Living in Troy, Ohio is the perfect blend of small-town charm mixed with eclectic boutiques and art! Between the events, shops, restaurants, and experiences we never have a dull moment! If you want to visit make sure to check out some of these amazing things to do!
Whether you’re a plant lover, a candy connoisseur, or an aviation enthusiast, Troy, Ohio has you covered. So, let’s dive into some of the fun and casual things you can do in this hidden gem of a town.
Here are 100 things to do in Troy, Ohio
1. Go Shopping in Historic Downtown Troy
Downtown Troy is brimming with locally owned boutiques and specialty shops to check out! While you’re in the downtown area, make sure to explore the local boutiques and specialty shops. Troy’s downtown scene is bursting with character, and you won’t want to miss the chance to discover unique pieces and items.
2. Attend A Local Festival
From food trucks to strawberries, Troy is home to some amazing festivals and events throughout the year. Learn about some of our local favorites below!
The Troy Strawberry Festival
The Troy Strawberry Festival is the biggest event of the year and the entire town gets involved. From painting strawberries on the street to the cruise-in on Sunday. It’s a jam-packed weekend chock-full of fun and adventure, and you better believe you’ll be seein’ strawberries in places you never thought possible! 🍓🎉🚗
Tour De Donut
It’s a wild, doughy adventure on two wheels! Our event is like no other – a bike “ride” with a mass start, where you’ll be pedaling your heart out to hit up those donut stops. But here’s the twist: for every scrumptious donut you munch down (and manage to keep down, of course), we’ll slice a sweet 5 minutes off your ride time. It’s just your regular ol’ bike tour, but with a hole lot of donut deliciousness! 🚲🍩🕐
Miami County Fair
The Miami County Fair is where we throw a big ol’ shindig to celebrate our farming roots. It’s a down-home tradition that brings a slice of country life to town every single year.
Food Truck Rally & Competition
Held each May at the Miami County Fairgrounds this event is a foodie’s dream come true, with a little somethin’ for everyone’s taste buds. Whether you’re all about the main event, have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying, or are on the hunt for a specialty drink that’ll tickle your fancy, trust us, we’ve got the perfect food truck match waiting just for you. 🍔🍰🍹
3. Stay at a Local Airbnb
Troy, Ohio has a variety of welcoming Airbnb’s all throughout the city. Many are walkable from downtown Troy which makes exploring the city even easier. Whether you’re in town for a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or a business trip, Troy’s Airbnb options have something to offer for everyone.
Check out a few below:
4. Become A Plant Mom At Ivy Court
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love filling my home with beautiful plants! That’s why I was absolutely thrilled when Ivy Court decided to open up a shop in downtown Troy a few years ago! This shop is Pinterest perfection with healthy plants, a fun selection of goods, and even a PLANT BAR!
Ivy Court is a plant lover’s paradise! You can pick out your favorite green buddies and even create your own unique potted masterpiece. It’s the perfect spot to satisfy your green thumb cravings.
Learn more about Ivy Court by clicking here!
5. Go Through The Eldean Covered Bridge
Hidden in the heart of Troy, you’ll find a piece of history that will transport you back in time. The Eldean Covered Bridge, a true architectural gem, was constructed in 1860. Remarkably, it is one of only two covered bridges that remain in Miami County, Ohio, and it boasts the prestigious title of being the longest “Longest Truss” covered bridge in the entire nation.
6. Fill A $5 Candy Box at Grandpa Joe’s
Do you have a sweet tooth? Then make sure to unleash your inner child at Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop. This candy shop is the perfect blend of modern-day with nostalgia and you are bound to find your favorite childhood candy and a new favorite!
Learn more about Grandpa Joe’s by clicking here.
7. Enjoy Fresh Baked Bread and Sandwiches at Bakehouse Bread and Cookie Co.
Only open for breakfast and lunch, this bakery is a little slice of heaven, offering a mouthwatering selection of baked goods (including the best bread selection in all of Miami County), sandwiches, and a fantastic breakfast menu.
We love sitting outside for breakfast or lunch in the summertime and our favorite dish is the Vegetable Panini which is absolutely amazing!
Learn more about Bakehouse Bread and Cookie Co. here.
8. Travel Back In Time at Overfield Tavern
Traveling back in time to the early 1800s is as easy as a visit to the Overfield Tavern in Troy. This historic log cabin is not just any old building; it was Troy’s very first tavern. Overfield Tavern is like walking back in time and carefully restored and maintained, allowing visitors to experience the essence of the 1800s.
9. Do A Vodka Tasting at A.M. Scott Distillery
If you’re a fan of spirits and love exploring local flavors, a visit to A.M. Scott Distillery in Troy is a must. This gem of a distillery is a treasure trove of unique vodkas infused with fresh fruits and creative gins that will tantalize your taste buds.
