Toledo Travel Guide

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Toledo Highlights

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     The Art Museum lives up to its Reputation 

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     Long, Cloudy, Snowy Winters & Hot, Humid Summers 

  • In a nutshell
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     Toledo Zoo is a great day outing for families! 

Toledo Things to Do

  • Fort Meigs

    Fort Meigs is the reconstruction of a fort built during the War of 1812 to contain the British at Detroit and act as a base for counter attack. Besides the restored fort, the site is manned by re-enactors who demonstrate what life was like at the the fort.

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  • Tony Packo's Celebrity Photo's

    There are lots of wonderful memorabilia photo's of celebrities along many of the walls. Make sure you wonder around and check them out!

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  • Tony Packo's Celebrity Signature Hotdogs

    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!

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  • Maumee Bay State Park

    This state park is located on Lake Erie and offers excellent water sport and hiking opportunities through Lake Erie Marshlands

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  • Tall Ships

    Each July the "tall ships", replicas of 15th century and beyond canvass sailed ships, come up into the Maumee River in Toledo at International Park on Front Street. There is a festival and live entertainment, as well as fresh seafood offered at bank side Bistros!There is a replica of Columbus' ship Nina!

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  • Toledo Zoo

    The zoo is really nice. They have over 6,000 animals. The architecture of the buildings in the zoo are impressive. It's old and beautiful and when I saw all the fallout shelter signs, I had to laugh a little. Were they meant for the animals or visitors? It's just a nice way to spend the day. Labor Day to Memorial Day: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Memorial...

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Toledo Restaurants

  • Greatest Hungarian hot dogs~

    Tony was Hungarian-American and lived in a Hungarian neighborhood, Tony’s creation was called the Hungarian hot dog. Until Toledo-born Tony invented it, there was no such thing as a Hungarian hot dog, say those who know the Old Country's food.Packo's food was an instant hit in the neighborhood. Within months of opening, Tony and Rose knocked out a...

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  • Best Steak in the Universe

    This is a large, old restaurant in Toledo. The atmosphere is romantic and dimly lit without being TOO dim. Better make a reservation because this has long been one of the most popular restaurants in town. The service is exceptional. The servers actually de-crumb the tablecloth for you between courses. The servers know everything about the food and...

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  • Great Italian food and Italian seafood

    We've been to Italy 3 times and are fans of the 'slow food' movement (i.e., made from scratch). I found this review in the Toledo paper: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200512 22/ART12/512220342We arrived without reservations right after a large party. We also mistakenly entered thru a side door that had been propped for...

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  • A Toledo Tradition

    Tony Packos has been a staple in Toledo since 1932. There's now many locations in the Toledo area, but go to the original! It's claim to fame is it's signed hot dog buns. Celebs have been signing buns for thirty some years and the hang on the walls. They have everyone from Bobbi Kennedy to Bill Cosby. They're most famous for their hungarian hot...

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  • Greek and Italian!

    This is my absolute favorite restaurant in the entire world, and I've been all over. The food is great and the atmosphere is so down to Earth. When I go I take a friend or my significant other, we split a pizza and a gyro platter. The gyros here are to DIE for and you've never had one until you had one here. The pizza is delicious too, everything...

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  • Georgio's International- French dining,...

    Delicious food in a very nice little restaurant, located next to the valentine theater. The service is great and you get very classy dishes here, although it can be a little pricy! Try not to wear jeans if you eat here, but it's not a black tie kind of place either.There's plenty of parking and free valet parking if you'd like.May want to make a...

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Toledo Transportation

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    by Char.Love Written Aug 18, 2008

    Tarta is convenient and safe during the day. I've also never heard of any kind of bad accident on the Tarta buses, the drivers are safe. Rates are like a dollar per person, less for seniors and children, etc., but you can get a week pass for 10 dollars and month pass for 40 dollars. You can et bus passes at most local banks.

    The bus stops at lots of stops all around town, and there are places almost everywhere that people travel to (the mall, downtown, etc) where you can be picked up by tarta. I wouldn't recommend riding the bus alone at night or when drunk, don't stand around at bus stops alone downtown late at night, either... and I certainly wouldn't put children on the bus alone just for safety reasons. The buses are always packed during big events.

    The also have call a ride, which you can call if you need to be picked up!

    http://www.tarta.com/callaride.htm

    They're doing T"art"a, now, too, so the buses are decorated neatly sometimes.

