Founded by Virginia Secor Stranahan, The 577 Foundation is dedicated to preserving the historic property at 577 E. Front St. in Perrysburg, OH. Open to all, 577 builds a creative, caring community through curiosity and lifelong learning. Open to all, 577 builds a creative, caring community through curiosity and lifelong learning. This enduring passion extends to all facets of 577— from ecological balance and environmental sustainability, to broadening minds, stimulating imagination, and expanding horizons. Carrying on the legacy of our founder Virginia Secor Stranahan, 577 nurtures innovation, evolution, and growth while respecting established, time-honored practices and techniques. Most importantly, 577 is about spreading joy and having fun!
:The African Safari Wildlife Park is a drive through wildlife park in Port Clinton, Ohio. Visitors can drive through the 100-acre preserve and watch and feed the animals from their car.”
“At Board & Brush Creative Studio, our goal is to turn you into a ‘DIY master’ by educating you to understand and appreciate the beauty of raw materials—the wood, the knots, the color variations and the simple imperfections that will make your project unique. Distressing, sanding with the grain, and staining are a few of the important steps we will guide you through to make your personalized wood sign look as though it has been with you for years—like a vintage heirloom. Hone your own passion for décor & DIY projects; we hand you the tools & direction, you create the friendships and craft.”
“Castaway Bay brings the Caribbean to Sandusky, Ohio. This indoor water park spans 38,000 square feet and features a 6,000 square foot arcade. Not only that, but it also has restaurants, retail shops, a fitness center, activity center, party rooms and much more. A water coaster stands 35 feet tall, is 520 feet long and uses water jets to propel riders uphill! And that’s just one of many water slides. The fun house has a gigantic water-filled bucket that dumps more than 1,000 gallons of water on top of everyone. Here, you’ll have a soaking good time.”
“Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, it is considered the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States. Known as “America’s Roller Coast”, Cedar Point is home to 70 rides, including 17 world-class roller coasters (fourth most in the world), the Cedar Point Shores Waterpark and many shows.”
“The modest suites feature free Wi-Fi, TVs and pull-out sofas, plus mini fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Themed suites add faux log cabins and in-room caves, plus bunk beds, whirlpool tubs and balconies; some have loft-style bedrooms and fireplaces. Amenities include an indoor water park, and a grand lobby with kid’s evening entertainment, plus an ice cream-themed children’s spa, and a fitness center. Multiple dining options including a grill-style restaurant and a donut cafe are also available.”
“Hollywood Casino Toledo is a casino in Toledo, Ohio that has 125,000 square feet of gaming space, with 2,002 slot machines, 60 table games, and 20 poker tables. Hollywood Casino is a smoke-free facility that offers valet parking, big-time games, incredible restaurants, and fabulous promotions.”
“Imagination Station is a non-profit, hands-on science museum located on the Maumee riverfront in downtown Toledo, Ohio. The facility has over 300 exhibits for “children of all ages.” The museum opened in 1997 as COSI.”
“Off Highway 250, this African-themed resort with rides and waterslides is 5 miles from Lake Erie and 12 miles from Cedar Point amusement park. Rooms with African decor feature Wi-Fi (covered by a resort fee), microwaves, mini fridges, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs; suites add whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, wet bars and/or private balconies/decks. Some add bedrooms or kitchens, and stand-alone villas come with up to 10 bedrooms. Resort fee includes parking and access to a gym, a business center and indoor/outdoor water parks, as well as discounted admission to an outdoor adventure park. Themed dining and meeting/event space are also available.”
“Maumee Bay State Park is a 1,336-acre public recreation area located on the shores of Lake Erie, five miles east of Toledo. Maumee Bay State Park’s landscape is a unique environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie. A resort lodge, cabins, and golf course are nestled among scenic meadows, wet woods, and lush marshes. More than 300 bird species have been observed here. Families will enjoy the campground, inland lake, nature center, accessible boardwalk trail, and the Storybook Trail.”
Experience the very best of autumn at Pumpkin Pete’s and Gwen’s Gourds – mazes, pumpkin patch, cider and donuts, music, crafts, and so much more!
Scarysburg Haunted Corn Maze is October 14 & 15, 2022 from 7-11pm, $10 cash only
“Whether you’re planning a day trip or a looking for a special vacation destination – Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living-history destination, is a memorable place to explore, stay, eat, shop and have fun! At the Historic Village guests can have fun in the past while visiting with costumed guides & working craftsmen in historic homes, community shops, farms & gardens. Guests can take a walk through time in Ohio from 1803 through the 1920s. Exploring Ohio’s historic past is fun for all ages!”
Chain of indoor trampoline parks featuring freestyle bouncing, dodgeball, kids hours, fitness programs & more.
“Snook’s Dream Cars displays the extensive collection of the late “long time car guy” Bill Snook and is operated by his son Jeff Snook. It features a recreated 1940s era Texaco gas station, a showroom of extensive automobile memorabilia and a car collection presented within period scenes ranging from a 1930s general store to a racetrack from the 1960s.”
“The Carter Historic Farm grounds are free and open daily to all from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past sunset. *Farm Buildings are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. *hours may change- Please call ahead to schedule a tour. The Carter Historic Farm is a working farm and living-history cultural heritage center interpreted to the Depression-era. *Please note: this is a working farm, so be careful of, and watch out for farm machinery and animals.”
“The Georgian Colonial home is open for free tours and hosts a variety of cultural and historical events, including popular monthly Teas hosted by the Manor House Volunteers. With more than 30,000 total square feet, the Manor House is a one of a kind property used in part today as the headquarters for the Metroparks district. The house, or specific rooms, can also be rented for weddings, meetings and other private functions.”
We’re just wild about our zoo!
Experience more at the must-do, award-winning Toledo Zoo!
Find adventure for the whole family by exploring indoor and outdoor exhibits that feature more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. Be sure to visit during the Lights Before Christmas for a family-friendly holiday spectacle!