Things To Do In Toledo

Map of Toledo Area Attractions

Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo, located in the old South End neighborhood of Toledo, is rated as one of the ten best in the country. Its' Highlights include the Hippoquarium, The Primate Forest, African Savanna, Arctic Encounter and a Children?s Zoo.

Toledo Museum of Art

Located on Monroe St, the museum features a world-renowned glass exhibit as well as some of the most famous paintings, prints, sculptures, and furniture in the world. From mummies to Matisse, a visit to the museum will thrill and excite the artist in you. Admission is free at all times!

Toledo Area Metroparks

Hours open daily from 7 a.m. until dark... enjoy walking, biking and cross-country skiing on several trails, plus outdoor concerts and numerous special events. Free admission.

Valentine Theatre

Following a $28 million renovation, the 108-year-old Valentine Theatre reopened in 1999 and has been the cultural center for northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan ever since. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter and take in a show or two.

Toledo Symphony Orchestra

For the 72nd consecutive season, the Toledo Symphony will bring music to the regions of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. TSO continues its mission of service and quality and presents over 200 performances to nearly 260,000 music listeners annually.

Theater League

Founded in 1976, Theater League is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, community-based performing arts organization dedicated to the development of professional legitimate theater, both as a cultural and an educational resource.

Toledo Repertoire Theatre

With a mission to ?entertain, educate, and provide service to Toledo and the region through the discipline of theatre, the Toledo Repertoire continues to be a unique community asset. The 10th Street Theatre has been presenting performances for over 70 years in the same downtown location.

Garden Smiles by Carruth Studio

Carruth Studio's gift shop and gallery, Garden Smiles, is located in Waterville, Ohio. Garden Smiles, the brainchild of Deb Carruth, is the only place where you will find the complete collection of over 250 sculpted designs by George.

Toledo Lucas County Public Libraries

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is the area leader of information, education, and inspiration. By providing an open and equitable access to the Library's collection, all of Northwest Ohio can enjoy the "The People's University."

Owens Center for Fine & Performing Arts

Our season explodes on stage with an impressive array of talent, a broad range of music and dance from bluegrass to hip hop. The Spectrum season is designed to appeal to just about everyone as it offers entertainment for all ages and tastes.

Toledo Opera

For nearly half a century, Toledo Opera, northwest Ohio's only fully professional regional opera company, has fulfilled its mission of providing professional performances of grand opera and Broadway national tours at reasonable prices to citizens in northwest and west central Ohio, as well as providing an impressive array of education and outreach programs.

World Famous Mud Hens

The Toledo "Hen House" is just a two-minute walk from 4 restaurants and a few watering holes in downtown Toledo. When you hear the roar of the crowd, you will know you are close.

The Huntington Center (Lucas County Arena)

Lucas County's newest attraction, the $105 million dollar state-of-the-art arena is located in downtown Toledo, Ohio. The ground breaking on the 8,000 plus seat multi-purpose arena began October 1, 2007. There are 20 private suites and 750 prestige club seats as well as a club-level lounge, a banquet facility, a team merchandise store and a modern scoreboard.

Toledo Walleye Hockey

The Toledo Walleye are members of the ECHL. They began their inaugural season in October 2009 in a brand new state-of-the-art arena located in downtown Toledo.

University of Toledo Athletics

The University of Toledo fields excellence in competitive athletics in the MAC Conference. Football at the Glass Bowl Stadium and Basketball at Savage Arena have strong fan support, but the university also offers the opportunity to see a variety of other sports played at the highest level.

Imagination Station Toledo

The new Imagination Station will immerse visitors of every age in a multi-sensory experience that's as fun as it is educational. Structured around Learning Worlds, Imagination Station will blend the best of the former COSI Toledo exhibits with dynamic new additions and enhancements.

Toledo Botanical Garden

This beautiful green space is open to the public, free of charge, seven days a week. Enjoy the natural allure of several different themed gardens, including the Shade Garden, one of the region's finest hosta collections, an Herb Garden, Pioneer Garden, Vegetable Garden, and a Perennial Garden. "Enriching your life through gardens, the arts and nature."

Historic Woodlawn Cemetery

Founded in 1876, the development of Woodlawn Cemetery paralleled the growth of Toledo for much of the late 19th and early 20th century. Woodlawn contains many architectural landmarks including the area's most extensive collection of private mausoleums, which are part of the rich history that attracts genealogists and history buffs to the cemetery.

Tony Packo's

Tony Packo's is a Toledo tradition. The restaurant was made famous by the Toledo native Jamie Farr who played Max Klinger on M*A*S*H. Read about the Tony Packo's history here.

Cedar Point Amusement Park

With 68 rides, including 16 roller coasters, Cedar Point has more rides and more roller coasters than any park in the world. Built in 2003, Top Thrill Dragster is 420 feet tall and reaches speeds of 120 mph!

Maumee River

The Maumee River is brimming with jumping Walleye fish from the 3rd week of March to the 1st week of April. It draws 10,000 fishermen each season.


The "North Coast" provides endless activities for everyone. Enjoy the history and heritage, attractive accommodations, eclectic cuisine, and dazzling nightlife. Explore natural caves, as well as monuments and lighthouses. Outdoor fun for those who love fishing, boating, birding, hiking and biking.

Kellys Island

Kellys Island, the largest U.S. island on Lake Erie, measuring over four square miles, features amazing attractions and activities that make it an "Island for All Seasons."

Sauder Village

Exploring history is fun for the whole family at Sauder Village in Archbold. Chat with costumed guides about how families lived over 100 years ago. Marvel at craftsmen blending skill and creativity in glass, metals, fabric, wood and clay. Enjoy scrumptious homemade goodies and the warmth of genuine, old-fashioned hospitality.

The Docks

The Docks has been Toledo's place to see and be seen since 1996, and offers an eclectic array of cuisine for every taste. Every restaurant at the Docks is first-rate, and has a personal atmosphere.

Erie Street Market

Located in downtown Toledo's historic warehouse district, the Erie Street Market blends rich tradition with modern convenience, attracting thousands of shoppers and diners downtown each week.

St. Clair Village Shops

Less than a stone?s throw away from the Mud Hen's Stadium in the downtown Warehouse district, Downtown Latte will send your taste buds reeling with its fantastic array of coffees. There is also a hardware shop, Cold Stone Creamery, and a new grocery market.

Owens Corning Nature Walk

If you live downtown, this is your backyard. The Owens Nature Walk is open to the public, so take a stroll along the Maumee River, take in the amazing sites and enjoy this scenic area.

SS Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship

Visit the SS Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes! The Great Lakes Historical Society is in its new national museum at 1701 Front Street, Toledo, Ohio.

Map of Toledo Area Attractions