Locally loved and world-renowned, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation due the quality and rarity of its collection. So it’s appropriate that one of the world’s finest museums, and its more than 30,000 works of art, rests in one Toledo’s most historic neighborhoods––the Old West End.
The Old West End (OWE) is a sort of museum in its own right. Spreading across 25 city blocks with iconic architecture styles from Colonial to French Second Empire dotting the streets, the OWE is perhaps best known as one of the country’s largest standing collection of late Victorian homes. Once every year, the OWE hosts a celebration of art and heritage known as the Historic Old West End Festival. It’s here that the community comes together to showcase how Toledo’s history is defining its future.
Spotlight: Museum and Old West End
Whether you have an entire afternoon or just a few minutes, a memorable stop is just down the block. Toledo’s local businesses showcase everything the city has to offer, so add these hot spots to your must-do list.
Toledo Museum of Art
Greek, Roman and Egyptian are just some of the works you can see in the 30,000 pieces the Toledo Museum of Art has on display. And with extensive education programs and unique exhibits, there’s always something new to experience and learn.
Old West End
With expressive architecture like few other places in the country, touring the Old West End can feel like stepping in a time machine. And while the turn of the century homes are a must-see, it’s the sense of community that make it a must-stay.
Black Kite Coffee
Black Kite Coffee is an independent, locally owned coffee house that specializes in delicious coffees, teas and savory pies. They make all of their food in-house, completely from scratch, and do their best to fulfill the foodie in all of us.
The Collingwood Arts Center
Located at 2413 Collingwood Blvd., the Collingwood Arts Center serves as a residential, studio, and theater space, giving the art-focused community a place to perform and thrive.
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