Union County, Ohio

Bring the whole gang

The Open Road! 

Explore Union County! Located 20 miles west of Columbus, Union County offers unique hands-on activities and one-of-a-kind experiences for groups of all sizes. Dine on a picturesque covered bridge, discover the innovative world of Honda, get excellent gardening tips at one of the nation’s leading flower bulb distributors, taste fresh-picked berries presented in a themed meal, see first-hand how baseball bats are made and so much more! 

The Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau team is pleased to offer a variety of complimentary services to create a truly memorable experience for your group.

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Caroline Hardman

Tourism Services Coordinator

Complimentary planning services.

937.642.6279

Dine on the Bridge

Sit back, relax and let a seasoned guide navigate our pastoral countryside on a tour of the seven covered bridges of Union County. Four of the bridges are historic (constructed in the 1800s) and were built by local resident Reuben Partridge, a prolific builder who built well over 100 bridges in Ohio. This scenic driving tour includes expansive views of the Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway.

Be sure to confirm dates as this is a popular experience.

Address

17141 Inskeep-Cratty Rd

North Lewisburg, Ohio

43060

Capacity

100

Duration

Experience

1.5hr

Dining

Season

May-Sept

Covered Bridges of Union County

Participate in a truly unique experience of dining on a covered bridge, complete with delicious cuisine, entertainment and a setting sure to celebrate a slower era. Picturesque Pottersburg Bridge, built around 1868, has become the venue for our signature covered bridge lunches and dinners; which are always a delight for the senses. 

Address

Big Darby Plain Scenic Byway

Capacity

Bus Capacity

Duration

Experience

1hr

Guided Bus Tour

Season

Year Round

Night or Day

Mitchell's Berries

When visitors see the nostalgic 1954 Chevy truck at the entrance of Mitchell’s Berries, they are reminded of a simpler time when friends and neighbors shared the bounty of the growing season. It speaks to the spirit of hospitality and the endearing homey style of the Mitchell family that has been passed down for 200+ years. With more than 23,00 berry plants, the harvests and memories are plentiful. Groups enjoy a variety of experiences from u-pick tours and berry-themed meals to painting classes and wine pairing events.  

Address

9331 Mitchell DeWitt Rd, Plain City, Ohio 43064

Capacity

50

Duration

Experience

1hr

On Farm

Tasting

Season

May-Sept

33 Smart Corridor

As autonomous and connected vehicle research expands throughout Ohio, Marysville is set to become the centerpiece of a contiguous, interstate highway test corridor eventually stretching from New York to Detroit and Chicago. Feel the energy of innovation on a driving tour of this epicenter of innovation in Union County. 

Address

State Route 33

Capacity

On Bus

Duration

Experience

1hr

Driving Tour

Season

Year Round

Honda Heritage Center

Fueled by the Power of Dreams, Honda continues to rank as the world’s most innovative mobility company. The Honda Heritage Center™ highlights the company’s successes in North America over the last half century with an array of historical, current and future products – each with its own story. Honda Manufacturing of North America, Inc., made its home in Union County in 1979 and continues to inspire today through this state-of-the-art facility.

Address

24025 Honda ParkwayMarysville, Ohio 43040

Capacity

100

Duration

Experience

1hr

Interactive

Museum 

Season

Year Round

Bokes Creek Winery

Visitors to this family-owned and operated award-winning winery can’t help but feel the energy and enthusiasm as soon as they enter the front door. Taste and delight in the Frasca family’s labor of love, as they take great pride in wines made with local fruit and no artificial flavors or colors. 

Address

26211 OH-31

Raymond, OH 43067

Capacity

40

Duration

Experience

1hr

Wine Making &

Tasting

Season

Year Round

Dalton Union Winery

After years of dabbling in winemaking and receiving positive feedback from friends and family, Dale and Tonya decided to make it official. Playing on their love of wine and each other; they named the winery after the combination of their names, the celebration of their nuptials and their location in Ohio. With that, the Dalton Union Winery and Brewery, was born! Visitors enjoy a warm spirit of hospitality, delicious wines and craft brews at this lovely Union County winery.  

Address

21100 Shirk Rd, Marysville, OH 43040

Capacity

75

Duration

Experience

1hr

Tasting

Season

Year Round

Marysville Art League

Spark and inspire your creative side, thanks to the guidance of the staff at the Marysville Art League. Activate your inner artist and treat your sweet tooth, as you paint and delight in this popular “Cupcake and Canvas” experience. 

Address

264 W 5th St,

Marysville, OH 43040

Capacity

50

Duration

Experience

1.5 hr

Painting Class

Season

Year Round

Phoenix Bat Company

See how six pounds of wood is transformed into a baseball bat, as you learn the history of this growing business (hint: they blame it on a bunch of guys playing baseball in the 1800s). Tour the factory and see first-hand the art of crafting a great bat (including wood selection, computer-aided design, and finishing process). Visitors leave ready to hit a home run with their own mini bat souvenir in-hand.

