Yellow Springs is a small village in Greene County, Ohio. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan area and is home to Antioch College. We can show you lots of things to do in Yellow Springs Ohio!
About Yellow Springs
Yellow Springs is located in Greene County, Ohio. The village has a total area of 2.02 square miles and it had a population of 3,697 in the census that took place in 2020. The village takes its name from a local spring, the waters of which are rich in iron, making them yellow.
The Little Miami Railroad was completed in 1846 which created an increase in commerce and tourism within this area. Antioch College was founded in 1850 by the Christian Connection and began operating in 1853.
Map of Things to Do in Yellow Springs
Things To Do In Yellow Springs
There is a mix of things to do in Yellow Springs, including visiting the shops, bars, restaurants, or the river, there is something for everyone. Below are the best places to visit when visiting Yellow Springs Ohio.
Cindy’s Insider Ohio Tips!
In my opinion, Yellow Springs is a hidden gem in Ohio. The town is fantastic, and I recommend trying out a local restaurant for a meal before embarking on a hike. Personally, I love visiting Glen Helen! And don’t forget to make a stop at Young’s Dairy for dessert.
Village Artisans Co-Op
Village Artisans Co-Op was founded in 1983 and is the perfect place to buy a gift for that special person.
Coffee at Dino’s Cappuccinos
Dino’s Cappuccinos is the perfect spot for a coffee. It is on the main street in Yellow Springs.
Historic Clifton Mill
Historic Clifton Mill was built in 1802 and it is one of America’s biggest water-powered grist mills that is still standing today.
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Yellow Springs Brewery
Yellow Springs Brewery is located on Walnut Street. The Brewery brews excellent beers, some of which are distributed to bars and restaurants throughout the Columbus and Dayton areas.
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Peaches Grill has been cooking for more than 20 years. It is known for its BBQ and Tex-Mex food.
Little Art Theatre
The Little Art Theatre is the one place that draws people to Yellow Springs. Even though it is a popular place, it is really easy to miss it. There is always a varied program of entertainment here. For example, independent, foreign, and classic films are shown here.
Tom’s Market is a cozy grocery store where visitors can purchase organic and gourmet produce. The specialist deli counter features specials of the day, salads, and a large array of paninis.
Super-Fly Comics and Games
Super-Fly Comics and Games is a comic and games store located on Dayton Street. There are classic items on sale here such as comics, figurines and there are also games for all ages.
Young’s Jersey Dairy
Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm has something for everyone. Whether visiting the animals, enjoying some sports, or having a meal with drinks, there is something here that will keep the whole family entertained all day long.
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Haha Pizza is a lovely restaurant that serves all types of pizzas. They do traditional pizzas and calzones and they also have a salad bar. Visitors may also choose what toppings they have on their pizzas.
Raptor Center at Glen Helen
The Raptor Center is a non-profit organization that is part of the Glen Helen Association. They focus on two aspects: one being the education of raptors and what their role is in the Ohio ecosystem.
Glen Helen Nature Preserve
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(Glen Helen Nature Preserve) This is a beautifully maintained nature preserve that showcases quintessential Ohio nature. I enjoy waterfall hikes, so I set aside a day after a heavy rain so I could see them at their best.G. Stephens (Google)
Ohio Silver Company
The Ohio Silver Company is a jewelry store right next door to the Little Art Theatre in Downtown Yellow Springs, that prides itself in providing mostly Fair Trade jewelry.
If you are looking for handcrafted, artisan silver jewelry – Ohio Silver is the place to shop!
Other Places to Visit in Yellow Springs
For such a small area, Yellow Springs has a lot of things to do and places to visit. The dropdown box below has a few more you may like to enjoy.
Let’s Visit Yellow Springs Ohio
Have you visited Yellow Springs Ohio? What did you love about it? Leave a comment below and share your experience!
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