Route 6 winds through much of the northern portion of Ohio and a drive from its start to its end in the state will take you past a wide variety of attractions and scenery. Here are just a handful of the sights you’ll see along the way.
The capital city of Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Playhouse Square Center, which is one of the largest performing arts facilities in the country. In addition, the Cleveland Orchestra is considered to be among the nation’s most prominent. The city also boasts an Aquarium, Science Center, Zoo, art museum, and Botanical Garden. Locals love visiting the indoor/outdoor marketing with more than 100 vendors.
The town of Lakewood is great for outdoor pursuits. Take in the Cleveland skyline while walking or jogging around Lakewood Park, or pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon. The Museum of Divine Statues will appeal to all who appreciate art, regardless of religious affiliation. This museum houses various historical pieces from churches, such as sculptures and stained glass windows.
Further down the road, thrill seekers needn’t look further than Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky. The park is the self-proclaimed Roller Coaster Capital of the World, with 18 twisting and turning rides to choose from. There’s something for every type of daredevil here: floorless coasters, classic wooden coasters, upside-down coasters and more. There’s even a water park, Soak City, that provides the perfect way to cool off on a hot day.
For more wet ‘n wild fun, try one of several other water parks in the area. Castaway Bay, Great Wolf Lodge, and Maui Sands are just a few that are great for the whole family. And for a taste of nostalgia, pop into the Merry-Go-Round Museum, which offers a free ride for the price of admission! Animal lovers shouldn’t leave Sandusky without stopping at the Lagoon Deer Park, a petting zoo that allows visitors to feed the gentle creatures, along with goats and other furry friends. Grown-ups can head to Firelands Winery for a self-guided tour and tasting of their different varieties.
Ever wanted to pose for a photo in front of a giant soup can? You’ll want to stop by the Campbell’s Soup Supply Co. in Napoleon, which has just that. While it’s a corporate site that is not open to visitors, the can is a true roadside oddity you don’t want to miss.
Download our free complete Route 6 eBook that includes maps and details of all the destinations you will pass through on this scenic route. These details include local attractions, history, dining and more that you’ll have the opportunity to experience when passing through or staying overnight before continuing your drive. In addition, you can download a printer-friendly version.