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Here's the third and final part of my Toledo trip from April 29-May 2, 2010, this has pictures from the Toledo Zoo, Old West Side and a few others.

Here are the links to the first two picture galleries of my tour, if you haven't seen them yet:

Part 1: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1124853

Part 2: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1127929

Commemorative Plaque for the Toledo Zoo


Area around the Zoo... (just to give a sense of what the neighborhood looks like)



Front Gate to the Zoo...


Aquarium Building...


Fishes and other sea creatures...








Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, where concerts and exhibitions are held...


Park in the middle of the zoo...


Orangutans...




Greenhouse



Two Cheetahs, sleeping...


Toledo Science Center @ the Zoo...


Amazing Amphibians Exhibit


Frogs and Toads






Meerkats...


These guys have hard-nosed attitudes...


Elephants...




Hippos indoors, for now...



Reptilia Exhibit...


Turtles...


A "Golden" Frog...


An Alligator...


A reptile of some sort..


Snakes...


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Two birds recovering from accidents... in the Raptor barn...



Black Bear...


Penguins... not from Pittsburgh...



Aviary


Male Northern Red Cardinal





I didn't see one Mud Hen in the zoo, was a bit disappointed, but I guess it isn't really a ZOO animal...


Baboons...



Cool Fountain..


Toledo Skyline from the Zoo bridge...


Seal Underwater in the Arctic Exhibit...


Polar Bears



African Park Entrance


Giraffes...


Zebras...


I think these are Oxes...


American Bald Eagles...




That Eagle looked at me like, "What are doing in our country? Go back to your own land."


Back downtown I went...

Close up of the Pizza Papalis restaurant...


AT&T and the new Table Forty...


Buildings around the stadium and warehouse district...





Perfect opportunity for Lofts...


An old building converted to lofts recently...



Toledo Fire Department Station 5


Buildings along Washington Street



Salvation Army...


Cute Little Playhouse, the Repertoir Theater


It looks a lot more livable than some cities...


Old Commercial block boarded up on Monroe St.


Backstreets...


Perfect opportunity for an auto business on Monroe Street




Toledo Museum of Art





Glenwood Lutheran Church


Old West Side Homes...





Henehan-Breynan House, built 1894









Old West Commons Park...


Murray-Willys House, built 1901









A manor-like place...













International Institute...





Libbey-Tschudy-Perkins House, built in 1885 for Edward Libbey, founder of Libbey Glass



Museum of Art Front Entrance...


Toledo Glass Pavilion



Downtown From Monroe Street


Tony Packo's at the Park (where I ate my supper)..


Inside...


The food was killer, a mean hot dog and potato skins, especially... also chili soup and fries...


I'll make it to the original Tony Packo's location next time...

Hope you all enjoyed my tour of the GLASS CITY!
 

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whats up with pics of the zoo and the hotdog at the end????
Yeah, I know it's not skyscraper-related or architecture or city related, but, if anyone in the midwest is interested in visiting the Toledo Zoo or going to Tony Packo's, they'll know what to expect. :cheers:
 

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LOL. Were you the only person at the zoo?;) BTW, it's strange seeing the houses in the background of the elephent exhibit. It looks like they're literally twenty feet away.

Great job.:)
 

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the Hot Dog is world famous! Tony Packos hot dogs were made famous by Toledo Native Jamie Farr aka Corp Klinger from the TV Series MASH
 

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LOL. Were you the only person at the zoo?;) BTW, it's strange seeing the houses in the background of the elephent exhibit. It looks like they're literally twenty feet away.

Great job.:)
LOL! No, there was plenty of people at the zoo that day, early on, it was sparse, but as the weather got nicer, more people showed up. It had rained early in the morning, but cleared up, albeit cloudy later in the day. The same thought occurred to me, imagine if you lived with the Toledo Zoo in your backyard, that would be interesting.

That's how I got the idea of Tony Packo's when Jamie Farr talked about them on M*A*S*H. The hot dog is fabulous. :cheers:
 

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Another great thread! A few things...

1. I love the Toledo Zoo, I just got a membership there. I go there more often then the much closer Detroit Zoo.
2. Something has always drawn me to the Warehouse District. I would love to live in a loft there. I need to make it to the PizzaPapalis there as well as a Mud Hen game.
 
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