The Toledo Museum of Art

Overlooked by many visitors, the Toledo Museum of Art is one of America’s best-kept secrets in the art world. It houses an outstanding collection of over 30,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of history. From Ancient Roman mosaics to stunning Impressionist paintings, your group will find endless galleries to explore at Ohio’s second-largest art museum. Some of the museum’s main highlights include an impressive selection of works by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It also features iconic American paintings like Edward Hopper’s “House by the Railroad” and charming genre scenes by William Merritt Chase. Beyond the permanent collection, the Toledo Museum of Art hosts exciting visiting exhibitions to give you new treasures to uncover on return visits. The best part? General admission to the Toledo Museum of Art is always free! Special ticketed exhibitions do have a fee, but you can explore most of the galleries at no cost.

Address: 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: (419) 255-8000

Walbridge Park

Escape city life for a bit without actually leaving Toledo! Walbridge Park is a gorgeous green space spanning 148 acres along the Maumee River. Here you’ll find ample space for your group to spread out and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. Walk, jog, or bike along the park’s scenic trails that wind through prairie, meadows, and woodlands. Have a picnic in one of the covered shelters or enjoy a pickup game on the baseball diamonds and basketball courts. Walbridge Park also features playground equipment to entertain younger kids. In addition to its trails and recreational facilities, Walbridge Park has an unexpected surprise—a replica canal town! Cross the footbridge to Providence Metropark to explore an 1850s canal town complete with historic buildings, gardens, and farm animals like sheep and pigs. Costumed interpreters add an educational touch.

Address: 2761 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43609

Phone: (419) 936-2875

Toledo Farmers’ Market

For a delicious taste of locally grown produce and artisanal goods, a trip to the Toledo Farmers’ Market is a must. The market features over 100 local vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, maple syrup, flowers, baked goods, coffee, eggs, meat, cheese and more. You’ll find all sorts of yummy snacks to enjoy during your visit. In addition to edible treats, the Toledo Farmers’ Market has rotating craft vendors selling handmade soaps, candles, jewelry, pottery and other locally crafted items. It’s a wonderful place to pick up unique Toledo souvenirs to remember your trip. The Toledo Farmers’ Market is open year-round, giving you ample opportunities to visit. During the summer, it’s open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours shift slightly during the winter months, so check the website before your visit.

Address: 525 Market St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 936-2875

Fort Meigs

History buffs will love exploring Fort Meigs just outside of Toledo in Perrysburg. This fort played a pivotal role in the War of 1812, serving as an important supply post for American soldiers. Visitors can now tour the fort’s restored buildings and learn about early 19th century military life. Some of the highlights at Fort Meigs include the grand fort walls, infantry barracks, blockhouses, magazines, and grand parade ground. Costumed interpreters demonstrate musket drills and 19th century games to bring the history to life. The on-site museum houses artifacts like weapons, uniforms and personal effects from soldiers at the fort. Fort Meigs is open for guided tours from May through October.

Address: 29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: (419) 874-4121

Toledo Zoo

Home to over 5,000 animals representing more than 750 species, the Toledo Zoo is a must-visit attraction. This beautiful zoo has exhibits showcasing Asian elephants, Sumatran tigers, red pandas, giraffes, polar bears and so much more. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of wildlife! In addition to traditional zoo exhibits, the Toledo Zoo features a glass-domed aquarium with sharks, rays and other fascinating aquatic life. Little kids will love the Ebersole Conservation Center where they can pet stingrays and go eye-to-eye with playful river otters. Discounted tickets can be purchased online. Avoid the hassle of parking multiple family vehicles at the zoo. Party Bus Toledo offers direct transportation to the main zoo entrance, allowing your group to easily enjoy a fun-filled day. Give us a call when you’re ready to head home.

Address: 2700 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43609

Phone: (419) 385-5721

COSI Toledo

For a family-friendly indoor activity, head to COSI Toledo, a wonderful hands-on science museum. COSI offers three floors of interactive exhibits focused on STEM education. Your group can conduct science experiments, interact with cool technology, and learn fascinating facts about innovation. Some of COSI’s main permanent exhibits include Progress, an exhibit exploring present-day science and technological breakthroughs, and Life, which dives into the wonders of the human body. The museum also has an Energy Exploratorium, an Idea Works inventing lab, and an immersive dinosaur exhibit. COSI is open daily, with hours generally running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.

Address: 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 244-2674

Imagination Station

Located right next door to COSI, Imagination Station is another top choice for hands-on science fun. This children’s museum is specifically geared towards kids 10 and under, making it ideal for camps, preschool groups and youth groups. Exhibits let kids build, create, and dive into STEAM through play. Some of Imagination Station’s highlights include the ArtsTown maker space, Gardner Carry Exploration Zone for youngest museum guests, Team Up! exhibit exploring cooperation, and Backyard Science area. Kids will have a blast challenging themselves in this engaging museum. Imagination Station is open Tuesday through Sunday with hours generally between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 244-2674

Birmingham Block

For unique boutiques, galleries, antiques and cafes, make time to visit the Birmingham Block in downtown Toledo. This charming neighborhood has a vibrant arts scene and several quaint local businesses. Some of the highlights of Birmingham Block include antiques and oddities at Lucky Star, Records Unlimited showcasing new and used vinyl, beautifully crafted jewelry at Georgie B Goode, and sweet treats at Forte Chocolates. Grab lunch at any of the area eateries like Registry Bistro or Manhattan’s. On the first Friday of each month, Birmingham Block hosts an art walk from 6-9 p.m. Galleries and shops stay open late for this lively monthly event.

Address: The Birmingham, 203 N St Clair St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 243-1197

Ottawa Park

Discover Toledo’s natural beauty at Ottawa Park, spanning over 500 acres in west Toledo. This gorgeous park features woodlands, wetlands, prairie, and meadows along the Ottawa River. It’s home to a surprising variety of wildlife like herons, beavers, owls, foxes and more. At Ottawa Park, your group can hike and bike miles of trails, fish in the pond, play disc golf, picnic in pavilions, and explore the Kleismit Nature Center. The park also offers playgrounds, sand volleyball, tennis, and basketball to stay active. Certain areas of the park require permits for access, so stop by the main office when you arrive if you’d like to reserve a special use area for your group.

Address: 2145 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 936-2875

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