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Sleigh rides & model trains await at the R.B. Hayes Presidential Center

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Clevelanders looking for a post-Christmas fun, family outing should consider a day trip to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio where visitors can enjoy some holiday season activities that will appeal to all ages. Fremont, Ohio is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Cleveland.

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Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove Pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses from South Creek Clydesdales in Fremont, the sleigh rides give visitors a chance to tour the 25 acre estate of 19th United States President Rutherford B. Hayes. And you need not worry about whether there is snow on the ground for you will get your sleigh ride regardless because the sleighs are also equipped with wheels.

Sleigh rides will be offered from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on December 26-29 and on Tuesday, December 31. Cost is $3 per rider. Tickets may be purchased inside the Hayes Museum and are available day-of. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions.

While at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, don't miss the Hayes Train Special display, a 3-tiered exhibit rising to the ceiling where 8 model trains travel the 12 X 24 foot layout featuring a Victorian village, 19th century trolleys and a decorated Christmas tree. A series of buttons allows visitors to participate by sounding a train whistle, raising crossing gates and operating a variety of electronic features.

The Hayes Train Special will be on display from now through January 5, 2014. Admission to the train display is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60+) and $3 for children (6-12). Children 5 and younger are free.

That admission price also allows visitors to tour the 31-room Hayes home and the 2-story Hayes Museum where there is currently an exhibit entitled "Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President."

For more information about the sleigh rides, model train display or the Presidential Center call 800-998-7737 or get online at

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at 1 Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio. Fremont is 84 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 90 minute drive.



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