Build Your Own Tour

Create a unique Union County Bus Tour by choosing morning and afternoon stops, along with lunch and dinner options. Click here for our bus tour profile sheet.

 

Dine on a Covered Bridge & Covered Bridge Tour
Union County Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau
227 E. Fifth Street, Marysville, OH. 43040
Bridge Bio’s

Be our guest for lunch on the Pottersburg Covered Bridge. This has become our signature experience, tempting travelers from as far away as Iowa and Missouri. Your bus will pull right up and deliver you steps away from a lovely catered meal. A live bluegrass band and bridge historian will on hand to entertain you during your stay. Then hop back on the bus for a tour of our other 6 covered bridges.

 

Phoenix Bat Company
7801 Corporate Boulevard, Suite E Plain City, OH 43064
www.phoenixbats.com

Tour the Phoenix Bat Company, the only professionally approved bat maker in Ohio! Phoenix’s premium wood bats are championed by pros including Ohio’s own Adam Eaton of the White Sox. All bats are made on-site, on the most advanced bat making machine in the world.  In just two minutes, see a tube of wood turned into a game bat suitable for a big leaguer. 

 

Leo Berbee Bulb Company
18443 State Route 4 Marysville, OH 43040
www.berbeeus.com

Leo Berbee Bulb Company sells and ships the finest bulbs and perennials all over the world! This is a family owned and operated company dating back to 1972, when Henk Berbee traveled to the United State to open a wholesale distribution center for the parent company in Holland. Tour the wholesale distribution operation, as well as their retail store, the Dutch Mill Greenhouse.

 

Der Dutchman and Carlisle Gifts
445 S Jefferson Ave Plain City, OH 43064
www.dhgroup.com

Der Dutchman Restaurant is a fixture in Plain City and a popular gathering spot for both the residents and people passing through. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you are sure to dine on wholesome, delicious home cooking. Before or after your meal, make sure to stop by Carlisle Gifts, conveniently located beside Der Dutchman. The gift shop has a little bit of everything from handbags and soap. You are sure to find something for your home or family and friends when shopping at Carlisle Gifts.

 

Union County Historical Society
246 West Sixth Street Marysville, OH 43040
www.historyohio.com

The Union County Historical Society was established in 1949. The society serves as the county organization responsible for the collection and preservation of objects relating to the history of Union County, Ohio. If you are interested in learning more about Union County’s past, a tour through the Historical Society’s museum is recommended. Directly beside the museum is the Weller Log House from the 1830s. The cabin, with frame addition, has been restored and is furnished, as it would have been in the early nineteenth century.

 

The Houston House Gallery
264 W. Fifth Street, Marysville, OH. 43040
www.marysvilleartleague.org

Stop by the Houston House, also know as the Marysville Art League, which was built by Christopher Houston in 1872. This impressive house is the center of the art scene in Marysville. Pull your bus up to the front stoop and pass through the gallery on the way to your private art class. The resident artist will have a canvas and paint for each passenger ready for a step by step tutorial.

 

Honda Heritage Center
24025 Honda Pkwy, Marysville, OH. 43040
www.hondaheritagecenter.com

The Honda Heritage Center™ highlights the company’s successes in North America over the last half century with an array of historical, current and future products – each with its own story. The exhibits showcase the challenging spirit that has driven our company to overcome challenges and make a positive impact on the environment, our communities and our customers. Allow 60 to 90 minutes for your visit which is free of charge.

 

Mockingbird Meadows
16671 Burns Road Marysville, OH 43040
www.mockingbirdmeadows.com

Mockingbird Meadows is a small, family owned and operated farm located outside of Marysville. The farm grows Central Ohio’s only Medicinal Herbs CSA providing shares of their farm products, raw honey and fresh healing herbs. Mockingbird Meadows also raises honey, teaches workshops on traditional foods and natural healing, and provides herbal consultations. Farm tours are also available. Mockingbird Meadows recently received the prestigious honor of “Homestead of the Year” from Mother Earth News, a well-known Earth-friendly magazine.

 

Mitchell’s Berries
9331 Mitchell-Dewitt Rd. Plain City, Ohio 43064
www.mitchellsberries.com

Located in Plain City, Mitchell’s Berries provides visitor with premium home-grown local produce and a down on the farm experience. Currently the farm has 1 acre of strawberries, 3 acres of black raspberries, 1 acre of a summer red and fall red raspberries. Visitors can also pick from a selection of edamame soybeans, red peppers, pumpkins, and gourds. Be sure to check out Mitchell’s Berries’ signature 1954 Chevy 3100 truck when you stop by the farm!

