In 1888, Edward Drummond Libbey, son to the owner of New England Glass, moved the company to Toledo, Ohio. He renamed the company to Libbey, thus creating a glass dynasty that still exists here today. Check out this itinerary to visit some of Toledo’s most iconic places and learn how Toledo came to be known as the “Glass City”.
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Toledo Museum of Art
2445, Monroe St., Toledo | 419-255-8000
One of America’s finest museums with over 30,000 works of art in over 35 galleries. Edward Drummond Libbey was the founder of the Toledo Museum of Art in 1901, serving as its president from 1901 to 1925, funding building construction, and bequeathing to the museum his collection of Dutch and English art.
Suggested Visitation Time: 2 hours
Tony Packo's Café
1902 Front St., Toledo | 419-691-6054
No trip to Toledo would be complete without a stop at the legendary Tony Packo’s, made famous by the hit TV show M*A*S*H. Enjoy lunch while browsing the celebrity signed hot dog buns displayed on café walls. Along with the world-famous hot dog, other Hungarian specialties include chicken paprikas, stuffed cabbage, apple strudel and dumplings, and the newest sensation, fried green pickles. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop!
Suggested Visitation Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Libbey Glass Factory Outlet
205 S Erie St., Toledo | 419-254-5000
Visit the outlet store named after Edward Drummund Libbey, the key player in creating a glass dynasty in Toledo. The store offers 16,000 square feet of glassware, dinnerware, flatware, glass giftware, candles & accessories. A delightful place to shop for your home or for that special gift.
Suggested Visitation Time: 45 minutes
Glass Pavilion at Toledo Museum of Art
2444, Monroe St., Toledo | 419-255-8000,
Opened in 2006, the 74,000-square-foot postmodern Glass Pavilion is home to TMA’s world-renowned glass collection that was started by Edward Drummond Libbey. The Museum features more than 5,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary times. Glass blowing demonstrations offered daily.
Suggested Visitation Time: 1 hour
Old West End Tour/Libbey House Driving Tour
2008 Scottwood Ave., Toledo | 419-321-6404
This neighborhood is one of the best-kept secrets in the country with Twenty-five city blocks making up one of the largest collections of late Victorian houses left standing in the United States. Be sure to check out the Libbey home, built for Edward and Florence Libbey in 1895, on Scottwood Avenue. Other streets not to miss include Parkwood Ave., Robinwood Ave., Glenwood Ave. and Collingwood Blvd.
Suggested Visitation Time: 30 minutes
Real Seafood Company Toledo
located at the Docks, 22 Main St., Toledo | 419-697-4400
This New England-inspired restaurant serves fresh seafood from Boston, Florida and the Great Lakes and features a waterfront view and an array of steaks, salads and pastas.
Suggested Visitation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes