We decided to head out a little early and see what we see. We thought a stop over for the weekend in Zanesville, OH was a good destination. It had a few places of interest in town to see and close by is an animal sanctuary that looked interesting. More on that later.
Let’s see…what can I say about this place? I really don’t want to make this whole post about this campground, as it started out to be because I was just ranting on and on, so I’ll leave it as this… We will definitely not be back and we will certainly not recommend it to anyone.
So back to Zanesville, OH. It sits just east of Columbus, OH and has some interesting historical points of interest. Zanesville was once home to the states second capitol city and the building now serves as the courthouse. Sorry, no picture of that building. Interesting but not worth a stop over. We passed this beautiful church on the way.
What is even more interesting is Zanesville is home to the world’s, yes I said world’s, only “Y” shaped bridge. Or so they claim. After checking with Google, I did find another “Y” shaped bridge in China and some others in the US. It was still a sight to be seen. There famous line, “Go to the middle of the bridge and turn left”. That’s cracks me up.
David On The "Y" Shaped Bridge In Zanesville, OH
Records go back to 1814 to when the original “Y” shaped bridge was constructed. It has since been reconstructed due to time and floods and it is registered on the National Registry of Historical Places. I think the signs say 1902 because that’s when it was rebuilt fully after the original got washed away in a flood.
When we were walking across the bridge we noticed, on the other side, were some large vases.
When I say large, I mean taller than a human. Or most at least.
You see, Zanesville is also known worldwide for their pottery. They have various shops and factories and their’s an annual pottery festival.
David Checking Out The Large Vases
David of course could not resist.
Zanesville itself is not a terribly interesting place. We actually did not feel totally comfortable walking around the area where the bridge and
the vases were. It’s not in the best part of town and it shows. Tourists, I would imagine, would make easy targets for whatever. You can use your imagination on that one.
So after we took our obligatory pictures, we high tailed it out of there and back to the comforts of our coach up on the hillside.