Ohio Southwest Region Attractions

Southwest Ohio 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.


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.


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.


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.



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.