Family Fun

Athens County is the perfect family getaway destination. With so much to do, you're sure to find something to please every member of the family.

Adventures for the Entire Family!

Athens County is a family's playground, bursting with fun-filled adventures kids of all ages will enjoy. Take a train ride into the past, a scenic hike, a bike ride along the Hocking River, or tour the first college campus in the Northwest Territory.

Athenian Berean Community Players

Athenian Berean Community Players

ABC Players is a nonprofit volunteer organization with a core of about thirty talented, dedicated members

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Athens City Pool

Athens City Pool

Beat the heat with a trip to the Athens City Pool, open seasonally May - August.

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Athens County Accessible Geotrail

Athens County Accessible Geotrail

NO MORE COINS! However, caches are still active.

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Athens County Historical Society & Museum

Athens County Historical Society & Museum

History buffs and the slightly curious alike can enjoy the Athens County Historical Society and Museum. With fantastic exhibits year round there are always new stories to discover.

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Athens County History Geotrail

Athens County History Geotrail

There are NO coins left for the History GeoTrail! However, caches are still active and you can complete the puzzle for fun.

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Athens County Traditional Geotrail

Athens County Traditional Geotrail

NO MORE COINS! However, caches are still active.

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Bird Arena (Ice Skating)

Bird Arena (Ice Skating)

Feel like ice skating? Ohio University's Bird Arena offers recreational ice skating and skate rental.

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Dow's Rollarena

Dow's Rollarena

Dow's Rollarena in Nelsonville offers open skating sessions for roller and inline skaters. It can also be rented out for your special event.

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Eclipse Company Town

Eclipse Company Town

An old mining town, The Eclipse Company Town is just two miles north of Athens and Ohio University off of US 33 and Johnson Road near The Plains. Or ditch the car and take the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway straight there.

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Fast Traxx Motoplex

Fast Traxx Motoplex

Have a need for speed? Fast Traxx Motoplex has got it! Off-road motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles race before your eyes on Supercross, Motorcross, and Grand Prix courses.

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Fiber Fun Studio

Fiber Fun Studio

Anyone can learn to create fiber arts at Fiber FUN Studio! They offer supplies and classes to support the artistic dreams and needs of weavers, knitters, crocheters, and other fiber artists.

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Hocking Hills Adventure Trek

Hocking Hills Adventure Trek

The BEST way to experience the Hocking Hills? With the Hocking Hills Adventure Adventure Trek! Choose from guided hikes, rappelling adventures, Shawnee Storytelling treks, and Naturalists-on-the-Go! See the permit-only areas of the Hocking Hills and other areas in Southeast Ohio.

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Hocking Hills Tourism Association

Hocking Hills Tourism Association

From the moment you enter these lush, rolling hills, you sense that you've arrived someplace remarkable. The scenery is simply dazzling. Deep craggy gorges carry hikers down hundreds of feet along gorgeous scenic trails.

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Hutchison Horsedrawn Wagon Rides

Hutchison Horsedrawn Wagon Rides

John Hutchison raises Percheron horses on his farm in Vinton County. He offers a variety of wagon rides for festivals, tours, holiday celebrations and more.

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Little Cities of Black Diamonds

Little Cities of Black Diamonds

Many of Southeast Ohio's coal mining boom towns still stand today. Tour the Little Cities of Black Diamonds and discover Athens County's rich past. Glouster, Trimble, Millfield, Sugar Creek and Buchtel are just a few of the little cities that were once flourishing economic centers for coal miners and their families.

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Nelsonville Water Park

Beat the heat with a trip to the Nelsonville Water Park, open seasonally May - August.

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Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery

Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery

The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery is a hands-on, exploratory museum located in The Market on State.

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Ohio Valley Summer Theater

Ohio Valley Summer Theater

From Peter Pan to Inherit the Wind, the Ohio Valley Summer Theater has been wowing audiences for over 55 years.

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Putt People First Miniature Golf Course

Putt People First Miniature Golf Course

Putt People First is an eighteen-hole miniature golf course featuring hole obstacles unique to its Athens County sponsors. This game is a fun family experience unlike any other. And what's more, all proceeds benefit those with autism or other developmental disabilities.

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Quilt Barn Tour

Quilt Barn Tour

Don't forget your camera when you head out for the beautiful Quilt Barn Tour. No matter the season, the Quilt Barn Tour makes the perfect afternoon getaway. You'll see historic barns with quilt blocks painted by area artists and community groups, and all while driving on the scenic back roads of Athens County.

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Robbins Crossing

Robbins Crossing

A completely restored 1850'-era Ohio Village, Robbins Crossing is an interactive way to give yourself or the kids a great history lesson. Talk to villagers, watch the blacksmith at work, or stop into the General Store.

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Rollerbowl Lanes

Rollerbowl Lanes

Rollerbowl Lanes features open bowling, youth and adult league bowling, and pool tournaments.

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Skyline Speedway

Skyline Speedway

If you're looking for racing, Skyline Speedway is the place to be. The 3/8 mile, high banked track features 410 Sprints, Super Late Model, Street Stock, AMRA Modified, Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder races.

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Smoke Rise Ranch Resort

Smoke Rise Ranch Resort

Stop at the Smoke Rise Ranch for a quick horseback ride and you may not want to leave.

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The Ridges Outdoor Challenge Course

The Ridges Outdoor Challenge Course

Looking for a great team-building group activity? Try Ohio University Outdoor Pursuits' Challenge Course at The Ridges.

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Touch the Earth Adventures

Touch the Earth Adventures

Touch the Earth Adventures is an outdoor adventure experience created to inspire people to be in tune with our Earth through hiking, kayaking and cycling expeditions. Make new friends and lifetime memories through guided day- and weekend-long trips.

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