Who ever said adventure can't be close to home? Discover surprising new things to do right in your area with our exclusive staycation itinerary.
You can also find more information about activities, events and recreation in Ohio by visiting the official Website for Ohio Department of Development, Division of Travel and Tourism at ohio.org.
Hueston Woods Lodge is a great overnight destination on your next road trip. With plenty of wildlife, scenic state parks, byways and state routes - the options to hit the open road are plentiful.
View some of the most notable byways and drives in the area:
The Sanctuary contains the last free-flowing section of Bull's Run creek, which marked an original boundary of Middletown plotted in 1802. Eight bird-feeding stations are maintained during winter for easy bird viewing. For more information visit www.bullsrun.org.
Wings of the World and Jungle Trails include a renovated bird house and lush, tropical rainforest exhibit. The zoo has the most gorilla births of any zoo in the U.S. Visitors can also see Komodo Dragons, White Bengal Tigers and rare black Sumatran & Indian Rhinos. Open year-round. Visit www.cincinnatizoo.org or call 1.513.281.4700 for more information. 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.
Located off of Highway 52 within 30 minutes of the communities of Brookville, Connersville, and Rushville. The past comes alive in this quaint corner of Indiana. Experience history by sampling fresh corn meal, stone ground at the local grist mill or ride the canal through the last wooden aqueduct in the United States. Stroll through the streets of Metamora and visit over 150 specialty shops housed in the buildings of yesteryear. Enjoy lunch at one of the sandwich shops or restaurants. For more information, visit www.metamoraindiana.com
Experience a nostalgic train ride on the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad through Warren County. Walk through the train to the open-air gondola and listen to informative conductors describe railroad history and operation during the ride. For more information visit www.lebanonrr.com.
A world class million gallon aquarium on the banks of the Ohio River. Presenting fresh and salt water fish from around the world including sharks. Visit www.newportaquarium.com or call 1.859.261.7444 for more information. One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071.
Just off of I-71, 24 miles north of Cincinnati, this is the Midwest's largest and most popular theme park with over 300 rides and attractions plus a 30-acre water park. A campground is located next to the theme park. For more information, visit www.visitkingsisland.com or call 1.513.754.5800. PO Box 901, Kings Island, OH, 45034.
Pyramid Hill is an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens. For more information visit www.pyramidhill.org.
Young's Jersey Dairy is located at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road in Yellow Springs, Ohio. They have great food, family fun and homemade ice cream. There is something for all ages. For more information call 1.937.325.0629 or visit www.youngsdairy.com.
In 1806 and 1807, several families, most of whom were of Scotch-Irish descent, members of the Associate Reformed Prebyterian Church, and opposed to slavery, left South Carolina and came to Israel Township. They named their church "Hopewell" in honor of their church in South Carolina. Their first church was built out of logs in 1808. The present brick building was completed in 1827 by means of 116 families pledging a total of $1,100.
Historic Hopewell, an interdenominational organization called. was incorporated in 1964. The plan was to offer a place of worship to vacationers at Hueston Woods State Park, a Preble County, Ohio landmark.
It is located on Camden-College Corner Road near Hueston Woods.
Visit website for updated schedule www.historichopewell.com
Hanover Winery is located between Oxford and Hamilton Ohio, just North of SR 130 in Hanover Township. Come out and enjoy good times with friends, watch beautiful sunsets and sip GREAT wine! Whether you choose an evening of live music or just a quiet get away we have something for everyone.
Preble County's first winery is located in an original 1890's one-room brick schoolhouse in Eaton, Ohio. Just minutes from Interstate 70, it is within easy reach of Dayton, Greenville and Richmond, IN. and about 90 minutes from Columbus and Indianapolis, IN. About the same time from Cincinnati to the south, via Rt 127.
The old schoolhouse has been lovingly restored and renovated into our beautiful tasting room and yet still retains the feel of what it once was. The old pasture on the corner of Rt 127 and Rt 726 has been planted with hundreds of grape vines, after all, what is a winery without a vineyard?
