Welcome to Union County, Ohio!

Whether you plan to visit our historic covered bridges along the Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway or Plain City’s artisan shops, you will enjoy our wonderful atmosphere.  Union County is home to annual events such as the All Ohio Balloon Fest, the Union County Covered Bridge Festival and Festival in the Field motorcycle event.

Popular local restaurants include Doc Henderson’s Restaurant in Marysville, The Der Dutchman in Plain City and Carlyle’s Restaurant in Richwood!

We offer lodging just a short distance from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Mad River Mountain and the Ohio Caverns.  World class events such as the Memorial Tournament, Little Brown Jug, Dublin Irish Festival and the Arnold Sports Classic are also within a short driving distance from Union County.

Covered Bridge Day Tours in Columbus, Union County, Marysville Ohio

One of the many things we do in Union County’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is help organize local bus tours.
If you are interested in more information, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Bus tours in Central Ohio

City of Marysville

Welcome to the City of Marysville, Ohio, “The safe, friendly hometown where families and opportunity grow together.  We are committed to community pride, healthy families, well-planned neighborhoods and a vibrant community.”

The City of Marysville, which serves as the county seat of Union County, is a community rich with small town charm, conservative family values, and a population with an unparalleled work ethic. Marysville remains one of the fastest growing communities in central Ohio thanks to its vibrant economy, well-planned neighborhoods, strategic community visioning and strong community pride.  In Marysville, the adage “Where the Grass is Greener” is not merely a phrase, rather a statement that boldly reflect the community’s many outstanding qualities.

Marysville has over 300 acres of parkland throughout the 16 City parks with amenities that include a municipal pool, skate park, disc golf course, an outdoor amphitheater and walking trails.

The Village of Plain City

Plain City citizens enjoy rural living with the convenience of local services and the advantage of a broad range of cultural and recreational activities offered in the surrounding cities. Plain City was built on a strong agricultural base with large Amish and Mennonite communities contributing significantly to the local economy and culture. Today, residents are proud of their great school system, beautiful library and Pastime Park with over 40-acres, a pool, a nature trail, baseball diamonds, Frisbee golf, camping facilities and home to several national festivals and events. Plain City is also home to one of the infamous Der Dutchman restaurants.

Plain City was settled in 1818 along the Big Darby Creek and is located in both Madison and Union Counties. It is centrally located between Marysville, London, Springfield, and Columbus, with a population of 190,000 residing in a 15-mile radius.

Restaurant in Plaincity, OH

The Village of Richwood

“Where the Clock Strikes Hospitality” perfectly describes the people who live and work in Richwood. Richwood is proud of its rich heritage and large farming community. The village maintains a 29-acre park at the center of town that offers boating, fishing, picnic shelters, hiking trails, playground, horseshoes, basketball, and baseball.

The American Quarter Horse Association is located in Richwood and is responsible for planning the annual American Quarter Horse Congress. The Congress, in its 41st year, attracts more than 650,000 people during its three week run as well as more than 8,000 horses for a record breaking 17,000 horse show entries, has grown to become one of the most prestigious horse shows in the world with attendees from nearly every state and horse owners from more than 15 counties.

Richwood is a quick drive to Marion, Marysville, Kenton, Delaware, and Columbus.