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Capture the Memories

Enjoy this tour with your grandchild, your entire family or a group of friends. Travel to our unique, family-friendly Miami County attractions and find your inner photographers. Capture each moment and adventure so you can share these memories for many years to come.
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Day 1

9:00am

Immerse yourself in the world of Winans Chocolates + Coffees. In its fourth generation of family ownership, Winans has been in service since the 1960s. You will learn the family’s history while seeing how their chocolates are made. You’ll get to even sample sweet treats and coffees.

Reservation required.  $10/person. A complimentary 4-piece box of chocolates included.

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

www.winanschocolatesandcoffees.com

10:45am

At Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, ride on a canal boat replica down the Miami-Erie canal. Then witness living history as a costumed interpreter takes you throughout the historic Johnston home, concluding the tour at the Historic Indian and Canal Museum where you will see artifacts and learn how Native American and early settlers lived in the area.

Cost is $8/person for all three sites. Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 to schedule your visit.

www.johnstonfarmohio.com Allow 2-3 hours to enjoy lunch and visit all three sites.

2:15pm

Stillwater Prairie Reserve is situated along the scenic Stillwater River. A circular hiking trail with segments following the river also passes through fields, woodlands, marshy habitats and shrub lands. There are three man-made ponds and the river providing fishing opportunities as well.

3:30pm

Fulton Farms is known for its extraordinary fresh produce. Browse the farm market, the Loft Gift Shop and the Market Cafe where you can find locally roasted coffees, soups and ice cream.

For information on restaurants for dinner and possible evening entertainment, please contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or at 1-800-348-8993.

Day 2

9:00am

Take a tour throughout the WACO Air Museum, home of the largest producer of aircraft in the world in the 1920s. See for yourself the military aircraft produced from the 1920s through WWII. Your tour will include the museum, WACO Airfield and a modern aircraft hangar.

Reservations required. $6/person. Contact Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 to schedule your visit.

www.wacoairmuseum.org

11:00am

Brukner Nature Center includes 165 woodland acres with six miles of hiking trails on the property. See live native wildlife exhibits of animals being rehabilitated at the center and learn about these animals from a staff naturalist while inside the interactive environmental education center.

For a flat fee of $45, a staff naturalist can do a 1 hour presentation in the Heidelberg Auditorium where group members can get up close and personal with several “Wildlife Ambassadors.

For $2.50/person, a staff naturalist will take group members to all areas of the interpretive building, the bird viewing vista, outside to the view live wildlife and on a short hike.

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

www.bruknernaturecenter.com

1:00pm

Enjoy lunch in Troy.  Some restaurant recommendations can be found by contacting Meghan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993 or by visiting www.homegrowngreat.com.

2:00pm

Idle Hour Ranch is the perfect experience for all ages. Here, get up close and personal and interact with over 200 animals. This agricultural/animal sanctuary is dedicated to providing a fun, relaxed atmosphere where guests can be educated about wildlife and agriculture.

Group Tours are available by appointment only on weekdays and are $10.00 per person which includes animal feed for your group members.

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

www.idle-hourranch.com

3:00pm

Explore Charleston Falls Preserve, a must-see park with over 216-acres of prairie and forest. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy nature and wildlife. Follow the trails to a breathtaking view of the waterfall for a perfect photo op.

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 at mrodriguez@homegrowngreat.com or 1-800-348-8993.