Area Attractions

Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market “Extravaganzas”
The region surrounding South Charleston is the antique shopping capital of the Midwest…
At the “Extravaganzas” over 2000 dealers display their wares at the Clark County Fairgrounds & Exposition Center.
Interstate 70’s South Charleston and Harmony exits are major antique havens.
Three enormous malls are open daily for the collector or want-to-be. Plus the quarterly Antique Extravaganza at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Clustered within a short drive of Houstonia!

United States Air Force Museum
Fairborn, Ohio
Since nearby Dayton/Fairborn is the home of the Wright Brothers, you’d expect the United States Air Force Museum to be a first class facility, and it is! 10 acres and 300+ aircraft, from balloons to B-1 bombers on display. The most popular free attraction in Ohio.

Jeffersonville Outlet Malls
Jeffersonville, Ohio
120+ name brand factory outlets just 20 minutes south on I-71. One of North America’s larger outlet centers is just minutes away.

Clifton Mill
Clifton, Ohio
Nearby Clifton Mill, built in 1802 is the largest water-powered grist mill in the country. Enjoy the charming gift shop or have lunch at the restaurant. This cross roads village has many fine antique shops.
Holidays are spectacular. Each evening from Thanksgiving until New Year’s, you can see their legendary light display of over 1 million Christmas lights!

Springfield Summer Arts Festival
Veteran’s Park Amphitheater,
150 Cliff Park Road,
Springfield, Ohio
Weekend Evenings — June and July
The tree-lined cliffs of Veteran’s Park come alive with five weeks of free music and theater events under the stars. From bluegrass to ballet, country to classical, jazz to folk, musical comedy to Shakespeare, there’s something for everyone at the Springfield Summer Arts Festival, “where the performing arts come together in concert!”
Free Parking and Free Admission to all events

Springfield Museum of Art
107 Cliff Park Road
Springfield, Ohio
The museum offers both a full schedule of special changing exhibitions plus a permanent collection of paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture featuring 19th & 20th century American and European art. Free admission. Visit the Gift Gallery and the 4500 volume art reference library.

Kuss Auditorium, Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center
Downtown Springfield, Ohio
Home to six area art groups, the beautiful 1500-seat Center hosts a variety of events including national top name entertainment.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wescott House
East High Street
Springfield, Ohio
A restoration of Wright’s circa 1904 prairie style house. Commissioned by Burton J. Westcott, a prominent Clark county businessman, owner of Westcott Motor Co., a maker of luxury touring cars.

Young’s Jersey Dairy
Yellow Springs, Ohio

The area’s number one family attraction. Widely known for its ice cream, Young’s is now a smorgasboard of dining and outdoor activities for the whole family: Two restaurants, driving range, batting cages, miniature golf, picnic area, gift shop, wagon rides, seasonal specialty activities for the kids. Just north of Yellow Springs.

Clifton Gorge, Glen Helen Nature Preserves, and John Bryan State Park
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Well over 2000 contiguous wooded acres with dozens of miles of hiking trails. Peer over sheer cliffs at a rushing river, track through pleasant valleys, along babbling brooks, cross the bridge over the waterfalls, and when you’re thirsty, drink freely from the mineral springs. Afterwards picnic at the park or go to dinner in earthy, and always surprising Yellow Springs, Ohio. No admission charge.

Blue Jacket Outdoor Theatre
Xenia, Ohio
Ohio history through outdoor and indoor theater and educational programs.

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve
Champaign county (Urbana)
An ecological freak of nature left behind by Ice Age glaciers. About 100 acres with a cool, damp micro-climate. A cold, alkaline spring keeps the bog unusually cool and damp, while its cool air is held still and steady by warm air currents above. The highly unusual environment hosts over 100 rare and endangered species of creatures and plants which couldn’t survive outside the bog. A 1-mile boardwalk through the bog takes visitors across the thick muck to otherwise inaccessible habitats. Very interesting outdoor excursion.

Ohio Caverns
West Liberty, Ohio
“Ohio’s Outstanding Natural Wonder”

Clark County Historical Society Heritage Center
Downtown Springfield, Ohio
Simply one of the finest “local” history museums on the planet. Recently opened, located in a rehabbed building that, by itself, is a textbook on classic American architecture.

Scores more events & attractions listed at Discover Ohio online

Area Colleges & Universities:

Wittenberg University Cedarville University
Clark State Community College The Ohio State University
Urbana University Wilmington College
Sinclair Community College University of Dayton
Wright State University Edison State College
Wilberforce University Central State University
Athenaeum of Ohio College of Mount Saint Joseph
Xavier University Ohio Wesleyan University
Capitol University University of Cincinnati
Otterbein University Pontifical College Josephinum
Ohio Dominican University Columbus State College
Franklin University DeVry Institute of Technology