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Time for Adventure: Ideas + Inspiration

Spark your travel flame with this guide to some of the top activities and adventures.

Find 30+ adventures below for a local road trip, weekend getaway or family vacay. From the great outdoors to indoor pursuits, and even those picture-perfect destinations. Time to make travel plans!

Opt Outside

Nothing compares to a day in the great outdoors! Pack your bags and prep for an incredible adventure.

Nation Road Horse Rental - Find majestic horses in an idyllic setting. Take to the trails of this family farm and unwind with a relaxing horseback ride. Judy and her team expertly match each rider with a horse perfect in temperament and pace.

Nation Road Horse Riding

Aqua Adventures - Bounce, slide, and soak up the sun at Butler County's largest water park. Whether you choose to enjoy the floating obstacle course or glide along on a stand-up paddle board, this is the place to cool down and gear up for summer.

Bicentennial Commons - Discover a ton of ways to get active at this 11-acre park that overlooks the Great Miami River. It features paved walkways, a scenic overlook, and a brand new River Center.

Bicentennial Commons, Middletown Ohio


Start Skydiving - Are you ready to take the leap? The No. 1 rated drop zone in the world is the best place to skydive. The professional staff help more than 7,000 first-time jumpers a year experience the thrill of free fall. This is your year!

Paintball Country - Dodge, dash and dive. The area's largest paintball facility features two-story fort fields, 10 different playing fields, wooded areas, speedball, and more. Whether you're a novice or an expert, the knowledgeable staff will get you outfitted to play. 

Wake Nation - No boat? No problem! Experience the rush of wakeboarding at the Midwest's only cable wake park. Newbies to advanced riders, all are welcome. If you're not able to ride, check out the new aqua park and floating playground, perfect for ages 6 and up.

Wake Nation Wakeboarding

Fairfield Fun Center - Conquer the mountain on your way to score mini golf bragging rights. Sink the putt and shoot a low score, then venture over to the batting cages to hone your swing. 

Indian Springs Berry Farm - Blackberries: delectable morsels of sweet summer goodness. Come explore the patch and pick your own perfectly ripened fruit at this organic farm. Make sure to say hi to the resident goats while you're there. 

Indian Springs Berry Farm


Indoor Pursuits

Looking for some indoor options? Here are our top picks for a perfect day indoors. 

Class Axe Throwing - Whirling wood and metal fly towards lumber targets. Who will be declared the Lumberlord?

EnterTRAINment Junction - Marvel at over 80 model trains chugging along 2.5 miles of track. There are new and exciting details to discover around every corner. 

EnterTRAINment Junction

Dart Arena - Battle it out with friends in this ultimate Nerf war!  

Funny Bone Comedy Club - Evenings complete with tasty food, good drinks, and lots of laughs. Check their website for the upcoming acts and events perfect for a family event, night out with friends, or date night. 

Haute Fusion Glass Studio - Create your own masterpiece at this one-of-a-kind glass art studio. Owner and instructor, John Ferrando also features a variety of his unique works in the gallery. 

Fused Glass, Haute Fusion Studio

Get Air Trampoline Park - Bounce, dodge, dash, and climb at this trampoline park. Let the kids burn off some energy here with wall to wall trampolines.  

Goggin Ice Center - Indoor public skating that's fun for all ages. This state-of-the-art facility also hosts fun events and public skating sessions all year long. 

iFLY - Get off your feet and soar! Step into a smooth column of air and... you're indoor skydiving! Flyers are paired with an instructor to teach them the art of the indoor skydive inside the wind tunnel. 

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

The Learning Kitchen - Attend a culinary workshop at this premier cooking destination. Whether you're a gourmet chef, seasoned home cook or a beginner you'll find classes that give you the confidence and skills to make an incredible meal. 

Main Event Entertainment -This 49,000 square-feet entertainment venue is fun for the whole family. Bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and more. Can you conquer the Gravity Ropes Course?

Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum at Miami University - Be inspired at this museum featuring five ever-changing galleries, and more than 10,000 objects in their permanent collection. The surrounding outdoor area features a sculpture park with new works always being added. 

Miami University Art Museum

Topgolf -  Climate controlled bays and top-notch noshes. Topgolf boasts an impressive menu, full bar and 3 floors to test out your swing! 

The WEB Extreme Entertainment - Nine different attractions under one roof like exhilarating laser tag, a space themed escape room, and all-around fun. Our favorite? The go-karts! 

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park - Show gravity who's boss at this fun indoor trampoline park, featuring obstacle courses, zip lining, go-karts, rock climbing and more. 

Urban Air Go-Karts

Photo Credit : Urban Air Trampoline Park


Picture Perfect

Encompassing a variety of creative adventures, experience the eclectic arts scene throughout Butler County. 

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum - 300+ acres of hills, valleys, and ponds embellished with 80+ outdoor sculptures and traveling exhibitions. There is nothing quite like these whimsical views thanks to the vivid blend of art and nature. 

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

The Strauss Market Murals - 10 murals by 10 local artists using the same vibrant color to echo Hamilton's beautiful sunsets. Found under the McDulin Parking Garage. 

Kelsey Montague Murals - Liberty Center features two magical murals painted by a world-renowned muralist. Kelsey's whimsical style offers interactive photo opportunities so you can join the inspirational #WhatLiftsYou movement. 

Changemakers of Oxford Mural - Across the street from Oxford's Community Arts Center, you'll find this powerful mural that highlights important local Civil Rights history. A short trip to the Western Campus of Miami University provides more historical context of the mural with a powerful memorial dedicated to the Freedom Summer of 1964. 

Ella Cope, Changemakers of Oxford

William Harbin Park - Make your way up to the park's scenic overlook for a birds-eye view of Fairfield, or hit the nature trails and regionally-renowned biking trails. 

StreetSpark Murals - Venture through Hamilton to experience 16 different murals, all with their own unique story.

StreetSpark Mural "Taking Flight"

Governor's Square - A lively musical mural doubles as the perfect backdrop for the Governor's Square in Downtown Middletown. Admire the colorful scene and relax alongside the peaceful, flowing fountain before heading across the street to explore the Pendleton Art Center. 

The Bluffs at Silvoor Biological Sanctuary - This trail leads to the highest natural point of the sanctuary, providing a gorgeous treetop view. 

Burwinkel Farms - The golden hues of a stunning sunflower field in the fall make a beautiful backdrop for those perfect photos. This farm has been family-owned and operated for more than 100 years!  

Sunflower Field, Burwinkel Farms

Marcum Park - Pose beside beautiful fountains intertwined with fascinating sculptures. This park is also a great place to kick back, relax and enjoy Hamilton DORA

Bicentennial Commons - Find a lovely river view featuring brick paved walkways. Located near the Great Miami Riverway in Middletown; a stretch of vibrant riverfront full of boundless activity. 

Furfield Dog Park - Not just a pup paradise! Bring your furry best friend and you'll discover an impressive view overlooking the Great Miami River.  

Great Miami River, Furfield Park


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