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
Expect the unexpected when you visit Laurie's Naturescape. It's a shop full of classy and unique "one of a kind" gifts for the home as well as your outdoor living space. Lamps, furniture, pictures and mirrors, beautiful glass pieces and accessories, "Root" candles, silk foliages, indoor/Van Wert, OH Businesses
For 50 years, the 1865 home served as a family dwelling before it was converted into a tea room and was used for medical practices and apartments for 80 years.
In 1998, the property was purchased and fully restored back to a tea room where you can enjoy "proper tea."
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