Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Museum Worth the Trip in Ohio Amish Country

The owners of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast like to scout out their area for unique and unusual places to send their guests.   There is one museum in Dover that they refer to as "Ohio's best kept secret"...it is Warther Museum & Knife Factory.  This museum reflects the carvings or Ernest Mooney Warther who carved the famous steam locomotives from across the USA.  Even if you are not in to trains or carvings you won't want to miss this tour.  It is a narrated tour of the stages of Mr. Warther's life.  They will share with you about his childhood and how he got started in carving.  Each new room that you enter your tour guide will share with you about Mooney's inventions, early carvings that he referred to as "junk trains", to the breathtaking trains made of ebony and ivory.  You will find yourself saying, "how did he do that?"  The museum is attached to a knife factory that Mr. Warther started.  On the weekdays you can view the factory area where they make the knives.  Of course, there is a gift shop where you can buy the knives that are guaranteed for life.  The owner of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast highly recommends the knives and we have a set at the B&B.  They are open daily from 9-5 p.m.  This is a great Sunday activity if you are in Amish Country for a weekend when many things are closed.  This museum is a place that will appeal to all ages and both men and women.  Check it out!
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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