Ashland is just across the Ohio River. It is kind of small townish. So let's see what we can do there.
Highland Museum and Discovery Center
So here's another museum. Let's see what kind of museum it is.
What do you see when you're up in a tree? Learn about the natural world around us! Bugs and beetles, butterflies and snakes, animals and birds, plants and flowers all take their place in your own backyard.
Visit this exciting ongoing exhibit in the museum's Discovery Center , which features airplanes, a wind tunnel and hands-on activities focusing on the history of flight.
Life on the River.
Learn about how people live and the jobs they do along the Ohio River in this ongoing exhibit. Visitors can pilot “Little Joe,” an actual towboat. Explore the streetscape of Poage's Landing and imagine yourself to be a banker, a grocer, a chef, a doctor or an EMT!
Travel the Ohio River and explore the natural history of life along the Ohio. Young explorers will take a close-up look at boats and bridges, fish, frogs and tents. Become a caver and investigate Discovery Cavern to learn about caves and coal. Designed especially for ages 5-11.
Country Music Heritage Hall.
Explore the memorabilia of well-known country music artists and local singer songwriters who came from towns on US 23. Learn more about Keith Whitley, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Ricky Skaggs, Hylo Brown, Miley & Billy Ray Cyrus, Patty Loveless, Tom T. Hall, and Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley Judd. Play the Music Quilt where everyone can be a musician!
The World at War.
The Appalachian region has always given up its sons and daughters to war. Reflect on the public and private sacrifices made by the men and women who fought during the wars of the twentieth century.
Learn about the early beginnings of the transportation and manufacturing that made Ashland into a boomtown.
Focusing on a time before the Eurpoean explorers and settlers entered the Ohio River Valley, Digging Deeper brings the ancient peoples and animals of the Ohio River region to life. This exhibit will introduce visitors to the process of archeology and draw parallels with the needs of yesterday's communities and our community today.
Note: So... It seems to be an ok type of museum, but a little odd. Except for the school and river exhibits, I don't know if this is Roxy's type of thing.
Paramont Arts Theater.
Note: Well, I can't see to find any shows that are going on at the same time we will be up there. So onto more things.
Ashland Town Center
Ashland Town Center, 500 Winchester Ave, Ashland, KY
Note: If all else fails, you can always take a girl shopping.
And speaking of shopping, here is a list of Ashland's antique dealers:
Kentucky Trading Post – 10699 US Route 60, Ashland, KY
Note: Antique Shops can be hit or miss. We'll see how Roxy feels.
Okay, that's all I can find for things to do in Ashland. Hmmm. It really is a small town.
Shawnee State Park
Attraction type: State park
Note: Oh no! Not another park!
Point Pleasant, West Viriginia
Note: Yeah, this is where the Mothman Prophecies took place. Remember that movie with Richard Gere and Laura Linney?
Note: Weird and spooky. In fact, here's a true fact, my Grandfather Ray worked on the new bridge that replaced the old bridge that fell. He hated to talk about it, since while he was working on it (at the beginning) the police were pulling the dead bodies out of the water.
Point Pleasant River Museum
Note: I don't know... a museum about the river? Mmmm. Doesn't seem too exciting. Well, not for that much of a drive.
Hurricane, West Virginia Note: Pronouced (Hur-e-kin) Like the throwing star (Surikin)
Note: Ok, there is nothing to do here. It's just that small of a town.
Sutton, West Virginia
0 Things to Do found
Note: That's really what it said. I can't make this stuff up.
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Note: It may be kind of far from Grandma's house, but we will be near there for the family reunion. Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into there.
Trans Allegheny Books
Note: This is a Archeologial Museum that specializes in Native American Indian artifacts. It seems they have thousands of artifacts. I kind of like that idea.
Note: A Vaudville Theater? I love it! Unfortunately, there are no plays going on when we will be there. Darn.
Ok, that's enough for one night. I will try again some other time.