Wilmington is a small city in Clinton County, Ohio, with a population of 12,356. The city is one of the only noteworthy stops between the endless fields of corn that populate rural Ohio. For those interested in "small town America" Wilmington is an excellent stop with a compact central city center, small college, and ornate buildings.
First Free Black School, 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.
Ohio Renaissance Festival, Harveysburg, ☎ +1 513 897-7000. 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.
Beechwood Acres Camping, 855 Yankee Road (6 miles south west from Wilmington, close to the SR350), ☎ +1 937-289-2202. Beautiful campground situated in a woody surrounding at the border of the Cowan Lake State Park. The friendliness and helpfulness off all the staff is outstanding. The pool is heated, and offers nice additional possibilities to play: (beach)balls and a vollyball net over the pool. Highly recommended! The Cowan Lake takes a 5 minute walk.