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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
The Village of Yellow Springs was founded in 1825. It was named for a natural spring rich in iron ore located in [http://www.glenhelen.org/ '''The Glen Helen''']. Legend has it that if you drink from the spring you will always return.  
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The Village of Yellow Springs was founded in 1825. It was named for a natural spring rich in iron ore located in '''The Glen Helen''' [http://www.glenhelen.org]. Legend has it that if you drink from the spring you will always return.  
 
   
 
   
The Village offers some of the best dining in the Dayton area, along with several artisan groups and a downtown bustling with side-walk shops. All of this lies a short distance from  Ohio's best natural area, including [http://www.johnbryan.org/ '''John Bryan State Park'''] and Glen Helen.  
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The Village offers some of the best dining in the Dayton area, along with several artisan groups and a downtown bustling with side-walk shops. All of this lies a short distance from  Ohio's best natural area, including '''John Bryan State Park''' [http://www.johnbryan.org/] and Glen Helen.  
  
 
The Village can get quite congested on warm-weathered weekends, but nearly all of its attractions are open during weekdays, which offer less in the way of crowds. As of the 2000 census the population was 3,761.
 
The Village can get quite congested on warm-weathered weekends, but nearly all of its attractions are open during weekdays, which offer less in the way of crowds. As of the 2000 census the population was 3,761.
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===By car===
 
===By car===
Yellow Springs is located on route 68, just 7 1/2 miles south of route I-70. It is approximately a half hour drive from [[Dayton]], and a one hour drive from [[Columbus]]. Dayton is serviced by the [http://www.daytonairport.com/ '''James M. Cox Dayton International Airport''']. Columbus is serviced by  [http://www.flycolumbus.com/ '''Port Columbus International Airport''']. Rental cars are available at both locations.
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Yellow Springs is located on route 68, just 7 1/2 miles south of route I-70. It is approximately a half hour drive from [[Dayton]], and a one hour drive from [[Columbus]]. Dayton is serviced by the '''James M. Cox Dayton International Airport''' [http://www.daytonairport.com/]. Columbus is serviced by '''Port Columbus International Airport''' [http://www.flycolumbus.com/]. Rental cars are available at both locations.
  
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
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===By bicycle===
 
===By bicycle===
Yellow Springs is accessible by the excellent system of bicycle trails thanks to Ohio's Rails to Trails program. A 10 mile ride south on the trail will lead to [[Xenia]]. Parking and access to the trail, are available at the [http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/ Chamber of Commerce] which also houses public restrooms.
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Yellow Springs is accessible by the excellent system of bicycle trails thanks to Ohio's Rails to Trails program. A 10 mile ride south on the trail will lead to [[Xenia]]. Parking and access to the trail, are available at the Chamber of Commerce [http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/] which also houses public restrooms.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==See==
 
==See==
 
You will find something enjoyable for the whole family.
 
You will find something enjoyable for the whole family.
* The [http://www.littleart.com/ '''Little Art Theater''']. Intimate theater showing a savvy mix of mainstream and independent films.
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* The '''Little Art Theater''' [http://www.littleart.com/]. Intimate theater showing a savvy mix of mainstream and independent films.
* [http://www.youngsdairy.com/home.html '''Young's Jersey Dairy'''] is located one mile north of Yellow Springs. Young's offers miniature golf, batting cages, a driving range and a petting zoo. The Golden Jersey Inn serves "home-style country cooked meals", handmade ice cream and gelato.     
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* '''Young's Jersey Dairy''' [http://www.youngsdairy.com/home.html] is located one mile north of Yellow Springs. Young's offers miniature golf, batting cages, a driving range and a petting zoo. The Golden Jersey Inn serves "home-style country cooked meals", handmade ice cream and gelato.     
* [http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ '''National Museum of the United States Air Force''']. Located in nearby Fairborn, the museum boasts 400 aerospace vehicles, as well as an abundance of historical items. Admission to the museum is free, however there is a fee for the Imax theater.
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* '''National Museum of the United States Air Force''' [http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/]. Located in nearby Fairborn, the museum boasts 400 aerospace vehicles, as well as an abundance of historical items. Admission to the museum is free, however there is a fee for the Imax theater.
* [http://www.cliftonmill.com/ '''Clifton Mill'''], built in 1802 is one of the largest water powered grist mills. Here you can tour the mill, visit the 1940's Gas Station Museum and even cross the Little Miami River on a ninety foot covered bridge.
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* '''Clifton Mill''' [http://www.cliftonmill.com/], built in 1802 is one of the largest water powered grist mills. Here you can tour the mill, visit the 1940's Gas Station Museum and even cross the Little Miami River on a ninety foot covered bridge.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
 
There are lots of outdoor activities in and around Yellow Springs.  
 
