Area Attractions

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Area Attractions

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Great Local Attractions

New Paris, OH is close to many wonderful attractions!

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Wesler’s Orchard and Farm Market

Offering 25 varieties of apples, the orchard can meet that certain crunch you desire. They also have top quality peaches, apple cider, and produce that can’t be outdone. Come enjoy a few relaxing hours in the country!

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Come enjoy the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences. The museum is founded on a goal to enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in the community, and promote a broad understanding of the world.

SunWatch Indian/ Archaeological Park

Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Miami Valley was home to native peoples. Archaeological excavations at a site near the Great Miami River uncovered evidence of an 800-year-old village built by the Fort Ancient Indians. SunWatch Indian Village, a National Historic Landmark, is a reconstruction of that settlement of long ago.

Carillon Historical Park

Carillon Historical Park showcases Dayton’s rich heritage of creativity, invention, and milestones in transportation that changed the nation and the world. Founded by Colonel Edward and Edith Deeds, the Park is situated on a beautiful 65-acre campus between the Great Miami River and a glacial moraine.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Pyramid Hill is an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens. We also feature a 10,000 square foot

RiverScape MetroPark

A popular spot to cool off on a hot summer day is the Interactive Fountain amid the beautiful landscape gardens, flowering pots, hanging baskets and reflecting pools.

Dayton Art Institute

For more than 90 years, The Dayton Art Institute has been committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art.

Historic WACO Field

With the help of the WACO Historical Society (founded in 1978) members and many generous donors and supporters, Historic WACO Field opened in 1997.  The field consists of a 77 acre site and features a 2200 foot runway (2000 feet usable) south of Troy, Ohio.

Bear’s Mill

Bear’s Mill is one of the few operating water powered mills in Ohio today. Built in 1849 by Gabriel Baer, Bear’s Mill’s grand framework is constructed of exquisite hand hewn timber beams that are nearly 50 feet long — without a single splice. Standing four stories high, grain is carried from floor to floor throughout the inner workings of the Mill by the power of the water. Open year-round.

National Museum of the US Air Force®

The oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world — located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio.

Eldora Speedway

Eldora Speedway, also known as The Big E, is located near New Weston, OH. Eldora is a half-mile clay oval with an estimated seating capacity of nearly 20,000. It hosts such races as “The Kings Royal,” “The Dirt Late Model Dream,” “Chevrolet American Revolution Weekend,” and “The World 100.”

Longest Yard Sale on St. Rt. 127

The Sale always officially starts on the first Thursday in August through the following Sunday. Many sellers in the Clarkrange and Jamestown, TN area start selling the weekend before the official start date. “It is aptly titled, “The Worlds Longest Yard Sale!” Every year individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Hwy 127 corridor stretching over 690 miles from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama.

Garst Museum: Home of Annie Oakley

Walk with Annie Oakley as you visit the Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum’s exhibition of her life and history. You may be surprised as you discover Annie’s true personality. Unlike Hollywood’s image of a wild west, rough and tumble tomboy, Annie was a petite woman who loved lace, silver, beautiful furnishings and elegant clothing who was blessed with physical athleticism. Also, join the celebration at ‘Annie Oakley Days’ – the 3-day festival in July:

Great Darke County Fair

Celebrating 158 Years of Greatness with tons of entertainment – Tractor Pulls, Racing, and of course, livestock and amazing fair food!

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency

Native American, Frontier and Canal history with events & activities and an Education Center.

Brukner Nature Center

A privately owned nature center with hiking trails, wildlife, and much more. Dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and education. Open sunrise to sunset. Click Here

Miami Valley Bike Trails – 330 miles to explore!

The Nation’s largest network of paved, off-street trails.

Kil-Kare Raceway

Kil-Kare Speedway is Ohio’s premier speedway for Street Stock Car, Compact Stock Car, E-Mod Stock Car, Late Model Stock Car and Drag Car racing.

Huffman Prairie

Huffman Prairie, also known as Huffman Prairie Flying Field or Huffman Field is part of Ohio’s Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. The 84-acre patch of rough pasture, northeast of Dayton

Armstrong Air & Space Museum

As space exploration has evolved, so have the exhibits at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. But the focus has remained the same: to stand not only as a repository of Ohio’s aeronautical history and a monument to Ohio’s contribution to aviation and space exploration, but also as a tribute to Ohioan Neil Armstrong, whose “one small step for a man” was indeed a “giant leap for mankind.” Located in Wapakoneta, OH.