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The Ridges Trails

Far from the shadows cast by buildings of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, the nearly 700 acres that make up The Ridges property of Ohio University reflect the kind of place the mental hospital really was.

The Ridges Outdoor Challenge Course

A challenge course is a series of obstacles constructed of rope, cable, wood, or simple portable items such as stuffed toys, hula hoops, or tarps.

The Ridges Cemeteries & State Mental Hospital

On January 9, 1874, a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital opened on the Ridges in Athens. Originally named The Athens Lunatic Asylum, the institution featured grandiose buildings surrounded by elaborate landscaping with ponds, fountains, and parks.

The Ridges Trails

Trail options include a Ridges Cemeteries Nature Walk, developed by the local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, which winds through several cemeteries located on the grounds of the former asylum.

The Ridges Cemeteries & State Mental Hospital

On January 9, 1874, a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital opened on the Ridges in Athens. Originally named The Athens Lunatic Asylum, the institution featured grandiose buildings surrounded by elaborate landscaping with ponds, fountains, and parks.

Covered Bridges

America’s covered bridges are one of the nation’s most treasured architectural achievements, and Athens County is proud to claim three of the eighteen covered bridges in the Hocking Hills region.

Athens Asylum Walking Tours

George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or “The Ridges,” will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum grounds.

Athens Asylum Walking Tours

George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or “The Ridges,” will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum grounds.

The Kennedy Museum of Art

The Kennedy Museum of Art is located in historic Lin Hall at The Ridges on the Ohio University campus.

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21 The Ridges Auditorium Free and open to the public8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (ET)   https://calendar.ohio.edu/site/finearts/event/music-opera/

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21 The Ridges Auditorium Free and open to the public8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (ET)   https://calendar.ohio.edu/site/finearts/event/music-opera/

OU Homecoming 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be an OU Alum in Athens!

OU Homecoming 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be an OU Alum in Athens!

OU Homecoming 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be an OU Alum in Athens!

OU Homecoming 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be an OU Alum in Athens!

OU Homecoming 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be an OU Alum in Athens!

OU Homecoming 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be an OU Alum in Athens!

NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY SHOW & SALE

Brighten up your spring with handmade, authentic and affordable American Indian jewelry for family, friends or yourself. This semi-annual sale is sponsored by Good Girl Jewelry at White’s Mill and Friends of the Kennedy Museum of Art. Become a museum member at the sale and receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Current members receive View

The Athens Asylum – 150 Years of a Healing Landscape

For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our nation’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868. The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of stables, farms, a dairy, metal View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens County Maps

Athens County is gorgeous, filled with its rolling hills and superb hiking trails and parks.  If you haven’t visited Athens County yet, you’ll have to put it on your To-Do List.  For those who have visited before, be sure to stop by again! We have so many amazing places to visit, whether it be in View

Picnic Places

The rolling hills of Southeast Ohio make the perfect backdrop for a picnic!  Here are a few of our favorite locations: Burr Oak State Park features over twenty-five miles of scenic hiking trails, picnic tables, grills, 500 feet of sandy beach, and a shelter house for the public use. Lake Hope State Park, located in View

Ohio University Early Childhood Development Center

As one of the only centers in the area that serves children ages six weeks to five years, they serve as a model for best practices in Southeastern Ohio. They believe that all children and parents have the potential to be an integral part of our community.

Athens Cottage

The Athens Cottage, in Athens, Ohio is available for lodging on a short term or long term basis.

Raccoon Creek Partnership

The Raccoon Creek Partnership is a watershed group that works on remediation and promoting water recreation activities.

Event Locations

If you’re ever in need of a location for groups, meetings, conferences or any other large scale events, look no further than Athens County and Ohio University. We have a large variety of locations perfect for any event you may host.

Wilson Hall & Room 428

Legend has it that school officials deemed the room uninhabitable after students reported objects flying off of shelves and smashing into walls, doors opening and closing, and sightings of the ghost of a student who once lived in room 428.

Pumpkin Fest 2018

  The Dairy Barn Arts Center is hosting its Annual Pumpkin Fest! Explore the property inside and out and enjoy the holiday crafts and activities with your family. Chesterhill Produce Auction will be on site with their Gourd & Pumpkin Sale for anyone searching for that perfect project. Refreshments & snacks for everyone! This is View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

  The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international juried exhibition of photographic mastery originates in Athens, Ohio, a community that has a deep respect View