Southwest Ohio may be synonymous with summertime escapes to theme parks and ball games, but the calendar’s cooler months have plenty to offer Warren County visitors as well. From theatrical productions to wining and dining to soaring and exploring, there’s no end to the wintertime fun you’ll find at Ohio’s Largest Playground. Don’t miss these winter-friendly experiences!
1) La Comedia Dinner Theatre
One of the nation’s largest professional dinner theaters, this Springboro staple is a sure bet for good food, great entertainment, and a memorable–and warm–night on the town.
2) Ozone Zipline Adventures
Bundle up! Oregonia’s high-flying canopy zipline tour is open year round, offering visitors birds-eye views of the Little Miami Scenic River Valley–beautiful, even in the chill of winter.
3) Miami Valley Gaming
What better way to start a new year than with some wintertime winnings? A state-of-the-art gaming facility, MVG is home to more than 1,600 gaming machines, a terrific array of restaurants, harness racing, and more!
4) Warren County History Museum
Looking to learn a thing or two? Acclaimed as one of the nation’s most outstanding county museums, the Warren County Historical Society Museum is home to the single largest display of Shaker artifacts in the United States, as well as numerous exhibits on paleontology, archaeology, genealogy and more.
5) Glendower Historical Mansion
This 1845 Greek Revival Mansion offers visitors tours of its historic and expertly upheld interior year round, but takes the decor to a whole new level each winter in celebration of the holidays.
6) Fort Ancient
The nation’s largest and best-preserved prehistoric hilltop enclosure, Fort Ancient documents the unforgettable story of some of Ohio’s earliest settlers–the Hopewell. Steeped in 2,000 years of Native American history, it’s also home to 2.5 miles of hiking trails and forested overlooks, beautiful all year long.
7) Valley Vineyards
One of Warren County’s most unique gems, Valley Vineyards welcomes guests to its scenic and cozy cellars for wine and micro-brew tastings, weekend cookouts and plenty of wintertime cheer.
8) Franklin Murals
Take a self-guided walking tour around the city of Franklin and you’ll quickly realize the origin of its “City of Murals” moniker. Ten beautiful murals depicting different scenes from the history of the city can be found all around town, each painted by nationally-known and locally-born artist Eric Henn. It’s art, it’s history, and it makes for a beautiful wintertime walk.
9) The Shops of Warren County
Whether you’re hunting for your holiday haul or just gearing up for the new year, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the charming, small town aisles of Warren County’s 140+ locally owned shops.
10) Golden Lamb
Originally opened in 1803, Lebanon’s Golden Lamb is Ohio’s oldest continuously operating business and a must-stop spot for any Warren County visitor. Home to 18 historic rooms, a gift shop, and an on-site restaurant that serves modern American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s a charming, cozy and heartwarming way to spend a winter weekend in Southwest Ohio.
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