Piqua Surprise

Our project truly is awesome! After visiting several foreign cities and having been provided great tur experiences we decided that an immersive tour of Piqua should be offered. With that a contact to MainStreet Piqua and we were off and running. This summer we are going to offer tours to tour hosts (people who would bring a bus group) to "sell" them the idea of visiting Piqua. We have teamed with Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau and they have attended several conferences and have had interest in our tour. The actual paid tours will begin in 2024. Hosts plan a year in advance for such bus tours. Our tour includes all of the awesome things about Piqua such as the Johnston Farm, Hartzell Propellor, the monuments around our community the Piqua Library and local businesses. We will be providing lunch and dinner from local vendors for the tours and all tours will be docent led. Seven of our area businesses will be offering hands on experiences as part of the tour and the group will have an opportunity to actually walk through one of the houses in the Piqua Caldwell Historic District as well as a commentary on the districts many historic homes. The residual effects of this tour will be an overnight stay at a local hotel, shopping in the downtown area and both lunch and dinner provided by local chief. This tour is meant to spotlight as our brochure states "Piqua just may be the most interesting town you never heard of." Rather than upload photos I recommend a visit to our website listed for photos and more information.

Funded by Piqua, OH (May 2023)