Miamisburg, Ohio is the only one in the world. The outer areas of the city house many of the chain/big box stores of the southern Dayton area. The downtown region is quite the opposite. It holds the soul of the town.
Downtown Miamisburg has shops and restaurants like most downtown regions in Ohio. Many of the places sell food and food related products, or ways to burn off the food. The selection of restaurants is similar but varied. The most well-known being the world famous Hamburger wagon. Within walking distance there are more burger joints, barbecue places, a pizza parlor, and ice cream shops. A unique candy shop, cupcake shop, and donut shop round of the meal with a little bit of sweet.
Afraid the calories are adding up? Rent a bike and ride on the one of the world’s best bike ways. A large portion runs along the river and through the downtown area. Many of the shops actually cater to bikers.
Not in the mood to move much? Take in a show at one of the area entertainment venues. See classic movies at the Plaza Theatre, it’s hard to miss the giant sign. During the summer the city offers free music by the river almost every week, with most weekends having a festival too. While the city is great for families, the ‘burg caters to the adults too.
Plenty of bars and two breweries are great place to meet people and hang out with friends. A few of them have live music. Throughout the year the city sponsors events aimed at the kid in the all adults. The most popular is Boo in the ‘Burg, a chance for adults to go trick or treating in their own way.
Before leaving the downtown area make sure to check out the historic areas too. Two small museums, a walking tour and a historic Mound tell the story of the region. The Miamisburg Mound is one of the most visible objects in the city and was created by thousands of years ago by the early inhabitants of the region. The Daniel Gebhart Tavern Museum is dedicated to the early settlers of what would become Miamisburg. The Mound Cold War Discovery details the secretive work done for the government. The Mound Laboratory was a nuclear facility that started after the end of WWII. The Laboratory built triggers for bombs and later the batteries for the space program.
Food, fun, and entertainment can all be found in downtown Miamisburg. Come for a meal, stay for the day. It is one of Ohio’s many treasures.