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Discover where Odyssey is, based on where it is not.

September 28th, 2009

Throughout the years on Adventures in Odyssey, many characters on the show have given hints as to where the town of Odyssey is located. While Odyssey’s specific location has never been revealed on a map, the town’s characters have helped to unveil some clues. A section at the fan website OdysseyScoop.com is devoted to those moments on the show where Odyssey characters tell us where Odyssey is not. Complete with sound clips, is the best way to narrow down the town’s location.

127 Comments on “Discover where Odyssey is, based on where it is not.”

  • anna on September 28th, 2009 - 2:35pm



  • jess on September 28th, 2009 - 2:43pm


    Thanks Odyssey!

  • Anonymous on September 28th, 2009 - 3:40pm


    why did you get this link odyssey is best in our imaginations

  • JONAH on September 28th, 2009 - 5:24pm


    Well I think Odyssey is in Chicago because it’s stated too many times.

  • grace on September 28th, 2009 - 5:48pm


    I know! It’s in Colorado! I’m sure!

  • Elijah on September 28th, 2009 - 5:59pm


    I bet it is in NC And For the podcast I want the free episode Islap floor

  • Tim on September 28th, 2009 - 6:19pm


    This is Where Odyssey is
    Latitude 41°22’56.06″N
    Longitude 74°56’26.91″W

  • CHELS! on September 28th, 2009 - 7:21pm


    This is cool! I always knew Odyssey was somewhere in the north, and not to far from Chicago. It would be great if we finally found out where it is!!

  • life is good on September 29th, 2009 - 8:34am


    I love odysseyscoop.com!! It’s pretty much my favorite AIO website. I’m also a regular checker of “WHERE ODYSSEY IS NOT”

  • Beth on September 29th, 2009 - 8:45am


    I am almost positive that Odyssey is in Illinois, it just makes sense. 🙂 It is somewhere in the middle, and Illinois is about the only state that would work. 🙂 I love trying to figure it out!

  • Q94 radio on September 29th, 2009 - 9:32am


    Interesting. Someday, I am just going to sit down and go through every single place even possible and figure out where Odyssey is. (I have lots of time on my hands.)

  • MAGGS on September 29th, 2009 - 10:14am


    That’s really neat. I’ve always thought Illinois…? I don’t know. 🙂

  • janelle on September 29th, 2009 - 2:21pm


    I think it’s in Ohio. Right next to the left of Cincinnati.

  • josh on September 29th, 2009 - 3:30pm


    Illinois, most likely its on the westearn side.

  • josh on September 29th, 2009 - 3:33pm


    hey tim could you speak in english? 🙂 :0 ;>)

  • Mel on September 29th, 2009 - 3:38pm


    Has anyone ever tried to calculate the location based on the length of bus and plane trips to various locations (Connie rides to California, several characters fly to Chicago)? That would be neat! (Hey Eugene!…)

  • PURPLE on September 29th, 2009 - 4:05pm



  • Anonymous on September 29th, 2009 - 5:33pm


    These Odyssey Scoop people are CRAZY!! (I mean that in a good way) Look at how much information is on that website!! But honestly, I really don’t care WHERE Odyssey is. I LOVE Odyssey and have been listening to it since 2001, but does it really matter WHERE Odyssey is, as long as there is this radio show? Sure, it might be interesting to find out, but I’m not going to spend my time doing that. Life is waaaay too precious to be spent that way! But pleeeze give us a hint, AIO producers!

  • athletestaci on September 29th, 2009 - 5:58pm


    Seriously? Why would anyone really sit down and figure this out? Don’t get me wrong- I love AIO and have been listening since 2001, but that’s a waste of time to find out…

  • Sarah on September 29th, 2009 - 6:08pm


    i love adventures in odyssey!
    ive listened to it since i was two and im eleven now! my sister used to hide my tape and cd players because i listened to it sooo much!! i think odyssey is where i am… minnesota! yeah! i mean its not to far from chicago.. and they say chicago alot! or its in illinois somewher! im running out of characters left so bye!

  • :-) on September 29th, 2009 - 7:30pm


    That Is So COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)I LUV ODYSSEY!

  • Anonymous on September 29th, 2009 - 8:43pm


    bernard and eugenge have travled thru colorado on the vaction episodes. so no it not colorado and whit moved to odyssey from chicago according to family portraits.

  • Anonymous on September 29th, 2009 - 8:43pm


    ohio is in the middle too

  • Seth on September 30th, 2009 - 7:11am


    Haha, this is great. I’ve always thought of it as being in Colorado, since that is where Focus is, but if you base it on the evidence given in the show, I’d have to say Illinois (since someone is ALWAYS referencing Chicago).

