101 South Ohio Avenue - Floor 2, Sidney, Ohio 45365
Phone: (937) 492-9122 - Toll Free: (866) 892-9122

Itinerary #1

Airstream Factory Tour

419 West Pike Street
Jackson Center, Ohio 45334-0629
(877) 596-6111

Contact: Airstream Customer Service Center at (937) 596-6111
Tour lasts approximately 2 hours, Admission is FREE


Here’s What You’ll See:

Airstream’s founder Wally Byam said, “Let’s not make any changes – let’s only make improvements!” Wally started Airstream as a single man with a most singular dream; to build the perfect travel trailer. Airstream world-class travel trailers and motor coaches are completely manufactured and assembled in Jackson Center, Ohio. This is your chance to see up close how it’s done.

From chassis assembly through final quality assurance, you will be able to witness everything, first hand. Not a traditional assembly line process; these travel trailers and motor homes are custom built, by hand in stages throughout the manufacturing process. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch them come together in this two hour tour. This Shelby County attraction is one around which we’re sure you can build a memorable visit to our area.

GreatStone Castle

GreatStone Castle

429 North Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 498-4728

Contact: (937) 498-4728
Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Call for information regarding admission fees and catering options.


Here’s What You’ll See:

Built in 1895, GreatStone Castle was home to the famous and very successful Sidney Industrialist, Mr. W.H.C. Goode, one of the wealthiest men in Shelby County. Mr. Goode’s second wife, Ida Haslup Goode, was the first female principal of an Ohio high school. The castle is constructed of the finest wood and masonry available in its time and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This three story Victorian mansion features a newly added day spa in its lower level.

A Louis Sullivan Architectural Masterpiece

101 East Court Street
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 492-6129

Contact: (937) 492-6129
This self guided tour lasts approximately 20 minutes, Admission is FREE


Here’s What You’ll See:

Built in 1917, the People’s Federal Board of Directors met with Louis Sullivan in Chicago and commissioned him to design their Bank. This building is believed to be one of the first air-conditioned buildings in the United States. Its structure and interior furnishings are much the same as they were in their original state including the stainless steel bank vault door weighing 11 tons. Today this historic building is home to Farmers & Merchants State Bank.

Spot Restaurant

The Spot Restaurant

201 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 492-9181

Contact: Michael Jannides at (937) 492-9181


Here’s What You’ll See:

Across the street from People’s Federal and the Monumental Building, your group will surely enjoy a visit to Sidney’s own Spot Restaurant. This local icon was first established in 1907 as a lunch wagon operated by Spot Miller. Today the Spot stands as an art deco style diner complete with some of the best tasting fresh-ground burgers and homemade pies you’ll ever find. What a great place to stop for a light meal or snack. Your tour will certainly love the fresh brewed coffee and pie… guaranteed!

The Ross Historical Center

The Ross Historical Center

201 North Main Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 498-1653

Contact: Tilda Phlipot at (937) 498-1653
Tour lasts approximately 1 hour, Admission is FREE


Here’s What You’ll See:

Another nice place to stop in downtown Sidney is the Ross Historical Center. The Ross Center hosts the finest collection of Shelby County memorabilia you’ll find anywhere. Your tour will marvel at all that Sidney and Shelby County have contributed over the years to the national scene. The Ross Center makes for a wonderful stopping point to browse and relax a bit and is conveniently located only one block from our downtown shops and restaurants.

Sidney Monumental Building

Address: 133 S Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
Contact: (937) 498-0011
Tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, Admission is FREE
Here’s What You’ll See:

Constructed in 1875 as a living memorial to the Shelby County Civil War veterans, the Monumental Building was home to Sidney Fire Department, Public Library, Government Offices, and Opera House. Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, and many other legendary performers graced the stage of the Opera House. This building is now home to the Sidney Municipal Court.

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