Athena Cinema

Since 1915, the Athena Cinema has been one of the jewels of uptown Athens.

Athens Bread Company

Visit Website Location: 284 East State Street, Suite A, Athens Phone: 740-331-9777 Athens Bread Company is a bakery and panini shop owned by head baker, Douglass Wistendahl, who was raised in Athens and returned to pursue his passion for bread after practicing law in New York City for over 30 years. Our bread is the product of View

Athens Central Hotel

Guests can expect luxury and comfort with a uniquely Athens experience. Located only one block from Court Street (uptown Athens), and 1,200 feet from The Ohio University campus.

Athens Farmers Market

Put the faces to your favorite local foods! Meet and support those that devote their time, resources and land to feeding us. Ask them about the varieties of tomatoes they are selling, how to roast that chicken, or how long you can expect that bag of lettuce to last.

Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide

Millions of visitors flock to the Hocking Hills each year to see the glorious natural beauty of the parks. Perhaps the best part of a trip to the region is to extend your trip to the eclectic surrounding areas of Athens, Nelsonville and beyond. Enjoy a truly original experience with live local music, amazing art, View

Bobcat Cabin

Bobcat Cabin offers 4 luxury bedrooms with Big screen TV’s in living and family room, 2 beautiful bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen perfect for family gatherings,

Brewed on the Bikeway Brochure and Map

To request a printed copy of the map, click HERE. View our downloadable brochure here to ensure easy access to the bikeway as well as the breweries.  Included in the brochure are suggestive side trip ideas, bike rental and services shops, as well as ideas of where to start. We have also included an interactive map to View

Burrito Buggy

The friendly employees dish out burritos, tacos, low-fat selections, and ice-cold pop and water.

Cakes, Treats, and Favors

The devil is in the details. Here’s a complete list of professional cake, candy and favor shops in Athens County.

Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina

Casa Nueva is an innovative, worker-owned cooperative, dedicated to strengthening the environmental, economic and social well being of the community by promoting wholesome products, democratic participation, and responsible business practices.

Catalyst Cafe

Catalyst caters to all your early morning needs, whether it’s coffee, or freshly made smoothies. Catalyst has what the early riser wants.

Chapels and Churches

Check out this list of chapels and churches perfect for services or even weddings if you’re lucky enough.

Christ The King University Parish

The members of the community of Christ the King, are united in faith to Jesus, formed by Gospel and Word, nourished by Sacraments…

College Book Store

Stop in for OU apparel, school and art supplies, text books, and more.

Court Street Coffee

Court Street Coffee provides both young and old with a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to work on that next project or just have some alone time.

Covered Bridge Tour

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.

Crumbs Bakery

Crumbs Bakery is a staple of the Athens, Ohio community, offering a wide range of breads, pastries, pastas and other baked goods.

Dairy Barn Arts Center

Respected regionally, nationally, and internationally, The Dairy Barn Arts Center is a must-see for any visitor to Athens County.

Eclipse Company Store and Beer Hall

Visit Website Eclipse Company Store is a unique building in that it is the only one of its kind now standing in Southeastern Ohio. The beautifully renovated Store is at the center of the century- old coal mining town of Hocking, which was operational from 1902-1938 and again from 1940-1948. The town itself sits atop View

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.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Travel with confidence by checking into Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® Athens Ohio, a hotel with outstanding service to make all of your travels comfortable. THey are ready to welcome you with amenities like free Wi-Fi and fitness facilities that include a pool and exercise room.

Flower Power

It’s your wedding day. Not just any flowers will do. Let these Athens County florists give your day that extra dose of flower power.

FullBrooks Café

FullBrooks Cafe offers fair trade organic coffee, specialty espresso drinks, a light lunch and breakfast menu, and delicious desserts.

Hampton Inn Athens

The newly renovated Hampton Inn by Hilton of Athens Ohio is the place to stay when visiting Athens. With free Wi-Fi, an indoor salt water pool and Spa, free breakfast and a microwave and refrigerator in every room, we guarantee you’ll be happy!

Highlander Motel

The Highlander is conveniently located only a short distance from Ohio University and offers exemplary service to anyone that chooses to stay the night.

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway transports passengers back to a simpler time when the locomotive was the most efficient form of transportation.

Hometown Inn

The Hometown Inn is conveniently located two miles from Ohio University and 10 miles from Hocking College.

Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery

Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery prides itself in creating neo-traditional handcrafted artisan ales. Inside each pint, a fusion of American craft brewing creativity and historically sound techniques await your palate.

Knights Inn

Take advantage of affordable rates and essential amenities when you stay at the Knights Inn near Ohio University.

Little Fish Brewing Co.

