Lake County Ohio Attractions


Gather your family and friends and pack your bags and explore our local beaches, museums and unique shops. Find yourself in USA's largest art gallery, on a charter fishing boat, hiking one of our local trails, bird watching, experiencing a local arts & culture festival or enjoying a meal at any one of our local restaurants or wineries. Whether you’re looking for relaxing vacation or seeing and doing as much as possible, Lake County, Ohio is sure to please.    Read Lake County Backgrounder
America Remembers Memorial 
35150 Lakeshore Blvd. Eastlake 44095  An opportunity for everyone to view and touch remnants from the September 11, 2001 tragedy - steel from New York’s Trade Center, grass from Shanksville, PA and granite from the Pentagon. 
Boulevard of 500 Flags
35150 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake 44095 Largest permanent display of American flags in the United States at Eastlake City Hall.               (440) 951-1416
Fairport Harbor Marine Museum & Lighthouse
129 Second Street Fairport Harbor 44077 (440) 354-4825    article 1  
This National Historic site consists of a marine museum and lighthouse tower that is open to the public and provides spectacular views of Lake Erie. The marine museum houses its’ original 3rd order Fresnel lens, the Frontenac pilothouse, nautical artifacts, and more.
Open Starting May 23rd, 2015 to Sept 20th, 2015. Wed, Sat, Sun and Legal Holidays 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Special Tours by Appointment.
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
Fairport Harbor Village Tourism Council
220 Third Street  Fairport Harbor, OH 44077  (440) 352-3620
The best kept secret in Northeast Ohio!  Fairport Harbor, located 30 miles east of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie, is a unique village rich in history and attractions. The village, approximately one square mile, was settled by Finnish, Hungarian and Slovenian
immigrants. Fairport has two lighthouses, two museums, the Finnish Monument, and LaSalle and Mormon historical markers. The Fairport Port Authority offers boat launching facilities for a nominal fee. If you like to fish, cast your line along the river or from the harbor pier. Plus, you can reserve a fishing charter to fish for walleye, steelhead or perch for a half day or a full day.  LCVB  Brochure Inside   Outside
Fairport Harbor Village Tourism
Finnish Heritage Museum
301 High St. Fairport Harbor 44077 (440) 352-8301
Dedicated to preserve and perpetuate Finnish heritage and cultural traditions through displays of special books, documents, records and artifacts. Featuring specific “displays” the museum is Open every Saturday 10am-3pm. Sunday and Wed., Memorial Day thru September 12pm-4pm. Group tours are available by appointment.
Finnish Heritage Museum
Gallery One
7003 Center St., Mentor 44060 (440) 255-1200
America’s largest art gallery at 18,000 sq. ft. showcasing more than 30,000 original paintings, limited editions, posters, sculptures, books and figurines. It features the works of internationally known artists and schedules a full year of personal appearances, lectures and exhibits for browsers & buyers alike. Also home to the largest Kinkade Signature Gallery east of the Mississippi. Satellite L.C. Visitor info center.
Headlands State Beach Park
9601 Headlands Rd., Mentor 44060 (take State Route 44 North to Lake Erie)
120-acre lakefront park boasts a mile long natural sand beach – Ohio’s longest. Features guarded swimming beach, restrooms, changing rooms, outdoor showers, 1 1/2 mile paved hiking trail, fishing, playground and large shaded picnic area with grills. To reserve a picnic shelter call (216) 881-8141. Free parking.
Historic Kirtland Village
7800 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland 44094  (440) 256-9805 
A meticulously restored 19th century village showcases the vitality and spirit of the early American frontier. A part of the religious fervor of the 1830’s is the story of the early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Attractions include Newel K. Whitney Store and Home, an Ashery, a working sawmill, the John Johnson Inn, and a schoolhouse. Also included are the Isaac Morely Farm, John Johnson Farm. Free tours and parking. Summer hours: 9am-7pm. Winter 9am-5pm, Open Sunday 11:30am.
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Historic Kirtland Village
The Holden Arboretum
9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland 44094   (440) 946-4400 
One of the largest in the country, the Holden Arboretum offers visitors a unique outdoor experience combining over 20 miles of hiking trails with themed gardens and tree collections. The Arboretum recently integrated with the Cleveland Botanical Garden, an unprecedented move in public gardens and regional non-profits. The Arboretum and Botanical Garden are committed to creating a more sustainable planet by building greener, healthier communities and engaging children with plants.