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Toledo Shopping

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  • Best Mall in Toledo

    If you are looking for some serious shopping, Franklin Park is the best mall in town. They have all the usual favorites - Ann Taylor, Gap, Express, Guess, Aldi, JCrew, Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic, etc. Plus there is a specialty camera store, Lindt chocolate, Coach, Bebe, Borders, and Dan's Sporting Goods. The department stores are Macy's,...

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  • Find antiques to modern here

    Outside and inside, this market feature small booths with an eclectic taste and foreign specialties as well as established booksellers and furniture dealers inside the old warehouses. Irish music and knick-knacks.

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Toledo Local Customs

  • Eating at restaurants

    People in Toledo go out to eat ALOT. There are more restaurants per capita than almost any other city in the United States. Some of the best choices are the ethnic restaurants. Toledo has excellent placess for Thai (Rose thai/Bankok), Lebanese (Beirut), Hungarian (Packo's, Busia's), and Chinese (Jing Schwan) food. Toledoans also enjoy festivals of...

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  • Drink beer and scratch your crotch

    Toledo in a nutshell.Lowlife scumbags who only drink beer, beat their wifes every Saturday night, fart in each-others face AND LAUGH about it, "Pull My Finger" hahahaha!Don't waste your time going to Toledo. Have some fun.Go to Lawrence Kansas and watch the prairie grass grow.

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Toledo Warnings and Dangers

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    by Char.Love Updated Aug 17, 2008

    The metroparks are great for families and couples and even a single person during the day.

    However, please take care when going to the park, there have been crimes in the parks in the last few years.

    Don't take anything you cannot carry on you. Criminals can break into your car in the parking lots and have things out of your trunk, glove compartment, etc, in a matter of minutes and be gone. Try not to park in the first parking lot you find if there is more than one, sometimes there are park rangers in some lots, try to park there.

    Don't go out on the trails alone, there have been muggings and reports of flashers in the woods. Carry some pepper spray if you are uneasy. Homeless people are known to frequent the areas at night and sleep around the trails as it's more safe for them there than in an alley or under an overpass.

    Also, as with any wooded or secluded area, don't go out at night in the park, it's just not smart.

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Toledo What to Pack

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    by truesunn Updated Jun 16, 2003

    Luggage and bags: -Comfortable backpack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: -Loose-fitting, comfortable, tempurature appropriate clothing
    -Comfortable walking shoes or sandals

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: -Sunscreen! (I got a pretty bad burn!)

    Photo Equipment: -Circular polarizing filter- All animals are under glass with lots of glare!
    -Telephoto lens

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: -A wagon or stroller for small children or for transporting photo equip or cooler

    Miscellaneous: -Bring your own drinks and snacks. You can rent a wagon for $4 if you don't own one to pull your cooler in, and save on eating costs!

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Toledo Off The Beaten Path

  • Sauder Village

    This is way off the beaten track from Toledo. But it is worth the day if you go. Sauder village is a step back in time and a chance to see life in the 19th century, before electricity and electronics changed the world. You'll find more than a days worth of things to do, including some farm style cooking.Located west of Wauseon on Ohio 2 (60 miles...

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  • The High Bridge

    Next to the Ohio Turnpike (I-80 & 90) bridge over the Maumee is the defunct CSX high bridge. It's dates from a period when sails must have been common, because the center section is on a swivel to turn out of the way of a ship passing up or down river. Yet, the span stands well above the height of any ship on the lakes today. It would have been a...

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  • Fallen Timbers Battlefield National...

    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....

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Toledo Sports & Outdoors

  • Mud Hens

    Go see a Mud Hens baseball game in downtown Toledo. The Fifth Third Field is a terrific place to catch a game and has won awards for "Best Fan Experience at a Ballpark". There are fireworks after most of the weekend games. Can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening. Tickets are $8.

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  • Toledo Mudhens

    This minor league teams is also one of baseball's oldest franchises dating back to 1896. The stadium is downtown and offers an excellent night's entertainment.

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  • 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.

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Toledo Favorites

  • check it out

    You can check out the weather in the Toledo area before you get there by clicking on the link below. The webcam is on the WUPW television station tower.http://weatherbug.excite.com/LiveCameras/Excite/LiveCameras.aspx?zcode=z4639&lid=CTHDR

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  • The Lucas County Courthouse - Downtown...

    The noble statue is of President William McKinley, one of many (seven?) US Presidents from Ohio, and someone with ties to the Toledo area. He was once a crony of William Hanna, a big boss man from this part of the state. Yes, amazingly enough, at one time in the distant past there was cronyism and corruption in American politics.

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  • 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.

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