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Architecture, Art & Antiques

Our homegrown values mean we take care to preserve the things that matter including our welcoming historic communities that feature breathtaking art and architecture. We celebrate these rock-solid communities and their Home. Grown. Treasures. in this itinerary.
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Day 1

9:00am

Located in the heart of Piqua is the beautifully restored Fort Piqua Plaza. An architectural treasure, the building was restored to the 1914 remodeled era of the hotel. Previously known as the Fort Piqua Hotel, it was transformed into a spectacular multi-use community building. Throughout the building is stained glass windows, breathtaking skylights and a marble grand staircase. The Piqua Local Library is also located inside while the second story is home to an art gallery and Local History Department.

Reservations for this tour required. Allow an hour. Elevator available.
Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 to plan your visit.

www.thefortpiquaplaza.com

10:00am

“A Time of Change-Downtown Piqua 1890”, a self-guided walking tour, is available at the local history department of the Piqua Public Library (116 W. High St.) or Mainstreet Piqua/Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce (326 N. Main St.). Your tour begins in the 500 block of N. Main St. Allow approximately 1-2 hours for this tour. While touring downtown Piqua, enjoy shopping at some of our local downtown Piqua businesses.

12:00pm

Enjoy lunch at one of Tipp City’s local restaurants.

Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 for recommendations or visit www.homegrowngreat.com/dine.

1:30pm

Make your way to Downtown Tipp City for unique architecture and history with some wonderful local shopping. The Tippecanoe Historical Society offers walking tours of the five block downtown historic district, including an opera house, converted mill and dozens of historic homes.

Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 for more information.

5:00pm

Just east of the Stillwater River, on the outskirts of West Milton, the Old Mason Winery & Vineyard is nestled in amongst corn fields and farmsteads, making it the perfect rural setting to unwind in. Come relax in their unique bricked tasting room or on the patio with a vineyard view while sipping on their handcrafted wines.

Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 to schedule your visit.

www.oldmason.com (No tour/tasting on Sunday)

6:30pm

Enjoy dinner at one of the many choices in Tipp City or Troy before returning to your hotel to relax for the night. Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 for assistance.

Day 2

9:00am

The Miami County Courthouse combines both Greek and Roman architecture. Newly renovated, the courthouse stands as one of the tallest structures in the county, towering 185 feet above the Great Miami River.

Reservations required. Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 to schedule your visit. (No tours on Sunday)

10:15am

Mayflower Arts Center is a visual and performance arts center featuring gallery and exhibit spaces, art studios and fine arts retail. It also houses a larger theater seating 132 people and features a 30′ movie screen and digital projection surround sound. The theater is available for lectures, art films, business functions and private parties. The Mayflower offers a variety of art classes and workshops for people of all ages and group sizes.

Reservations required. Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 to schedule your visit.

www.MayflowerArtsCenter.com

11:00am

Before lunch, enjoy Downtown Troy by visiting the many unique shops located about two blocks in any direction from the town square and beautiful fountain. There is something for everyone.

For more details on shopping and restaurants contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993. Or visit our website www.homegrowngreat.com

 

12:45pm

Enjoy lunch in downtown Troy, then visit the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, a cultural arts center housed in a beautifully restored 1914 mansion. This building is used for cultural programming, art exhibits, workshops and more.

Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 to schedule your visit.

https://www.troyhayner.org/

3:00pm

Visit the historic Eldean Covered Bridge set amongst the backdrop of Miami County’s vast farmland and the Great Miami River. Built in 1860, it’s one of the only two covered bridges in the count. Cross the bridge on foot or by car.

Located at the corner of North County Rd. 25A and Eldean Road.

There are over 60 perfect backdrops across Miami County for that one or two or three special photos, the Miami County Barn Quilts. You can decide at some point during your stay in Miami County to drive the entire Barn Quilt Tour or you can take brief detours to a few of them as you are traveling from destination to destination over the course of your stay. The barn quilts are 8′ x 8′ squares that are colorful, hand painted folk art renditions of traditional quilt patterns. They celebrate the unique rural and agricultural experience in Miami County. No two are alike. When you stop, feel free to get out, visit with the owners and take photos.

For a barn quilt brochure, please call Meghan Rodriguez, Group Sales Manager, at the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau at 1-800-348-8993.