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Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, Ohio

1120 U.S. Route 42 E
Wilberforce, OH 45384
Phone: (937) 352-6757
Description: Throughout his life, Charles Young overcame countless obstacles in his ascent to prominence. In spite of overt racism and stifling inequality, Young rose through the military ranks to become one of the most respected leaders of his time. A well-rounded man with a steadfast devotion to duty, Young led by example and inspired a generation of new leaders.
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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Ohio

16 South Williams St
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 225-7705
Description: Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here through accomplishments and failures, and finally success.
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Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site, Ohio

Metroparks of the Toledo Area
5100 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43615
Phone: (419) 407-9700
Description: The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The events resulted in the dispossession of American Indian tribes and a loss of colonial territory for the British military and settlers.
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First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio

205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 452-0876
Description: Two properties, the home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley and the seven story 1895 City Bank Building, are preserved at this site, which honors the lives and accomplishment of our nation's First Ladies. The site is managed by the National Park Service and operated by the National First Ladies Library.
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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: (740) 774-1126
Description: Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage.
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James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio

8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: (440) 255-8722
Description: A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on what's happening in their neighborhood. In 1880, James Garfield used his front porch as a platform to greet thousands of well-wishers during his presidential campaign.
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National Aviation National Heritage Area, Ohio

16 South Williams St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 225-7705
Description: Aviation is chock-full of tradition & history and nowhere will you find a richer collection of aviation than here, the birthplace of aviation. From the straightforward bicycle shops that fostered the Wright brothers' flying ambitions to the complex spacecraft that carried man to the moon, the National Aviation Heritage Area has everything you need to learn about this country’s aviation legacy.
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Ohio and Erie National Heritage Canalway, Ohio

Description: Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor Travel Itinerary is produced by the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places and Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in partnership with the Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, Ohio Historic Preservation Office and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.
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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Ohio

IPM is located within the Village of Put-in-Bay.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Phone: (419) 285-2184
Description: Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world.
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Serpent Mound

3850 State Route 73
Peebles, OH 45660
Phone: (800) 752-2757
Serpent Mound is an internationally known National Historic Landmark built by the ancient American Indian cultures of Ohio.
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William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Ohio

2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 684-3262
Description: High atop one of Cincinnati's most prominent hilltops stands the two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Hard work, a good education, and an interest in civic duty are attributes that made the Taft family outstanding leaders over the years. The environment that shaped Taft's character and philosophy is highlighted on a visit to the site.
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