  • logan on September 30th, 2009 - 7:24am


    ODYSSEY IS IN OHIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • logan on September 30th, 2009 - 7:26am


    I checked it out and family portraits said it was in Ohio!

  • chal on September 30th, 2009 - 8:03am


    Odyssey could be were I live!

  • Anonymous on September 30th, 2009 - 9:30am


    it has to be somewhere north of Floyd county Indiana because that is where cabin creek was (the underground railroad)and in the routes of the underground railroad so if you look at the list that eliminates Louisiana Georgia south Carolina Alabama Delaware Wyoming Missouri Rhode island
    leaving Illinois Minnesota Ohio North Dakota

  • Anonymous on September 30th, 2009 - 9:33am


    plus eliminate North Dakota because that would be more than a train ride away and not a midwestern state leaving Illinois Ohio Minnesota

  • hl on September 30th, 2009 - 10:39am


    Tim, Why do you think it is in Pennsylvania? I looked up the Longitude and Latitude, and can’t find a reason why… 🙂 I hope that you can answer my question.

  • Original joe on September 30th, 2009 - 12:16pm


    I think I know where Odyssey is. Odyssey is in Ohio. Here are the reasons: it’s midwestern, part of the Underground Railroad, and close to Chicago. Plus in the episode “Waylaid in the Windy City”, Connie says she’s only seen O’Hare from a bus window. Assuming she means from her home in California, she would have gone past, seen it, and made it in Ohio.

  • MAGGS on September 30th, 2009 - 12:22pm


    Hmm…now I’m thinking Illinois or Ohio…I looked up some of the cities that are “near” Odyssey,and there are some cities with those names in Ohio…

  • D. on September 30th, 2009 - 2:51pm


    Odyssey is in Ohio. Beacuse on the Odyssey video “Escape to Freedom”, when the Imagination Station stops, the screen says Ohio and in the movie they visit the church that later would become Whit’s End. Plus they make references, to Cincinnati and I think in one episode they made a reference to Cleveland. They’ve also, made references to other cities in Ohio. So Odyssey must be in Ohio!

  • athletestaci on September 30th, 2009 - 2:55pm


    Joe, I totally agree with you… I used to think it was in IL, but I’m almost sure that it’s in Ohio by now.

  • jill on September 30th, 2009 - 3:04pm


    I think Odyssey is in Ohio too.

  • Lindsey S. on September 30th, 2009 - 3:23pm


    I think that if we found out where Odyssey is then it would take the fun out of making up the place where it is. Plus I think it would be unfair for that state to have bragging rights. I can just here those fans say, “Odyssey is in our state and not yours, we are so special!” Odyssey is in our imagination, and I think it should stay that way. To find out would ruin the magic of Odyssey. Focus is NEVER going to tell us anyway. I think we should just leave it alone.

  • Anonymous on September 30th, 2009 - 3:56pm


    ohio guys…okay!!!

  • allitheprez on September 30th, 2009 - 4:16pm


    oddyssey is in colorado! CO has pines, mountain lions,no beaches,about 2 days bus ride from california,mountains,and is flying distance from chicago,too far to drive or bus ride .ALL mentioned in oddyssey!

  • bob on September 30th, 2009 - 4:18pm


    dude oddyssey is in colorado !

  • rebekah on September 30th, 2009 - 5:19pm


    i looovvvee oddassey, who eles does!

  • kate on September 30th, 2009 - 5:21pm


    i do!:)

  • matthew on September 30th, 2009 - 5:23pm


    I DO! I DO! I DO!

  • A.J on September 30th, 2009 - 6:55pm


    iTS IN CENTRIL usa…. A.J

  • Emily on October 1st, 2009 - 7:09am


    I don’t think it is Chicago because anytime they go there they take a plane. So if they live in Illinois they would not have to take a plane to get there. I think Ohio Sounds like a good choice.

  • josh on October 1st, 2009 - 9:38am


    it would be very inconvenient for odyssey to live Illinois because they go o Chicago so much, Chicago is in a different time zone then most of Illinois. there for odyssey is in ohio. also in one episode Mich. says that there is a plan that flys from virginia to odyssey. if there was a plane flying there it would have to be close because how small the odyssey airport is.

  • josh on October 1st, 2009 - 9:45am


    emily they do not always take a plane in the episode “all-star witness” tom is shocked that eugene takes a plane to chicago , and also in “train ride” they take a train from chicago to odyssey so they don’t always take a plane.

