Butler County Visitors Guide and Map 2022

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2022 Insider Guide

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START SKYDIVING @karlydwenger

LIBERTY CENTER @shanawashere

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JOLLY’S DRIVE-IN @xoxo_themillennialgirl

JUNGLE JIM’S INTERNATIONAL MARKET @gaylon_wampler

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EVERY SEASON BRINGS MORE TO EXPLORE


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Butler County 2022 Insider Guide

3 WELCOME 5 SOCIAL SCENE 6 LOCAL GUIDES Locals share their top tips and favorite experiences in Butler County. 12 EXPLORABLE Discover accessible travel options with the Jivanjee family. 14 LET’S EAT Go on a foodie adventure to enjoy flavors from around the world.

ON THE COVER: Cool off this summer with ice cream from The Cone in West Chester. PICTURED: Walk by monumental sculptures at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton.

26 SUGAR RUSH The Butler County Donut Trail features 13 delicious mom-and-pop donut shops. 29 RAISE A GLASS Here’s to finding a new favorite sip during your next trip! 30 WALL ART Innovative, creative, & colorful; these works of art elevate everyday experiences. 32 IN SEASON From beautiful spring days to cool fall nights, changing seasons bring new adventures and things to explore.

34 FIND YOUR BC ADVENTURE Whether you’re looking for thrills, games, creative classes, or family-friendly fun — Butler County has adventures fit for everyone. 39 MAKING AN IMPACT Explore with a purpose at these local businesses, where the mission is to make a difference. 40 CLASSIC COOL Vintage pinball, refreshing root beer, and old school drive-ins. Throwback with these retro stops. 42 PAST TIME Explore significant sites and historical attractions on your next trip. 43 SHOP LOCAL Remember your travels by taking home a piece of Butler County. 44 FIND YOUR WAY Plan your trip with our map. RESOURCES: 46 STAY 51 TO DO 53 ARTS 54 HISTORY

PYRAMID HILL SCULPTURE PARK & MUSEUM: RVP PHOTOGRAPHY

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● Neil Young’s Lionel Layout ● American Railroad Museum: ● Largest Collection of Marbles/Games World’s Largest Model Train Display ● Kid’s Outdoor Train Rides: ( Seasonally ) ● A Charming 1930’s Café 25,000 Sq. Ft. Traveling Through 3 Distinct Periods of Time ● Miniature Replica of Coney Island ● Junction Hobbies/Toys plus ● Imagination Junction

I-75 Exit 22, Just Off Tylersville Rd

AMERICA’S MOST AMAZING FAMILY ATTRACTION!

● “Certificate of Excellence” - Trip Advisor ● “Travel Gem” AAA

● “Standout in Ohio Tourism” - Ohio Traveler ● “Best Family Fun Day” - Best of Ohio

7379 Squire Cour t Cincinnati, OH 45 069 20 Minutes North of Cincinnati 20 Minutes South of Dayton 12 Minutes West of Kings Island

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● Crazy Caper ● Outer Limits With Vortex Tunnel and Claustrophobic Hall ● Miniature Circus

● The Largest, Most Comprehensive Marble Collection in the U.S.A.


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We’re excited you’re here to explore our urban cityscapes, serene parks, and everything in between. Let our locals be your guide. In these pages, they’ll share their top picks for places you’re sure to love. Looking for more inspiration for your upcoming trip? Stay up-to-date on the latest new experiences and events at TravelButlerCounty.com. We can’t wait to see you soon!

JUNGLE JIM’S INTERNATIONAL MARKET: GAYLON WAMPLER

PICTURED: Find a huge array of hard-to-find items at Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield.

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Butler County Commissioners: Cindy Carpenter Donald L. Dixon T.C. Rogers

8756 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 860-4194, (888) 462-2282 TravelButlerCounty.com

President & CEO: Mark Hecquet

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KC FLOWER FARM @xoxo_themillennialgirl

GOVERNOR BEBB METROPARK @gaylon_wampler GREAT MIAMI RIVER @nc.brown

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raditional brewing — not-so-traditional ingredients. When Josh and Megan Laubach started homebrewing, their mission was simple: create a good, gluten-free craft beer. This mission derived from Josh being diagnosed with celiac disease. Their dream came to life when they opened Rolling Mill Brewing Company; the only dedicated gluten-free brewery in Ohio, located in downtown Middletown. They now serve nine unique beers and seltzers. Each tap name has a story to tell, nodding to the important life milestones they’ve reached together. “We’ve never changed the vision behind our business. There is much beauty in being a part of something truly local and from the grassroots up,” Megan says. While working, the couple enjoys getting flatbreads from their neighbors at The Swire Inn, or walking to Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop with their three kids. rollingmillbc.com

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MEGAN AND JOSH LAUBACH: STEPHANIE PARK

Get insider tips on where to explore from these Butler County locals.


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adja Mirpuri aims to encourage people, which is why the saying “Dream Big” is found on the back of every staff shirt at Smoochies Boba & Crepes. After moving back to the United States from the Philippines, Nadja hoped to pursue her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened her own boba tea shop inside of Liberty Center, and its popularity led to a second location in Hamilton, and a third in West Chester. Smoochies — a fun play off of smoothies — are Nadja’s signature drink, layering three flavors together. Her shops also offer a variety of sweet and savory crepes, as well as delicious fruit and milk teas. Nadja’s personal favorite drink is the #57. “I call it that because it’s so good, people will come back 56 more times to get it,” she laughs. Nadja also says she likes being part of a diverse community, enjoying places like Northstar Cafe, Pho96, and House of Bangkok. facebook.com/smoochiesbobacrepes

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t all began with homemade caramels; Karma Decker started out creating them for gifts, and it evolved into her own chocolate shop. Her caramels are still one of the most popular items, but every creation at Karma in the Kitchen is a true work of art. Karma is always innovating delicious, new ideas. Her personal favorite is the Cashmere; a brown sugar cream center with a hint of espresso. “All of the caramel, ganache, cream centers, sugar free truffles, dragees, and fudge are made in house. Every day is an adventure!” Karma says. To carry on the creativity, Karma says she likes to spend time at You’re Fired! Pottery Studio and is a huge fan of The Donut Dude, and the entire Donut Trail. karmainthekitchen.com

NADJA MIRPURI, SARA VALLANDINGHAM AND MARIA PECKINPAUGH: STEPHANIE PARK, KARMA DECKER: TWIN SPIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

Karma in the Kitchen, West Chester


Sara Vallandingham + Maria Peckinpaugh Sara’s House, Hamilton

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store was always her dream, so when the opportunity presented itself, Sara Vallandingham took the leap. She named her boutique Sara’s House to pay homage to her love for decor, design, and repurposing — not realizing it would be foreshadowing. In 2014, Sara and her husband bought a historic building in downtown Hamilton to renovate; Sara’s dream shop on the ground level, and their dream home right upstairs. “It was really just meant to be,” she says. Mixing modern and vintage pieces, the shop is truly unique; including one-of-a-kind repurposed lamps made by Sara’s husband. In 2020, Sara partnered with her daughter Maria, who brought new ideas to the table. Blending Maria’s neutral aesthetic with her mom’s eclectic style keeps Sara’s House fresh and ever-flourishing. Sara says one of the best experiences has been being part of Hamilton’s robust community, and they love supporting their neighbors Basil 1791, Tano Bistro, and Municipal Brew Works. sarashousehamilton.com

Handmade distinctive lamps draw customers looking for one-of-a-kind home decor.

