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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?
  • If you haven’t heard this, let us tell you that Piqua, Ohio is one heck of a rockin’ place! For several years, Piqua has hosted the ROCK PIQUA Music Series which features regional artists and a variety of music genres. This year is no exception! On July 20th at 8pm, Rock Piqua brings you the Eric Sowers Band. Eric is now one of the fastest rising stars in the country scene in Ohio and continues to gain ground in Nashville and across the United States. Eric’s edgy liquid like voice, charismatic smile along with the band’s musicianship and stage presence,

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  • Wondering what’s going on here in Miami County? Consider some of these great ideas on how to spend your time when you visit us. How to spend time in Miami County… Be sure to check out Sculptures on the Square in downtown Troy. These expressions of reality by master sculptor Seward Johnson are easy to confuse as real people, the sculptures are so lifelike! Take a picture of you and Marilyn in front of the Mayflower Arts Center or grab a hotdog from the vendor outside K’s diner. The sculptures will only be around for a short time. Get here

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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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  • Contributed by Kevin Swanson Deputy Director of the Miami County Park District Board member of the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Miami County contains unique natural and cultural resources that provide numerous recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Connecting these destinations through outdoor experiences contributes to the quality of life and impacts the environmental, social and economic well-being of the region. The Great Miami River Trail through Miami County is part of the regional system of over 340 miles of paved, multi-use recreational trails that connect charming downtowns, parks, historic landmarks, and area attractions. The Trail offers something for

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  • Contributed by Justin Sommer Vice President of Business Development at Bruns General Contracting Immediate Past President of the Miami County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors   Can you picture your first house? Your elementary school?  The restaurant where you took your first date?  Do you remember that time in the park when you tried jumping a hill on your 10-speed bike, crashed, and ended up getting stitches?  I do. What about that church you got married in with the amazing architecture outside? Or the taste of the funnel cake from that one booth at your favorite festival? Mmmmm… We have

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  • Contributed by Leiann Stewart Group Sales Manager at the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau The words travel and experiences go hand in hand! Many of us choose our destinations based on the experiences that come with it. These experiences can be exploring a new place, attending an amazing event, checking something off your bucket list, tasting something unique and delicious, taking photos of beautiful artwork or historic architecture…and the list goes on and on. New experiences can create a feeling of happiness, a sense of accomplishment and memories that stay with you forever. Miami County promises many new experiences.

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  • Contributed by Diana Thompson Executive Director, Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Today, Sunday, May 5th, is the beginning of National Tourism Week across America. It’s an annual tradition for the US travel community and is the time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. Today, our blog begins with understanding the importance of tourism to a local community. The Miami County Visitors Bureau released statistics in 2018 detailing the impact of tourism in the Miami County area for the year 2017.  These statistics were

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