  • josh on October 1st, 2009 - 9:57am


    anonymos is right it can’t be in colorado because bernard and eugene travel through it. that leaves one other place……………ohio.

  • josh on October 1st, 2009 - 10:03am


    also Monica stone says that she grew up in Cleveland so y didn’t jason say that his home town is in ohio?

  • Tooky on October 1st, 2009 - 11:14am


    Based on the evidence,I’m guessing Ohio. Or maybe Southern Illinois. Ether one would work.

  • Joshua s on October 1st, 2009 - 1:25pm


    It is in a mid weastern state or Ohio

  • odessy fan on October 1st, 2009 - 2:51pm


    Rats! I always thought (more liked hoped) Oddesy was in West Virginia!!!

  • ashley on October 2nd, 2009 - 11:14am


    It has to be some where that snows and has tornados. It can’t be in Chicago because they have to travel to get there.

  • :) on October 2nd, 2009 - 11:46am


    It obviously has to be somewhere near Chicago- do you notice how many times it is stated in the Novacom Saga?

  • aly on October 3rd, 2009 - 7:13am


    Ohio? I thought it was in Illinois.

  • Irwin on October 3rd, 2009 - 7:51am




  • Leigh anne on October 3rd, 2009 - 6:09pm


    I think I was wrong! It said that odyssey was probably NOT in Virgina

  • jane on October 3rd, 2009 - 11:34pm


    woops i forgot how to spell oddyssey! :]

  • jasmine on October 3rd, 2009 - 11:36pm


    im pretty sure its ohio based on all the evidence . . . sorry guys but im really pretty sure it isnt in colorado!

  • hannah b on October 3rd, 2009 - 11:39pm


    i think its in colorado.
    (sorry if i spelt colorato wrong, im from new zealand)

  • rebekah on October 3rd, 2009 - 11:40pm


    me to

  • naila on October 4th, 2009 - 10:31am


    it’s got to be ohio or somewhere around there,or else whit’s end wouldn’t be part of the underground railroad

  • Mike on October 4th, 2009 - 1:55pm


    illinois for sure because it is possiblto drive to the airport

  • Anonymous on October 5th, 2009 - 7:47am


    It’s got to be somewhere within a two-day bus ride of Los Angeles, because that’s how long Connie had to ride from Odyssey to get to LA to visit her friends and dad, in the episode “Connie”.

  • david on October 5th, 2009 - 3:29pm


    it is not in colorado it is georgia

  • Joelinohio on October 6th, 2009 - 10:00am


    Ohio! I have always assumed Ohio.

  • Danyaya on October 6th, 2009 - 2:48pm


    Odyssey is probably somewhere in the middle/east side of the US… but the point of Odyssey is to “have” one in your own town, or mind. But if you want to actually GO to Whits End, it’s in Colorado Springs, CO. 😀 And yes, they do have The Imagination Station there. 😉

  • LOLAHmarie on October 7th, 2009 - 2:31pm


    I agree with you, anonymous. My dad thinks it’s in Kansas.

  • lynette on October 8th, 2009 - 7:33am


    I know where Odyssey is. It is found at Colorado Springs, CO 80995. 🙂 Otherwise I agree with LINDSAY S. I think it would ruin it to know where it is. After having imagined it one way and than to find out differently after approx. 13 years listening it would be a shock to find that you were wrong. After all isn’t part of the fun of radio drama to imagine it for yourself.

  • THe Wolf on October 8th, 2009 - 3:03pm



  • Pippin on October 8th, 2009 - 3:05pm


    Danyaya, What is the Imagination Station like?

  • Anonymous on October 8th, 2009 - 3:19pm


    it’s ohio if you listen to the first family portraits episode they say that

  • grace on October 8th, 2009 - 4:58pm


    Even though it mentions “Chicago” a lot of times doesn’t mean it’s in Chiago. I have a audio serious that clearly says it’s in Colorado.

  • narnianut on October 8th, 2009 - 6:41pm


    If you look at the “where Odyssey is not” page on the podcast, i think it’s pretty obvious that it’s in Ohio.
    But if it’s not there I’d be willing to believe it’s in Indiana.

  • Bernedette on October 9th, 2009 - 4:48am


    Based on the evidence, especially that of the Underground Railroad episodes, I think Odyssey is in Ohio.

  • hannah on October 12th, 2009 - 2:33pm


    hey i think it is 50 50 in ohio and colarodo.

