During the summer, be sure to check out the Toledo Mud Hens baseball team. They play in a beautiful new stadium right downtown. It's affordable, and a fun family atmosphere. And, yes, if you're a MASH fan, it's Klinger's team!
Take a walk on the Wild Side! Exhibits include the African Savannah, the Artic, Primates, Reptiles, an Aquarium and a childrens petting zoo and playground! A great family day outing!
The park is very clean, and the animals appear very well cared for. Lots of information is offered at exhibits including photos, documentation and audio guides.
Weekends may be rather crowded, and I suggest being sure to bring a stroller or wagon for small children and drinks and snacks, too!
Kids under 12 $5.50
African Carousel $1.50 each
The University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts is immediately adjacent to the Toledo Art Museum. You could this as a test run for Gehry's masterpiece, the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Compare this to his design, also from the mid-90s, for the University of Minnesota Art Museum - I have a picture of it on my Minneapolis page.
I'm not sure I understand this piece. It's "Untitled," by Ellsworth Kelly. According to a museum brochure, "Ellsworth Kelly has spent years exploring the aesthetic possibilities of simple, pure form. He reduces his painting and sculptures to as few elements as possible, even to the point of using a single shape and color."
There are lots of wonderful memorabilia photo's of celebrities along many of the walls. Make sure you wonder around and check them out!
Even if you don't try one of their famous hot dog's, you have to see the famous walls of celebrity signature hot dogs. Very entertaining!
This state park is located on Lake Erie and offers excellent water sport and hiking opportunities through Lake Erie Marshlands
This Metropark features a reconstruction of a section of the Miami and Erie Canal. You can visit an old Sawmill or take a ride on a mule driven canal boat.
The Toledo is a small but very popular zoo. It's a mix between the older style cages and more modern settings for the animals.
No you don't have to go to the cold to see a polar bear. These fellows make themselves right at home.
I'm not to sure what the real names are for these goats but they are a type of mountain goat. Notice the monkyes at the tree.
This fellow was very friendly. He kept following me back and fourth as I walked in front of his cage. He did not spit at me but he did stick his tonuge out once.
This is a piece by the British sculptor Barry Flanagan. According to the artist, the hare is a symbol of freedom. I betcha didn't know that!
The "Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden" at the Toledo Art Museum has some interesting and well-sited pieces. This is Alexander Calder's "Stegosaurus," from 1973.