Things to Do
Hear the sounds of fifes and drums echo across the river and the smell of gunpowder from the artillery as you step back to the War of 1812 at Fort Meigs. Built by William Henry Harrison in 1813, it is the largest reconstructed, wooden walled fortification in America and withstood two major attacks by the British.
The fort was rebuilt in 2003 and a new Visitor Center and Museum were added. The Visitor Center houses a 3,000 square foot museum, Ohio History Museum Store, and educational classrooms that are available for rent. The fort has four interactive, blockhouse exhibits detailing the history of the fort. Interpreters dressed in War of 1812 uniforms give daily musket demonstrations and talks throughout the summer. Reenactments are held each month from May through August.
The Museum and Visitor Center are open year ’round Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 5:00 p.m. The fort is open April through October.
Students (including full-time college with current ID)- $3.00
Five and under- Free
Ohio Historical Society Members- Free
Special rates apply for special events. Call the fort for more information.
Address: 29100 W. River Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Wood County , Ohio Walleye Fishing on the Maumee RiverThe Maumee River, Wood County ‘s northern boundary, is the largest river flowing into the Great Lakes from the U.S. side.It is also the home of world class fishing. Lake Erie Walleye, the best tasting game fish of the Great Lakes, migrate up the Maumee River to spawn every spring. The annual migration attracts anglers from throughout the U.S. and Canada , with peak catches being taken between mid-March and late April. Very few places in the U.S. provide such excellent fishing from the bank, wading in the river, or from boats with so little effort and expense. An Ohio fishing license is required. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/
The Wood County Historical Center & MuseumThe Wood County Historical Center & Museum is the site of the former County Infirmary, which operated from 1869 to 1971, and became a Museum in 1975. Visitors can expect a variety of educational experiences, including over thirty exhibit rooms depicting the original uses of the building as well as a wealth of information on the significant history of Wood County and Northwestern Ohio. For more information, visit our website at www.woodcountyhistory.org or call 419-352-0967.
Bowling Green Wind FarmThe Bowling Green Wind Farm Project is a venture between the City if Bowling Green Public Utilities, American Municipal Power and Green Mountain Energy Corporation. The first 2 turbines were dedicated on November 7, 2003 and 2 additional turbines were dedicated on November 19, 2004. The total height of the turbine is 391 feet with each weighting 22,000 lbs. 419-354-6246
Bowling Green State UniversityIce Arena: 419 372-2264
Public skating held afternoon and evenings
Little Red Schoolhouse: 419-372-7401
One-room schoolhouse built in 1875 containing over 3000 items
Planetarium: 419-372-2421 public programs from September – May
Joe E Brown Theater: 419-372-2719
Eva Marie Saint Theater: 419-372-2719
Gish Film Theater: 419-372-4474
Moore Musical Arts Center: 419-372-8171
Bryan Recital Hall: 419-372-8171
Kobacher Hall: 1-800-589-2224
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery , Willard Wankelman Gallery, Hiroko Nakamoto Gallery (419) 372- 2786
Wood County CourthouseConstruction on the Court House began in 1894 and is constructed of sandstone and granite in the Romanesque style of architecture. There are many unique carvings throughout the courthouse along windows, columns and entrances. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the courthouse is the Clock tower. The tower stands 195 feet tall and the clock is 16 feet in diameter. Tours are available by appointment only.
Wood County Courthouse
Corner of E. Court Street and N. Prospect Street
Snook's Dream CarsHoused in a 1940s-style service station, visitors may view cars from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s displayed in period scenes. Located just north of Route 6 in Bowling Green, Ohio. 13920 County Home Road. Open Monday thru Friday 9-5 and Saturday and Sunday 11-4, admission $6.00. 419-353-8338. www.snooksdreamcars.com
Walking Tour of Historical PlacesEnjoy the unique architecture of Bowling Green on this self-guided walking tour. You will view historic Bowling Green including the Boomtown Historic District featuring residences and 3 public buildings, as well as the Main Street Historic District comprised of commercial buildings.
Contact: Main Street BG
National Construction Equipment MuseumThe museum features exhibits documenting the history of construction equipment development. The museum is open by appointment only, however the 21st annual National Convention is being held in Bowling Green this year September 15th – September 17th which is a great opportunity to view many more exhibits. The hours of the convention are Friday, September 15th, 12:00 – dark, Saturday, September 16th, 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, September 17th, 9:00 – 3:00. 419-352-5616.