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    Ol salt

    2005 Rally Point of Intrest

    Looking for something special to do during, before or after 2005 Rally in our beautiful State? Check out this site

    Motorcycle museum and Hall of Fame. Near Columbus, Oh. in

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    Day rides--
    Auburn,IN has Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum.
    Dayton,OH has Air Force Museum.

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    Rally Rat YB in IN's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Originally posted by Unregistered
    Day rides--
    Auburn,IN has Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum.
    Dayton,OH has Air Force Museum.
    The Auburn Museum is a pretty cool place to go. Also close is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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    Rally Rat
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    Madison, CT
    I was at the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB on Monday. What a fantastic place! I planned to spend a couple hours there on my way back from the Springfield Mile and ended up spending 7 hours.......and I still didn't see everything! It has to be the best collection of military aircraft in the U.S., and really traces the history of flight in serious detail. There are lots of one of a kind planes, skunk works projects, Presidential planes, spacecraft, etc. and an IMAX theater to boot! If you get the opportunity all I can say is GO! If you don't find something of interest there, then I would encourage you to immediately check your pulse because your heart may have stopped beating!

    On an unrelated note, has anyone explored the possibility of doing a track day at Mid-Ohio that weekend? Might be a fun day to play around on a fantastic road racing course.

    Ride safe,

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    Encumbered by employment BouncinBob's Avatar
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    Mentor, OH
    Originally posted by Geo
    On an unrelated note, has anyone explored the possibility of doing a track day at Mid-Ohio that weekend? Might be a fun day to play around on a fantastic road racing course.

    Ride safe,
    Thanks for Volunteering George. Although the MOA rally generally conflicts with either vintage Days or Superbikes at Mid Ohio. If that is the case, we have a another reason to go to Mid Ohio.

    Bob Malehorn
    05 Rally Volunteer Chair

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    Brookfied WI

    Air Force Museum

    Well, I wasn't going to go to the Air Force Museum but after checking their web site out I am so there.

    It really looks like a cool place to explore and the price is right too!

    Free is always good.

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    Ol salt

    Air Force Museum

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    Ol salt

    Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

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    Focused kbasa's Avatar
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    Marin By God County, California
    I've been to both of those museums and they're both absolutely fantastic. Wright Patterson is even free, which might be the value of the century.
    Dave Swider
    Marin County, CA

    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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    Original 1973 LWB R75/5 TheSlashFiveTourer's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    British Columbia, Canada

    Thumbs up re: US Air Force Museum

    Originally posted by Ol'Salt
    Web Site:
    Thanks for the links to the Air Force and Duesenberg museums! Appreciate your assistance there in Lima.
    ~ ~ ~ /5 Express
    Have Train? - Will Travel!

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    Take an hour right in Lima, 10 minutes from the rally site, and hit the Allen County Museum, and the MacDonnel house next door.

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    The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum is about 20 minutes south of the Rally site.

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    Map for nearby Indian Lake, showing restaurants, etc.

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    Visit the free Lincoln Park rail exhibit, 5 minutes from the Rally.
    Take Bellefontaine Ave. into Lima, just past Memorial Hospital, hang a right on Hill Street, next intersection, park is on the right/left. Also a nice Firemans museum is right there, too. Both free.

    Lincoln Park Railway Exhibit
    (Admission is FREE)

    This outdoor display features the following which are also under lights after dark:

    The last steam engine built in Lima (Locomotive No. 779)
    1883 luxury private car built for Chauncy DePew by Pullman
    1882 Nickle-plated caboose
    and authentic 1895 Country Station by DT&I Railroad

    Can be viewed anytime
    Location: East Elm Street in Lima, Ohio
    Phone: 419-222-9426

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    Beat the heat in '05!
    So you've got an extra half hour during the Rally? Take a dip in the lake! (I prefer them to pools!)
    This place is really close to the Rally site; the swimming area is just a few years old, and it is a nice facility. Admission is $3.50. You can get there in 5 minutes from the Rally.

    Ottawa Metro Park (no alcohol!)

    1.5 miles east of I-75 on SR 81 (next exit north of the Rally exit, just about a mile, then east on 81 about a mile); acreage: 214

    "89 acre lake for non-gas powered boats and fishing, boat ramp, handicap fishing deck, 3 reservable shelters, restrooms, new separate swimming lake, with swimming beach, and camping.
    Ottawa Metro Park's main attraction is a 450 foot sand beach swimming lake with wheelchair access, a "Raindrop" water fountain, "Aqua Jump" water trampoline with Aqua Launch attachment, slip-n-slide, vending machines, changing area and restroom, shade structure, plus a covered picnic area. Family Fun Days are scheduled throughout the summer months. The beach is also available for after-hours parties, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (one week advance notice). The beach is supervised by certified lifeguards and Park Rangers for visitors' safety.

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