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Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama

Address: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone Number: +1 740-775-4100
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Chillicothe
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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. The show is performed each summer from early June to late August.

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Hardinsburg, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We attended Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater last in Sept 2013. At that time we figured it to be our 20th visit there, mostly on the Labor Day weekend. My husband is a descendent of Tecumseh which makes it meaningful in one way. The other being we had our first real date there in 1978. We have taken all our children and... More 

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took 4 teens for a senior trip to the Chillicothe area. I decided to take them to the behind the scenes look and then stayed for the buffet through to the show. it was an excellent experience. i would say that the gift shop is small but the over all experience was great

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I am full blood Chiricauha Apache and was born on the Reservation. This was true to true to life as the way our lives use to be. Very informative and Educational for people who do not know or understand thevway that life truly was for the Native Americans at that time n History. I enjoyed everything about your Presentation and... More 

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This summer was my 6th time experiencing this beautiful drama,and God willing it won't be my last.Everything from visiting the museum and purchasing books and trinkets from the Gift Shop and can't forget the delicious meal, led to enjoying this factual drama.Meeting the actors later was icing on the cake.Pure enjoyment from begining to the end!!

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My family and I thought it was a great show, even my 6 year old son loved it especially the cannons and guns.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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 

Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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 

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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! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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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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! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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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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! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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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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! Outdoor Historical Drama, 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 

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