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Seniors Stop In Hamilton

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 Hamilton, senior travelers learn, is the seat of Butler County, in the state’s southwestern corner. The population runs right at 63,000 and is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Hamilton was founded in 1791 as Fort Hamilton, named to honor Alexander Hamilton. It was incorporated as Hamilton in 1810. In the early years Hamilton attracted a large number of German immigrants and their influence was noticeable in culture, food and architecture. Manufacturing, the paper industry and iron works, were flourishing during the early and mid-20th century.

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The municipality is recognized for its support of the arts and features a wide variety of sculpture in the downtown area. It was labeled The City of Sculpture by an Ohio governor with sculptures placed in public spaces for the enjoyment of Hamilton’s citizens and visitors.

 Seniors Enjoy Hamilton’s Walking Paths

Hamilton includes high-tech manufacturing facilities. During World War II a variety of supplies for the war were manufactured in Hamilton. The locals enjoy several beautiful parks for outdoor activities along with  beautiful Downtown Hamilton.

Some of the parks are situated in dense forests and other wooded settings. Crawford Woods, Sanders Park, Miami Woods, Joyce Park and Milkin Woods include scenic walking paths. The paved paths along the banks of the scenic Great Miami River are popular for walking and bicycle riding so bring along your hiking shoes.

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TripAdvisor highlights 18 things to see and do in and around Hamilton starting off with Pyramid Hill Sculpture park and for senior oenophiles, the Hanover Winery. If you prefer beer, check out Municipal Brew Works. Make it a point to take a tour of the Hamilton Campus of Miami University in downtown Hamilton.

Seniors Find Championship Little League Team

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Miami Hamilton Downtown is located at 221 High Street, in the historic Robinson-Schwenn Building. It is a multi-use center for civic engagement and the arts, offering senior visitors an array of programs including live music, art displays, theatrical performances, educational classes and lectures.

 Toss in the clubs as senior golfers enjoy play at numerous quality courses in the area. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the activities and a variety of professional sports events in nearby Cincinnati.

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The nearby Kings Island amusement and recreational center and the Beach Waterpark are enjoyed by folks of all ages. The Campbell Gard is a popular YMCA camp located on 600 acres on the Great Miami River amid rolling meadows and a scenic forest area.

A special note on Hamilton…West Side Little League has been to the Little League World Series four times. Little Leaguers from Hamilton have made the trip to Williamsport in 1991, 1993, 2007, and 2010. Hamilton Little League has also won eight of the last nine state championships, and ten of the last twelve, as of 2016.

Seniors, enjoy Hamilton and all its amenities. Spend some quality time and you will soon learn why it is called “The City of Sculpture.” -jeb

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