The city, whose logo is “Ohio’s first adventure,” has a growing tourist trade because of the city's important place in Ohio's early history. Marietta was the first permanent settlement of U.S. in the territory north and west of the Ohio River. A few fun things you can do: mountain biking, watching the sunset over the Ohio River aboard a historic sternwheeler, exploring cool shops, meandering the Muskingum River by kayak or canoe, and rock climbing at Baker Run.