Did you know that Ohio, homeland of the Wright Brothers and a few dozen astronauts, calls itself the Birthplace of Aviation (and, by extension, space travel)? The state, within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population, is promoting its To the Moon and Back road trip in 2019, in honor of native son Neil A. Armstrong and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
While we’re big space fans, you don’t have to be, just curious. A space-themed road trip is a fun and affordable way to interest kids in STEAM activities. You’ll find, as we did, that the down-to-earth Ohioans and rural countryside are part of the pleasure.
So, buckle up for some highlights along this 546-mile route.
Story excerpt provided by Family Travel Forum.
Written by Kyle McCarthy.