Just 90 minutes from Columbus, Butler County, Ohio makes a surprisingly fun weekend trip for families!
We spent Spring Break in Butler County and my kids LOVED it! What is there to do in Butler County, Ohio? Let me tell you. Here are 6 things to do with your kids in Butler County that will keep the whole family entertained and having fun!
6 Family Friendly Things to do in Butler County, Ohio:
1. The WEB Extreme Entertainment
7172 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069
Full of indoor fun, The Web offers mini bowling, an arcade, indoor go carts, laser tag, glow putt, climbing wall, escape room and a full cafe and eating area. My kids had a blast at The Web! There is really something for every kid here! You can choose any combination of activities or purchase one of their Family Packages to do all of the attractions! On Mondays you can buy one attraction and get the second 50% off. Check the website for more daily specials!
2. The Studio
118 Main St., Hamilton, OH 45013
The Studio is the cutest paint your own pottery shop! My kids were way more into this than I expected! You can choose your own piece of pottery to paint and all paint supplies are included. There are stencils to choose from, paints with different effects and pieces to fit whatever your budget might be. Make sure to do this early in your trip so you have time for your pieces to be fired and finished before picking them up!
3. EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069
EnterTRAINment Junction is loads of fun for kids AND adults! My husband was just as much a fan of the two miles of model railroad as my kids (maybe more!). Check out the model train as it runs through the history of trains in the US, check out the model of Cincinnati’s Coney Island upstairs, play in the indoor play area that includes a small train ride, indoor climbing area and a space for toddlers and enjoy the A-Maze-N Funhouse! You can read my full blog post about EnterTRAINment Junction here.
4. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park offers a fun outdoor activity for all ages! The 300+ acre property is filled with a once private collection of sculptures and pieces of art! You can rent an Art Cart by the hour to make sure you see the more than 60 outdoor sculptures! Don’t miss the Ancient Sculpture Museum, open from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM daily. They also have a drive through Christmas lights display during the holidays! Children 5 and under are free to enter the park.
5. Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014
Whether your a foodie or not, Jungle Jim’s will entertain! With lots of interesting displays to spot within the store, kids will be entertained while you peruse aisles upon aisles of food finds from all over the world!
6. The Butler County Donut Trail
You can’t go to Butler County without hitting up the Donut Trail! Butler County is home to the largest number of donut shops per capita in the Midwest! There are 12 stops on the trail and if you get your passport stamped at all of them you can earn a t-shirt! Pace yourself over your visit or make a couple trips this summer! Read Everything You Need to Know About the Butler County Donut Trail!
Where to Eat:
While you’re visiting, you can’t go wrong with one of these local, family-friendly restaurants:
We had a great stay at Courtyard Hamilton! The hotel is right on the Great Miami River in Hamilton, OH! And as a complete coincidence, our hotel room was number 614!!
1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, OH 45011
We did all of these things during a 3 night stay. Whether you stay a few nights or pick one or two of these things to make a day trip out of it, Butler County makes an easy road trip with kids for this summer! If you’re visiting this summer, you might want to plan to visit during the dates of The Ohio Challenge, a popular hot air balloon festival in Ohio that takes place in Butler County!
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