A rich cultural history and strong sense of community runs through Lake County. Discover national and local historical landmarks like the President James A. Garfield Historic Site in Mentor, or the gorgeous Kirtland Temple and Historic Kirtland Village, OH. Our fun-loving community gathers for annual events like the Lake County Fair and Train Days at the Painesville Railroad Station. Take a trip back in time at our museums and cultural sites that proudly illustrate our heritage in Remarkable Lake County, OH.
America Remembers Memorial
View remnants from the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy: steel from New York’s Trade Center, grass from Shanksville, Pa & granite from the Pentagon behind Eastlake City Hall.
Finnish Heritage Museum
Dedicated to preserve & perpetuate Finnish heritage & cul- tural traditions with displays of special books, documents, records & artifacts. Featuring specific exhibits.
Indian Museum of Lake County
Visitors can see prehistoric items, 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D., from this area & Ohio. Indian cra s, 1800-2015, from North America are displayed. There are hands-on activities and a library.
Kirtland Temple Visitor Center
Constructed in the 1830s, this National Historic Landmark was the first temple built by Joseph Smith and his followers. Main season is May-October visit website for hours.
Pheasant Run Airport & Aviation Museum
Pheasant Run Airport & Aviation Museum offers visitors a nostalgic return to an earlier era with its collection of 20-plus airplanes with impressive historical backgrounds.
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
RRCAA is a fine arts association offering year-round instruc- tion in all the major disciplines of the fine and performing arts and also operates historic Rabbit Run Theater.
Willoughby Area Welcome Center, Inc.
The Willoughby Area Welcome Center is open year round in the historic Barnes House & provides local information.
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse & Marine Museum
A national historic site of a marine museum & lighthouse tower that is open to the public and provides spectacular views of Lake Erie.
Historic Kirtland Visitors Center
A meticulously restored 19th century village showcases the vitality and spirit of the early American frontier. Free tours and parking.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
The 20th president's home features Garfield’s presidential memorial library & his private study, many original furnish- ings & memorabilia of the Garfield family.
Rabbit Run Theater
Historic Rabbit Run Theater, located near the shores of Lake Erie, is Ohio's premier barn theater and offers outstanding live theater each summer from June through August.
This beautiful old gatehouse from the 1890s is modeled a er German & English baronial castles. Located in the North Chagrin Reservation.