As you enter Champaign County, you're surrounded by gently rolling countryside.
We are truly "bubbling over with natural wonders" whether you:
- Explore Ohio Caverns Watch a video of the Caverns! Go to http://www.ohiotraveler.com/videos.asp
- Walk through Cedar Bog
- Hike in Davey Woods Nature Preserve
- Fish at Kiser Lake State Park, or
- Take a family bicycle ride on the Simon Kenton Bike Path.
You will also enjoy a "Taste of Champaign County" when you visit our wide variety of markets: we have locally grown and produced raspberries, buffalo meat products, freshwater trout & shrimp, Boer goats, maple syrup, and farm fresh produce.
The most striking feature that you will notice while visiting, are the streets lined with elegant Victorian period homes. Home tours can be arranged by calling the Visitors Bureau. Make plans to visit us for the annual tours of the homes in June and December. Visitors can also shop in our historic downtowns.
Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.
- Established in 1805
- 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
- Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
- Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
- Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
- Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
- Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
- Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
- Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
- Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
- Home to Urbana University
- Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park