Belmont County is home to many beautiful scenic areas and attractions. Visit Dickinson Cattle Ranch and get a unique tour of the Dickinson family longhorn cattle herds.On your way back, travel along scenic byway National Road (Route 40) and see the Great Western Schoolhouse, the Shaeffer Campbell Covered Bridge,  and many more historical sites. 

Barkcamp State Park

(I-70 Exit 208 to Rt. 149 south).  1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric.

Dysart Woods Park

Dysart Woods, a 50-acre tract of old-growth oak forest, is the largest known remnant of the original forest of southeastern Ohio.

Dickinson Cattle Ranch

35000 Muskrat Rd. I-70 Exit 202 South 1 mile, west 1 mile on Muskrat Rd. 

Largest herd of registered quality Texas Longhorn Cattle east of San Francisco. Cattle, steaks, smoked longhorn and a wide selection of longhorn related products available at the Longhorns Head to Tail Store. April–Oct. tours available for groups of 10 or more by appointment.


35000 Muskrat Road
Barnesville, OH 43713
Phone: 740-758-5050
Fax: 740-758-5114


Egypt Valley Wildlife Area

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is situated in the southeastern part of Ohio, in Belmont and Guernsey counties. The primary access through the area is Interstate 70 and Stare Route 800. Morristown is located 3 miles east of the wildlife area.

Great Stone Viaduct

The Great Stone Viaduct served as the western approach to the former Baltimore and Ohio railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River.

Great Western Schoolhouse

The school is located five miles west of the Belmont County Courthouse in St. Clairsville on the north side of the National Road. Visitors traveling on I-70 would use Exit 213 and follow Rt. # 40 West to Ohio University's Eastern Campus. The one-room school is approximately 1/4 to 1/2 mile west of the college. It is the next driveway beyond Ohio University's Eastern Campus.

The Great Western School was built by the Clark Construction Company in 1870. The school remained in use until 1952. The National Trail Chapter #348 of International Questers restored the building in 1976 as a Bicentennial project. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Quester Chapter continues to maintain the school and provides tours and educational classes to visitors throughout the year. Students who visit this "working museum" are instructed by the 'schoolmarm' using the McGuffey Readers, Beacon Charts, Ray's Arithmetic, and Webster Spellers. They also participate in such games as Jacks, Pick-up-Sticks, Tug-of-War, Leap Frog, Drop the Handkerchief, and the Sack Races. If the flag is flying, guests are welcome to "come and sit a spell" and to hear the history and numerous stories of this one-room school.

45425 National Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

(740) 695-4359 or (800) 356-5082


Historic Churches Walking Tour

Eight churches of various religions can be found along 4th & 5th Streets, Walnut, Locust and Clay.

Historic Kirkwood

Historic Kirkwood is where Bridgeport roots were planted. It was Joseph Kirkwood (1784–1856) who established a settlement on the west side of the Ohio River. He was returning to the land father, Capt. Robert Kirkwood, had received in 1789.

National Road Bikeway

I-70 Exit 215 travel east on Rt. 40 to St.Clairsville. Turn left at 2nd light onto N. Marietta St. Turn right at stop sign onto Newell Ave. Turn left at stop sign onto N. Market St. Follow N. Market St. to ballfields.

Shaeffer Campbell Covered Bridge

Stands east of the Ohio University Eastern Campus, I-70 Exit 213, overlooking a pond. It was originally built in 1891 in Fairfield County. Rescued from destruction in the late 1960’s, it was reconstructed on the present site in 1975.

W. St. Clairsville at Ohio University Belmont Campus
St. Clairsville, OH 43950


Contact Us:


Barb Ballint- Executive Director


Mary Ann Domyan- Fiscal Officer


Cathryn Stanley- Heritage Museum/Group Tour Manager


Brooke Robinson- Digital Marketing Manager

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Belmont County Tourism Council

67800 Mall Ring Road

c/o Ohio Valley Mall Unit #485

St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Phone: 740-695-4359

Fax: 740-695-6437