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
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
From the moment you enter The Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe and hear the softly playing music, you feel a sense of calm and relaxation. The shoppe is located in the former Elmira Elementary School, once a one-story school containing four classrooms, gym, kitchen & other rooms.
Artspace/Lima is the premiere art gallery and educational center in West Central Ohio. Components are the Ellen Nelson Gallery, Time Warner Cable ArtZone, Gallery for Young People, and Gallery Shop. It also houses one of the regions BEST arts resource libraries. Artspace/Lima, OH Arts
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
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