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Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama

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Address: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone Number: +1 740-775-4100
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Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles...

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.

The show is performed each summer from early June to late August.

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Exciting and interesting historical outdoor drama.

Children and adults are hypnotized by this outdoor drama. It is a beautiful, very well done portrayal of Tecumseh's life. Breathtaking scenery and action that keeps all ages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Children and adults are hypnotized by this outdoor drama. It is a beautiful, very well done portrayal of Tecumseh's life. Breathtaking scenery and action that keeps all ages entranced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must if you are visiting S. Central OH! We've made it a yearly family tradition and now volunteer every year! The Outdoor Drama is amazing. Go early and take a backstage tour--it's a great tour for the entire family!

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I have made this my top event to do everytime I am in Ohio. Such an iconic show. I have been going for over 25 years now.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I see this drama every few years - ever since I was a small child - and EVERY time I see it, it still gives me chills. The music is intense. This is a definite show stopper!

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Even when the actors change, this is always a great show. The setting makes you feel like you've gone back in time.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My husband and I have been talking about going to see this for years, and we finally did it. We went with some extended family members. It is definitely out of the way, but we loved the drive. We arrived and it was rainy, and we were worried about sitting in the rain (They go on rain or shine). However,... More 

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful!! Definitely worth the money. Do go and see this if your in town. Very cool for most adults. I would not recommend for young kids. There was some really loud parts. It's something that is refreshing and out of the ordinary.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Bainbridge Ross County, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Tecumseh is a must see and to watch it close up makes it that much better. Seen it many times and I enjoyed every performance that I have been to.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Mason,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A real show of history, awsome setting in the woods. The black powder guns are a little loud but great show. Beautiful horses.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Ocala, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a very professionally done theater performance!! Top notch acting, sets, lighting and everything. The setting has an actual flowing stream, galloping live horses, and the amazing Indian Suite sound track is recorded by the London Symphony no less!! Set right out in the woods beneath Sugar Loaf Mountain that is on the Great Seal of Ohio!!

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

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