Ohio May 16, 2018
It’s Impossible Not To Love The Most Eccentric Town In Ohio
If you had to pick the most eccentric town in the state, which town would you pick?
Yellow Springs, Ohio is unlike any other town in the Buckeye State. From the shops and restaurants to the aesthetics and entertainment, nothing here is ordinary or average. If you’ve yet to visit this small town, you’re truly missing out. A day trip here is well worth the drive. Take a look:
Tucked away in southwest Ohio you'll find the state's most charming and unique town, where the benches are a work of art and the buildings are full of character — inside and out.
It’s home to a population of approximately 3,500 residents, Antioch College, a colorful downtown, a working dairy farm, a nature preserve and, (you guessed it), the official "Yellow Spring" the town is named after.
Downtown, you'll find several colorful signs that lead the way to whatever you're looking for. (And plenty of colorful benches to lounge on, of course.)
Take some time to stroll around without an agenda. There are more than 75 shops, pubs, galleries, and restaurants to explore.
Inside the colorful shops, you'll find some of the most unique gifts. With so many artists in the area, many products are handmade, one-of-a-kind treasures.
The Village Artisans Gallery is another must-see when you're in town. It's located at 100 Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 and much of the artwork is available for purchase.
The art scene also thrives in Yellow Springs. Creativity abounds and there's always something special to see.
Most people love Yellow Springs for the unique charm is has. Recently, Matador Network ranked Yellow Springs as one of the coolest small towns in the country based on its originality.
While you're in town, find the official "Yellow Spring" (which actually looks more orange than yellow) at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
The nature preserve covers 1,000 acres and features a 25-mile network of footpaths that allows visitors to observe 400-year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs and the official yellow spring. You'll find it at 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
Even the restaurants and cafes have an artistic flare to them. Pictured is The Winds Cafe and Bakery.
With local, fresh ingredients in every menu item, you can't go wrong with a lunch break here. You'll find it at 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
Another popular attraction in Yellow Springs you'll want to check out before you leave is Young’s Jersey Dairy, which is a perfect stop to make for some family fun.
It’s a working dairy farm that features homemade ice cream and cheese, two restaurants, a bakery, miniature golf, a driving range, batting cage, animals to pet and more. You'll find it at 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
If you're looking to make your visit a weekend stay, we recommend staying at the gorgeous Mills Park Hotel, which just opened last year.
It's modeled after a 19th-century Victorian home and features 28 guest rooms. You'll find it at 321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
Have you ever explored this town? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!
For more unique towns to explore in Ohio, check out our precious article:
12 Underrated Ohio Towns That Deserve A Second Look.