Warren County, Ohio is known for some of the biggest attractions and events throughout the Midwest, including but not limited to Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival and the Lebanon Blues Festival. Although these attractions and festivals bring millions of travelers into Southwest Ohio each year, they aren’t the only contributions that makes tourism in Ohio so successful. In fact, two words can sum up why millions of Southwest Ohio fans travel from all over the world. These two words are none other than professional sports.
Southwest Ohio is home to professional baseball and football teams, an international tennis tournament and harness racing, to name a few. These professional sports each provide their own unique and memorable experience for not only the avid and loyal sports fan, but also for travelers looking for some great family time out. With two professional sports located in Warren County, and several more within a 30-minute driving distance, getting tickets to a game makes the perfect addition to your Warren County getaway! For a list of all other attractions and events in Southwest Ohio, visit our website here!
Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Cincinnati Reds and Dayton Dragons
The greater Cincinnati area is home to some of the most proud and loyal Cincinnati Reds fans around. In fact, Cincinnati holds the reputation of being baseball’s first and oldest professional team in the country. Although Great American Ballpark is a fairly new stadium, fans can expect that tradition and feel of a team dating all the way back to 1869. Nothing says family fun quite like a warm summer night with your ball cap and baseball mitt. With Fireworks Fridays and game day promotions, the whole family can enjoy the game whether they’re a baseball fan or not! For more information on Cincinnati Reds games, including a special discount for guests of Warren County, click here.
For another great day at the ballpark, visitors can head north to see a Dayton Dragons game. The Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team. Their stadium is located in downtown Dayton, and is consistently packed with fans. In fact, for several years, Dragons games were consistently sold out! And with the family friendly entertainment and community involvement the Dragons are known for, it’s no wonder it has been one of the hottest tickets in town. For single season tickets, call their box office at (937) 228-2287.
Who Dey! – Cincinnati Bengals
There aren’t too many games more memorable than seeing the Cincinnati Bengals play at Paul Brown Stadium, which is better known as “The Jungle”. During the fall season, Paul Brown Stadium offers a great outdoor environment full of team spirit and tasty food while the winter season brings out the die-hard fans who will do whatever it takes to prove their loyalty. Make your next Bengals game a grown-up weekend getaway, or bring the kids for some family fun on a Sunday afternoon. Whatever you do, just don’t forget your Bengals gear! For more information on the Cincinnati Bengals, click here.
Sit Courtside and See the Stars – Western & Southern Open
Located in Warren County, The Western & Southern Open is the nation’s oldest professional tennis tournament played in its city of origin, and attracts tennis fans from all over the world. Each year, a record breaking number of attendees fill the stands to see the world’s best tennis players duel it out on center court. No other professional sports event allows you to get closer to the stars than the Western & Southern Open. With the tournament spread out over a two week span, The Western & Southern Open offers a plethora of events and activities geared towards kids and adults alike. Events include Kids Day, High School Day, Kroger Family Night, Night on the Runway and more! To purchase tickets or to see a schedule of events, visit their website here. See the Western & Southern Open in action by checking out our 2013 tournament promo video!
Pick a Horse and Place Your Bet! – Miami Valley Gaming Racino
Miami Valley Gaming is Warren County’s newest racino and entertainment facility. This 180,000-square-foot-facility contains 1,600 gaming machines, four restaurants, and a 5/8ths mile harness racing track. With live harness racing at 6:30PM every Wednesday through Sunday, there’s plenty of opportunities to catch some racing action and to win some big money! Make Miami Valley Gaming a part of your grown-up getaway in Warren County. After all, Ohio’s Largest Playground isn’t just for kids! For more information on Miami Valley Gaming’s harness racing, including simulcast and racing schedules, visit them online here.
Whether you’re looking to spend some grown-up time or take a family fun getaway, catching a professional sports game or race always makes for a unique and fun experience in Southwest Ohio! To begin planning your next getaway, visit us online at www.OhiosLargestPlayground.com and discover all the ways to shop, play, eat, stay and explore in Warren County.