Technology has forever changed the face of tourism with the recent advancements of photography, video based virtual experiences. Many of Northwest Ohio's Museums and experiences are now available to explore online using this tech and the team at Visit Northwest Ohio is please to bring these experiences to you. These experiences are a great way to sample from the safety and comfort of home today and build your interest in these offering for an in person visit.
Wood County Museum
Wood County Museum, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, the Museum was formerly a county poor farm from 1869-1971. Today it hosts exhibits, tours, and events to uncover Wood County's unique local history. The museum grounds are part of the Wood County Park District and house an herb garden, oil derrick, and more. They have a special section of their website dedicated to online exploration and an online gallery, enjoy!
Snook's Dream Cars
Automobile history comes alive in Snook’s Dream Cars Automobile Museum fittingly located adjacent to one of America’s first cross-country highways, U.S. Route 6, in Bowling Green, Ohio. Your journey in the “past lane” begins as you step into an authentically recreated 40s- era Texaco filling station, featuring an extensive collection of “automobilia” — everything from hood ornaments and window cranks to seat covers, bug remover and backseat touring games and of course beautifully restored cars!
Kelleys Island Historical Association
Check out these Kelleys Island videos! Featuring a tour of the cemetery, the Island and the Civil War, some old Homecoming videos and a whole lot more. And walking tours of some of our historic houses and sites.
ProMedica Museum of Natural History (Toledo Zoo)
Take a virtual tour of the ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the Toledo Zoo! The new Museum focuses on biodiversity, or the variety of life in the world. The first floor begins with prehistoric Ohio and then becomes a walking tour of the various habitats found along Lake Erie following the Ice Age. The second floor ties Ohio to species and habitats around the globe through venom and arthropods. In addition, the second floor is home to Nature in Hand, a hands-on library of bones, pelts and taxidermy, along with The Mazza Gallery, featuring animal, zoo and nature-themed children’s book illustrations.
Metroparks Toledo's Cannaley Treehouse Village
The Cannaley Treehouse Village at Oak Openings Preserve will provide Metropark visitors new, memorable experiences that connect people with nature. Once completed, it will include: a six-person treehouse, a four-person treehouse, two 2-person treehouses, three tent/hammock platforms for camping in the trees, a common treehouse with seating for up to 49 people, a crow's nest and a canopy walk linking the common treehouse to the crow's nest. The Cannaley Treehouse Village is currently under construction, but you can take a virtual tour and explore the exterior of the treehouses!
Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral
Take a virtual walk through one of the most beautiful churches in Ohio. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located at 2535 Collingwood Boulevard in the Old West End of Toledo, Ohio.
Metroparks Toledo is a system of parks and trails connecting people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Wherever you are in Lucas County, you are just minutes away from a Metropark.
Toledo Museum of Art
Knowing that art and museums offer a sense of peace and comfort for many during difficult times, TMA staff are working diligently to fulfill the Museum's mission to integrate art into the lives of people while our buildings are closed to the public. We have compiled the following materials to make sure you can still come on in to your museum remotely.
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
This long-standing regional zoo houses over 800 species of animals, plus a zip-line and modern aquarium. Take a virtual tour of our aquarium and be sure to visit in person soon!