There are lots of outdoor activities in and around Yellow Springs.  
* In Glen Helen there is a [http://antioch.edu/glenhelen/RaptorCenter/index.html '''Raptor Center'''] dedicated to the rehabilitation of birds of prey. You can see some of the permanently disabled birds in outdoor cages, and there are flight cages for birds who are recovering.
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* In Glen Helen there is a '''Raptor Center''' [http://antioch.edu/glenhelen/RaptorCenter] dedicated to the rehabilitation of birds of prey. You can see some of the permanently disabled birds in outdoor cages, and there are flight cages for birds who are recovering.
* [http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/882/default.aspx '''Clifton Gorge'''] is a two hundred and sixty eight acre State Nature Preserve adjoining the nearby Village of Clifton. It has many geological and botanical features. Great for hiking.
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*'''Clifton Gorge''' [http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/882/default.aspx] is a two hundred and sixty eight acre State Nature Preserve adjoining the nearby Village of Clifton. It has many geological and botanical features. Great for hiking.
* [http://www.johnbryan.org/Index.html '''John Bryan State Park'''] is located just a few minutes outside Yellow Springs and is adjacent to Clifton Gorge. The park offers camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and repelling.
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*'''John Bryan State Park''' [http://www.johnbryan.org] is located just a few minutes outside Yellow Springs and is adjacent to Clifton Gorge. The park offers camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and repelling.
* [http://www.miamivalleytrails.org/miami.htm '''Little Miami Scenic Trail'''] is a linear park with 72 paved miles for biking, jogging, roller blading, or walking.
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*'''Little Miami Scenic Trail''' [http://www.miamivalleytrails.org/miami.htm] is a linear park with 72 paved miles for biking, jogging, roller blading, or walking.
  
 
===Festivals===
 
===Festivals===
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Yellow Springs has a plethora of independent shops and artisans.
 
Yellow Springs has a plethora of independent shops and artisans.
  
* [http://www.bonadiesglasstudio.com/content/view/8/2/ '''Bonadies Glasstudio'''].
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*'''Bonadies Glasstudio''' [http://www.bonadiesglasstudio.com].
* [http://www.darkstarbookstore.com/ '''Dark Star Books and Comics'''].
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*'''Dark Star Books and Comics''' [http://www.darkstarbookstore.com].
* [http://www.glblgllry.com/ '''Global Gallery'''].
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*'''Global Gallery''' [http://www.glblgllry.com].
* [http://www.mrfubs.com/ '''Mr. Fub's  Party'''].
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*'''Mr. Fub's  Party''' [http://www.mrfubs.com].
* [https://www.nocommonscents.com/index2.cfm '''No Common Scents'''] The largest selection of Herbs, Spices, Teas and Essential Oils in the area.
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*'''No Common Scents''' [https://www.nocommonscents.com] The largest selection of Herbs, Spices, Teas and Essential Oils in the area.
* [http://www.windscafe.com/winecellar '''Winds Wine Cellar and Bakery'''].
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*'''Winds Wine Cellar and Bakery''' [http://www.windscafe.com/winecellar].
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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* '''Bentinos Pizza''', 107 1/2 Xenia Avenue 937-767-2500. Regional chain serving pizza, salads, pasta, calzones and wings. Delivery available.
 
* '''Bentinos Pizza''', 107 1/2 Xenia Avenue 937-767-2500. Regional chain serving pizza, salads, pasta, calzones and wings. Delivery available.
 
* '''Chen's Asian Bistro & Gifts''', 126 Dayton St (937) 767-9999. Chinese food and gifts.
 
* '''Chen's Asian Bistro & Gifts''', 126 Dayton St (937) 767-9999. Chinese food and gifts.
* [http://www.cornercone.com/ '''Corner Cone Dairy Bar and Grill''']. Soft serve ice-cream, burgers, fries and shakes. Outside seating only. Open seasonally.
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*'''Corner Cone Dairy Bar and Grill''' [http://www.cornercone.com]. Soft serve ice-cream, burgers, fries and shakes. Outside seating only. Open seasonally.
* [http://www.currentcuisine.com/ '''Current Cuisine'''] Delicatessen and bakery with indoor and outdoor tables. Catering available.  
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*'''Current Cuisine''' [http://www.currentcuisine.com] Delicatessen and bakery with indoor and outdoor tables. Catering available.  
 
