Portsmouth[dead link] is a city in Southwest Ohio, it is the county seat of Scioto County. Portsmouth is full of history so take time to visit the antique shops, cafes and pubs in the Bonneyfiddle District. One of the main attractions in Portsmouth is the 2,200-foot floodwall mural painted by famed artist Robert Dafford. It is truly amazing and unique.

Get in edit

Map of Portsmouth (Ohio)
  • 1 Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport (Located in nearby Minford).    

By car, Portsmouth can be accessed using U.S. Route 23 (North/South) and U.S. Route 52 (East/West).

Greyhound serves Portsmouth by bus.

Travelling by own boat is quite popular along the Ohio river and nearby Scioto river is popular for canoeing.

Amtrak serves the city via its thrice-weekly Cardinal train, running between Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Trains call in the small town of South Shore, Kentucky, just across the Ohio river.

  • 2 South Portsmouth–South Shore station, Main Street & US 23. There's no public transport available at the station so make sure to call an taxi or arrange private transport beforehand.    

Get around edit

Other than a couple cab companies, there are no forms of public transit. Although, a traveler can easily walk to many locations downtown.

See edit

Columbia Music Hall

Churches edit

  • 3 First Presbyterian Church, 221 Court St. Greek Revival church constructed in 1849.    
  • 4 St. Mary's Catholic Church, 515 5th St. Built in 1870.    

Do edit

Scioto River Valley

Venues edit

Events edit

  • Shawnee Game Conference (SGC), 940 Second St (held at Shawnee State University). Annually in the Fall. A game industry and game design conference.
  • World Championship of Corntoss. It takes place each summer in the nearby Village of South Webster. Teams from around the state and country visit the area on this weekend to take place in this popular sport.
  • Southern Ohio Machine Gun Shoot (Minford). Owners of machineguns and spectators gather in June to fire these historic and exotic weapons.

Buy edit

  • 1 Shawnee State University Bookstore.  

Eat edit

  • Hickies Hamburgers.
  • 1 Scioto Ribber.
  • Belini Cucina Italian Restaurant, 603 Chillicothe St, +1 740-212-3590. Calzones and cannolis and that sort of thing.
  • Mex-Itali.
  • Jade East, 3556 Rhodes Ave, +1 740 456-8078. 11AM-10PM. Excellent Chinese-American cuisine. All food is created by the chefs, egg rolls are hand rolled, soups are created from scratch. Always a good choice

Drink edit

Portsmouth Brewing Company
  • 1 The Ports City Cafe & Pub, 424 Chillicothe St, +1 740 355-9015. M-Th 11AM-9PM, F 11AM-midnight, Sa 4PM-midnight. Most signature dishes $7-14.
  • Richard Noggins.
  • 2 Frank & Steins.
  • 3 Party Time Pub.
  • Stag Bar.
  • 4 Portsmouth Brewing Company, 224 2nd St, +1 740-354-6106.

Sleep edit

Chain hotels are located in the north side of the city and in nearby Wheelersburg, east of Portsmouth.

  • 1 Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 711 Second Str. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. $135.
  • 2 Shawnee Resort & Conference Center, 4404 State Route 125, Portsmouth. In the 63,000-acre Shawnee forest, the Shawnee Resort & Conference Center offers a many vacation attractions and amenities, golfing along Ohio River, indoor or outdoor pool. 65 miles of adjacent hiking trails, ideal for avid hikers or photographers. A cedar and flagstone lodge with 50 rooms, 25 two-bedroom cottages, and the O-Hee-Yuh Restaurant.

Connect edit

Portsmouth Public Library

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Routes through Portsmouth
ColumbusChillicothe  N   S  AshlandCatlettsburg
Cincinnati ← Jct N   S  W   E  HuntingtonBluefield

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