Spring Break One-Tank Trips: Toledo

Spring Break One-Tank Trips: Toledo

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For the second installment of my Spring Break One-Tank Trips series, we headed west to visit Toledo, with some help from blogger Hayliestory, filmmaker Zak Films, and Destination Toledo.

We started our day at the National Museum of the Great Lakes.

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From tales of shipwrecks…

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…and WWII aircraft carrier practice drills…

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…the Great Lakes have a storied history to share.

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The National Museum of the Great Lakes has plenty of hands-on elements to keep kids entertained.

We also had a chance to visit the Col. James M. Schoonmaker, once known as the Queen of the Great Lakes.

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Our guided tour let us see the sheer size and majesty of this ship.

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You can even go up into the wheelhouse and be a captain!

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Then it was off to lunch at a location of a Toledo classic: Packo’s at the Park, located right near the Toledo Mud Hens stadium.

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This casual café serves loaded hot dogs, as well as Hungarian classics of stuffed cabbage and chicken paprikash.

Tony Packo’s is a Toledo institution and has attracted national attention. The walls are covered with autographed hot dog buns signed by famous visitors from actors to politicians.

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Then it was off to Imagination Station, a wonderland of science-themed fun for all ages!

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I especially enjoyed the Popnology: From Sci-Fi to Wi-Fi special exhibit, open through April 28.

Imagination Station lets you truly experience science, from becoming a human yo-yo (Haylie was brave enough to try it) to flying a flight simulator.

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Imagination Station is bright, fun, and engaging…a perfect place to spend an afternoon with your kiddo and kids at heart!

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It was a jam-packed day that gave us a taste of the family fun that Toledo has to offer. You can check out more of our adventures from the day on Haylie’s City Surge video:

***Disclosure: We received complimentary museum admissions and lunch, courtesy of Destination Toledo. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

From Cleveland That I Love, But Occasionally Leave,

Jen

About the author

Jen is a born-and-raised Cleveland girl who is dedicated to experiencing and celebrating all the wonderful places in town, with her son Jeffrey, her husband Matthew, and a cavalcade of the best gal pals you could ever want. Jen owns her own consulting business; blogs for her own site, as well as Northeast Ohio Parent and Cleveland Plus; and holds board positions with Playhouse Square Partners and the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter. She likes to say she wears many hats, all of them sparkly. Oh, and Jen is a big fan of all things sparkly, festive, and fun! Join her as she continues to find new and exciting things to do in the city we proudly call home!

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