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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.

May 18, 2019
Rated 4.0

Great view, super crowded. They got a few drink orders wrong and kinda pricey but worth a quick stop.

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May 17, 2019
Rated 4.0

The setting was so beautiful. I was on a ranger led tour and I think they did a fine job of representing the slaves’ stories here which is important considering this is a former plantation. The museum in the horse barn definitely took a very pro Grant angle on some issues, like his drinking, so take some of the info in with a grain of salt. There’s also supposed to be a stellar bike path here as well.

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May 17, 2019
Rated 4.0

My room had a river view and the arch is literally steps away. Decent free WiFi. Room service and the food at the bar were kinda slow but the bartenders were all quick and friendly. The parking situation was total BS. The self parking was never available so I had to pay $20 a day in another garage that I had to walk two or three blocks to get to. It was that or $40 to valet. Kinda dodgy IMO. I don’t want to feel like I have to valet. And I’m not in love with the idea of needing to walk around late at night back to the hotel.

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May 17, 2019
Rated 5.0

You can climb up the falls and swim in the calm water below them. There’s some hiking. The beach is very rocky. Bring an inner tube to float. Really basic pit toilet setup. Apparently gets very crowded in summer so get here early!

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May 17, 2019
Rated 5.0

There’s the old mill which is usually open for tours in the spring summer and fall, and there’s an old schoolhouse that was moved here. The mill has exhibits on the area inside! Worth spending an hour or so here. There’s a short walking trail around the spring. Would be nice for a picnic maybe.

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May 17, 2019
Rated 5.0

The cabins and lodge are new and beautiful. The lodge restaurant was good: make sure to visit the deck. There was stream access with a rocky beach. Also the lodge store sold beer!

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May 17, 2019
Rated 3.0

It’s not the most impeccably clean or quiet place but they have an airport shuttle that starts at 4am and coffee in the lobby at that time. It’s about a 15 min drive to the airport from here.

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May 16, 2019
Rated 5.0

If nothing else go inside really quick and look up at the dome. I did not expect it to be so colorful and ornate! The ranger gave a great overview of the courthouse’s history and the Dred Scott case, and then we got to explore. It’s nice and quiet, and even though it’s hot inside they’re working on getting central air soon.

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May 16, 2019
Rated 4.0

The museum is free (and brand spanking new.) the arch costs money to go to the top. A parks pass gets you a discount but that’s all. The ride up is definitely not for anyone claustrophobic or afraid of heights. They also offer riverboat cruises, and don’t miss out on the old courthouse across the street.

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May 05, 2019
Rated 4.0

Again, Apple maps has the location really wrong. It’s in the city park and the trail to the tower is well marked. I drove but I would have walked if I’d had time. The signs say it’s about a mile but it’s windy and hilly. One of the stairs near the bottom is loose so tread lightly. And be careful on the metal ladder!

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