* '''Dino's Cappuccino's''', 225 Xenia Ave. 937-767-3466. A cozy, independent espresso bar with coffee and tea drinks and pastries.
 
* '''Dino's Cappuccino's''', 225 Xenia Ave. 937-767-3466. A cozy, independent espresso bar with coffee and tea drinks and pastries.
* [http://www.emporiumwines.com '''Emporium Wines and the Underdog Cafe''']. Fresh bread, croissants, sandwiches, coffee and newspapers. Breakfast is served Tuesday through Sunday until 11:30 AM.  
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*'''Emporium Wines and the Underdog Cafe''' [http://www.emporiumwines.com]. Fresh bread, croissants, sandwiches, coffee and newspapers. Breakfast is served Tuesday through Sunday until 11:30 AM.  
 
* '''HA HA Pizza''', 108 Xenia Ave. 937-767-2131. An independent restaurant serving pizza, subs and calzone with a well stocked salad bar. Vegetarian entrees. Delivery available.
 
* '''HA HA Pizza''', 108 Xenia Ave. 937-767-2131. An independent restaurant serving pizza, subs and calzone with a well stocked salad bar. Vegetarian entrees. Delivery available.
* [http://www.mainsqueezeonline.com/ '''Main Squeeze'''] 937-767-1607. Freshly made fruit smoothies. Bagels and cream cheese. Wine and beer making supplies.  
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*'''Main Squeeze''' [http://www.mainsqueezeonline.com] 937-767-1607. Freshly made fruit smoothies. Bagels and cream cheese. Wine and beer making supplies.  
* [http://www.peachsgrill.com/ '''Peach's Grill''']. Live music in the evenings. A great selection of sandwiches, wraps and Mexican entrees. Beer, wine and spirits
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*'''Peach's Grill''' [http://www.peachsgrill.com]. Live music in the evenings. A great selection of sandwiches, wraps and Mexican entrees. Beer, wine and spirits
 
* '''Subway''', 107 Xenia Ave 937-767-7821. Chain store, sub sandwiches.  
 
* '''Subway''', 107 Xenia Ave 937-767-7821. Chain store, sub sandwiches.  
* [http://www.sunrisecafe-ys.com/ '''Sunrise Cafe''']. Lovingly prepared food using local and organic ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan entrees. Wine list.
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*'''Sunrise Cafe''' [http://www.sunrisecafe-ys.com]. Lovingly prepared food using local and organic ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan entrees. Wine list.
* [http://www.yeoldetrailtavern.com/index.htm '''Ye Old Trail Tavern''']. Serving cold beer and great bar food in an 1844 log cabin, the original structure was once a stop on the underground railroad.
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*'''Ye Old Trail Tavern''' [http://www.yeoldetrailtavern.com]. Serving cold beer and great bar food in an 1844 log cabin, the original structure was once a stop on the underground railroad.
* [http://www.windscafe.com/menu '''Winds Cafe and Bakery''']. Fine dining with an extensive wine list, on premises bakery and homemade desserts, espresso and mixed drinks. Menu changes monthly. Special events include the Annual Garlic Dinner.
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*'''Winds Cafe and Bakery''' [http://www.windscafe.com]. Fine dining with an extensive wine list, on premises bakery and homemade desserts, espresso and mixed drinks. Menu changes monthly. Special events include the Annual Garlic Dinner.
 
* '''Williams Eatery & Gathering Place''', 101 A Corry St. (937) 319-6154. Peruvian and American cuisine in a family friendly setting.
 
* '''Williams Eatery & Gathering Place''', 101 A Corry St. (937) 319-6154. Peruvian and American cuisine in a family friendly setting.
 
*<eat name="Rita Caz" alt="" address="King's Yard" directions="Xenia Avenue" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">jewelry, guitars</eat>
 
*<eat name="Rita Caz" alt="" address="King's Yard" directions="Xenia Avenue" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">jewelry, guitars</eat>
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* '''Dayton Street Gulch''', 128 Dayton St. 937-767-9027. This hometown favorite dive draws an eclectic crowd. Pool table.
 
* '''Dayton Street Gulch''', 128 Dayton St. 937-767-9027. This hometown favorite dive draws an eclectic crowd. Pool table.
* [http://www.peachsgrill.com/ '''Peach's Grill''']. Features live music, domestic and imported beers on tap and good bar food.
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*'''Peach's Grill''' [http://www.peachsgrill.com]. Features live music, domestic and imported beers on tap and good bar food.
 
* '''Ye Olde Trail Tavern''' Over forty beers and wines to choose from. Enjoy one in front of the fireplace, in the solarium or out on the deck.
 
