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Drive to the Moon and Back in Ohio

Drive to the Moon and Back in Ohio

Drive to the Moon and Back in Ohio
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’re very excited to have just launched Ohio.org/Lunar-Landing, a page celebrating our To the Moon and Back campaign which includes everything from can’t-miss special events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ohioan Neil Armstrong landing on the moon to lunar-inspired food and beverage to profiles on Ohio astronauts. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find: To the Moon and Back Road Trip This road trip celebrates Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and highlights Ohio’s other aerospace and aviation giants including the Wright Brothers, John Glenn and more. Experience the pioneering spirit of flight and the awe-inspiring vastness of space at hands-on museums, science centers and observatories. Lunar Landing Events We’ve rounded up some of the biggest can’t-miss special events commemorating the lunar landing – from engaging science experiments and space camps to stargazing and seeing a real-life moon rock – you’ll find it all and more in Ohio this summer! Outdoors & Beyond Have you ever looked up at the skies and wondered ‘what’s out there?’ This summer, check out some of the best ways you can view the night sky – there’s no better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing than by embarking on your own stargazing adventure. Lunar-Inspired Eats There are many ways to celebrate the lunar landing, one of which is through your stomach! Businesses in Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta have created a special Moon Menu Trail with 29 featured items including cinnaMOON pancakes. Craft brewers and ice cream makers across the state are also getting in on the action – many have created special moon-themed flavors. Air & Space Experiences Get yourself to the moon and back without ever leaving Ohio! Here you’ll find information about Ohio’s space and aviation museums – from Apollo 11 artifacts and a moon rock at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum to the world’s largest collection of military aviation history at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Meet Ohio’s Astronauts Did you know that 25 astronauts have called Ohio home, making our state the fourth-largest producer of astronauts in the United States? Why Ohio? The question brings a variety of answers, but Ohio’s history reveals a strong spirit of adventure, innovation, exploration, and a decades-long quest to uncover the unknown and go where no one has gone before. I look forward to continuing to partner with the industry to highlight Ohio’s central role in this momentous anniversary celebration. Sincerely, Matt MacLaren Director, TourismOhio[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]