Heritage, Art, and Freedom
Bring your groups for Butler County's newest group tour experience! Find the perfect pairing of history, scenery, and tasty treats!
Smith Library of Regional History
Start off your tour with an introduction to Oxford's Underground Railroad history. In 2013, this museum was accepted into the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Sponsored by the National Park Service, the Network to Freedom coordinates preservation and education efforts, and integrates local historical places, museums, and interpretive programs associated with the Underground Railroad into a mosaic of community, regional, and national stories.
Freedom Summer Memorial
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.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
Enjoy lunch at the scenic Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. Featuring over 300 acres of beautiful natural scenery, and over 70 monumental pieces of art placed in nature, it's the perfect place for a walk, picnic, and art gazing.
Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument
This Butler County monument stands proudly at the 1790s site of Fort Hamilton, along the banks of the Great Miami River. This monument honors those who have fought and served for our country, as well as those who first settled in Butler County. Notable features of the monument are the gorgeous stained glass windows and two large displays honoring the service of the men and women during the Civil War. On the temple dome stands a 17 foot, 3500 pound bronze statue created by Rudolph Theim, titled "Victory", representing a Civil War private "Billy Yank", raising his cap in celebration of victory in the 4 year war.
National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting
The former home of the Voice of America Bethany Station now features displays relating to the history of the Voice of America; broadcast history in the region; the development of radio technology; and on-going amateur radio communications. First operational in 1944, the Voice of America Bethany Station once housed advanced radio communication technology known to the world, allowing for the broadcast news and entertainment to countries around the world.
Holtman's Donuts - Donut Trail
Try a taste of the Donut Trail at Holtman's Donuts in West Chester! This famous donut shop got its start in 1960 in nearby Newtown, Ohio. Committed to classic donut prep, Holtman's donuts are created from scratch using the highest quality ingredients. See for yourself why Holtman's Donut is so famous and so delicious!