Things to Do Around Portsmouth and Scioto County

Shawnee State Park

This area is also known as “Ohio’s Little Smokies.” Shawnee State Park consists of a total of 63,000-acres and of those acres 1,095 are for public recreational purposes.

4404 OH-125, West Portsmouth, OH 45663

Portsmouth Flood-Wall Murals

Take a stroll down Front Street and discover the story of Portsmouth through the 55 murals depicting 2,000 years’ worth of Southern Ohio history.

429 Front St, Portsmouth, OH 45662

Shopping for Antiques

Portsmouth Ohio is home to many wonderful antique shops.  Ghost in the Attic which is three full floors of one-of-a-kind items and Unique Antiques Warehouse which offers over 60 vendors in 70,000 square feet of treasures.

Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662

Historic 2nd & Market Street

Historic 2nd Street of Portsmouth is home to many shops, restaurants, Candyland Children’s Museum, Deadbolt Escape Rooms, Southern Ohio Ax throwing, and many other activities to enjoy. Make no mistake, there are plenty of wonderful things to see and do.

Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662


Start your day off right with a coffee and one of their exquisite choices at the Lofts Coffee Company. Next, stop by Market Street for a delicious wrap, and finish up your day at The Scioto Ribber for the best of hickory smoked ribs, chicken, and steak. Food is what we do best.

Loft’s 842 Gallia St., Portsmouth, Oh, 45662

212 Market Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662

Ribber 1026 Gallia St, Portsmouth, OH 45662

Shawnee State University

Experience all that Shawnee State University has to offer from the Vern Riffe Performing Arts Series to the SSU Bears sporting events, and campus visits to see what nationally ranked programs SSU has to offer. Go Bears!

940 Second St, Portsmouth, OH 45662



Explore The Wonderful City of Portsmouth