Hardin County Tourism

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Hardin County is the hub of small town life where sophisticated culture and history collide.
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Recreation
Endless opportunities are available to enjoy all things outdoors in Hardin County!
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Antiques
A directory of where to go to find antiques, vintage treasures and unique craft shops!
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Hardin County offers many unique shopping experiences for every type of shopper.
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Attractions

Ada Passenger Depot

This unique and distinctive 2-story stick style depot was built in 1887. It was part of the Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
9 Central Avenue
Ada, Ohio

Kellogg Farms Sunflower Patch

The Kellogg family offers Hardin County a cheerful gift of sunflowers each fall. The sunflower patch offers a great backdrop for photos and a tranquil location to spend time.
Co. Rd. 175 & Twp. Rd. 50
Forest, Ohio

Hardin County

Hardin County is the hub of small town life where sophisticated culture and history collide.

The Freed Center

The epicenter for arts and culture in the village of Ada.
500 W College Ave
Ada, Ohio

The Hardin County Courthouse

The Hardin County Courthouse is one of Ohio's largest courthouses.
One Courthouse Square
Kenton, Ohio

Sullivan-Johnson House

The exquisite Queen Anne style home contains Hardin County's historical treasures.
223 North Main St.
Kenton, Ohio

Gene Autry Mural Park

The commemorative mural and accompanying garden are designed to offer visitors a relaxing atmosphere.
West Franklin St. & Market St.
Kenton, Ohio

Wilson Football Factory

The incomparable Wilson Football Factory where all NFL footballs have been made since 1955.
217 Liberty St.
Ada, Ohio

The Hardin County Armory

The Hardin County Armory built in 1894 as a county guard armory is now restored to its original state and is one of the county's most sought after event centers.
128 North Main St.
Kenton, Ohio

Pfeiffer Station

Pfeiffer Station General Store offers daily menu specials and sells a variety of items including Amish goods.
19950 County Road 144
Kenton, Ohio

Hi-Road Drive-In

Visit the Hi-Road Drive-In, one of the nine remaining drive-in theatres in Ohio.
8059 US 68
Kenton, Ohio

ONU

Ohio Northern University

Five colleges provide nationally ranked arts, sciences and professional programs and a diverse array of high-impact learning opportunities.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Freed Center for the Performing Arts

The Freed Center is home to a 550-seat proscenium theatre and a 132 seat studio theatre and an art gallery.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Presser Hall

Originally Ohio Northern's library, it is now the home of the Department of Music. Also, includes the Snyder hall where visitors can enjoy music and recitals.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Elzay Gallery of Art

The Elzay Gallery of Art displays works from local artists and designers throughout the year.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Green Monster

If you like to bike, jog or walk, check out the infamous Green Monster, an emerald paved trail – 2.5 miles – that offers spectacular views of nature, the changing seasons, and American western art on the Remington Walk. You’ll also find a great disc golf course on campus.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Dining Options

There are a total of 5 dining options available, the main dining hall, Wow Cafe American Grill and Wingery, Cosi, Polar Espresso and Northern Lights Cafe.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Summer Camps

During summer break at Ohio Northern, grades 9-12 can earn academic credit. A variety of camp's are available for every student interest, including academics, music and athletics.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Solar Field and Sustainability

Ohio Northern has made significant strides over the years to become better stewards of the environment, energy and financial resources.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Public Lectures, Concerts and Speakers

Ohio Northern frequently welcomes outside lecturers, concerts and events to the campus community.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Sporting Events

Home of the Polar Bears, Ohio Northern has 23 varsity men's and women's teams, various sports clubs and intramural teams.
525 South Main St.
Ada

Recreation

Antiques

Old Tin Cup

This shop offers 4000 square feet of unique antiques, primitives and a collection of their log furniture and pool tables.
125 South Main St.
Mount Victory

Beech Tree Antiques

Lots of varieties of antiques, vintage, collectibles, art, crafts, and repurposed items.
119 South Main St.
Mount Victory

Den of Uniquities

All that is vintage and antique, glassware, furniture, primitives, toys, artwork, and more.
101-103 North Main St.
Mount Victory

Eastman Antiques

Architectural antiques, furniture, baskets, primitives, stoneware, toys, dishes, and jewelry.
474 South Main St.
Mount Victory

Harmony House

Antiques, model trains, hobby kits, artwork, old fashioned candy, consignment, and more.
114 East Taylor St.
Mount Victory

Warehouse 13

Warehouse 13 carry antique and vintage furniture as well as new and vintage home and seasonal decor.
110 W. Columbus St.
Kenton

New Generation Antiques

Antiques, petroliana, advertising signs, Fenton glass, furniture, old farm items, vintage toys, marbles, and kitchen items. Everything from pretty to rusty and dusty.
122 South Main St.
Mount Victory

T43 Antiques

Antiques, collectibles, primitives, cottage and garden shop.
108 North High St.
Mount Victory

Touch of Country

Country decor, florals, purses, furniture, OSU, balloons, memorial throws, seasonal items, baked goods on weekends.
109 South Main St.
Mount Victory

