Chillicothe, the first and third capitol of Ohio, is nestled in a beautiful valley along the Scioto River. Home to nearly 30,000, the city serves a broader county and surrounding region.
Through an increasingly vital downtown, historic sector situated next to Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe invites residents and travelers alike.
Once here, you will enjoy a vibrant community that embraces the arts, music, food, and tradition. Whether you enjoy birdwatching or kayaking along our waterways, visiting the National Park Service’s Hopewell Mounds, watching the Chillicothe Paints play summertime baseball, or sit enthralled during an outdoor drama of Tecumseh, Chillicothe has something for you.
With a family-oriented atmosphere, Chillicothe invites participation in local sports, theater, and community events.
Enjoy the many restaurants as well, with cuisine ranging from downhome barbeque to high-quality steaks. With retail located in both the historic downtown and along a growing stretch of shopping centers, you will find what you need. Chillicothe is easy to find, located along either I-35 or I-23. While you are here, come by OUC and stop in for an Open House Friday.
At OUC, we embrace and celebrate the history being Ohio’s first capital along with the cultural heritage of Appalachian Ohio. Some of our favorite places that you might enjoy include: