Hocking Hills Tourism Association
The mission of the Hocking Hills Tourism Association is to promote the growth of responsible tourism through marketing strategies and programs that balance economic growth with the need to preserve the natural and cultural heritage in the Hocking Hills Region.
Thousands of visitor inquiries are made each year through 1-800-HOCKING and fulfilled by Welcome Center Travel Counselors and staff.
www.explorehockinghills.com is the official website of HHTA. The site contains visitor information, a listing of all HHTA members, videos, photos, maps, a calendar of events, Visitors Guide request forms, and the ability to search for lodging availability. The website actively promotes Ohio travel and tourism throughout the year.
HHTA operates three Welcome Centers in Hocking County. The Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center in Logan opened in May 1994 at U.S. 33 and St. Rt. 664. It assists approximately 45,000 visitors a year and is the location of HHTA administrative offices. In spring of 2003, the Visitor Center in Laurelville opened on St. Rt. 56. It serves approximately 4,500 visitors annually and is helpful for visitors entering the region through western Hocking County. In May of 2017, Homegrown On Main opened in downtown Logan to serve visitors and locals in the historic Hocking Hills downtown, and serve as an outlet for the Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Association. Staffed by friendly and faithful volunteers & staff, all centers allow visitors to pick up member brochures, ask directions, learn Hocking County history and check lodging availability. Members are encouraged to volunteer as Travel Counselors at the Centers.
Visits to the Hocking Hills for travel journalists are coordinated by HHTA's public relations agency and other Ohio travel and tourism organizations and hosted by local businesses. Press tours allow writers to experience the Hocking Hills first-hand.
The Hocking Hills are represented at 12 travel and trade shows a year. These shows include travel and sports shows in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indiana and Michigan, and the Ohio State Fair.
A proud member of the Hocking Hills community, HHTA promotes responsible tourism to local residents through local radio and local newspaper, assisting with community efforts, social media and sponsorships.
Reasons to visit
The Hocking Hills State Park is the area's major attraction and the second most popular travel and tourism destination in Ohio for visitors of all ages. Our state park features the natural areas of Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, Lake Logan and Rock House, featuring waterfalls, craggy caves and dense forests unlike any other in Ohio. The parks see millions of visitors from across the United States each year.
With the park areas as the marquee attraction of Hocking Hills, small business entrepreneurs have created many complimentary experiences for travelers including shops, lodging, attractions, restaurants, activities, galleries and more. Hocking Hills Tourism Association currently has 237 member lodging businesses, including cabins, cottages, campgrounds, tipis, modern hotels, bed and breakfasts, and even tree houses, a train caboose and a castle. There are 41 shops and 45 dining locations including spirits & a bakery in HHTA 's membership and another 170 businesses split equally between activities & services.