Things to Do in Toledo, Ohio

Things to Do in Toledo, Ohio
Toledo is located in northwest Ohio, just off the western shore of Lake Erie. It is known as the glass city because of its roots laid by the Libby Glass Company. Those who reside in Toledo refer to themselves as Toledoans, and those who visit will find plenty of things to do to suit all tastes and age groups. From visiting animals, checking out the arts to taking in a game or doing a little shopping, Toledo has it all.


One of the city's most famous sports teams is the Toledo Mud Hens. The minor league baseball team plays at Fifth Third Field throughout the spring and summer. As of 2009, tickets start at $9. The home of the Mud Hens also hosts large scale parties, special events and high school baseball tournaments.

Another popular sports attraction to Toledo is the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Golf Classic. This annual event has taken place the last week of July since 1984. Spectators get to see their favorite LPGA players compete on the well-manicured grounds of the Highland Meadows Golf Club.

Toledo Mud Hens
Fifth Third Field
406 Washington St.
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Highland Meadows Golf Club
7455 Erie St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo is an attraction for animal lovers. It features more than 5,300 animals of more than 750 species. Guests walk through a large covered boardwalk to get to the zoo. Immediately, they witness birds of prey and a special arctic tundra animal exhibit. Not only does the Toledo Zoo feature several birds, reptiles and other animals in their distinct habitat, they also have several learning exhibits. Guests can experience hands-on how several animals eat, sleep and take care of their young. There is also an open-air aviary with various species of birds. As of 2009, admission is $12 for adults and $7 for others besides children under 2, who are admitted at no charge.

Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, Ohio 43609

Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art holds some of the world's finest art among its 35 galleries. Artists include Bearden, Calder, Cole, van Gogh, Rembrandt and Turner. There is also a sculpture garden, a glass pavilion featuring glassworks and hand-blown glass art, and various other artifacts. The museum hosts various installations throughout the year. Exhibitions change frequently and include the work of local artists.

Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St.
Toledo, Ohio 43620

Raceway Park

For those who love a good horse race, Raceway Park on Telegraph Road in Toledo makes for a great afternoon or evening getaway. Throughout the summer, the harness races are live on the weekends: 6 p.m. Fridays in July and August, 6 p.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. The track is also open daily, year-round for simulcasted racing bets. The park has an on-site restaurant and food kiosk for hungry guests.

Raceway Park
5700 Telegraph Rd.
Toledo, Ohio 43612

Erie Street Market

The Erie Street Market is located on Erie Street in downtown Toledo. This is a popular hub for many Toledoans and visitors. There are several merchants who have set up shop in the refurbished civic auditorium. The historic warehouse district offers a classic atmosphere that is filled daily with aromas and sounds from bustling shoppers and bargain hunters. It offers many crafts, merchandise and food from area growers and business people, including garden art, handmade baked goods, cheese and wine. The Toledo Farmers Market that surrounds the market offers fresh seasonal produce, flea market items and fresh and dried flowers.

Erie Street Market
237 S Erie St.
Toledo, Ohio 43602

Article Written By Julie Boehlke

Julie Boehlke is a seasoned copywriter and content creator based in the Great Lakes state. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Boehlke has more than 10 years of professional writing experience on topics such as health and wellness, green living, gardening, genealogy, finances, relationships, world travel, golf, outdoors and interior decorating. She has also worked in geriatrics and hospice care.

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