LAYOVER AT TOL AIRPORT - Area Attractions (in alphabetical order):
African Safari Wildlife Park
The American Civil War Museum of Ohio offers a unique museum learning experience.
Blair Museum of Lithophanes - Located at the Toledo Botanical Garden, people from around the world are able to view, enjoy and study lithophanes for generations to come.
Butterfly House - Hundreds of live butterflies form North America, Central America and Asia in a beauriful, indoor garden setting.
Canal Experience - There's No Place Like Our Place! Fascinating History of the Erie Canal.
Cedar Point Amusement Park - Throughout the entire world people know the number-one rated amusement park on the planet.
Country Lane Tree Farm - U-Pick Pumpkin Farm & 2 Corn Mazes. Educational & Fun Farm Animal Tours and Outstanding Family Agri-Entertainment.
Farmers Market - Established 1832. Fresh picked produce, baked goods, flowers, plants and poultry. Located at Market and Superior Streets in Toledo's Warehouse District. Saturday & Wednesday are big market days. Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wedneday 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Additional days and hours seasonally.
Fort Meigs State Memorial Park - Fort Meigs is a War of 1812 battlefield located in Perrysburg, Ohio. A reconstructed fort and museum help bring history alive.
Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park - a seasonal October event featuring traditional Halloween fun. We offer 2 fun haunted houses, ghost shows, interactive game shows, concessions, Halloween vendors, tarot readers, photo-ops and much, much more!
Henry Ford Museum - America's largest indoor/outdoor museum tells the story of the country's evolution from a rural to an industrial society. "The Automobile in American Life," a multimedia study of car culture in the US, headlines the museum's exhibits on transportation, communication, household furnishings and entertainment. Visitors to the village can tour the historic homes and workplaces.
Historic Old West End - Take a stroll along the shaded streets of this historic neighborhood and enjoy the exterior architectural delights of one of the nation's richest collections of late Victorian houses.
Merry-Go-Round Museum - Relive your childhood excitement as you ride the fully restored Allen Herschell carousel. Climb aboard and have your smiles ready when the band organ begins to play. Special group rates available.
Metroparks of the Toledo Area - Metroparks preserves many of Lucas County 's most unique natural and historical features, from Ohio 's only "moving" sand dunes to the 35-room Georgian colonial home of an auto baron. 12 Metroparks and two trail corridors make up the 9,000-acre park system, and additional land is being acquired for future parks.
Milan Historical Museum - a seven-building complex on one acre of beautiful grounds! Visit the 1846 Galpin House featuring 1,500 piece Mowry Galss Collection, 1843 restored Sayles Home, Doll & Toy House, International treasures & needlework in the Newton Building, General Store, Blacksmith Shop-Carriage Shed, Gift Store and Visitors Center. Located 500 yards from the Thomas Edison Birthplace.
Miller Boat Line - Miller Boat Line passenger and auto ferry service to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island, Ohio. Ferries depart Catawba.
Old Road Dinner Train - Experience classic railroad dining year round on Michigan's ONLY Five Star Dinner Train, while a comedic, interactive murder mystery unfolds tableside. Family excursions run Saturdays, June thru October. Private and Business charters are always welcome.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral - The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is the only Plateresque (architectural style of 16th century Spain) cathedral in the world. It features layers of paintings and frescos of saints and angels reaching to the ceiling, a magnificent stained glass Rose Window and Mosaic Alters. The Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Church for the Diocese of Toledo and the building teems with ornate carvings and statues both inside and out.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is home of the nation's first presidential library and museum. A tribute to 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, the facility is built on 25 acres of the President's estate and includes his 31-room Victorian mansion, Museum, Library, and burial site. The main entrance is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship - Launched in 1911, the S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship, once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes.
Sandpiper Boat - This 100-passenger canal boat replica cruises upriver past elegant estates and yacht clubs or down river toward Lake Erie. Lunch and dinner cruises, ecological and historical tours and educational field trips available from a variety of locations. Available as private charter for groups. Public rides: Discover the River Cruises, Fall Color Cruises, Sunset and City Lights Cruises and Halloween Boat Rides for Kids.
Sauder Village - Interact with costumed guides and working craftsmen at Ohio's largest living-history village. Barn Restaurant, Retail Shops, Bakery, Sauder Furniture Store, Country Inn (guest room expansion and indoor pool open late fall 2006), Campground and Banquest facilities also on site.
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens - Visit this hidden treasure near Elmore, just 20 minutes from Toledo. Enjoy the brilliance offered by nearly 20,000 annuals while strolling through a variety of gardens including, Japanese, rose, water, iris, perennial, etc. See nearly 1,000 different species, many rare and unusual.
Snooks Dream Cars - Automobile history comes alive in this 1940s-style Texaco service station. Visitors may view cars from the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's displayed in period scenes. Snook's Dream Cars is conveniently located just north of Route 6 in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Sylvania Historical Village - The Village is made up of the Heritage Center Museum, a 1902 house that was home and office to a local doctor. An 1840 log home.
Toledo Botanical Garden - Every day of the year you'll find something exceptional in the 64-acre Toledo Botanical Garden. Mature garden displays, enchanting views, educational programs, and visual and performing arts refresh and inspire 120,000 visitors annually.
Toledo Firefighters Museum - Tales of firefighting 150 years ago come alive in the midst of vintage pumpers, uniforms and equipment used by the city's first bucket brigade.
Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway & Museum, Inc. (Blue Bird) - Board the train at Waterville, Ohio, for a 15-mile round trip on the Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway.
Toledo Museum of Art - One of America's finest museums. Collections range from ancient through modern times.
Toledo Zoo - The Toledo Zoo is known as America's most complete zoo and is just the right size for an evening reception, an afternoon picnic or an all day affair! Create an event to remember in one of our ten remarkable rental facilities.
Tony Packo's Café - Front St. - Made famous by actor Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H fame, Tony Packo's will stimulate your senses with their world famous menu and celebrity signed hot dog buns displayed on café walls.
Wolcott House Museum - Our costumed docents will be pleased to provide you with a personally guided tour of five historic buildings filled with art and artifacts representative of 19th century life and culture in the Maumee River Valley. Guided tours: Thurs. - Sun. at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. April - December. Closed holidays.