Chillicothe is a city in Ross County in Southwest Ohio and is the county seat of Ross County. In the 1800's, it was designated as the capital of the "eastern section" of the Northwest Territory. Later the State Constitutional Convention was held in Chillicothe and in 1803, Ohio entered the Union, Chillicothe became the first state capital of Ohio. The name of the City was derived from a Shawnee word meaning "principal town". It is located along the Scioto River and Paint Creek.
SR 23 runs NS - SR 35 runs NW-SE Approx 45 miles South of Columbus.
Port Columbus International Airport, 4600 International Gateway, Columbus. PH:(614)-239-4083  Port Columbus International Airport (IATA: CMH) is served by all the major airlines, with direct flights to most major American cities.
Adena Mansion and Gardens, Adena Road,outside of Chillicothe ph.740-772-1500 Home of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth Govenor of Ohio and one of the states first United States Senators. Quite a place.
Chillocothe Railroad Museum, Corner of Paint and Water Streets. tel. 740-702-7675 Mon.-Fri. 10-4 Sat.- Sun. noon-3 p.m.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, 16062 State Route 104, . A group of 23 earthen mounds originally built by the Hopewell culture, 200 BC to AD 500, destroyed by the US Federal Government to build Fort Sherman in 1913 and then partially rebuilt/restored and turned into a National Historic Park.
James A. Thomas Telephone Museum, 68 East Main St. tel. 740-772-8200 Mon.-Fri.- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 Free.
Dr. John D. Harris Dental Museum, 209 Main Street, Bainbdidge tel. 740-634-2228 Hours vary.
Lucy Hayes Heritage Center, 90 West Sixth St., tel. 740-775-5829 Hours vary.
Majestic Theater, 45 East Second St. Longest running, free standing theater in United States.
Ross County Heritage Center, 45 West Fifth St., tel. 740-772-1936 Hours vary.
Roscoe Village, 381 Hill St., PH:740-622-9310 or 800-877-1830, . Restored Ohio & Erie Canal port village.
Great Seal State Park, 635 Rocky Rd.. 15-site campground, pressurized water, vault latrines, playground, shelterhouse, pet camping, shelterhouse, horse camp, twenty-two miles of trails, hunting, playground equipment, disc golf course, volleyball, basketball, horseshoe court.
Best Western Adena Inn, 1250 N Bridge Street, ☎ +1 740 775-7000 (fax: +1 740 773-1622), .
Holiday Inn Express, 1003 East Main St., ☎ +1 740 779-2424, .
Victoria Manor Bed and Breakfast, 30 Western Avenue, ☎ +1 800-852-1093 or +1-740-775-6424, . checkin: 1:00pm; checkout: 11:59am. $70-$110 USD.
Hampton Inn & Suites' Chillicothe
Country Hearth Inn Chillicothe
Comfort Inn Chillicothe
Christopher Inn And Suite
Scioto Trail State Park, Ross County, south of Chillicothe, east of Route 23 on CR 372. 55 campsites, 40 with electricity, latrines, water, fire rings, picnic tables are provided. A secluded hike-in camp near Stewart Lake has 18 non-electric sites. Two rustic camper cabins are available. Fishing, hunting, twelve miles of hiking trails, 17 miles of bridle trails, nature center, basketball, horseshoe courts, playground, games and sporting equipment to registered campers, basketball, horseshoe courts and volleyball court.
Tar Hollow State Park, east part of Ross County, east of Chillicothe, at 16396 Tar Hollow Road, Laurelville, 71 sites with electrical hookups, 11 non-electric sites, 12 walk-in sites, and 5 primitive sites along a backpack trail. Equipped with showers, laundry facilities, pit latrines and a dump station. The beach is close by. Boating with electric motors only, permitted on the 15-acre Pine Lake. Perfect for canoes and rowboats.