Farmhouse-style ales and oak barrel aged sour beers among the many delicious brews on tap. And remember to save room for the food!

Ohio is Home

Uniquely Athens apparel, gifts and so very much more. Right on Court Street!

Ohio University Inn & Conference Center

The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center is Athens only full service hotel. The Inn is walking distance to Ohio University and features 139 completely renovated, beautifully appointed guest rooms.

Pleasant Hill Vineyards

Sitting on a former horse farm high atop a ridge, Pleasant Hill Vineyards features beautiful wines.

Primrose Bed & Breakfast

Once the home and office of Dr. Isaac Porter Primrose, this exuberant 1892 Victorian is now a classic Bed and Breakfast. The house is filled with beautiful oak floors and trim, colorful stained glass transoms, and an original kitchen with marble countertop.

Quality Inn

Quality Inn of Athens (formerly Baymont Inn) offers meeting rooms, whirlpool suites and has an indoor heated pool. Located just minutes from campus on Home Street (off of East State Street), Quality Inn is perfect for anyone stopping through town or are here for a visit.

Quilt Barn Tour

While on the lookout for the next historic Quilt Barn, you’ll discover winding creeks, fields of wildflowers, spectacular overlooks, and covered bridges. Pack a picnic and don’t forget your camera. Choose between the 45-mile Appliqué Loop, the 45-mile Stitch Loop, or the 55-mile Quilter’s Loop.

Random House

Random House is home to an enormous collection of antique items, from clothes and furniture, to music and decor.


Find a car so you can go where you want, when you want! There are plenty of rental possibilities in Athens County and the surrounding area.

Rocky Outdoor Gear

Originally from Nelsonville, Rocky Outdoor Gear has expanded towards a world renown reputation for rugged outdoor and occupational footwear.

Shade Winery

Beautifully crafted wines in a serene picturesque location.

Strouds Run State Park

Strouds Run offers campers a family camp area with sites for tents or trailers with a 150-person capacity. Several mounds and ancient fortifications were found in this area by early settlers telling us that the Adena Indians once lived here.

Stuart’s Opera House

Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville is excited to offer a brand new, grand reception area with seating and table service for up to 250 people, including a new catering kitchen and full bar.

Super 8

The Super 8 is 53-room hotel that offers queen and king beds, and even in-room jacuzzis. Group rates and Senior rates available.

The Chesterhill Produce Auction

Hundreds of growers utilize the auction as a place to sell their locally grown produce at wholesale to other businesses in the region, including restaurants, schools, hospitals, pop-up markets in rural areas with limited fresh food access, plus individual buyers who can and preserve.

The Fluff

C’mon, there’s no better time for dessert… Life is fun. Eat it up.

The Historic College Green at Ohio University

Just visiting Ohio University? Whether you’re in for a quick stop or a longer stay you’ll find plenty to see and do on the historic campus known by any who’ve walked its hallowed grounds as one of the most beautiful universities in the nation.

The Hyde House

The Hyde House (formerly the Mead House) is a recently restored, lovingly decorated Victorian Bed & Breakfast located one block from Nelsonville’s Historic Square Arts District.

The Lodge at Double Play Ranch

Located on 1,000 beautiful wooded acres with a 28-acre lake, The Lodge accommodates up to 23 people for an overnight stay.

The Plains United Methodist Church

The Plains UMC is a church with a long tradition and a penchant for moving forward. This a church which believes deeply in being in ministry with neighbors who live near and neighbors who live halfway around the globe.

The Pub

Year after year awarded with the best burger in Athens. The pub is a small local bar with a lot of big flavor and great service.

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.

Touch the Earth Adventures

Owned by Mimi Morrison, a local guide and native of the area, Touch the Earth Adventures will help you discover unique places and create special memories.

Tourism Grant/Sponsorship Program

  Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau 2020 Tourism Grants and Sponsorships Information Deadline: Friday, February 14th by 5:00pm Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the 2020 ACCVB Tourism Grants. These awards are given to help promote tourism-related events, projects and promotions in Athens County, Ohio. This funding provides non-profit tourism attractions and organizations with View

United Appeal For Athens County

United Appeal for Athens County helps people meet their basic needs. Donors’ gifts provide much needed financial assistance to health and human service programs throughout the county.

Village Bakery & Cafe

At Village Bakery & Cafe, the goal is to sustain our community and provide exceptional dining by using locally grown organic vegetables, and eggs, meat, cheese and milk from locally pastured animals.

Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. In the heart of the heavily populated midwest, this small National Forest covers a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills.

West End Ciderhouse

The neighborhood corner pub featuring house-made cider, wine, mead and exquisite cocktails.