Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, ☎ +1 513 897-1120. Walk among 19 original Quaker buildings from the 1700s and early 1800s and gain a new appreciation for life as it was during the settlement of the southwestern Ohio frontier.
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival. 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.
The Old Main Street Antiques Show. Usually occurring once in the Spring and once in the Fall, this event features dozens of shops offering everything from antiques to hand-made gifts, from furniture to fine art. The Old Main Street Antiques Show is a great treasure-hunting experience. You can browse antique offerings from 40 visiting dealers amidst the throng of local dealers.
Caesar Creek State Park, 8570 E. State Route 73, ☎ +1 513 897-3055. Play on 1,200 foot beach and boat, fish, or water ski at Sprawling Caesar Creek Lake. Surrounding the lake are miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails with campgrouns and picnic areas around the way.
RiversEdge Outfitters, 9964 State Route 42, toll-free: +1-800-628-2319. RiversEdge Outfitters is located on 20 acres of riverfront property along the scenic Little Miami River. They offer canoe and kayak trips plus a 16-acre picnic area with volleyball and softball that is perfect for groups, family reunions, and more.
Museum at the Friends Home, 115 S. 4th Street, ☎ +1 513 897-160. P.O. Box 12, Waynesville, Ohio 45068. The Museum is housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home which looks very much as it did when retired Quakers and single school teachers lived there in its early days. Twenty-two rooms of historic exhibits are offered on three floors.
Spencer's Antiques & Imports, 274 S. Main Street, toll-free: +1-866-897-7775. 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.
Clear Creek Furniture, 1558 State Route 73, toll-free: +1-800-328-8871. Clear Creek Furniture has been specializing in quality Amish built hardwood cherry and oak furniture since 1993. Enjoy purchasing Amish-Crafted Hardwood Furniture from their extensive inventory or with you own choice of style, wood type and finish.
Carlisle Gifts, 188 U.S. Route 42 North, ☎ +1 513 897-3791. Carlisle Gifts of Waynesville offers a refreshingly different shopping experience. There's a constantly changing selection of pretty and practical wares for home and garden, plus sure-to-please gifts you won't see everywhere else. The store also carries furniture made by some of the Midwest's best Amish craftsmen and cabinetmakers and uses imaginative settings to showcase them.
The Fabric Shack, 232 Miami Street, ☎ +1 513 897-0711. Family-owned and operated for 16 years, The Fabric Shack is built upon a reputation of quality, trust, and honesty. As the largest quilt shop in a 100-mile radius, they are a full service quilt shop, stocking the latest in fabrics, notions, books and patterns with new shipments arriving daily. They are also are sought out by customers because of their huge stock of 100% cottons for quilting and crafts.
The Framing Place and Art Gallery, 215 South Main Street, ☎ +1 513 897-2787. The Framing Place has in-store catalogs offering thousands of images ranging from country landscapes to coastal seascapes. The wide variety of matting and moulding/framing complement your artwork and make it stand out. They are also a preferred dealer in the G Harvey collectible network.
The Secret Garden, toll-free: +1-877-897-5505. 4107 E. State Route 73. Offers an array of decorative yard art, concrete and resin statuary, fountains, birdbaths, bird houses and feeders, wrougt iron, and windchimes.
Waynesville Gallery, 177 S. Main Street, ☎ +1 513 897-0888. Waynesville Gallery features authentic reproduction Windsor Chairs, antique reproduction, Colonial-style and Shaker-style furniture — all built of solid wood, one piece at a time.
Trendy Bindi's Boutique LLC, 234 S. Main St., ☎ +1 513-897-0061. 12PM-5PM Weds-Sun. Trendy Bindi's Boutique LLC is a romantic cottage lifestyle boutique that sells a wide array of vintage, antiques and handcrafted artisan creations in the cottage chic style. You can find vintage clothing and accessories for you like 1950s wiggle and sundresses, hats, hankies, purses and shoes. You can also find artisan gifts like A Prickly Pair handmade toiletries, Sugar Cookie Dolls, Steph's Jewels, Moondog Jewelry, and Tole Mountain birdhouses for persnickety birds. They also have vintage finds for your home and garden like toleware, painted, wrought iron and wicker furniture, tablecloths and other linens, china, glassware, and collectible children's books.
It is in the historic Stetson House, named for its resident Louisa Stetson Larrick. She was the sister of John Stetson and gave him the money to start his cowboy hat business. It is also noted for being according to local lore the second most haunted building in Waynesville after the Hammel House Inn and is on the ghost tour. The shop is named for one of the owners' dogs, who was adopted at SICSA.
Hammel House Inn, 121 South Main Street, toll-free: +1-888-892-2879. The Hammel House is home to one of Waynesville's most charming restaurants. The historic dining room offers daily luncheon specials and a unique menu of favorites. Finish your meal with one of their mouth-watering homemade desserts.