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One of only about 396 drive-ins left in the United States! The Skyview Drive-In was built in 1948 by the late Carlos Crum. Walt Effinger, an employee of 30 years, purchased the drive-in in April of 1994 from Mr. Crum. Walt continues to maintain the high standards customers have...
The Ridges, formerly called the Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. During its operation, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients including Civil War veterans, children, and violent criminals suffering from various...
Hours: Park - All daylight hours year round. Museum and Gift Shop - Memorial Day Weekend through October 31st on Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Buckeye Furnace is a reconstructed charcoal-fired blast furnace, one of many that once operated in southeastern Ohios Hanging...
Campus Martius Museum houses three floors of historical exhibits focusing on the Northwest Territory and its first settlement, Marietta. Visitors can also tour the Rufus Putnam House and the Ohio Company Land Office. Use the links at right to browse through what Campus Martius has...
The mission of the Roscoe Village Foundation is the preservation, restoration and interpretation of Roscoe's heritage during the Ohio Canal Period. Offering living History Tours, Hands-On activities, Festivals and events, Canal boat rides, shopping, dining, The Gardens of Roscoe,...
HOURS: May - Oct: 12:00 - 5:00 P.M. Daily, Nov - Dec.: 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Wed. - Sun, Jan - Apr: 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Tue. - Sun, Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas. Adults: $4.00, Students: $3.00, Family(2 adults with children 6-18): $11.00, The...
From about 1830 to 1900, the Hanging Rock Iron Region produced the majority of iron within the United States. The iron region is about eight miles wide. It extends through the east part of Scioto (county), and the west part of Lawrence(county), and enters Jackson county on the north,...
The Council promotes and educates visitors on the significant environmental, labor, and African-American history of the coal-mining boomtowns located within the Wayne National Forest region. The towns share their common heritage and cultural arts by sponsoring several festivals,...
Restored birthplace of First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes, Wife of the 19th U.S. President. Ohio's Rutherford B. Hayes. Open for Tours: April - September. Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4pm. Other times by appointment.
America's oldest continuously operating theater. Discover the heritage of this historic building that began as a Masonic Hall and continue to the current day theater. Many top name acts performed on this stage including Bob Hope, Laurel & Hardy, Sophie Tucker, and many more.
Start of Operation 1846. Olive Furnace has a unique arch. The furnace was built with a brick arch to support the boilers. A rear arch enabled the furnace to be charged, but this portion of the structure has fallen away. Evidence of the road leading to the furnace can be found in...
Sep 1 (Sat)
All Caboose Train Ride

11:00 am Departure. Ever wanted to ride a real caboose... Now is your chance. See what it was like riding the rails inside a caboose in our annual all-caboose train. Every so often, the collection of privately-owned cabooses in Nelsonville are opened up to the public and assembled into a special all-caboose train. During the ride, several photo run-bys will......

Cost: $25 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Sep 3 (Mon)
Labor Day Train Ride

1:00 pm Departure. Enjoy a relaxing, narrated train ride with the family round trip to East Logan and return. View the remaining historic sites along the scenic Hocking River Valley, as well as the current industry such as gravel mining and lumber processing.View the remaining historic sights along the scenic Hocking River Valley. The 20-mile ride will last......

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Sep 3 (Mon)
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

9:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Sep 16 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 - 4:00 pm.Due to the popularity of our tours we now require preregistration. This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or -The Ridges,- will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Sep 16 (Sun)
Scalawags and Renegades

9:00 am. The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

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Sep 29 (Sat)
Lakeside Hike

11:00 am Meet the Naturalist at the Rose Lake Dam to walk around Rose Lake.Bring a sack lunch or a snack and a drink as we may stop off for a rest. This hike is approximately 2 miles and Sturdy Shoes is recommended.

Cost: free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Historical

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Sep 30 (Sun)
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

9:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 4 (Thu)
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Oct 26 (Fri)
October Weekday Fall Foliage Train

1:00 pm Thursdays and Fridays in October. Take in the autumn colors of the hills as they pass by your window on the train while you move along the historic Hocking River Valley. Watch the vivid colors of autumn pass by you while you take a train ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Take in the scenery from one of our enclosed coaches or one of our open-air......

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 5 (Fri)
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

10:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 6 (Sat)
Scalawags and Renegades

10:00 amThe Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

more info

Oct 7 (Sun)
Fall Harvest

1:00 - 3:00 pm Help with seasonal harvest activities as the farm prepares for winter. All ages.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

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Oct 12 (Fri)
Birds, Birds and More Birds

1:00 pm. Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A frame bridge to learn about the birds that make Hocking Hills their home. Spend some time learning about the different types of feeders food used to attract song birds to your yard.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 17 (Wed)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

4:00 pmJoin us for for The Athens Asylum Walking Tour, 10/17/18 4:00PM. You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option. Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit card......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 20 (Sat)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

3:00 pmJoin us for for The Athens Asylum Walking Tour, 10/20/18 3:00PM. You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option. Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit card......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 21 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 pmJoin us for for The Athens Asylum Walking Tour, 10/21/18 2:00PM. You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option. Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit card......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 21 (Sun)
Fireside Chat

1:00 pmBundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located by the A frame Bridge at Old Man s Cave to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore and history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Wildlife
Historical

more info

Oct 21 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 - 4:00 pm.Due to the popularity of our tours we now require preregistration. This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or -The Ridges,- will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 24 (Wed)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

4:00 pmJoin us for for The Athens Asylum Walking Tour, 10/24/18 4:00PM. You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option. Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit card......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 27 (Sat)
Pumpkins and Corn

1:00 - 3:00 pm See a display of the many varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash as well as corn, and find out the many ways these products were used on an 1880s farm. All ages.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 31 (Wed)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

4:00 pmJoin us for for The Athens Asylum Walking Tour, 10/31/18 4:00PM. You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option. Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit card......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Nov 18 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 - 4:00 pm.Due to the popularity of our tours we now require preregistration. This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or -The Ridges,- will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Nov 24 (Sat)
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Dec 16 (Sun)
Santa Train

11:00 am and 2:00 pm Departure on Saturdays and Sundays between November 24th and December 16th.6:00 pm Departure on Saturday, Dec 8th and 6:00 pm Departure on Saturday, Dec 15th.A long tradition in the Hocking Valley--the annual Santa Trains. Continue the tradition as Santa visits each child as the train rolls along the valley.Take part in an annual Christmas......

Cost: $14-$18 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 16 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 - 4:00 pm.Due to the popularity of our tours we now require preregistration. This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or -The Ridges,- will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Dec 31 (Mon)
New Years Eve Train and Fireworks

10:30 pm Departure. Ring in the New Year in a unique way. Take the train and watch the fireworks as 2019 is ushered in. Choose from pizza and pop cars or wine and cheese cars.New Years resolution to do something different... Party on the train as you ring in the New Year. Enjoy pizza and pop or wine and cheese during the ride, and watch the fireworks display......

Cost: $20-33 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-753-9531

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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