The fourth most populated city in Ohio, Toledo is the seat of Lucas County. Located on the western end of Lake Erie and along the west bank of the Maumee River, Toledo borders
Today, Toledo is well known for a variety of attributes,
Historic places of interest in Toledo include the Old West End, a historic neighborhood north of the Toledo Museum of Art with mansions that can be toured during Christmas. The Oliver House, a historic hotel designed by architect Isaiah Rogers that was converted to industrial use, is reportedly haunted by a jovial Captain in military uniform and is now run as a brew pub by the Maumee Bay Brewing Company.
In terms of sports, Toledo has a minor league baseball team, the Toledo Mud Hens, the Inverness Golf Club known for hosting six major USGA events, hockey, a women’s full-contact tackle football team called ‘Thee Toledo Reign’ and an indoor women’s football team called the ‘Toledo Crush’, the Glass City Rollers and Roller Derby, and the headquarters of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), along with the local Toledo Speedway.
Many outdoor recreational activities are found in International Park, the 47-acre R. A. Stranahan Arboretum, the Toledo Metroparks system with the University and Parks Trail and the Toledo Botanical Garden, and the 6.3
The Toledo Public School district runs many of the public schools found within the city, but various public charter schools, private schools, parochial schools, and even Imagine schools are in the city as well. With a multitude of universities that contribute to city life, like the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, and Davis College, the educational opportunities in Toledo are endless.