Louisville Magazine

MAY 2019

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100 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 5.19 July 20 marks 50 years since Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong was the first person on the moon. Celebrate Ohio's place in space at these out-of- this-world spots. 1. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum celebrates Wapakoneta's favorite son and the space program. Practice landing on the moon in one of three simulators. Gaze in awe at the Gemini 8 spacecraft Armstrong piloted, and see how his space suits evolved from the Gemini flight in 1966 to Apollo 11 in 1969. 2. At the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, walk onto a full-size NASA space shuttle payload bay to see how astronauts function in space. The evolution of space travel is on display, with Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft, as well as rockets and satellites. Need Some Space? Find It In Ohio. 3. Armstrong wasn't Ohio's only famous space pioneer. New Concord native John Glenn was one of the first seven astronauts in the U.S. space program and became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. The John Glenn Astronomy Park in Logan, built in one of the darkest places in the state (not affected by light pollution), offers incredible views of the night sky. Programs guide visitors through what they're seeing in the observatory's 28-inch telescope. 4. Today's space program is on display at the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, located inside the Great Lakes Science Center. Here you can experience what goes on at nearby NASA Glenn Research Center. Get your photo taken in a space suit, see a real moon rock and try lots of interactive exhibits. ohio.org 5. Get breathtaking views of the night sky at Observatory Park in Montville. The remote location is one of only 45 International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S., and gives visitors brilliant views that will take their breath away. Bring a telescope or look through the 36- inch mirror research telescope there. Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta The Ohio River Scenic Byway showcases monumental history, natural and scenic splendor, heartland farming and warm and welcoming people, all within the realm of one of the nation's greatest rivers. A unique travel experience awaits you along the byway's 188 miles. The byway's lands and natural resources provide many scenic wonders and some of the best sightseeing and outdoor recreation opportunities in Southern Illinois. Hike, bike, boat, fish, hunt, birdwatch and make your own adventures in the natural and wild lands along the byway. The Ohio River is one of the nation's most historically significant rivers. The byway's unique communities and many historic sites tell the stories of Native Americans, Lewis and Clark and other explorers, settlers, river pirates, Civil War heroes, miners, presidents and more. Explore the byway's bucolic roads and get an up-close look at crops, farm operations and livestock that feed the region. Roadside vegetable stands, pick- your-own farms and wineries will give you a true taste of the byway. The Ohio River Scenic Byway Showcases The Very Best of Southern Illinois Quaint riverside towns. A relaxed flow and pace to life. Community festivals and events. Diverse people and customs. Art, music, food and other products. Discover the unique culture inspired by the river and the influences it has brought to the region. It's all here: an unrivaled rural landscape, charming communities, historic sites, outdoor activities and adventures, local festivals, unique antique and artisan shops, local cuisine and wines, soul-soothing lodging and, of course, unique activities on and along the magnificent Ohio River. Catch the Ohio River Scenic Byway's "By the Byway" segment on the television show Grace Camo & Lace. This show airs on the Sportsman Channel from January through June on Wednesdays at 3:30pm, Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 11p.m. CST. It can also be found online anytime on Hunt Channel TV. The segment takes viewers on a tour along the byway to show the beautiful views, the heritage and history along one of the nation's greatest byways. orsb-illinois.com SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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