AXE THROWING You don’t have to be a lumberjack to enjoy the hot new trend of axe throwing. Join us at Southern Ohio’s exciting new venue to split some wood. Private axe throwing. Sixty minutes of lane rental includes safety education and instruction from their staff. Two thrower minimum six throwers maximum per lane.
A snap of the fingers confirms that bell clear acoustic quality inside the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre. The Ariel is home to the Ohio Valley Symphony, the only professional orchestra in the southeast Ohio area. This restored 1895 opera house is host to professional and amateur performances and presentations year round with a
A local urban escape where you and your friends, can celebrate special occasions, get creative, mix up your weekly routine and complete a wall-worthy sign while having fun. We offer family friendly workshops, girls night out, drop in and paint, as well as private events! Friendly trained instructors guide you step by step, you choose
Cliffside Golf Course offers eighteen challenging holes, with four sets of tees, which tests all skill levels and provides an exceptional golfing experience. Founded in 1988, Cliffside was designed by golf course architect Jack Kidwell.
The Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library offers a variety of services to the community such as Homebound Delivery of Library Materials, Books Clubs for Adults and Teens, Dial-A-Story, Book-A-Bike Program and so much more. For a complete list of available services, visit their website at www.bossardlibrary.org.
Some might say that fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Gallia County and we agree! Fall events to the great outdoors, there is always something going on. Come on down and #VisitGallia!
This inclusive community event is held on the first Friday of the month, May-Sept. It features a unique shop and stroll experience in historic and beautiful Downtown Gallipolis with extended businesses hours and special deals at local shops and restaurants. Over 70 artisan vendors and pop-up shops line Second Avenue, Court and State Street, plus food
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING Friday-Saturday-Sunday 8AM-5PM April 14-15-16May 12-13-14June 9-10-11July 7-8-9September 8-9-10October 13-14-15 November 10-11-12 December 8-9-10 There is so much to discover at the French 500 Flea Market and Craft Show! Plants, antiques, collectibles, toys, handmade items, tools, food, and much, much more! Vendor Information
The French Art Colony is a regional multi-arts center dedicated to supporting arts education and cultural enrichment in our communities. For more than 50 years, the French Art Colony has woven creative threads throughout the diverse area connecting people in a colorful celebration of life. Housed in an 1855 Greek Revival home, “Riverby,” the Art
The Gallia County Genealogical Society, OGS Chapter, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization. Our main goal is to help researchers and to preserve the records of Gallia County by copying or transcribing and compiling whatever is necessary.
The purpose of the Gallia County Historical Society’s is to bring the community the resources that have been so painstakingly gathered to reflect the history of Gallipolis and the surrounding Gallia County. The group hopes to be able to help with area residents and its visitors in gathering the history of the families that came
The NEW Gallia Grown Farmers and Makers Market, where local farms, homemade eats, and crafted artisan goods come together to create a vibrant atmosphere of celebration. Here, you’ll find the freshest produce, harvested from nearby farms. On top of the farm fresh produce, you’ll find a wide variety of locally crafted artisan goods, such as
Previous Next November 23rd-January 8th The best holiday escape in southeastern Ohio is “Gallipolis In Lights”, a holiday light display that is guaranteed to lift your holiday spirits this year. Thousands of lights fill the Gallipolis City Park from dusk till dawn, November 23rd – January 8th. Created each year by a group of dedicated
NOW OPEN! The Gallipolis Hocking Valley Railroad Freight Station, 918 Third Avenue, was built in 1901. The station remained a bustling freight depot for the area through the ownership of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway as well as the Baltimore and Ohio and the Chessie System. The station was closed by CSX in late 1981.
15 miles of single track nestled in the shadow of Bob Evans Farm and the University of Rio Grande. Completely volunteer maintained this noodle bowl of trails offers premier hiking and mountain biking. This is a no horse or motorized vehicle area. Previous Next
The John Gee Black Historical Center is a cultural and educational center to insure the preservation of tradition, culture, crafts, music and art of the African Americans in Southeastern Ohio and to educate our diverse people about African-American traditions and about the past and present contributions of African-Americans to this country.
