Basically shares a parking lot with the Elizabethan Gardens, which I regret not visiting, and the Lost Colony show, which I also didn't see.

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October 21, 2019
Rated 5.0

As of 2019, it's still there. It's also probably on private property, so do with that information what you will. I saw what was probably a guard dog on my way out, and have heard stories that are even more unpleasant. Hard to find a place to park, but easy enough to get to if you can get to the trail behind the concrete barriers. Not that I would know anything about it.

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October 19, 2019
Rated 3.0

It’s pretty but the trails are not marked at all. Not even a little. You get a map that isn’t great, not everything is clearly marked on it. I wasn’t keeping a good sense of direction when I started, assuming trails would be marked, and wound up far from where I wanted to be. If you visit, be aware of aware you are and brush up on your map stuff.

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August 20, 2019
Rated 4.0

From what I can see, I do not think the dinos are being used for a creationist museum anymore. You can now go inside the t-rex's mouth. And the ice cream/waffle truck looks delicious. Yay!

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July 29, 2019
Rated 3.0

You can kayak out here, which was neat after having driven past it on the bridge so many times. THAT BEING SAID, the wind and tides made it a challenging paddle out. And also, every square inch of the island, only reachable at low tide, is covered in razor-sharp shells that will slice your feet up into ribbons. You'll prolly see dolphins, too. Cute!

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July 13, 2019
Rated 5.0

The people here are awesome. Genuinely nice, not the creepy kind of friendly you see at bars a lot. Karaoke, bull riding and line dancing make for great entertainment, whether you’re watching or taking part. Cash only, there’s a cash machine on site. Plenty of parking too. Wish I could have seen some of the paranormal stuff too but it’s a great place even without the ghostly stuff!

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June 14, 2019
Rated 4.0

There's some cool history and stuff in the area, and some trails and a ranger station. Don't miss Round Spring Cave nearby which is worth the effort of getting a ticket. Keep an eye out for the popular herd of feral horses!

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June 14, 2019
Rated 5.0

First off, this place is free to visit. There are tons of outfitters where you can rent canoes or kayaks and have a float planned. Or just bring inner tubes. But there's tons of stuff to do that doesn't involve floating or paddling. There's Rocky Falls, Alley Mill, Round Spring Cave, hiking, camping, etc.

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