Top 10 Things to do in Willowick, United States

December 24, 2017 Roger Rusk

Willowick is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 14,171 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Cleveland, Willowick is served by a branch of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. The city's name is a portmanteau of two adjacent cities in Lake County: Willoughby and Wickliffe. The current mayor of Willowick is Richard Regovich.
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1. James A. Garfield National Historic Site

8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5753 +1 440-255-8722
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4.5 based on 263 reviews

James A. Garfield National Historic Site

The site is made up of a visitors' center, as well as the 20-room farmhouse Garfield lived in with his wife and five children.

Reviewed By Edward Hobart T

This is a great gem of a place. A self made man, last log cabin President, rock star of politics, death was more grieved than Lincoln's, and an incredible wife, Lucretia. Tour wonderful, tour guide, Barbara was just terrific. Spent two great hours and could have spent longer. Go. Go now.

2. Patterson Fruit Farms

11414 Caves Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026-1320 +1 440-729-1964
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Patterson Fruit Farms

Reviewed By Susan M - Maui, Hawaii

Wonderful place to visit and eat huge Apple Fritters with Apple Cider! Lots of veggies, fruit, jams, kitchen gadgets and other preserves, all reasonably priced. We went early September and picked Honey Crisp and Ginger Gold apples first, so much fun!
There's plenty of parking, picnic tables, playground and a beautiful view of Lake Erie in the far distance!

3. The Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149 +1 440-946-4400
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4.5 based on 249 reviews

The Holden Arboretum

The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio, including the Holden Wildflower Garden, featuring Ohio native plants; the Holden Butterfly Garden, which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; the 20-acre Layer Rhododendron Garden and the 4.5 acre Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden; and collections of lilacs, viburnums, crabapples and conifers. The Arboretum includes the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower, which are open from April 1 through Nov. 1. Guided walking tours of the grounds are available from April through May, and tram tours are available May through October. Winter activities include snowshoe hikes in January and February, weather permitting.

Reviewed By haridas88 - Ohio

Lovely place to go for a hike . The tower and canopy tree walk were fun . Felt the canopy tee walk was a very short one . Don't forget to pay at the entrance if you would like to go to these two places . If you don't pay , you can go around the place and hike but I suggest paying and going to the two places .

4. Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

21281 Chardon Rd, Euclid, OH 44117-1591 +1 216-481-8232
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5 based on 24 reviews

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

Reviewed By GREG M - Euclid, Ohio

My wife and I have visited and taught classes at this Marian Shrine frequently across the past decade. One of those classes even covered the History of the Catholic Church. What we came to realize this past summer, however, was that there was a great deal of the Shrine's history that needed to be told. We heard rumors from the Trinitarian Sisters there that the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) had appeared there at least once before it had even become a Shrine. Those same Sisters, however, had no access to the records of the Shrine from the time when it was first started by another religious order, the Good Shepherd Sisters. As a degreed, certified and published historian, I agreed to research the subject for them. Remarkably, Cleveland Diocesan archives confirmed the rumors. On April 28,1870, the Blessed Virgin appeared and spoke to Mrs. Judith (aka "Julia") Harms on the very spot where today stands the BVM statue in the Shrine's grotto. Julia asked her husband to mark the spot, which he did with two evergreens (one on each side of where the BVM stood). Successors to those two evergreens still mark the spot to this day. For the next 50 years, Catholic clergy (including Cleveland's Bishop Gilmour, Euclid's Rev. Martin, and the Good Shepherd Sisters) visited the 'Harms Farm' and heard the apparition story. Then, in 1920, the Harms Farm was sold to the Good Shepherd Sisters, who renamed it "Providence Heights". Six years later, in 1926, it was dedicated (by Cleveland's Bishop Schrembs) as a local Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes. Then, in 1927, Bishop Schrembs (who had come from Toledo) asked about the Marian apparition history of the Shrine's Euclid site. He was then provided with a pertinent witness statement, as well as a newspaper article, by the Mother Superior, who confessed her belief in the apparition's authenticity. One year later, in 1928, Bishop Schrembs rededicated the very same site as the National American Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, leading a citywide procession of tens of thousands to along with many prominent clergy (including Cincinnati's archbishop and leading clerics from Washington DC.) The witness statement regarding the 1870 Marian apparition to Julia Harms was published widely in the diocese for the next 25 years with the official seal of approval ("Imprimatur") by various Cleveland bishops (Archbishop Schrembs, Archbishop Hoban, Bishop/Cardinal Krol) while (and for a short time after) the Good Shepherd Sisters managed the Shrine. But when the Trinitarian Sisters took over the Shrine in the 1950's, the Marian apparition history of the site began to gradually be forgotten. So that by the time they published their own version of the Shrine's history in the 1970's, there was no longer any mention of the Marian apparition(s) there at all. Forty years after that, several Trinitarians repeat the rumored apparition story, the legend, to us, and ask for our help. They wanted to know if it was true. Now they and all can know that the Diocesan archives have confirmed it as worthy of belief. The "Imprimatur" was given to the story for sharing by three different bishops in three different decades. Now we know why there is such heavenly peace on this heavenly site. Heaven itself visited here in 1870, and has continued to anoint it for almost 150 years to this very day.

