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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]ARC OF APPALACHIA[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1957″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Arc of Appalachia protects the rich diversity of life within North America’s Great Eastern Forest.  The Arc currently stewards fifteen preserve regions and operates three visitors centers.  Make sure to visit the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Fort Hill, or Serpent Mound for a breathtaking dose of the great outdoors and a glimpse into the diverse history of our amazing valley home.   ARC WEBSITE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]SEIP EARTHWORKS[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1958″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]This large earthwork complex contains a low embankment forming a small circle and an irregular circle and a square, all connected and enclosing about 121 acres. Within the enclosure is a large elliptical mound, three smaller conjoined mounds, several small mounds, and several structure outlines found through excavations. It is estimated that the large mound was originally 240 feet long, 160 feet wide, and 30 feet high.  SEIP WEBSITE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]ADENA MANSION[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1959″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state’s first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings.  ADENA WEBSITE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]HOPEWELL CULTURAL NATIONAL PARK[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1961″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage.  Come learn about these sacred spaces and reflect upon the lives of these American Indians.  HOPEWELL WEBSITE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]BAINBRIDGE DENTAL MUSEUM[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1963″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The school Dr. Harris founded was short lived. By 1830 he had moved to nearby Chillicothe, abandoning his practice and leaving behind a group of nine students. Although small, this group played an important role in the future of dental education. Two of the students went on to form the first two dental colleges in the United States. Thus, the Dr. John Harris Dental Museum has been designated “The Cradle of Dentistry.”  MUSEUM WEBSITE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]TECUMSEH DRAMA[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1964″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s. TECUMSEH! has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.  TECUMSEH WEBSITE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]MYSTICAL RETREAT CHEESECAKE[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1965″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Over 50 different flavors of Cheesecake! All baked homemade by a family, not a factory. We even make most of the topping from scratch. Sold by the slice. We also have whole cheesecakes, 6″ & 12″, and cheesecake cupcakes!  MYSTICAL WEBSITE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]VISITORS BUREAU OF HIGHLAND COUNTY[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”350″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Highland County resides in the southeastern portion of Ohio. It is mainly a rural county, with less than a percent of it is urban. According to the United States Census Bureau, Highland County is approximately 558 square miles: 553 square miles of land and 5 square miles of water. The largest body of water in Highland County is the Rocky Fork Lake. Click here for more information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]STATE PARKS[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1967″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Paxton Theatre is within 15 miles of three state parks and lakes.  No trip to Bainbridge would be complete without swinging by one of our beautiful lakes for some boating, hiking, or a picnic.

ROCKY FORK LAKE

PAINT CREEK LAKE

PIKE LAKE

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]ROSS-CHILLICOTHE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”346″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]We want to welcome you to Ross County! We hope you feel well-received as you experience the beauty of our rolling hills, explore our rich history, and take part in all of the unique experiences that Chillicothe and Ross County have to offer. This is truly Where To Be! Located in Southern Ohio, Ross County is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Region of America. Click here for more information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]FALL FESTIVAL OF LEAVES[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”344″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Fall Festival of Leaves is an October celebration of the beauty of season and region. Festivities include arts, crafts, entertainment, flea markets, midways, parades, pedal tractor pull, and an opportunity to experience times past. The Fall Festival of Leaves is held the third weekend in October. Click here for more information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]PAINT VALLEY SKYLINE DRIVES[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”345″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Traverse a selection of Skyline Drives from the Fall Festival of Leaves selections:

Click HERE for the official Skyline Drive map.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]