7 Incredible Things to Do in Cambridge, Ohio

If there was ever a town in Ohio that made me smile as I entered into it, Cambridge was it. My first trip there took my breath away; I had no idea such a beautiful downtown existed in small-town America. As we drove in, the wrought iron welcomes visitors over bridges and into the central part of the city.

As our car rolled to a stop at a red light, I was taken by surprise at the awe-inspiring centerpiece of the community, the historic courthouse. I could not get the car parked fast enough to get out and start exploring.

1.) National Museum of Cambridge Glass

Don’t come to Cambridge without stopping in at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass. While I love history and have a good knowledge of Ohio, I did not know about Cambridge’s history of glass making. You will want to stop in to explore the colors, experience the past, and learn about how the glass was made in the interactive welcome center. We have been here twice, and each time have learned something different about Cambridge Glass. Our family now looks for it everywhere when we are shopping at Thrift Stores or Flea Markets. We have yet to find a piece of it, but it will be a found treasure when we do!

136 S. 9th Street

Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Visit the website for hours because they change with the seasons

Official website: National Museum of Cambridge Glass

2.) Tour Mosser Glass

Orie Mosser was an employee at Cambridge Glass, and when it closed, and he decided to start his own glass-making business. It took him five years to assemble all the needed materials to get started. The humble beginnings out of a chicken coop are what made today’s location. You can take a tour of the factory making glass and then shop the beautiful gift shop before leaving. I have spent more than I should have here, but I can’t help myself.

Retail Store Hours

Monday through Friday 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour Hours

Monday through Friday 

8:00 am – 9:45 am

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

9279 Cadiz Rd.

Cambridge, Ohio 43725


Official Website: Mosser Glass

Pro-Tip: Check before coming out for a tour; sometimes, there are issues with a furnace or something out of their control.

3. Stay at Salt Fork State Park and Lodge

Visit and stay at the largest state park with a lodge while you are here! With amenities that can’t be beaten, this Great Ohio Lodge is a world-class place to stay. Take a hike on one of the lovely trails, explore the historic Kennedy Stone House, or enjoy a day out on the water. You’ll want at least 24 hours, if not more, to enjoy every aspect of the lodge and park.

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You can read more about things to do while staying at the Lodge; click here to read more.

4. Explore The Wilds

One of Ohio’s wildest places to explore is The Wilds. There are a few different ways to see the safari, and it will all depend on how you want to experience it. Without a doubt, the open-air safari tour is the most popular and cost-efficient for guests. Along the way, you will see rhinos, giraffes, and other large animals meandering along the landscape. You will be able to learn about these animals as you explore and relax on this 2+ hour outback ride.

14000 International Rd.

Cumberland, Ohio 43732


Hours: May – October open daily 10 am to 4 pm

Winter hours by reservation only

5. Learn at the John and Annie Glenn Museum

Stop at John Glenn’s boyhood home and take a step back in time to enjoy the living history presentation! You’ll find costumed interpreters throughout your journey through the house, and you will experience three time periods. 

1937 – The life of an American family during the Great Depression

1944 – Life on the home front during World War II

1962 – John Glenn’s role in America’s Space Race

Wednesday through Saturday 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Main Street

New Concord, Ohio 43762

6.) Armstrong/Clip Covered Bridge

Built-in 1849 and relocated in 1966 to Cambridge city park, this kingpost through truss bridge is an instagramable stop. We usually grab food from McKenna’s Market and come up here for shady picnic lunch. While this won’t be a long stop, make time to snap a picture and appreciate this wooden time capsule.

1101 McFarland Dr.

 Cambridge, OH, 43725

7.) Places to Eat in Cambridge, Ohio

While I wish I could write a million things about each one of these stops! You will not be disappointed in any of these choices. We make sure to eat at them whenever we are in town.

360 Burger  Locally owned and operated, this hidden gem serves up farm-to-table burgers, boozy milkshakes, and hand-cut fries that make your mouth water!

Bears Den Steakhouse Executive chef, Steve Waggnor, is the mastermind behind these fantastic dishes and steaks. When we ate, he blew it out of the park with flavors that made me sit back and sigh a happy foodie sigh!

Theo’s Since 1933, Theo’s has been serving up delicious in Cambridge, Ohio. You’ll want to try the coney dog and get a piece of pie that they make fresh in-house every day!

McKenna’s Market No trip to Cambridge happens without a stop at McKenna’s. Whether it is a picnic lunch, a stock-up of specialty soda, or a quick snack, we just have to get there.

Want Dessert? Read more about the sweet treats here in Cambridge.

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