Enjoy Our Town

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.

EntertainmentVandalia, Ohio Entertainment

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.

FitnessVandalia, Ohio Rec Center Running Track

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.

DiningVandalia, Ohio Dining

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.

Shopping and RetailVandalia, Ohio Retail

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.

HotelsVandalia, Ohio Hotels

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.

Gathering SpacesVandalia, Ohio Gathering Spaces

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.