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Ashland

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A view of downtown Ashland, Ohio on E. Main St.

Ashland is a city in Northeast Ohio. It is the county seat of Ashland County.

Get in[edit]

Map of Ashland (Ohio)

By car[edit]

  • Interstate 71, Ashland can be accessed by I-71 (U.S. Route 250 exit 186) which provides connection to Cleveland to the northeast and Columbus and Cincinnati to the southwest, ultimately running its course into Kentucky southwest to Louisville.
  • U.S. Route 42 goes in and around the southern and eastern outer edges of the city of Ashland. It provides connection to Mansfield to the southwest and Medina to the northeast.
  • U.S. Route 250 can be accessed by Interstate 71 exit 186 just east outside of the city limits of Ashland. The highway goes in and around the eastern and northern outer edges of the city of Ashland. It provides connection to Norwalk and Sandusky to the northwest and Wooster to the southeast.
  • Ohio State Route 58 goes north to the city of Lorain from U.S. Route 250 on the northern edge of the city of Ashland.
  • Ohio State Route 60 goes through Ashland and through the downtown business district. It provides connection to Hayesville to the south and New London to the north.
  • Ohio State Route 96 goes through Ashland and through the downtown business district. It provides connection to U.S. Route 42 and U.S. Route 250 to the east and the city of Shelby to the west.
  • Ohio State Route 511 goes through Ashland and through the downtown business district. It provides connection to Perrysville to the south and Oberlin to the north.

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Ashland University

Do[edit]

Hugo Young Theater

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Grocery stores[edit]

Restaurants[edit]

  • Lyn-Way Restaurant, 1320 Cleveland Ave, +1 419 281-8911. A bit difficult to find, but worth the effort. Reasonable prices, daily until 10PM.
  • The Dairy Bar, 733 Clark ave, +1 419 281-3002. One of the greatest greasy spoons in the entire universe. not easy to find, but well worth going out of the way for.
  • Kelly's Deli, 622 Claremont Ave, +1 419 281-1313. Another old school diner that does great breakfast. you get in and out for about six bucks. Lots of homestyle food at cheap prices.
  • Pumphouse Grille, 400 Orange St, +1 419 207-3900. A nicer upscale restaurant in the middle of the old section of town. Food is reasonably priced, and very good. Not a burger and fries joint.
  • Jake's Steak, 1040 Sugarbush Drive, +1 419 281-5253. Mon - Thurs 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat 11am - 11pm; Sunday 11am - 10pm.

Drink[edit]

There are plenty of choices for alcohol. Most grocery stores carry it, as well as the gas stations, drive-throughs and convenience stores.

Sleep[edit]

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Ashland, 2055 East Main Street (Located on U.S. Highway 250 just west of Interstate 71 exit 186), +1 419 903-0900, fax: +1 419 903-0080.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ashland, 1392 Enterprise Parkway (Township Road 743) (Located just west of Interstate 71 exit 186 at the signalized intersection of U.S. Highway 250 and Township Road 743 right by McDonald's), +1 419 281-2900, toll-free: +1 888-465-4329, fax: +1 419 281-5754.
  • Mohican Resort & Conference Center (Southern Ashland County). Surrounded by 6,000 acres of Mohican State Forest and borders Pleasant Hill Lake. Hiking, swimming and boating are nearby. 96 recently renovated guestrooms offering a private balcony. The dining room is also open Sundays with a great buffet for $12.95. A Ohio Department of Natural Resources facility.
  • Motel 6 Ashland, OH, 1423 Montgomery Road (County Road 1575) (Located just off U.S. Highway 250 (near Interstate 71 exit 186) on County Road 1575 behind Goasis travel center), +1 419 496-0377.
  • Quality Inn, 741 U.S. Highway 250 East (Located on U.S. Highway 250 just west of Interstate 71 exit 186 beside Wendy's), +1 419 281-8090, fax: +1 419 281-9809.
  • Super 8 Ashland, 736 U.S. Highway 250 East (Located on U.S. Highway 250 just west of Interstate 71 exit 186 beside Denny's restaurant), +1 419 281-0567.
  • Surrey Inn Hotel Ashland, 1065 Claremont Avenue (Located on Claremont Avenue near walking from Ashland University), +1 419 289-7700, fax: +1 419 281-7724.

Connect[edit]

Cope[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

  • Ashland Times Gazette, [1] is the only daily newspaper published in the Ashland, Ohio area.

Go next[edit]

  • Charles Mill Lake
  • Loudonville Recreation area.
  • Mohican State Forest
  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Pleasant Hill State Park and Lake
  • Mansfield is about 30 minutes southwest on U.S. Route 42.
  • Wooster is about 35 minutes southeast on U.S. Route 250.
  • Canton is about 1 hour and 10 minutes southeast on U.S. Route 250 and east on U.S. Route 30.
  • Cleveland is about 1 hour and 15 minutes northeast on I-71.
  • Columbus is about 1 hour and 25 minutes southwest on I-71.
Routes through Ashland
ClevelandWest Salem  N I-71.svg S  MansfieldColumbus
SanduskyNorwalk  W US 250.svg E  WoosterDover
LorainWellington  N OH-58.svg S  END
Vermilion ← Jct W US 20.svg E ← Jct W OH-18.svg E  N OH-60.svg S  → Jct W US 30.svg E → Jct W OH-95.svg ELoudonvilleZanesville


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