Attractions

People here have interests as diverse as the weather – and in a region with four seasons (and then some), that’s saying something. So there’s always something entertaining going on, outside or indoors, playful or peaceful. Here are some you don’t want to miss, in Sylvania and around the area.

For information on upcoming festivities, performances and other happenings, check out the schedule on the Sylvania Calendar of Events.

And don’t forget to visit www.dotoledo.org – from theater and music to shopping malls and Maumee Bay, you’ll find plenty to see and do throughout the region.

 

Centennial Terrace
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5773 Centennial Rd.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-885-7106

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P: 419-885-7247
http://www.playsylvania.com

Centennial Terrace hosts a wide variety of entertainment, including many dance events. Its outdoor ballroom features a 10,000 sq. ft. terrazzo dance floor – one of the largest outdoor dance floors in the U.S.

Sylvania Historical Village
& Heritage Center Museum
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5717 N. Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-882-4865
www.sylvaniahistoricalvillage.org

From hot news stories and resignations to Pretty Boy Floyd and Harriet Beecher Stowe – Sylvania has history worth getting to know. Find out more.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield
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1025 River Rd.
Maumee, Ohio 43537
P: 419-407-9731
www.metroparkstoledo.com
www.fallentimbersbattlefield.com

The 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers (so called because it was fought amid trees felled by a tornado) is one of the three most important battles in the development of the United States. In 2000, Congress established the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site, which received Affiliated Unit of the National Park Service designation.

The Fallen Timbers Battlefield comprises three separate sites: the 196-acre Fallen Timbers Battlefield (discovered in 1995 and still in development); the Fallen Timbers Monument, a 9-acre Ohio Historical Society site at Side Cut Metropark on Fallen Timbers Lane (off Jerome Road) in Maumee; and the Fort Miamis site (under excavation), also in Maumee. The battlefield and the monument are connected by a bridge spanning U.S. 24. The monument is open year-round.

Toledo Botanical Garden
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5403 Elmer Dr.
Toledo, Ohio 43615
P: 419-936-2986
www.toledogarden.org

A museum for plants, Toledo Botanical Garden offers over 60 acres of display gardens and relevant plant collections. Children become engaged in our natural world through educational, hands-on plant exploration and pioneer living activities. Art lovers are inspired by original sculptures located throughout the garden and the annual Crosby Festival of the Arts. A variety of resident organizations – pottery, photography, glass arts and more – call the gardens home.

Open daily. Admission is free, except during some special events.

Appold Planetarium at Lourdes University
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6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-517-8897
www.lourdes.edu/planetarium

The planetarium was recently upgraded to digital technology. This technology allows us to not only play spectacular pre-rendered shows, but also to fly through the entire known universe in 3D to explore objects and places as they really appear in space. Click here for more information and to visit the website.

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Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC)
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5632 N. Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-517-0118
www.sylvaniaarts.org

SCAC promotes programs involved with the performing arts, arts education and visual arts in the greater Sylvania community for residents of all ages. Projects include public art, Music in the Park, creative theater for kids and Sylvania’s community orchestra. Find out more.

Providence Metropark
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13827 U.S. 24 W (at St. Rt. 578)
P: 419-407-9741
www.metroparkstoledo.com

Take a ride on a mule-drawn canal boat and travel as people did in the 1830s. During the 45-minute trip – including passage through an original lock – living history characters tell educational and entertaining stories about life in the mid-1800s. Watch workers mill grain by waterpower in the Isaac Ludwig Mill, which served early area settlers. Call for schedules.

Toledo Museum of Art
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2445 Monroe St.
Toledo, Ohio 43620
P: 419-255-8000, 800-644-6862
www.toledomuseum.org

The Toledo Museum of Art has a global reputation for the quality of its collection, innovative education programs and an architecturally significant campus. Take in the vast collection, including hands-on activities, then stroll through the outdoor sculpture garden. The postmodern Glass Pavilion, recognized globally for its “see through” design, is the new home of TMA’s world-renowned glass collection, featuring more than 5,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary times.

Museum admission is always FREE.

Open Tuesday – Sunday.
Closed Mondays and most major holidays.

Franciscan Center of Lourdes University
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6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
P: 419-824-3975
www.franciscancenter.org

The Franciscan Center is a beautiful, state-of-the-art theater and conference center. World-class performers – classical and pop – and cultural troupes from around the globe appear here throughout the year.

The Butterfly House
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11455 Obee Rd.
Whitehouse, Ohio 43571
P: 419-877-2733
www.butterfly-house.com

See more than 1,000 butterflies of diverse species from North and South America and Asia flutter among garden flowers. The Butterfly House offers a warm and peaceful environment to marvel at nature’s beauty.

Call for admission prices.
Open daily, Mar. 15 – Sept. 30. Weekends only in October.

The Toledo Mud Hens
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406 Washington St.
Toledo, OH 43604
P: 419-725-HENS (4367)
www.mudhens.com

In April of 2002, the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club played their first game in their new ballpark, Fifth Third Field. The state-of-the-art 8,943 seat facility in the heart of downtown Toledo. Fans have flocked to Fifth Third Field in the years since the park has opened. For tickets to Mud Hens games at Fifth Third Field please call 419-725-HENS (4367) or order online!

Toledo Zoo
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2700 Broadway or
Anthony Wayne Trail
Toledo, Ohio 43609
419-385-5721
www.toledozoo.org

Rated one of the finest and most complete zoos in the nation, the Toledo Zoo has a newly renovated Aquarium Experience with 3000+ aquatic animals in 178,000 gallons of water. From sleek sharks to glittering tropical fish, it’s like nothing seen before in this region. Touch a stingray with your own hands in the touch tank or interact with a diver inside The Reef. The zoo has more than 5,300 animals representing 760 species. “Visit” the Arctic tundra, the wilds of Africa, the tropical rainforest, the Sonoran Desert and all points in between – all in one great day!

Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

 

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