Toledo Information

Originally established in 1833, Toledo, Ohio, nicknamed the "Glass City", is located in Northwest Ohio along the Michigan border. Set on scenic lake Erie, Toledo is easily accessible by the surrounding urban metropolises of Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus and Chicago. The city of Toledo has many wonderful attractions for visitors. These include a world-class museum, a nationally recognized zoo, and a minor baseball team with a beautifully modern stadium.

The Toledo Museum of Art is continuously recognized for its world-class art collection. The museum was founded in 1901 and throughout the years has built an incredible collection with over 30,000 pieces of art. Paintings by artistic luminaries such as, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Gaugauin are displayed in the main galleries, while ancient artifacts from Egypt and Greece are found on the lower levels. One of the museums highlights is the Glass Pavilion, located across the street from the main building. The Glass Pavilion has five galleries which display pieces from world renowned, as well as local, glass artist.

The Toledo Zoo is great place for families looking for a fun day outside. The Toledo Zoo is home to hundreds of species of animals. Many of the animals are housed in environments that are designed to simulate their natural habitat. The Toledo Zoo's African Safari area is the perfect place to see elephants, rhinoceros and hippopotamus in a simulated natural habitat. The Toledo Zoo is also a great place to check out a concert. Every summer the Zoo hosts family friendly concerts in their outdoor amphitheater.

Any visit to Toledo should include a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game at Fifth Third Field. Toledo's AAA ball club is associated with the major league Detroit Tigers. A lot of the professionals are sent back and forth between Toledo and Detroit, so your chances of seeing a big time ball player are pretty good. The beautifully constructed Fifth Third Field is located in downtown Toledo and is a short walk from the river front and many fine dining options.

Toledo, Ohio has a whole lot to offer any visitor. With its location on scenic Lake Erie, its many attractions, and easy access to the surrounding cities, Toledo is a great place to visit.