Open May 1 - September 1, primarily primitive camping with limited electrical hook-up, 18 bed capacity cabins, showers, flush toilets. Lodge with kitchen facilities for up to 200 people. Four shelter houses, in-ground outdoor pool, large fishing pond, playground, tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and softball diamond. Pets permitted if on a leash.
Banquet facility up to 200.
1090 S. Conant Road
Spencerville, Ohio 45887
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center Performances:
May 12, 2012-8pm-Through the Years
June 16, 2012-8pm-Sousa Spectacular
July 21, 2012-8pm-Welcome to the Cabaret
September 8, 2012-8pm-Dance with Me
Additional Outdoor Summer Concerts:
June 24, 2012 -3pm Allen County Museum Children's Garden
P. O. Box 732 Lima, Ohio 45802
2012-2013 Series Available NOW!
Jam Theatricals presents
2012-2013 Broadway in Lima!
Renewal Subscriptions On Sale Now!
BLUE MAN GROUP - Sunday, November 11, 2012
Monty Python's SPAMALOT - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Late Night Catechism - Saturday, April 27, 2013
Benefits include: Best Seats-Ticket Insurance-No waiting - Discounts & Advance Notice
Call the Civic Center Box Office for Prices & more details 419-224-1552 or 1-888-377-0641
Community Theatre with 6 adult and 3 youth productions each year.
2012-2013 Main Season (see Youth Season below)
July 13-22, 2012
The Secret Garden (Musical)
August 10-12, 2012-Fundraiser
A Grand Night For Singing-A Rodgers & Hammerstein Revue
September 14-23, 2012
Of Mice Of Men
November 23, December 1-2, 2012
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
January 11-20, 2013
March 8-17, 2013
The Dixie Swim Club
May 10-19, 2013
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
2012-2013 McDonald's Youth Theatre
October 19-21, 2012
Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island
February 8-10, 2013
The Elevator Family
April 12-14, 2013
Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Call 419-223-8866 for ticket information or visit Visitor Info, Calendar of Events for ticket details.
991 North Shore Drive, Lima
Square Fair is Allen County's community arts festival. This event will offer two days of entertainment, food, children’s and adults' hands-on activities, and art exhibitions, fine arts and crafts, farmers market and homespun crafts, along with many new events designed to offer something for everyone. Non-stop entertainment will begin at Noon on Friday and continue through Saturday at Midnight. Please visit the website www.squarefairlima.com for up-to-date information.
Lima's Town Square
October 13, 2012 7:30pm
Rach and Ritual
Our shimmering look at some of the most commanding music of the 20th Century begins with a glance backward to Verdi’s energetic Prelude to La Traviata before turning to one of the most celebrated composers of this century with Salonen’s percussive Gambit for Orchestra. Renowned Russian piano soloist Alexander Ghindin, winner of the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition, will join our orchestra for one of the most dashing and exciting pieces ever composed for piano and orchestra, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, famous for its technical difficulty, structural inventiveness and cascading luscious melodies.
October 30, 2012 9:30 and 11:00am
Young People's Concerts
Each year, more than 5,500 school children enjoy learning about and listening to symphonic music in November at performances in Lima and in Findlay. This age-appropriate concert teaches kids about the symphony and opens their eyes and ears to a world of possibilities through music.
November 10, 2012 7:30pm
Brahms and Bicentennial
Celebrate the birth of classical music giant Richard Wagner with one of his most familiar and influential works, the Siegfried Idyll. An astounding young trumpet prodigy, Kyle Kremer, will join our orchestra for a virtuoso showpiece of Eastern European lyricism and harmonic textures, Artunian’s Trumpet Concerto, rich in Russian and Armenian soulfulness. Experience the most endearing of Brahms’ symphonies, his cheery and pastoral Symphony No. 2, which simply abounds in joy.
December 8, 2012 7:30pm
Bells, Brass and Bows
Experience the wonder of our holiday pops concert this season as the Lima Symphony Chorus joins us with sacred carols, timeless classics and sentimental holiday favorites, including a special reading of the Night Before Christmas and exalted selections from Handel’s glorious Messiah. Continue your family’s tradition or start a new one and create treasured memories to last a lifetime.
December 31, 2012 7:30pm
A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Tradition
For more than half a century, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra were joined in a musical union that brought untold pleasure to millions of Americans. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in true Pops tradition with the extraordinary appeal of America’s favorite music and a night of action, adventure, laughter, romance, remembrance and beautiful new beginnings.
