Located just south of the state border in Ohio, Toledo Zoo has been a staple for families and young ones who are curious of the animals around the world. Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Gorillas, and more are all represented. The park has recently undergone a "No Smoking" rule, so please leave all your "smokeables" at home.
Famous for being the War of 1812's only national battlefield site, River Raisin National Battlefield Park is an interesting way to learn about the 'Second War of Independence'. The museum at the visitor center contains numerous artifacts from the period, and the park, apart from the biking and walking trails, includes an interesting Heritage Trail.