Best Hometown: Chillicothe

Welcome to Chillicothe, Ohio! Awarded Best Hometown of Ohio’s southeastern region by Ohio Magazine for 2021-2022.

Ohio Magazine Best Hometown

The magazine’s editors chose Chillicothe for its beautiful downtown, strong sense of community, and historic destinations that tell our state’s story.”

Since 2006, Ohio Magazine has annually recognized places that reflect the values that make our state a great place to live: community spirit, education, entertainment, health & safety, business environment, and culture & heritage. Each year, nominations are accepted from readers and website visitors. Editorial staff makes the selections after much research and discussion.

Attend the downtown Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on November 19, 2021 for the official announcement and kick-off of the celebration of the Best Hometown designation. Joining the ceremony will be Ohio Magazine editor, Jim Vickers and staff members. Stay after the ceremony to enjoy the festivities of the season in downtown Chillicothe.

Make plans to visit Chillicothe and Ross County this year to experience what makes it a Best Hometown. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the epic “Tecumseh!” Outdoor Drama and the centennial milestone for Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

Make plans to visit Chillicothe and Ross County this year to experience what makes it a Best Hometown. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the epic “Tecumseh!” Outdoor Drama and the centennial milestone for Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama
Local Flavor
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Shopping
Adena Mansion & Gardens
Hiking & Biking
Majestic Theatre
Ross County Heritage Center
Pump House
State Parks
Coffee Shops
Mighty Childrens Museum
Chillicothe Paints
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Start planning your visit by requesting a copy of the official Ross County Visitors Guide. Within the pages you’ll find more information on what to see and do in Ross County. Click the image below to request your free copy.

Ross County Visitors Guide
Ohio Magazine Best Hometown Chillicothe

The Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau will have copies of the commemorative issue of the Best Hometown issue of Ohio Magazine on sale while supplies last. Stop by the Bureau at 230 N. Plaza Blvd. to purchase your copy!

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