Nation Road Horses, Oxford Ohio
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Play Your Way: Find New Experiences & Activities

Find Your Vibe in Butler County, Ohio!

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Butler County's eclectic and vibrant cities offer a wide range of activities for those who enjoy a little competition, an art escape, thrilling experiences, family adventures, and more! 

Creative Maven

Do you have a deep appreciation for various forms of artistic expression? Butler County is full of vibrant cities with murals, sculptures, live music, and more.

You're Fired

Create your own art to take home at You're Fired in Oxford (pictured above), The Studio in Hamilton, and Haute Fusion in Middletown.

Pour your favorite scent and take home a candle at Petals & Wicks in Hamilton. Immerse yourself in incredible art at the Richard and Carole Cocks Museum of Art in Oxford.

Beauverre Riordan Studios, Middletown Ohio

Admire the beauty of stained glass at BeauVerre Riordan Studios in Middletown (pictured above). Rent an art cart to cruise over 300 acres of awe-inspiring works at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton. 


If you're traveling with kids, there are tons of family-friendly activities for you and the kiddos to enjoy, from trains and games to movies and more!

For kids who are fascinated with trains, take them to the world's largest indoor train display and American Railroad Museum at EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester (pictured above).

Kids who love being in the water will want to spend all day at Aqua Adventures in Madison Township enjoying a sandy beach, inflatable obstacle course, volleyball, and corn hole. For the parents who want to introduce their kids to retro experiences, watch a movie under the stars at the classic Holiday Auto Theatre in Hanover Township (pictured below). 

Holiday Auto Theatre Drive-in

Ice Skating is more than just a seasonal activity. Lace up your skates and hit the rink at Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, where warm memories will glide across the ice. Immerse your kids in imaginative play at Liberty Center's The Park, which features a splash pad and stepping stones for young ones to climb. 

Night Owl

Do you find that you're most energized when the sun goes down? Check out some of the entertainment options for an evening out -- from comedy shows to concerts, there's something for everyone who isn't ready to call it a night just yet. 

Lori's Roadhouse

Catch a comedy act at Funny Bone Comedy Club in Liberty Township or live music at RiversEdge Amphitheater in Hamilton, Lori's Roadhouse in West Chester (pictured above), or Three Feather Records in Fairfield (pictured below).

Three Feather Records, Fairfield Ohio

Performing arts more your jam? Watch a musical or play at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Fairfield Community Arts Center, Oxford Community Arts Center, or the Sorg Opera House in Middletown.

Nature Lover 

The whole world is your playground when you're one with nature. Butler County is full of picturesque parks, woods, and trails for exploring.

Nation Road Horse Rental, Oxford Ohio

Horseback ride over gentle hills, wooded paths, and open fields at Nation Road Horse Rental in Oxford (pictured above). 

Pluck the biggest and juiciest blackberries at Indian Springs Berry Farm in Fairfield Township (pictured below). Looking for fall fun on the farm? Enjoy picking pumpkins, admiring beautiful sunflowers, and weaving between the twists and turns of a corn maze at Niederman Family Farm in Liberty Township.

Indian Springs Berry Farm

Take a tranquil stroll through the scenic trails of Bull's Run Arboretum and Sanctuary in Middletown, or head to Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester for a peaceful and harmonious nature walk. 

Competitive Spirit 

Do you thrive on the excitement of competition and embrace the chance to showcase your skills?

Topgolf, West Chester Ohio

Test your swing at Topgolf (pictured above) or go head-to-head during a friendly game of pickleball at The Pickle Lodge, both in West Chester.

Want to tackle a new challenge? Square off with an axe throwing competition at Class Axe in West Chester or the Main Circuit in Hamilton. Arcade games and virtual reality more your speed? Check out The Web Extreme Entertainment, Sandbox VR, and In The Game (pictured below), all in Liberty Township, plus Zero Latency in West Chester. 

In the Game

Dare Devil 

If you find yourself often seeking out thrilling adventures that get your adrenaline pumping, there's plenty for you here.

Jump from over 13,000 feet with experts from Start Skydiving in Middletown (pictured above), and if that's a little too extreme for you, opt for iFly in Liberty Township and experience the thrill of skydiving indoors.

Wake Nation, Fairfield Ohio

Water adventurers can test their wakeboarding skills at Wake Nation in Fairfield (pictured above), while mountain biking enthusiasts can explore the various trails at Harbin Park in Fairfield. Check out Get Air in West Chester and Urban Air Adventure Park in Fairfield Township for the ultimate indoor adventure and trampoline park experience. 

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