Lima, in Northwest Ohio, is a place that some 39,000 people call home.
The city is located approximately 80 miles (129 kilometers) from the state capital of Ohio, Columbus and about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Cincinnati.
Get active in the outdoors by visiting the local ecological preserves, such as Indian Lake State Park and Grand Lake St Marys State Park. Go for a hike and discover the biodiversity of the area then stop for lunch or a drink in the parks’ pristine surrounds.
Part the mists of time with a visit to the Van Wert County Historical Society, one of the main history museums. Walk the center’s silent hallways and browse the artifacts on display.
Nature lovers will want to check out Smiley Park, a place where visitors can spend time outdoors. Follow the paths through botanical displays, throw a Frisbee, or just listen to the birdsong. This park will suit whatever mood you're in.
Lovers of culture and history will adore the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, one of the more rewarding museums in Lima. Admire the building and grounds, lose yourself in the exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to uncover some of the more niche museums in the area.
Auglaize Antique Mall is the perfect place to go to if you love shopping and watching the world go by. It is a vibrant attraction filled with fashion, accessories and grocery shops.
A favorite with local and visiting golf fanatics is Hickory Sticks Golf Club, the best place for a few rounds in in the Lima area. Grab your golf bag and cap and challenge the course average, then end the day in the clubhouse bar by enjoying a light meal with friendly locals.