Address

7801 Corporate Blvd Suite E,

Plain City, OH 43064

Capacity

50

Duration

Experience

1hr

Manufacturing Tour

Free Gift

Season

Year Round

Leo Berbee Bulb Company

There’s truth in the Hans Christian Anderson quote, “Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower,” - the only exception is that there’s nothing little about the family-owned Leo Berbee Bulb Co. For more than 47 years the Berbee family has been sharing the beauty of their trade by cultivating and distributing millions of bulbs across the U.S. and beyond. Among their esteemed customer list is the Columbus Zoo, U.S. Botanic Garden, SeaWorld, The Pentagon, and the National Parks Service! Learn, discover, and take home a pack of inspiration for your own garden.

Address

18443 OH-4,

Marysville, OH 43040

Capacity

100

Duration

Experience

1hr

Operation Tour

Shopping

Season

May-July

Hoffman Holistic Cattle

Visit the family-owned Hoffman’s Holistic farm and see their unique grass-fed Belted Galloway “Beltie” cattle. Guests experience a wagon tour of the farm and learn about the family’s holistic approach to farming, as they enjoy a delicious roast beef slider sandwich. 

Address

30520 Le Masters Rd, Richwood, OH 43344

Capacity

50

Duration

Experience

1hr

Farm Tour

Season

May - Sept

Der Dutchman & Carlisle Gifts

From meat-and-potatoes meals to made-from-scratch pastries and pies, Der Dutchman Restaurant is the place to savor the delicious bounty of genuine Amish kitchen cooking. Located next to the restaurant, Carlisle Gifts offers a unique shopping experience. This Amish country shop offers timeless treasures, homemade treats and handcrafted heirlooms.

Address

445 S Jefferson Ave, Plain City, OH 43064

Capacity

300

Duration

Experience

1hr

Dining

Shopping

Season

Year Round

Scotts Miracle-Gro Original Store

Imagine a time when the areas in front of homes were not “yards,” but rather patches of mud or dust. There was no such thing as lawn wars and not a lot of incentive to place flowering plants on the front stoop. These dreary patches of mud were soon transformed into welcoming green grass and places to recreate when O.M. Scott began selling lawn seed in 1868. Step back in time, as you visit his original hardware store located in Uptown Marysville. This inspiring tour includes a history of the company, an opportunity to “ask an expert,” and leave motivated to try your hand at “anything green” with a lovely take home gift.

Address

119 N Main St, Marysville, OH 43040

Capacity

100

Duration

Experience

Varies

Company History

Gift

Season

All year

Ice Cream Uptown

Explore Historic Uptown Marysville with a Whit's ice cream cone in hand. Wander a whole host of boutiques, antiques shops and sweet shops. Even visit the 

Scotts Miracle-Gro original store, a company founded in Marysville in 1868. 

  • Union Station 1820

  • Betsey’s Boutique

  • Soda Pharm

  • Plumm Home

  • Kendall & Blue Boutique

  • Uptown Antiques

  • Ribbon Box

  • Little Blue Boutique

  • Scott’s Miracle Grow Company Store

Address

Historic Uptown Marysville

Capacity

100

Duration

Experience

1hr - 1.5hr

Ice Cream

Shopping

Season

May-Sept

Eda's Italian Ice

It feels like a homecoming the moment you walk in the door, as Lisa and Jack (the owners) and their friendly staff, greet you. Their story is as lovely as their gelato and ices, which are both handmade in small batches. The location, which has been in the family as a variety of businesses for many years, is cheery, sunny and memorable – from both hospitality and deliciousness standpoints. The most challenging part of a visit to Eda’s is the decision making, as it’s tough to choose from 14 ices, 12 gelatos and any combination of the two. A stop at Eda’s Italian Ice is perfect in the middle of your touring day, as a treat before heading to the hotel or as a wonderful way to end your time in Union County. After all, why not end on a high note?

Address

825 Delaware Ave, Marysville, OH 43040

Capacity

50

Duration

Experience

Varies

Story 

Italian ice & Gelato

Season

April - October

Rain Fresh Harvest

Visitors to RainFresh Harvests learn about the art of growing things with green energy and practices that regenerate the soil and preserve natural resources. Discover how water and nutrients are used efficiently to grow crops year-round using aquaponics.

Address

 9559 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064

Capacity

50

Duration

Experience

1hr

Farm Tour

Season

May-Aug

Purple Plains Farm

Experience the art of growing lavender, mushrooms and other herbs at this local farm.

Address

9340 Warner Rd

Plain City, Ohio

Capacity

50

Duration

Experience

1hr

Farm Tour

Tasting

Season

May-Aug

Marysville & Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau

227 E. 5th St. Marysville OH, 43040 | 937.642.6279

Union Station 1820 - Welcome Center

109 E. 5th St. Marysville OH, 43040 | 937.644.2899

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