10. Drink Bubble Tea at Oh Boba
Oh Boba is the go-to milk tea spot, nestled right in the heart of the charming Troy, Ohio public square. Our pride and joy? The Black Tiger Milk Tea – it’s like a sweet symphony of flavors, with hints of brown sugar that’ll make your taste buds dance.
Learn more about Oh Boba here.
11. Listen To Music at Troy’s Porchfest
Do you love music? Then you have to visit during Troy’s Porchfest where our entire town comes alive with music as over forty bands gather on porches throughout the city. It’s a unique and delightful experience that showcases the heart and soul of Troy.
12. Practice Your Swing at Long Shots Driving Range
When it comes to combining tasty bites and golfing delights, Long Shots Driving Range is where the party’s at! While you’re busy perfecting your golf swing on the driving range or getting your game on indoors with the golf simulator, our kitchen and bar serve up great dishes and cocktails.
Learn more about Long Shots here.
13. Discover Art at Hayner Cultural Center
Troy’s Hayner Cultural Center is known for it’s beautiful atmosphere and is a popular destination with photographers. It also hosts the Hayner Whiskey Museum, a traveling art display on the second floor, and a variety of classes and events throughout the year.
Learn more about the Troy Hayner Cultural Center here.
14. Discover History at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum
For those with an interest in military history and a deep respect for our veterans, the Miami Valley Veterans Museum is a must-visit in Troy. Located on the south side of Troy, right on 25A, this outstanding museum is a treasure trove of military artifacts and memorabilia, offering a profound and heartfelt journey through the stories of those who served.
Learn more about the Miami Valley Veterans Museum here.
15. Eat Sushi at Megumi Hibachi
Megumi Hibachi in Troy, Ohio is a hidden gem and they have the best sushi in town. Picture this: crab Rangoon that are crispy and divine, sushi rolls named after your new best friends, Karen and Larry, spicy tuna with a kick, and a crunchy roll that’ll make your taste buds dance. No matter what you order it will be delicious!
Learn more about Megumi Hibachi here.
16. Grab A Bottle Of Whiskey At Hayner Distilling
Bourbon aficionados, this one’s for you. Swing by the Hayner Distilling for a taste of local bourbon. While they don’t have an official taproom, there’s a small showroom where you can sample their bourbon, learn about the distillery’s interesting local history, and snag some whiskey and merchandise to take home.
Learn more about Hayner Distilling here.
17. Grab A Bag of Gourmet Popcorn at Poppin’ Off
From classic favorites to artisanal creations Poppin’ Off has a cornucopia of flavors that’ll leave your taste buds doing a happy dance. 🍿💥😋
Learn more about Poppin’ Off here.
18. Enjoy French Pastries at Oh Crepe
Oh Crepe is a charming crêpe shop, where flavorful crepes, delightful pastries, aromatic coffee, and luscious gelato are all part of the menu. It’s a slice of France that’ll make your taste buds do the can-can! 🥞🥐☕🍨
Learn more about Oh Crepe here.
19. Have Coffee with A Friend at PureBred Coffee Co.
Need a caffeine fix? Look no further than PureBred in downtown Troy. They serve beautifully roasted coffee with a variety of seasonal flavors. I’ve heard they offer a pumpkin affogato – coffee poured over vanilla ice cream – that’s an absolute delight.
20. Enjoy Brunch at Haren’s Market
Haren’s Market has some of the best sandwiches in Troy and it seems like they are always coming up with something new! If you’re stopping in for some fresh cuts of meat or local produce make sure to grab lunch while you are there! We love sitting upstairs and looking out the giant windows!
Learn more about Haren’s Market here.
21. See Bi-Planes at WACO Air Museum
Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Make sure to visit the WACO Air Museum, where you can explore vintage WACO aircraft and aviation artifacts.
If you love bi-planes make sure to visit during a fly-in which happens a few weekends a year! It’s so exciting to see so many vibrant bi-planes flying overhead and you can even get up close and personal by taking a bi-plane ride!
Learn more about Waco Air Museum here.
22. Buy Chocolates at Winans
Winans chocolates are lovingly hand-crafted in the heart of Piqua, Ohio but can be picked up at any of the Winans locations, including two here in Troy. Each delectable morsel is a work of art, bursting with a delightful assortment of creamy centers, gooey caramels, and luscious peanut butter candies. Grab a piece or a box!
Winans is also known for their great coffee drinks and you can even take some home and brew it yourself with a large range of great flavors including our favorite Highlander Grogg.
Learn more about Winan’s here.
23. Take a Bike Ride on a Pedego Electric Bike
Miami County has miles of bikeway to travel (32 miles to be exact) on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. One of the best ways to explore Troy is by renting an electric bike from Pedego Electric Bike of Troy. It’s a fun and eco-friendly way to take in the sights.
Learn more about Pedego Electric bike by clicking here.
