Bellville, Ohio

Welcome to Bellville, Ohio

This historic village is located in the heart of central Ohio, nestled in the hills along the scenic Clearfork River. Founded in 1808, Bellville is the epitome of small-town living with countless activities, lodging, and shopping just a short drive away. Known throughout Ohio as the gateway to Amish County be sure to visit this small town with its stunning beauty and scenic views all year long.

Known worldwide and for nearly 175 years Bellville has been home to the Bellville “World’s Fair”. Held each September this four-day event is packed with food, fun, and activities for the whole family. One of the oldest fairs in all of Ohio and is held right on downtown Main Street be sure to visit to check out this festival and be a part of the history.

Family Fun

Are you needing a place to stay or looking for the ultimate family waterpark? How about both? Located just west of downtown Bellville and just off the I-71 exit the Comfort Inn Splash Harbor is the area’s premiere waterpark and hotel. Featuring a 6000 Square Foot Water Park this local attraction is not to be missed. Open year-round, this sprawling water park has been consistently voted one of the 10 Best Indoor Waterparks of Central Ohio and offers Birthday Party Packages, Day Swim Passes, and Family Fun Room and Swim Packages.

Waterparks aren’t your thing. How about a round of golf in one of the most beautiful courses in all of North Central Ohio? The Deer Ridge Golf Club is located just next door to Splash Harbor west of downtown Bellville. Open year-round, (weather permitting), this beautiful golf course in the heart of North Central Ohio has been voted one of the top 10 golf courses in all of Ohio each year since its opening in 1998. Ready for lunch, or dinner or need to rent a banquet room for your special event? Then the attached Black Dog Tavern is here with stunning near views of the golf course and great American food.

With so many great places to visit, eat, and share in the beauty of small-town life, Bellville shouldn’t be missed. So, come shop along its beautiful tree-lined streets while browsing classic storefronts with everything from antiques to hand-crafted furniture to one-of-a-kind gifts. Then it’s just a short hop to some of the area’s greatest food, family activities, and shopping available in all of North Central Ohio.