16 new Ohio vacation attractions: Cedar Point’s Steel Vengeance coaster, veterans museum, beer hotel & more

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Story excerpt provided by Cleveland Plain Dealer. Written by Susan Glaser.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus
The nation’s first national veterans museum is scheduled to open this summer across the Scioto River from downtown Columbus (on the site of the former Franklin County Veterans Memorial). The 53,000-square-foot space will include hundreds of exhibits featuring artifacts and interactive elements that emphasize veterans’ shared experiences – leaving home, going to war, returning.

The building is drawing attention, too, recently cited by Architectural Digest as one of the most anticipated new buildings of 2018. The two-story, circular structure features a glass curtain wall and a ramp that winds up to a rooftop sanctuary plaza. It is expected to open in July.

Cedar Point’s Steel Vengeance, Sandusky
Cedar Point’s newest coaster is one for the record books: the highest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world (hybrid means a combination of wood and steel). Ride designers at Idaho’s Rocky Mountain Construction took the basic layout of the ride formerly known as Mean Streak – the all-wood coaster that debuted in 1991 – and made it smoother, faster and higher, plus added four inversions.

The park is also adding a 158-room addition to historic Hotel Breakers and 25 lakefront camping sites to its RV park, Lighthouse Point. Cedar Point opens to the public on Saturday, May 5.

Click here to read the complete article. Originally published April 8, 2018.

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