• Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama
    Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama
    Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700′s. The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre afford the audience a unique viewing experience...
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  • World Heritage Ohio
    World Heritage Ohio
    The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks were nominated in 2008 to become a World Heritage Site. The Hopewell Culture National Historical Park along with their partners at the Ohio Historical Society (stewards of the Newark Earthworks and Fort Ancient) are organizing...
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  • Adena Mansion & Gardens
    Adena Mansion & Gardens
    Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state’s first U. S. Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there...
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  • Ross County Heritage Center
    Ross County Heritage Center
    The Ross County Historical Society was founded in 1896 to commemorate the centennial of the founding of Chillicothe Ohio and to preserve and promote the study of the history of the city, Ross County and the surrounding region...
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  • Pump House Art Gallery
    Pump House Art Gallery
    The Pump House Center for the Arts is housed in the former Pump House of the Chillicothe Water and Sewer Co. The Pump House was constructed in 1883 as a municipal pumping station for distribution of water from the deep well field located in Yoctangee Park...
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  • Majestic Theatre
    Majestic Theatre
    The Majestic Theatre is the oldest continuously operating theatre in America. The building of the Masonic Hall on the present site of the Majestic Theatre (in 1853) marked the beginning of better entertainment in Chillicothe...
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  • Downtown Chillicothe
    Downtown Chillicothe
    Nathanial Massie came to the Ohio country in 1788 to survey the lands for the government. In 1976, along with a group of settlers, they embarked up the Scioto River for the purpose of establishing a new settlement along the banks of that river...
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  • State Parks
    State Parks
    Ross County is the only location in Ohio where you can find 5 State Parks and a National Park all in one county! Our State Parks are excellent for the outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, boating and hunting...
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  • Biking & Hiking
    Biking & Hiking
    Ross County has miles of trails for biking and hiking! Ross County is home to 5 State Parks that lets you enjoy the beauty of southern Ohio during your ride or walk. Trails vary from gentle trails for the beginners or more advance trails for the expert...
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  • Yoctangee Park
    Yoctangee Park
    Yoctangee Park is 48 acres located downtown adjacent to the Historic First Capital District. This is a community park for both active and passive enjoyment. Amenities include: softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, shelter houses...
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  • Railroad Museum
    Railroad Museum
    Love Trains? Enjoy train museums? How about a train museum in a caboose? Come visit the Chillicothe Railroad Museum, housed inside two retired cabooses! You can explore train travel from the past and learn about the purpose of cabooses in early days of train travel...
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  • Downtown Chillicothe
    Downtown Chillicothe
    Downtown Chillicothe offers some of the best opportunities for shopping local, enjoying local flavors, and beautiful architecture. When you walk through downtown Chillicothe you’ll be able to step through time and see how architecture has changed throughout the eras...
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  • Chillicothe Paints Baseball
    Chillicothe Paints Baseball
    The Chillicothe Paints are a member of the top collegiate wood bat league in the country, The Prospect League. The Prospect League fields teams in cities throughout Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia and Missouri...
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  • Canoeing & Kayaking
    Canoeing & Kayaking
    There are many trips to choose from as you plan your water adventure through Southern Ohio & Ross County’s best canoe and kayak location. With varying water levels throughout the season it’s great for the beginner to the advanced canoe or kayak enthusiast...
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  • Golfing
    Golfing
    Golfing is a favorite of Ross County citizens and we welcome you to play along at one of our many area courses that are for golfers of all skill levels. Ross County is home to 6 golf courses with 5 located right in Chillicothe and another course located just west of Chillicothe...
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  • Amish Culture
    Amish Culture
    Chillicothe may not be well known for an Amish culture; however, other communities in Ross County have an active Amish and Mennonite cultures. Northwest of Chillicothe is Frankfort, Ohio which features an Amish church and a deli and bakery...
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A perfect match between old & new

We want to welcome you to Ross County! We hope you feel well-received as you experience the beauty of our rolling hills, explore our rich history, and take part in all of the unique experiences that Chillicothe and Ross County have to offer. This is truly Where To Be! Located in Southern Ohio, Ross County is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Region of America. Chillicothe serves as the County Seat of Ross County with over 75,000 residents living and working within the county. We still celebrate the “hometown” feel even with over 700 square miles of land. Ross County offers 5 State Parks, 1 National Park, and many other areas for outdoor recreation. With several family-owned restaurants you will easily discover the local flavors of Chillicothe and surrounding communities. Throughout the year, Ross County hosts a variety of events that are great for the whole family. We hope you stay with us for a while! If you would like travel assistance or help with planning your visit, please call us at 740-702-ROSS (7677).

Nominated to become a World Heritage Site
Bring your bow during whitetailed deer season
Visit the oldest continuously operating theatre