Knox County Museums, Ohio Museums, Historical SocietyIf it's heritage that sparks your interest, we have two of the finest rural museums in Ohio. The Knox County Agricultural Museum is a one-of-a-kind and Knox County Historical Museum where you can see the authentic memorabilia of composer Dan Emmett and comedian Paul Lynde. MORE

The Woodward

The WOodward Opera House - Oldest 19th Century Opera HouseToday, the Woodward Opera House, America's Oldest Authentic 19th Century Theater, is being restored to its 19th century appearance but with al the 21st century amenities required for operating a theater. Tours of the Woodward Opera House are available during special downtown events. MORE

Parks & Trails

Parks and Trails near Mount Vernon Ohio, Columbus Ohio area bike trails, knox county bike trails, knox county canoeing, mohican If you just want to take a walk, take a hike on our Kokosing Gap Trail and the Mohican Valley Trail which were built on former railroad beds. If you like to camp or canoe, just up the road is our great Mohican and Kokosing areas, with ample campgrounds and canoeing on some of the greatest easy-water rivers in the Midwest. MORE

Dan Emmett Festival

DEF Logo & TitleThe Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is a celebration of American music commemorating Mount Vernon's own Daniel Decatur Emmett, the author and composer of many 19th century songs. Emmett's tunes, such as Dixie, Blue Tail Fly, Ole Dan Tucker, and Turkey in the Straw, bring back the nostalgia of our heritage into each of our hearts. The Festival is a showcase for the talents of musicians, artisans, and crafters from Ohio and beyond.
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Area Communities

Mount Vernon, Ohio
Brinkhaven, Ohio
Centerburg, Ohio
Danville, Ohio
Fredericktown, Ohio
Gambier, Ohio
Martinsburg, Ohio

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Where else can you go to find brick streets, historic homes, recreational trails, camping, elegant bed and breakfast inns, and stunning College campuses—all within reach of your home. You will be delighted when you come to our area to visit, whether it is for business or pleasure.Thank you for your interest in Knox County. If the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you in your travel plans, please contact us. Also, please come back and visit our updated website for current tourism information for our delightful community.

Upcoming Events

Friday August 1, 2014

Upcoming events include:
1Nature's Keepers Outdoor Adventure Camp with expanded dates!
1August First Friday
2Kokosing Exploration
3Carson & Barnes Circus
4A WNZR and Gospel Supply Shop Veggietales Premiere: Celery Night Fever
7Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival
8Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival
8Dan Emmett Festival Flower Show
8Knox County Quilt Show
Click here  for more information about these and other Knox County Events.