5 Best Family Activities in Toledo – LittleGuide Detroit


A short drive from Detroit, there is plenty to do in Toledo. Whether you’re spending a day at the zoo or a rainy day at the museum, your family is sure to find fun in Ohio.

Explore Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has it all – stunning animal habitats, behind-the-scenes tours, a natural history museum, safari railway, carousel, aerial course, huge playground, conservatory and an aquarium ! This is the best place for a family day out and here are the activities not to be missed.

Find the secret forest

Stroll through the gardens and larger-than-life art exhibits of the Toledo Botanical Gardens before letting the little ones loose in the “Secret Forest,” a two-story playhouse reached by wooden and rope bridges. It’s FREE family fun!

Go to a Mudhens game

Run bases, meet the Avengers, jump in bouncy houses AND watch a baseball game. Root for the Mudhens and spot future Tigers in Toledo.

Dive into Lake Erie

Maumee Bay State Park’s landscape is a unique environment created by the convergence of land and Lake Erie. The park includes two sandy beaches — on the shore of Lake Erie and along the inner lake of the park. Toilets and outdoor showers are provided between the two beaches.

Stop at the Innovation Station

Discover hundreds of exhibits, activities and interactive demonstrations that teach vital science concepts at Imagination Station. From engineering to animation, the STEAM Museum offers unique hands-on entertainment for all ages.

Photo credit: Toledo Metroparks


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