5. Classic Park

35300 Vine St, Eastlake, OH 44095-3142 +1 440-975-8085
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Classic Park

Classic Park is the home of the Lake County Captains, the Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Captains play 70 home games at Classic Park from the beginning of April through Labor Day weekend. Tickets are only $8 for children and seniors and $9 for adults. Catch one of the 20+ fireworks show at the ballpark on Fridays and Saturdays and have a blast with fun and affordable family fun.

Reviewed By 930joycew - Cleveland, Ohio

Fun place for the entire family. This is the minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Good variety of food, kids play area & outfield lawn seating so smaller children do not have to stay seated. Minor league baseball rules ban outside food or drink being brought into the stadium.

6. Eastside Relics

4077 Erie St, Willoughby, OH 44094-7804
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Eastside Relics

Reviewed By YoAdrian99 - Denver Colorado

This place is remarkably clean and organized for an antique shop. It actually appears more like a museum. The relics here are geared slightly more towards men, which of course I enjoyed very much, although there really is something for everyone. You could easily spend 3-4 hours taking it all in. Highly recommended

7. Squire's Castle

River Road, Willoughby Hills, OH
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Squire's Castle

Reviewed By Danielle B - Wooster, Ohio

This castle is inside a Cleveland Metropark and is free to stop at. There is plenty of room to picnic on the grounds as well as some pavilions where parties could be held. The castle itself is neat to see and is empty on the inside but there are plaques describing what was in each room. A nice side trip when travelling through the area.

8. Antiques & Uniques

30200 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, OH 44092-1605 +1 440-944-0133
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4 based on 8 reviews

Antiques & Uniques

Whether you're an experienced collector or a weekend shopper, you'll find what you're looking for at Antiques & Uniques. We provide an easy and rewarding adventure in shopping. Featuring over 100 dealers ranging from professionals to hobby resellers, we offer an impressive array of antique, new, artisan and custom merchandise. Our huge furniture gallery features a wide assortment of pieces including chairs, beds, dressers, tables, and art work. You can even take a break and have lunch or a snack at the Tree House Café. At Antiques & Uniques our dealers take pride in their years of experience providing quality antiques, furniture, art, jewelry, collectibles, and much more. We strive to bring you the best quality and price that can be offered with excellent customer service to match. Antiques & Uniques was voted the #1 Antiques Store (2017) and Best Furniture Store (2016 + 2017) in Cleveland, Ohio and #1 Antiques Store (2016 + 2017) in Lake County, Ohio! Come out and see us!