Featuring six Broadway-style shows a year, along with our famous mouth-watering buffet, La Comedia Dinner Theater has been southwest Ohio's greatest entertainment value since 1975! For more information, visit www.lacomedia.com.
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's featured exhibits are designed to creatively balance fun and knowledge by engaging visitors in interactive elements to explain innovative and important subject matter in an understandable style to visitors of all ages. For more information, visit www.boonshoftmuseum.org.
"Sobering, humbling, uplifting; if you see only one museum in Cincinnati, this should be it. " - Phil Marty, Chicago Tribune. For more information, visit www.freedomcenter.org.
United States Air Force Museum
The oldest and largest Military Aviation museum in the world! This museum houses more than 300 aircraft and missiles, plus Wright Brothers' memorabilia, Word War II artifacts, the Apollo 15 capsule and thousands of personal artifacts. Dayton, OH 1.937.255.3286. Visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil for more information.
Discover 11,000 sq. ft. of warm and cozy shopping paradise. Every visit is an exciting new venture because there is always something new at Warm Glow Candle Outlet. For more information, visit www.warmglow.com.
For more information visit www.premiumoutlets.com.
Come and see what all the talk is about! Good Morning America, The Food Channel, NPR Radio, The Travel Channel and more - Jungle Jim's International Market has caught the attention of television and radio around the world. With over 22 "shops" within our store, there is something for everyone. For more information visit www.junglejims.com.
9318 Wesler Road
New Paris, OH 45347
Wesler Ordhards has been a local tradition for over 75 years in the New Paris and Preble County area. The orchard offers 25 varieties of apples and makes some of the best cider you will find anywhere. In season - cherries, peaches, fresh picked sweet corn and more can be found at this family owned business. Stop by an enjoy the country setting and show the kids some farm animals. Enjoy the famous apple dumplings and a peaceful setting. For more information visit www.weslerorchards.com.
Paint your own pottery studio. Located in Oxford at 6 North Beech Street. Choose from a wide selection including mugs, frames, bowls, plates and platters, dinnerware, vases, teapots, banks, home decor, planters, seasonal items and much more. For more information visit www.yourefiredoxford.com or call 1.513.523.2734.
BodyWork by Piper offers Swedish massage, group classes in relaxation and massage techniques, deep tissue massage, geriatric massage, sports massage, pre/post natal massage, trigger point massage, myofacial release, foot massage, positional release, energy work, massage parties and massage gift certificates delivered to your door. For more information visit www.piperhands.com or call 1.513.523.7373.
Luna Blu Spa offers full hair and color services, facials, massages, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and make-up application with lessons. Located in Oxford at 115 West Spring Street. For more information visit www.lunablusalon.com or call 1.513.523.2100.
NFL football games in Cincinnati, OH. Approximately 60 minutes from Hueston Woods Lodge. For more information visit the official Cincinnati Bengals Website.
Major league baseball games in Cincinnati, OH. Approximately 60 minutes from Hueston Woods Lodge. For more information visit the official Cincinnati Reds Website.
Minor League baseball games in Dayton, OH. Approximately 45 minutes from Hueston Woods Lodge. For more information visit the official Dayton Dragons Website.
Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center. This world-class facility includes: and eight-lane 50-meter pool, dive well with tower and a Sparger system, leisure pool complete with spa and programming to serve any aquatic need. For more information call 1.513.523.1844 or visit the Aquatic Center Website.
Oxford Lanes is a 12 lane bowling center located in Oxford at 4340 Oxford Reily Road just miles away from the main campus of Miami University. The center features AMF 82-70 pinsetters, AMF HPL-9000 synthetic lanes and AMF XL automatic scoring. For more information visit www.oxfordlanes.net or call 1.513.523.9054.
Richmond Municipal Airport 5169 State Route 227 South 1.765.965.0435 Experience the ultimate adventure! Did you know that Richmond is home to the largest Labor Day skydiving event in the country? You can learn to skydive any time of the year, weather permitting. Classes are held every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
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