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Area Attractions

Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Sylvania, our distinctive hotel is also within just a few miles of some of the area’s finest attractions. Get in touch with your inner thespian at the Franciscan Center Theatre. Catch up with some high-flying, colorful insects at the Butterfly House. Or check out the Toledo Mud Hens, one of the area’s best sports teams. There are many more fun things to do in our unique neighborhood and you can read about some of them below.

Franklin Park Mall - Toledo
Franklin Park Mall is Toledo’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination with over 160 specialty retailers, Rave Cinemas, and dining to suit from casual, sit-down restaurants to quick food on the go in our Food Court.

Anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Dick's Sporting Goods, Franklin Park Mall is home to your favorite retailers including Toledo’s only Apple Store, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Coach, J, Crew, and Banana Republic.  With destinations such as Francesca’s, Zumiez, Chico’s, H&M, PINK, Sephora,  Pandora, Forever 21, White House | Black Market, Abercrombie & Fitch, and our popular outdoor shopping promenade which includes DSW, Old Navy and Ulta Cosmetics and Salon, Franklin Park Mall provides the most recognized brands and widest variety of retail offerings in Northwest Ohio.

Toledo Botanical Gardens
Green thumbs come to the Garden to learn more about the varieties of annuals and perennials nestled within the various beds and look for ways to incorporate new ideas into their home landscapes. Art lovers are inspired by original sculptures located throughout the Garden and our annual Crosby Festival of the Arts. Music enthusiasts groove to the smooth sounds of local jazz performers during our summer concert series. And children become engaged in our natural world through educational, hands-on plant exploration and pioneer living activities.

There’s truly something for everyone at Toledo Botanical Garden. People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome to come explore and enjoy.

Toledo Museum of Art
A world class center of art and culture, the Toledo museum of art houses one of the most impressive collections of ancient, classical and modern art. Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.

More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art. With new exhibits and visiting collections arriving monthly, no two trips to the museum are ever the same. A must visit destination while in Toledo!

Valentine Theater
The Valentine Theatre is a 120-year-old 901-seat facility operated by the Toledo Cultural Arts Center, Inc. After a 21-year effort by the Board of Trustees and the community, the $28 million renovation was unveiled on October 9, 1999. Since the Gala re-opening, more than 900,000 people have attended 1,200 international, national and area presentations, weddings and events.

The Valentine Theatre in its presentation series has brought the widest variety of culturally and ethnically diverse attractions including Grigorovich Ballet, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Earl Klugh, Momix, Ramsey Lewis, Tango Buenos Aires, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The National Ballet of Bahia, Brazil, "On Golden Pond," "Grease," "Ain't Misbehavin," "CABARET" and many others. In our nearly 17 years of operation, the theatre has been used by more than 50 community groups including the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera, Toledo Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, Toledo Jazz Society, Masterworks Chorale, University of Toledo, Central Catholic High School, St. John's High School and many others.

Tony Packo's Cafe
A Toledo icon from the very beginning, Tony Packo's has been serving authentic Hungarian food in the Toledo area since 1932. Tony Packo's offers a delicious selection, from Sweet Hot Pickles to the signature Packo's Chili Hot Dog. Packo's food was an instant hit in the Hungarian/American neighborhood. Within months of opening, Tony and Rose knocked out a wall and expanded their first shop, in what is now called the Consaul Tavern.

By 1935, success had taken them to the point where they could buy a building of their own. They purchased the wedge-shaped establishment at Front and Consaul. The building houses part of today's Tony Packo's, but with a few more additions. The restaurant is still owned and operated by the Packo family, producing the same incredible hot dogs and dog sauce from generations of Toledo immigrants past.

SeaGate Convention Center
Located in the heart of downtown Toledo, the SeaGate convention center is a world class facility that has played host to some of the most important events and conferences in America. From business meetings to international organizations and summits, the SeaGate Convention Center is the ideal location for political, commercial and diplomatic events.

University of Toledo
The University of Toledo is a student-centered, public metropolitan research university with 23,000 students and picturesque campuses recognized nationally for their beauty. The Rockets have been consistently recognized by US News and World Report for their engineering, healthcare and business programs, and has been one of the premier public universities in the Midwest since its founding.

The University of Toledo is one of 14 state universities in Ohio. We were established in 1872 and became a member of the state university system in 1967. The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio merged July 2006 to form the third-largest public university operating budget in the state. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Fifth-Third Field
In April of 2002, the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club played their first game in their new home ballpark, Fifth-Third Field.

The state-of-the-art 8,943 seat facility in the heart of downtown replaced Ned Skeldon Stadium, the home of the Hens since 1965. Fans have flocked to Fifth Third Field in the years since the park has opened, and it has become one of the most popular area attractions and minor league stadiums in the country! With nearly every week, from spring until fall, it is the perfect family event, or just a great way to spend a warm summer evening. Ranked #4 in 'Best Minor League Ballparks' by and USA Today in 2013, Fifth-Third Field and the Mud Hens are big part of what makes Toledo a great place to visit.

For tickets to Mud Hens games at Fifth-Third Field please call 419-725-HENS (4367) or order online!

Toledo Zoo
In 1900, a single woodchuck was donated to the City of Toledo’s Parks Board. From that act of generosity, a great institution emerged, one that has become virtually synonymous with Toledo. The Toledo Zoo is now widely regarded as one the finest zoological institutions in the nation. It is not only the region’s number one attraction, but it is also recognized as a leader in animal conservation. It has become an integral part of the Toledo community and a draw for animal lovers from all over.

The popularity of the Zoo has increased dramatically over the last twenty years. Restored facilities, new exhibits and a concerted effort to address the needs of the visitor have resulted in an average attendance of 875,000 people each year, with over 1,000,000 visitors in 1988, 1994, and 1999. Today, The Toledo Zoo is home to over 9,000 animals representing over 800 species. It’s one of the world’s most complete zoos—it’s also the region’s top family destination!

Wingate by Wyndham Sylvania/Toledo 
5480 South Main Street, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: 419-517-2000