Reviewed By Robin R - Cleveland, Ohio

Antiques & Uniques, 30200 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe Oh is a Resale/Retail store. There are over 100 Vendors here. Each of the Vendors sells different items. My guy and I have a Vendor Booth #18 and I'm selling many NY&Co. necklaces, Antique jewelry and my guy's selling Original Artwork paintings, Antique Furniture, lamps, some sports items etc. There is a cafe and restrooms and a centralized Cashier and Credit cards are accepted. There is something for everyone including Collectors, decorators and kids. Make sure you have 3 hours to look at everything and its similar to going to a Museum.

9. Kirtland Temple

7809 Joseph St, Kirtland, OH 44094-9255
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Kirtland Temple

Kirtland Temple and Museum:http://www.kirtlandtemple.org/history.htmlhttp://www.kirtlandtemple.org/tourinfo.htmlThis is one of the most historic buildings in Ohio and an amazing example of pre-Civil War carpentry.

Reviewed By BLTurpin - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Kirtland Temple, owned and administered by The Community of Christ, is most attractive to anyone interested in religious history. There is certainly reason to visit if one is interested in architecture or local history, but this site is primarily about religion, those who believed Joseph Smith to be a prophet, and the community that built up around Smith's believers.

It is possible to walk around the temple without a guide, but in order to go inside you must be with a tour group. Thus, it makes more sense to start your visit at the Visitor's Center. The Visitor's Center has a small museum which explains the temple and which presents artifacts, documents, and history relating to the temple's construction. The original finial is also on display in the lobby as well. Visitors watch a short film and learn about the temple as well as The Community of Christ, the church which owns and operates the temple today.

After the film concludes, a guide will walk with your group the short distance to the temple (approx 100-150 meters.) The day we visited it was raining heavily, but the guides are well equipped and will provide umbrellas.

Once you arrive, the guide will lead you up the stairs to the second floor. The stairs are steep and there are a lot of them. This building upper floors of the building are not accessible to anyone who cannot climb stairs. The unusual architecture, features, and detailing of the hall are explained - visitors may sit down in the congregation area but are not allowed into the pulpit areas. Columns are open to show the ropes and pulleys that controlled the curtains (veils).

After the second level, visitors are guided back downstairs to the ground level. The third floor is not available to visitors on the current tour. On the ground floor, more is explained about the religious history including the building's dedication and first-hand accounts of those in attendance. The guide closes by having the group sing "The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning," Hymn #2 in the LDS hymnal which is sung at every Latter-Day Saint temple dedication.

The Community of Christ is welcoming to all people of all faiths. They are used to getting bus loads of LDS visitors and are perfectly at ease conversing with everyone. The Community of Christ are careful caretakers of the temple, using it both to tell the story of how it was built and what it meant as well as use it for some of their contemporary services. The day we visited there was a performance of hymns in the evening.

I highly recommend a visit to the Kirtland Temple. It won't take long and will provide significant insights into the people who lived, worked, and worshipped in the area in the 1830s as well as the legacy of their sacrifices.

10. Historic Kirtland

7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-9316 +1 440-256-9805
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Historic Kirtland

Reviewed By SnowyShasta - Portland, Oregon

This area of Kirtland was settled by early members of the LDS/Mormon church. The area has grown in recent years as the church has acquired more land and buildings. There is a nice Visitor's Center, where we browsed a little and then watched a video about the history of the LDS church members in the area. Parking, entry, and the tour are all free. We then took a guided tour of the various buildings that have been restored to the way they were in the 1830's. The buildings included a general store, a house, an ashery, and a sawmill. The ashery was very interesting in terms of being unique in the US, and we learned a lot about what an ashery is and how it was operated. The Newell Whitney store portion contained several stories about the Mormon owners and occupants, including the Whitneys and Joseph and Emma Smith. We spent a couple hours browsing and on the tour and enjoyed our visit.

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