Miami University provides a variety of activities and places to visit available to the general public. Places to visit include the Nature Preserves, Butterfly Gardens, the Ecology Research Center, and DeWitt Homestead.
Miami University has a number of natural areas open to the public. These areas cover over 1,000 acres and are located at various locations around the campus. Over 17 miles of hiking trails wind through the area. Besides hiking, you can enjoy jogging, birdwatching, walking your best friend (as long as your dog in on a leash), or simply relaxing.
Nature preserves include Silvoor Biological Sanctuary, a former town dump that has been converted into stunning wildflower garden, and College Wood. College Wood is a sixteen acre second-growth wooded area, with many trees over 100 years old.
One of the most popular attractions at Miami University is Butterfly Gardens. Monarch Waystations are located here. They provide the environment needed to sustain migrating monarch butterfly populations.
The Ecology Research Center was created in 1969. It provides numerous educational educational opportunities for students from the local area. The Ecology Research Center is also home to a meteorological station used by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Department of Energy. Tours can be arranged to meet the needs of a variety of age groups.
DeWitt Homestead is a cabin built in 1805, and still maintained as close as possible to it's original state. The cabin was constructed by pioneers Zachariah and Elizabeth DeWitt. The cabin is now the oldest structure in Oxford Township. Open to visitors on Sunday afternoons, the structure gives you a rare view into life in the early 1800s.
For more information about Miami University attractions, check out their website, or give us a call. We'll be glad to answer your questions.