Southwest Ohio Attractions

Southwest Attractions

ATTRACTIONS

Dayton Dragons – Dayton
Watch future major league baseball stars play for this Single A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

King’s Island – Mason
Amusement park. 100+ world-class rides. Family shows & attractions.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force – Dayton.
World’s largest military aviation museum. Free.

The Beach Waterpark – Mason
35-acre tropical adventure with water rides, beaches, and a zip line.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Blue Ash Chili – Blue Ash.
Famous Cincinnati-style chili featured on “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.”

Carillon Brewing Company – Dayton
Beers crafted from different eras in history, combined with a food menu to match.

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill – Centerville
Fresh fish, seafood, meats, chops, pasta and more in Centerville’s Historic District.

Winds Café – Yellow Springs
Intimate setting, seasonal creative menu with wine cellar, reservations recommended.

HISTORY

Glendower Historic Mansion – Lebanon
Tour this 1845 mansion filled with Empire and Victorian furnishings from the region’s past.

Johnston Farm and Indian Agency – Piqua
An 1829 farm and museum paying tribute to Native American, frontier, and canal boat history.

U.S. Grant Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse – Georgetown.
Preserved 1800s historical sites honoring our 18th president and Civil War General.

WACO Air Museum – Troy.
Historic airfield and museum dedicated to WACO Aircraft with research library and gift shop.

RECREATION

Barn Quilt GeoTrail – Wilmington
Treasure hunting for geocaches at 31 barn quilt sites around Clinton County.

ECO Sports Corridor – Springfield
Whitewater kayaking and boating on 4 recreational sections of Buck Creek.

Fort Hill Earthworks Trail – Hillsboro
One of Ohio’s best hiking trails through 1,300-acre nature preserve and historical earthwork site.

Miami Valley Bike Trails – Dayton
Nation’s largest multi-use trail network with over 330 miles connecting Miami Valley parks, attractions, & landmarks.

SHOPPING

Caesar Creek Markets – Wilmington
Hundreds of vendors on 68 acres selling everything from sporting goods and apparel to seasonal fruits & vegetables.

Liberty Center – Liberty Township
A 100-acre retail development home to diverse shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Ohio Valley Antique Mall – Fairfield
Over 500 vendors offering antiques and vintage collectibles.

Tanger Outlets – Jeffersonville
Outdoor mall filled with favorite national name brand outlet stores.

FESTIVAL & EVENTS

Annie Oakley Festival – Greenville
July. Shooting contests, live entertainment, food and craft vendors.

Ohio Chautauqua – Piqua
June. Living history performances, music, & education.

PigMania BBQ and Music Festival – Lebanon
August. BBQ rib competition, beer garden, casino, & live bands.

Sweet Corn Festival – Fairborn
August. Corn & BBQ, arts & crafts, children activities, free entertainment.

FEATURED ATTRACTIONS

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The National Museum of the United States Air Force is internationally acclaimed as the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum. It is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, home of the Wright brothers.

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The Village of Waynesville offers a fascinating combination of history and culture as it developed in southwestern Ohio. This “Antiques Capital of the Midwest” and “Home of the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival” is a microcosm of our American heritage with its dreams and accomplishments.

The Ohio Wine Producers Association provides information on everything related to Ohio’s great wine industry, from vineyards to wine tours and special events.

 

Tourism Ohio promotes attractions from every region of the state, for all interests and age groups.