The Lambert Lands Memorial is dedicated to thirty ex-slaves freed by slave holder Charles Lambert Jr. of Bedford County, Virginia, in his last will and testament. In 1843, the group migrated northward, crossed the Ohio River and settled on 365.5 acres in Morgan Township in Gallia County, Ohio. Gallia County had more than one major
Located in the midst of one of the largest Welsh-American settlements in North America, the Madog Center for Welsh Studies has established a Resource Center which helps to support its mission. In this endeavor, the center is unique in the United States and Canada. The center fosters an understanding and appreciation for Welsh heritage and
Located in rural Gallia County, the Merry Family Winery is housed in the former Jewell Evans Grist Mill. The winery is family owned and operated as well as the vineyards. Come and sample their handcrafted wines and sit a spell on the front porch rockers. The winery has rooms available for large groups. It’s a
Mound Hill Cemetery, also known as Fortification Hill, overlooks Gallipolis, West Virginia and the Ohio River. The cemetery dates back to 1880 and has at least two of the founding French 500 buried there. The plaque on the gates in the cemetery lists the names of thirty Revolutionary soldiers who were buried in Gallia County.
The Tattoo Museum displays art and artifacts stretching back to the beginning of electric tattooing. Flash from that collection is offered, shoulder to shoulder with cutting-edge machinery and chemistry.
The Our House Tavern was established in 1819 by Henry Cushing and his sister Elizabeth Cushing Foster. It was run as a tavern and inn to travelers. The tavern also served as a gathering place for the local people so that they might get the latest news and discuss current events with the travelers. Today, it
There’s something about oven-baked dough with tomato sauce and cheese that is so classic and yet, youthful. Journey along the Gallia County Pathway to Pizza to discover how this time-honored dish comes in many forms and flavors. A trip to Gallia County wouldn’t be complete without grabbing a slice at any of these dough-slinging eateries!
The Pine Street Cemetery was established around 1790. The most interesting monuments are those of the original French 500 settlers and Congressman Vinton for whom, in 1850, Ohio’s Vinton County was named. Some of the early gravestones remaining in the cemetery today are inscribed with dates of deaths as early as 1815, Many older headstones
Situated in the foothills of Southeastern Ohio, Raccoon Creek County Park is bordered on the north by Raccoon Creek, the stream formerly called “Etha Petha,” the Shawnee word for raccoon. To the south lie hills and upland fields adjacent to the historic Popular Knob. The park showcases 700 acres of both natural areas and recreation
Market vendors offer spring plants and produce throughout the summer and market season, but they also have jams, jellies, artisan bread, jewelry, goat milk soaps and lotions, jewelry, dog treats, sweet treats, honey, and more. All products are handmade or hand-grown around the Rio Grande area. Opening Day with food truck Naughty Lobstah: May 6th
Summer Museum Days are here! 📚✨ Enjoy a day full of exploration as you learn about the fascinating history of Gallia County. 🤩 From trains to black history, there are so many ways to discover something new and make unforgettable memories. 🧐 We’re also excited to have Bossard Memorial Library join us for a special
Discover the delectable treats of Gallia County! Ice creams, pies, cakes, and more can be found along the Sweets Stroll. These locally owned mouthwatering restaurants will have you ordering dessert first and counting calories later. A trip to Gallia County wouldn’t be complete without hitting any stops along the Sweets Stroll. Be sure to share
The Artisan Shoppe, Studio & Gallery is a state of the art facility in Gallipolis. You can find high quality, handmade products from local artisans, choose from a variety of classes to take or utilize our open art studio, and enjoy our monthly galleries. Retro Bros. is located in the Gallipolis, Ohio area, but we
The Serpent’s Bones is a collection of touring routes that can be followed as made, combined, or even bisected, for hours and days of riding, driving, or bicycling on paved routes not limited to state routes. These routes have been lovingly crafted by a local writer, storyteller, and teacher with a passion for the area and
The Village of Adamsville was first settled in 1800, when Adam Rickabaugh, a Revolutionary War veteran, brought his family from Virginia to the valley that he had seen while in service. He applied to the federal government for this land with his bounty from war. His deed is signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary
What began as a gesture of love with the planting of a few grapevines has led to a family vineyard built upon four generations of land stewardship. Come out, sip, relax and make some wonderful memories.
Come Play with us! Inflatable Aqua Park in the heart of Gallipolis, Ohio with new attractions coming annually! Kids to adults and babies too! You will love being launched from the blast bag or hanging out on the beach while watching the kids play or playing with your littles in the smaller kids area right