Portsmouth is the gateway to Scioto County and South Central Ohio located in Scioto County, on the beautiful Ohio River. Portsmouth was carefully laid out where the Scioto and Ohio Rivers meet. Portsmouth serves as a major hub to railways and water transportation.
Travel to our city is accessible by way of car, bus, air and rail. Rail service is available with Amtrak, which stops across the river in South Shore, KY. We have two US Highways that run through our city US 23 and US 52. Portsmouth Regional Airport offers a 5000 feet landing strip, restaurant, car rental, and tie-down service.
Portsmouth is the home of Shawnee State University which is the regional state university of Southern Ohio. Also nearby is Shawnee State Forest also known as the "Little Smokies". Shawnee State Forest is the largest state forest in Ohio, has over 50 miles of hiking trails and 2 lakes. Several golf courses are nearby.
The Greater Portsmouth Area has an outstanding variety of arts and cultural activities to enjoy. One exceptional display of art in our area is in historic Boneyfiddle downtown district the Floodwall Murals. Painting began in 1993 and was completed in October 2002 with over 2200 feet of art along the beautiful Ohio River. Many of the murals are 3-D and it feels as though you can "step into" them. All of the murals were painted by internationally know muralist, Robert Dafford from Lafayette, Louisiana. The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts hosts national touring productions as well as region and local artists and productions.
Once here, you will find the beautiful mountain scenery, friendly neighbors and heritage enchanting.
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Mural photos courtesy of the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce