Nestled at the western edge of Lake Erie, right on the border of Ohio and Michigan is Toledo Ohio. After the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal, expansion of the City exploded and Toledo became a major railway stop between New York and Chicago. The first of a great many glass manufacturers began arriving in the 1800s’ and eventually gave this amazing city its nickname “The Glass City. Here are 4 amazing things to do in Toledo this fall.
The Toledo Zoo houses over 10,000 individual animals that cover 720 different species. The Zoo is accredited by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums for its large focus on conservation efforts. The Toledo Zoo participates in over 80 species survival programs. Aside from the amazing animal habitats on display the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium has a number of interactive experiences on offer such as “Zoo Snoozin” where groups can spend the night at the zoo, and several behind the zoo tours where guests can experience the zoo from the zoo keeper’s perspective.
Toledo Museum of Art
Since its inception in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a reputation for a quality collection and innovative and extensive art education programs. The Toledo Museum of Art also remains to this day a privately endowed non-profit institution open to the public free of charge. The museum contains over 30,000 pieces of art and ranks amongst the finest in the United States. The collection consists of everything from Paintings to sculptures, to glass and works on paper. The Museum also give classes on viewing art, creating glass art, and painting. Its truly a can’t miss for the art lover.
Wildwood preserve is the most visited of the Metroparks. Built in 1938 by Robert Stranahan, the Manor House and the estate were purchased by the Metroparks in 1975, following a vigorous citizen’s initiative to preserve the property which was destined to become housing. The main attraction here is the system of nature trails that wind all over the terrain. The park is bisected by the Ottawa River and is a home breeding site to lots of different ground nesting species of birds. For the nature lover Wildwood can’t be beat.
The great lakes is one of the most interesting places in the United States. See it for yourself and find out why.