Make Barnesville not only a visit, make it a destination! While your here exploring beautiful downtown Barnesville take time to explore the many other areas that Barnesville has to offer. We have so much going on in Barnesville and areas surrounding Barnesville.
Dickinson Cattle Company – 35000 Muskrat Rd., Barnesville. 740-758-5050. Largest herd of Texas Longhorn Cattle east of San Francisco. Head to Tails Store offers grass-fed beef, jerky, sausage, 100 percent beef pet food, horn art, hides, leather products, toys and longhorn related products. 75 minute interpretive bus tours available for groups of 10 or more.
Barnesville Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot – 300 E Church & Mulberry St., Barnesville. Last remaining train station in Belmont County. Features depot/train station, memorabilia, B&O Caboose, and just down the path from the station is the Railroad Tunnel.
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival – Always held during the last full weekend in September in the downtown area, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum – 532 N. Chestnut St. Award winning and built in the 1800’s is this 26-room mansion of elegance. Superbly carved oak fretwork, butternut and hand-carved wood mantels are just a few of the finely crafted features inside. Open May–Sept., Wed.– Sun., 1–4:00 or by appointment all year. Guided tours. Admission; group rates.
Watt Center for History and the Arts – Mulberry & Watt Avenues, Barnesville. 740-425-1497. The original office building of the Watt Car and Wheel Company now contains exhibits about coal history and area business, industry and agriculture. Includes old steam whistle formerly used to signal the weather for the local community. Open by appointment.
Veterans Plaza and Overlook – Nestled in downtown of Barnesville at intersection of North Arch St/E Main St is the Veterans Plaza. Visitors are welcomed to remember and honor those that served to protect our country. Overlook Plaza, overlooks the railroad tracks above the B&O Tunnel.
Barnesville Memorial Park – 130 Fair Street. 740-425-3012 (Park Office) 740-425-1172 (Pool Phone). This park contains something for everyone features: Various shelter houses, Albert S. George Youth Center, Three lighted baseball fields complete with concession area and covered grandstand, Hiking trails, 12-Acre Park Lake, Lighted Horseshoe Pit, Lighted basketball courts, Lighted Tennis Courts, Lighted Volleyball Court, Batting Cages, Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Amazing Playground, Amphitheater & Gazebo, Picnic Areas, and a Group Camp with Cabins.
Barkcamp State Park – 65330 Barkcamp Park Rd., Belmont, OH 43718. 740-484-4064. Over 1200 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Anglers will enjoy fishing for large-mouth bass, catfish and bluegills on the 117 acre Belmont Lake. Stocked each Spring with rainbow trout. Camping Available. Boating with electric motors. Hunting in designated areas. 700 foot beach for swimming. Picnic areas. Archery range. 18-hole putt-putt golf course. Winter activities: sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing and cross country skiing. Miles of hiking trails and bridle trails. Paved trail through pioneer village and antique barn, which is home to summer naturalist activities and historical displays.
Belmont County Tourism – Located inside the Ohio Valley Mall, 67800 Mall Ring Rd #485, St. Clairsville. 740-695-4359. Maintains necessary tourist information related to Belmont County, as well as recreational, cultural and tourist-related activities. The office is also responsible for advertising the attractions and businesses that make up the commercial aspects of the county. We prepare, print and distribute brochures, pamphlets and booklets promoting Belmont County in addition to grants that are distributed to qualifying attractions/events that promote tourism. The staff is responsible for studying tourism improvement opportunities, attending conferences and participating in expos that promote our county. If your visiting the area, this is a sure stop you should make to gather lots of information on our local area.
Belmont County Sheriff’s Residence Museum – 101 E Main St., St. Clairsville. 740-298-7090. Beautifully restored 1880’s former Sheriff’s residence. Home now to artifacts and pictures telling the stories of the many communities throughout Belmont County and providing information about area attractions. House Vary. Call ahead or visit our Facebook page.
Underground Railroad Museum – 121 High St., Flushing. 740-968-2080 or 740-968-6113. The museum features an extensive collection of publications, books, memorabilia and other articles. The exhibits portray what is known about slavery and the Underground Railroad in Ohio and features an understanding of the culture in the 1800’s.
Stillwater Meeting House – 2776 Sandy Ridge Rd., Barnesville. 740-425-2013 or 740-425-2776. Built in 1878 to house the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends (Quakers). A museum known as the Heritage Room is maintained on the premises and is open by appointment.
Morristown National Register Historic District –Morristown, OH has been on the National Register of Historic Places for over 30 years and been recognized many times as one of the best preserved examples of a National Road community, yet the latest recognition may bring it to the attention of its largest audience yet.
Epworth Park – Bethesda, OH. 740-484-1250. The park continues to instill the peace and serenity that offers an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle that we know today. Nestled among a grove of majestic oak trees are sixty-one quaint Victorian cottages that invite you to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, and to experience the happiness and tranquility of days gone by.