The AIA Sports Complex in Xenia, Ohio is a magnificent facility for baseball, softball, football, and soccer. The suburban town of Xenia is the county seat of Greene County located in southwestern Ohio a half hour drive from Dayton and an hour from Columbus.

When it comes to finding things to do and places to eat while at the AIA Sports Complex, this area of Ohio has got you covered from A to Z. Check out some of these fun family attractions and restaurants!


Things to Do

Caesar Creek State Park

South of Xenia and the AIA Sports Complex in Waynesville is Caesar Creek State Park. This 3,741-acre park features bodies of clear blue water, scattered woodlands, meadows, and steep ravines.

Caesar Creek State Park is the place to go for some of the finest outdoor recreation in southwest Ohio, including trails for hiking and biking, as well as places to fish, boat, and camp. 8570 E State Rt 73, Waynesville, OH 45068


Indian Trails Miniature Golf

Another attraction not too far from the AIA Sports Complex is Indian Trails Miniature Golf. Located 12 miles west of Xenia, Indian Trails Miniature Golf has been a favorite among locals for more than 20 years. They offer two beautifully-designed, 18-hole courses to choose from. These courses include rolling green hills, a meandering creek, towering waterfall, and more.

Beforehand, get your swing just right on the practice green. Then afterwards enjoy ice cream or another delicious treat in the onsite club house. 1601 E David Rd, Kettering, OH 45429


Great Escape Game

The Great Escape Game in nearby Beavercreek, located just 10 miles west of the AIA Sports Complex, offers exciting escape room adventures suited for both small or large groups.

To escape the room while the clock is still ticking, you will all have to work together cooperatively. Escape games are great way to bond with friends, family, coworkers, or even a sports team. Solve puzzles, crack codes, uncover hidden items, and more in order to escape the room in under the one-hour time limit. 2332 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45431


Beaver Creek Wetlands Nature Reserve

The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association seeks to protect the wetland ecosystem in the Beaver Creek watershed. It has facilitated the conservation of over 1,700 acres along the Big and Little Beaver Creeks.

During your time at the AIA Sports Complex, take everyone to the Beaver Creek Wetlands Nature Reserve to discover why wetlands are so important and why this “essential ingredient in the Earth’s ecosystem” is disappearing at such an alarming rate. Find out how wetlands provide soil, clean water, habitat, flood control for diverse plant and animal species.

The mixed habitat on 93 acres makes for great opportunities for birdwatchers. The rest of you can simply enjoy the wet prairies, woodland pools, and scrub-shrub wetlands. The observation trail is mostly flat, but it can be muddy soon after it rains. Beavercreek, OH 45431


The Mall at Fairfield Commons

The Mall at Fairfield Commons is a regional shopping center in Beavercreek, not far from the AIA Sports Complex. The mall was opened in 1993 and has two floors featuring six anchor stores and a food court.

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It offers over 140 different shops, restaurants, and department stores, as well as the 20-screen Regal Fairfield Commons. There you will also find many family-friendly restaurants, including Max & Erma’s, Bravo Cucina Italian, Chuy’s Mexican Food, and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. 2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431


Clifton Mill

Clifton Mill, located in Clifton 12 miles north of the AIA Sports Complex, is one of the world’s largest water-powered grist mills still in existence. The first mill built there was constructed in 1802 by a Revolutionary War soldier and frontiersman miller by the name of Owen Davis.

While there, you and your team can walk across the 90-foot-long wooden bridge that spans the Little Miami River. From the bridge you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of Clifton Mill, Clifton Gorge, the Little Miami River, and the nearby waterfalls. Adjacent to Clifton Mill is a 1940s-era Gas Station Museum, which features many antique products.

You can also eat at the restaurant located inside Clifton Mill. This restaurant specializes in making delicious home-cooked meals as well as fresh, whole grain breads, pies, and cookies baked daily. Their flours and pancake mixes can be purchased in the gift shop so you can enjoy a taste of Clifton Mill back home. Best of all, their breakfast menu is served all day. A warm, fluffy stack of pancakes for lunch? Sounds good to me! 75 Water St, Clifton, OH 45316


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Places to Eat

Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant

Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant in Xenia brings the flavors of Mexico close to the AIA Sports Complex. Quality ingredients prepared in the traditional Mexican way makes for a truly authentic dining experience.

From dinner to dessert, this will be a meal that everyone in your group will enjoy. Not sure which dish to choose? Try the spinach and fish quesadilla! 608 N Detroit St, Xenia, OH 45385


Tudor’s Biscuit World

Tudor’s Biscuit World is definitely worth stopping at while you’re in Xenia. They specialize in offering generously-sized biscuits of every variety. They also have omelets, French toast, pancakes, and more.

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Their lunch menu features a variety of sandwiches and for dinner you can enjoy home-style meals like meatloaf, country fried steak, chicken fried chicken, pork chops, and the hearty Hungry Man’s Platter. 810 W 2nd St, Xenia, OH 45385


Nick’s Restaurant

Since opening their doors to a slew of hungry customers back in 1949, Nick’s Restaurant has been the place to go for good food and good times. Over the course of more than 60 years, Nick’s has established itself as a Xenia institution. Today, they remain dedicated to keeping up the tradition of cooking delectable, homemade meals in a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.

With a menu that features everything from hand-breaded fried veggies to succulent steaks and their legendary Big Nick burgers, you’re sure to find something that sounds good and tastes even better. 1443 N Detroit St, Xenia, OH 45385


City Barbeque

At City Barbeque in Beavercreek, they are 100-percent devoted to the craft of barbecue and have been since opening 1999. They don’t cut any corners and don’t take shortcuts. All of their tender, delicious meats are smoked on-site after being hand-rubbed with a blend of savory spices. It then takes upwards of 18 hours to achieve pure barbecue perfection. They also prepare their side dishes from scratch all throughout the day.

The food at City Barbeque is barbecue in its truest form, created by people who are dedicated to doing it right. Definitely don’t miss it during your team’s visit to the AIA Sports Complex! 2330 N Fairfield Rd B, Beavercreek, OH 45431


After your team is done competing for the day at the AIA Sports Complex, there’s no need to trek all the way to Dayton. Simply stick around and enjoy the sights, sounds, and foods that can be found all throughout this part of central Ohio.