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Toledo Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ohio

Treat Yourself with Tempting Toledo Sights

Huddled on the southwestern end of Great Lakes and straddling Maumee River at the southern tip of Maumee Bay, the city became a busy port in the 1800s.  It is a definitive destination for tourists seeking eco tours and great nature adventures without missing a beat of the city’s pulsating metropolitan hub.    

There is everything for everyone and endless fun in the city.  Golf and car racing enthusiasts have favorite playgrounds. Other interesting must-sees are the basketball and football stadiums, museums, parks, a zoo ranked one of best 10 in the U.S., a spectacular botanical garden, an amusement park with 68 rides and 16 roller-coasters, scenic coasts and islands, and a 108-year-old theater.


Get the Feel of Toledo at Tony’s Packos

Before setting out on a great holiday, drop in at Tony’s Packos made famous by the TV series M*A*S*H.  Have an eyeful of buns bearing the signatures of Hollywood stars and political bigwigs, a trend started by Burt Reynolds who signed the very first hot dog bun.

Catch a Mud Hen’s Game

The popular baseball team will be playing until September.  Two-time MLB All-Star Freddy Garcia will be pitching for the team.  Will he still have the magic?  Fans can find out at the Toledo Hen House.  When you hear the roaring crowd from a downtown bar, there’s a game going, so catch the games while you can.

Go Fishing on the Maumee River

Angling for walleyes is a favorite spring treat for rabid anglers.  During the Walleye Run, anglers stand side by side to catch their daily limit of four walleyes. A wave of walleyes migrates from the Mississippi River and passes through the Maumee River.  It is fun when you catch your fat walleye instead of the fishing tackles of your neighbors.  Kids can also learn the sport and appreciate the value of respecting the environment.

Sample Divine and Exotic Food

The annual Taste of Diversity event has both tourists and local oohing and ahhing over the ethnic food donated by the finest restaurants in Toledo.  The event is held to raise racial equality and is staged on the awesome Toledo Botanical Garden along Elmer Drive.  There are Italian pastas, Hispanic tacos and empanadas, Chinese food, and lots more to tease the adventurous palate.

See the Butterfly House

In the nearby Whitehouse, Ohio, the Butterfly House offers a magical treat of hundreds of species of the winged beauties in stunning enclosed garden scenery.  There are 500 species of butterflies coming from as far as Africa and Asia. Guests can have their fill of the magnificent Monarch butterfly. The butterflies are not people shy, they flitter about and may land on a friendly shoulder.  The place is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. An admission fee is charged accordingly: adults, $6; senior (65 and up), $5; and children, $4.50.

Visit the Historical Memory Lane at Ft. Meigs

The last of the wooden walled forts dates back to 1813.  This is a good place for the kids.  They can experience the past in the 10-acre fort enclave that houses 7 blockhouses, cannon batteries, and numerous eight-foot-high earthworks shielded by a stockade wall.  The fort is outside Toledo but shouldn’t be missed by tourists visiting the city.

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  • JohanWalbridge Park
    travel tip by Johan posted more then 30 days ago
    Just roaming the park and getting relaxed after a busy day of exploration is the best medicine for tiredness. The Walbridge Park is well-kept, clean and spacious. There are paved walkways, picnic areas and benches throughout the whole...
  • IvanToledo Botanical Garden
    travel tip by Ivan posted more then 30 days ago
    There are really no words to describe the Toledo Botanical Garden. Only if you've been there can you imagine the beauty, the tranquility and the harmony that are combined in this amazing place. I've visited the garden last year...
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