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Explore these activities and places to take your family for some family fun!

Toledo Zoo logoToledo Zoo

Address: 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609
Phone: 419.385.4040
Hours: Hours vary by season and day of the week

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is over 100 years old and is considered one of the best zoos in the U.S.  The zoo has special events such as Lights Before Christmas and an aerial adventure course.  The zoo also hosts concerts, many special animal exhibits, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Go to the Toledo Zoo website.

Imagination Station logoImagination Station

Address: 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419.244.2674
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am--5 pm, Sunday noon--5 pm (Closed Monday. Holiday exceptions exist.)

Imagination Station is dedicated to promotion of science, technology, engineering, and math education. This science center has hundreds of activities for children of all ages.

Go to the Imagination Station website.

Toledo Museum of Art logoToledo Museum of Art

Address: 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620
Phone: 419.255.8000
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am--4 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am--9 pm, Saturday 10 am--5 pm, Sunday noon--5 pm.  (Closed Monday. Holiday exceptions exist.)

Over 100 years old, the Toledo Museum of Art is a non-profit museum.  It has free admission and is open to the public. It is known for its collection of glass art.

Go to the Toledo Museum of Art website.

Sylvania PlaylandSylvania Playland

Address: 3620 Centennial Road, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: 419.517.9094
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 10 am--8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am-9 pm. (Closed on Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.)

Sylvania Playland is the one and only indoor bounce house and playground in Sylvania. Come in and play on their five inflatables, four swing sets and toddler area. The glow-in-the-dark mini golf has 18 holes, 4 themes (underwater, pirates, dinosaurs, knights and dragons). Win prizes in the arcade and have a taste of Toft's ice cream.

Go to the Sylvania Playland website.

Tony Packo logoTony Packo’s Café

Address: 1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605
Phone: 419.691.6054
Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 am--10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am--11 pm, Sunday 11 am--9 pm (Holiday exceptions exist.)

Tony Packo's is a famous restaurant with Hungarian beginnings that offers sweet hot pickles and its original chili hot dog.

Go to the Tony Packo website.

National Museum of the Great Lakes logoNational Museum of the Great Lakes

Address: 1701 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605
Phone: 419.214.5000
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 am--5 pm, Sunday noon--5 pm (Holiday exceptions exist.)

The National Museum of the Great Lakes has many interactive and audiovisual displays and hundreds of artifacts related to the history of the Great Lakes.  It also includes exhibits like Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and seasonal events like Christmas Tree Ship. 

Go to the National Museum of the Great Lakes website.

Stranahan Theater logoStranahan Theater

Address: 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419.381.8851
Hours: Vary by show.

The Stranahan Theater is a concert hall that hosts concerts, plays, and other theater events.

Go to the Stranahan Theater website.

swan creekSwan Creek Preserve Metropark

Address: 4659 Airport Hwy, Toledo, OH 43615
Phone: 419.407.9758
Hours: Open 7 am until dark every day.

Toledo has many green spaces, and Swan Creek is a large park that has trails, a swinging bridge, and picnic and play areas.  It is also home to many birds, deer and fox.  

Go to the Swan Creek Park website.

Explore all the Metroparks of the Toledo Area.

Sky Zone logoSky Zone Trampoline Park

Address: 1600 Albon Rd, Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419.491.1194
Hours: Monday through Thursday noon-–8 pm, Friday noon-–11 pm, Saturday 10 am-–11 pm, Sunday noon–7 pm (Holiday exceptions exist.)

Sky Zone is a park of fun general activities and party events.  The park includes a SkyLadder, Foam Zone, overnight lock-in and more.

Go to the Sky Zone website.

Par 2 Golf CoursesPar 2 Golf Course and Go-Karts

Address: 210 E. Alexis Rd. Toledo, Ohio 43612
Phone: 419.478.4477
The Alexis Rd. facility in Toledo, Ohio has been in operation since 1974 and has undergone extensive improvements over time. The popular Alexis Go-Kart track opened in 1998 and has been a big hit ever since. In 1999, Bumper Cars were added inside the main building. State-of-the-art batting cages are in the planning stages for 2010. Folks with a multi-recreational appetite really enjoy the fun and challenges that the Alexis Rd. facility has to offer!

Go to the Par 2 Golf Course website.

Cinemark logoCinemark Franklin Park 16 and XD Movie Theater

Address: Franklin Park Mall, 5001 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623
Phone: 419.472.2117
Hours: Movie times vary

Chain of movie theaters, some with multiple screens, stadium seats & self-service ticketing kiosks.

See the Franklin Park Theater Movie Times.

Kart 2 KartKart 2 Kart

Address: 42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: 586.997.8800
Hours: Monday throughThursday 2 pm--10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am--11 pm, Sunday noon-8 pm  (Hours may vary by season.)

Competitive indoor go-kart track for drop-in and league racing plus a cafe with views of the track.

Go to the Kart 2 Kart website.

577577 Foundation

Address:  577 East Front St, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: 419.874.4174
Hours: Monday through Sunday 9 am--5 pm

The Foundation, open to all, is an ecologically sensitive place that encourages diversity and seeks to foster exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education

Go to the Five Seven Seven website.

Last Updated: 3/23/23