The modern City of Toledo is not a popular tourist destination, but it offers a wide range of attractions and activities that visitors will enjoy. Near downtown are the Old West End and the Toledo Museum of Art. Further out is the world-class Toledo Zoo. The Port of Toledo has a healthy Polish neighborhood dotted with fantastic restaurants. In fact, visitors can find almost any ethnic cuisine in the Port of Toledo from Polish and Hungarian treats to Middle East and Indian cuisine.
The popular Toledo Museum of Art is one of the country's best. Containing over 30 thousand works of art, the museum offers over 35 galleries, a sculpture garden, and a new glass pavilion. The museum displays works by the world's greatest artists and sculptors from Cezanne and Degas to Calder and Picasso as well as many ancient masterpieces and Asian treasures.
The Port of Toledo's historic Old West End is a wonderful step back into time with 25 blocks containing one of the biggest groups of late Victorian homes still standing in the United States. The area contains unspoiled examples Colonial, Italian Renaissance, Second Empire French, Queen Ann, and Georgian architecture. Just north of the Art Museum, the old mansions surrounded by 100-year-old trees are open at Christmas for wonderful holiday tours.
The Port of Toledo Zoo holds a treasure trove of over six thousand creatures representing more than 750 species displayed in creative animal-friendly exhibits where visitors can get close without disturbing the living displays. The zoo is active in many conservation efforts to preserve endangered and threatened species of all types, including some breeding programs.
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