Whether you're in Ohio visiting Airstream's Jackson Center production facility and service center, or – yes – just passing through, we've got your guide to getting the most out of the Midwest. We've organized this Round Trip guide into three sections: Best places to eat, best places to get a drink, and great nearby attractions that we love. Each list is assembled in descending order, from closest to Jackson Center to furthest away. As always, double check to ensure locations are open before you set off!
The Inn Between, Botkins: Home-cooked meals, incredible fried chicken, and great selection of craft beer. Link
The Sene Grill, Sidney: Traditional Senegalese food with a Caribbean twist. Link
Brewfontaine, Bellefontaine: Big draft beer menu (plus dozens of cans and bottles) with great sandwiches, salads, and sides. Link
Haren's Market, Troy: A small market specializing in local meat, grass-fed beef, and more. Grab a sandwich and eat on the porch, or grab grilling essentials to take back for dinner. Link
Agave and Rye, Troy: Epic tacos with a whiskey/tequila bar to boot. Link
La Fiesta, Troy: A longtime favorite for Mexican food (two locations in Troy: One is a sit-down restaurant, while the other offers a drive-thru). Link
Sakai Japanese Bistro, Troy: Fresh flavors, a Hibachi grill, and a wide-ranging sushi menu. Link
Coldwater Cafe, Tipp City: A fine cuisine restaurant that's been a popular destination for more than 20 years. Link
Jollity, Dayton: A relative newcomer, Jollity offers an eclectic menu of Asia-inspired cuisine. Link
The Heidout, Jackson Center: Hometown bar that's walking distance from the Airstream Terraport.
The Growler Station at Karoc Marathon, Sidney: This gas station offers one of the best craft beer selections in the area, including a dozen growler fill taps. Link
Agave and Rye, Troy: 70+ tequilas and 70+ bourbons (and don't forget the tacos!) Link
Moeller Brew Barn, Maria Stein & Troy: Hand-crafted beer with great food selection. Link
Bodega, Tipp City: A wide variety of wine, along with carry-out dinners and a la carte food options. Link
Tender Mercy, Dayton: An underground bar with an eclectic vibe. Link
Century Bar, Dayton: An expansive whiskey menu with a speakeasy feel.
Warped Wing, Dayton: One of Dayton's most beloved craft breweries. Link
Greenhaus Coffee, Sidney: Great coffee with a midcentury vibe, with a small gift and plant store for browsing. Link
Winans, Various locations in Wapakoneta, Troy, and Piqua: A local stalwart of the coffee scene, they have a great factory tour. Link
Purebred Coffee, Troy: Bringing together the art and science of coffee. Link
Armstrong Museum, Wapakoneta: Located in Neil Armstrong's hometown, this small but mighty museum is an ode to Ohio's place in space.
The Bicycle Museum of America, New Bremen: An impressive collection of early bicycles highlights this local gem.
Carillon Historical Park, Dayton: 65-acre open-air history museum with many original, historic buildings, and an original Wright Brothers airplane.
The Neon Movies, Dayton: A fun little art house theatre showing the best new releases.
US Air Force Museum, Dayton: Rivals the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, with a massive collection of jets, airplanes, and more.
SunWatch Indian Village, Dayton: A museum and recreation of an 800-year-old American Indian Village that once stood on the same site.
Glen Helen, Yellow Springs: This funky little community east of Dayton is a destination in its own right, but take some time to explore "the Glen" – one of Ohio's most beautiful natural landscapes.
Brukner Nature Center, Troy: Miles of hiking trails, ponds, ridges, and valleys make for excellent outdoor time.
Hocking Hills, Logan: A bit of a drive from Jackson Center, but you're rewarded with one of the country's most amazing, underappreciated natural areas, with incredible caves and cliffs to hike in, around, and through.
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As Airstream travels the country in search of unique Round Trip destinations, we keep our eye out for dedicated craftspeople who are passionate about manufacturing quality products. Like like the hundreds of production associates who hand-make Airstream travel trailers and touring coaches in our Jackson Center, Ohio manufacturing facility, they are committed to their craft – and to living their dreams. These are their stories.
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