Ohio Southwest Region Attractions

Southwest Ohio Attractions

Attractions

Clifton Gorge – Yellow Springs.
A National Natural Landmark, this 268-acre preserve on the Little Miami River is one of the most spectacular gorge’s in Ohio.

G & J Kartway – Camden.
This ½ mile dirt kart track built in 1958 features 9 turns and hosts several professional Kart events and is open for practicing.

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.

Safari Junction – Eaton.
Interactive 10-acre zoo with farm and exotic animals, petting zoo, picnic area, and educational programs.

Food & Beverage

Buffalo Jack’s – Covington.
Wild game menu, steak, seafood, chicken and more among historic décor with numerous animal mounts. 

Golden Lamb Restaurant – Lebanon.
Serving modern American fare among historical décor in Ohio’s oldest continuous operating business since 1803.

Mother Stewart’s Brewing – Springfield.
Family owned brewery with large tap room, outdoor beer garden, food trucks and live entertainment.

Vinoklet Winery – Cincinnati.
Award-winning wines from over 12,000 vines on 30 acres, with weekend grilling menu in memorable setting.

Whistle Stop Bar and Grill – Ansonia.
Local legend serving delicious pizza, burgers, wings, and more since the 1800s.

History

Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village – Waynesville.
Experience life on the Ohio Frontier in a 1700s and 1800s Quaker village with interactive and educational displays.

Cincinnati Museum Center – Cincinnati.
Former Union Terminal train station hosts Cincinnati History Museum, Children’s Museum, Natural History Museum, Omnimax Theater, and more.

Historic Loveland Castle & Museum – Loveland.
Life-size replica of an English Castle with towers, moat, sword and weapon exhibits, and authentic mideival architecture.

Sunwatch Indian Village – Dayton.
Reconstructed authentic 800-year old Native American settlement with many educational and cultural events.

The Westcott House – Springfield.
Tour this Frank Lloyd Wright designed home and museum, restored to its original 1908 appearance.

Recreation

BAAB’s Kayaking & Livery – Middleton.
Choose from 4, 6, or 8 mile kayak trips on the scenic Great Miami River.

Highlands Nature Sanctuary – Bainbridge.
16 Miles of hiking trails through spectacular 2,800-acres with wild flowers, rock canyons, stone arches, and cedar forests.

Miami Valley Trails – Multi-regional.
Nation’s largest paved multi-use recreational trail network, with 340 miles connecting parks, historic landmarks, and attractions.

Ozone Zipline Adventures – Oregonia.
Take a guided treetop adventure 200 feet high in the canopy with stunning views above the Little Miami River.

The Beach Waterpark – Mason.
35-acre tropical adventure with water rides, sandy beaches, wild waves and water cannons, basketball and sand volleyball courts.

Shopping

Blake Pharmacy & Hallmark Cards – West Union.
Hummel Figurines, Fenton and Nouveau Art Glass, Collectible Dolls, Ty Beanies, and old-fashioned soda shop.

Jungle Jim’s International Market – Fairfield.
Over 6 acres of foodie paradise with 180,000 items from 70 countries, including 1,400 cheeses and 15,000 wines.

KitchenAid Experience – Greenville.
Complete line of KitchenAid products and cooking gadgets, with cooking demonstrations and special events.

Trader’s World – Lebanon.
The largest vendor market in Ohio with 850 indoor spaces filled with antiques and treasures, with food and entertainment too.

Waynesville Shops – Waynesville.
The city is a premier shopping destination full of antique and collector stores, and specialty shops.

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.

 

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