Wood County Historical Center

Herb Gardens at the Wood County Historical Center

All of the wonderful cultural and sports activities one associates with a college town are evident in Bowling Green, home of Bowling Green State University. It is also the county seat. The Wood County Historical Center served as the County Home, providing community services from 1868 until 1970. Among the attractions is an operating drilling rig which tells about the 1880s oil boom.

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Lima

The Allen County Museum in downtown Lima is typical of the many wonderful museums run by county historical societies in the Maumee Valley. Among Its exhibits are Native American and pioneer collections, a steam and electric railroad display and a children’s museum with hands on activities.

Visit county museums to understand local history.

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Sauder Village

Sauder Village, a non-profit historical center near Archbold, features history, education and fun. Dozens of 19th century buildings house live demonstrations of the crafts of the time. A campground, a modern country inn, 350-seat restaurant and exhibit halls provide unique experience and hospitality, just 5 minutes from the Ohio Turnpike. Nearby attractions include the Oberhaus antique car museum, Harrison State Park and Goll Woods, a state nature preserve with the last remnants of the Great Black Swamp, with its wildflowers and 200-400 year old trees.