Friday, August 18, 2017

Take a Tour

Planning a Tour?

Gallia County and Gallipolis have numerous attractions and places of interest to visit, the Bureau and its staff will help you arrange custom tours by providing the following:

  • Directions to and from each destination
  • Familiarization (FAM) Tours specialized to help educate the group coordinator with the area prior to bringing a tour group. The FAM would provide choices of attractions, lodging, conference facilities, restaurants and retail choices to help ease the planning
  • Step on Guides with experience and knowledge about the area
  • Suggested group itineraries and themed tours


Meeting and Convention Assistance

The staff of the GCCVB will assist and help make your event a success by providing the following:

  • Brochures, area maps, visitor's guides and welcome packets
  • Informational speakers or event staff that will answer questions and provide local information
  • Tours, entertainment ideas and agendas for attendees and guests
  • Coordinate press releases to promote your event
  • The Bureau staff will work with attractions and venues to help package your trip, making the destination and meeting experience more complete. Reservation confirmations will be presented well in advance.


Visitor Services

Make the most of your visit by contacting us ahead of time for any of the following: 
  • Contact information, hours of operation and costs of our area attractions
  • Directions and maps of Gallia County, Gallipolis and other surrounding areas
  • Visitor Guides with a complete list of attractions, accommodations and area information

The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a goal of attracting and welcoming visitors to the area, as well as educating tourists and locals of the regions history and infrastructure. The GCCVB has developed several incentives over the years to bring this information to those interested individuals in a unique way. We offer a variety of driving, walking and electronic tours of Gallia County and the City of Gallipolis.

The Self-Guided Walking Tour provides visitors the opportunity to explore the downtown area at their own leisurely pace, the historic homes, buildings, museums and the City Park. Complete with a detailed map, the brochure identifies the location and a brief history of each venue.

Take a relaxing Fall Foliage drive along scenic country roads nestled in the foothills of Southeastern Ohio. This colorful driving tour takes you through the small towns and rolling countryside of Gallia County. On your way, discover the County's unique history and culture while traveling the back roads and byways.

In the early 1800s, thousands of Welsh people settled in Gallia and Jackson counties. They brought with them their religion, architecture and traditions. The Welsh Scenic Byway allows folks to visit churches, museums, educational and cultural centers while discovering the natural beauty of Southeastern Ohio today!

The Quilt Barn Trail provides a tour of the scenic tri-county area while showcasing 50 plus quilt patterns as well as historic sites and recreational facilities. Designed to highlight the agriculture heritage of Gallia County and the importance of the folk art of quilting, the trail features large painted patchwork quilt blocks hung on barns and other farm buildings.

The Gallipolis Dogwood Trail was designed to showcase our community during the full bloom season of our many beautiful Dogwood Trees in our historic downtown. The brochure features four different driving trails with detailed instructions that will provide visitors the opportunity to view all areas of our city.

For additional information on these tours, please contact our office at 800-765-6482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.