Ohio River Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayIllinois, Indiana, Ohio

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  • Kennedy Museum of Art

    The Kennedy Museum of Art towers above the street. Its dark read brick and scrolled white trim bring to mind a bygone era.

  • Gazebo in Downtown Gallipolis

    A delicately designed gazebo sits placidly in downtown Gallipolis.

  • Old Ft. Steuben on the Ohio River Scenic Byway

    A skilled woodcarver shapes a bowl or utensil in a demonstration at Old Fort Steuben.

  • Sharpening a Blade at Old Fort Steuben

    A costumed craftsman sharpens a blade on a foot-powered whetstone at Old Fort Steuben at the Old Fort Steuben Festival in June 2005. The First American Regiment from Springfield, Ohio is encamped at the fort and presents live reenactments. Settlers and Indians erect their tents and lodgings and demonstrate the challenges and fun of early American life. Candle makers, quilters, blacksmiths, weavers, spinners and other craftsmen are ready to demonstrate their skills; and be sure to watch for the animals who are there, too.

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  • Autumn-Touched Trees

    Leaves begin to turn in the early fall along the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

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  • Walking along the Ohio River on the River Trail

    A family walks along the Ohio River on the River Trail.

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  • An Autumn Walk Along the Ohio River

    A couple enjoys a walk through the autumn leaves along the Ohio River.

  • Encased in Winter Snow

    The byway crystalizes with snow and beauty in the winter.

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  • Display at Old Fort Steuben

    The figure of a soldier in the Enlisted Men's Quarters warms itself at the fireplace in this museum display.

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  • Archaeological Dig at Old Fort Steuben

    An archaeological dig continues in the forefront of this view of the northwest corner of Old Fort Steuben.

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  • Officers' Quarters in Old Fort Steuben

    Captain John Francis Hamtramck's room in the Fort Steuben Officers' Quarters features his collapsible, portable bed and other personal belongings.

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  • Children at the Stocks

    Some young visitors check out the stocks displayed at Old Fort Steuben.

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  • The rolling waters of the Ohio River.

    The placid waters of the Ohio River sustain the city in the distance.

  • Patchwork Quilt Barn in Adams County

    Bright red doors on an earthy brown barn provide a nice contrast to a white and yellow "quilt patch" on the front of this Adams County participant in Ohio River Scenic Byway Patchwork Quilt Barn Project.

  • Portsmouth Murals in Scioto County

    This riverside mural depicts early area churches and their artwork.

  • Tenth Street Train Station Mural in Portsmouth

    A locomotive chugs past the Tenth Street Train Station in this mural painted on the flood-control walls along the Ohio River near Portsmouth, Ohio.

  • Shawnee Village Mural along Ohio River in Portsmouth

    This Portsmouth mural on the Ohio River floodwall depicts a Shawnee Indian Village, dated 1730.

  • Ohio and Erie Canals Mural in Portsmouth

    This Portsmouth mural on the Ohio River floodwall depicts the Ohio and Erie Canals, dated 1832-1880.

  • Celeron de Blainville Mural in Portsmouth

    This Portsmouth mural on the Ohio River floodwall depicts Celeron de Blainville - 1749 (date).

  • Early Industries Mural on Ohio River in Portsmouth

    This Portsmouth mural on the Ohio River floodwall depicts early industries of Scioto County, dated 1835 to the present.

  • 1800s Stagecoach Mural in Portsmouth

    This Portsmouth mural on the floodwall along the Ohio River depicts an 1800s stagecoach full of passengers.

  • Sistersville Ferry

    The Sistersville Ferry waits for passengers at the dock. The Sistersville Ferry is the oldest ferry in Ohio, it has been in operation since 1817.

  • Ohio River at Falls of the Ohio

    Blue water flows in front of these rocks along the Ohio River.

  • Ohio River Scenic Byway Lake View

    Patches of yellow sunlight line the banks of this lake on an overcast day along the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

  • President Grant's Boyhood Home

    The white-washed facade of President Grant's boyhood home hints of a simpler time.

  • Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center

    Stripes of brick in different colors and textures reflect sedementary layers in this view of the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center.

  • Ohio River Main Street

    A pedestrian walks down the flagstone sidewalk of this quiet community along the Ohio River.

  • Lake Beneath The Trees

    The silt-filled waters of a lake along the Ohio River Scenic Byway glow in the shadows of the trees.

  • Antique Cars

    A row of boxy, antique cars shines in the sun.

  • Speed Boating

    A red speedboat zips past a high tree-filled hill.

  • A Roadside Park near Rising Sun, Indiana

    The still waters of the Ohio sit listlessly on this overcast spring day.

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  • View of Meigs County along the Ohio River

    View from a hill overlooking a town on the Ohio River.

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  • The Castle

    This stunning example of Gothic revival architecture in Marietta, OH stands majestically amidst changing leaves.

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  • Enactors at Grant's Birthplace

    Men decked out in Civil War era clothing stand next to historic displays and covered wagons at Ulysses S. Grant's birthplace.

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  • Where Grant was born

    Green trees and an American flag rise above the white-walled house where U.S. Grant was born.

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  • Fall on the Ohio River Near New Richmond

    Vibrant reds, rich yellows, and fading greens are reflected in the waters of the Ohio River near New Richmond, OH.

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  • The Shores of New Richmond

    View the town of New Richmond, OH against forested hills on the opposite bank of the Ohio River.

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  • The Thomson House

    The vivid yellow house shines like a beacon out of the overcast day.

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  • Students at Bellarmine University

    A group listens to a fellow student while standing inside a glass enclosed room with the red and white crest of Bellarmine University on its floor.

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  • Students at Brescia University

    Students unite in blue at Brescia University against diabetes in front of the beautiful Ursuline Hall.

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  • Slave Pen Exhibit

    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center patrons learn more about a slave pen, which was used to hold slaves being transported further south before the Civil War.

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  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

    Tourists stand outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • Super Museum in Metropolis

    A life-size statue of the Man of Steel stands guard at the entrance of the Super Museum in Metropolis.

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  • Superman Tour Stop

    The many faces of the great hero, Superman, are displayed on a mural at a tour bus stop in Metropolis, Illinois.

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  • Superman Meets Clark Kent

    Faster than a speeding bullet, Clark Kent slips into a phone booth in Metropolis and emerges as the great hero known as Superman.

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  • Louisville, Kentucky

    The Belle of Louisville sits docked on the Ohio River underneath the skyscrapers of Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • City of Louisville

    Leafy trees frame the skyscrapers of Louisville, Kentucky across the blue waters of the Ohio River.

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  • New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater

    A crowd gathers on the grassy hill listening to musical entertainment along the banks of the Ohio River.