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Fire & Water Student Tour

PRINTABLE PDF Students will love experiencing what makes Toledo unique: its prime location on the western basin of Lake Erie and the Maumee River, its reputation as an International shipping port and some of our most popular student-friendly attractions and restaurants! 

10:00 a.m.  National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St., Toledo
The National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the incredible story of our Great Lakes through over 300 genuine artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits. 
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-214-5000,

11:15 a.m. S.S. Col. James Schoonmaker Museum Ship, 1701 Front St., Toledo
Launched in 1911, the S.S. James Schoonmaker, once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes, has been restored. Visitors are awed by the massive engine room, posh officer's dining room, stainless steel galley and the captain's quarters.
Group Tour Tip: The Museum Ship is on the campus of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. The ship is open from May-October.
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-214-5000,

12:30 p.m.  Lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse, 42 S. Superior St., Toledo
This family-friendly restaurant boasts a large menu of Italian and American favorites.  Dine in an old-fashioned trolley car or our cozy dining area.
Visitation Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Contact: 419-255-5038,,

2:00 p.m.  Toledo Firefighters Museum, 918 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo
The museum's million dollar display includes many large pieces of vintage firefighting equipment. The centerpiece of the museum is the 1837 Neptune, Toledo's first fire pumper.
Group Tour Tip: Groups by appointment weekdays and weekends.  Weekly hours are Saturdays from Noon to 4 p.m.  All public areas are ADA compliant. 
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-478-3473,,

3:30 p.m. Boyd’s Retro Candy, 954 Phillips Ave., Toledo
We offer over 1,000 candies as well as retro soda, Mackinac hand-dipped ice cream, and local history. They may be too small for groups larger than 10. Call for group information.
Visitation Time: 20 minutes
Contact: 419-720-7387,

4:00 p.m.  Rudy’s Hot Dog
, 42 Sylvania Ave., Toledo
Serving great food since 1920! This student-friendly restaurant offers great hot dogs and so much more.  Plenty of menu options sure to satisfy even the pickiest diners.
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-478-7095