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Tecumseh

Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
(866) 775-0700
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Chillicothe
Type: Performances, Cultural
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Owner description: Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700's. "Tecumseh!" has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation. The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre afford the audience a unique viewing experience. You will sit beneath the stars in the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre as sheer spectacle surrounds you with a herd of galloping horses, live military cannon in action, and the most dazzling battle sequences offered on the American stage. "Tecumseh!" has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation. Often emulated within the outdoor drama industry, "Tecumseh!" continues to set the standard for innovative production techniques. Over 100 people are involved each summer in bringing this exciting drama to life. The sights and sounds of natural elements serve to heighten this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. "Tecumseh!'s" reputation for artistic excellence in performance, staging and design has garnered international acclaim. Quality production elements such as the play's hauntingly beautiful native American Music Score - (recorded exclusively by The London Symphony Orchestra) - and its narration sequences recorded by Native American Actor Graham Greene continue to thrill audience members of all ages. This professionally produced outdoor drama was written by seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Emmy recipient, Allan W. Eckert, nationally known for his buckskin bestsellers...The Winning of America Series. The script has been acclaimed as the best of its kind within the outdoor drama industry and continues to fascinate thousands each summer as the story unfolds in the 1,800 seat Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre near Chillicothe, Ohio. Since the premiere performance of "Tecumseh!" in 1973, over 2.5 million visitors have witnessed this great outdoor play, making it the most popular of its kind in the State of Ohio and entire Mid-Western United States.
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Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I would recommend this to anyone who is in Chillicothe, it is a great outdoor drama theater, you will enjoy the reenactment of the life of tecumseh

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoy the show! We especially appreciate when we get great feedback from locals. Cheers! Brandon Smith CEO More

ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a show that can not be missed. It's like a history lesson for real. Nothing quite like it anywhere I've seen before.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping by and letting everyone know how much you enjoyed this "not to be missed" experience. We hope that the rest of your visit to Chillicothe was just as enjoyable and we hope to see you again in the future! Brandon Smith CEO More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I am prejudiced after first reading the The Frontiersman by Alan Eckert. it is what the drama is based on. If you are native American buff and want to learn and experience the early history of the midwest this is it.

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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience here at Tecumseh! We are always humbled to hear feedback, both good and critical, and it means a lot to all of us that you were impressed enough to do so. We strive to provide the best entertainment experience for families in... More

Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is really a very good outdoor drama a must see for everyone I liked the outdoors there's nothing to dislike

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

We were so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here at the theatre! We appreciate that you took the time to let us and everyone else know. We hope to see you again on a future summer weekend in Chillicothe! Brandon Smith CEO More

Medina,Ohio USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The experience was delightful with good acting and live horses that put you there back in history. The story line followed historical data and was a delight. We stayed at a good lodging just a few miles away and visited the historical mansion of Worthington the next day called Adena.

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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience and your impressions of what we do here. We're always so flattered to hear from folks like you and it's very gratifying to know that what we do is hitting the mark. Chillicothe is indeed a unique and fascinating place to visit and we hope that... More

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took our sons to Tecumseh when they were little and we happily took their children this past July. It was even better than we remembered! You don't want to take the small ones....Ages 10 and up due to loud noise and two somewhat graphic parts. Nothing is out of line or distasteful. Caught the buffet this time and food... More

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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience here at Tecumseh! We are always humbled to hear feedback, both good and critical, and it means a lot to all of us that you were impressed enough to do so. We strive to provide the best entertainment experience for families in... More

Dublin, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friend and I traveled from Columbus 50 miles down to Chillicothe to see this performance. The drive was slow and police were out in force to ticket speeders. Once there, the venue did provide good parking direction but they really should allow, nay require, rear end parking as exiting would be so much easier. We climbed the hill to... More

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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience at the theatre! I wish you had had a more favorable experience but frankly, feedback like yours is invaluable to us as we try to make the operation a little better each year. I do hope that you'll take the backstage tour if... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Our seats were located in the mid section near the back. We couldn't hear much of what was being said. They definitely need to upgrade the sound system. Disappointed in the production.

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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to let us know about your visit and your struggle to hear the dialog. We in fact do not use a sound system to mic our actors. We do this for a number of reasons including the historical nature of outdoor drama, the difficulty in putting microphones into an outdoor production (if... More

Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was a well done production. Two grizzly parts could have been presented in another manner, but overall enjoyable.

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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to let us know how much you enjoyed your evening at Sugarloaf! We attempt to be as historically accurate as we can in how we present the people, dress and customs of the time. It does indeed get graphic in a couple of places which is why we do not recommend the... More

Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a great performance for all ages. The outdoor theater is a value and a great venue for this performance. You actually feel as though you are back in time. The stars were out which made a wonderful night. This is a must to experience, great for all ages. The buffet was simple but good,and the setting was great.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience here at Tecumseh! We are always humbled to hear feedback, both good and critical, and it means a lot to all of us that you were impressed enough to do so. We strive to provide the best entertainment experience for families in... More

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