Come to Play
Milan offers visitors numerous recreational opportunities and tells a rich tale of automotive history. Visitors will enjoy the spectrum of recreational opportunities available. Afterward, we invite you to dine at one of the area's home-style restaurants or browse our unique collection of shops.
- KC Campground. 14048 Sherman Road, tel. 439-1076.
- Yorktown Golf Center. 3560 Willis Road, tel. 429-3691.
- Automobile National Heritage Area. A stop on the Ford Heritage Trail, Milan has a rich history in the development of Ford's cottage industries. There are two structures still in existence today: the Old Grist Mill, which was restored by Henry Ford (15 Neckel Street, 439-1549) and the Milan Village Industrial Mill (147 Wabash Street).
- The Hack House Museum, 775 County Street. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hack House was built circa 1888 in the Queen Anne style by Olive Friend, and was occupied by William and Mary Hack by 1895. William was the son of pioneer settler Bethuel Hack. In 1905, the house was passed on to his son James and his wife Daisy, who lived in the house for 72 years. The Milan Historical Society has maintained the house and grounds as a museum since 1980, when it was donated by the Owens-Illinois Corporation. The Society opens the museum for periodic open houses; appointments can also be arranged. For details, phone 439-7522.
- The Old Milan Grist Mill. Located on Wabash Street.
- The Old Fire Barn, East Main and County Streets, was recently restored and now houses the Chamber offices.
- A walking tour is available to view the exterior of Milan's many charming historical homes.
- City Softball Park, Gump Lake Drive. This 9-acre park offers softball diamonds, walking and bike paths.
- Middle School Park, South Platt Road. This four-acre park offers tennis courts and softball diamond.
- Nature Park, South Platt Road. Softball diamond, soccer field, picnic area with pavilion and charcoal grills, playground equipment and horseshoe pits included in this eleven-acre park.
- Sanford Road Park, Sanford Road between East Arkona and Milan-Oakville Roads. This 139-acre park includes a radio-controlled model airplane area, horse show arena, jogging trail and pheasant habitat.
- Wilson Memorial Park, Wabash Street. This 35-acre park located within downtown Milan offers covered picnic area with charcoal grills, playground equipment and tot-lot, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, walking and biking paths and softball and baseball areas.
- Milan Parks & Recreation Department, 34 Neckel Court, tel. 439-1549. Offers a wide range of recreation programs, classes, and activities throughout the year.
- Milan R/C Flyers, Milans organization for radio-controlled model aviation enthusiasts. See milanflyers.org for details.
- Milan Youth League, P. O. Box 86, tel. 439-3519. Offers youth sports leagues.
- Milan Youth Soccer Club, www.milansoccer.net
- Milan High School, 200 Big Red Drive, tel. 439-5000.