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

Ariel-Foundation Park

afpark adStrike up the band and join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of Ariel-Foundation Park on July 4, 2015!  This 250-acre public green space features lakes, woods, walking trails, picnic areas, and event center, terraced landscaping, historical ruins, the Heart of Ohio Trail, and the restored C. A. & C. Depot.  MORE

Area Communities

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

Check out our maps of the Knox County area!

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Welcome to Knox County!

Check out many of our videos in the player above! Want to learn more about Knox County? Check out the Knox Ways Promotional DVD by clicking on the image below!

KnoxWays DVD

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

Monday July 6, 2015

Upcoming events include:
7Nature's Music
8Brown Bag Chat: Extraordinary Hospitality - A Visit with Yvonne Martin
9Nature's Music
1031st Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow
11Paint the Town with Fine Wine & Creative Design and help sponsor towards the PELOTONIA!
1131st Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow
11St. Luke Church Festival
1231st Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow
12Summer Music Garden
Click here  for more information about these and other Knox County Events.