Waynesville, Ohio is a hidden gem of American small-town goodness located in Warren County,
Ohio’s Largest Playground™.
With all of its antique and specialty shops and restaurants it is known as a great place to come
to visit for the day or weekend.
But Did You Know?
- Waynesville, Ohio has been voted one of the “most walk-able towns” by Prevention Magazine.
- The bike trail is nearby—it follows the Little Miami River, a National Scenic River.
- It is Ohio’s Most Haunted town, according to Chris Woodyard, author of the Haunted Ohio series.
- It was a part of the Underground Railroad. Tunnels can be found under many buildings throughout
- This corner of Warren County meets up with the corners of Montgomery and Greene Counties.
It is also just a little north of Cincinnati. With its close proximity to other attractions
and its own numerous events, it is a great location to consider for a vacation getaway with
your girlfriends or loved ones in one of Waynesville’s charming inns.
- For those who love the great outdoors, you can camp out and hike at Caesar’s Creek State Park.
You can also canoe on the Little Miami.
- You can ride the longest zipline in the Midwest over nearby Fort Ancient.
Please check out some of the links below for some more information on visiting this great town!
This is the official website of the Waynesville Merchant’s Association.
It has a lot of useful information on the town and upcoming activities.
It also has a list and information on most of the businesses, including
the shops and restaurants, in Waynesville, Ohio
Hammel House Inn
The Hammel House Inn is a wonderful place to stay with great food and beautiful rooms.
It is also full of history.
In addition to the Ghost tour dinners, they also offer Dinner with Dickens before Christmas.
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
Besides the ghosts and the shops and eateries, Waynesville is best known for its annual Sauerkraut Festival.
This coming year will be its 40th anniversary. There are oodles of craft booths and local organizations’
food booths. The most famous offering are the cabbage rolls from St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.
The 2009 dates are October 10th & 11th.
Second Sunday Stroll
Every second Sunday from May through September, Waynesville welcomes talented artisans to come and
demonstrate their talents. This will be its 3rd year and it is continually growing and expanding.
This year’s dates are May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th and September 13th.
Warren County Visitor’s Information
Come see all the things that Ohio’s Largest Playground™ has to offer! In addition to Waynesville,
you will find Caesar’s Creek, Lebanon, King’s Island and much more.
Caesar’s Creek State Park & Pioneer Village
This is just to the south of Waynesville, literally just a few moments away.
It is a great site for hiking, swimming and history
Dayton/Montgomery County Visitor’s Information
Montgomery County is just a few minutes away. You’ll find plenty to do here, especially in Dayton,
the birthplace of aviation and home to the University of Dayton.
Ozone Zipline Adventures
At Ozone Zipline Adventures, you can take the longest zipline in the Midwest and enjoy the view of
the magnificent Fort Ancient. There are tour guides that will help you better appreciate what you are
seeing on this 2-3 hour long ride.
Museum at the Friends Home
The Museum is housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home which looks very much as it did when retired
Quakers and single school teachers lived there in its early days. It sits at the top of Quaker Hill
two blocks off downtown Waynesville. Sixteen rooms of historic exhibits are offered on three floors.
Each room highlights a local community or an aspect of early Quaker life, period clothing, local medicine
and education, and more! The Quaker Historical District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ghost Tour Information
According to Chris Woodyard’s Haunted Ohio series, Waynesville is the most haunted town in the state!
If you go on the ghost tour in October you will know why.
Our shop is on the list of stops as are many other buildings.
Although, we have the special designation of being the second most haunted building in town.
Not only is this good fun in the fall, but from April through November you can schedule your
own tour for groups of 10 or more.
Also, for the last couple of years the Hammel House has teamed up to have a special dinner with the tour.
Visit the museum and the
Hammel House for more information.
Red Barn General Store
This little gem of a shop is hidden away on High Street and specializes in Coca Cola
and John Deere collectibles. As you would expect with a general store they have great
old-fashioned toys that continue to delight today. They also carry some delicious
(truly!) dips, pastas and sauces
Greene County Visitor’s Information
Greene county is home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Air Force Museum.
It is also home to the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center at the historic
You can rent a canoe at River’s Edge Canoe Outfitters and enjoy the scenic Little Miami River.
Fort Ancient State Park
Fort Ancient State Park features a two-thousand year old Native American mound and a museum.
It is a very fascinating place to visit.
National Museum of the Air Force
Visit the world's largest military aviation museum with over 400 aircraft including gems like the
XB-70. The museum offers a Heritage Tour, a Behind the Scenes Tour, an IMAX Theatre, exhibits of
uniforms and survival gear, and concerts by the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight and other fine performers.
The Museum is located within Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, home of the Air Force Research Laboratories.
Also located at Wright Pat are the Wright Brothers Memorial and the Air Force Memorial Park
Cranberry Cottage Bed & Breakfast
This Italionate Victorian Home on Main Street in the heart of Waynesville was built in 1883 and restored
in 1990, adding the cottage that contains the two guest bedrooms, each with private baths, and the fully
equiped kitchen, dining room, great room and screened sunporch.
The Corwin Peddler
Located just feet from the Little Miami Scenic Trail, The Corwin Peddler is an ice cream parlor,
a family restaurant featuring such British American treats as cottage pie and Cornish pasties,
and a full service bicycle shop, offering rentals including tandoms, recumbant bikes, and trailers.
Little Miami Scenic Trail
The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a few hundred yards from Trendy Bindi's and gives
access to hundreds of miles of paved trails connecting to the national trail system.
The Little Miami Scenic Trail,
a segment of the Ohio to Erie Trail, is the longest and narrowest Ohio State Park property.
It runs through the Caesar Creek and Fort Ancient natural areas along the beautiful Little Miami,
a State and National Scenic River.
An easy family bike ride goes south through Oregonia, under the Jeremiah Morrow bridge (the tallest in Ohio),
past Fort Ancient to Morrow. For the serious rider, the trail continues south past Milford and Lunken
to the Ohio River Trail, which will eventually connect to downtown Cincinnati and beyond.
Riding north, the trail passes Xenia Station, a recreation of an early 20th century train station.
From Xenia, the trail branches, carrying the more ambitious cyclists west to Dayton and beyond,
north through Yellow Springs to Springfield and beyond, or northeast through historic
Wilberforce, Cedarville, Charlestown, and London toward Columbus.
Thanks so much,
Stephanie and Kerry