Best Road Trip to the Middle of Nowhere

Wood County Historical Society

On the outskirts of Bowling Green, nestled between Route 6 and some fields, is a complex of 19th-century buildings that used to be the Wood County Home for the poor and infirm. When it closed in the 1970s, it didn't take long for the Wood County Historical Society to take up residence and salvage the entire spread of buildings, from the icehouse to the still-working 19th-century oil drill. Among the unique attractions inside are decades of area high-school class pictures, a pheasant shot by Clark Gable, and a display case donated by the Wood County courthouse that contains various implements used to commit crimes and other crime memorabilia, including the severed fingers of Mary Bach.