Marietta is a picturesque river town with European ambience. Located on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, Marietta was the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory, established in 1788. Its brick streets are lined with lush hardwood trees and opulent Victorian homes. Always alive with activity, modern yet delightfully old Marietta provides lots of history, two waterways, and a bustling downtown. And it was ranked 79 among Best Smaller Places by Forbes magazine in 2000. Internationally renowned Rossi Pasta, handmade in Marietta, has a gourmet store near the waterfront. The vibrant historic district offers many distinctive stores, antique shops, boutiques, and galleries, as well as several independent restaurants and cozy cafes. Historic sites and museums include Campus Martius, an Ohio Historical Society Museum, on the site of the Ohio Company settlement.