Spend an afternoon exploring the downtown square in the seat of Butler County. The David City Downtown Square is a central hub of retail, dining, art, and education. Many historic buildings still adorn the square today, including the Historic Thorpe Opera House. At the heart of the square is the Butler County Courthouse. This modern, single story building was constructed in 1964, after the three-story brick courthouse was torn down. Much of the older architecture can still be seen in the facades and rooftops of the downtown businesses.
Explore the many shops the downtown area has to offer – antiques, collectibles, flowers, gifts, home improvement, automotive and hardware items can all be found around the square. For the art enthusiast, spend a few hours on a guided tour of Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art’s latest exhibit. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants within walking distance. Take some time to work off some steam at the downtown fitness centers, or if the weather is nice, take a stroll along the brick-laid city streets. Finish off the evening with a drink and maybe even some live entertainment at one of the squares Bar & Grills.
And of course, visitor information can be found by stopping by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce Office, located on the southeast side of the square. The Chamber is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, and can help with business and tourism information, lodging questions, and community event information.