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Sensory-Friendly Things to Do

No matter your needs, in Butler County you'll find fun activities and interesting sensory-friendly experiences. Here are our top picks for sensory seekers. If you're looking for more ideas or customized recommendations for your visit, please call the Travel Butler County office, Monday - Friday, 8:30AM-5PM at 513-860-4194. We're happy to help!

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

A serene and peaceful setting outdoor is dotted by monumental pieces of outdoor sculpture. More than 300+ acres of wide open spaces, beautiful meadows, tranquil ponds, and hiking trails make Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park an ideal place to relax and get into nature.

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting is a small museum that's big in history. On this site from World War II into the 1990s, the US government relayed important radio messages to people around the world. The building now houses a museum that tells the story of broadcasting from early inventions to today. The space is quiet and offers an informative experience for visitors. Background noise is minimal and there are no flashing lights.

Salty Dog Car Museum

Delightfully unexpected. This incredible car museum in rural Shandon, explores the evolution of automobile transportation. From classic race cars to vintage fire engines, visitors can view the restored vehicles and ask questions about their history. Tours and visits are available by appointment only, ensuring a quiet experience for visitors.

Butler County Donut Trail

Embark on the sweetest adventure in Butler County. The Butler County Donut Trail consists of 13 donut shops throughout the county.  Grab a passport online or in one of the stores and embark on the adventure. Once your passport is fully stamped, you'll earn a sweet t-shirt as your reward!

InsideOut Studio

Art and purpose. This special studio and store features original artwork created by talented artisans with developmental disabilities. Browse the creations and learn a bit about the person behind the beautiful pieces. Each purchase supports the artist and the space in which they create.

Petals & Wicks

Create your own custom candle at Petals & Wicks in Hamilton. From selecting your signature scent to pouring the wax, each and every candle created here is an original. The calm environment, welcoming staff, and relaxing experience is perfect for a new sensory-friendly activity.

The Studio

Get creative at The Studio in Hamilton. Here you can create your own masterpiece in ceramics. Choose from a variety of different glazes and application tools for your clay project. Reservations are recommended.

You’re Fired

Located in Oxford, You’re Fired Pottery Studio offers a warm and welcoming environment to paint your own pottery. Friendly and patient staff will walk visitors through the project step-by-step, ensuring a fun learning environment for all.

Haute Fusion

Create beautiful glass art at Haute Fusion. This teaching studio, classroom, and retailer of stained glass supplies is the go-to spot for fused glass workshops and beautiful glass art. Owner and instructor John Ferrando used to work for a non-profit art studio that served artists with developmental disabilities. The classes offered at Haute Fusion are for all ages and abilities.

Serene Parks

Choose from parks offering a variety of sensory-friendly activities including hiking, biking, fishing, and educational programming.  From playgrounds and walking trails, to soccer fields and basketball courts, there’s fun to be had by everyone!