* '''Ye Olde Trail Tavern''' Over forty beers and wines to choose from. Enjoy one in front of the fireplace, in the solarium or out on the deck.
  
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[[Image:Images-4.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]
 
There are many comfortable and unique places to stay in Yellow Springs
 
There are many comfortable and unique places to stay in Yellow Springs
* [http://www.arthurmorganhouse.com/ '''Arthur Morgan House Bed and Breakfast'''].
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*'''Arthur Morgan House Bed and Breakfast''' [http://www.arthurmorganhouse.com].
* [http://www.elizabethsovernight.com/ '''Elizabeth's Overnight'''].
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*'''Elizabeth's Overnight''' [http://www.elizabethsovernight.com].
* [http://www.grinnellmill.com/ '''Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast'''].
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*'''Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast''', [http://www.grinnellmill.com].
* [http://www.thespringsmotel.com/ '''The Springs Motel'''].
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*'''The Springs Motel''', [http://www.thespringsmotel.com].
* [http://www.yscountrybedandbreakfast.com/ '''Yellow Springs Country Bed and Breakfast'''].
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*'''Yellow Springs Country Bed and Breakfast''', [http://www.yscountrybedandbreakfast.com].
* '''YS Chalet 115 W. Whiteman St. 937.767.9856/937.776.6624''',
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*'''YS Chalet''', 115 W. Whiteman St. 937.767.9856/937.776.6624.
*<sleep name="Jail House Suites" alt="" address="111 N. Winter St" directions="one block from downtown" phone="937-626-2227" url="www.jailhousesuites.com" checkin="3PM" checkout="10AM" price="75-110" lat="" long="">Fully renovated historic town jail offers a contempory private suite for short term stays. </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Jail House Suites" alt="" address="111 N. Winter St" directions="one block from downtown" phone="937-626-2227" url="www.jailhousesuites.com" checkin="3PM" checkout="10AM" price="75-110" lat="" long="">Fully renovated historic town jail offers a contempory private suite for short term stays. </sleep>
  
  
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[[Wikipedia:Yellow Springs, Ohio]]

Revision as of 15:15, 1 March 2011

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Yellow Springs is a village in Southwestern Ohio.

Contents

Understand

The Village of Yellow Springs was founded in 1825. It was named for a natural spring rich in iron ore located in The Glen Helen [1]. Legend has it that if you drink from the spring you will always return.

The Village offers some of the best dining in the Dayton area, along with several artisan groups and a downtown bustling with side-walk shops. All of this lies a short distance from Ohio's best natural area, including John Bryan State Park [2] and Glen Helen.

The Village can get quite congested on warm-weathered weekends, but nearly all of its attractions are open during weekdays, which offer less in the way of crowds. As of the 2000 census the population was 3,761.

Check Yellow Springs' 7 Day Forecast from NOAA

Get in

By car

Yellow Springs is located on route 68, just 7 1/2 miles south of route I-70. It is approximately a half hour drive from Dayton, and a one hour drive from Columbus. Dayton is serviced by the James M. Cox Dayton International Airport [3]. Columbus is serviced by Port Columbus International Airport [4]. Rental cars are available at both locations.

By bus

The Greyhound bus stops in nearby Springfield, about 15 minutes from Yellow Springs.

By bicycle

Yellow Springs is accessible by the excellent system of bicycle trails thanks to Ohio's Rails to Trails program. A 10 mile ride south on the trail will lead to Xenia. Parking and access to the trail, are available at the Chamber of Commerce [5] which also houses public restrooms.

Get around

Yellow Springs is 1.9 square miles. The downtown area is easily walkable. It is relatively flat and a great town to get around by foot or on a bike. Bike rentals are available at the Village Cyclery 110 Dayton St. 937-767-9330. If you want to visit any of the attractions outside of the town you will need a car. Yellow Springs has no public transportation system.

See

You will find something enjoyable for the whole family.

  • The Little Art Theater [6]. Intimate theater showing a savvy mix of mainstream and independent films.
  • Young's Jersey Dairy [7] is located one mile north of Yellow Springs. Young's offers miniature golf, batting cages, a driving range and a petting zoo. The Golden Jersey Inn serves "home-style country cooked meals", handmade ice cream and gelato.
  • National Museum of the United States Air Force [8]. Located in nearby Fairborn, the museum boasts 400 aerospace vehicles, as well as an abundance of historical items. Admission to the museum is free, however there is a fee for the Imax theater.
  • Clifton Mill [9], built in 1802 is one of the largest water powered grist mills. Here you can tour the mill, visit the 1940's Gas Station Museum and even cross the Little Miami River on a ninety foot covered bridge.

