Hardin County Tourism

Plan Your Visit
Hardin County is the hub of small town life where sophisticated culture and history collide.
Multiple resources for all things ONU.
Endless opportunities are available to enjoy all things outdoors in Hardin County!
A directory of where to go to find antiques, vintage treasures and unique craft shops!
Places To Sip
Find the perfect drink.
Hardin County offers many unique shopping experiences for every type of shopper.
Hotels & Venues
Find the perfect venue or place to stay that fits your budget and style.
Places To Eat
Experience the restaurants of Hardin County!
Gyms, Pools & Wellness Centers
Find locations to stay healthy!


Hardin County Historical Marker Tour

Tour the historical sites of Hardin County, Ohio. Pick up a brochure: 225 S. Detroit Street, Kenton Ohio 43326

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


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.

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.

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.

Elzay Gallery of Art

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Public Lectures, Concerts and Speakers

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

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.



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.

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.

Places To Sip

Bear Vine Winery

Built from the ground up in November of 2016. Your breath will be taken away when stepping in and smelling the cedar. Take time to visit with the owners on their front porch and hear the story of how they were built all because they bought the wrong book.
15617 State Route 273

Bokes Creek Winery

Bokes Creek Winery grow their own grapes and fruit on property. They take pride and care about the hard work that goes into creating their unique and desirable local wine.
26211 US 31

The Cask Room

A fine wine and craft beer destination, and your retail source for Heaven in a bottle.
127 South Main St.

Jitterz Coffee Company

Ths Jitterz Coffee Company is a great place to gather! They offer specialty coffees, Hershey hand-dipped ice cream, fresh baked goods, light lunch offerings and so much more.
23 N Detroit St.

Buckeye East Coffee Shop

We offer specialty coffee drinks, espresso, and pastries. Our unique blend of Buckeye East coffee is roasted to perfection by our Rubato Coffee roaster.
123 E Buckeye Ave



We are a family owned and operated small business in downtown Kenton. We buy pallets at a discount from big name stores and then pass the savings onto our customers. In the past year, we started our own Walter5 brand of candles and wax melts.
124 West Columbus St.

The Depot No. 9

An antiques, gifts, & collectibles store offering clothing boutique, jewelry, vintage items, handmade crafts, candles and more.
9 North Detroit Street

Ruthie's Boarding Room

A variety of home décor and gifts for everyone!
220 North Main Street


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.

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.

A Touch of Whimsy

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Uptown Furniture

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The Little Chicago Room

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

The Coterie

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

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.

Jalapeno's Mexican Grill

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

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.

The Sweet Note

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

Tavern 101

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

Royal Buffet

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

El Campo

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

Gyms, Pools & Wellness Centers

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

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

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

Kenton Municipal Swimming Pool

920 W Franklin Street

Ada Municipal Swimming Pool

426 S Park Drive

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

Solstice Salt Spa

Offering relaxing Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy), Biomat and Holy fire reiki sessions.
19 N Detroit Street

Total Solar Eclipse 2024

April 8, 2024

Hardin County has an exciting opportunity coming our way! On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross the skies of North America. Hardin County lies right in the middle of the path of totality for this eclipse. This creates a huge tourism opportunity for us, as many will travel to our area to view this eclipse!
Learn More About the
Total Solar Eclipse 2024