Toledo Ohio Attractions

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    Historic Fort Meigs

    A re-enactment at Fort Meigs
    (courtesy of Do Toledo)

    Located just south of downtown Toledo in the suburb of Perrysburg, Ft. Meigs is the largest wooden-walled fortification in North America. Built in 1813 to defend the Ohio country against the likely British invasion from Lake Erie, Ft. Meigs has been restored to its original condition. Visitors can tour the seven block houses, five cannon batteries and explore the new visitors' center. The Fort is open from April 1 to October 31. The Visitors Center is open year round. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $4 for students.

    Fort Meigs
    29100 W River Rd.
    Perrysburg, OH 43551
    (419) 874-4121

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    The Toledo Museum of Art

    Toledo Museum of Art
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    The Toledo Museum of Art, founded in 1901, houses a diverse collection of art with special emphasis on 19th and 20th century European and American paintings. The museum's glass pavilion, opened in August of 2006, features an extensive collection of glass objects, ranging from ancient times to the present. The museum, located in Toledo's Old West End neighborhood, is free to the public. The museum is also the site of frequent concerts by the Toledo Symphony.

    The Toledo Museum of Art
    2445 Monroe St.
    Toledo, OH 43620
    (419) 255-8000

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    Hollywood Casino Toledo

    Gaming at Hollywood Casino
    (courtesy of Do Toledo)

    Located on Miami Street, just off of I-75 near the Maumee River. The casino, which opened in May, 2012, features 125,000 square feet of gaming space, including 2000 slots, 60 gaming tables, and a poker room. In addition, Hollywood Casino Toledo has a sports bar, three restaurants, and lounge. Adjacent to the casino is a five-story parking garage with space for more than 2,500 cars.

    Hollywood Casino
    1968 Miami St.
    Toledo, OH 43605
    (419) 661-5200

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    The Toledo Zoo

    Children at Toledo Zoo
    Pardee Ave. / Flickr / Getty Images

    The Toledo Zoo, located just south of downtown, was started in 1900 with a single woodchuck. The zoo has grown to be one of the ten best zoos in the country and one of the most comprehensive. New exhibits include a hippoaquarium, the first in the US. The Toledo Zoo is open year-round, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Hours are 10am - 4pm. Admission is $14 for adults and $11 for seniors and children. (Lucas County residents get a $2 discount.)

    The Toledo Zoo
    2 Hippo Way
    Toledo, OH 43609
    (419) 385-4040

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    The Historic Old West End

    Toledo's historic Old West End, located west of downtown near the Toledo Museum of Art, is one of the largest concentrations of late 19th century Victorian buildings in the US. The 25-block area boasts hundreds of restored structures, ranging from 1200 to 10,000-square feet. A walk through this neighborhood is a perfect ending to a day at the museum. Walking maps are available at the museum.

    The Old West End celebrates its heritage and quirkiness each summer at the annual Old West End Festival, a combination of street party and craft fair.

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    Sauder Village in Archbold

    Historic Sauder Village in Archbold Ohio
    (courtesy of the Ohio Dept of Travel and Tourism)

    Sauder Village, located west of Toledo in Archbold Ohio, is a recreated 19th-century settlers village. The site includes 37 buildings, a bakery, a restaurant, an inn, and a campground and seeks to educate visitors about life in the "Black Swamp" between 1803 and 1920. The site is open from mid-April through October. Admission is $15 for adults, $13.50 for seniors and $8 for children age 6-12. Children under 5 visit free.

    Sauder Village
    22611 OH-2
    Archbold, OH 43502
    (419) 446-2541

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    The Libbey Glass Outlet Store

    Libbey Glass has a 170+ year history in the city of Toledo. The company, and its founder, played a part in creating many of the city's largest corporations as well as the Toledo Art Museum and Toledo Symphony. The company is still going strong today. Visit their 16,000-square foot warehouse outlet store in downtown Toledo for savings of up to 60 percent on glassware, glass giftware, art glass, and accessories. The outlet, at 205 S. Erie St., is open seven days a week.