Old City Hall Antique Mall

Old City Hall Antique Mall has something for everyone, whether it's antiques, vintage items, collectibles, or art, one of our vendors will surely have something you can't live without!
224 West Columbus St.
Kenton

Places To Sip

Shopping

Twirl

Twirl Bridal Boutique has perfectly curated combination of wedding dresses in the style, size, fabric, and fit for everyone. They also carry bridesmaid and prom dresses, as well as offer tuxedo rentals.
101 North Detroit St.
Kenton

The LW by Twirl

The LW is a clothing boutique focused solely on YOU! They offer their customers a unique fashion forward clothing at great prices.
101 North Detroit St.
Kenton

A Touch of Whimsy

A unique boutique providing the latest fashion apparel, home goods, accessories, gifts, and baby items.
114 West Columbus St.
Kenton

Custom Torso

A custom silk screened apparel print shop that specialize in professional looking, high quality prints to get your brand or business noticed. Also, offering embroidery services.
120 West Columbus St.
Kenton

Shoe Sensation

Shoe Sensation carries a large selection of men's, women's, children's, and athletic footwear in a better-branded merchandise mix.
989 E. Columbus St.
Kenton

The Mercantile on Main

The Mercantile on Main is a unique shop that offers home decor, apparel and one of a kind items.
117 South Main St.
Ada

KudoStudio

KudoStudio is a unique shop offering artists, with all forms of disabilities, a place to be creative and create beautiful, one of kind works of art.
14 Main St.
Kenton

Uptown Furniture

Quality Furniture for an Affordable Price!
910 West Lima St.
Kenton

Whatever Cards and Games

Whatever Cards and Games carry a wide variety of hobby-based games that include table-top games, collectible card games, board games, K-12 educational games and more.
113 North Main St.
Ada

Hotels & Venues

The Inn at Ohio Northern University

Experience the comfort and charm of The Inn at Ohio Northern University. This full-service choice among hotels in Ada, Ohio is located in a rural village setting, on a beautiful 300-acre University campus.
401 West College Ave.
Ada

Country Hearth Inn and Suites

Country Hearth Inn and Suites is your best choice within the north-central region of Ohio. This location offers ideal accommodations and location whether you are in town for business, vacation, local festivals, or simply passing through on your way to Columbus or Toledo.
902 East Columbus St.
Kenton

Crimson Lane

Crimson Lane is a new and modern wedding venue located in Northwest Ohio nestled on 130 acres of farmland with a 9 acre lake. This premier venue is ideal for any event.
4600 County Road 1
Ada

Little Creek Barn

Little Creek Barn offers a quaint countryside backdrop with picturesque views in North West Ohio. Situated on rolling hills, LCB offers a two-story venue full of chic country charm with room for gathering 300 plus guests.
17630 County Road 20
Forest

The Coterie

The perfect small place to gather for special events and holidays.
1 N Detroit St.
Kenton

The Little Chicago Room

A unique venue, with seating for 125 guests, offers everything needed to create your perfect event.
13636 US Highway 68
Kenton

Old Order Amish Country

Places To Eat

Michael Angelo's Pizza

A locally owned and operated pizzeria. Offers hand spun pizza baked in an old fashioned soapstone deck oven.
215 South Detroit St.
Kenton

Jalapeno's Mexican Grill

With fresh ingredients & flavor, Jalapenos is your first choice for Mexican food.
109 S Main St.
Ada

Plaza Inn Family Restaurant

A casual family restaurant with the best home cooking.
491 S Main St.
Mount Victory

The Dairy Barn

Delicious ice cream, sundaes and more!
101 W Lima St.
Forest

Our Place Family Dining

Comfort food for the whole family.
120 S Main St.
Kenton

The Sweet Note

The Sweet Note is a custom-order bakery and gourmet candy shop.
16 N Main St.
Kenton

Tavern 101

Tavern 101 offers an assortment of bar food favorites, as well as daily specials.
101 S Main St.
Ada

El Campo

El Campo prepares authentic Mexican food with super friendly service!
204 N Main St.
Ada

Royal Buffet

Royal Buffet offers a modern interpretation of classic Chinese dishes, and insists on using high quality fresh ingredients.
952 E Columbus St.
Kenton

Gyms & Pools

Anytime Fitness

Get to a healthier place at Anytime Fitness! Anytime Fitness has friendly, professional staff that are trained to help you along your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need.
125 W Ohio Street
Kenton

Hardin County Family YMCA

The YMCA Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy Spirit, Mind & Body for all.
918 W Franklin Street
Kenton

Baylifft Gym & Box

A gym and physical fitness center with staff that will work with you to reach your personal fitness and body goals.
23535 Township Road 68
Dunkirk

Kenton Municipal Swimming Pool

920 W Franklin Street
Kenton

Ada Municipal Swimming Pool

426 S Park Drive
Ada

Root to Rise Yoga

Root to Rise Yoga is committed to bringing the yoga experience to the community through a variety of yoga classes.
222 W Franklin Street
Kenton

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