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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?
  • As Miami County residents and business owners, we are proud to say we have something for all explorers: the adventurer, the foodie, the shopper, and even the history buff. Travel back in time and explore the evolution of history featured right here in Miami County’s hometowns. Believe it or not, there are more than 20 historic destinations scattered throughout our area. From museum exhibits, historical parks, museums, and more, we’ve listed out a few “must-see” destinations. Make sure these make your list as you plan your next trip to Miami County! Historic Locations in Miami County Johnston Farm and Indian

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  • Donut lovers, get prepared!! June 4 is National Donut Day and who doesn’t like an excuse to eat these delicious little treats? But do you know the background behind National Donut Day? It actually has to do with The Salvation Army’s involvement in World War I. Volunteers were stationed at the frontlines to provide comforting meals to the troops, which resulted in the making of donuts. These volunteers were known as “donut lassies” and even used war helmets to fry multiple donuts at a time. Talk about creativity! Donut Day was then established in 1938 to honor those members of

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  • Do you know why March 14 is National Pi Day? It’s actually very clever; 3, 1 and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. Therefore, it only makes sense for today to represent a celebration of mathematics… or it’s another excuse to eat delicious pie! Not sure where to get a slice? Check out these places that serve scrumptious pies by the whole or by the slice. Pearson House 28 N. Miami St. West Milton, OH It’s known all over that Pearson house is known for their pies. With over 30 varieties to choose from, it’s no wonder.

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  • Looking for fun and unique locations to host your next meeting? Miami County has you covered. Learn about these new and trendy spots that would be perfect and meet all of your needs. “The Alley” in Tipp City All things come from a simple, small idea or observation. When Nick Hoover, owner of Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City, mentioned how it would be nice to offer seating in the alleyway between the restaurant and the Tipp City Public Library, the collaboration between the two was underway. From that observation blossomed “The Alley,” a 2,000-square-foot patio used for the purpose of

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  • Get a taste of Miami County through our ciders, wines, whiskeys, and craft beers. Discover the flavors you can only find here in this part of Southwest Ohio.   STOP 1: Moeller Brew Barn Enjoy a craft beer or beer flight while admiring the architecture of the newly renovated Moeller Brew Barn. Housed in an old church, the stained glass windows and church pews contribute to the charm and overall atmosphere of the brewery. STOP 2: Indian Creek Distillery Sample a unique early American frontier whiskey that is distilled in the same copper pot stills from almost 200 years ago.

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  • Bucket lists are a fun way to get out of your comfort zone and try things you might not have thought of before. Lucky for you, we’ve started one for you! Tick some of the items off your list here in Miami County. Take a WACO biplane ride – Soar high above downtown Troy and Miami County in the 2004 WACO Classic, Sunny. This will be a ride you’ll never forget. Float Troy – Where floating the river and tent camping collide. Sleep under the stars, on the Great Miami River in the world’s first-ever inflatable floating tent. This is

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  • Are you looking for vacation spots closer to home this summer? If so, look no further than the communities in Miami County. Whether you’re planning a close weekend getaway, deciding on a “stay-cation” or wanting something fun to do for a day, there’s something here for all. These itineraries are perfect for one day or multiple day trips. Families, couples and friends alike are sure to find gems in this county not far from your home! What a perfect time to explore a place in your own backyard. Don’t forget to use #HomeGrownGreat when posting your fun findings on social

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  • How well do you know Miami County, and how well do you know Troy? This Scavenger Hunt will put your knowledge to the test! 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 Troy. Be sure to take photos and feel free to share on your social media using the hashtag #HomeGrownGreat. And

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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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  • 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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