Area Attractions


Roscoe Village
35 miles east in Coshocton County. A restored Ohio Canal era village complete with craft stores, authentic crafters at work, restaurants and an authentic Canal Boat Ride.

Amish Communities
35 mile northeast in Holmes County. Berlin, Sugarcreek and Charm to name a few. These villages offer shopping, tours and real Amish food.

Mohican State Park
The park features Mohican Lodge, year-round cabins, hundreds of campsites, horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, and nature studies.

The Ohio Caverns
45 miles south near Newark. One of Ohio’s main tourist areas

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
37 miles North of Mount Vernon. Widely known as the most competitive road course in the United States, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a permanent road circuit set in the rolling hills of Lexington.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
50 miles South of Mount Vernon. 588 acre zoo offers amazing exhibits including a 100,000 gallon coral reef, the largest manatee exhibit outside of Florida, the largest reptile collection in the US and more.

Knox Lake
The oldest in Knox County, Knox Lake is located two miles east of the village of Fredericktown. The 500 acre, two mile long lake was created in the early 1950’s for fishing.

Kokosing Valley Camp and Canoe
This facility is a family owned RV park which includes 200 campsites and has the only canoe livery on the Kokosing River. A favorite of campers, nature lovers and fishermen.

Rustic Knolls Campground
Rustic Knolls is a quiet family campground with swimming available on a sandy beach and a playground for children.

Knox County Historical Museum
There is something for everyone to enjoy at the newly expanded Knox County Historical Society Museum. The Museum represents many aspects of Knox County’s history, including industry, arts and entertainment, transportation and communications. Specific exhibits tell the story of our educational, religious, business, military, industrial, financial, social and cultural institutions.

Other Area Attractions…

Kenyon College
Kenyon is Ohio’s oldest private liberal arts college, which was chartered in 1824. Its 50 major buildings are located four miles east of Mount Vernon in Gambier, Ohio.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, co-educational Christian Liberal College located on 210 acres of rolling countryside on the outskirts of Mount Vernon.

City of Mount Vernon
Located just an hour north of Columbus Mount Vernon was named an All-American City in 1965 by the Look Magazine and the National Municipal League. The city is proud of that honor and has maintained the standards that brought that high acclaim. In 1990, Mount Vernon was featured on the cover of the Ohio Magazine and praised for its elegant charm. Once again recognized by this magazine in 1994, Mount Vernon celebrated the honor of being named Ohio’s “Most Livable Community”.