The National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the awe-inspiring stories of our Great Lakes through breathtaking photography, over 300 incredible artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits including the 617-foot iron ore freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the historic Museum Tug Ohio.
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.”
“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.”
From April through October, visitors can take guided or self-guided tours of the fort and museum. Historical interpreters, dressed in period clothing, are on hand to provide all kinds of historic demonstrations, discuss the history of the fort, and answer any questions. Come discover a part of Ohio history you never knew was here!
The visitor center and museum are open year-round at a discounted rate.
The 1,000-foot long Ribbon is a paved, loop trail that is refrigerated in winter to provide 25,000-square-feet of ice skating surface with rolling hills and soft curves. It includes a 5,000-square-foot ice skating rink called the Pond that is suitable for beginning skaters and events. Fourteen miles of tubing under the pavement supplies refrigerant to the surface, while a Zamboni ice resurfacing machine will maintain a smooth skating surface. Ice skating is available throughout the cold weather season with the inaugural skating season. Admissions and skate rental will be available at the Market Hall building located near The Ribbon. Advanced reservations are required.
In warm weather, The Ribbon will be a multi-purpose trail that will be free to use for walking, roller skating and scooters.
“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.”
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There’s two adjacent pickleball courts in the brand-new gym in the Heights Community Center.
Rental fee is $65 per hour. So, if you have eight people who want to play two concurrent games of doubles, it will cost only $8 per hour per person to rent. They’ll waive the extra $1. Nets are supplied; you bring your rackets and pickleballs.
Contact Rental Coordinator, Jill Morse at 419-460-0512.
“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.”
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“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!”