Southwest Attractions Header


Bear’s Mill – Greenville. Operating water-powered grain mill open for exploring with a specialty food store, art gallery, and many special events throughout the year.

King’s Island – Mason. Amusement park with over 100 world-class rides, as well as family shows, food, and attractions.

Miami Valley Gaming – Lebanon. Live horse racing action, simulcast racing center, state-of-the-art gaming floor with 1,800 slots, and an array of restaurant options.

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

The Web Extreme Entertainment – West Chester. Virtual reality games, indoor go-karts, laser tag, climbing wall, mini golf & bowling, and the Winner’s Café restaurant.

Food & Beverage

1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q – Waynesville. Rustic outdoor eatery with smoked meats featuring custom rubs and sauces, with rotating microbrews. Open seasonally.

Beaugard’s Southern Bar B Que – Wilmington. Memphis-style smoked pork, chicken, and brisket, with homemade sides served with southern hospitality.

Butler County Donut Trail – Butler County. Hit one, or all, of 13 gourmet donut shops where you can fill a donut passport for a free T-shirt reward.  

The Merchant House – Greenville. Everything from Detroit-style deep dish pizza to steaks & chops, fun appetizers, chef specialties, and local craft beers.

Zemore’s Wine Cellar & Bistro – Bellbrook. Unique wine selection paired with signature pizzas, sandwiches, salads, soups, and more.


Heritage Center Museum – Springfield. Encompassing an entire city block with 13,000 square feet of permanent displays, as well as rotating exhibit galleries. Free admission.

Holocaust and Humanity Center – Cincinnati. Artifacts, media, and interactive exhibits tell the inspirational story of one of the world’s most significant events. 

National Afro-American Museum – Wilberforce. One of the nation’s largest collections of African American historical artifacts, artwork, and exhibits.

Serpent Mound – Peebles. The largest ancient American Indian effigy mound in the United States, with a museum exhibiting local history and geology.

Underground Railroad Walking Tour – Springboro. Interactive self-guided tour of 27 sites that served as hideouts and escape routes, and safe house for runaway slaves. 



Aqua Adventures – Middletown. Waterpark featuring paddle boarding, waterslides, inflatables, full bar with patio seating, and a sandy beach.

Blue Horseshoe Farm – Springfield. Horseback riding on 140 acres of trails, with horse riding lessons, and pony parties.

Loveland Canoe & Kayak – Loveland. Experience an adventures through the woodlands and wildlife on the Little Miami Scenic River.

Majestic Springs – Wilmington. Beautiful 18-hole bent grass golf course with rolling meadows, winding streams, and wooded terrain.

Paint Creek Recreational Trail – Washington Court House. 32-mile paved trail for cycling and walking, with scenic bridges and abundant wildlife.


Campbell Auction Gallery – Ripley. Treasure-filled showroom of Americana filled with collectibles and memorabilia where buyers can browse before bidding online.

Destination Outlets – Jeffersonville. Shop at over 50 major retail outlets for everything from fashion and home furnishings, to travel accessories to jewelry.

Greene Town Center – Beavercreek. Open-air shopping destination with over 100 upscale retail merchants and restaurant.

Lebanon Shops – Lebanon. A downtown filled with shopping options, as the USA Today called Lebanon one of the “Ten Great Places to Browse for Antiques.”

Miami Crossing District – Miamisburg. Shop at dozens of popular retail shops along the 741/725 interchange, including the large Dayton Mall.

Featured Attractions