5 based on 965 reviews
Art from all over the world and every time period is housed at this outstanding museum, considered one of the world's best. From paintings by Renoir to sculptures by Alexander Calder to a vast glass collection, you'll find wonderful treasures here. Founder and first president Edward Drummond Libbey wanted to build a place where art was accessible to everyone, hence the museum's free admission policy, which continues to this day. The Toledo Museum of Art is open:Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.Closed Mondays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Toledo has a wonderful art museum and glass pavilion but whenever they have special exhibitions they are worth seeing. The current Egypt exhibit is very good. Check out the info on their website about mummy movies shown because I don't remember dates or times, unfortunately we didn't plan well to see it all in one trip! We loved the exhibit though.
4.5 based on 246 reviews
Maumee Bay State Park is a great spot to camp. The overall campground is nicely laid out. Sites are good sized, have decent privacy. Some have great views and settings for sunrises and sunsets. Plenty of trails to get around and get to the beach. Bathrooms are immaculate. Folks managing it were all friendly. Highly recommended.
5 based on 93 reviews
I have taken several classes at 577. Jewelry making was my favorite I went into the "classroom" and found several different stones and beads. I made three pair of earrings and a necklace. The lady who was teaching the class had several helpful hints to make things go smoothly she was very helpful.My husband also singled me up to a a basket weaving class of all things not at all my favorite but the other people in the class and the persons teaching the class made it more fun than it would have been otherwise.
5 based on 1 reviews
A gorgeous Nature Preserve with hiking trails, exercise station, large playground, Monarch Waystation, pollinator garden, and a covered shelter.
I really enjoyed the swamp and grasslands at this preserve and the butterfly garden is a great attraction. This park is very charming with its gardens and bridges and I will definitely be visiting again!
5 based on 27 reviews
This park is very well done. On this side of town, there is not much. But this park has a lake/pond, paddle boats, lots of trails for cycling and walking,lots of deer, and more. Its well kept, other than dumping to much fine gravel on certain trails making bikes hazardous to ride. Im sure part of that is less rain, etc to beat the trail down. But this is a beautiful park, fishing for the kids, lots of wildlife, shelters, and a top notch play area.
4.5 based on 597 reviews
Fifth Third Field is in the heart of Downtown Toledo and is home to the World-Famous Toledo Mud Hens.
This is the place where you can enjoy a meal, baseball, and have fun after the game. Great restaurants around Hensville, lots of parking, and safe streets surround the stadium. There is so much excitement during the game and between innings. Pick a night with fireworks or running the bases! After the game, you can grab a drink or a snack to finish your day!
5 based on 234 reviews
This is a maritime museum dedicated to the Great Lakes. There are six exhibit galleries, an outdoor maritime park, and the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. While the Ship is open seasonally May- October, the museum and maritime park open year round.
We stumbled across this museum while driving through Toledo. The museum was really informative and had some interesting pieces of history. My son enjoyed touring the boats. It was a good afternoon
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Get an underwater view of hippos at the Hippoquarium, the only such zoo exhibit in the world, and then move on to see the 500 or so other species of mammals, reptiles and birds.
The Toledo Zoo is great...........Always something for everyone. Christmas season has the "Lights before Christmas", with a winter ice slide, and bumper cars on ice. Need to take a try to really understand. They have dancing lights in the trees. It's magical like Disney Land.
4.5 based on 292 reviews
Make Imagination Station, Toledo's Science Center, your family's destination. In addition to your favorite exhibits and attractions, we always have something new. In 2014, a new simulator film, Over the Edge!, joined the High Wire Cycle, the BOYO, the Gravity Room, eight Learning Worlds and hundreds of interactive exhibits, activities and demonstrations!
I met up with a friend's family here (they came from Cleveland and I came from Detroit). It was a perfect meeting spot for us having young children. The cost is reasonable and the activities kept the young busy for hours. There is a small cafeteria there-also has reasonable prices. A nursing room is also available for breastfeeding mothers. This place may be a germaphobes nightmare because everything is hands on...bring those wipes and hand sanitizer!
5 based on 85 reviews
As other reviews say, this library doesn't only have an extensive collection. It's full of wonderful architecture and art. The entrance lobby is lined with spectacular glass murals (glass, of course, because this is Toledo); the glass is actually called Vitrolite, and display cases in the lobby explain more.
I especially liked a couple of things. One was the way that the atrium addition was joined to the (former) outside of the older building. Another was the fanciful and very fun Children's section (and a messy toddler's room with doorways that are so short that adults have to crouch to get through). I'll include a couple of photos.
I spent an hour and a half in this large place... and I didn't pause except when I was taking (a bunch of) photos.
Oh, and there's cheap parking underneath the building. Be sure to take your ticket upstairs to be validated (the first hour is free).
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