and Historic Sites
Robert Dafford has helped turn a 2,000 foot concrete
floodwall along the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio,
into an outdoor art gallery depicting the history of
Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Dafford, a native
of Lafayette, LA, is an internationally known muralist
who has over 25 years of experience. His work is on
display throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
The planning stages of the Floodwall
began in 1992 with the formation of the Portsmouth Murals,
Inc. The purpose of the project is to depict the history
of the Portsmouth area, creating one of the world's
single largest mural projects. The section of the floodwall
included in the project is 20 feet high and extends
for 2,200 feet along Front Street in downtown Portsmouth.
find antique shopping at its best in Southern Ohio.
Whether its downtown Portsmouth or one our picturesque
country roads – quaint shops await you. Spend a weekend
browsing Portsmouth’s Historic
and get lost in the nostalgia you find in the antique
and specialty shops. The district bears a strong resemblance
of the town it was in the 1860’s. Antique and specialty
shops also adorn the nearby downtown business district
Walking & Hiking
you're exploring the area on two feet or two wheels,
be sure to follow the scenic road along the Ohio River.
Take time to go to Alexandria Point where the
Ohio and Scioto Rivers meet. If you can, take time
for a picnic or outdoor lunch at Alexandria Point
Park and enjoy the serenity and the view.
has some very pretty residential areas also, so, as
you get your exercise, enjoy the peaceful tree-lined
streets and view a variety of homes and neighborhoods
from historic to contemporary.
State Forest provides a number of marked roads
and trails for walking, hiking and biking. Travel
through the forest and find wild-flower-filled glades,
hilly climbs and phenomenal views from every vantage
point. Enjoy what is truly one of the area's treasures.
Mound: Built between 100 B.C. and 700 A.D., this
is one of the few effigy mounds in Ohio and is the
largest and finest serpent effigy in the United States.
The earthen "serpent" stretches nearly a quarter of
a mile. 36 miles northwest of St. Rt. 73, near Locust
Grove. Call (937) 587-2796.
Park: Horseshoe-shaped Indian burial grounds located
in one of our beautiful city parks on 17th St. in
Mound: Tremper is the historical site where the
famous Indian "stone pipe" artifacts were discovered.
Situated at the southwest junction of Route 73 and
Route 104, six miles from Portsmouth.
Examine and hold timeless articles found throughout
this extraordinary "touching museum." Open 2 p.m.
to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, May through December;
other times by appointment. Donations accepted. Located
at 1926 Waller Street, Portsmouth. Call (740) 354-3760.
Philip Moore, Jr. Stone
back to 1797, this is the oldest house in Scioto
County. The birthplace of Methodism in the county,
also the last remnant of Alexandria. Pioneer furnishings.
On Hill Road, West Portsmouth.
Tours by appointment.
Call (740) 353-5605.
Second Street (Downtown Portsmouth)
88 Rooms * Oscar's Restaurant onsite * Indoor
Pool & Hot Tub * Banquet Facilities *
Convenient Downtown Location (Near Shawnee
Ohio River Road
62 Rooms * Cable TV * Free HBO * Bob Evans
Restaurant On Premises * Outdoor Pool * Close
to Theaters and Shopping
· 62 Rooms * 3 Jacuzzi Suite
* Heated Indoor Pool
Free Hot Breakfast Bar
* Conference Room
* Warm Cookies Every Evening
* Fitness Center
located only minutes from downtown
52 Units * 2 Jacuzzi Suites
* Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
* Free Continental Breakfast
Ohio River Road
47 Regular Rooms * Free Continental Breakfast
* Indoor Pool * Conference Room * Free Access
to Fitness world
State Park Lodge
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
50 Rooms * 25 Cabins * Indoor/Outdoor Pool
* Game Room * Tennis & Basketball Courts
* Banquet Facilities up to 500 * Forest &
Bed & Breakfasts
Bed & Breakfast Inn
Furnace, Ohio 45629
Toll Free 1-888-388-VIEW
meeting and celebrating
on the Ohio River."
Innkeepers: George & Bobbi Sich
Raceway Park Inc.
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Non-Season (740) 858-6661
on the picturesque Ohio River Valley, Portsmouth Raceway
Park is located 1 mile west of Portsmouth off U.S.
Route 52 and State Routes 73 and 104. It is a 3/8
mile clay high banked track with seating for over
4,000 spectators with additional seating of 300 in
the pit area. Regular Saturday night racing format
consists of Late Model, Modified, Street Stocks, and
- Real County! Located five miles west of Lucasville,
the Southern Ohio Opry offers the finest talent from
Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, every Saturday night.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, show begins at 7:00 pm. Call
(740) 259-1195 for more information. Family friendly,
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