Arts and Entertainment
Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) is located in an area full of entertainment options. Our community is home to outstanding museums, performing arts centers, sports teams, attractions, theme parks, and more.
The arts abound in West Central and Southwest Ohio.
Miami County is renowned for family-friendly community events such as the Troy Strawberry Festival, Piqua Heritage Festival, and Tipp City Mum Festival.
Nearby Dayton offers a diverse selection of performing arts. The city is home to the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Opera, and Victoria Theatre Association.
Take in a show at the beautiful Victoria Theatre or the spectacular Schuster Performing Arts Center. The Fraze Pavilion is a popular outdoor music venue, and the annual Cityfolk Festival draws thousands to Dayton each July.
More information about regional performing arts organizations:
Travel about 90 minutes south and you’ll discover even more performing arts options in Cincinnati, a city that enthusiastically supports the arts.
Attend a performance of the excellent Cincinnati Ballet or renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy an evening of drama at the Tony Award-winning Playhouse in the Park or musical performances at the Aronoff Center or Taft Theatre.
You may also see top performing acts at Riverbend Music Center during the summer. The dazzling productions at The Children’s Theatre will delight both kids and their parents.
More information about Cincinnati performing arts organizations:
Adults and kids can get lost in the wonder of any of the many museums in the area. The region has more than 100 museums and galleries, including:
Sports and Recreation
Southwest Ohio is a dream come true for sports lovers. The area is home to the Dayton Dragons and Cincinnati Reds baseball teams, Cincinnati Bengals football, Dayton Bombers ice hockey, University of Dayton Flyers basketball, and championship tennis and golf.
Our region boasts some of the top-rated golf courses in Ohio. According to Golf Digest, one of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” is practically in your own backyard! You’ll find 100 more nine- and 18-hole golf courses in our area, 60 of which are public courses.
For family fun, there’s Kings Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, the Newport Aquarium, a dozen state parks, and an 80-mile bike trail that parallels the scenic Little Miami River.
In addition, when it comes to shopping, we have everything from “uptown” to “outlet”—not to mention some of the best towns for antiquing in America.
You’ll find all this and more within 30 minutes of home in Southwest Ohio. And, since you won’t waste half your day getting to and from work, you’ll be able to enjoy it with time to spare!
For more information on area sports, attractions, and recreation activities, checkout the sites below.
Parks and Recreation
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