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Attractions, Events and Places to put on your itinerary

By Catie Noyes • Editor Published: August 3, 2015 12:00 PM
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"Behalt" at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center

Where: 5798 County Road 77, Berlin

If you are looking to explore more into the history of the Amish and Mennonite Culture, make sure a trip to the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center is on your travel itinerary. "Behalt" is a hand-painted cyclorama that wraps around the mural room at 265 feet wide and 10 feet tall. This mural represents a historical timeline of the Amish and Mennonite people and a 30-minute guided tour will help you to gain some insight into the culture.

More information: www.behalt.com

Music on the Square

Where: Downtown Berlin

Every Friday night, make your way down to the square in Berlin to enjoy the sounds of local musicians. Music on the Square starts at 7 p.m. and features groups like New Sound (formerly Holmes County Bluegrass), Servant's Heart, John Schmid and much more. This summer music series ends Friday, Sept. 25. (See our calendar of events for upcoming concert dates and times.)

More information: www.heartofamishcountry.com

Right: New Sound (formerly Holmes County Blugrass) will peform on the square August 7.

Guggisberg Cheese Factory

Where: 5060 State Route 557

Once again, Guggisberg Cheese has been named an award winning cheese-making facility. In 2015, Guggisberg cheese took home top honors as their Swiss cheese was named best in America. You can tour the facility where the Grand Champion Swiss cheese (and much more) is made in the small town of Charm, Ohio. As you shop for delicious cheese goodies, you can view some of the cheese making process through large glass windows that look into the cheese-making facility.

More information: www.babyswiss.com

Cuckoo Clock

Where: Corner of Main Street and Broadway, Downtown Sugarcreek

Not just any Cuckoo Clock, Sugarcreek boasts the largest Cuckoo Clock in the world, landing it a spot on the cover of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1977. Standing in at over 23 feet tall and 24 feet wide, the clock was moved to its current location and restored in 2009. From 9 a.m.-9 p.m. the clock runs every half hour - a cuckoo bird pops out and polka music begins to play while a polka band and dancers emerge from the clock.

More information: www.visitsugarcreek.com

The Backroads of Amish Country

Get off the beaten path and get a little lost on the backroads of Amish country. Enjoy life in the slow lane as you follow behind a horse and buggy and take in the surrounding countryside. Stop for a bit to take in the farmer tending to his land. To really get an idea of what Amish country is all about, you have to see it for your own eyes. With fall just around the corner, the fall foliage will make for a very scenic detour. So take the next right turn out of town and start your own backroads adventure through the winding hills of Amish country.

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