Warren County (Ohio)

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Warren County, Ohio

Warren County is a county in Southwest Ohio.

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Other destinations[edit]

  • Caesar Creek State Park - Recreational lake with beaches, boat ramps, hiking trails, and campsites - in Waynesville

Understand[edit]

With over 6.4 million yearly visitors and a wealth of attractions and accommodations, it is no wonder this county in Southwest Ohio is called Ohio's Largest Playground. Warren County is located within a day’s drive for 65% of the nation’s population. Easy access to two international airports and major interstates, makes Warren County a great hub-and-spoke destination for visitors. Travelers can conveniently enjoy a greater variety of activities within a 30-mile radius than they can anywhere else in Ohio.

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By Air[edit]

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). (859) 767-3151. Located off of Interstate-275 at Exit #4 in Kentucky. CVG offers 500 daily departures to more than 120 cities non-stop. CVG is also Delta's second largest hub. It is only about a 35 minute drive from CVG to most Warren County attractions.
  • Dayton International Airport (DAY). (937) 454-8200. Located off of Interstate-70 at Exit #32. DAY offers non-stop service to most major U.S. cities like Atlanta, New York, NY, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington D.C. It is only about a 45 minute drive from DAY to most Warren County attractions.

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Museums[edit]

Wright "B" Flyer Museum
  • Wright-B Flyer Museum. Springboro - Free museum, home to a flying replica of the Wright brothers' second airplane, where visitors get a chance to actually fly in the unique aircraft.
  • Warren County Historical Society Museum105 South Broadway in Lebanon +1 513 932-1817. Acclaimed as one of the nation's top county museums. The museum preserves the largest display of Shaker artifacts in the country. Paleontology and archeology exhibits are also featured, as well as the popular Village Green Exhibit where antiques are displayed in re-created store fronts for unique viewing.
  • Fort Ancient State Memorial6123 State Route 350 in Oregonia, toll-free: +1-800-283-8904. Built over 2,000 years ago by Ohio's Hopewell Indians, Fort Ancient is North America's largest prehistoric Indian hilltop enclosure. Feel the energy of the spirits as you venture amidst the 18,000 feet of tree-covered earthen walls, and within the museum that brings to life 15,000 years of American Indian heritage in the Ohio Valley.
Springboro Historical Society Museum
  • First Free Black School Located on North Street in Harveysburg. +1 513 897-6195 Take a tour of the First Free Black School in Ohio. The school served children of color — American Indians and African-Americans — from 1831 until the early years of this century. The schoolhouse features pictures and various artifacts from the period like textbooks and slate blackboards.

Festivals[edit]

  • Ohio Renaissance Festival +1 513 897-7000. In Harveysburg. Step back in time to the 16th Century England. In the 30-acre permanent English village re-creation, you can mingle with Queen Elizabeth I and royalty, watch the joust, and enjoy authentic food, drink, and crafts from the period.
  • Ohio Sauerkraut Festival +1 513 897-8855. In Waynesville. Celebrate the humble cabbage with traditional sauerkraut dishes and crazy concoctions such as sauerkraut ice cream! With more than 400 selected craft vendors, music, and entertainment, this annual festival (October) is one of the largest arts and crafts shows in America.
  • Historic Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival in Lebanon. +1 513 932-1100. Historic buildings provide the perfect backdrop for this ever-popular and growing festival, which was featured on Martha Stewart. More than 100 horse-drawn carriages parade through the streets, pulled by miniature horses, majestic Clydesdales, and all horse breeds in between.

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Attractions[edit]