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Chris, Kenny, James, Matt, Paul, James & Blaze, The Toy Experts

When several friends decided to turn their passion into a business, they brought nostalgia to a whole new level. Their one-ofa-kind toy store showcases over 50,000 vintage and modern toys The Toy Department, awaiting their next adventure. Fairfield The Toy Department buys and sells toys daily, specializing in Kenner memorabilia, pre-production collectibles, and rare prototypes. “It’s awesome to see people’s faces when they first walk in,” says Kenny Koepnick. “We see a lot of crossgenerational collecting in families too, which is really cool.” The friends met through toy shows, and they each have their own area of specialty, including Marvel, G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, and more. Located in Fairfield, Chris says they are also big fans of Jupiter Coffee & Donuts and Lisa’s Kitchen. toydepartment.net

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JACQUELINE JOHNSON, THE TOY DEPARTMENT: TWIN SPIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

urrounding Miami University’s western campus lies a magnificent stone monument, preserving a significant piece of Civil Rights history. The Freedom Summer Memorial commemorates the events of Freedom Summer 1964, where over 1,000 volunteers trained in Oxford to tackle the issue of voter intimidation. Miami University’s archivist, Jacqueline Johnson, began studying Freedom Summer in 2005 and later published, Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer. “I wanted to write a book that focused on the stories of the Freedom Summer volunteers and Ohio’s connection to the Civil Rights movement,” she says. As an archivist, Jacqueline maintains all of Miami’s archival materials and assists patrons with reference, public service, and research. She also lives in Oxford, where her favorite restaurant is Bodega Delicatessen and she enjoys the city’s Uptown Concert Series every summer. miamioh.edu

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BY JESSICA JIVANJEE As a family including one son with cerebral palsy who happens to be wheelchair bound and three autistic children, we are so grateful to live in the Cincinnati region. There are many places, events, and museums that all of my children love including great ones in Butler County. We’re excited to tell you about some of our top picks. EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester is one of our favorite wheelchair accessible places to visit. The model train display is full of buttons that my children love to push so that they can hear all of the sounds, watch all of the lights, and turn on the trains. The on-site funhouse has so much to offer for more sensory input. With my children having autism, they are interested in lights, vibration, and anything that spins and has fast movement. EnterTRAINment Junction has all of that and much more. It’s also perfect for rainy days, hotter days, and somewhere warm to take the kiddos all winter long to release some fun energy. Seasonal events like Jack O’Lantern Junction and Christmas at the Junction are extra magical. We met Santa at EnterTRAINment Junction. He got down on his

knees to speak to my son in his wheelchair. My son felt so loved and was so full of joy. If you’re looking for a relaxed day out, be sure to visit Liberty Center. With accessible features, cool mural backdrops, tasty restaurants to try, and great shopping options, it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends. Another favorite Butler County spot is Marcum Park. Located in downtown Hamilton, this wheelchair-friendly oasis is within walking distance from a hotel, restaurants, and so much more. All of the kids absolutely love the splash pad. Adults always look forward to the DORA district and enjoy drinks while the kiddos have a great time all around the city. While in Hamilton, wander just down the street to InsideOut Studio. Here, all of the artists are wonderful adults with disabilities. Every purchase helps provide them income. I am so thankful to have been able to witness such a beautiful studio. We love supporting them and taking home their beautiful artwork. Butler County has so much to offer and we are thankful Butler County includes all families, but what makes it so special for our family is how children and adults with disabilities are supported and welcomed in this community.

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ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION, VOICE OF AMERICA METROPARK: TWIN SPIRE PHOTOGRAPHY; LIBERTY CENTER: RVP PHOTOGRAPHY

PICTURED: Put on muralist, Kelsey Montague’s, “wings” at Liberty Center. OPPOSITE, LEFT TO RIGHT: The trains at EnterTRAINment Junction provide hours of entertainment. A mural by Alison Cook at Liberty Center is the perfect backdrop for a family photo. Paved paths lead the way through Voice of America MetroPark.

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Braveheart Prime Ribeye, Tano Bistro in Hamilton, foodbytano.com

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TANO BISTRO: TANO BISTRO, JAG’S STEAK & SEAFOOD: JAG’S STEAK & SEAFOOD, GRACIE’S, CRU GASTRO LOUNGE: STEPHANIE PARK, CARUSO’S RISTARANTE & BAR: CARUSO’S RISTARANTE & BAR

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Thyme to Celebrate 2 The Big Oscar Filet, Jag’s Steak & Seafood in West Chester, jags.com 3 Charred Brussels Sprouts, Gracie’s in Middletown, graciesmiddletown.com 4 Summer Salmon, Caruso’s Ristorante & Bar in Fairfield, carusoscincy.com 5 Seared Sea Scallops, Cru Gastro Lounge in Oxford, cruwinebaroxford.com 2

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From shareable bites to international eats to comfort feasts covered in gravy, go on a foodie adventure in Butler County by mixing-and-matching these 62 local dishes and desserts.

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Stuffed French Toast, Farmhouse Diner in Trenton, facebook.com/ thefarmhouseoftrenton

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FARMHOUSE DINER: STEPHANIE PARK, COUNTRY BARREL RESTAURANT: GAYLON WAMPLER, COZY’S CAFÉ AND PUB: MICHELLE JONES, LISA’S KITCHEN: STEPHANIE D’EPIFANIO, PATTERSON’S CAFÉ: @BIIIGFOODENERGY, HIGH ST. CAFÉ: LAURA WATILO BLAKE

7 Two Pancake Breakfast Platter, Country Barrel Restaurant in Okeana, countrybarrelrestaurant.com 8 Crab Cake Benedict, Cozy’s Café and Pub in Liberty Township, cozyscafeandpub.com 9 Buttermilk Pancakes, Lisa’s Kitchen in Fairfield, bit.ly/lisaskitchenfairfield 10 Breakfast Quesadilla, Patterson’s Café in Oxford, pattersonscafe.com 11 Eggs Benedict, High St. Café in Hamilton, highstcafe.com

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12 Iced Cold Brew Flight, State Street Coffee in Trenton, statestreetcoffeeinc.com

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18 Fried Bone-In Wings with Sweet Heat Sauce, Berd’s Grill & Bar in Fairfield, berdsgrillandbar.com 19 Pork Carnitas Tostadas, Fretboard Brewing & Public House in Hamilton, fbpublichouse.com 20 Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Bourbon’s Craft Kitchen in Middletown, bourbonskitchen.com 18

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21 The Dinah, Bodega Delicatessen in Oxford, bodegaoxford.com 22 The Lottery, Bagel & Deli in Oxford, bagelanddeli.com 23 Thai Burrito, Northstar Café in Liberty Township, thenorthstarcafe.com 24 Buffalo Sub, SoHi Grilled Sandwiches in Oxford, sohisandwich.com 25 Chicken Shawarma Pita, Tikka Grill in West Chester, thetikkagrill.com 26 Pot Roast Melt, The Swire Inn in Middletown, swireinn.com 27 Vegan Falafel Wrap, Mockingbirds Café in Middletown, facebook.com/mockingbirdscoffee

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28 Italian Sausage Pizza, Chester’s Pizzeria in Hamilton, places.singleplatform.com/chesters-pizzeria 29 Greek Pizza, Richard’s Pizza in Fairfield, Hamilton, Monroe & Trenton, richardspizza.com 30 New York Thin Cheese, Skally’s in West Chester, skallysrestaurant.com 31 Black Bean, Pies & Pints in Liberty Township, piesandpints.net 28

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Fried Fish Sandwich with Collard Greens, Mz. Jade’s Soul Food in Middletown, mzjadessoulfood.com

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Chowmein, Hot ‘N Spicy in Fairfield, bit.ly/hotnspicyfairfield

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NUMPRIK THAI LAO: LAURA WATILO BLAKE, INDIAN FUSION RESTAURANT: GURNEK SINGH & RAMANDEEP KAUR, HOUSE OF BANGKOK: @MISSLUVLEELOCS, KRISHNA: VIVIAN DRURY, PHO 96: SAVANNAH HEABLER, SUSHI HOUSE: STEPHANIE D’EPIFANIO, DAI TRANG BISTRO: LAURA WATILO BLAKE

