Southwest Ohio

Enjoy Southwest Ohio’s tourist attractions, fests, and events in Cincinnati, Dayton, and small-town destinations, too. Visit the Wright Brothers sites, Air Force Museum, Freedom Center, Kings Island, and more.


Festivals & Events
IceFest Ice Festival (January)
Loveland Valentine Re-Mailing (Jan-Feb)
Old Town Trade Fair (Mar)
Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s (Easter)
Bellbrook Sugar Maple Fest (April)
Cabin Fever Arts Festival (April)
Scottish Terrier Show (April)
Alumapalooza (May)
Bear’s Mill Spring Open House (May)
Feast of the Flowering Moon (May)
Food Truck Rally (May)
Nowhere Else Festival (May)
Covered Bridges (May-June)
Fayette County’s Toast to Summer (June)
Frontier Days (May-June)
Butterfly Show (May – June)
Fairborn Heritage Days (June)
Historic Home & Garden Tour (June)
Oxford Wine Festival (June)
Railroad Festival & Train Meet (June)
Strawberry Festival (June)
Annie Oakley Festival (July)
Americana Festival (July)
Country Concert (July)
County Fairs (July)
Greenville Farm Power of Past (July)
Sunflower Festival (July)
The Ohio Challenge (July)
Cardboard Boat Regatta (Aug)
Clifton Gorge Music & Arts (Aug)
County Fairs (Aug)
Fairborn Sweet Corn Fest (Aug)
Jeep Jam (Aug)
Lebanon Blues Festival (Aug)
Portsmouth RiverDays (Sept)
Amish Sale & Cookout (Sept)
Clinton County Corn Festival (Aug)
County Fairs (Sept)
Germantown Pretzel Festival (Sept)
Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival (Sept)
Ohio Gourd Show (Sept)
Ohio Renaissance Festival (Sept)
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (Sept)
Popcorn Festival (Sept)
Preble County Pork Festival (Sept)
Pyramid Hill Art Fair (Sept)
WACO Fly-In (Sept)
Niederman Farm Fest (Sep/Oct)
Brimstone Haunt (Oct)
Brumbaugh Frit n Fun Farm (Oct)
Fort Rowdy Gathering (Oct)
HallZooween at the Cincinnati Zoo (Oct)
Ohio Renaissance Festival (Oct)
Olde Thyme Herb Fair (Oct) 
Sauerkraut Festival (Oct)
Holidazzle Illuminated Parade/Fest (Nov)
Hometown Holiday Horse Parade (Nov)
PNC Festival of Lights (Nov/Dec)
A Winter’s Gathering (Dec)
Christmas in the Village (Dec)
Christmas Village Home Tour (Dec)
Christmas Ranch (Dec)
Christmas Train Displays (Dec) 
Christmas Trains (Dec)
Dayton Holiday Festival (Dec)
Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade (Dec)
Light Up Middletown (Dec)
Lights at Clifton Mill (Dec)
Pyramid Hill Lights (Dec)
Woodland Lights (Dec)
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Performing Arts & Theater
BMI Event Center
Covedale Center for Performing Arts
Murphy’s Theatre

Tours & Demonstrations
Appalachian Discovery Birding Trail
Barn Quilt Tour – Adams County
Barn Quilt Tour – Miami County
Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail
Clifton Mill
Harveysburg Free Black School
Historic Bear’s Mill
Lafferty Funeral Collection

Wineries & Vineyards
Bardwell Winery
Darke County Whiskey, Wine & Ale Trail
Harmony Hill Vineyards & Winery
Meier’s Wine Cellars
Woodstone Creek Winery
The Winery at Versailles

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
American Packard Museum
Bradford, Ohio RR Museum
Cardboard Boat Museum
Champaign Aviation Museum
Christmas Trains
EnterTRAINment Junction
Huffman Prairie Flying Field & Center
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railway
The Wright “B” Flyer
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
WACO Air Museum
Wright Cycle Company

Art Museums & Botanical Gardens
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center
Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati
Cox Arboretum Metropark
Dayton Art Institute
Gallery for Young People
Hartman’s Rock Garden
Krohn Conservatory
Miami University Art Museum
Mount Airy Forest & Arboretum
Museum of Ancient Sculpture
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
Springfield Art Museum
Taft Museum of Art
Wegerzyn Gardens

Historical Museums & Sites
Clinton County History Center
Fort Jefferson
Garst Museum
Harrison Museum & Tomb
Heritage Hall – Hamilton
Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks & UNESCO Site
Mt. Adams Steps
Old Courthouse Museum
Warren County Historical Museum
Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center

Historic Homes, Villages & Farms
Amish Country
Carillon Historical Park
Carriage Hill Farm
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
Freshwater Farms of Ohio
Grant’s Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
John P. Parker House
Johnston Farm & Indian Agency
Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches
Lane Hooven House
Lavender Farm, Springbrook
Loveland Castle
McGuffey Museum
Niederman Family Farm
Orville Wright Mansion
Piatt Castles
Rankin House
Staley Mill Farm & Distillery
SunWatch Indian Village
The 1810 House
Westcott House
William H Taft National Historic Site
Young’s Jersey Dairy

Miscellaneous Fun
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Belterra Park Cincinnati
Brukner Nature Center
Cincinnati Observatory
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Eldora Speedway
iFly Cincinnati
Kings Island Amusement Park
Lazer Kraze
Newport Aquarium
Octagonal Earthworks
Paintball
Rowe Woods – Cincinnati Nature Center
Scene 75 Entertainment Centers
Serpent Mound
Story Mound
Stricker’s Grove Amusement Park
Wake Nation Cincinnati
Ziplining Adventures
Ohio State Parks

Lodging & Getaways
Effie’s Place B&B
First Farm Inn
Great Wolf Lodge
Hearthstone Inn & Suites
Hotel Versailles
John T. Wilson Homestead
Mills Park Hotel
Murphin Ridge Inn
Unity Woods

Restaurants & Eateries
Blake’s Pharmacy
Do Good Restaurant
Donut Trail
Eli’s BBQ Cincinnati
Ellie’s Restaurant
Front Street Cafe
Golden Lamb
Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe
Miami County – Tastefully Delicious
Millrace Restaurant (Clifton Mill)
Mt. Adams Bar & Grill 
Sunrise Cafe
Susie’s Big Dipper (Piqua)
The Governor
Ye Olde Trail Tavern
Village Ice Cream Parlor (Lebanon)

Unique Ohio Shopping
Celebrate Local
Findlay Market
Grandpa’s Pottery
Jungle Jim’s International Market
IKEA
Keim Family Market
Little Fairy Garden
Miami County Girls Day Out
Miller’s Amish Bakery & Furniture
Olde Piano Factory Antique Mall 
West Chester Toys

Museums & Halls of Fame
American Sign Museum
History of Time Museum
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Children’s Museum
Cincinnati Natural History Museum
Cincinnati History Museum
Cincinnati Police Museum
Freedom Center (Underground RR)
James M. Thomas Telephone Museum
Ntl. Afro-American Museum
Ntl. Voice of America Museum
Ye Olde Mill

Great Ohio Towns
Greenville
Lebanon
Moscow
Piqua
Tipp City
Waynesville
Wilmington
Yellow Springs

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