All aboard! In an effort to enhance the local tourism experience and encourage exploration of the thriving Downtown area, the Chillicothe Transit System introduced a delightful addition to the summer landscape in 2022: Downtown Chillicothe Trolley Service.
Trolley Service offers residents and visitors a convenient and charming way to navigate the city’s downtown area. With its nostalgic design, the trolley not only serves as a practical transportation option but also adds a touch of whimsy to the Chillicothe streets.
The trolley operates on seasonal routes, making regular stops at key attractions throughout downtown. Whether you’re a history buff, an art enthusiast, or a food lover, there’s something for everyone on the trolley’s itinerary.
A notable stop on the trolley route is the Phoenix Firehouse, located near the historic Majestic Theatre. The theatre, built in 1853, serves as a cultural hub for the community and hosts various performances, concerts, and events. Catching a show here is a must for any visitor to Chillicothe, and the weekend trolley service makes it easily accessible.
Art lovers will delight in the trolley’s stop at the Pump House Center for the Arts in Chillicothe’s Yoctangee Park. Housed in a renovated historic water pump station, this creative space showcases a diverse range of exhibitions.
For those seeking a unique shopping experience, the trolley stops on Paint Street in front of High Five Cakes. This location is in the heart of Downtown’s shopping district and offers something for everyone! Grab a unique gift at Ivy’s, a new book at Wheatberry, or score some vintage decor at Julies! The stores that line Paint and Second Streets will satisfy all your shopping needs!
Of course, no exploration of Chillicothe would be complete without indulging in the city’s culinary delights. The trolley’s route includes stops near Hometown Hibachi, Old Capital Brewery, 50 West Brewery, Fire & Stone Pizza, Grandpa Joes Candy, High Five Cakes, Gustavo’s International Eatery, Cristy’s Pizza, Paper City Coffee, and many more!
Other trolley stops include the Main Library, Paint & 4th, The Armory, Rivers Bend Bicycle Shop, and the Elks Lodge.
Not only is the trolley convenient for locals and visitors alike, the service contributes to the city’s sustainability efforts by reducing the number of cars on the road and minimizing the carbon footprint. This eco-friendly initiative aligns with Chillicothe’s commitment to preserving its natural beauty and promoting a greener future.