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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?
  • 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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  • 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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  • Miami County, Ohio, has more than its fair share of entertaining ways to spend your time. With so many beautiful things to see and do, the options are abundant when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment in the Miami County area. From high-end shopping to bargain hunting, fashion-forward visitors are always pleased. Outdoor enthusiasts always return once they experience the Miami County Park District. Foodies are astonished when Miami County reveals its full selection of cuisine. There is something for everyone in the area, even those who are searching for a quiet romantic getaway. Some of our most beautiful

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  • There’s no denying that autumn is here–there’s a crisp breeze in the evening air (wellllll, kind of.. ), football season is kicking off, and you have a distinct urge to bake an apple pie. This time of year can get very busy, and it always seems to fly by. Sometimes you need to take a step back from it all and just enjoy the little things. A great meal and a fun outing can melt away the stress, and Miami County is full of amazing places to visit. Make the most of your fall with a visit to any of

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  • Hey man, the Tipp City Mum Festival is not your typical festival, it’s way groovy. This year’s theme is a flashback to the days of peace, love and all things “far out”. MumStock ’19 is happening September 27-2019. The Mum Festival Antique and Show Car Cruise-In packs the historic downtown area with hundreds of quality and unique vehicles for the largest festival car show in the state. Our Saturday morning parade still draws spectators near and far with bands, floats, clowns and entertainment. That’s not all – for two days the City Park turns into the festival grounds with something

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  • Miami County is home to many exciting theaters and entertainment venues. Whether you’re looking for an exciting concert or a heartwarming play, you’ll definitely find it in Miami County. Here are four incredible venues to get you started: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is a stunning 1914 Romanesque mansion turned community arts center. Formerly the home of Mary Jane Hayner, here you will find historic furnishings and works of art, a Victorian dollhouse, and a permanent exhibition about the Hayner Distillery Company. Troy-Hayner Cultural Center offers a wide variety of classes, exhibits, music events, performances, and more! The community

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  • Troy Porchfest is a NEW event taking place all around the Southwest Historic District in downtown Troy. Saturday, September 14th, 2019. Free to attend! So what is PorchFest? Imagine about 36 bands in a hodgepodge of styles and genres playing throughout the Southwest Historic district on porches, in side-yards, lots and patios. Pick up a walkable map of the event and choose your favorite bands. Tour one concert after the other! There will be food trucks and artisan tents on the Hayner lawn.  At the Brukner park Gazebo, visit the Trojan City Music recital stage and the Troy Miami County Public

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