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36 Jerk Chicken, Jamaica Mon in Fairfield, facebook.com/jamaicamon6679 37 Wonton Soup, Numprik Thai Lao in Monroe, numprikthailao.com 38 Garlic Naan, Indian Fusion Restaurant in West Chester, indianfusioncincy.com 39 Pineapple Fried Rice, House of Bangkok in Fairfield, facebook.com/houseofbangkok 40 Chicken Tikka Masala Special, Krishna in Oxford, oxfordkrishna.com 41 Vietnamese Noodle Soup, Pho 96 in West Chester, pho96.com 42 Chicken Tikka Masala, Mix Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry, and Garlic Naan, Namaste Curry House in Fairfield, namastecurryhouse.net 43 Sunshine Roll, Sushi House in Fairfield, sushihouseohio.com 44 Boodle Fight, Dai Trang Bistro in West Chester, daitrangbistrooh.com

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49 Beef Brisket Sandwich, Combs BBQ Central in Middletown, combsbbq.com 50 Garlic Toast Grilled Cheese with Pork, Brent’s Smokin’ Butts & Grill in Middletown, bsbgcatering.com 51 Pork Overload Sandwich, McK’s BBQ in Liberty Township, mcksbbq.com 52 Neal’s Ribs, Neal’s Famous BBQ in Hamilton, facebook.com/bbqbyneal

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BILLY YANKS: TWIN SPIRE PHOTOGRAPHY, PICKLE & PIG: ASHLEY MERDER, GASLIGHT BREWHOUSE: GASLIGHT BREWHOUSE, MAD MIKE’S BURGERS & FRIES: MAD MIKE’S BURGER & FRIES, COMBS BBQ CENTRAL: @CRAVE_COLUMBUS, MCK’S BBQ: MCK’S BBQ, NEAL’S FAMOUS BBQ: GAYLON WAMPLER, AGAVE & RYE, LA PIÑATA: LAURA WATILO BLAKE, TAQUERIA GUANAJUATO: STEPHANIE D’EPIFANIO

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Big Kahuna, Billy Yanks in Hamilton, billyyanks.com

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53 Epic Tacos, Agave & Rye in Hamilton & Liberty Township, agaveandrye.com 54 Authentic Tacos, Taqueria Guanajuato in Hamilton, bit.ly/ taqueriaguanajuato 55 Mexican Grilled Tacos, La Piñata in Fairfield, lapinatafairfield.com 53

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you dessert the best 57 Vanilla Cupcake, Luke’s Custom Cakes in Hamilton, lukescustomcakes.com 58 Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin, Chubby Bunny Bakery in Hamilton, chubbybunnybakery.com 59 Orange & Vanilla Swirl and Chocolate Soft Serve, The Cone in West Chester, thecone.com 60 Mini Apple Pie, The Mad Piper Bakery in Ross Township, facebook.com/themadpiperbakery 61 Conchas, Panaderia La Mexicana in Fairfield, panaderiamex.com 62 Brian’s Peanut Butter Cup Cyclone, Flub’s Dari-ette in Fairfield, Hamilton, and Ross, flubsicecream.com

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DONUT TRAIL SHOPS

Central Pastry Shop Holtman’s Donuts Jupiter Coffee & Donuts Kelly’s Bakery Martin’s Donuts Milton’s Donuts Mimi’s Donuts & Bakery

Oxford Doughnut Shoppe Ross Bakery Stan the Donut Man The Donut Dude The Donut Hole by Milton’s The Donut Spot

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This culinary quest features 13 delicious mom-and-pop donut shops. As you travel the trail simply get your passport stamped and a sweet T-shirt will be your reward. Check out these top 10 tips to make your adventure even sweeter.

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PLAN A WEEKEND GETAWAY Traverse the trail at your own pace by dividing the quest into two days. Enjoy donuts in the morning, and explore other local attractions and eateries in the afternoon.

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TRAIL SIGN SEARCH Did you know each shop has its own unique hiking trail inspired donut sign? Search for the signs and take pics along your journey. #DonutTrail

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DONUT TRAIL CONCIERGE Chat with an expert! We’re here to help plan your route, find a place to stay, and share all the fun things to do in Butler County. Concierge hours are Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Simply call (513) 860-0917.

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BRAILLE PASSPORTS Braille and large print passports are available at the Travel Butler County office. These passports welcome members of the low sight community to the Donut Trail.

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ESSENTIAL TRAIL TOOLS Prep by visiting BCDonutTrail.com to download passports and a map. Every member of your confection-seeking crew needs their own passport.

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T-SHIRT COLLECTION Passport complete? It’s time to redeem for your new threads. Stop in the Travel Butler County welcome center to collect, and take a photo with our sprinkle wall. Need to head home? Just mail your passports to 8756 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069, and we’ll send shirts directly to your doorstep.

THE DONUT DUDE, HOLTMAN’S DONUTS: RVP PHOTOGRAPHY, JUPITER COFFEE & DONUTS: GAYLON WAMPLER, MARTIN’S DONUTS: @JCPEATS

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CUSTOM MERCH Make your trip extra memorable! Pick up collectible Donut Trail souvenirs at the welcome center.

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EXTRA SWEET SAVINGS PASS A Donut Trail shirt is not your only reward! Wear your T-shirt (any year) to unlock special deals at over 30 businesses around Butler County. Get your pass at TravelButlerCounty.com/ Extra-Sweet-Savings-Pass.

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GEOTOUR Locate and log 15 caches to earn a collectible Donut Trail GeoTour coin. Get your GeoTour passport at TravelButlerCounty.com/GeoTour.

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Hanover Winery

Voted Best Date Night Spot!

HANOVER W I N E R Y

Come visit us at Hanover Winery to experience our International Award-winning wines and beautiful countryside. Choose from a selection of over 25 hand-crafted wines with something for everyone! Our wine tastings are casual and relaxing, so fun to enjoy with your friends. For the non-wine drinkers, beer & bourbon! Live music and events with stunning sunsets over the vineyard. Hanover Winery is located in the southwest corner of Ohio, between Hamilton and Miami University Oxford. August, HW Annual Wine Festival, featuring live entertainment and food trucks both days.

BUTLER COUNTY’S WINERY!

Open all year! See our website and Facebook for hours & details.

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PICTURED: Toast to good times at Fretboard Brewing & Public House. BELOW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Try the spirits at White Dog Distilling Company. Fill your growler at Rolling Mill Brewing Company. Grab a pint at Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House.

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Here’s to finding a new favorite sip during your next trip! We’ve curated a list of our locals’ top picks featuring creative and award-winning selections from local breweries, wineries, and a distillery. Cheers! DogBerry Brewing, West Chester SIP: Bray’s Brown STYLE: Brown Ale dogberrybrewing.com

Grainworks Brewing Company, West Chester SIP: Sunrise STYLE: India Pale Ale grainworks.beer

N.E.W. Ales Brewing, Middletown SIP: Post Mow Lawn STYLE: Kӧlsch newalesbrewing.com

Seven Mile Winery, Wayne Township SIP: Bella Notte STYLE: Blackberry Wine sevenmilewinery.com

FigLeaf Brewing Company, Middletown SIP: Black Solstice STYLE: Imperial Stout figleafbrewing.com

Hanover Winery, Hanover Township SIP: Mason’s Red STYLE: Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon hanoverwinery.com

Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House, Monroe SIP: Roebling Nitro Porter STYLE: American Porter rivertownbrewery.com

Swine City Brewing, Fairfield SIP: If You Threw a Party STYLE: Sour swinecitybrewing.com

Fretboard Brewing & Public House, Hamilton SIP: REBA STYLE: Strawberry Blonde Ale fbpublichouse.com

Municipal Brew Works, Hamilton SIP: Orange Agave Blonde STYLE: Fruited Blonde municipal.beer

Rolling Mill Brewing Company, Middletown SIP: Two Goldens STYLE: Gluten-Free American Lager rollingmillbc.com

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White Dog Distilling Company, Middletown SIP: White Dog Ice Tea STYLE: Cocktail whitedogdistilling company.com

Featured sips may be seasonal selections. For information on current pours, please visit the website of each business.


