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1. Snook’s Dream Cars

Housed in a 1940s Texaco gas station, Snook’s Dream Cars is a museum filled with automobile memorabilia and an extensive car collection. This museum also functions as a repair shop for classic cars and an event space!
13920 County Home Road


2. Wood County Museum

The Wood County Museum is located inside the former County Poor Farm. The Museum hosts rotating award-winning exhibits based on the county’s history and is open for self-guided tours and public events. The museum’s grounds also feature an herb garden, walking trails, and many buildings and features from its time as a Poor Farm.
13660 County Home Road


3. Simpson Garden Park

Simpson Garden Park is 13 different styles of gardens combined into one 11 acre park. Simpson features an award-winning hosta glen and vast display of plants that grow well in Ohio’s climate and various soil conditions and education on the role plants play in the web of life.
1291 Conneaut Avenue


4. Otsego Park

The oldest park in Wood County sits along the Maumee River. Otsego Park has playgrounds, a trail to walk along the river, a boat launch, and a stone banquet hall perfect for your next event.
20000 W. River Road


5. Carter Historic Farm

Carter Historic Farm is a depression-era working farm and living history center where visitors can experience rural life in the 1930s. Carter Farm’s grounds feature a barn with animals, a one-room schoolhouse, and hosts various events throughout the year.
18331 Carter Road


6. Slater Family Ice Arena

Located on the campus of Bowling Green State University, the Slater Family Ice Arena is home to the BGSU Falcon Hockey team! You catch a youth, high school, or collegiate hockey game or skating competition, take hockey or figure skating lessons, or participate in one of the public skating sessions.
417 N. Mercer Road


7. Wintergarden Park / St. John’s Nature Preserve

Hike through 20 acres of forest and prairie meadows at Wintergarden Park / St. John’s Nature Preserve. These trails are filled with all kinds of plants and wildlife to view.
615 S. Wintergarden Road


8. BGSU Planetarium

The BGSU Planetarium is a 114-seat science theater that shows a variety of programs about science and the universe for both kids and adults. Weather permitting, weekend programs at the planetarium are followed by stargazing at the Observatory!
112 Physical Sciences Lab Building, BGSU Campus


9. Black Swamp Preserve

The Black Swamp Preserve has beautiful pollinator gardens, grass trails, and nesting boxes perfect for viewing all kinds of wildlife. This also serves as an access point to Slippery Elm Trail, a 13 mile bike patch from BG to North Baltimore.
1014 S. Maple Street


10. Fuller Preserve

Fuller Preserve is a short trail perfect for those traveling with kids. Fuller Preserve is surrounding by a beautiful wooded area perfect for viewing the wildlife.
12153 Cross Creek Road


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