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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?
  • Have you seen the beautiful art painted on barns scattered across Miami County? Ever wonder what that’s all about? Well… We can enlighten you! Back in 2007, our organization, the Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau embarked on this grand project to paint barns with unique folk-art renditions of traditional quilt squares. This turned out to be one of the most popular “things to do” in Miami County for several years. We are still proud of this project and happy to report that at this point in time, over 50 barns are still standing with their art intact. Why is

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  • How well do you know Miami County? How well do you know Miami County’s West Side? This scavenger Hunt will put your knowledge to the test while focusing on Covington, West Milton, and Pleasant Hill! 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 these amazing small towns of Miami County. Be sure

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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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  • NOTICES Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, today announced that Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order. The order will go into effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020, unless the order is rescinded or modified. STAY AT HOME ORDER STAT AT HOME FAQs US Travel CARES Act for Relief US Travel CARES Eligibility FAQs US Travel Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act We strongly recommend you check with event

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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 Friday, March 27, 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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  • Daytime in Miami County, OH, offers an incredible diversity of activities — chase waterfalls at Charleston Falls Preserve, shop boutique clothing at Merchant 31 or enjoy live performances at the Troy Civic Theatre. But there’s plenty to do once the sun goes down as well. If you enjoy spending a night out on the town, you’ll have a fantastic time exploring the sensational nightlife around Troy, Piqua, Covington, Tipp City, and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an eclectic drink with friends, take your date out for a romantic cocktail, or simply dance the night away, Miami County has

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  • Visiting Troy, Ohio, is never anything short of phenomenal. The variety of businesses, events, and activities is extraordinary. So many interests are represented it is impossible to be bored in this charming town. Hiking and biking, arts and culture, shopping and dining, and even live performances of all types are easy to find. We all need a little ‘me time’, however, and Troy is the perfect place for that too. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation at these elegant shops in downtown Troy. Winans Chocolates and Coffees Winans has been making their handmade premium chocolates for decades in Troy.

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  • The Miami County Park District will host their first season of Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve presented by Bruns Realty Group. This beautiful 456-acre reserve located at 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 in Troy, will be the setting for a drive-through holiday light tour featuring animated light displays and illuminated landscapes. There will be a charge of $10 for cars and $30 for small 15 passenger vans. The light display will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. starting on Black Friday (November 29) and going through December

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  • Holiday Welcome Weekends!

    November 13, 2019

    5 Towns, 100+ Unique Shops, Restaurants and Events over multiple weekends. Make this your new holiday tradition! The shops and restaurants of Covington, Piqua, Tipp City, Troy and West Milton welcome visitors to browse and dine while enjoying the best they have to offer for this year’s holiday season. The towns of Miami County have come together to create this first annual Holiday Welcome Weekend. Why shop the Big Box stores? Instead, we invite you to explore our historic downtowns for that one-of-a-kind gift, toy, and unique treasure for anyone on your shopping list. Grab your best friend, sweetheart, mom

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  • If you are in the Dayton area, it is always worth visiting the smaller city of Troy, the seat of Miami County, and only 19 miles north of Dayton proper. The city offers a wide variety of cultural and entertainment options, as well as some amazing restaurants. If history is your jam, though, then you should check out some of Troy’s historical institutions. WACO Aviation Learning Center The Waco Air Museum & Aviation Learning Center is located at WACO Field, just south of Troy. It is open from 9am to 1:30 pm during the week and noon to 5 pm

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