The past comes alive in historic Metamora, a quaint 1830's canal town centered around the only covered wooden aqueduct in North America. With over 100 shops and attractions, Metamora is a destination for those interested in arts and crafts.
Tourists beat a path to this charming hamlet that features the historic Whitewater Canal with its working locks. Experience history by riding the horse drawn canal boat, or by watching grain being stone ground at the working gristmill, powered by the water power of the nearby canal. Visitors can feed the ducks, take a horse drawn buggy ride, shop in the unique specialty stores and eat in the snack shops, sandwich, and restaurants that abound in historic Metamora. Many of the shops are housed in buildings built at the turn of the century that follow the tradition of combining shop and residence under one roof. Housing styles outside the historic town include country farm homes and traditional older homes.
30 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Metamora is just 15 minutes off of Interstate 74. US 52 is the primary route through the downtown. St. Rt. 101, and St. Rt. 1 offer access to all the town's charms.
McCullough Hyde Regional Medical Center on St. Rt. 101 provides diagnostic and treatment services. Rush Memorial Hospital in nearby Rushville, Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville, Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg and Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville are the closest community hospitals. Hospitals in Cincinnati are an hour drive away.
With over 100 shops operating whenever the flags are flying out front, Metamora has a lot of choices! For the more basic shopping needs, nearby Brookville meets most necessities.
Various fairs, festivals, music and events keep life in Metamora hopping. Ranging from the Morel (Mushroom) Madness Festival in April through Canal Days in October, and the historic Old Fashioned Christmas Walk held late November and December weekends, Indiana's most popular festivals have kept this small town nominated as one of the top 100 Attractions in North America. The rushing White Water River provides water sport recreation, with Brookville Lake nearby providing boaters, hikers and fisherman plenty of activities year round. Train enthusiasts hop aboard the picturesque Whitewater Valley Railroad.