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Here at the Miami County Visitors Bureau, we have been blogging about our area for years. And, more importantly, we continue to ask our residents and visitors to blog about their experiences throughout our historic towns as well. For example… did you know that we are part of the longest paved trail system in the country?
  • Miami County is reopening, and we’re excited to welcome you back! Businesses are following all state guidelines to make sure they provide a safe experience for their customers and employees. Thank you for supporting local! *All listings are subject to change* In Troy: The 3 Weird Sisters – Open Now, regular hours Around About Books – Open Now – Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6 – Face coverings required. Award One – Open Mon-Fri 10-1 Be You Boutique – Open limited hours – Check facebook. The Blue Bow Boutique – Open May 14th, regular hours Boston Stoker – Drive thru open 8am-8pm

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  • Join us in celebrating the #SpiritOfTravel May 3-9 for National Travel and Tourism Week.   COVID-19 is having an unbelievable impact on the travel industry and the entire economy. Now more than ever, the travel and tourism community must come together, support each other and remind our country that even through the most difficult times, the Spirit of Travel cannot be broken. National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, business and personal wellbeing. This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week will center around keeping the #SpiritofTravel alive in our minds and in our

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  • Think you know about Miami County? Let’s find out! The Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau has come up with 4 trivia sheets to download all about Miami County facts. Download the PDFs: Events History and Heritage Arts and Entertainment Adventure

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  • How well do you know Miami County? How well do you know Piqua? We are putting your knowledge to the test with a Miami County Scavenger Hunt focusing on the town of Piqua. This is a great way to get out and get some fresh air while still practicing social distancing. We live in such a fast-paced world where something is always consuming our minutes and hours. What better way to use this time than to discover and learn about where you live? Become a tourist in your own town. Take an afternoon to explore the outdoors. Visit some of

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  • As the developments in Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to unfold please follow the direction from our public health authorities including the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and the Miami County Public Health to protect the community and visitors. Be sure to contact individual businesses directly regarding the latest information on operating hours, programming, and event schedules. As of Thursday, April 16, 10am – Updates will be made continually as information is gathered. It’s certainly a fact that plans are changing quickly. Here’s what you can still do and enjoy in Miami County. Get to the great outdoors! Spring is coming and the weather is

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  • The Best of Ohio

    October 16, 2019

    The Best of Ohio contest from Ohio Magazine is held every autumn. Here in Miami County, we are proud to say that we are often well represented on this list. We’ve held the title for Best Summer Festival, Best Nature Center, Best Independent Book Store, plus others throughout the years. You have until October 31 to enter your favorites like: Bed & Breakfast/Inn – The Charlotte in downtown Troy Distillery – Indian Creek Distillery Craft Brewery – Moeller Brew Barn in Troy Winery – Old Mason Winery in West Milton Ice Cream – Susie’s Big Dipper in downtown Piqua These

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  • This is our story…our opportunity to show you the one-of-a-kind adventures, perfectly preserved historic downtowns with delicious restaurants and amazing local shops and welcoming community you’ll find the moment you enter beautiful Miami County. Watch and listen as you are taken on a journey, so many new discoveries await you.

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  • Since 2003, Troy Main Street and its partners, have championed a variety of extraordinary art exhibits to the downtown Troy area.  It all started with a vision of curating an exhibit of life-size sculptures by Seward Johnson.  From this, Sculptures on the Square was formed, and its mission continues as it introduces outdoor art to residents and visitors.  Beginning June 14, 2019, you can witness the excitement for yourself. As visitors begin their journey around Troy’s downtown area, they will come upon kids playing Frisbee or a couple drinking coffee.  They will venture upon someone enjoying the outdoors while reading

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  • Contributed by Deann Bechtol Communications Coordinator Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau This year’s National Travel and Tourism week ends on a note about how travel impacts America’s Families. Family vacations are some of the fondest memories of childhood: 62% of adults say their earliest memories are of family trips, which shows the lasting impact vacations can have. Whether a trip is out of state or 30 minutes from home, for many families, it doesn’t matter where they travel as long as they are together. – Sarah Shields, Director, Industry Communications, U.S. Travel Association. That being said, I am so delighted to share some

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  • Contributed by Kevin Swanson Deputy Director of the Miami County Park District Board member of the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Local park and recreation agencies provide crucial health and wellness benefits for all populations across the Country. The creation of parkland in the United States was originally rooted in community public health. Parks contribute to enhancing air and water quality, but additionally, provide spaces for relief from the stressors of everyday life. The Miami County Park District has 15 parks with open spaces available to visitors and residents just for this purpose. Our natural areas, historic sites, waterways,

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