Wapakoneta KOA Attractions
Dayton Air Force Museum
This is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The Museum uses both chronological and subjective layouts to tell the exciting story of aviation development from the days of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk to the Space Age. Exhibits include over 300 aircraft and missiles, plus family oriented and historically interesting aeronautical displays. Over one and a half million visitors from around the world come to Ohio each year to tour this unique free attraction. http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
Airstream Factory and Museum
Factory tours are available Monday - Friday at 2:00 p.m. The production line mixes all sizes and models of Airstream, both trailers and motorhomes. The work is done by hand. Little automation is used is the construction process. Airstream motorhomes have a fiberglass exterior while all Airstream trailers are aluminum.
Neil Armstrong Museum
Named in honor of Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon, this museum in Wapakoneta chronicles Ohio's contributions to the history of space flight. Among the items on display are a F5D Sky Lancer, the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Apollo 11 artifacts and a moon rock. In the museum's Astro-theater, multimedia presentations of the sights and sounds of space unfold against a starry background. http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
In late 1791, Miami Indians defeated General Arthur St. Clair's forces at this site along the Wabash River. Nearly three-quarters of St. Clair's men were killed or wounded in the Indian attack. In late 1793, General Anthony Wayne sent a force to build a four-blockhouse post named Recovery at the site of St. Clair's defeat. It was completed in March of 1794 and on June 30 of that year General Wayne's army defeated a huge Indian force. This set the stage for Wayne's final triumph at Fallen Timbers in August of 1794. Today Fort Recovery State Memorial offers visitors a glimpse of the 1790's, featuring two reconstructed blockhouses with connecting stockade, a monument, and a museum.
Located on the banks of the Auglaize River, Fort Amanda served as a major supply depot during the war. A diary kept by Ensign William Schillinger of the Ohio militia gives us a daily account of weather conditions, activities at the fort and his personal thoughts and observations.
These stair step locks , among the best preserved in Ohio, were part of the Miami and Erie Canal System, which opened for navigation in 1845 and connected Cincinnati and the Ohio River to Toledo and Lake Erie. For several decades the canal provided Ohio with valuable transportation and waterpower. Railroads gradually rendered the canals obsolete. The lockmaster's house, now a private residence, and a dry-dock basin for boat repair are still visible. Five locks step down to Loramie Creek where the abutments for the aqueduct remain.
Johnston Farm & Indian Agency
The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency celebrates two thousand years of Ohio's rich history from prehistoric Indians to Ohio's canal era. The focal point of the peaceful 200-acre park is John Johnston--farmer, public official, and United States Indian Agent for western Ohio from 1812 to 1829. Here Johnston's numerous contributions to the growth of early Ohio and settlement of frontier America are presented in a truly unique and beautiful setting. Today, visitors enjoy the home and farm of this most extraordinary man much as it appeared in 1829. Preserved and furnished structures include Johnston's two-story mixed Dutch Colonial/Georgian style farmhouse, a unique two-story spring house, and a cider house. Costumed interpreters and craft demonstrators provide farm tours and display activities in the summer kitchen and fruit kiln areas. A mammoth double-penned log barn, constructed in 1808, is reputed to be the oldest and largest of its type in Ohio, and is still in use on the grounds. Nearby a ring-shaped mound earthwork discovered and preserved by Johnston was constructed by people of the Adena culture over 2,000 years ago.
Visitors are conducted through the Caverns on guided tours at frequent intervals. There is an admission fee for the forty-five minute, mile long tour. Open throughout the year.
The two castles are "Mac-O-Chee Castle" and "Mac-A-Cheek Castle." Guided 45 minute tours available. Separate admission fee charged at each castle. Free parking.
Allen County Museum
Shay Locomotive Display, Lincoln Park Railway Exhibit
Marmon Valley Farms
Grand Lake St. Marys and Indian Lake.
We have several great courses in the area. The closest golf course to the campground is the Wapakoneta Country Club. KOA campers now have privileges to golf at the Wapakoneta Country Club. Beautiful course and reasonable rates. Just ask us to make you a tee time! FORE!!!
The Columbus Zoo is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
El Dora Raceway
Feel the need for speed?? This Raceway has a great schedule set for 2013. Kings Royal on July 12 and 13 is one of the many races. Check out their schedule and then book your site or cabin with us. http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/races/schedule/kings-royal-weekend/
Red Power Round Up June 19-22, 2013
24th Annual Red Power Round Up featuring hydrotractors and travelalls.