Mr. Trammel was an industrail developer for about 20 years on what was a 100 acre farm off Hauk Rd. While moving some earth he uncovered marine fossils that were about 440 million years old of the ordovician period. He started letting collectors come in and collect the fossils, students etc... Soon it became known he had some of the best fossils...more
This new 24,000-square- foot multi-use facility opened at Sharon Woods Park in 1999. It contains a ranger station, exhibits, Nature's Niche Gift Shop, and an auditorium. Our favorite part of the Sharon Centre is the indoor children's play area, which is a great place to let the grandchildren burn off a little energy on a rainy day -and it's...more
This living museum consists of 14 buildings from around southwestern Ohio which have been brought together in a village setting. They accurately convey a sense of the area's small town life before 1880. Reconstructed buildings include a two-story double-pen log house from 1804, a Greek Revival farmhouse built in the 1840's, an 1870's railroad...more
2265 East Sharon Rd, Sharonville, OH, 45241 1870
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11149 Dowlin Drive, Sharonville, Ohio, 45241, United States
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11160 Dowlin Drive, Sharonville, Ohio, 45241, United States
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Originally known as the Blue Goose Saloon, the Blue Goose Sports Cafe is a gathering place in downtown Sharonville. Perhaps they changed the name to give it a more family friendly image in this conservative town. It has the look and feel of a much older establishment, but is actually the newest restaurant in Sharonville. I like the cozy ambience of...more
Of the 50 or so restaurants in Sharonville, this is the one we eat at most often. It has great food, friendly service, and the prices can't be beat. A local favorite, the place is always busy. On some nights a strolling maharachi band is there and will come by and sing at your table. Everything at El Ranch Grande is good. I usually order the...more
In 1954 a young man named Buddy LaRosa opened a little carryout stand the the Cincinnati suburb of Westwood. His friends at San Antonio Catholic Church, in Cincinnati's "Little Italy," liked his Aunt Dena's pizza so much, he thought other people in the neighborhood might like it too.People loved Aunt Dena's recipe and the entreprise grew. Half a...more
Downtown Sharonville centers around an old railroad depot, but no trains come here any more, nor could they, because the tracks are now several blocks away. However there is a large freight switching yard in Sharonville, and an antique railroad engine is on the official logo for the city.
What to buy: Around Depot Square is an ecclectic assortment of shops, restaurants, offices, a bank, post office, and a good hardware store. It has the feel of a small town, even though, for all practical purposes, Sharonville was long ago swallowed up by Metropolitan Cincinnati.
What to pay: Sharonville doesn't have a Wal-mart or a Mall, even though there are huge malls and discounts stores on every side of us in the adjoining suburbs. That's why we seldom shop in Sharonville. Prices are generally lower just a short way down the street. We wish it weren't that way - but it is.
Greater Cincinnati is home to several world class museums. This is definitely not one of them. But to provide full coverage of my home town, I must give it a mention.This small museum, on the corner of Main St. and Creek Rd., is housed in an old fire station., It was born out of Sharonville's centennial celebration in 1988, and is only open three...more
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The cliffs are dangerous. You have to watch your step. The rocks are loose and there are no rails. I wear knee pads and I'm on my bottom a lot with my tools. Just be careful and you'll be fine. Keep your kids close. You never know about the strangers that show up in these places? It's kind of an out of the way place and not many people know about it. There are no bathrooms here yet. I brought my own bandaids, warer, snacks etc....
Bring a change of clothing and a change of shoes. I bring rain gear in case it rains.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring zip lock bags for the fossils you find.
Photo Equipment: Bring camera to take pictures of the fossils and the area you found them in.
Miscellaneous: Bring your own water and snacks. There is no toilets.
This is our favorite spot in Sharonville. It is actually one of several small waterfalls along the Sharon Creek Gorge in Sharon Woods Park. We sometimes see young people swimming here, although a sign says swimming is not allowed. I hate signs like that. If someone wants to be dumb enough to jump off a rock into shallow water, that should be their problem. Maybe the county, who owns the park, is afraid of being sued, so the sign covers their butt.
Anyway, the gorge is a beautiful, quiet, green place with lots of wildflowers, especially in spring. The rocks in Sharon Creek are a very good place to find fossils. We have sighted deer, raccoon and fox here, and there are an abundance of songbirds, as well as an occasional owl. In the gorge, and especially at Buckeye Falls, it's easy to forget that this park is just a small island of green surrounded by interstate highways, railroads, factories, businesses, and houses.
Sharon Woods Park, near the center of Sharonville, may be accessed from either Lebanon Road or Kemper Road.
Sharonville offers six city parks, all free and open to the public, in addition to two parks (Including Sharon Woods) operated by the Hamilton County Park District. These provide opportunities for golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, fishing and other individualized sports. The park pictured is our favorite of the Sharonville city parks,...more
Since we are people who enjoy the outdoors more than city life, the greatest redeeming factor of living in Sharonville, for us, is that our back yard joins Sharon Woods. Within these 755 acres are several options for hiking, and we take advantage of them almost every day. For starters, there is the 2.6 mile loop trail around the lake. This is a...more
Every town worth its salt has a monument and this is ours. It is dedicated to all U. S. veterans - not just those from Sharonville. There are individual marble pedestals or plaques honoring all six branches of the armed forces, and also special recognition to women in uniform and prisoners of war. It's really a pretty spot, across the parking lot...more