January 17, 2013-Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville 7:30pm
January 18, 2013-Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima 7:30pm
January 20, 2013-St. John's Catholic Church, Delphos 4:00pm
Baroque by Candlelight
Beginning a cycle of alternating years with Mozart by Candlelight, our vibrant and engaging all-Baroque concert will feature some of the most famous and familiar music ever written, including the Theme to Masterpiece Theatre, Bach’s exuberant Brandenburg Concerto, Pachelbel’s celebrated Canon and Handel’s jubilant Water Music. Against the warm glow of hundreds of glistening candles, this concert will continue to charm long after the music has ended.
February 9, 2013 7:30pm
A concert steeped in patriotism begins with Smetana’s celebrated tribute to his homeland, The Moldau, with its flowing river theme uniting colorful depictions of Bohemian life and folklore. Violin soloist Pip Clarke returns to our orchestra with Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, a nostalgic reverie based on Scottish folk songs. Experience the nimble playfulness of Beethoven’s sunny Fourth Symphony, less known than its odd-numbered neighbors, but marked with a fresh spontaneity and near perfect form.
March 3, 2013 3:00pm
Symphantasy! A Family Concert
Live your wildest dreams with an afternoon of magic and fantasy -- Symphantasy! Our annual family concert will take you from the adventure of the high seas to the intrigue of outer space, from the triumphs of the ball park to the mystery of unexplored worlds. Gymnasts, dancers, jugglers and unicyclists will join our orchestra for a fast-paced escapade that will delight, entertain and captivate the entire family.
April 13, 2013 7:30pm
We end our season with a brilliant young piano soloist, Evan Mitchell, performing Prokofiev’s majestic and delightful Piano Concerto No. 1. The Lima Symphony Chorus will join us as we cast a spell on you with the medieval poems and magical musical language of Orff’s Carmina Burana. Beginning and ending with the famous “O Fortuna,” this work celebrates the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.
Log on to stay in tune with LSO: www.LimaSymphony.com
Or call 419-222-5701 for ticket/seating and group rate information.
133 N. Elizabeth St.
P.O. Box 1651
Lima, Ohio 45802
Lima Symphony Orchestra
133 N. Elizabeth Street, P.O. Box 1651, Lima, Ohio 45802
Fridays between Mid-May and September, except Square Fair weekend, in Lima's Town Square in front of Artspace/Lima. 6:30pm to 9:30pm. For more information on musical entertainment visit www.artspacelima.com or www.rallyinthesquare.com
Rally in the Square
Town Square, Corner of Market & Main St.
Contemporary art has a home in the Victorian-era mercantile building renovated by ArtSpace/Lima on Town Square in the heart of downtown Lima. There's always something new in the changing gallery exhibitions featuring local and regional artists working in all media. In the Gallery Shoppe, original artwork including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and cards by the area's most respected artists is on display as well as other unique art replicas. Many art enrichment classes, workshops, and special events are offered throughout the year for art-lovers of all ages.
Annual Spring Art Show, High School Art Invitational and Rallies in the Square!
Banquet capacity for 70.
65-67 Town Square Lima, OH 45801
Closed Sunday and Monday
The dramatically expanded and redesigned Allen County Museum is a premier attraction for history lovers of all ages. Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing the 1925 Shay Locomotive, Lima City Street Railway motorman's cab and interurban exhibits. The Children's Discover Center offers hands-on activities for kids including a general store, one-room schoolhouse, Native American wigwam and large model railroad layout. Whether your interest is natural history, the Civil War, transportation, or John Dillinger's gang, you'll find it all at the Allen County Museum. The institution also offers the Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library, a favorite among family history researchers, and the John H. Keller Railroad Archives featuring thousands of photographs, builders' prints, and Lima Locomotive Works documents. Families and individuals welcome year round. Bus and group tours welcome...call to schedule your visit. AAM accredited.
620 W. Market Street, Lima
1:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Closed Mondays and national holidays
Tour Guides available for pre-arranged tours. No admission fee. Donations welcomed.
This garden has grown to include over 30 mini-themed gardens and child-inspired works of art, with historical elements which relate to Allen County's rich history. It is an interactive green oasis for "children" of all ages! This is a privately funded effort to establish a public garden space designed for children.
The Children's Garden offers hands-on educational opportunities to learn about gardening and horticulture and provides children, families and the community with an attractive gathering place.
620 W. Market Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
Allen County Museum Complex
Open May through October, dawn to dusk
A community arts organization specializing in arts education programs and events. Located in Memorial Hall.
Close to 45 years of providing arts for the people of the greater Lima area. We bring you free Concerts in the Parks every summer Sunday; the Art Park program for area students; artist residencies in the school; annual Shakespeare productions; concerts, exhibits and some really great parties!
