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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?
  • Spring and Summer is festival and event season in Miami County, and 2021 promises to bring a full calendar of exciting events to the area. By the time these festivals roll around, we will be ready to celebrate with abandon! As you look forward to the warmer months and a visit to Miami County, do not miss these fun events scheduled for the region this year. Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition A full day of food, fun, and fundraising! The Miami County Food Truck Rally and Competition is a unique event for the Miami County Agricultural Society, held

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  • An annual holiday, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every year on May 5th. This day is to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire known as the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. What better way to celebrate than to go out for some Mexican food and margaritas? Miami County has plenty of restaurants to choose from with delicious food… so good luck deciding on just one! La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant 836 W. Main, Troy A fan-favorite in Miami County, La Fiesta has some of the best authentic Mexican food you’ll find in the area. La Catrina

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  • Sometimes, all you need is some good old-fashioned barbecue to hit the spot! Luckily, Miami County is home to some of the most delicious BBQ joints in Ohio. Across the US, the definition of Barbeque can mean many things. It’s certainly all about the meat and the intense, delicious flavor it provides after it’s slowly cooked all day long! With such a high level of quality, we are certain that each of these places will quench your thirst for all kinds of BBQ. Check out the places below for mouthwatering smoked pork, brisket, ribs, and more. BBQ Joints in Miami

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  • Thousands of people spend time on the Great Miami River, one of only 22 national water trails every year… canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to camp on the river? In Troy, Ohio outdoor enthusiasts can experience Ohio’s first and only public floating-tent experience. Located at Treasure Island Park, in Troy, the Float Troy experience uses Shoal floating tents manufactured in Miami County by Smithfly. A first of its kind, the Shoal tent is an inflatable, floating raft with a tent topper that allowed campers to sleep out on the water. The tents

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  • Did you know that Brukner Nature Center operates a licensed wildlife rehabilitation unit for native wildlife that are orphaned, injured or sick?  Last year, BNC accepted nearly 1,800 animals in need of professional care.  Contact us at 937.698.6493, 7-days a week, for all of your wildlife concerns!  Brukner Nature Center – it’s about wildlife! Virginia opossums are North America’s only marsupial – meaning they carry their young in a pouch!  Joeys are born after 13 short days of gestation and are the size of a jelly bean.  We can credit these amazing mammals for helping to keep our environment ‘debris’

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  • National Beer Day in the United States is celebrated every year on April 7th which commemorates the Cullen–Harrison Act’s passage. This act allowed for the sale of beer with a content of 3.2 % alcohol. Upon signing the legislation, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous remark, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” Miami County, Ohio has great places to stop in for a nice cold one any day of the year! Moeller Brew Barn Fresh, locally-made craft beer right in downtown Troy. 311 Drafthouse Downtown Piqua’s perfect place to have a pint and watch

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  • The Visitors Bureau is working to promote health and wellness throughout Miami County. What better way to do that than to encourage our residents and visitors to participate in National Take A Walk In A Park Day on March 30th? Being outdoors is proven to help our overall well-being, both physically and mentally. Some of these benefits are reduced levels of stress, increase concentration and better moods. Who wouldn’t want that? Luckily for you, Miami County has an abundance of parks you can spend your days roaming. Whether you decide to stroll through your favorite park or explore a new

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  • As warm weather approaches, you and your family may be feeling cabin fever more than ever this year. While there are plenty of fun attractions and festivals in and around Miami County, early spring weather doesn’t always agree with our plans. It’s never fun being cooped up, especially on vacation. But, with a little bit of planning, you can still have a great time – even indoors. Whether you are planning your next staycation or visiting us from afar, we have plenty of indoor activities for everyone, including children and adults. Indoor Family Activities Brukner Nature Center No matter what

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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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  • You might see our faces walking by or sitting in a planning meeting somewhere in Miami County, but have you ever wondered who that person is and why are they here? Well, we hope to answer that and a few other things in our “Get to know us” blog! Leiann Stewart Executive Director After being raised a Nebraska Cornhusker, I ventured to Ohio where I earned my bachelors at Xavier University. My first job after graduation was in Miami County. I worked at the Piqua Daily Call and Troy Daily News for 14 years where I gained experience in sales,

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