Lodging and Tourist Activities
Event Headquarters: Courtyard by Marriott (Hamilton), 1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, OH 45011, Rate is $124 for king or 2-queen room. Rooms must be booked by March 16, 2018. Free wifi. free hot breakfast courtesy of Butler County Visitor’s Bureau. (Regular rate is $169 and does not include breakfast). To make a reservation - Call the hotel directly at (513) 896-6200 or 1-800-Marriott (800) 627-7468. Identify yourself as being with the group, “Orienteering National Championships” in order to receive the special group rate.
4 Points Sheraton – Cincinnati North 7500 Tylers Place Blvd, West Chester OH 45069, Rate is $109 for room with 2 queen beds, breakfast included. Rooms must be booked by March 7, 2018. To make a reservation - Call the hotel directly at 513-777-1101. Identify yourself as being with the group “Orienteering: Flying Pig XXII” in order to receive the group rate.
Butler County MetroParks – website – Governor Bebb Dry Fork Campground has electric and non-electric campsites. The Murnstein Hostel (primitive pioneer cabin with bunk room) at Governor Bebb is also reservable. Timberhill Activity Area (Rentschler) has very rustic cabins, a small dormitory, and tent platforms.
Additional Lodging Options
Visit the Butler County Visitor’s Bureau website, http://www.gettothebc.com/, for more lodging options.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum – website – After your run on Friday, visit the more than 50 monumental sculptures spread through this scenic park.
Voice of America Museum – website – Voice of America Radio was heard around the world, broadcasting from right here in southwest Ohio. VOA began broadcasting in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda during World War II. Learn the history of the Voice of America here. The museum has limited hours, but is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 4. If there is enough interest, we will ask about extended hours or a group tour during the Flying Pig. Embargo note: The VOA Museum entrance is on Tylersville Road on the south side of the park, and you may visit the museum and stay within the fenced museum grounds at any time. Do not enter the Butler County MetroPark off Cox Road (west side) prior to the competition. The Liberty Way (north) entrance will not be open, although some navigation programs may try to route you that way.
Visit the Butler County Visitor’s Bureau website, http://www.gettothebc.com/, for more tourism ideas.
updated 2018-02-19 2015