ART

PICTURED: The sun shines on the streets of Middletown. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM THE TOP: Alexander Hamilton looks out over Hamilton. Find shops and photo ops at Liberty Center. Jammin’ brings a blast of musical energy to Middletown. The Changemakers of Oxford highlights local Civil Rights history.

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SUNSET AT THE SLICE: MARY DEE DONOVAN, ALEXANDER HAMILTON: @ECLECTICKURVES, THE CHANGEMAKERS OF OXFORD: LAURA WATILO BLAKE, JAMMIN’: GAYLON WAMPLER, LIBERTY CENTER: MARY ROSE JACOBI

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StreetSpark

Explore the thriving arts scene in Hamilton by embarking on the StreetSpark mural tour — starring 18 stunning outdoor murals. fittoncenter.org/streetspark

The Strauss Market Murals

10 murals, 10 artists, one shade of vivid orange. Under the McDulin Parking Garage, this collection of murals tells a unique story. artspace.org/hamilton

Jammin’

Bursting with vibrant energy, this musical mural couples perfectly with the lively atmosphere of Governor’s Square in the heart of Middletown. travelbutlercounty.com

The Changemakers of Oxford

Found outside the Oxford Municipal Building, this compelling mural highlights local Civil Rights history, and commemorates the prominent events of Freedom Summer 1964. enjoyoxford.com

What Lifts You?

Shop, dine, and admire the art at Liberty Center, featuring pieces designed by local artists as well as world-renowned muralist, Kelsey Montague. liberty-center.com

Greetings From Millville

Unique traits of Millville are displayed in this welcoming mural created by local artists. Spot it off Route 27 near the village administration building. brightwallcollective.com

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Float down the Great Miami River with BAABs Kayaking (baabsent.com) and enjoy a cone … or two … or three from one of the legendary, seasonal soft-serve stands. Open during warm months, you can find the full list at travelbutler county.com/soft-serve.

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No boat? No problem! Cool down at Wake Nation (LEFT), the Midwest’s only cable wake park (wakenation.com). Bounce and slide at Aqua Adventures (landofillusion.com/aqua). Take the leap from 14,000 feet at Start Skydiving (startskydiving.com), pick organic blackberries at Indian Springs Berry Farm (facebook.com/organicupick), or catch a double-feature under the stars at Holiday Auto Theatre (holidayautotheatre.com).


BARN-N-BUNK FARM MARKET: STEPHANIE PARK, WAKE NATION: GAYLON WAMPLER, LIGHT UP MIDDLETOWN: STEPHANIE D’EPIFIANO

From beautiful spring days to cool fall nights, Butler County’s changing seasons bring new adventures and things to explore.

Fall

Farm sweet farm! Corn mazes, u-pick pumpkins, sunflower fields, hayrides, apple cider donuts, and more. Explore one of Butler County’s fall festivals at Niederman Family Farm, Jackson Family Farm, Burwinkel Farms, Barn-N-Bunk Farm Market (ABOVE), and Garver Family Farm. See the giant pumpkins at Hamilton’s Operation Pumpkin Festival (operation-pumpkin.org) and get ready for spooky season with a trip to Land of Illusion (landofillusion.com).

Winter

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Celebrate the season by driving through twinkling lights at Light Up Middletown (LEFT) (lightupmiddletown.org) and explore Journey Borealis, the arts-inspired lights at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (journeyborealis.com). Find the perfect tree at one of Butler County’s local Christmas tree farms (travelbutlercounty.com/trees).


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BAABs Kayaking

Relax and soak up the sun while floating down the Great Miami River. After kayaking, stop in the cafe for a slice of pizza. baabsent.com KAYAKING: N.C. BROWN, WAKE NATION: WAKE NATION, START SKYDIVING: START SKYDIVING

Wake Nation

Hit the water wakeboarding at the only cable wake park in the Midwest — no boat needed! Fun continues at the aqua park and new super slides. wakenation.com

Aqua Adventures

Plan a full day of water park fun. Have a blast on the inflatable obstacle course, paddleboards, and sand volleyball courts, or unwind at the Aqua Lounge. landofillusion.com/aqua

Opt Outside

Bull’s Run Arboretum

Dotted with wildflowers and wildlife, this outdoor sanctuary contains a beautiful creek and stunning woods. bullsrun.org

Start Skydiving

It’s not flying ... it’s falling in style! Experience the thrill of freefall at this world-class facility, with the help of their talented and professional staff. startskydiving.com

Take Flight

iFLY All ages and abilities can experience the sensation of flying

in state-of-the-art wind tunnels. Indoor skydiving is a thrilling and family-friendly activity. iflyworld.com

Get Air Trampoline Park Catch some air at this wall-towall trampoline park and burn off energy with a wide range of activities. getairsports.com

Urban Air Adventure Park Defy gravity and find next

level fun at this indoor adventure park featuring trampolines, ziplines, a ropes course, and more. urbanairtrampolinepark.com

Great Miami Riverway

Connecting communities through 99 miles of paved trails along the Great Miami River. You might even spot our bald eagles, Ralph and Alice, flying over the water! greatmiamiriverway.com

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Harbin Park

Popular for its mountain biking trails, Harbin Park is a great escape, offering nature trails and 7 miles of technical mountain biking loops. fairfield-city.org

Nation Road Horse Rental

Pick one of the guided trail options and go horseback riding. This family-owned farm is home to majestic horses and a friendly staff to assist riders. facebook.com/ nationroadhorserental


Country and Comedy

Art Adventure

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Miami University Art Museum Discover an

Find the art of laughter at this comedy club offering good drinks, a full menu, and lots of laughs. liberty.funnybone.com

Lori’s Roadhouse

Listen to nationally known country acts or take a dancing class at this brand new music venue. lrhlive.com

astounding collection of art throughout five galleries and rotating exhibitions, surrounded by an outdoor sculpture park. miamioh.edu/cca/art-museum

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Explore this hidden gem featuring 300+ acres of scenic land, decorated with over 80 monumental sculptures. It’s a captivating combination of art and nature. pyramidhill.org

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Feast Mode Secret Shake Society Get the

inside scoop on secret menu milkshakes from local shops around Butler County. Delicious details are delivered to your inbox every two weeks throughout the summer if you’re a Secret Shake Society member. travelbutlercounty.com/ secret-shake-society

Donut Trail

MIAMI UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: GAYLON WAMPLER, PETALS & WICKS: LAURA WATILO BLAKE

13 mom-and-pop donut shops, dozens of donuts, one sweet adventure. Grab your passport and get it stamped at each shop to earn your official Donut Trail T-shirt! bcdonuttrail.com

Jungle Jim’s Internation al Market Often referred

to as the amusement park of food, this eccentric 6-acre grocery store offers 180,000+ products from around the globe. Find theatrical decor and animatronics every step of the way. junglejims.com

The Learning Kitchen Awaken

your inner chef at one of these hands-on cooking classes. Learn new skills and create a delicious dish with fun classes designed for all ages. thelearningkitchen.com

Crafty and Creative You’re Fired! Pottery Studio Everyone can be an artist at this inviting pottery studio. Choose from a large selection of pieces and colors to get started. yourefiredoxford.com

Petals & Wicks

Choose your favorites from the scent bar and make your own candle from start to finish. petalsnwicks.com

Haute Fusion Studio Magic happens when heat strikes glass; create your own masterpiece at this unique glass art studio in workshops for all ages. hautefusion.wordpress.com

The Studio

Pick a piece and create a one-of-a-kind painted kiln-fired masterpiece. thestudioinhamilton.rocks

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Trains, Planes, and Automobiles EnterTRAINment Junction At the largest

Hit the Mark Class Axe Throwing Who

will hit the bullseye? Kickoff a friendly competition and see how many times you can hit the target. cincinnatiaxe.com

train display in the world, visitors can marvel at 80+ model trains traveling along 2.5 miles of track. The panoramic journey takes you through the evolution of trains and railroads. entertrainmentjunction.com

