Are you ready to hear about some more fun things to do in Ohio?
This post is going to take us to Toledo which is in northwest Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie, and borders the state of Michigan. If you’re more of a visual person this map should help.
Three things you must do if you ever find yourself in Toledo, Ohio…
1.) Visit the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Here you will learn the history of the Great Lakes which make up 84 percent of the fresh surface water in North America. There are more than 250 Great Lakes artifacts to view including a life raft recovered from the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Experience more than 40 hands-on exhibits where you can even maneuver your very own simulated submersible through the wreckage of a lost freighter. Take a tour of the S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker which was the the largest ship operating on the Great Lakes until April 14, 1914. Finish up with a stroll through a 3.5 acre park with maritime artifacts and beautiful landscaping along the bank of the Maumee River.
2.) Go wild at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium which has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top ranked zoos. With more than 750 exotic species from all over the world the Toledo Zoo is considered one of the world’s most complete zoos. In one day you will experience animals from the Arctic tundra to the wilds of Africa, from the tropical rainforest to the Sonoran Desert and all points between. If you have a favorite animal chances are you will find it at the Toledo Zoo! Plus after two and a half years of renovation the aquarium is now open and home to 3000+ aquatic animals in 178,000 gallons of water.
3.) Grab a bite at The Real Seafood Company – a contemporary seafood restaurant that offers premium fresh fish and seafood from the waters of New England to the Great Lakes and to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy fresh oysters, lobster, shrimp, and the authentic flavors of seasonal and local produce. Open for lunch/dinner daily with outdoor patio seating that offers a beautiful view of the Maumee River. I highly recommend the Lake Erie Perch.
Have you ever been to Toledo? Are there any other must-see or must-do activities I should check out next time?