  • Kings Island6300 Kings Island Drive, toll-free: +1-800-288-0808. In Mason. King's Island is one of the world's greatest amusement parks. Kings Island is known for its record-holding coasters like The Beast, the world's longest wooden roller coaster, and the Son of Beast, the only wooden looping roller coaster. King's Island also has its own waterpark, Boomerang Bay, along with the Nickelodeon Universe, which has been voted "Best Kids Area in the World" for seven straight years.
  • The Beach Waterpark2590 Waterpark Drive, toll-free: +1-800-886-SWIM (7946). In Mason. At The Beach Waterpark, parents and kids get soaked at more than 50 water rides and attractions. Go airborne on the five-story drop of The Cliff, ride the foaming river of Volcanic Panic, and propel your body at 65-miles per hour on The Banzai. With volleyball and basketball courts, teen and reggae dance nights, and the award-winning Dive-In Movies, a visit will truly be a day at The Beach!
  • Great Wolf Lodge2501 Great Wolf Drive in Mason, toll-free: +1-800-913-9653. With over 400 lodge-themed suites you can get soaked at one of America's largest indoor water parks, measuring 78,000 sq. ft., with eleven waterslides, six pools, an interactive treehouse waterfort, and 410,000 gallons of heated water - all year round. New at the Lodge--MagiQuest, the first live-action fantasy adventure game of its kind. Cross into a three-dimensional, interactive world and become the main character in a live action adventure game, completing magical challenges located throughout the resort.
  • Start Skydiving2460 Greentree Road +1 513 934-3483. In Lebanon. Channel your inner-daredevil at Start Skydiving in Lebanon with a tandem skydive with one of the most experience skydiving teams in the country. Breath-taking has a whole new meaning as you fly like a bird in 30 to 50 seconds of freefall, anywhere from 10,000 to 13,000 feet from above the earth. Then capture picturesque views of the area as you descend with the tandem instructor pointing out landmarks as far away as Cincinnati.
  • Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad198 S. Broadway in Lebaon +1 513 933-8022. Take a nostalgic train ride through the scenic Warren County countryside. Experience unique family fun with themed rides such as the Easter Bunny Express, North Pole Express, and rides with favorite children's characters including Thomas the Tank Engine an Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Sporting Events[edit]

  • Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women's Open. At the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. The best and brightest in tennis visit Mason every year! The Women's event is held in July and features players the likes of Serena Williams. The Men's event is held in August and features players the likes of Roger Federer and Andy Roddick.
  • AVP Cincinnati Open: Pro Beach Volleyball Championship Series. At the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. The high energy of screaming fans and the booming sound of thunder sticks fill the air as the top 150 men's and women's pro beach volleyball players battle it out for the series championship trophy. Don't miss your opportunity to see world-class players the likes of Olympic Gold Medalists Misty May and Kerri Walsh at this fun and exciting event.

Music and Theatre[edit]

La Comedia Dinner Theatre
  • La Comedia Dinner Theatre765 W. Central Avenue, toll-free: +1-800-677-9505. In Springboro. Get ready for a taste of Broadway in southwest Ohio! La Comedia is one of the nation's largest professional dinner theaters with productions that will leave you tapping their feet, humming familiar tunes, and experiencing musical theater in a truly unique way.
  • Lebanon Theater Company120 E. South Street +1 513 228-0932. In Lebanon. Professional local shows offer an "off the beaten path" theater experience with a visit to the LTC, which was voted one of Ohio's "Local Secrets, Big Finds" by Travelocity members.

Golf[edit]

  • Shaker Run Golf Club4361 Greentree Road, toll-free: +1-800-721-0007. In Lebanon. Ranked one of the top 100 public courses in the country by Golf Digest. An Arthur Hills design, Shaker Run features Bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. Its breathtaking views are unmatched in the area. Come play a course that hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2005.
  • The Golf Center at Kings Island6042 Fairway Drive +1 513 398-7700. In Mason. 18 Holes of Golf designed by Jack Nicklaus. Experience the Grizzly-the 18 hole championship course played by the best of the PGA, the LPGA, and the Senior PGA TOUR for the last 30 years.

Buy[edit]