24. Grab A Burger at K’s Hamburger Shop
If you’re in the mood for a taste of nostalgia and a classic, mouthwatering meal, you simply can’t miss K’s Hamburger Shop in Troy. With a history dating back to 1935, this iconic eatery boasts over 80 years of serving up delectable delights created from cherished family recipes. From their delicious hamburgers to thick milkshakes, there are so many amazing dishes to try here.
Learn more about K’s here.
25. Stock Your Bar at Provisions Co.
Located in the Mayflower building this shop is a curated collection of Ohio goods, barware, and glasses. Oh, and did we mention you can snag some of that delicious A.M. Scott Vodka? It’s style, and spirits all in one place! 🛍️🥃🔬
Learn more about Provisions Co. here.
26. Drink Saki at Speakeasy Miso
drinks are as diverse as they are delightful – think sake, beer, wine, cocktails, and a whole lot more. Plus, they’re dishing out some seriously scrumptious izakaya-style snacks to pair with your sips. It’s a taste sensation that’s set to make your taste buds do the happy dance! 🍜🍶🍻🍹🍛
27. Attend a Zumba Class at Salsa City
At Salsa City Fitness they have a fitness party waiting for you! From heart-pounding Zumba to zen-inducing Yoga, their classes are not just good for your health, but a whole lot of fun too. Get ready to move, groove, and sweat your way to a healthier, happier you! 💃🧘♂️🏋️♀️
Learn more about Salsa City Fitness here.
28. Grab Brunch At RedBerry
redBERRY, is all about dishing up classic breakfast and lunch favorites in a cozy, farmhouse-inspired restaurant. They have great food and their mimosa flight makes you brunch like there’s no tomorrow! 🍳🥂🍾
Learn more about redBerry here.
29. Have Epic Margaritas at Agave and Rye
Agave & Rye, packs the flavor from their amazing tacos to their extreme decor. If you’re a fan of creative, mouthwatering dishes and an endless array of, Tequila, and Craft Cocktails, then trust us, Agave & Rye is where you need to go. Just look for the black building in downtown Troy! 🌮🍹🥃
Learn more about Agave and Rye here.
30. Grab a Fresh Pressed Juice at REU Juicery
ReU Juice is your ticket to a powerhouse of pure plant goodness, boasting 3-5 pounds of organic, unadulterated, and always raw ingredients. Choose from juices, smoothies, and even some food options. No matter what you pick it’s sure to be healthy and delicious.
Learn more about ReU Juicery here.
31. Pick Out Beautiful Home Decor at Designs From The Grove
This is where creativity and uniqueness collide to bring you a retail adventure for homegoods you won’t find anywhere else. Happy shopping! 🛍️🎨🛋
Learn more aout Designs From The Grove here.
32. Buy Legos At One of Troy’s Amazing Lego Shops
Troy, Ohio is home to not just one but two incredible LEGO stores that will make your brick-building dreams come true.
Located just across the street from Ducky’s Ice Cream and Snowballs is Buckeye Bricks!. This store is a haven for LEGO lovers of all ages, with an assortment of sets and collections that’ll have you saying, “I want that one, and that one, and oh, definitely that one!”
Learn more about Buckeye Bricks here.
Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Buckeye Bricks, you’ll find BA Bricks, another LEGO utopia that’s sure to make your heart skip a beat. Their impressive selection of LEGO sets, both current and rare, is a haven for LEGO enthusiasts and they are located right downtown so if you are already shopping in that area it makes it easy to check it out!
Learn more about BA Bricks here.
33. Try A Snowball at Ducky’s Ice Cream and Snowballs
Ducky’s is famous for their snowballs, a delightful mound of fluffy, finely shaved ice topped with flavored syrups that make a delicious combination during th summer months! ❄️🍧🌈
Learn more about Ducky’s here.
33. Buy a New Record at Resignation Records
Troy’s only record shop, if you’re a music lover this is a must-stop! While it might not have the sprawling size of some big-city spots in Dayton or Cincinnati, it more than makes up for it with its fantastic and diverse selection of records.
Learn more about Resignation Records here.
34. Get Permanent Jewelry at Edwards Setting and Restoration LLC.
Pick out your chain and charms and create a masterpiece that’s uniquely yours.
Learn more about Edwards Setting and Restoration here.
Watch A Friday Night Football Game
Nothing says small-town charm like taking in a high school football game!
Stay In A Floating Tent
One of the most unique things to do in Troy, Ohio is your ability to sleep on the river! That’s right, Troy is home to the company that invented the Shoal Tent and every summer you can sleep on one of the many floating tents that appear on the river!
You can make it happen by booking an overnight stay with Float Troy. They offer floating tents on the Miami River and even provide a raft to get you to and from your unique floating abode. It’s a camping experience like no other.
Learn more about Float Troy here.
Troy, Ohio has so much to offer, whether you’re a plant enthusiast, a foodie, or an adventure seeker. So, don’t hesitate to explore this charming town and make some unforgettable memories along the way. Enjoy your time in Troy, and happy adventuring!