A few months ago I learned about Artesian Wells and Natural Spring via a travel blogger group on Facebook. Since my interest was peaked I figured I would search to see if one was within a day trip of our house. Low and behold there was a natural spring within a short drive of my house right in Vandalia. I knew the street name Alkaline Spring but never thought about why the street was named.
Princess and I were just up the road getting our van repaired when I realized how close we were to Alkaline Springs and zipped down the road for a visit. We knew that we might not be able to see anything as the museum complex wasn’t technically open. We were in luck! A handful of volunteers were on site working on landscaping and gardening.
We were allowed in the Spring House and we even got to taste the fresh spring water.
The water was delicious. We were told that the ph was even better then most commercial bottle water. I was a little disappointed that the Spring House had been remodeled and looked very modern. I expected it to be more old-fashioned then what it currently is.
We took pictures of the signs on the counter inside the Spring House to let you know how much it costs to purchase a gallon of water if you are in the area.
A log cabin was on the property but we only saw the outside. I bet it would be neat to go back and tour the inside when it’s open.
The one room school house from Brown School Road was moved to this site a while back.
The Hoottinger House is a large two-story brick homestead that was donated to the Historical Society of Vandalia Butler.
Today is Day 14 of our local travel challenge be sure to check out all the details. Each day is open for other family travel bloggers to participate in #30Places30Days. If you missed yesterday’s post, then hop on over and read all about Covered Bridges Miami County, Ohio.
Reverend Shiva Gelsamina says
Thank you for posting this! Are used to get water from this lovely little place in the 70s when I was a teenager. We would go and do yoga in the green grassy lawn near the pond. The relative of the original owner would draw water for us and we would fill our 5 gallon jugs. TheRelative who was a granddaughter I believe , was always eager to recap The healing Power of the spring. I think it was five cents a gallon at the time if I remember right. I was born in Dayton so if I do ever return to visit I will definitely go and partake of the fresh air and great water.
Thanks again, Gelsamina