The Salty Dog Museum Car enthusiasts will love this museum showcasing a collection of restored vintage cars and firetrucks. Free and open to the public; call for tours and hours. saltydogmuseum.com

Dart Arena

Choose your teams and pick your blaster; the rivalry begins in this ultimate Nerf war. dart-arena.com

Topgolf Test out

your swing with no experience necessary; reserve your climatecontrolled bay, order some food and drinks, then let the games begin. topgolf.com

Main Event Entertainment

Visit the perfect onestop entertainment destination. Make every moment count playing arcade games, laser-tag, billiards, and more. mainevent.com

The WEB Extreme Entertainment

Nine epic attractions await — go-karts, mini golf, and bowling just to name a few. First place is calling your name. funattheweb.com

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BC Warbirds

Preserving historic aircraft in their unique hangar, this free museum focuses on the history of flight, open Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also call to book a ride in a real WWII aircraft. bcwarbirds.com


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Explore with a purpose at these three local businesses, where the missions are to make a difference. Made to Love

The vision is expressed perfectly in their name; this boutique advocates that love and education can change the world. Made to Love offers a variety of Haitian artisan goods, and 100% of the profits are donated to creating educational and career opportunities in Haiti. Since 2010, Made to Love has also worked alongside Charye Village Leader, Estime Odilon, to build a school for 300+ kids. Their mission goes full circle, helping to foster sustainable change and generational growth. Be a part of the change at made-to-love.org.

ABOVE: Take home a unique piece of art from InsideOut Studio to beautify your home and know you’re helping others.

InsideOut Studio Happiness surrounds

this contemporary art studio where bright smiles are contagious. InsideOut produces truly unique art daily, created by artists with

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developmental disabilities. The studio also provides each artist with opportunities to market and receive an income from their work. Over 100 talented artists have found a supportive studio environment where they can create, express themselves, and earn an income — which helps to cultivate independence too. Visitors can shop for one-of-a-kind pieces at InsideOut’s retail space, or place orders for custom work at insideoutstudioart.com.

The Fringe Coffee House

From the outside looking in, it’s a cool local coffee shop, but The Fringe offers more than great lattes. It also serves as a holistic re-entry program for citizens recently released from prison. Prioritizing art as a form of therapy, the building also doubles as a street-art gallery and music venue. Their mission is rooted in spreading love, empathy, and sharing perspectives. The Fringe actively works to build compassion and offers community services like free recovery meetings, school tutoring, tattoo removal, mentorship, and much more. Learn more at thefringecoffeehouse.com.


CLASSIC COOL

Vintage pinball, refreshing root beer, and old school drive-ins. Throwback with these retro stops.

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Pinball Garage Restored and

ready to play, vintage pinball cabinets are the star at one of Hamilton’s newest downtown spots. Need a refreshment? The full bar is stocked with tons of local brews on tap. facebook.com/pinballgarage

Henry’s Candy, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, and Candy Stash Sweets & Treats Whether you’re craving watermelon gummy bears or quirky soda flavors, find a sweet or nostalgic treat at a Butler County candy emporium. facebook.com/henryscandyco, grandpajoescandyshop.com, candystashsweets.com

The Jug, Jolly’s Drive-In, and J&E Rootbeer Nothing

beats a frosty mug filled with cold, refreshing root beer. Order one with a classic burger or hot dog at one of Butler County’s favorite root beer stands. facebook.com/thejugburger facebook.com/jollysbrookwood bit.ly/jollyserie, bit.ly/jerootbeer

PINBALL GARAGE, SALTY DOG MUSEUM: LAURA WATILO BLAKE, MAIN STREET VINYL, GRANDPA JOE’S CANDY SHOP: STEPHANIE PARK, THE JUG: RVP PHOTOGRAPHY

Antique Shops

Complete your collection or snag a cool vintage find at West Chester Antique Center, Venice Pavilion Antiques, The Bird House Antiques, or Ohio Valley Antique Mall. ohiovalleyantiques.com, facebook.com/wantiquecenter, facebook.com/venicepavilionantiques, facebook.com/thebirdhouseantiques CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Test your skills at Pinball Garage. Find classics at Main Street Vinyl. Get under the hood at The Salty Dog Museum. Sip on a frosty mug of root beer at The Jug. Try a silly soda at Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop.

Main Street Vinyl

Vibe to the alluring sound of vinyl, browse the extensive selection, and take home a few new records for your collection. mainstvinyl.com

The Salty Dog Museum

Classic race cars and vintage firetrucks are the star at this off-thebeaten-path gem near Shandon. Free and open to the public, be sure to call ahead to Ron’s Machine Shop, located next door, to confirm hours. saltydogmuseum.com

Unsung Salvage Design Co. Bringing new life

to forgotten objects, the creators at Unsung Salvage create unique pieces for your home or office. unsungsalvagedesign.com

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History runs deep in Butler County. Explore significant sites and historical attractions on your next trip. BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studios Masterpieces are crafted by skilled artisans at the oldest, continuously operating stained glass studio in the U.S. beauverre.net Governor Bebb MetroPark Pioneer Village This park features seven authentic log cabins anchored by the 1799 birthplace of William Bebb, the 19th Governor of Ohio. yourmetroparks.net

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Soldiers, Sailors, & Pioneers Monument Honoring the founders and veterans of Butler County, this stately building accents downtown Hamilton with a beautiful and moving tribute. butlercountyohio.org/monument Muhlhauser Barn Harkening back to pre-Prohibition days, this historic barn was once part of the local brewing industry. It was moved to this location and is now surrounded by a beautiful park. westchesteroh.org

PICTURED: Activist and athlete, Wayne Embry, is honored at Miami University.

National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting This modest building in West Chester played a pivotal role in U.S. wartime efforts between World War II and the 1990s. Stop in for a tour to learn more about the history made here. voamuseum.org Wayne Embry Statue Honoring a Civil Rights and basketball icon, this stunning tribute highlights Wayne Embry’s outsized impact on sports and society through his years of public and private service. miamioh.edu Black Covered Bridge Spanning Talawanda Creek, this historic bridge is one of the longest covered bridges in Ohio, and is particularly known for its use of two different truss types. oxfordmuseumassociation.com Sorg Opera House Built in 1891, this pillar of Middletown has been lovingly restored, and now hosts a variety of performances throughout the year. sorgoperahouse.org Learn more about Butler County’s historic sites at TravelButlerCounty.com/history

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Shop LocAl Look back on memories made and remember your travels by taking home a piece of Butler County with you. TOP TO BOTTOM: Brighten your home with flowers from Miller St. Boutique. Get an Ohio keepsake at Celebrate Local. Indulge your sweet tooth with truffle cakes from Ruby’s Chocolates.

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Wildfire Hygge Goods & Home Browse a curated collection of charming gifts and goods. Wildfire’s bohemian style and ever-changing inventory specializes in home decor and an assortment of pots and planters. wildfirehamilton.com Symmetry Boutique & Gallery Find a diverse selection of handmade goods from 400+ American artists. Shop and admire artworks in different mediums such as paintings, sculptures, glasswork, and more. symmetryboutiqueandgallery.com Pendleton Art Center Support local artists and explore a variety of art studios all in one building; including the popular, whimsical designs of JellyDoodles by Cassie Dryer. pendletonartcenter.com Celebrate Local Looking for a souvenir unique to Ohio? Featuring 6,000+ products, Celebrate Local focuses exclusively on products from over 300 Ohio family businesses and local artisans. celebratelocalohio.com Juniper For the trend-setters, Juniper is a must-visit for popular styles, chic accessories, beauty products, and fun gifts. juniperstyle.com

Miller St. Boutique The one-stop shop for statement pieces and products from local vendors. Their spring Flower Bar is a fan-favorite — complete with pots, vases, succulents, and more. millerstboutique.com Oxford Coffee Company Coffee and tea lovers can take home a bag of artisan coffee, loose leaf tea, or brewing accessories from this local roastery. oxfordcoffee.com Ruby’s Chocolates Here comes truffle ... Ruby’s Chocolates is best known for their exquisite truffle cakes. You can’t go wrong with Ruby’s Top Sellers Variety Pack. rubyschocolates.com

