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Things To Do in Painesville, Ohio

Explore Painesville

Just three miles away are some of the most-visited trails and beaches in the Great Lakes region. Mentor Headlands and Fairport Harbor are the two most popular Lake Erie beaches. Also close by are over thirty of Ohio's finest wineries, Holden Arboretum, Kirtland Mormon Temple, Lawnfield and abundant shopping in Mentor.

A Christmas Story House
A Christmas Story House
A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours, and is directly across the street from the house is A Christmas Story Museum, which features original props and costumes.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Botanical Garden
When you visit Cleveland Botanical Garden, you;ll find inspiration and enrichment through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and enchanting events. Beyond the memorable experiences the Garden also helps the community.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offers an enjoyable and educational programs for all ages. The Zoo's Conservation Education department has programming all year round for kids, families, teens, teachers and many more.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors.

Fairpoint Harbor Lakefront Park
Fairpoint Harbor Lakefront Park
The Fairpoint Harbor Lakefront Park serves as a sanctuary for both wildlife and people. Lifeguards are on duty and the beach offers an accessible harbor view boardwalk, restrooms, changing rooms and shower facilities.
Grand River Fishing
Grand River Fishing
Grand River Fishing Report ~ Updated Fishing Reports for the Grand River, Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, and Smallmouth Bass fishing located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Guided River Fishing Trips and Tours on the Grand River in Grand

Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center's mission to make science, technology, engineering and math come alive, as they help the community value science, technology, engineering and math to inform decision-making and enrich lives.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
The Visitor Center offers museum exhibits chronicling the life of James A. Garfield, from canal boy to President. An 18-minute video further highlights the accomplishments of the President throughout his lifetime.

Lake Erie Bluffs
Lake Erie Bluffs
The Lake Erie Bluffs is nationally significant. The property permanently protects a significant amount of wetland, meadow and mostly undeveloped lakefront habitat used by rare and common plant and animal species.
Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor
Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor
The trail links the municipalities of Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. Travelers will cross two bridges and experience varied levels of terrain ranging from a 660 ft. elevation in Painesville to an elevation of 895 ft.

Squire's Castle
Squire's Castle
The Squire's Castle is a beautiful old gatehouse from the 1890s is modeled after German and English baronial castles and is a unique feature of North Chagrin that is a popular destination for people of all ages.
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art promises to offer a dynamic experience that illuminate the power and enduring relevance of art in today's global society. The Museum builds, preserves, studies, and shares its outstanding collections.

The Holden Arboretum
The Holden Arboretum
The Holden Arboretum is an outdoor living museum on 3,500 acres that promotes the beauty and importance of trees and other woody plants. The ground feature over 20 miles of trails that lead you through cultivated gardens and native forests.
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