The Group Travel Leader

OHIO 2017

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74 2 0 1 7 o h i o h a s i t ! g r o u p t r a v e l g u i d e WARREN COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 513-204-7040 Contact: Linda Smith Ideally located between Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio with easy access from I-71 & I-75. Visit our charming towns with antique shopping,world class museums and enter- taining dinner options. Enjoy amusement parks, water parks,and outdoor adven- tures. Warren County has a variety of group friendly attractions a perfect destination for your Mystery Tour. ATTRACTIONS CEDAR BOG NATURE PRESERVE 800-860-0147 Contact: Mallory Skrobot Walk a mile-long boardwalk through this 450-acre preserve, a haven for many rare plants and animals including some that are Ice Age remnants. CHRISTIAN WALDSCHMIDT HOMESTEAD & CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, OWNED/OPERATED BY THE OHIO SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 513-236-6561 Contact: Darlene West The Christian Waldschmidt Homestead & Civil War Museum takes you back to the early settlement of the Little Miami River Valley. Visitors will experience the comfortable stone home furnished in pre-1830 style. The Civil War Museum contains artifacts relating to Camp Dennison, a Union Army training and induction camp, 1861-1865. CINCINNATI PREMIUM OUTLETS 513-539-0711 Contact: Alaina Norbeck Cincinnati Premium Outlets offers 100 designer and name brand stores at savings of 25-65% everyday. The center is easily accessible and located off I-75 in Monroe, Ohio. Tour groups of 15 or more receive free VIP Savings Passports ($5 value) with hundreds of dollars of savings. CINCINNATI SYMPHONY AND POPS ORCHESTRA 513-744-3590 Contact: Ellen Graham Make your trip memorable with world-class entertainment by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra or the Cincinnati Pops. The Art- Deco charm of the Taft Theatre in down- town Cincinnati is the perfect setting for the CSO and Pops as they present blockbuster seasons that include the best artists from around the globe! FORT ANCIENT EARTHWORKS AND NATURE PRESERVE 800-283-8904 Contact: Mallory Skrobot Explore North America's largest ancient hill- top enclosure, built 2,000 years ago. Explore an on-site museum, recreated American Indian garden, and miles of hiking trails with scenic overlooks. FORT JEFFERSON MEMORIAL PARK 844-288-7708 Contact: Mallory Skrobot Find a stone memorial recalling that this small park was the site of Fort Jefferson from 1791 to 1796. A confederacy of American Indians defeated Gen. Arthur St. Clair's army in a 1791 battle that became known as "St. Clair's Defeat," and the army retreated to Fort Jefferson. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE HOUSE 800-847-6507 Contact: Mallory Skrobot Visit the Cincinnati home where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived from 1833 to 1836, formative years that later led her to write the best-selling novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Learn about the author, the Underground Railroad and women's rights movements of the 1830s–1860s. JOHN RANKIN HOUSE 800-752-2705 Contact: Mallory Skrobot Visit this restored home on a bluff overlook- ing the Ohio River and hear how the Rev. John Rankin family, with neighbors in Ripley and other nearby communities, helped over 2,000 fugitives escape from slavery to free- dom via the Underground Railroad. CLINTON COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 877-428-4748 Contact: Debbie Stamper Wilmington is home to the Quaker Heritage Center, the only one of its kind in the nation, as well as a hundred year old theatre that provides an excellent show venue for live entertainment. Experience a potter who cre- ates a work of art with his head covered with a paper bag. And the list goes on and on. DARKE COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU 800-504-2995 Contact: Matt Staugler Experience small town charm, distinct shop- ping districts and our land's rich heritage and urban-country spirit...uniquely Darke County, Ohio. Discover a land where the legends are as rich as the soil. Whether planning a day trip, extended stay or a relaxing getaway, Darke County has what you need. DAYTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 937-226-8259 Contact: Sean Robison Visit DAYTON, the Birthplace of Aviation! Home to the Wrights, the FREE National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, a National Park, and can't miss aviation sites. Located at the "Crossroads of America', (intersec- tion of I-75N/S & I-70E/W) Dayton is highly accessible, and in route to many destina- tions. Incentives too! Contact Sean today at! MIAMI COUNTY VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU 800-348-8993 Contact: Leiann Stewart Whether you're an adventurer, historian, animal lover, foodie or enjoy unique shop- ping, discover all of this and more when you visit Miami County. Your experiences will be one-of-a-kind because they are grown right here. And, the hospitality you will receive here is only found in a place where people consider you part of the family. Right off I-75, 10 minutes north of Dayton. Not just good...Home.Grown.Great. SOUTHWEST MEMBERS DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS BUTLER COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU 888-462-2282 Contact: Sandy Walther Wow your group with a stop in Butler County, Ohio, conveniently located between Cincinnati and Dayton. Stop at Jungle Jim's, explore the world's largest indoor train dis- play, tee off at the brand new Topgolf or enjoy Butler County's sweetest experience, the Donut Trail! CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CHAMBER AND VISITORS BUREAU 937-653-5764 Contact: Sandi Arnold Champaign County is perfect for a day trip of 30-60 person groups! Aviation, Agriculture, On the Move and Innovative Ohio Itineraries appeal to the Boomers and Traditional Senior travelers; custom tours are also available. Most experiences are hand-on and include a gift and tasty delights along the way. Book today! CINCINNATI USA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 513-632-5384 Contact: Randie Adam Cincinnati USA has rich experiences, new events and touching moments to offer group visitors. Itineraries feature unique Cincinnati experiences, including American Sign Museum, underground tunnel and gangster tours, the Cincinnati Pops, river- boats and world-class art institutions. Your official source for itineraries and group tour service for Cincinnati USA.

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