- The list below includes 65 free or cheap things to do in or near Toledo, Ohio, including 69 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Parks, Movie Theaters and Bowling.
- From Wildwood Preserve Metropark to Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Toledo and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green and Oak Harbor.
One of the smallest outdoor recreational areas in the city is known as Mound Park, which offers only basic facilities. It is known mostly for neighborhood gatherings in the central open grassy space with nearby picnic tables.
Built in 1821, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes. There is a museum on the grounds with displays and artifacts representing the colorful history of the lighthouse and the people who lived there.
Skateboarders, roller bladers, bikers and scooter riders can visit Transitions Skatepark daily and ride on their several ramps. They also have a pro shop fully stocked with skateboard and BMX equipment and accessories.
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Visitors at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum can view flowers, gardens, restored landscapes, and a sustainable farm. The conservatory is the largest free-span conservatory in the world, and is divided into temperate, tropic, arid, and bonsai sections.
Located on the Huron River, Argo Canoe Livery offers a variety of rentals, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, tubes, and rafts. They also feature several river trips of varying lengths suitable for groups.
Consisting of both indoor and outdoor gardens, Matthaei Botanical Gardens grows a wide range of plants for tropical and desert environments. It also has an interactive children's garden with toys and a waterfall.
The Argo Park & Canoe Livery is a rental authority offering canoe, kayak, raft, tube, and stand up paddleboard rentals. The livery also offers concessions, river merchandise, and various river themed programs.