The Darke County Visitors Bureau would like to thank our Partners in Tourism. Through their generous contributions, we are able to attract visitors to our community for business, sports and leisure travel while also bringing significant economic impact to our county. Learn more about our Tourism Industry Partnership program or contact us today to become a partner!
Darke County, Ohio
Darke County was created in 1809 and later organized in 1817. It is names for William Darke, an officer in the American Revolution. Darke County is located in the west central portion of Ohio, 25 miles east of the Indiana border, in the middle of picturesque farm land. Columbus, the state capitol of Ohio is located 100 miles east; and Indianapolis, the state capitol of Indiana is located 105 miles west. Darke County’s economy is strong and the unemployment is low thanks to the diverse segments of business that are anchored by a large manufacturing community. Plastic automotive parts, medical services, household appliances, manufacturing, trucking, agriculture and tourism all play a large part in Darke County’s success. Visit Darke County Government's website.
Greenville is the county seat of Darke County, Ohio. In late 1793, Anthony Wayne ordered the construction of a fortification at the site he named Greene Ville, named for his friend and comrade in the American Revolution, Nathanael Greene. The City of Greenville was officially founded in August 1808. The community is as dedicated to the preservation of its history for future generations as it is toward growing a vibrant future. An active downtown program is at work in Main Street Greenville, and has been awarded National Historic District status. It is a fine example of an old-fashioned small town. The beautiful courthouse, built in 1874, still proudly serves in that capacity today.The downtown shopping district boasts many historic buildings dating as far back as 1825. This shopping district remains fully occupied providing community members and visitors a variety of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. Visit City of Greenville's website.
The Village of Versailles was incorporated in 1855, Versailles has grown from the plat in 1819, with many additions to the original site, and has developed into an industrious and prosperous community. Its growth from a small village into a town in the last 180 years has evolved from the progressive spirit of its founders. Even though the boundary lines have changed, and will probably continue to change, the cordial friendliness of its citizens will never change, but continue on with pride and progress to form a stronger and better community. Visit Village of Versailles' website.
The KitchenAid Experience® Retail Center in downtown Greenville brings passion alive through exceptional products, cooking demonstrations and exciting events that celebrate the spirit and pride that is KitchenAid. Explore the store to find the most complete collection of first-quality countertop and culinary products made by KitchenAid. You’ll find all the special KitchenAid colors, styles and accessories you’ve been wanting as well as any innovative, new products KitchenAid is constantly developing. Their complete line of gadgets, bakeware, cookware, cutlery, and textiles will fit the needs of everyone on your gift list.
The KitchenAid Stand Mixer Factory is an astonishing testimony to the craftsmanship and quality of KitchenAid products and the people who build them. Doors are open to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the entire manufacturing process and what it takes to bring a legend to life. Every KitchenAid Stand Mixer in the world is assembled with pride in the factory in Greenville, Ohio USA. The tour adds a whole new dimension to the KitchenAid Experience Retail Center, and will leave you with a new appreciation for the way KitchenAid products are made. Visit KitchenAid's website.
Inn at Versailles
This Euro-American inn and restaurant offer excellent, one-of-a-kind accommodations and delicious fare. Featuring 22 guest rooms and uniquely remodeled suites, this boutique inn is located in the heart of the Village of Versailles on the town square. Visit The Inn's website.
Garst Museum & The National Annie Oakley Center
The Garst Museum offers over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space within six building wings. Featured are The National Annie Oakley Center and the foremost collection dedicated to the life of Annie Oakley. Other major exhibits include The Treaty of Green Ville and “Mad” Anthony Wayne, Tecumseh and Native Americans, Lowell Thomas, an extensive military collection, period American furnishings, county history, and agricultural artifacts. The museum also offers a well-staffed genealogy research library and a unique store. Visit The Museum's website.
Friends of Bear's Mill
Built in 1849, this water powered flour mill is an authentic example of a stone grinding mill of its time. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, it is still in use today to grind a variety of local grains. Self-guided tours may be taken during normal business hours with guided tours available by appointment. Visit Bear's Mill's website.
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum
The Bradford Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Bradford, Ohio's railroad heritage. The railroad was once a significant part of Bradford's economy, employing many who manned the trains, worked in the switching yards and in the roundhouse where steam locomotives were kept and serviced between runs. The museum has restored Bradford's former Pennsylvania Railroad BF interlocking tower and opened a museum in the former bank building. The museum contains photos and displays that will allow the visitor to journey through Bradford's railroad history. Visit Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum's website.
Discover Ohio / Division of Tourism
Ohio Travel Association
Ohio Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus
Winery at Versailles
American Red Cross – Darke County
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society
Bradford Railroad Museum
Darke County Government
Darke County Economic Development
Darke County Chamber of Commerce
Darke County Historical Society
Darke County Park District
Darke County Schools
Main Street Greenville
Union City, Ohio & Indiana
Union City Area Chamber of Commerce
Versailles Historical Society
Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce