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Marietta and Southeast Region

Marietta and Southeast Region

Marietta is a charming historic river town where relaxing on the riverbank or walking through downtown offers endless entertainment. Explore more of the area with trips to neighboring cities like Athens – home to Ohio University. Southeast Ohio is a dream come true for nature lovers with lush landscapes and rolling foothills. This region is home to 15 state parks, three nature preserves, seven state forests, 14 hunting and fishing areas, and the Muskingum and Ohio rivers. 

Must See: Step back in time at the Campus Martinus Museum. Visit the Ohio River Museum. Ride the river on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler – and don't forget to come in September for the annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival. Visit the Marietta Castle, a 1855 Gothic Revival style home that offers tours. Head to nearby Athens for even more adventure in Southeast Ohio. Explore the Trails at The Ridges and see Moonville Tunnel. Take in some art at the Kennedy Art Museum.

Must Eat: Order some java from Jerimiah's Coffee House. Sit down for breakfast at Busy Bee. Grab a pint with dinner at Marietta Brewing Co.  Caffeinate for your trip to Athens with a latte from Donkey Coffee and Espresso. Pass by the window and order from Bagel Street Deli. Relish in the fusion Mexican eats at Casa Nueva. Sip a craft beer at Jackie O's.

Where to Stay: Spend the night in the historic Lafeyette Hotel. Be in the heart of city during a stay at the Hackett Hotel.

Read Girl About Columbus' What to Do in Marietta with Kids and find fun things to do for the whole family.

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