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"The most beautiful campus that ever there was," – Robert Frost

Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio, surrounded by picturesque views. The area's natural beauty makes for a peaceful atmosphere and plenty of activities in the Oxford community. Find some top recommendations below!

Visiting Oxford

There's a lot to enjoy in the quaint town of Oxford, Ohio -- from top-notch bars and pubs to exciting sports events to exploring local attractions that are sure to capture your interest.

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If you love outdoor activities, you're in luck. You can relax in a hammock while enjoying the serene landscapes or take on energetic hikes along the local trails. Additionally, Miami University has an 18-hole disc golf course that's perfect for those who want to practice their skills while surrounded by nature.

Oxford itself is a charming small town that leaves a lasting impression. It's a distinctive atmosphere, full of cultural gems and a friendly community that makes you feel right at home and eager to return. 

Favorite Places to Eat + Drink


11 West High Street | Oxford, Ohio

Bodega, Oxford Ohio

Bodega Delicatessen features specialty sandwiches with crunchy dill pickle spears and chips. All sandwiches have a full quarter pound of meat or filling, great toppings and sauces for wonderful flavor. 

In addition, Bodega offers freshly made deli salads, soup and deli salad-combos, homemade quiches, box lunches, freshly baked loaves of bread, a selection of dessert cakes and a carry-out selection of imported wines and beers.

Drop in Tea

5 S. Beech Street | Oxford, Ohio

Drop in Tea, Oxford Ohio

Drop In Tea makes authentic bubble tea to quench your thirst. Each cup of tea contains authentic ingredients sure to delight your tastebuds.

The Pickle & Pig

77 S. Main Street | Oxford, Ohio

Pickle + Pig

The Pickle & Pig is a burger bar meets speakeasy. This prohibition-style eatery makes you feel like you traveled back in time to when spirits were scarce and demand was high. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind establishment! Dig into unique and delicious menu items, plus exotic cocktails that will transport you back to the 1930s.

Favorite Things To Do

Black Covered Bridge

5401 Corso Road | Oxford, Ohio

Black Covered Bridge Oxford

The Black Covered Bridge of Oxford is an absolute marvel that traces its origins back to 1868. A testament to its historical significance, it remains the sole covered bridge in the county to maintain its original placement. It stands as a reminder to the region's history and heritage, inviting the public to admire its charm year-round.

Adding to the allure of this destination, the pathway leads to biking and hiking trails that weave seamlessly alongside it. Whether you're in search of a leisurely stroll, an invigorating bike ride, or an exploration of the woodlands on foot, this multifaceted setting promises an unforgettable encounter with Oxford's natural beauty.

Ice Skating at Goggin Ice Center

610 S Oak Street | Oxford, Ohio

Goggin Ice Center, Miami University Ohio

Home to Miami University's Men's Ice Hockey team, this state-of-the-art facility hosts fun events and public skating sessions that are fun for the whole family. Every weekend, they offer skating sessions, and on Saturday nights you can come for a special Moonlight Skate -- complete with light beams and popular music! 

Whether you have never been on the ice before or you love to take a spin around the rink, Goggin Ice Center makes for a great afternoon or evening of fun!

Exploring the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum

801 S Patterson Avenue | Oxford, Ohio

Miami University Art Museum, Oxford Ohio

Located at the southern edge of Miami University, this art museum features five ever-changing galleries, and more than 10,000 objects in the permanent collection. The museum, designed by world-renowned architect Walter Netsch, has received national and international reviews. The outdoor sculpture park is a continuous work-in-progress with new sculptures always being added.

Highlighting History at Miami

Freedom Summer Memorial

650 Western College Drive | Oxford, Ohio

Freedom Summer 1964 Memorial, Oxford Ohio

Located on Miami University's Historic Western Campus, this outdoor memorial commemorates civil rights workers who trained on the campus of The Western College for Women in preparation for registering voters in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. The murder of three of these trainees during Freedom Summer influenced passage of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.

Wayne Embry Statue

500 E Sycamore Street | Oxford, Ohio

Wayne Embry Statue, Miami University Ohio

Wayne Embry is a basketball icon. A standout at Miami University from 1955-1958, he broke down racial barriers as one of the university’s first African American student-athletes. His career began with the Civil Rights movement still in its infancy, and his example and legacy opened doors for generations of African American students and student-athletes, both at Miami and across the country.

Three Historic Bell Towers

Bell Towers, Miami University Ohio

If you've ever heard bells chiming in song on Miami University's campus, it's likely thanks to one of their three historic bell towers. The beautiful campus is already known for its spectacular visuals and charming architecture, but now these bell towers are also a distinguishing factor. 

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501 E High Street | Oxford, Ohio

Miami University, Oxford Ohio