The 2014 travel season is approaching quickly, and there’s plenty to do in Warren County this year! From a thrilling new coaster to an indoor trampoline park and a brand new gaming and racing facility, there’s so much to look forward to when planning your trip to Warren County, Ohio. Check out the new and expanded attractions opening in Warren County in 2014!
Miami Valley Gaming and Racing is Warren County’s new gaming and racing attraction. The 180,000-square-foot facility, which opened in December 2013, contains 1,600 gaming machines, four restaurants, a 5/8ths mile harness-racing track, and dining options including a steakhouse, a buffet, a quick-service eatery and a coffee shop. The Grandstand for viewing the racing, which began in February 2014, is more than 14,000 square feet and accommodates nearly 1,000 people.
Set for an April 2014 debut, Banshee is the newest attraction at Kings Island and the world’s longest inverted roller coaster. Banshee takes riders through 4,124 feet of track and seven stomach-churning inversions at up to 68 mph on a two-minute-40-second ride.
Lazer Kraze has a new and improved facility. The new multi-level, professionally themed laser tag arena offers light-weight equipment and multiple game formats. The new facility also includes an indoor trampoline park, a huge arcade, and private party rooms. The new facility is located at 7082 Columbia Road in Mason, just off I-71 near Kings Island.
Valley Vineyards Winery and Brewery in Morrow, Ohio is expanding. The winery will open a garden area at the front of the property with seating for 200. Valley Vineyard’s in-house brewery, Cellar Dwellers, will be canning four varieties of their craft beers in time for their annual Wine and Beer Festival in June 2014. The award-winning winery was recently featured as one of 13 American wineries invited to pour at the “Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the 21st Amendment—The Repeal of Prohibition” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. This family owned and operated vineyard has been in business for more than 40 years and three generations.
Two new rides open at The Beach waterpark in 2014. The first, a two-person zipline, will feature a 600-foot drop over the wave pool. The second is a more than 400-foot long, four-lane mat racer ride where riders will float headfirst on a foam rubber mat with handles through twists and turns. This is the second season at The Beach for new owners, Adventure Holdings LLC, based in Jacksonville, Fla.