  • Aces & Eights Harley Davidson2383 Kings Center Court +1 513 459-1777. In Mason. "Where the legend lives" is the motto of this premier Harley dealer. You can buy new or used bikes, as well as purchase all the parts, accessories, and apparel to keep you and your hog in tip-top shape.
  • Deerfield Towne Center5305 Deerfield Boulevard +1 513 770-0273. In Mason. Contemporary, open-air mall facility featuring retailers like Ann Taylor, Bed Bath & Beyond, Borders, Coldwater Creek, Dick's, Lane Bryant, New York & Company, and Wild Oats.
  • Fella Bella Shoppe28 South Broadway in Lebanon +1 513 932-9936. In business for over 60 years, Fella Bella Shoppe is a specialty store for infants and children. They offer girls clothing from size preemie to 16 and boys from preemie to 7. They also carry a wide variety of quality gifts – treasures for a lifetime.
  • Kings Mill General Store & Christmas Shop5687 Columbia Road, toll-free: +1-800-327-5639. In Kings Mill, just minutes from attractions like Kings Island and Great Wolf Lodge in Mason. From Fontanini Nativities and Nutcrackers to animal, holiday, and character-themed ornaments, this quaint establishment provides a fantasy in every room. For 23 years, this family-owned business has been a must-see for individuals and groups alike.
  • OhioBeads.com3116 W. Montgomery Rd +1 513 476-5564. Ste. 300, in Maineville. Express Your Unique Style with Your Own Beaded Jewelry. Shop at OhioBeads.com for the jewelry making supplies to make your special jewellery fashion.
  • Spencer's Antiques & Imports274 South Main Street, toll-free: +1-866-897-7775. In Waynesville. An impressive inventory housed in 5 buildings and over 20,000 square feet. Treasures you will find include collectible toys, original oil paintings, new Fiesta, Tiffany-style lamps, imported mahogany Chippendale furniture, French armoires, and much more.
  • The Workshops of David T. Smith3600 Shawhan Road, toll-free: +1-888-353-9387. In Morrow. The Original Craftsmen for reproduction museum quality 18th & 19th century furniture, pottery, and handmade kitchens. They have done design work personally for Oprah and Ralph Lauren and appeared in Country Living magazine! In 1990, Rodale Press published American Country Furniture - Projects From The Workshops of David T. Smith, a chronicle and selection of furniture plans.

Eat[edit]

  • The Golden Lamb Inn & Restaurant27 South Broadway in Lebanon +1 513 932-5065. You can enjoy great dishes like leg of lamb, Tuscan meatloaf, or juicy prime rib in a historic setting visited by twelve U.S. presidents and popular American figures Mark Twain and Stephen Foster.
  • The Village Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant22 South Broadway in Lebanon +1 513 932-6918. Historic old-fashioned ice cream parlor and soda fountain. Two movies, Harper Valley PTA (1977) and Milk Money (1993), shot scenes inside Village. Food offerings include everything from healthy soups and salads to decadent hot fudge sundaes.
  • Amor de Brazil Fiery Steakhouse5150 Merten Drive +1 513 336-0043. In Mason. Amor de Brazil offers a fine dining experience with the highest quality in its selection of 15 cuts of grilled meats with seasonings and marinades that represent a tradition of great flavors. Enjoy their salad extravaganza with as many as 50 different items.
  • Arloi Dee Thai Bistro4920 Socialville-Foster Road in Mason +1 513 229-3997. Arloi Dee’s authentic Thai cuisine is flavored with a variety of fresh herbs and distinct spices, which creates a wide range of exotic tastes. The food ranges from mild and subtly flavored dishes to hot and fiery. Arloi Dee has been featured in publications like the Cincinnati Enquirer and Ohio Magazine.
  • The Breakfast Club Cafe102 North Broadway in Lebanon +1 513 932-0210. Monday-Sunday, 7am to 3pm. The Breakfast Club Cafe is in the heart of downtown Lebanon. Its staples are freshly roasted coffees, made-to-order foods, and uncompromising service. Try breakfast favorites like Buttermilk Pancakes and the Viva Mexican omelette or enjoy lunch with a Half-Pound Burger or Baguette Sandwich.

Drink[edit]

Beer & Wine[edit]

  • Brazenhead Irish Pub5650 Tylersville Road +1 45040 513 229-0809. Mason, OH The Brazenhead Irish Pub offers Ohio's largest selection of single malt Scotch and Irish whiskies, plus a wide selection of imported beers on tap. Warm up next to the stone fireplace. Enjoy outstanding Irish cuisine in the comfort of an intimate booth. As you pass through the dark wood entrance of The Brazenhead, Mason, you enter another world. With its rich colors, and heavy fabric benches, it is easy to settle down with a pint of your favorite brew and share stories with great people.
  • Putters 2 Putt Tavern and Grill6040 South State Route 48 in Maineville, east of Mason +1 513 494-2054. Get all the best sporting events complete with your favorite beverage at the "golf green bar", a full size imitation golf green. Enjoy games on their 28 televisions, 2 Plasma televisions and 2 120" big screen TV's. They also have live music and entertainment Wednesday through Saturday.

Coffee & Tea[edit]

  • Tea Roses101 East Main Street +1 513 398-2260. In Mason. Stop by for lunch or reserve your spot for afternoon tea. Tea Roses accommodates a variety of groups ranging from kids tea parties to bridal luncheons.


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