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Places to Visit

By Ray Dumas [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsIsle Royale National Park in Michigan (photo: Ray Dumas via Wikimedia Commons)
By Jeremy Thompson from United States of America (Cedar Point 076) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsCedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH (photo: Jeremy Thompson via Wikimedia Commons)
By Lake Erie Coastal Ohio, Inc. ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsLake Erie islands (photo: Lake Erie Coastal Ohio via Wikimedia Commons)
By User:quadell (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsNational Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH (photo: quadell via Wikipedia Commons)
By James Phelps from USA (Big Sable Point Lighthouse-2) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsBig Sable Point Lighthouse on Lake Michigan (photo: James Phelps via Wikimedia Commons)
By Kremerbi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsArmstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, OH (photo: Kremerbi via Wikimedia Commons)
By SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE. ( [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsThe Great Lakes from space

Want to extend your trip to Ohio & Michigan? Check out the Local Arrangements Committee recommendations of places to visit!

Fun things, day trips, before and after Gathering places to go and things to see!

Enjoy the Great Lakes

Drive around one of the lakes, hike the sand dunes along Lake Michigan, catch a ferry to an island in Lake Erie, visit lighthouses along the coast of Michigan, visit the Soo Locks at Lake Superior.

Maumee Bay State Park - 1,336 acre park on Lake Erie with a swimming beach, 30min from the University of Toledo

Lake Michigan Sand Dunes - around the Lake Michigan coast

The Soo Locks - Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Lighthouses - On Lake Michigan & Lake Erie

The Henry Ford - including The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, and the Ford Rouge Auto Plant

Cedar Point Amusement Park - "The Roller Coaster Capital of the World" in Sandusky, Ohio on Lake Erie

Explore Ohio

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Cincinnati, Ohio

Armstrong Air & Space Museum - Wapakoneta, Ohio

Dayton International Peace Museum - Dayton, Ohio

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - Akron, Ohio

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland, Ohio

More to do in the Toledo area on the Field Trips page