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Piqua Day Trip

Enjoy this tour with your grandchild, your entire family or a group of friends. This stop-and-walk tour is perfect for you to park your car in Piqua and discover all of these fantastic destinations on foot.
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Day Trip

10:30am

Located in the heart of Piqua is the town’s historic gem, the beautifully restored Fort Piqua Plaza. This is an architectural treasure that was restored to the 1914 remodeled era of the hotel. Previously known and beloved as the Fort Piqua Hotel, it was transformed into a spectacular multi-use community building housing the Piqua Public Library, a community banquet facility and more. Visitors can enjoy the magnificent lobby with the perfectly restored stained glass windows, breathtaking skylight and an opportunity to appreciate the well-worn gray Tennessee marble grand staircase.

The library boasts of a large history collection as well as genealogical resources and historical displays from Piqua and the Northern Miami Valley. The second floor houses a Piqua art gallery as well as visitor friendly Local History Department containing items from the local museum placed throughout the building among other exhibits. Themes for these tours are varied; past groups have enjoyed tours focusing on: Architecture, History, The Art Collection, Haunted Tales and Holiday decor.

Reservations for these tours are required. Allow an hour. Elevator available. Contact Jim Oda, Library Director, at 937-773-6753 or via email at adminwebsite@piqualibrary.org

www.thefortpiquaplaza.com

11:30am

Immerse yourself in the world of Winans Chocolates + Coffees. Just the mention of the name Winans makes people imagine the heavenly chocolate melting in their mouths or think of the wonderful aroma of fresh roasted coffees. Grab some treats and coffee then head to the back of the Piqua storefront where the chocolate factory is. Enjoy your treats while you see how their different chocolates are made.

For more information on a factory tour, contact Winans at 937-773-1981 or via email at media@winanscandies.com or on their website.

www.winanschocolatesandcoffees.com

12:00pm

Grab a bite to eat at 311 Drafthouse. There, you’ll fine an expansive menu as well as craft beers and local wines. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. For a look at their menu, visit their website.

1:00pm

Spend some time perusing throughout the storefronts in Downtown Piqua. Whether you’re looking for clothes, interior decor, or outside gardening materials, Piqua has it!

For a list of stores, visit our shopping page on our website.

3:00pm

Stop by Susie’s Big Dipper for gourmet, hand-dipped ice cream and sugar treats. Their homemade ice cream comes in many different flavors as well as seasonal favorites.

See their website for a menu and additional information.

www.susiesbigdipper.com

Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events on our website to see what is going on around the area the day of your visit. Live music, game nights, concerts, festivals and more await you in Miami County.