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VISITOR SERVICES & INFO CENTERS Travel Butler County 8756 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 860-4194, travelbutlercounty.com Butler County Government Services Center 315 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 887-3000, butlercountyohio.org

FIND YOUR WAY

Butler County Regional Airport 2820 Airport Rd E., Hamilton, OH 45015; (513) 887-0444, bcra.butlercountyohio.org Enjoy Oxford 14 W. Park Pl., Ste. C, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-8687, enjoyoxford.org Hamilton Welcome Center 1 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 844-8080 Jungle Jim’s International Market 5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014 (513) 674-6000 junglejims.com Liberty Center Foundry 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069; (513) 644-0900, liberty-center.com Middletown Visitors Bureau 2 S. Main St. Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 320-8477 itsmiddletown.org

DONUT TRAIL SHOPS

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE The Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe & Trenton 1500 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 422-4551, thechamberofcommerce.org Fairfield Chamber of Commerce 670 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 881-5500, fairfieldchamber.com Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 201 Dayton St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 844-1500, hamilton-ohio.com Oxford Chamber of Commerce 102 W. High St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-5200, oxfordchamber.org West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance 8922 Beckett Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 777-3600, thechamberalliance.com ILLUSTRATED MAP BY LIZ KAY

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NAVIGATE BUTLER COUNTY: HIT THE ROAD TO FIND SPOTS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY FROM MUSEUMS AND PARKS TO DONUTS AND WINE.

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HOTELS FAIRFIELD Carriage Inn 6419 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 874-4774, No. of rooms: 25 Extended Stay America 9651 Seward Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 860-5733, extendedstay america.com No. of rooms: 71 Hampton Inn Cincinnati Northwest - Fairfield 430 Kolb Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 942-3440, cincinnati-fairfield. hamptoninn.com No. of rooms: 100

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Holiday Inn Express Fairfield 6755 Fairfield Business Park Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 860-2900, expressfairfield.com No. of rooms: 80 InTown Suites 6785 Fairfield Business Center Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 942-8004, intownsuites.com No. of rooms: 132 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Cincinnati Fairfield 6705 Fairfield Business Center Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 860-1300, marriott.com/hotels/ travel/cvgti-towneplace-suites-cincinnatifairfield No. of rooms: 82

WoodSpring Suites Cincinnati Fairfield 6725 Fairfield Business Center Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 860-1222, woodspring.com No. of rooms: 119

HAMILTON Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton 1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 896-6200, marriott.com/cvgha No. of rooms: 120 Cove Motel 2800 Dixie Hwy., Hamilton, OH 45015; (513) 863-1505 No. of rooms: 48 Warehouse Hotel at Champion Mill 600 North B St., Hamilton, OH 45013; warehousehotel.com No. of rooms: 233



stAy LIBERTY TOWNSHIP AC Hotel Cincinnati at Liberty Center 7505 Gibson St., Liberty Township, OH 45069; (513) 759-6500, marriott.com/cvgci No. of rooms: 130 Home2 Suites Liberty Township 7145 Liberty Centre Dr., Liberty Township, OH 45069; (513) 644-2207, home2suites3. hilton.com No. of rooms: 92

MIDDLETOWN Indigo Pass 1311 Central Ave., 3rd Floor, Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 567-1615 indigopasshotel.com No. of rooms: 5

Ranch Inn Motel 4000 Tytus Ave., Middletown, OH 45042; (513) 424-4766 No. of rooms: 22

Best Western Sycamore Inn 6 E. Sycamore St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-0000, bestwestern.com No. of rooms: 61

Hampton Inn Oxford 375 S. College Ave., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 524-2012, hamptoninn. hilton.com No. of rooms: 74

MONROE

Butler Inn 5235 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6306, butler-inn. business.site No. of rooms: 30

Marcum Hotel and Conference Center at Miami University 951 E. Withrow St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-6911, muohio.edu/marcum No. of rooms: 55

Best Western Monroe Inn 40 New Garver Rd., Monroe, OH 45050; (513) 539-4400, bestwestern.com No. of rooms: 49 Parkside Inn 5853 Hamilton Middletown Rd., Monroe, OH 45044; (513) 539-9706 No. of rooms: 38

OXFORD Baymont by Wyndham Oxford 5190 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-2722, baymontinns.com No. of rooms: 61

Comfort Inn Oxford 5056 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 524-0114, comfortinn.com No. of rooms: 66

WEST CHESTER Aloft West Chester 9183 Centre Point Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 857-3020, marriott.com/cvgaw No. of rooms: 108

The Elms 75 S. Main St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 524-2002, theelmsoxford.com No. of rooms: 60

avid hotel Cincinnati North – West Chester 8927 Lakota Dr. W., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 514-8444, avidhotels.com No. of rooms: 95

Cincinnati Marriott North 6189 Muhlhauser Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 874-7335, cincinnatimarriott north.com No. of rooms: 302 Comfort Inn & Suites 5944 West Chester Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 795-0061, comfortinn.com No. of rooms: 92 Courtyard Cincinnati North at Union Centre 6250 Muhlhauser Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 341-4140, marriott.com/cvgwc No. of rooms: 126 Fairfield Inn & Suites Union Centre 9241 Floer Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 973-0800, marriott.com/cvgfw No. of rooms: 106

Hampton Inn & Suites Liberty Way 7320 Tylers Place Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 847-5700 hamptoninn. hilton.com No. of rooms: 100 Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati Union Centre 9266 Schulze Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 341-2040, cincinnatiunion centresuites. hamptoninn.com No. of rooms: 100 Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati / West Chester 9306 Schulze Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 860-3170, westchester.hgi.com No. of rooms: 125

FAIRFIELD PARKS

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati North – Liberty Way 7750 Liberty Field Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 777-9900, hiexpress.com/ cincinnatilib No. of rooms: 115 Home2 Suites West Chester Opening 2022 9246 Schulze Dr., West Chester, OH 45069 No. of rooms: 112

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati / West Chester 9226 Schulze Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 805-4400, homewoodsuites. hilton.com No. of rooms: 112

Residence Inn Cincinnati North / West Chester 6240 Muhlhauser Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 341-4040, marriott.com/cvgrw No. of rooms: 100

Hyatt House Cincinnati North 7800 Liberty Field Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; No. of rooms: 136 Opening 2022 Quality Inn 8567 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 342-4989, choicehotels.com No. of rooms: 61

Staybridge Suites Cincinnati North 8955 Lakota Dr. W., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 874-1900, staybridge.com/ cincinnatioh No. of rooms: 117

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Holiday Inn Cincinnati N – West Chester 5800 Muhlhauser Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 874-2744, centreparkof westchester.com/hotel No. of rooms: 130

Tri-County Inn 10110 Princeton Glendale Rd., West Chester, OH 45246; (513) 874-3345 No. of rooms: 105

Carriage Lane Bed & Breakfast 814 Carriage Ln., Trenton, OH 45067; (513) 988-0777, carriagelanebnb.com No. of rooms: 2 Gregory Creek Inn 4972 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45011; (513) 887-0725, gregorycreekinn.com No. of rooms: 2

Plas Cadnant Bed & Breakfast 4777 Cincinnati Brookville Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 738-4180, plascadnant.com No. of rooms: 2 The White Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast 6194 Brown Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 524-5827, whitegardeninn.com No. of rooms: 5

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ACTIVE FUN

A-Maze-N Funhouse Located at EnterTRAINment Junction, the A-Maze-N Funhouse is a circus midway experience featuring the region's only mirror maze, a discombobulating spinning vortex tunnel, a hilarious tilt room, and more. 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 898-8000, entertrainmentjunction.com Aqua Adventures at Land of Illusion Swim, climb, slide, and cool off at this waterpark oasis featuring waterslides, inflatables, paddleboarding, an obstacle course, full bar, and a relaxing, sandy beach. 8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, OH 45042; (513) 423-9960, landofillusion.com/aqua

PICTURED: Try the high ropes course above the action at Main Event Entertainment.

