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Chillicothe has been designated Best Hometown of the southeastern Ohio region for 2021-2022 by Ohio Magazine. "The magazine's editors chose Chillicothe for its beautiful downtown, strong sense of community, and historic destinations that tell our state's story."

Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
"TECUMSEH!" OUTDOOR DRAMA

50th Anniversary! 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.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park offers views of magnificent earthworks that were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Soon to be designated a World Heritage site.

Local Flavor
LOCAL FLAVOR

Finding the answer to “What’s for dinner?” has never been easier! In Ross County there are so many choices for cuisine. There is a wide variety of food choices for even the pickiest eater!

Adena Mansion
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 United States Senators. The house is one of only three houses designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe still standing in the country.

Chillicothe Paints
CHILLICOTHE PAINTS

Visit the V.A. Memorial Stadium, home to the Chillicothe Paints, to enjoy an evening of America's pastime. The Chillicothe Paints are a member of the top collegiate wood bat league in the country, The Prospect League.

Ross County Heritage Center
ROSS COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER

The Ross County Heritage Center offers exhibits including Native American artifacts, early vehicles of Chillicothe, military memorabilia, and many other significant documents to Chillicothe and Ohio within three museums and a library.

Hiking & Biking
TRAILS OF ROSS COUNTY

Are you looking for a place to get some fresh air and get away from it all? There are over 200-miles waiting to be explored by foot, horseback, bike or paddle.

Chillicothe Trolley
CHILLICOTHE TROLLEY

New in 2022 is the Chillicothe Trolley. The trolley runs on various routes throughout the year across different areas of the city. Find out when and where you can catch a ride on the trolley.

Shopping
SHOP LOCAL

Uncover hidden treasure in Chillicothe's downtown historic district as you shop for friends or yourself!
Throughout Ross County you can also find Amish and Mennonite Bakeries to fulfill your need for sweets and pastries.

Majestic Theatre
MAJESTIC THEATRE

The Majestic Theatre is marked by the iconic arch spanning Second Street. The Majestic, built in 1853, is the oldest continuously operating theatre in America.

Pump House Center for the Arts
PUMP HOUSE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

A group of artists, preservationists, and an attorney formed a coalition to restore and preserve the building. The rooms were transformed into a beautiful art gallery where works could be displayed and gift shop to support the organization.

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!

Coffee Shops
COFFEE HOUSES & BAKERIES

Coffee is a must for many travelers and finding a good coffee shop is often the first item on their list! Fortunately for those individuals, Ross County has several phenomenal establishments where the coffee is hot and the service is warm and welcoming.

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.

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.

Mighty Children's Museum
MIGHTY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

The Mighty Children's Museum provides hands on interactive learning experiences to engage children, parents and families to learn, bond and have fun together.

Railroad Museum
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.

Amish Culture
AMISH CULTURE

Chillicothe may not be well known for an Amish culture; however, other communities in Ross County have active Amish and Mennonite communities.

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A PERFECT MATCH BETWEEN OLD & NEW

Welcome to Ross County and Chillicothe, your premier southern Ohio destination of historical sites, great outdoors and hospitality. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Region of America, Ross County offers outdoor enthusiasts 5 State Parks, 1 National Park and over 200 miles of trails to explore. Our historical sites will take you through time from over 2,000 years ago with the pre-historic cultures that created magnificent, ancient earthworks to the founding of Chillicothe and life in the 19th century. Whether you’re searching for a weekend getaway or a family vacation, Ross County is open and ready to accommodate your visit. Choose from hotels, cabins or bed & breakfast locations to relax and unwind from your busy life. Don’t forget to check out the special events, festivals, shopping and all of the local flavors that make communities in Ross County special!  If you would like travel assistance or a complimentary copy of our visitors guide, please call us at (740) 702-7677.

Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks
World Heritage Ohio
Family Friendly Festivals
Family-Fun Festivals
Self-Guided Walking Tours

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