Sightseeing in Springfield

$22 for a Distillery Tour and Tasting with Vintage T-shirt at Middle West Spirits ($40 Value)

Middle West Spirits

Weinland Park

$40 $22

Master distillers use Ohio-grown ingredients such as soft red winter wheat and wildflower honey to craft whiskey and vodkas

$25 for Entry to Columbus Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, August 10th ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Bar Louie

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Hamilton

$16 $8

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335-acre park and outdoor museum invites guests to wander among 64 sculptures tucked into gardens and meadows and alongside lakes

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

South Columbus

$20 $10

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Memorabilia and ephemera from the history of motorcycling, plus themed exhibits and programs

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wayne County Historical Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Wayne County Historical Museum

Richmond

$14 $7

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Artifacts and memorabilia paint a vivid picture of Wayne County from the pioneer era through contemporary times

$20 for a 90-Minute Queen City Underground Tour for Two from American Legacy Tours ($40 Value)

Queen City Underground

Over-The Rhine

$40 $20

Walking tour winds through city streets full of historic landmarks and descends below ground to explore burial vault and hidden tunnels

Tour for Two or Four with Cincinnati Running Tours (Up to 73% Off)

Cincinnati Running Tours

Fountain Square

$90 $29

Explore Cincinnati's downtown areas, such as the Riverfront or the city's bridges, while running with a knowledgable tour guide

Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Family or Patron Membership at Taft Museum of Art (Up to 55% Off)

Taft Museum of Art

Central Business District

$20 $10

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World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

Over The Rhine Brewery District's Prohibition Resistance: The Industrious Tour for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off)

Over The Rhine Brewery District

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malthouse Tap Room

$30 $16

Explore a historic neighborhood and learn about industrious brewery workers, new public art & pre-Prohibition lagering cellars & tunnels

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Outing for Two or Four Adults or Two-Alarm Membership (Up to 53% Off)

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

West End

$16 $8

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Historical firehouse-turned-museum hosts array of 19th-century firefighting artifacts & exhibits on fire safety

$18 for a Four-Hour Bicycle Rental for One from Cincinnati Bike Center (Up to $30 Value)

Cincinnati Bike Center

Smale Riverfront Park

$30 $18

Rent a cruiser or comfort bicycle for four hours to explore Cincinnati

Food Tasting with Cheese Platter and Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, Six at Baker-Bird Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Baker-Bird Winery

Augusta

$30 $15

Food tasting at 150-year-old antebellum winery with souvenir logo wine glasses, cheese, chocolates, and rum cake

$20 for a Walking Tour for Two from Newport Gangster Tour ($40 Value)

Newport Gangster Tour

Gangster's Dueling Piano Bar

$40 $20

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Two costumed guides detail gambling and bootlegging history on a walking tour past former speakeasies and casinos

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Jane’s Saddlebag (Up to 50% Off)

Jane's Saddlebag

Walton

$16 $8

Restored saddlebag home offers insight into settler life with tours of a historic smokehouse, flatboat, and petting zoo of farm animals

$25 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

Aurora

$75 $25

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

Visits for Two or Four to Sauder Village in Archbold (Up to 50% Off)

Sauder Village

Archbold

$32 $16

Costumed reenactors, hands-on exhibits, & master craftspeople guide guests of all ages through travails & daily life of 19th-century Ohio

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Since 1976, Keith and Betty Ketring have been combining their interests in woodworking and fine-art prints by preserving their clientele’s artworks and heirlooms with custom frames. Their inventory of framing materials includes a spectrum of moulding styles—from stark black to ornately carved and gilded—as well as conservation glass and a multitude of colorful mats.

49 N Broad St
Fairborn,
OH
US

Easy as A-B-C, the artists behind Life in Letters craft custom photographic gifts available both in their shop and online. Over the years, they've amassed a vast collection of black-and-white photos of common objects and sights that resemble letters—such as arches, golf balls, fences, and palm trees—which they assemble into meaningful words, such as love, laugh, family, and nihilism. Once customers have chosen their word and selected each letter, they can have their piece matted and framed to suit their own decor or that of a loved one. The photographers also share their skills with aspiring shutterbugs during regular introductory photography classes.

57 Chestnut St
Beavercreek,
OH
US

On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1.

As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane.

The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.

1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton,
OH
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The Gallery for Young People offers summer art camps, field trips, and classes for kids and teens, helping them create art using a variety of media. Kids aged 3?5 start out by working with charcoal, paint, pastels, and papier-m?ch?. As students get older, lessons become more challenging, encouraging them to craft mixed-media self portraits and study printmaking. The studio also hosts exhibitions of the children's work to showcase their unique accomplishments.

510 E 3rd St
Dayton,
OH
US

The headquarters of the nonprofit Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Historical Center abounds with exhibits and activities that showcase the state's diverse social, natural, and archeological history. Built in 1970, the museum's towering Brutalist edifice is a piece of history itself, lauded as "bold" and "imaginative” by the American Institute of Architects. Inside, a 15,000-square-foot gallery explores pivotal moments in the Buckeye State’s past, examining everything from Ohio’s role in the Civil War to Boomer Esiason’s stint as Secretary of State. A natural-history exhibit regales guests with interactive displays of animals, plants, and geography. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the center hosts an ever-changing selection of featured exhibits and special events.

Outside the museum sits Ohio Village, a re-creation of a Civil War–era town. Costumed villagers bustle about the square, performing chores and activities of the era, such as churning butter and checking wooden PalmPilots. The town's 15 buildings showcase the height of 19th-century architecture and include a Gothic-revival church, a large town hall, and an open market. The village is also the home of the renowned Ohio Village Muffins, who regularly compete in games of baseball played by 19th-century rules.

800 E 17th Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Established: 1979

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Pro Tip: Allow sufficient time for a full tour.

The Kelton House Museum & Garden is a window that looks out onto another time, presenting a glimpse of Victorian life through the lens of a family that lived it. The grounds feature restored possessions that the family actually used, from woven hair brooches to an intricate grandfather clock built in 1790. Each item's place within the home tells its own story about the family's lifestyle, and tour guides add to the illusion by costuming themselves in period garb. But guided tours aren't the only way to experience the grounds. The museum also offers an audio tour enhanced with a musical score and period-appropriate sound effects, such as clocks chiming and dogs that say, "Good day, sir," instead of barking.

586 E Town St
Columbus,
OH
US