Cabin Creek Paintball This premier paintball facility has eight paintball fields spread across 35 acres of rolling wooded terrain. 4117 Eaton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 726-4059, cabincreekpaintball.com Class Axe Throwing Experience the newest thing in adventure sports — axe throwing! Learn how to throw from an “axepert,” then try your hand in an axe throwing competition. 4814 Peter Pl., West Chester, OH 45246; (513) 268-2386, cincinnatiaxe.com Dart Arena Battle it out with family or friends while you attempt to dodge Nerf darts at this heart-pumping adventure arena. 4950 Provident Dr., West Chester, OH 45246; (513) 860-0874, dart-arena.com

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EnterTRAINment Junction This 25,000 square foot model train museum features the world's largest G-scale indoor model train display, 2 miles of track, and up to 90 model trains. Check out the kids play area, gift shop, and more. 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 898-8000, entertrainmentjunction.com Fairfield Fun Center Mini golf your way around a mountain, swing in the batting cages, and grab a cold treat at The Shack. 6400 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 870-9268, fairfieldfuncenter.com

Get Air Trampoline Park High-flying fun awaits! This indoor trampoline park features wall-to-wall trampolines, dunk lanes, tumbling tracks, dodgeball courts, and a ninja obstacle course. 7106 Office Park Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 717-1593, getairwestchester.com iFLY Suit up and hop into a vertical wind tunnel at this indoor skydiving experience, allowing you to simulate the exhilarating rush of free fall. 7689 Warehouse Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069; (513) 901-4359, iflyworld.com Jump & Jack's The ultimate party and play center designed for children 12 and under. It features three levels of play with slides, interactive activities, and more than 3,000 square feet of fun! 7102 Office Park Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 779-JUMP, jumpandjacks.com

Main Event Entertainment Get ready to eat, bowl, and play at this state-of-the-art entertainment venue. Laser tag, arcade games, bowling, and awesome prizes are in your future. 9477 Oxford Way, West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 777-1700, mainevent.com Paintball Country Run, duck, hide, and dodge! Get a group together for an exhilarating game of paintball at the largest facility in the region. 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45011; (513) 779-3228, paintballcountryohio.com Pinball Garage Play over 30 of the most popular pinball machines from classics to new releases. Compete for the high score and enjoy a beverage from the full-service bar. 113 N. 3rd St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 805-7367, facebook.com/pinballgarage

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Start Skydiving Take the ultimate leap from 13,000 feet. There's no rush quite like it. World-renowned Team Fastrax offers tandem jumps and skydiving lessons. Located at the Middletown Regional Airport, experience this adrenaline-pumping thrill for yourself! 1711 Run Way, Middletown, OH 45042; (513) 422-JUMP, startskydiving.com Topgolf No golf skills necessary. It's true! Test your swing and hit microchipped golf balls. Score points and have a friendly competition in your climatecontrolled bay, where you can also order from an impressive menu. 9568 Water Front Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 342-6249, topgolf.com/us/west-chester

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park Find a new adventure around every corner at this indoor trampoline park, complete with climbing walls and tumble tracks. 3175 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 795-8800, urbanairtrampolinepark.com Wake Nation Wakeboard, water ski, and kneeboard all without a boat! New to wakeboarding? No problem! Wake Nation's new rider experience will have you up and creating wake in no time. Just bring a bathing suit, they've got everything else you need. 201 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 887-9253, wakenation.com The WEB Extreme Entertainment A one-stop entertainment destination! Find go karting, multi-level laser tag, mini bowling, arcade games, and all around family fun. 7172 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 860-2882, funattheweb.com


to do ANIMALS/FARMS

Burwinkel Farms A third-generation family farm that has been in operation since 1918! Find everything from seasonal fresh produce to fall festivities. 4359 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Ross, OH 45013; (513) 738-1145, burwinkelfarms.com Jackson Family Farm Meet farm animals and learn about agriculture at this family farm also known for their fall festival. 6760 W. Alexandria Rd., Middletown, OH 45042; facebook.com/ jacksonfamilyfarmmadison Niederman Family Farm This traditional farm has been owned and operated by the Niederman family since 1948. In the fall, enjoy a festival full of activities and treats, and a Christmas market during the holiday season. 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45011; (513) 779-6184, niedermanfamilyfarm.com

BOWLING ALLEYS

COMEDY CLUB

Eastern Lanes 6943 Coles Rd., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 422-6359, easternlanes.com Gilmore Lanes 5595 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 874-3838, facebook.com/gilmorelanes. fairfieldohio Northwest Lanes 1765 Happy Valley Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 829-4444, facebook.com/ northwest.lanes Oxford Lanes 4340 Oxford Reily Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-9054, oxfordlanes.net Pohlman Lanes & Family Entertainment Complex 954 Pyramid Hill Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 795-7694, pohlmanlanesfec.com RollHouse Entertainment 5181 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 829-8666, therollhouse.com/fairfield

Funny Bone Enjoy an evening of laughter with Funny Bone's big name headliners. With comedy and a full menu, Funny Bone is a date night hot spot. 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, OH 45069; (513) 779-5233, liberty.funnybone.com

FOODIE FUN Butler County Donut Trail

Travel this sweet trail and devour some seriously delicious donuts. Conquer the quest, turn in your completed passport, and be rewarded with an official T-shirt. Momand-Pop Donut Shops, Butler County, OH; (513) 860-0917, bcdonuttrail.com

The Cooking School at Jungle Jim's International Market The Cooking School offers fun and delicious hands-on classes for cooks of every skill level. Class offerings include wine and food pairings, gluten-free, kid-friendly, and more. 5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 674-6059, junglejims.com

The Learning Kitchen Discover your inner chef with hands-on cooking classes. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a beginner, you'll find classes that'll inspire delectable dishes. 7659 Cox Ln., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com

PUZZLE ROOMS Breakout Games

A life-sized game of twists and turns. You have 60 minutes to follow the clues, crack codes, and solve puzzles. Can you escape? 6066 West Chester Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 285-9470, breakoutgames.com/ cincinnati

SPOOKY SPOTS Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park

Open weekends September through October, this haunted scream park features award-winning haunted attractions, live entertainment, food, special events, and more. 8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, OH 45042; (513) 423-9960, landofillusion.com/haunt

THEATERS & DRIVE-INS AMC CLASSIC Hamilton 8 1453 Main St., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 867-8166, amctheatres.com

AMC West Chester 18 9415 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 463-2324, amctheatres.com CMX CinéBistro 7514 Bales St., Liberty Township, OH 45069; (513) 463-0470, cmxcinemas.com CMX Liberty 7514 Bales St., Liberty Township, OH 45069; (513) 463-0470, cmxcinemas.com Holiday Auto Theatre Drive-in Open seasonally 1816 Old Oxford Rd. St. Rte. 130, Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 929-2999, holidayautotheatre.com

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Fairfield Community Arts Center 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 867-5348, fairfield-city.org/cac Fitton Center for Creative Arts 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 863-8873, fittoncenter.org Middletown Arts Center 130 N. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45042; (513) 424-2417, middletownartscenter.com Oxford Community Arts Center 10 S. College Ave., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 524-8506, oxarts.org

GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, & SCULPTURE PARKS

BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studios Located in downtown Middletown, the studio is the oldest continually operating stained glass studio in the United States. Take a tour, learn to make your own, or admire the beautiful artwork. 1054 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 425-7312, beauverre.net Miami University Art Museum & Sculpture Park The museum features five rotating galleries and has over 10,000 pieces in the permanent collection. 801 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-2232, miamioh.edu/cca/ art-museum

PICTURED: Be mesmerized by the art on display at BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studios.

