Grab your favorite person and pack your bags for a getaway weekend! Call ahead to make a reservation to stay at Waynesville’s Hammel House or Cranberry Cottage B&B, both right on Main Street, and close to ‘the action’! (View the respective webpages for details on these accommodations.)
Check in at your accommodation.
Call to make reservations at La Comedia Dinner Theater for this evening’s dinner and a show. (1-800-677-9505, or lacomedia.com, Wednesday through Sunday)
Spend the afternoon getting familiar with Waynesville and all it has to offer. Start at the Chamber of Commerce and pick up our Waynesville brochure/map, and the Waynesville Historic Walking Tour brochure, and other pamphlets that guide you to area attractions.
Browse through shops and galleries, discovering antiques, primitives, artwork, home decor, and gifts galore.
Try one of our Waynesville restaurants for lunch…maybe the cozy Hammel House Inn (has the reputation of being one of Ohio’s most haunted places), gourmet Cobblestone Cafe or Village Restaurant for soup, sandwich, dinners and everything in between. You won’t want to forget the pie! Nowhere better for pizza than Bentinos. A variety of really great pizzas you can’t find anywhere else.
Use the Waynesville Historic Walking Tour guide to leisurely stroll Main Street, noting the historic features of the town until it is time to get ready for dinner at La Comedia. Relax and have an enjoyable evening.
After a hearty breakfast at Village Family Restaurant, visit nearby Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village. This attraction is a living history museum that preserves history of southwest Ohio’s frontier during it’s settlement from 1793 to 1812 by obtaining, restoring, and preserving a collection of original log cabins.
Caesar’s Creek Nature Center and Hiking Trails are very close to Pioneer Village, and a beautiful place to stretch your legs. There are 43 miles of hiking trails, ranging from mild to rugged.
After your hike, stop back in Waynesville for lunch and recharging. Maybe try Bentino’s for a delicious specialty pizza or calzone? Visit more shops that you missed yesterday!
Head down Rt. 42 south to Lebanon to check out the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad Train at 127 S. Mechanic St. for a train ride on this historic locomotive and old passenger cars. Call (513) 933-8022 for details/reservations.
After your busy day, a trip to Valley Vineyards, located at 2276 East US 22 & Rt. 3 in Morrow is a fun place for dinner. Here, you can grill your own steak or salmon and sample the local wine and beer. Call (513) 899-2485 for your reservation.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and decide how to spend the day. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is a short drive. This is free, the largest military aviation museum in the world, and a treasure in the Dayton area, where you can view aviation history at it’s finest.
If the weather is beautiful, and being outdoors calls, drive to nearby Fort Ancient. This is a Native American earthworks-the largest prehistoric hilltop enclosure in the United States. Fort Ancient was built by the Hopewell peoples who lived in the area in the 1st century BC to the 6th century AD. For information call 1-800-283-8904. Located on St. Rt. 350.
After your morning’s adventure, grab lunch at Waynesville’s Stonehouse Tavern and enjoy one of their gourmet burgers. The patio is a pleasant place to dine on nice days. There’s always a game or sports on one of the TVs if you’re interested.
Finish your day in Waynesville with shopping, as you select that special something to take home as a souvenier of your visit.
As you pack your car to head home, make sure to pick up brochures to share with friends, and to plan another visit, maybe to check out one of Waynesville’s festivals or events!
Thank you for coming to our town, and we hope you have wonderful memories of your day in Waynesville, and come back to see us soon!