Ask anyone who lives in Vandalia what they like about our city, and you’re bound to hear the phrase “small-town charm.” With our tightly knit downtown business district, our tree-lined neighborhoods, and our friendly people at every turn, it’s easy to forget that Vandalia is actually a growing, thriving city, home to over 15,000 people, a rapidly expanding business base, and one of the most progressive parks and rec programs in the area.
Vandalia is a big city cleverly disguised as a small town, and if there’s something we don’t have here, you’ll find it within a very short drive. Whether it’s the restaurants and retail of neighboring Butler Township or the urban allure of the City of Dayton just minutes south down I-75, our location at the Crossroads of America gives you easy access to all the region has to offer.
Where’s the live music tonight? Is there an area festival? Where can I enjoy theater? Explore our list of entertainment options in and around the Vandalia area.
From our world-class recreation center to our challenging 18-hole golf course to a host of other public and private fitness facilities, Vandalia is a perfect fit for the physically fit.
Whether you’re searching for a friendly family restaurant or a great local pub where you can watch the big game, you’ll find a complete list of Vandalia eateries here.
From the small mom-and-pop shops on Main Street to the large brand-name stores just outside of town, Vandalia is centrally located between dozens of retailers.
Located near the I-75/I-70 interchange, Vandalia is close to a variety of hotels that can fit any budget. Check out our searchable map of local hotels and enjoy your stay.
Whether it’s a small gathering at our gazebo or a convention for thousands at our Airport Exposition Center, we have a venue to accommodate any group.