COVERED BRIDGES. GREAT EATS.
SHOPPING. PARKS. FESTIVALS.
You’ll find it all in Preble County
Take a drive our way. Visit our restaurants and shops, picnic or hike our parks, have a blast at our “famous” festivals or cruise our eight covered bridges. You’ll be glad you did, and we’ll be glad to have you!
2024 Total Solar Eclipse
We invite you to join us for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Preble County is in the totality viewing area,
The eclipse will be begin around noon with total eclipse visible for about four minutes here beginning at approximately 3:08 on Monday, April 8th. We’re excited and planning activities for the big 4-minute total eclipse event plus all kinds of fun, engaging and educational events and activities throughout the entire weekend leading up to the big event.
Join us to “Get mooned on 2024 Eclipse Day!” Make it a long weekend…or just come for the day. We have tons of fun activities planned, great lodging options, wonderful places to eat, drink and shop, and some of the nicest, most down-to-earth and fun people you will ever meet. Or ever watch a total solar eclipse with. Guaranteed. (Link to details.)
Do Fun Stuff
Eat & Drink
Festivals & Fun
Browse & Shop
Plan an Event
Discover our Covered History
Preble County is fortunate to have eight covered bridges still standing including the oldest covered bridge in Ohio and the oldest double barreled or dual wagon-way bridges in the U.S. Throughout the 19th Century, from 1829 until 1896, 29 covered bridges were built in Preble County, Ohio. Some were built for turnpikes, one for the railroad, one by a private enterprise, and some to replace original bridges destroyed by a devastating storm in May, 1886.
From our oldest, Robert’s bridge (1829), to our newest Hueston Woods Covered Bridge (2012), you’ll delight in a county-wide road trip through history. Learn more about our bridges here.