Do

There are lots of outdoor activities in and around Yellow Springs.

  • In Glen Helen there is a Raptor Center [10] dedicated to the rehabilitation of birds of prey. You can see some of the permanently disabled birds in outdoor cages, and there are flight cages for birds who are recovering.
  • Clifton Gorge [11] is a two hundred and sixty eight acre State Nature Preserve adjoining the nearby Village of Clifton. It has many geological and botanical features. Great for hiking.
  • John Bryan State Park [12] is located just a few minutes outside Yellow Springs and is adjacent to Clifton Gorge. The park offers camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and repelling.
  • Little Miami Scenic Trail [13] is a linear park with 72 paved miles for biking, jogging, roller blading, or walking.

Festivals

The Yellow Springs Street fair happens twice a year. On the second Saturdays of June and October the main streets in town are closed for vendors, live music and international cuisine.

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Buy

Yellow Springs has a plethora of independent shops and artisans.

  • Bonadies Glasstudio [14].
  • Dark Star Books and Comics [15].
  • Global Gallery [16].
  • Mr. Fub's Party [17].
  • No Common Scents [18] The largest selection of Herbs, Spices, Teas and Essential Oils in the area.
  • Winds Wine Cellar and Bakery [19].

Eat

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Yellow Springs offers many dining options with something to please every palate.

  • Bentinos Pizza, 107 1/2 Xenia Avenue 937-767-2500. Regional chain serving pizza, salads, pasta, calzones and wings. Delivery available.
  • Chen's Asian Bistro & Gifts, 126 Dayton St (937) 767-9999. Chinese food and gifts.
  • Corner Cone Dairy Bar and Grill [20]. Soft serve ice-cream, burgers, fries and shakes. Outside seating only. Open seasonally.
  • Current Cuisine [21] Delicatessen and bakery with indoor and outdoor tables. Catering available.
  • Dino's Cappuccino's, 225 Xenia Ave. 937-767-3466. A cozy, independent espresso bar with coffee and tea drinks and pastries.
  • Emporium Wines and the Underdog Cafe [22]. Fresh bread, croissants, sandwiches, coffee and newspapers. Breakfast is served Tuesday through Sunday until 11:30 AM.
  • HA HA Pizza, 108 Xenia Ave. 937-767-2131. An independent restaurant serving pizza, subs and calzone with a well stocked salad bar. Vegetarian entrees. Delivery available.
  • Main Squeeze [23] 937-767-1607. Freshly made fruit smoothies. Bagels and cream cheese. Wine and beer making supplies.
  • Peach's Grill [24]. Live music in the evenings. A great selection of sandwiches, wraps and Mexican entrees. Beer, wine and spirits
  • Subway, 107 Xenia Ave 937-767-7821. Chain store, sub sandwiches.
  • Sunrise Cafe [25]. Lovingly prepared food using local and organic ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan entrees. Wine list.
  • Ye Old Trail Tavern [26]. Serving cold beer and great bar food in an 1844 log cabin, the original structure was once a stop on the underground railroad.
  • Winds Cafe and Bakery [27]. Fine dining with an extensive wine list, on premises bakery and homemade desserts, espresso and mixed drinks. Menu changes monthly. Special events include the Annual Garlic Dinner.
  • Williams Eatery & Gathering Place, 101 A Corry St. (937) 319-6154. Peruvian and American cuisine in a family friendly setting.
  • Rita Caz, King's Yard (Xenia Avenue). jewelry, guitars


Drink

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  • Dayton Street Gulch, 128 Dayton St. 937-767-9027. This hometown favorite dive draws an eclectic crowd. Pool table.
  • Peach's Grill [28]. Features live music, domestic and imported beers on tap and good bar food.
  • Ye Olde Trail Tavern Over forty beers and wines to choose from. Enjoy one in front of the fireplace, in the solarium or out on the deck.

Sleep

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There are many comfortable and unique places to stay in Yellow Springs

  • Arthur Morgan House Bed and Breakfast [29].
  • Elizabeth's Overnight [30].
  • Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast, [31].
  • The Springs Motel, [32].
  • Yellow Springs Country Bed and Breakfast, [33].
  • YS Chalet, 115 W. Whiteman St. 937.767.9856/937.776.6624.
  • Jail House Suites, 111 N. Winter St (one block from downtown), 937-626-2227, [34]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 10AM. Fully renovated historic town jail offers a contempory private suite for short term stays. 75-110.


Get out

The cities of Columbus and Cincinnati are each about an hour's drive from Yellow Springs if you are looking for a more urban setting.


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