 

Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway
Union County Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau
227 E. Fifth Street, Marysville, OH. 43040
Map

Connecting the Covered Bridges of Union County is a part of the Ohio Scenic Byway. The Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway is 40 miles of spectacular views. Big Darby Creek, parks, nature preserves, century farms, cemeteries and historic homes can all be accessed from the byway.

 

Purple Plains Farm
9340 Warner Road, Plain City, Ohio
www.purpleplainsfarm.com

Stop by this unusual farm that specializes in growing lavender, mushrooms and herbs.

 

MAiZE at Darby Creek
8657 Axe Handle Rd. Milford Center, OH 43045
www.mazeandberries.com

Like its name alludes to, the MAiZE at Little Darby Creek is located along Little Darby Creek and is just 10 miles south of Marysville. The MAiZE is a family owned 125 acre farm complete with a corn maze and U-Pick berry patch. The farm also has a petting zoo, hayrides, pedal carts, a barnyard bouncer, and so much more! Open during the fall and summer, the MAiZE provides something for all ages throughout the Central Ohio area and beyond.

 

Leeds Farm
8738 St. Rt. 36 Ostrander, OH 43061
www.leedsfarms.com

With hayrides, pumpkin patches, mountain slides, straw forts, corn boxes, pig races, zip lines and more, everyone is sure to have fun at Leeds Farm. Educational school tours and private parties are available. Leeds Farm is located in Ostrander, Ohio, between Marysville and Delaware on State Rt. 36.

 

Local Wineries

Eldchrist Winery
8189 State Route 736 Plain City, OH 43064
www.eldchrist.com

Located in Plain City, Eldchrist Winery is housed in a restored farmhouse built in 1863. With six grape varieties, Eldchrist provides 18 different wines to Union County and surrounding areas. The winery offers tours, which includes time in their tasting room, and holds special events.

 

Bokes Creek Winery
26211 State Route 31 Raymond, OH 43067
www.bokescreekwinery.com

Just eight miles north of Marysville, Bokes Creek Winery grows and harvests their own fruit to produce a variety of wines. Bokes Creek specializes in semi-sweet to sweet wines featuring blackberry, pear, mulberry, concord and many more. Live music concerts occur every Friday night at Bokes Creek.

 

Dalton Union Winery
21100 Shirk Road Marysville, Ohio 43040
www.daltonunion.com

Just a short drive from Marysville. Dry to sweet, red to white – we offer wines to suit any palate. All wines are hand-crafted on premises and are available for tasting prior to purchase. We offer a wine accompaniment tray perfect for sharing! It includes fruit, crackers, cheese and chocolate to compliment your wine experience. Platters can be customized for your group.

Places to dine:

Marysville
Benny’s Pizza
968 Columbus Avenue
(937) 644-0881


Hinkley’s
318 E. 5th Street
(937) 553-9030

 

Boston’s
1099 Lydia Drive
(937) 642-0584

 

Plain City


Der Dutchman Restaurant

445 South Jefferson Avenue
(614) 873-3414

 

Pre-made tours:

Day Trip:

  1. Mockingbird Meadows
  2. Leo Berbee’s Bulb Company
  3. The Cheese House
  4. Mitchell’s Berries
  5. Phoenix Bat
  6. Eldchrist Winery
  7. Phoenix Bat Company
  8. Der Dutchman for dinner

Two Day:

Day one

  1. Mockingbird Meadows
  2. Leo Berbee’s Bulb Company
  3. The Cheese House
  4. Mitchell’s Berries
  5. Phoenix Bat
  6. Eldchrist Winery
  7. Der Dutchman for dinner

Day two

  1. Scenic Byway
  2. Covered bridges
  3. Historical Society
  4. Lunch in town
  5. Houston House

Three Day:

Day one:

  1. Mockingbird Meadows
  2. Leo Berbee’s Bulb Company
  3. The Cheese House
  4. Mitchell’s Berries
  5. Phoenix Bat
  6. Eldchrist Winery
  7. Der Dutchman for dinner

Day two

  1. Uptown Marysville shopping
  2. Lunch
  3. Rest at the hotel
  4. All Ohio Balloon Fest (August 14-16,2014)

OR

  1. Uptown Marysville shopping
  2. Lunch
  3. Ohio Caverns
  4. Marie’s
  5. Rest at the hotel
  6. Dinner at Hinkley’s

Day three:

  1. Scenic Byway
  2. Covered bridges
  3. Historical Society
  4. Lunch in town
  5. Houston House