Our community is home to many local attractions that keep it a destination for a wide variety of interests.

Concerts, theater, local art, train rides, a rich history dating back to the 1800s, the great outdoors... not to mention the many high quality events that these attractions are central to. All of these attractions have established Nelsonville as a favorite location for many who come back again and again.

We are featuring just a few of our attractions here, but there are many more! Come for a visit and you'll agree, Nelsonville has much to offer, without losing that cozy small town feeling.


Nelsonville is fortunate to have many rich community resources.

Activities for kids to participate in, an Aquatic Center, a superb school district, Hocking College, Tri-County Careeer Center, a very active Rotary Club, a local Chamber of Commerce... too much to list here!

Needless to say, a lot of energy goes into making our community such a nice place to live -- and it shows! Here are some links where you can learn more about a few highlights of our community.


Nelsonville is home to a host of events that span the entire calendar.

The Nelsonville Music Festival has brought the likes of Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips and many more to the area.

Our City is also host to an annual fireworks show that draws a huge crowd every year, a monthly art event on the public square, annual festivals such as Parade of the Hills and the Ohio Smoked Meat Festival and much more.