If you're in Eaton, the beautiful pieces on display at Preble County Historical Society are a must-see for art lovers.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the museum's adjoining lot.
Whether you're looking for artistic inspiration or to brush up on your art knowledge, Springboro Historical Society Museum in Springboro is the museum for you.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Red steel plates that seem to be taking flight, a warped obelisk, and a dome made of metal dragonflies—these are just a few of the 64 statues nestled among the gardens and meadows at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. In addition to delighting visitors with massive objets d’art, the 335-acre outdoor museum exhibits the naturally occurring beauty of wooded thickets, and seven lakes. After wandering along the hiking trails, driving along paved roads, and peering into the remains of a stone house built by pioneers, guests can visit the 10,000-square-foot Ancient Sculpture Museum. The museum showcases Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Etruscan statuary, which was chiseled before mankind invented the frames that forced all art to become flat.
In addition to curating sculptures, the park hosts a slew of activities relating to art and the environment. Its Summer Series for Kids organizes programming such as puppet shows for little ones.
Train hobbyist Don Oeters founded EnterTRAINment Junction in 2008 to showcase railroading in an educational and amusing way. Two years later, his 80,000-square-foot facility was voted Ohio's Best Family Entertainment Center of 2010. At EnterTRAINment Junction, train enthusiasts can visit the railroad museum, drive hand-cranked locomotives, or bounce, climb, and crawl through Imagination Junction, an interactive kids' play area. Their newest addition, the A-Maze-N Funhouse, features five disorienting sideshow tents, with attractions such as Curtain Chaos, Clown College, Outer limits, and the Mirror Maze.
At the centerpiece, a 25,000-square-foot indoor model train display dazzles visitors with 90 G-scale trains and 2 miles of track winding through handcrafted landscapes, including an 11-foot waterfall, thousands of trees, and scenes documenting railroad's early, middle, and modern periods. Each train car is the size of a loaf of bread, making it easier for groups to see it or break it into communal pieces, and Oeters and his staff continually tweak the locomotive's surroundings by adding seasonal touches and installing minor or major updates. Historical train artifacts, educational videos, and interactive exhibits await amblers in the railroad museum, and the Imagination Junction kids' area entertains youngsters with train-themed play structures.