Visitors Bring Millions to the Area

by Leah Kirstein on March 17, 2011 at 4:54 am

Your summer destination could be right here in Zanesville. Kelly Ashby of the Zanesville/ Muskingum Chamber of Commerce says in 2010 visitors brought $117 million to the area in sales alone.

Now the visitors bureau is promoting Dresden and on Thursday they distributed 125,00 new vistor guides to the surrounding area; all of which  include Dresden on the cover.

"We are partnering with Dresden. It is a wonderful village. Lots of shopping, lots of great things to see and do. Baskets is certainly at the top of the list of why people are traveling to the area so it is a great partnership for us," said Ashby.

One tourism attraction that has always been able to stay afloat is the Lorena Stern Wheeler.

"It is a great attraction for Muskingum County we have lots of out of town guests that use the Lorena Stern Wheeler as a destination and a fun getaway."

Ashby says many themed boat tours are planned including twilight tours and a new muffin tour.