Planning on staying close to home for the summer? Butler County has a diverse selection of places to go locally this summer! From art centers to swimming, there is something for everyone! Local stay-cation information.


Fitton center
Located: 101 S Monument Ave, Hamilton, OH 45011
Open: Monday- Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5 and Saturday 10am-2pm.

The Fitton center is a multidisciplinary arts center located in Hamilton, Ohio. The Fitton center is free and open to the public to stroll through the exhibitions. The Fitton center offers several classes from beginning to advanced levels in art, pottery, photography, music and

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Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Located: Pyramid Hill Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45013

Open: 365 days a year (Weather permitting)

“Pyramid Hill’s vision to inspire and educate its diverse visitors in a world-renowned setting of art and nature and to be a catalyst for dialog, collaboration, and contemplation.”
-A quote from their website

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is a 300+ acre sculpture park located in Hamilton, Ohio. Displaying 60+ outdoor sculptures- as well as an Ancient Sculpture Museum that features Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian sculptures. Pyramid hill also hosts several unique events throughout the year.

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Jungle Jims

Located: 5440 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH 45014

Open: Monday- Sunday 8am-10pm

Jungle Jims is a local treasure in Butler County- located in Fairfield, Ohio. Jungle Jims features grocery items from over 70 countries and offers a wide variety of events- including classes, tastings, and several festivals through the summer.

“It’s more than a grocery store, it’s a destination”
-A quote from their website.

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Fairfield fun center

Located: 6400 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH 45014
Open Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday – Saturday 9am-midnight, and Sunday 10am-8pm.

The Fairfield fun center is located right off Dixie Highway in Fairfield, Ohio- and is home to several miniature golf courses, and batting cages for both baseball and softball. The Fairfield fun center is a perfect place for family and friends to enjoy time together.

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Liberty Township/West Chester

Niederman Family Farm

Located: 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011


Located in liberty township, Ohio- Niederman Family farm features several family-friendly events including “Summer Fun Play Days” Every Thursday in June from 10am-1pm is a day for kids to play, have a Storytime and snack.

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 EnterTrainment Junction.

Located: 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester Township, OH 45069
Open: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.


Photo from their website.

The World’s largest indoor model railroad display is in the heart of West Chester, Ohio! Voted Ohio’s Best Family Entertainment Center- featuring the worlds largest indoor train display, a children’s play area, and a railroading museum.

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Hueston woods
Located: 6301 Park Office Rd, College Corner, OH 45003


Hueston Woods is a 3,000-acre state park, located In butler and Preble counties- Hueston woods is the perfect place to go swimming, hiking, fishing, and canoeing. Surrounding Acton Lake, Hueston woods also offers a resort lodge, several campsites, and cabins.

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McGuffey Museum

Located: 401 E. Spring Street Oxford, Ohio 45056
Open: Thursday – Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm

McGuffey Museum is located in Oxford, Ohio- and was once the home of William Holmes McGuffey who was a Miami University faculty member in 1836 when he compiled the first edition of the McGuffey Eclectic Reader in this house. Open Thursday – Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm

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Barn n Bunk

Location: 3677 Wayne Madison Rd, Trenton, OH 45067
Open: Monday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.

Barn n Bunk is in Trenton, Ohio and is home to over 40 local crafters who specialize in woods, fabrics, candles etc…. Barn n’ bunk also features an array of Amish foods, cheese and jellies and pickled products and home to Milk Parlor Pottery.

For more information on Milk Parlor Pottery: MilkParlor2018

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Pendleton Art Center.

Location: 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, OH
Open: First Fridays 5pm-9pm, Second look Saturdays 11am-3pm.

Located in the heart of Middletown, Ohio- the Pendleton Art Center is an inspiring environment for artists, that encourages expression and creativity. Some studios are open daily, and some are appointment only.

“The center strives to encourage and nurture artistic creativity, by providing a supportive and inspiring environment for artists and by offering art exhibitions, events and educational
programs that raise public awareness and appreciation for the arts. “
-A quote from their website.

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