Glass Capital U.S.A.
Toledo is famous for its glass. Edward Libbey moved his main glass factory here in the late 19th century, and ever since, Toledo has been synomous with the glass industry in the U.S.A. Appropriately, Toledo has some notable buildings with interesting glass features, including this skyscraper downtown.
Klinger's favorite team
Catching a Toledo Mud Hens game at Fifth Third Field is a magical experience. Even more so if you do it with your father. The coziness and family atmosphere will make you remember why baseball is America's pasttime.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield National Historic Site
The location where General 'Mad' Anthony Wayne defeated the Miami Indians in 1795, opening the Ohio Country to white settlement. The battle gets it's name from the scattered trees that formed a natural breastwork. Shortly before the battle, a tornado had swept through this area, cutting a pathway through the forest and building a natural fortress. Here, behind the fallen trees, the Miami's and their allies waited for the arrival of the American troops. In spite of the defensive works, the assault by the American troops was able to dislodge the warriors and send them fleeing down-river to the British at Fort Miami.
Enjoy the animal exhibits at the Zoo
The Zoo is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Visitors have one additional hour after the gates close to complete their visit. However, some animals may not be on exhibit in areas such as the African Savanna.
Parking is $5.00 per vehicle. Members must present a Toledo Zoo membership card to receive free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot ONLY!
" $9.00 for Adults
" $6.00 for Children (2 yrs - 11 yrs) and Seniors (60+)
" FREE for Members and Children under 2 years.
Enjoy the Gardens at the Botanical area of the Zoo
A History of Change
Success for The Toledo Zoo was not arrived at easily, or overnight. From its earliest days, the Zoo faced enormous challenges. Uncertain financial circumstances frequently threatened its ability to operate, while changes to the natural world necessitated an increased role for the Zoo in working to preserve and protect the world's vanishing wildlife.
A city-run Zoo during much of its existence, the transfer of Zoo ownership to The Toledo Zoological Society, a private non-profit organization, in 1982 marked the beginning of a new era of improvements and progress. It was at this time a series of tax levies for operating expenses was approved by the residents of Lucas County. With a mindful eye on the past, as well as the future, the Zoological Society professionalized the management of the Zoo and developed a vision for the institution that can be seen in its operation today