Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum is truly a one of a kind museum located in Butler County, Ohio. It is the only museum in the world where visitors drive golf carts around to see the displays. And yes, you can drive the golf carts right next to the works of art. Located at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio 45013 in a beautiful wooded area.
*Thank you to Butler County, Ohio and the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum for hosting me.
Explore Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum In Your Art Cart
With more than 300 acres of nature to drive through, visitors are sure to enjoy the rolling hills and woodlands. Your Art Cart (golf cart) will be your best friend, as you take the whole park in.
My friend Cindy and I were delighted to have an Art Cart, as we explored the park. My hometown is home to River City Sculptures on Parade, so I’m used to seeing a lot of art. The beauty of this park is the fact that it’s all out in the wide open. The blue skies, green areas and lakes surrounded in art, make for a beautiful art park.
Ancient Sculpture Collection On-Site
The Sculpture Park and Museum came to life in 1987, when Harry T. Wilks, an attorney purchased 40 acres of land to build a Pyramid House. He created hiking trails and all things that nature enthusiasts enjoy. It wasn’t until he passed away, that the art in the park really took off. Today there are many festivals and special activities all year long. A 10,000 square foot Ancient Sculpture Museum opened in 2007, which houses the founder’s ancient sculpture collection.
What You Need To Know Before You Visit
Here are a few things to make note of before you visit:
- Keep pets on leashes.
- Field trips are welcome. Call 513-868-1234 to schedule your field trip.
- Several buildings on site are available for rent.
- Wedding ceremonies are welcome on the grounds.
- Art Carts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They are not reservable.
I loved this art park. It’s truly a one of a kind experience. Cruising around a sculpture park in an Art Cart is something I will always remember. This will go down as my most memorable museum visit, ever!
More fun in Butler County, Ohio: Visit Barn n Bunk Farm
The Barn-n- Bunk Farm Market in Trenton, Ohio offers fun for everyone. Fall is the time of year that I would highly recommend a visit. From pumpkins to apples, this award-winning Ohio attraction has something for everyone. After all, who doesn’t like spending a day on the farm?
*Full Disclosure: Thank you to Butler County, Ohio for hosting me during my time in the area.
Silos Welcome Visitors at Barn-n-Bunk
I traveled to Butler County, Ohio with my friend Cindy of Traveling Adventures of a Farm Girl. When we pulled into the parking area of Barn-n- Bunk we both noticed the gorgeous silos on the property.
The fact that both of us were farm girls made this stop look more and more appealing. The tractors on these silos took our breath away. We knew that this was going to be a place that we would fall in love with. Imagine the looks on our faces when the owner, Tom Theobold said, “Oh, we have tractors, too.”
We had the opportunity to see family history in tractors, with Tom. Remember those silos that we raved about when we arrived? The Oliver tractor was his Dad’s first new tractor and his Father-in-law had the Farmall M. We loved visiting with Tom and it was clear that he is very passionate about the family business. We had a fun time talking about tractors and we even talked about Charles City, Iowa. Fun Fact: Charles City is where the word tractor was coined.
The history of agriculture comes to life
This business was built upon a love of the farm and agriculture. It was in 1992 that Tom and his wife, Bev started the Bunk -n- Barn Farm Market. Tom’s collectibles and other fine pieces could be seen as visitors strolled the grounds. It is no secret that agriculture is a challenging business and the Theobold’s have taken that challenge and made things happen. Nostalgia and Coca-Cola make for a fun experience, don’t you agree?
The barns on the property showcase agriculture, but they also offer a venue for folks to hold events. It was also interesting to learn that Mr. Theobold has also helped many people save barns across Ohio. He not only runs a successful business, but he also understands how important the history of agriculture is.
Tom and his family listen to their guests, as they are always holding new events. I firmly believe that Barn-n-Bunk is so successful in Butler County, Ohio because Tom is an entrepreneur. He listens to his customers and he’s not afraid of helping others along the way.
