Explore Outdoors

Find Unique Places to Visit this Spring + Summer in Butler County, Ohio!

 Start planning your adventure to Butler County with our top picks for scenic spots, sweet treats, and fun activities.

Explore Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton Ohio

Explore 300+ acres of beautiful nature and 80+ monumental sculptures at Pyramid Hill. This sculpture park is a serene spot for a walk, picnic, and an afternoon of art gazing.


Water Adventures at Wake Nation

Wake Nation

No boat, no problem! Check out Wake Nation where you can enjoy watersports without a boat. An overhead cable system tows up to 6 riders at one time. This Fairfield favorite also has a floating playground obstacle course.


Get Soft Serve at The Cone

The Cone, West Chester Ohio

There's something that feels so right about ordering soft serve served from a gigantic cone! Your ice cream adventure doesn't have to stop here, check out even more delectable ice cream destinations in Butler County.

Unwind at a Local Winery

Seven Mile Winery, Ohio

We're lucky to have two great wineries in Butler County! Be sure to check out both Hanover Winery and Seven Mile Winery to unwind with friends, try a variety of wine and maybe find your new favorite.

Try Mountain Biking at Harbin Park

Harbin Park Mountain Bike Trails, Fairfield Ohio

Harbin Park features a number of regionally-renowned mountain bike trails, ranging from beginner to advanced. Discover around 7 miles of technical track, as well as beautiful nature trails perfect for leisure hiking.

Take a Scenic Guided Trail Ride

Nation Road Horse Rental, Oxford Ohio

Saddle up for a ride through the stunning trails of Oxford. Nation Road Horse Rental offers scenic guided trail rides for all ages and experience levels.

Sip, Stroll, & Explore in a DORA

DORA Butler County Ohio

Enjoy a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) in Hamilton, Liberty Center, Middletown, Fairfield, and Oxford. Purchase a beverage from a participating business to sip, stroll, and explore. Learn more about the DORA locations in Butler County here!

Watch a Movie Under the Stars

Holiday Auto Theatre, Hamilton Ohio

Holiday Auto Theatre shows the latest movies along with the classics starting in the spring each year! Pack your blankets, and enjoy an evening under the stars with a bucket of popcorn and the silver screen.


Discover Rentschler Forest MetroPark

Rentschler Forest, Fairfield Ohio

Explore nearly 400 acres at this beautiful park, including views along the Great Miami River, acres of woodland, remnants of the old Miami-Erie Canal, a prehistoric Indian earthwork, and so many opportunities for outdoor activities.


Take a Leap at Start Skydiving

Start Skydiving, Middletown Ohio

Make the leap from 13,000 feet at Start Skydiving! Experience the rush of free fall followed by tranquil canopy flight, as you take in a unique perspective of the world below.

Explore Liberty Center

Liberty Center Ohio

You'll discover a wide variety of outdoor and indoor fun at Liberty Center. With over 70 dining, shopping and entertainment options, there's something for everyone to enjoy. One of our favorites? The #WhatLiftsYou murals by Kelsey Montague. 


And for a bonus indoor option...

Visit Salty Dog Museum

Salty Dog Museum, Shandon Ohio

For those rainy days or anytime you want to explore indoors, the Salty Dog Museum is a unique place to check out. You'll find rows of classic cars dating back to the early 1900s, vintage firetrucks, and more throughout this tactile museum.

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