We have many interesting places to go and things to do in the Loveland area. Here are some of our most unique points of interest; places and happenings so distinctive they deserve a special spotlight.
Nestled in the heart of Loveland near the Little Miami Scenic River, this architecturally-appealing commercial area covers West Loveland Avenue, Karl Brown Way, Broadway and Railroad Streets. Within the district you'll find the bike trail, park and amphitheater, old train depot, specialty retail shops, art gallery, restaurants, and community theater.
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The Little Miami Scenic Trail (Loveland Bike Trail)
The Little Miami Scenic Trail is commonly referred to as the Loveland Bike Trail. It opened in 1984 with the help of Chamber member Little Miami, Inc., on the abandoned railroad right-of-way through Loveland. The Little Miami State Park is located within the beautiful and historic Little Miami River Valley, a designated federal and state scenic river, which incorporates the trail corridor. The corridor from Milford to Morrow is part of over 70 miles of bike trails in Ohio, owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. It offers numerous recreational pursuits – bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, rollerblading, backpacking, horseback riding, and access to canoeing the Little Miami River. Be sure to visit the LMI Scenic River and Trail Center when you're in Loveland.
Chateau La Roche The Loveland Castle
12026 Shore Drive
Chateau La Roche in Symmes Township, commonly referred to as the Loveland Castle, was built by one man, Harry D. Andrews, over a period of 51 years. The stone structure is an actual 10th century medieval castle built to one fifth scale. Reached down a winding lane and at the river's edge, the 5,000 sq. ft. castle boasts terraces, towers, princess room and dungeon. The castle is maintained and operated for tours, weddings, and parties by visitor donations and “The Knights of the Golden Trail.” Visit their website for directions, hours of operation, and information about their famous Haunted Castle!
Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum
2001 Riverside Drive
Loveland's lively past is captured in this beautiful and historic museum in the 1862 Bonaventure House. Period furniture, maps, photographs and artifacts are regularly displayed along with changing special-interest exhibits. Also on the campus are the 1797 Rich Log Cabin, Bishop Coleman Gazebo, JoAnn Richardson History House, which is available for rental with a seating capacity of 50-60 people, and the Rosemary Nisbet Library. The museum’s gift shop is a wonderful place to shop for Loveland memorabilia and other unique gifts. Members are accepted throughout the year and host interesting classes and special events. Open weekends free to the public from 1:00 to 4:30 pm, or by appointment. Group and school tours are also available by appointment.
932 O'Bannonville Road
Grailville is an environmental, education and retreat center owned and operated by The Grail, an international movement of women committed to spiritual search, social justice, community action, ecological sustainability and the release of women’s creative energy throughout the world. The Grail was founded in 1921 in the Netherlands. Grailville, located in Miami Township, was established in 1944 as the national home of The Grail in the United States.
Located on 300 rolling acres of woods and pastures in southwest Ohio, Grailville is a diverse community offering spiritual, cultural, and educational opportunities for the public, as well as providing guest facilities for meetings, lodging, dining, and special events. The Grailville store and coffeehouse offer a selection of books on parenting, gardening, ecology, health, religion, and children’s books in a quiet, contemplative atmosphere. The store also stocks fair trade gift items including sculpture, candles, ceramics, handcrafts, jewelry, religious pieces, as well as area artists’ works.