Built as a stately private residence, circa 1896, this elegant three-story structure is now home to the many notable exhibits that are a key part of Hardin County's heritage. The World Famous Kenton Toys Collection, dating back to 1898, a gallery devoted to Jacob Parrott, the nation'Kenton, OH Museums
The Lincoln Park Railway Exhibit features a Nickel Plate 779, the last steam engine ever built in Lima, Ohio at the Lima Locomotive Works. You will also find a luxurious private car, built in 1883 and a Nickel Plate caboose built in 1882 and an authentically equipped 1895Lima, OH Railroad History
Located next door to the Allen County Museum, this 1890's Victorian mansion is a must see with more than 15 rooms furnished in great detail and open to the public. This home and its decor are reminiscent of the great wealth brought into Allen County during the oil boom era. Features include:Lima, OH Historic Homes
A restored narrow-gauge geared locomotive, known as the Shay Locomotive, was built in 1925 by the Lima Locomotive Works and is located at the Allen County Museum Complex.
For a period of almost 70 years, the Lima Locomotive Works built 2,761 Shay locomotives, the last in 1945