  • josh on October 13th, 2009 - 6:58am


    its not in colorado because that wasn’t even a state when the underground railroad was going on, remember the underground RR goes right though whits end. the underground RR was only in the east

  • Allen on October 13th, 2009 - 2:52pm


    I used an atlas and ruler, and the Adventures in Odyssey Oficcial Guide, and discovered that based on th trips in In Hot Pursuit and Wish You Were Here that it is very close to Rockford, Illinois. Thanks Odyssey!

  • khemenaya on October 13th, 2009 - 3:41pm


    I thought Odyssey was in Colorado too. I wish the real Whits End was in California. Or in Ohio.

  • Rebekah on October 13th, 2009 - 9:31pm


    i think its in Colorado 🙂

  • SNOOK on October 14th, 2009 - 8:20am



    Odyssey is IN Ohio
    Remember in underground railroad the slave were in Tennessee and headed NORTH and above Tennessee is Ohio
    Also Bernard and Eugene’s trip went from Iowa to Colorado
    then to Four Corners, Arizona then to California
    There are many others like Connie and Joanne’s
    trip they went to Washington D.C.

    Odyssey is IN Ohio, Thank You

    P.S. Bob, Jesse, You Guys Rock!!!!

  • hannah on October 14th, 2009 - 12:33pm


    hey we dont have any profe because we have read in a few commits that said they were in ohio and colarodo
    blessings hannah

  • hannah on October 14th, 2009 - 12:54pm


    hey chris can you tell us if oddesy is in ohio or colarodo

  • Carrie on October 14th, 2009 - 1:46pm


    It’s not in Illinois because why in the worl would you fly to anothere location in you own state thats like insane. I’m thinking it’s most likely in Ohio that makes the most sense…but i might be wrong.

  • tom on October 14th, 2009 - 3:42pm


    hi Hannah yes odyssey is in colarodo

  • Anonymous on October 14th, 2009 - 4:47pm


    I think it is deffinetly in Pennslvania because conellsville is in pennslvania.

  • $$$$$ on October 14th, 2009 - 6:14pm


    has to be in ohio

  • bob on October 15th, 2009 - 11:44am


    I have been there! its in Colorado springs Colorado! i ate ice cream in whits end once. it was good. 😀

  • carly on October 15th, 2009 - 11:56am


    it is not in Europe, because Connie says in one episode that Budapest (yes that is a real place)is far away. Budapest is the capital of Hungary. and Hungary is in Europe. i think it is in Colorado somewhere and it cannot be in Kansas. someone talks about a neice being flown in from kansas because of a tornado (ha ha, wizard of ozz).
    😀 🙂 😮

  • Chris on October 15th, 2009 - 11:57am


    it is not in ohio, hannah. 😀

  • abbie M on October 15th, 2009 - 7:41pm


    Odyssey is in Illinois. Cause all those tornados they have. They have to be far far out west to for a tornado to be able to knock down a whole house (Tornado!) And besides, it’s pretty much the only state in where odessey is that’s the most accurate. Oh and carly, how do you do that third smiley? 😀

  • abbie M on October 15th, 2009 - 7:49pm


    I take that back. After some research, it actually looks like Odyssey IS in Ohio. I’ll explain why later. 😉

  • abbie M on October 15th, 2009 - 7:50pm


    Bob, i did too! I went to whits end too. And saw the imagination station.

  • MAGGS on October 15th, 2009 - 8:20pm


    On the website it said something about radio stations east of the Mississippi starting with the letter ‘W’ and those west starting with ‘K’. In one episode, the Barclays heard a radio station’s call letters announced as KFOF. Which would place Odyssey where? That probably doesn’t prove anything, but it’s something to consider.

  • abbie M on October 16th, 2009 - 7:17am


    actually, i think it might be in Colorado or Illinois. In one episode (i forget the name) Connie tells Mitch that Virginia is on the other side of the world. And Virginia is not on the other side of the world in Ohio. lol, can’t make up my mind. :J

  • locomotive on October 16th, 2009 - 10:26am


    hey i think it is in indiana:) 😉

  • idance4jesus on October 16th, 2009 - 2:09pm


    There is not enough information to tell where Odyssey is yet!! There are still some states that have not been cleared yet. The States: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina & Wyoming. Don’t make your desision so quickly!!

  • Anna on October 19th, 2009 - 5:17pm


    I think that Odyssey is in Ohio. GREAT STATE!

  • anna p on October 26th, 2009 - 7:11pm


    i live in cincanaty i wish it was in ohio

  • brennsta on October 28th, 2009 - 7:34pm


    What about Montana ???

