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Shawnee State Forest and Park, the state's largest with over 88,000 acres, covers most of western Scioto County, and Brush Creek State Park touches part of northwestern Scioto County. The county also has numerous parks and recreational areas in each of its townships. Public lands in the county also include the Wayne National Forest on the Ironton Ranger District. The 241,000-acre forest encompasses almost 12,000 acres.
Within the city limits of Portsmouth, there are fourteen parks for the residents and for community use. The Vern Riffe Arts Center, on the campus of Shawnee State University, hosts many local and traveling performances, including Broadway plays and Miss Ohio pageants. Scioto County is home to the Boneyfiddle Historical District (which is on the National Register of Historic Places), SSU's Clark Planetarium, the 1810 House, Greenup Locks & Dam, the Philip Moore Stone House, Roy Rogers' Memorabilia Exhibit, the Southern Ohio Museum and Spartan Municipal Stadium.