Local Area Attractions
Hocking Hills State Parks
This is what it is all about and over 3 million visitors a year come to see. Hocking Hills State Park includes over 25 miles of hiking trails, pristine waterfalls, awesome rock formations, abundant wildilfe and public rappelling (Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Rockhouse, Conkle's Hollow, Cantwell Cliffs, Lake Logan). If you have never been here maybe it's time to see why so many people come, and then come back - again and again.
Our million dollar view!
Enjoy the scenic view from on top of our hill. As one of the oldest Class A campgrounds in Hocking Hills we are known for our "KOA" name. Come check out our clean and modern facilities while discovering the Hocking Hills region.
The 19-mile Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is named in honor of the first inhabitants of this southeastern Ohio region. "Hockhocking," which means "bottleneck" or "twisted," was the native Indian name for the Hocking River; Adena reflects the history of the Adena Indians who lived in the Hocking Valley over 2,000 years ago.
We invite you to explore the bikeway's history and beauty by bike, foot, wheelchair, rollerblades or other forms of non-motorized transportation (no horseback riding permitted.)
The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is located on the old Columbus and Hocking Valley Railroad bed. Construction of the rail line between Columbus and Athens was completed in July 1870.
Columbus Washboard Factory
The Columbus Washboard Company has been making washboards since 1895 and is the only manufacturer still operating in the United States of America today. This site features our products, our traditional construction methods and history, washboard uses and our Annual Washboard Music Festival.
The Columbus Washboard Company offers washboards with a variety of rubbing surfaces including spiral metal, galvanized, stainless steel, brass, and glass. The company also offers chalk, cork, and mirror surfaces. All of these boards are hand assembled one at a time with equipment dating back to the 1900's.
Peaking at 1,287,757 washboards made in 1941, todays washboards are still used for hand scrubbing just like your Grandmother did. They are also used as decorative pieces for laundry rooms and kitchens, as furniture accents, and as a musical instrument
Free tours Monday-Friday 9am to 3 pm.