Milk Parlor Pottery
Homemade goods and other fun Ohio products are also available onsite. Would you like to try pottery? There’s even a pottery shed in the old milk parlor. How’s that for repurposing the farm? If you are near Trenton, Ohio you cannot miss this beautiful property. The barns stand out along the road.
Barn-n-Bunk Farm is located at 3677 Wayne Madison Road in Trenton, Ohio 45067. They are open daily April-December. Call 513-988-9211 for more information. The Theobold family will roll out the red carpet for you, as you experience a day on the farm.
If Bellingrath Gardens and home is not calling your name, it’s going to shortly. Here is where you will find the best holiday light show in the United States. Plan your visit to the Magic Christmas in Lights Show as soon as possible. With more than 3 million lights and 1.100 set pieces, visitors will not be disappointed. This historical setting is located in Theodore, Alabama, along Alabama’s Coastal Connection.
*Thank you to Bellingrath Gardens and Visit Alabama Beaches for hosting me in December.
The Best Holiday Light Show In The United States: Bellingrath Gardens & Home
Visitors can expect to be inspired November 29- December 31, 2019, nightly from 5 to 9 pm. Note: They are closed on Christmas Day. I had the honor of visiting the garden during the best holiday light show last year and it was a magical experience. Once I got out of my car, I could hear the sounds of the season. With choral performances throughout the gardens and magical lights throughout the property, you will be sure to be in the holiday spirit shortly after entering the grounds.
Breathtaking holiday light displays
The holidays are extra special when it comes to the magic of these gardens. Visitors stroll the 65 acres of gardens, all dressed up for the holiday season. The 1936 historical home is also all decked out during the holiday festivities. Each step you take, will offer beauty unlike anything you have ever experienced. Bring your children and connect in a way that you never knew was possible. The reflection of Christmas is abundant with a lake and gardens nearby.
From flowers of the season to the carols, there’s truly something for everyone. Here’s a sight you will not forget!
One of the best tips that I can give you, is to bundle up for the outdoors. There is a lot of walking, so wear a good pair of walking shoes. The nights can be chilly, so dress accordingly. If you are not in the holiday spirit after your visit, I’m not sure you ever will be.
Bellingrath Gardens is not only magical during the daylight, but it is extra magical after the sun goes down during the months of November and December. I hope you are now planning your visit to the Gulf Coast and have Bellingrath Gardens on your itinerary. As I said earlier, Gulf Shores is worth a visit, as is the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You will not want to miss the exceptional artwork in Ocean Springs, Mississipi.
How To Get To Bellingrath Gardens & Home
Bellingrath Gardens & Home is located at 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road Theodore, Alabama 3658
I happen to love spending time in Gulf Shores, Alabama, which is a short drive from the gardens. If weather and time allow, hop on the Mobile Bay Ferry to visit the gardens in the late afternoon. Drive back to Gulf Shores on I-10 and take Highway 59 south and into Gulf Shores. The Mobile Bay Ferry schedules can be found here. I would highly recommend booking a stay at Turquoise Place in Gulf Shores, as you can relax in your personal hot tub, upon returning from the best holiday lights show in the country.
If you are traveling on I-10 from New Orleans, take Exit 13 to US Highway 90. Turn right on US Highway 90 and then left onto Bellingrath Road. Go 6 miles and turn left onto Bellingrath Gardens Road at the Bellingrath billboard. Travel south for 6 more miles and turn left onto Bellingrath Gardens Road.
If you are coming from Pensacola on I-10, take Exit 15A to US Highway 90. Go 2 miles and turn left onto Bellingrath Gardens Road at the Bellingrath Billboard. Go south 6 miles and turn left onto Bellingrath Gardens Road.
If you are traveling from Montgomery, Alabama, travel south on I-65 until it merges with I-10 west. Take Exit 15A to US Highway 90. Go 2 more miles and turn left onto Bellingrath Road at the Bellingrath Billboard. Go south for 6 miles and turn left onto Bellingrath Gardens Road.
Purchase your tickets ahead of time, to save time in line. I hope you have the time of your life at Bellingrath Gardens this upcoming holiday season.