Indian Museum of Lake County
25 Public Square, Technical Center - Bldg B Willoughby 44094 (440) 951-3813
Corner of River St. and Center St. Visitors can see prehistoric items, 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D., from this area and Ohio. Indian crafts,1800-2012, from North America are displayed. Open Monday - Friday 10-4 and 1-4 on Saturday and Sunday. Closed major holiday weekends.
Indian Museum of Lake County
James A. Garfield National Historic Site  (Lawnfield)
8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor 44060  
(440) 255-8722 
The home of the 20th president, purchased in 1876 and renovated in 1880 and again in 1885-86, features Garfield’s presidential memorial library and his private study as well as many original furnishings and memorabilia belonging to the Garfield family. A fireproof vault is a highlight. A visitor center, built as a carriage house in 1893, features permanent exhibits illustrating Garfield’s life and career. A video presentation about the president is shown throughout the day. Guided 45-minute tours are available. Entrance Fee: $5 Adults; Free ages 0-15 Hours: May 1 through October 31: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm November 1-April 30: Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Tour departure times vary, but last tour of day starts at 4:15pm. The house is closed for maintenance upgrades until April, 2015.
Kirtland Temple Visitor Center
7809 Joseph St., Kirtland 44094   (440) 256-1830   
Constructed in the 1830s, this National Historic Landmark was the first temple built by Joseph Smith and his followers. Distinctive design features include tiers of elaborately carved pulpits on both ends of the large meeting rooms. The temple served as the center of community life for two thousand Latter Day Saints by 1838. Within a year, all but one hundred were gone. A 12,000 square foot Visitor Center uses interactive museum exhibits and video to introduce their story and solve the mystery of their sudden departure. Kirtland Temple and Visitor Center Hours; May-October: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5; November and December, March - April: Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. January and February open weekends only. Admission $3.00 preservation fee. Tour is free for children age 2 in arms and younger.
Kirtland Temple
Lake County Fair - Lake County Agricultural Society
1301 Mentor Ave Painesville Twp, OH 44077‎ (440) 354-3339
The 159th Lake County Fair - August 13th - 16th, 2015
Lake County Fair
Lake County Captains Baseball
CLASS `A` AFFILIATE OF THE CLEVELAND INDIANS
Classic Park, 35300 Vine St, Eastlake, OH 44095     Call  (440) 954-WINS
Members of the 16-team Midwest League, the Captains play 70 home games and 70 road games. The season begins in early April and ends in early September.
Lake County Historical Society
415 Riverside Dr. Painesville, OH 44077‎ (440) 639-2945
Visit a remarkable and historic building in the center of Lake County that houses the only collection of 1900’s music boxes in the State of Ohio. A collection of these “Magical Musical Machines” demonstrates home entertainment from the turn of the century and vary in size from one foot to several feet. Children think they’re magic and teens are impressed by the size of the huge disks. Tours are available to visitors Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-2pm year around. The museum also contains displays of miniatures, trolleys, Civil War wing displaying petticoats to repeating rifles and “Courage & Conflict”, the story of the Mormons in Lake County, Ohio. Also an historic Ohio frontier village and under construction, a Native American site. The site of special events throughout the year.
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Lake County Historical Society, Ohio
Lake Metroparks Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach
301 Huntington Beach Drive, Fairport Harbor 44077 - High Street, north of Second St. (440) 639-9972
This 21-acre lakefront park features a beach with a gradual slope and sandy bottom. Recreational opportunities on the waterfront include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, boating, camps and special beach programs/festivals. The park features restrooms, a handicapped-accessible harbor view deck, dog swim areas, showers, changing rooms, concessions, amphitheater, volleyball courts, playground and picnic area with grills. Food concessions open daily, weather permitting, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. A $2 parking fee applies to Lake County residents, $3 for out-of-county visitors.
 
