Oxford is a small town in Butler County in Southwest Ohio. It is best known for being home to Miami University. Recognized as a Public Ivy, which describes state-funded public universities with academic programs akin to the Ivy League schools, Miami University has a body of more than 16,000 students in a town with a summer population just over 10,000. The City of Oxford (actually, its predecessor, College Township) was founded one year after Miami University was established in 1809. Miami was the second university in the United States west of the Appalachian Mountains (after Ohio University (1804) in Athens).
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (IATA: CVG)  is on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, so the distance is farther than that of Cincinnati, amounting to an approximately 50 mile drive to Oxford. Delta has its second largest hub at the CVG airport.
Dayton International Airport (IATA: DAY)  is also a short distance from Oxford (approximately 45 miles).
Miami University Airport (IATA: OXD)  is an airstrip available for the private pilot.
The Butler County Regional Transit Authority offers $2.00 shuttles to Hamilton and Middletown from the Shriver Center.
Barons Bus Lines, a partner of Greyhound, provides service to Oxford on its Cincinnati-Indianapolis-Detroit route. Northbound buses depart at 8:30AM, and southbound at 11:50PM, daily. The stop is at the corner of Maple and Spring. (The stop is referred to in the Barons/Greyhound system as Miami Univ Oxford (e), OH)
Oxford is a small town that can be easily traversed by foot. From the eastern edge of the Miami University campus to the western edge of Uptown Oxford, one could walk the distance in less than 30 minutes.
Miami Metro is a campus bus system operated by Miami University that can take you that extra mile off campus or past Uptown. As of August 2013, the buses are now open to the public (instead of just Miami students).
Alumni Hall - American Poet Laureate Robert Frost called this "the prettiest campus ever there was."
Miami University, 212 Roudebush Hall, Phone: +1 513 529-1809, , campus is primarily comprised of red-brick Georgian style buildings and broad lawns. Founded in 1809, this Public Ivy university named in honor of the Miami Native American tribe, was established 100 years before the City of Miami, Florida. At one time it was the fourth largest university in the U.S., behind Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth, and became known as the "Yale of the Early West". Accordingly, Miami's Elliott and Stoddard Halls, near the center of the academic quad, were modelled after Yale's Connecticut Hall.
23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison - Miami University's political science building (Harrison Hall) contains and serves as tribute to the 1852 alumnus.
Oxford Memorial Park Pavilion on the northeast corner of High and Main Streets is the former home to the Oxford water tower (a bygone symbol of the town) and now provides an amphitheater for concerts and other performances.
Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the northwest corner of High and Main Streets includes dancing water fountains that provide enjoyment for children (both by viewing and playing in them).
McGuffey Home and Museum, , +1 513 529-8380 written by educator William H. McGuffey, the Eclectic McGuffey Reader was the primary material used to teach reading to five generations of Americans. A sculpture in his honor stands in front of McGuffey Hall near the northeast corner of Spring Street and Campus Avenue across from the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house.
DeWitt Cabin listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Elliott and Stoddard Halls, oldest dormitories in use in Ohio
Lorenzo Langstroth Cottage, a National Historic Landmark
Freedom Summer Memorial, located on Miami's historical Western Campus, this memorial commemorates civil rights workers who trained here in 1964. Three of these workers were later found murdered in Mississippi.
Black Covered Bridge, State Route 732 at Corso Rd., a 206-foot span built in 1869 over Four Mile (Talawanda) Creek. this is the only covered bridge in Butler County remaining in its original location (restored in 2000). Bicentennial marker and explanation on site.
Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 South College Ave, ☎ 513-524-8506, . 10 am to 6 pm. The Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 South College Ave. Phone: 513-524-8506 – located in the historic Oxford College for Women building, the OCAC is a home for community artists and arts organizations. free. edit
The Miami Redhawks compete in the Mid-American Conference of NCAA Division I College Athletics. Sports fans are also attracted by Miami's reputation as the Cradle of Coaches, having served as a rung in some of the most momentous coaching careers including: Earl Blaik, Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Bill Arnsparger, George Little, Weeb Ewbank, Sid Gillman, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembechler, John Pont, Bill Mallory, Jim Tressel, Joe Novak, Ron Zook, Dick Crum, Randy Walker, Terry Hoeppner, and Sean Payton.
Football - Yager Stadium, 30,012 capacity seating, the team that raised Superbowl Champion Big Ben Roethlisberger!
Basketball - Millett Hall, 9,200 seat arena, names like the Cleveland Cavaliers' Wally "World" Szczerbiak, five-time NBA champ Ron Harper (twice with Lakers and thrice with Bulls), Randy Ayers (of NCAA basketball coaching fame including the Ohio State Buckeyes) and Wayne Embry (of NBA management fame including the Cleveland Cavaliers) made their mark playing b-ball at Miami before the NBA, coaching and other achievements.
Baseball - McKie Field opened in 2002.
Hockey -Goggin ice arena opened in 2006-2007 and has numerous professional hockey alumni.
Visit the official site  or the unofficial fan site .
Hueston Woods State Park, is located just to the north of Oxford in College Corner. The park, operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, is comprised of almost 3,000 acres and is located in Butler and Preble counties. Visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing in and canoeing on Acton Lake, and golf.
Miami University Natural Areas, are located throughout Miami University's campus and surrounding areas. These beautiful areas feature over 17 miles of hiking trails, including scenic views of Four Mile Creek and Harkers Run.
Oxford has historically provided at least 1 bar for every 1,000 students at Miami University. The nightlife is very active Thursday through Saturday night, when most of the bars remain open until 2:00 a.m. As most places, if there is live music, expect a cover charge. Because Oxford was once known for its St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Spring Break now always occurs the week of March 17th. However, St. Patty's proxy, Green Beer Day, occurs the Thursday before Spring Break.
Brick Street, 36 E. High St., beer, spirits, and concert venue.
Mac & Joe's, 21 E. High St. (rear; enter from the alley). Historically a pub with frequently scheduled Poetry readings.
O'Pub, 10 W. Park Place,beer, wine, liquor, and live music.
The Woods, 17 N. Poplar St., sports bar.
Steinkeller, 15 E. High Street (basement), (513) 524-2437. German-style bar and restaurant (mostly American bar food) with a wide selection of German beers.
Kofenya, 38 W High St, . By far, the best place to grab some coffee in Oxford in a very relaxed atmosphere, it's a hang out for many Miami students.edit
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