Fun Things To Do In Ohio

Stay at our delightful downtown Lima, Ohio hotel and you’ll always have fun and interesting things to do. Enjoy several challenging Ohio golf courses, kid-friendly parks, lakes for boating and fishing, must-see museums, shopping malls and a skating arena-all within a 20-mile radius. For those seeking attractions outside of the Lima area, the bustling towns of Dayton and Columbus are between an hour and an hour-and-a-half drive away.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 5 miles

Get your motor running with non-stop racing action at Limaland Motorsports Park. This '-mile dirt oval is located five miles west of Lima, Ohio. For more information, please call their raceday phone at 419-339-6249.

Armstrong Air & Space Museum - 15 miles

Named in honor of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in nearby Wapakoneta chronicles Ohio's contributions to the history of space flight. Discover several fascinating displays, including a F5D Sky Lancer, the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Apollo 11 artifacts and a moon rock. Expand your horizons with multimedia presentations of the sights and sounds of space in the Astro-Theatre.   [Top]

Shawnee Country Club - 3 miles

For a round of golf you'll never forget, play the Shawnee Course at the exceptional Shawnee Country Club in Lima, Ohio. Opened in 1904, this exceptional 18-hole, Par 72 bent grass course features 6,295 yards from the championship tees. For more information and tee times, call 419-227-7177.

Allen County Museum - .4 miles

The Allen County Museum is comprised of several components. There's a children's museum, the Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library - a goldmine of local and state information for researchers and genealogists - and a railroad collection, which contains negatives, prints and specification sheets from the Lima Locomotive Works plus an extensive amount of reference data covering a wide variety of railroads.   [Top]

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park - 20 miles

Originally constructed as a feeder reservoir for the Miami-Erie Canal, Grand Lake St. Marys was, at one time, the largest man-made reservoir in the world. Located in one of Ohio's oldest state parks, this historic body of water is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Discover a wealth of wonderful waterfowl here as well, including geese, ducks, grebes, swans, egrets, loons, herons, cormorants and ospreys. Other critters you can spot here are bald eagles, fox squirrels, minks, raccoons, beavers, coyotes and white-tailed deer.

Lima Mall - 3.5 miles

Anchored by Elder-Beerman, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears, Lima Mall in Lima, Ohio, features more than 65 specialty stores. Discover such name-brand retailers as Old Navy, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Gap/Gap Kids, Victoria's Secret, The Children's Place, and Pacific Sunwear. Savor several restaurants including Ruby Tuesday and serious dessert lovers can find satisfaction at Cinnabon.  [Top]

Indian Lake State Park - 33 miles

Outdoor enthusiasts will find a lot to be enthusiastic about at Indian Lake State Park. The 5,800 - acre Indian Lake is a popular Ohio spot for swimming, boating and fishing. There are more than 400 family campsites as well as hiking, biking, jogging and walking trails. In addition, there are two public beaches and a designated hunting area.

Edgewood Skating Arena - 2 miles

A family roller skating facility, Edgewood Skating Arena is home to a 75 x 180 wood skating floor with mirrors that reflect skaters in action. Edgewood, which is a great location for parties, offers skating lessons and a complete line of roller skates and accessories. Parents are always welcome to watch their kids skate and there's never a charge. For more information, you can contact them at 419-331-3326.

Hawthorne Hills Golf Club - 2 miles

Rated 3 stars by Golf Digest, Hawthorne Hills Golf Club is the premier public course in the Lima area. Golfers of all handicaps will enjoy some of the most scenic and challenging holes anywhere in Ohio. Hawthorne Hills, which is host to many corporate outings and competitive events, also features a practice range, large clubhouse and banquet facilities.

Johnny Appleseed Metro Park - 3.8 miles

The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District offer fun for the whole family! From camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, to hiking, there's something to do for everyone!  [Top]
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