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Chardon Rd., Kirtland 44094    (440) 256-2122    (800) 366-3276
Lake Metroparks Farmpark is a family-oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming and country life. USA Today named Farmpark “one of 10 great locations to dig up old dirt on farming.” Visitors can milk dairy cows, learn how cheese is made and meet dozens of breeds of livestock. On weekends and during special events you may help make ice cream the old-fashioned way! Horse-or-tractor-drawn wagon rides are the mode of transportation throughout the park. Explore the Plant Science Center to see a greenhouse, hydroponic display and the Great Tomato works exhibit. Visit the Woodland Center to learn the history of maple sugaring and what it takes to produce maple syrup. The park also features a reservable pavilion, gift shop and cafe. Admission applies. Host site of Vintage Ohio and Village Peddler Festival. Closed on Mondays. Call for schedule of events or visit lakemetroparks.com. NEW Canine Meadow 5+-acre dog park now open at the east end of Farmpark (9010 Euclid Chardon Rd.), features separate large and small dog areas and pond access. Dog park open daily sunrise to one half hour after sunset.
 
Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina
8365 Harbor Drive., Mentor 44060 
(440) 205-3625 
450-acre award winning recreation area with extensive trail system and 1.5 miles of wild beach. Water trails, portage to Lake Erie plus hiking trails. Golf carts available Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm for seniors and physically challenged. Public marina with direct lake access. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily newspaper recognized the Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve as the only Lake County destination listed as a "World Class Place."
Mentor Marsh - Carol H. Sweet Nature Center
5185 Corduroy Rd., Mentor 44060  (440) 257-0777
Mentor Marsh State Nature Center is an interpretive nature preserve and part of the largest coastal Lake Erie marsh in northeastern Ohio! The area is a unique combination of marsh, forest and beach habitat and home to a variety of plants, animals, and birds. In fact, during spring and fall migration season over 250 species of birds can be found. Trails are open daily, year-round, dawn to dusk. The Nature Center is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. from April through October. There is no charge, and all are welcome. Contact the Nature Center for details.
Pheasant Run Airport and Aviation Museum
5782 Trask Road, Madison OH 44057 440-298-1314
Pheasant Run Airport and Aviation Museum features 22 vintage aircraft, three that are the only ones in existence: a Junkers CL-1, a Ryan ST3-W, and a Barnard New Standard. Gen. George Patton’s personal World War II aircraft, the Interstate L-6, and the Meyers OTW used in the movie “The Misfits” starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe are also part of the collection. The complex includes two sod airstrips, four hangars, a pond, and a park-like environment, all a life estate with Lake Erie College. Open to the public on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October from 1 – 5p.m., weather permitting.
Village Peddler Festival - September 19 & 20, 2015
Lake Metroparks Farmpark  8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. (Route 6) Kirtland, Ohio
An outdoor American marketplace 175 artisans & craftsman, traditional crafts & fine art. Folk musicians, gourmet market, wagon rides & delicious food. Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5.
Willoughby Area Welcome Center
2 Public Square Willoughby 44094  440-942-1905
The Willoughby Area Welcome Center is open year round in the historic Barnes House at 2 Public Square, adjacent to the Willoughby City Hall. This 104 year old "Cobblestone Cottage" provides information about the historic aspects of Willoughby and the surrounding Lake County as well as current events, attractions, dining and lodging information and other services to visitors. Hours: Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4, Wed. 1-4.
Willoughby Area Welcome Center
            
  Day Spas
Jack Arra’s Salon and Spa
7537 Fredle Drive, Concord, Ohio 44077 (Route 90 & 44), (440) 375-0055
Jack Arra’s Salon and Spa, located on the 18th hole of the Renaissance at Quail Hollow Resort and Golf Course, provides a beautiful and peaceful haven to restore harmony and balance in today’s fast paced environment. Our professionally trained and licensed staff takes a holistic approach to cultivating health and well being with services designed to nourish mind, body and spirit.

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