Spring is finally here! That means tourism season is here as well. Our local attractions will begin reopening and welcoming visitors back to Ross County.
On April 1st The Ross County Heritage Center reopened for the season. Tours will be available that will take you through Chillicothe and Ross County’s heritage and includes exhibits on Native American artifacts, Camp Sherman history, antique vehicles, and much more! They also have a Spring Speaker Series. For more details visit the Ross County Historical Society website.
Adena Mansion & Gardens will be having their Spring Awakening to welcome Spring with special events throughout the day as life returns to the gardens and grounds of Thomas Worthington’s Adena Mansion & Gardens. There will be a family friendly nature walk, performances by area musicians, the Talking Petals Project, and children’s craft lesson are all included in the activities offered at the annual Spring Awakening. For more details on this event visit our events calendar listing.
The Lucy Hayes Heritage Center will be opening for the season this Friday, April 7th. This four room, center hall Federal Style home is the birthplace of Lucy Ware Webb, who became the wife and helpmate of the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes. They will be available for tours every Friday & Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. More details about this historical can be found on their webpage.
Joining these attractions soon for the season will be the Chillicothe Railroad Museum. 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. Don’t miss this unique museum that, of course, includes a model train. They will reopen this May. For more information on hours and more contact us at 740-702-7677.
Tecumseh Outdoor Drama will begin their season on June 9th this year and will run until September 3rd. 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. Sit beneath the stars as sheer spectacle surrounds you with a herd of galloping horses, live military cannon in action, and the most dazzling battle sequences offered on the American stage. For ticket information and more please visit the Tecumseh Outdoor Drama website.
Of course as always check out our events calendar for daily events to find out more of the fun going on here in Ross County!