  • brennsta on October 28th, 2009 - 7:35pm


    how about alabama??

  • Ellie on October 31st, 2009 - 4:17pm


    I know egzaktly where odyssey is it’s in our imagination

  • AnDREW on November 2nd, 2009 - 2:23pm


    it is not canada?

  • HUSKYGIRL on November 3rd, 2009 - 3:46pm


    I luv the website, Ever since i found out about it, i’ve been reading it. I know where Odyssey is! (after several days and hours looking over the different facts. I’m not kidding!) It totally has to be in Illinois. Look at the facts. But, it’s all in our imagination really. I no i said it might be in ohio, but i researched more. I change my mind a lot 😉

  • Lindsey S. on November 6th, 2009 - 4:26pm


    Louisiana is definitely out because I have heard several people in Odyssey and at Focus that said it is in a mid-western town, and the last time I checked, Louisiana is NOT in the mid-west. I wish it was in the south because I live in Texas and it would be so cool to have Odyssey in my state. But nevertheless, I hope we never find out where Odyssey is because if we do, it will completely ruin how we think of Odyssey.

  • joy on November 14th, 2009 - 1:14pm


    I don’t care where it is but I still would like to know where it is located.

  • amy on November 20th, 2009 - 6:18pm


    I really have no clue
    because i live in Canada
    but I’d still like to know
    so i could maybe go there one day

  • aram on November 22nd, 2009 - 6:22pm


    well,it isn`t California,it`s not Chicago,it`s 75% chance
    it`s in Illinois.

  • aram on November 22nd, 2009 - 6:30pm


    There is absolutely zero evidence that Odyssey is in Ohio.

  • odysseylover on November 23rd, 2009 - 11:42am


    I think Odyssey is in Wyoming!

  • Tim on November 24th, 2009 - 8:21am


    There is absolutely zero evidence that odyssey is in Colorado. That may be where the real whits end and Focus on the Family are but the radio drama Odyssey is NO WHERE NEAR Colorado!

  • JMD on November 25th, 2009 - 8:43am


    It’s so in Ohio! They go through Colorado to get to California, along with Iowa.

  • RM (MItch) on December 2nd, 2009 - 6:52pm


    I have been listening to you since 1995. oh and i love to hack into other peoples coputer SO WATCH WHAT KIND OF INFO YOU GIVE!!! 😉 JK 😀 😛

  • RM (MItch) on December 2nd, 2009 - 6:53pm


    I have cameras even in your ofice right now!! 🙂

  • zack on December 5th, 2009 - 9:58am


    I think odyssey is on planet X! 😉

  • AIYANA on December 9th, 2009 - 1:39pm



  • Paula on February 20th, 2010 - 10:09pm


    when they first started doing adventures in odyssey before they came out on casset or cd, Focus on the Family announced that Odyssey was located in Ohio!

  • janessa on February 25th, 2010 - 11:56am


    this is awesome!!

  • Josiah on May 28th, 2010 - 4:57pm


    I think i found it On Google Earth! When i looked up Odyssey, I found a country town! It’s in the east of North America, It’s near Cleveland, Connellsville, mountains, There Are no beaches, It’s also near Odenton, And it’s near Greensburg, And it’s near the state line,It’s Also near Virginia. Is That right? Or is Odyssey a kind of Suburb in a bigger town?

  • nICK on October 12th, 2010 - 1:33pm


    I may not have found the town but I did find an Odyssey high school in Boston MA,United States and another in Red Deer,Albeta

  • sheyenne on March 13th, 2011 - 8:23pm


    dear mr. hoobler,
    isn’t odessey in colorodo? because,cris always says write to us at colorodo springs colorodo.im confused!lol! can you help us fans out? thank you very much!

  • AIO Luvr on May 3rd, 2013 - 4:38pm


    Hey Odyssey,
    OK. I have actually been 2 whits end in colorado springs, colorado (80995!) But is that REALLY where odyssey actually is???? Im really confused…
    BTW i am like AIO’s biggest fan 🙂

  • AIO Luvr on May 3rd, 2013 - 4:43pm


    wow this is neat

  • vader on October 27th, 2013 - 3:22pm


    ECHO…Echo…echo! 😆

  • AIOFANSITE on July 17th, 2014 - 1:06am



  • eleanor on April 5th, 2017 - 7:21am


    I hope Ohio.My grandparents live there.

  • eleanor on April 11th, 2017 - 6:51am


    I feel so left out. I’m not a member of the A.I.O. club. My family can’t pay for it. 🙁

  • eleanor on June 13th, 2017 - 1:05pm



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