5 Things To Do In Butler County, Ohio With Kids

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While Butler County, Ohio may be most well known for their donut trail, there is so much more to do there.

Looking for an easy overnight trip to take with your kids in Ohio? Why not check out Butler County.

Butler County is located just north of Cincinnati and southwest of Dayton. It’s less than a 2 hour drive from Columbus, Ohio too which makes it a great day trip or an easy weekend trip for the whole family.

Here are 5 fun things to do in Butler County, Ohio with your kids!

Central Pastry Donut
There’s more to Butler County, Ohio than just donuts…although that’s enough for me!

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5 Things To Do In Butler County, Ohio With Kids

1. EnterTRAINment Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction is a fun place for kids to explore in Butler County. It’s home to a 25,000 square foot train display with over 2 miles of track — the largest in the world! Plus there’s an indoor playground and Thomas The Tank Engine themed play area for the little ones.

We also loved the A-Maze-N Funhouse. This funhouse featuring different themed rooms had us all entertained (adults included).

Location: 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester Township, Ohio 45069

outside train ride at enterTRAINment Junction
There are 2 outside trains that kids can ride on!
funhouse at EnterTRAINment Juction.
We loved the funhouse at EnterTRAINment Juction.

2. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is dedicated to bringing art and nature together. This sculpture park covers over 300 acres and is home to over 80 outdoor sculptures. You’ll also find the Ancient Sculpture museum that houses Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian sculptures that date back to 1550 B.C.!!!

You can roam the park on foot, but I would suggest renting a golf cart (the kids will love this!!) It’s fun to cruise around the park on a golf cart — it’s a great way to help get your kids interested in art.

Location: 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Butler County, Ohio
Having fun at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
Ancient Sculptures at Pyramid hill
The Ancient Sculpture Museum at Pyramid Hill was impressive -and not something you would expect in Ohio!

3. The Cone

If you’re traveling with kids (ok, even if you aren’t with kids) you’ll want to stop for ice cream at some point, right?! The Cone is a fun spot and has even been voted “Cincinnati’s best soft serve”. There’s a small area with ride-on toys that will help entertain little ones too.

Location: 6855 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069

Grasshoper Wizzard at the Cone
Grasshoper Wizzard at
The Cone in Butler County, Ohio

4. Butler County Donut Trail

One of the things that the area is best known for is the Butler County Donut Trail! The trail features 12 donut shops throughout Butler County. Grab a map and a passport and eat your way through all the donuts! When you’ve completed the trail you’ll be rewarded by the Butler County Visitors Bureau!

Butler County Donut Trail
Butler County Donut Trail

5. Land of Illusion Adventure Park

Land of Illusion is known for their Halloween themed attractions. But they also have Christmas attractions and Aqua Adventures which is a water park area that features a giant inflatable obstacle course in a man made pond.

They invited me out to experience Aqua Adventures this summer for myself. Unfortunately the weather was terrible the day we went so the park was cold and deserted — thankfully my husband took one for the team and got in the freezing cold water with my daughter.  This place definitely seemed more geared towards older kids and teenagers, so I would probably wait to visit if you have really little ones. My 5 year old enjoyed it, but couldn’t really do anything on her own.

Aqua Adventures in Butler County


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Stephanie

    I love Butler County! They just implemented a Secret Shake Society as well that pairs nicely with the Donut Trail!

    1. Katie @ ZenLifeandTravel

      A Secret Shake Society?! I’ll have to check that out.

  2. Kay

    SO want to hit to donut trail someday! Thanks for a great article!

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