Pendleton Art Center This arts center offers exhibitions, events, and educational programs that raise public awareness and appreciation for the arts. On the first Friday of each month, artists at the Pendleton open to the public to showcase their inspiring work. 1105 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 241-4010, pendletonartcenter.com

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum Pyramid Hill is one of 10 sculpture parks in the United States, and is the only sculpture park of its size in Ohio. Explore this 300-acre park and museum. It features hiking trails, an arboretum, lakes, scenic picnic areas, and the Ancient Sculpture Museum. 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 868-1234, pyramidhill.org

MAKE YOUR OWN

Haute Fusion Glass Studio 1050 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 290-0986, hautefusion.wordpress.com Petals & Wicks 119 Main St., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 316-2307, petalsnwicks.com

The Studio 547 Main St., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 892-9814, thestudioinhamilton.rocks You’re Fired 6 N. Beech St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-2734, yourefiredoxford.com

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PICTURED: Go back in time at the 1910 Museum.

1910 Museum 2 E. Elm St., Monroe, OH 45050; (513) 539-2270, monroeohhistorical society.org

Butler County Courthouse 101 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 887-3294, butlercounty probatecourt.org

Benninghofen House 327 N. 2nd St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 896-9930, bchistoricalsociety.com

Butler County Veterans Memorial 20 New London Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 785-7055, hamiltonparks.net

Black Covered Bridge 5401 Corso Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6314, cityofoxford.org

Chickahominy House Museum 10 E. Elm St., Monroe, OH 45050; (513) 539-2270, monroeohhistorical society.org Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, OH 45067; (513) 867-5835, yourmetroparks.net

Dayton Lane Historic District 712 Dayton St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 844-8080, facebook.com/ historicdaytonlane DeWitt Log Homestead 4824 Trenton Oxford Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-8005, oxfordmuseum association.com

Freedom Summer Memorial 701 Western College Dr., Oxford, OH 45056; miamioh.edu German Village Historic District Vine and Dayton streets, Riverfront Plaza and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 844-8080, hamilton-city.org

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history Governor Bebb MetroPark 1979 Bebb Park Ln., Okeana, OH 45053; (513) 867-5835, yourmetroparks.net Hammond House 6207 Main St., Reily, OH 45056; (513) 477-1052, reilytownship.org Heritage Hall 20 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 896-9930, hamiltonheritagehall.org Highlands Historic District Central Ave. to Superior Ave., Alameda Circle to McKnight Dr., Middletown, OH 45044; highlandshistoricdistrict.com Hueston Woods State Park Pioneer Farm Museum 6924 Brown Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-8005, oxfordmuseum association.com Lane-Hooven House 319 N. Third St., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 863-1717, hamiltonfoundation.org McGuffey House and Museum 401 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-8380, miamioh.edu/cca/ mcguffey-museum

National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting 8070 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 777-0027, voamuseum.org Rossville Historic District B St., E. Main St., and Amberly Dr., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 844-8080, hamilton-city.org Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument 1 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 867-5823, butlercountyohio.org/ monument South Main Historic District S. Main St., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 425-7766, historicsouthmain.org University Historic District Enjoy Oxford, 14 W. Park Pl., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-8687, enjoyoxford.org Uptown Oxford Historic District Enjoy Oxford, 14 W. Park Pl., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-8687, enjoyoxford.org

Veterans Memorial 1401 S. Woodside Blvd., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 422-3291, woodsidecemetery.org

Gregory Log Cabin 5591 Hankins Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45011; (513) 759-7500, liberty-township.com

Western College for Women Historic District 441 S. Locust St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-3035, bit.ly/oxfordohwalkingtour

Hughes Schoolhouse 6010 Princeton Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45011; (513) 678-8346, facebook.com/ libertytownship historicalsociety

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 1858 Morgan Township House 6464 Okeana Drewersburg Rd., Okeana, OH 45063; (513) 738-0845, morgantownship.org/ community/historicalsociety Canal Museum 1605 N. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45042; (513) 424-5539, middletownhistorical society.com Elisha Morgan Farm Mansion 6181 Ross Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 867-5348, fairfield-city.org

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Liberty Township House/Museum 6361 Princeton Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45011; (513) 678-8346, facebook.com/liberty townshiphistoricalsociety Middletown Historical Society Shartle House 120 N. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 424-5539, middletownhistorical society.com Monroe Pioneer Log Cabin 500 S. Main St., Monroe, OH 45050; (513) 539-2270, monroeohhistorical society.org

Monument Cabin 1 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 785-7055 hamiltonparks.net/ monument-park Station Road Schoolhouse 6670 Station Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 874-4373, westchester historicalsociety.org Trenton Historical Society Museum 17 E. State St., Trenton, OH 45067; (513) 907-8814, facebook.com/ trentonhistorialsociety


Explore Outdoors

DISC GOLF

Fairfield Township 6032 Morris Rd., Fairfield Township, OH 45011 Harbin Park 1300 Hunter Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014 Miami University 7600 S. Oak St., Oxford, OH 45056 Millikin Woods Park 194 N. Washington Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45013 Monroe Community Park 412 Old St., Monroe, OH 45050 Reserves Park 5119 Grandin Ridge Dr., Liberty Township, OH 45011 Wilson Park Behind Highview 6th Grade Center, Middletown, OH 45044

DOG PARKS

Furfield Dog Park 6611 River Rd., Fairfield, OH, 45014; (513) 867-5348, fairfield-city.org Wiggly Field Dog Park 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, OH, 45069; (513) 867-5835, yourmetroparks.net

GOLF COURSES & DRIVING RANGES

Eagle Tee Golf Center 9200 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069; (513) 777-4653, eagletee.com Fairfield Greens North Trace 2605 Augusta Blvd., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 939-3741, fairfield-city.org/golf Fairfield Greens South Trace 2200 John Gray Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 858-7750, fairfield-city.org/golf Forest Hills Country Club 791 4th Ave., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 423-4797, foresthillsmiddletown.com Green Crest Golf Club 7813 Bethany Rd., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 777-2090, greencrestgolf.com Hamilton Elks Golf Club 4444 Hamilton Middletown Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011; (513) 887-4384, hamiltonelksgolfclub.com

Indian Ridge Golf Club 2600 Oxford Millville Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 524-4653, indianridgegolfclub.com Miles of Golf 6400 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 870-9057, milesofgolf.com/cincinnati Pleasant Hill Golf Club 6487 Hankins Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45044; (513) 539-7220, playpleasanthill.com Potter’s Park Golf Course 417 New London Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 868-5983, potterparkgolf.com Twin Run Golf Course 2505 Eaton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013; (513) 868-5833, twinrungolf.com Walden Ponds Golf Club 6090 Golf Club Ln., Fairfield Township, OH 45011; (513) 785-2999, waldenponds.com

Hueston Woods State Park Golf Course 6961 Brown Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-8081, huestonwoodslodge.com

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RECREATION

BAABs Kayaking 2401 Carmody Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042; (513) 217-7070, baabsent.com

Hamilton-Fairfield Skate Park 95 Joe Nuxhall Way, Hamilton, OH 45014; (513) 867-5348, fairfield-city.org

Baker Bowl Skatepark 500 Tytus Ave. and Verity Pkwy., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 425-7766, cityofmiddletown.org

Miami University Outdoor Pursuit Center 700 S. Oak St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-4REC, miamioh.edu/campusservices/miami-recreation

BMX Track 7 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 388-6568, facebook.com/ hamiltonohiobmx

Miami University Recreational Sports Center 750 S. Oak St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-4REC, miamioh.edu/campusservices/miami-recreation

Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center 750 S. Oak St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-4REC, miamiredhawks.com

Oxford Aquatic Center 701 Kay Rench Dr., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-SWIM, oprd.recdesk.com

Fairfield Aquatic Center 2605 Augusta Blvd., Fairfield, OH 45014; (513) 939-2782, fairfield-city.org/swimming Goggin Ice Center 610 S. Oak St., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 529-9800, miamioh.edu/goggin

Oxford Skate Park 6025 Fairfield Rd., Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6314, oprd.recdesk.com River Center at Bicentennial Commons 120 S. Carmody Blvd., Middletown, OH 45044; (513) 867-5835, yourmetroparks.net

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