P.O Box 1124
Lima, Ohio 45802
Folklore museum about the opening of the Miami-Erie Canal and the birth of Delphos. The Canal Commission has an archival collection from the entire historic period of the region, from an 1863 note to letters home from the Ohio 116th to hundreds of manuscript pages once used by the Paul Whiteman Band. There is an 1846 log house reconstructed in the museum, canal related artifacts from tiny bottles filled with abandoned patient medicines to the parts of the "Marguerite" that had been pulled from the Miami-Erie Canal in 1989 by 57 Delphos youngsters.
Walking tours of historic homes and buildings and refreshments available upon request.
Groups by appointment.
241 N. Main Street
Delphos, Ohio 45833
Saturdays & Sundays 1pm-3pm
Groups and Special Tours: By Appointment
The new home of the Museum of Postal History is just a few blocks north of its original location. The transportation room includes several antique vehicles with murals of Delphos that correspond with the years these vehicles were used.
Also find a re-creation of a Railway Post Office railcar similar to the one used on the AC & Y railroad that traveled from Delphos to Youngstown. Learn about the construction of the Delphos Post Office which was influenced by the town's egg hatchery and mop factory. There are over 100,000 stamps on display from all over the world. The Media Center allows you to see numerous artifacts that are not on displayat the moment. The "Kids Zone" with its miniature working post office is presently under construction. Meeting space and catering is available for special programs. The building is also home to the Delphos Area Art Guild.
Groups by appointment.
Admission: Free/Donations Accepted
Special luncheons or dinners may be held in the transportations room. Call for details.
Delphos Postal Museum
339 N. Main Street
Delphos, Ohio 45833
Groups and Special Tours by Appointment
The Welsh Community Museum was established to serve as a center for Welsh culture, local history and genealogy.
Welsh culture, language, religion and customs have played an important role in the cultural fabric of Northwestern Ohio since the early 19th century.
Gomer, where the museum is located, was established in the 1830's by Welsh immigrants. It sits along the banks of the Ottawa River and Pike Run.
Visit this center for Welsh culture and see memorabilia, artifacts, papers and pictures perpetuating the understanding of the Welsh heritage and culture so important to Northwest Ohio.
7365 Gomer Road
Gomer, Ohio 45809
Located directly across from the Gomer Church of Christ
419-642-2538 or 419-642-5911
Open 2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month 130pm-4pm
Also by appointment
Harrod Railroad Park
See and touch the Shay Locomtive, manufactured in September 1905 at the Lima Locomotive Works.
S.R. 309 east of Lima, approximately 10 miles
South on Napoleon Road for 2 miles
Harrod, Ohio 45850
Open all year during daylight hours. Call for tours and information.
Harrod Veterans Memorial Park
The Veterans Memorial Park lies adjacent to the Railroad Heritage Park and displays a a 155mm M114 A2 Howitzer Cannon, an Anchor from the USS Texas, an M60 A3 Battle Tank and a UH-1 Huey Helicopter. The park was created in honor and memory of all Veterans who served in the United States armed forces.
Both Veterans Memorial and Railroad Heritage Parks played a key role in attracting the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure in 2000.
They were also chosen by the State of Ohio to participate in the GOAL (Great Ohio Adventures in Learning)program.
Harrod, Ohio 45850
Open all year during daylight hours. Call for tours and information.
The Lima Fire Fighters Memorial Museum is dedicated to those who presently serve, as well as those who have served since 1865, protecting the citizens of Lima. It is to these more than 600 fire fighters that we pay tribute.
Dedicated on Memorial Day 1999, the Lima Fire Fighters Museum houses memorabilia from Lima's fire fighting history. From a 19th century horse-drawn steam pumper to the hero-inscribed honor walk, the museum perpetuates this great history of selfless duty.
You can learn about the heroic individuals who have served the Lima community for the last 150 years. View photos, newspaper accounts, even original equipment used to fight some of Lima's most devastating fires.
New statue added in July 2009 depicts a firefighter holding a child, symbolizing a rescue, each officer's hope when a person is trapped in a fire. In the other hand, he holds the helmet of a fallen fellow firefighter, representing the thing every firefighter hopes against.
Open for outdoor viewing from sun up til sun down. For tour arrangements call the fire chief's office at 419-221-5164 or the CVB offices at 419-222-6075.Lincoln Park
On display at the Lincoln Park John H. Keller Memorial Railway Exhibit is a Nickel Plate S-3, 2-8-4, #779 Berkshire, the NKP caboose #1091, and the NKP Business Car #5. The 779 was the last of the Berks steam engines built for the Nickel Plate in Lima, Ohio at the Lima Locomotive Works in 1949.
The Lincoln Park Railway Exhibit is a proud participant and feature in the Great Ohio Adventures in Learning program created by the state of Ohio.
Open for outdoor viewing from sun up til sun down.
Guided tours by appointment.
For more information contact the City Parks and Recreation Department at 419-221-5195.
1139 E. Elm Street
Lima, Ohio 45804