    Libbey Glass Outlet Store
    5001 Monroe St
    Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 254-5000

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    Imagination Station

    Inside Imagination Station
    (Courtesy of Do

    Toledo's Imagination Station (formerly called COSI) is located on the waterfront in the heart of downtown. The museum features eight themed learning worlds, including "Sports," "Waterworks," "Kidspace," and "Mind Zone." Imagination Station is open every day except for Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for seniors and $8 for children 3-12.

    Imagination Station
    1 Discovery Way
    Toledo, OH 43604
    (419) 244-2674

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    Tony Packo's Cafe

    The food at Tony Packo's Cafe in Toledo Ohio
    (Courtesy of the Toledo CVB)

    A Toledo institution, this Hungarian restaurant located just across the Maumee River from downtown, is known for its spicy pickles and peppers and its Hungarian hotdogs, topped with chili. Tony Packo's, opened in 1932, was brought to the country's attention when "MASH"'s Corporal Klinger, a Toledo native, mentioned it repeatedly on the TV series. It's a unique and affordable place to eat after a day of sightseeing.

    Tony Packo's Cafe
    1902 Front St.
    Toledo, OH 43605
    (419) 691-1953

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    The National Museum of the Great Lakes

    (courtesy of the National Museum of the Great Lakes)

    Located on the east bank of the Maumee River in downtown Toledo, the National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the story of the five Great Lakes with more than 300 artifacts, 50 interactive exhibits and a retired ore freighter, the "SS Colonel James A. Schoomaker." The museum, which opened in 2014, replaced the small museum that used to stand near the lighthouse in Vermillon, Ohio. Highlights of the museum include the freighter, which you can explore during the warm weather months, and the extensive collection of ship models.

    Admission (2016 prices) is $12 for adults, $11 for students (6-18 years) and seniors (65 and older), and free for those age five and  younger. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.

    National Museum of the Great Lakes
    1701 Front St.
    Toledo, OH 43605
    (419) 214-5000

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    Toledo Mudhens Baseball

    Toledo Mud Hens
    (courtesy of Do Toledo)

     Another highlight of any visit to Toledo is taking in a game or two of the famous Toledo Mudhens, a AAA team affiliated with the Detoit Tigers. The team plays from April through September at Fifth Third Field, a new ballpark located in downtown Toledo. Tickets start at just $12 for field seats.

    Toledo Mudhens
    Fifth Third Field
    406 Washington St.
    Toledo, OH 43604
    (419) 725-4367

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    Toledo Botanical Garden

    Toledo Botanical Garden
    (courtesy of Do

    The 60-acre Toledo Botanical Garden, located on the city's near west side, is part of the Toledo Metroparks system. Established in 1964, the Garden is actually a collection of specialty gardens, including an herb garden, a rose garden, a perennial garden and a pioneer garden. The Toledo Botanical Garden is also the site of the annual Crosby Festival of the Arts, held each June, and Heralding in the Holidays, a seasonal arts and crafts fair.

    The Toledo Botanical Garden is open daily year-round during daylight hours. Admission and parking are free.

    Toledo Botanical Garden
    5403 Elmer Dr.
    Toledo, OH 43615
    (419) 536-5566

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    Wildwood Preserve Metropark

    (courtesy of Do

    Located on the northwest side of Toledo, the 493-acre Wildwood Preserve Metropark is the largest of Toledo's city parks. Built on the former estate of the Stranahan family (of Champion Spark Plug fame), the park has retained the original Manor House as well as the manicured gardens that surround it. The house, built in 1938, is a major attraction during the holiday season.

    However, the biggest draw of Wildwood Preserve is the extensive system of hiking and biking trails. Its diverse collection of wildflowers and grasses and the many woodland creatures that call the park home.

    Wildwood Preserve Metropark
     5100 W Central Ave.
    Toledo, OH 43615
    (419) 407-9700