It might not be the exact geographic center of the US, but it feels close. Troy is birthplace of the iconic Waco airplane, home to K’s Hamburger Shop (where a burger costs about what it did in 1940) and, of course, the mighty Trojans of Troy High School, who have graciously allowed us to take over their stadium for our own version of Friday (and Saturday) Night Lights over Labor Day Weekend.
We’re also taking over the Hobart Arena. And we’re closing down the Market St. bridge, which ties everything together. So you can expect a full-on street fair on both sides of the River.
And it gets better: we’ve created a campground on the levee, which lines the North bank of the Great Miami River where it cuts through Troy. Tucked between the Stopover site and downtown, under the watchful eye of the iconic County Courthouse, it’s one of the most epic city camping spots we’ve ever seen.
Waco Airplane Museum
You've seen the iconic planes; stop by the museum and see how people used to fly when aircraft were made out of wood.
Leaf & Vine
Excellent wine bar with full cigar store inside.
Overfield Tavern Museum
The 200 year old tavern was the center of action in the small community of Troy, Ohio, a place to meet residents and travelers, to find lodging, good food and drink. It is meticulously restored to reflect life in the early 1800’s and features a rare collection of early 19th century furniture, household items and artifacts.
Distance from event site – 2 miles, an easy walk!
Miami Valley Veterans Museum
The Museum features artifacts, photos, letters and diaries from Miami Valley veterans and their families throughout our country's history.
Dining, Drinking and Shopping
Experience a wide variety of delicious food and drink at fourteen independent establishments in the historic downtown—- featuring Italian, Asian, Cajun, Irish, Continental, casual fare, local/natural, tavern, coffee/chocolate, and comfort foods. Don’t miss La Piazza, the Caroline, K’s Hamburgers, Leaf & Vine, Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffee and Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Company.
Visit the shops of historic downtown! Don’t miss Olive Oasis, featuring olive oil tasting and bottling-on-site; Bottle No. 121, a craft beer, wine, and gourmet foods shop; samozrejme, an eco-friendly children’s retailer; David Fair on the Square, an unique home furnishings consignment store; Savvy Squirrel, an upscale fashion consignment store; and furniture retailers Home Comfort & Design and Amish Furniture.
Troy Streets Alive
The downtown streets come alive with local artists, street musicians, live art, living history, dancers, and special deals from over 50 retailers during the GOTR stopover. Troy Streets Alive includes an antiques, a Corvette Show, dozens of artist booths, street corner live musicians, artist demonstrations, dancing performances, cooking and fitness demonstrations, book signings, magicians, and more. www.TroyMainStreet.org
K’s Hamburger Shop
Hamburger = $1.40. Satisfaction = guaranteed. Taste the burgers your Great-Grandmother grew up on.
Picturesque downtown Troy is alive on Saturday mornings with dozens of farmers, artisans, and fresh food with the Downtown Troy Farmers Market on S. Cherry St., near the town square. Visitors can expect to find seasonal produce, maple syrup, fresh cut flowers, jams, jellies, pies, breads, pastries, herbs, artisan cheeses, plants, art, crafts, and much more. Live music and other entertainment enhance the experience each week, including cooking demonstrations, outdoor yoga, and living history.
Sculptures On The Square
Downtown Troy hosts the sculptures of world renowned artist J. Seward Johnson, Jr. in Sculptures on the Square, an outdoor exhibit from May 4– September 2, 2013. Twenty life-size statues will be placed throughout the district sidewalks and feature realistic castings of people of all ages engaged in day-to-day activities. Photo © 1993 The Sculpture Foundation.