Day Trip to Historic Downtown Tipp City
Day Trip to Historic Downtown Tipp City and Charleston Falls Preserve
By Heather Rader, Posted On: Jun 24, 2021
If you’re looking for a delightful small town to explore for the day, look no further than Historic Downtown Tipp City. Located in Miami County, Historic Downtown Tipp City offers visitors unspoiled charms of small-town Americana within the rustic landscape of southwestern Ohio.
Founded in 1840, Tipp City was once a part of the thriving canal traffic along the Miami-Erie canal. The town’s original name, Tippecanoe, was derived from William Henry Harrison’s presidential campaign slogan “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.” In 1938, the town’s name was legally shortened to Tipp City. History enthusiasts can admire more than 90 historical buildings throughout downtown that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Tipp Roller Mill (built in 1839) and The Hotel Gallery (built in the 1850’s).
With numerous specialty shops along Main Street, Historic Downtown Tipp City entices shoppers to peruse local boutiques for unique treasures. You’ll find locally owned clothing boutiques, a bookstore, toy shop and several antique, furniture and home décor shops. Be sure to visit these local shops:
- Browse Awhile Books
- Topsy Turvy Toys
- The Golden Leaf Tea & Herb Company
- Living Simply Soap
- Fox & Feather Trading Co.
- The Hotel Gallery
- Patriot Antiques
- Tin Peddler
Exploring all that Historic Downtown Tipp City has to offer will work up an appetite. From homestyle cooking to European-inspired fine dining, there’s no shortage of great local foodie finds in Tipp City! Spending the day in Tipp City means you can eat all three meals in a different restaurant, here are a few local favorites:
- Grounds For Pleasure Coffee Shop
- Bodega Wine & Specialty Foods Market
- Sweet Adaline’s Bakery
- Chaffee’s Brewhouse
- Tony’s Bada Bing
- Sam & Ethel’s Restaurant
- Harrison’s Restaurant
- Coldwater Café
Coldwater Café is one of my favorite restaurants in Ohio. I drive from Columbus to Tipp City every few weeks just to dine there!
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