Local Attractions in Portsmouth, Ohio

There are many local Portsmouth attractions near our River Inn Hotel. Explore and enjoy local surroundings of Ohio.

The Floodwall Murals

More than 2,000 feet of floodwall space is dedicated to the colorful depiction of the Portsmouth area’s history by internationally known muralist Robert Dafford.

Boneyfiddle Historic District

The Boneyfiddle Historic District has been refurbished to express intriguing architecture of Portsmouth’s past. It is one of our oldest neighborhoods, offering visitors a glimpse of our history in both structure and service. Antique shops and retail outlets embrace the historic significance of these century-old buildings. Whether looking for that special treasure or a quaint place to eat, you can relax and enjoy the hospitality.

Shawnee State Park & Forest

Ohio’s largest state forest, over 60,000 acres. Route 125 Friendship. Hiking, camping, lodges, fishing, swimming and more.

Raceway Park

Regular weekly racing is held on Saturday nights during the season with the following format: Late Models, Modified, Street Stocks, and Bombers.

Shawnee State University

The only public university in Ohio located on the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State University sports a beautifully-landscaped 52-acre campus featuring 21 buildings including the Advanced Technology Center that features one of only 50 Digistar II planetariums in the world; a three-story library featuring computers, Internet access, and thousands of books, videocassettes, CDs, government documents, and periodicals; the 102,000 square foot Vern Riffe Center for the Arts featuring a 1,139 seat Main Theater; the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center that features weight rooms, racquetball courts, gymnasium, a dance classroom, and a junior Olympic-size swimming pool; and the Children’s Learning Center, a facility that serves as a learning center for the children of students/faculty/staff/community members and a lab school for teacher education students at SSU.

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