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Near By Attractions

When you make your plans to visit The Painesville Railroad Museum,
expand them to spend the weekend and
visit many of the other local museums near us.
Maybe spend the night at the Steele Mansion, which is like a museum by itself.


Fairport Harbor Lighthouse/Marine Museum

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A national historic site of a marine museum & lighthouse tower
that is open to the public and
provides spectacular views of Lake Erie.

129 Second St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077


Finnish Heritage Museum

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Dedicated to preserving
Finnish heritage and cultural traditions with displays of
books, documents, records & artifacts.

301 High St, Fairport Harbor, OH 44077


Pheasant Run Airport & Aviation Museum

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Pheasant Run Airport and Aviation Museum
offers visitors a nostalgic return to an earlier era
with its collection of 20-plus airplanes,
most of them vintage, and three one-of-a-kind models
with impressive historical backgrounds.
Much aviation memorabilia and several classic cars
can also be viewed at the airport’s park-like setting.

5782 Trask Rd, Madison, OH 44057


The Indian Museum of Lake County

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Museum & library displaying Native American artifacts and crafts. See prehistoric items (10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.) from this area and around Ohio. Call ahead.

7519 Mentor Ave., Ste A112 Mentor, OH  44060



Lake Shore Live Steamers

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Over the years thousands of feet of track have been laid through the woods at Penitentiary Glen Reservation over which thousands of residents have ridden. 

8668 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094



Conneaut Railroad Museum

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The Museum is headquartered in our station building, originally built for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern in 1900.
The exhibits are tailored to emphasize the locomotives and equipment,
the shop facilities, and, most importantly, the people who made
Conneaut a significant part of railroad history.
Our signature display is Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 755,
which was on of the last locomotives to receive major repairs prior to the town’s backshops closing in 1958.

363 Depot St., Conneaut, OH 44030


Jefferson Depot Village

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Travel back in time to the 1800’s and see the exclusive “ladies waiting room”, the wall-hung flush tanks and original potbelly stove in the ornate 120 foot 1872 Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Station.

147 East Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047



Lodi Railroad Museum

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The mission of the Lodi Railroad Museum, Inc. (LRRM)
is to inform and educate the public about the railroad’s effect on the Village of Lodi and Harrisville Township.
LRRM was established on December 21, 2005
with the short-term goal of saving
Lodi’s ex-Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) depot.
The long-term goal is to restore the depot as it was in the late 1920’s.

204 Railroad Street, Lodi, Ohio 44254



Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a tourist excursion railway and private sector, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park located in Northeast, Ohio.
CVSR is dedicated and committed to preserving and renovating historic railcars so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.
In addition to providing event excursions year-round, we also offer a membership program and have a volunteer base of more than 1,000.



The Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Historical Society and Museum

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We are a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of artifacts and materials relating to Northeast Ohio's Interurban Railways.
Our goal is to educate the public about this fascinating part of
Ohio's transportation history.

Corner of Caves and Mayfield Road in Chesterland, Ohio


James A. Garfield National Historic Site

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The 20th president's home features Garfield’s presidential memorial library & his private study, many original furnishings, and memorabilia from the Garfield family.

8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060


  Northern Ohio Railway Museum

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The Museum is pursuing its mission to collect, preserve, restore, display and operate streetcars and other railway equipment for the education and entertainment of the public. Over forty streetcars, interurbans, rapid transit cars and other rolling stock have been collected. Most of this equipment is either operable or will be restored for operation on our three mile demonstration railroad


5515 Buffham Road in Seville, Ohio


Steele Mansion

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A renovated Historic Inn & Meeting Center restored to its 1870's glory. Eight public rooms and sixteen guest rooms,
each with antique decor & luxurious private bathroom.

348 Mentor Ave, Painesville, OH 44077


  Little Red Schoolhouse
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The Little Red Schoolhouse was built in 1901 and once located on Euclid Avenue in  Willoughby.  Known as "District No. 7", this schoolhouse was closed in 1920. It is now a three building complex maintained by the Little Red School House Society, Inc.. It was moved to its current location in 1975.
The one-room schoolhouse was the most common school in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century and the first few decades of the twentieth.

5040 Shankland Road, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

(440) 975-3740

The Old Stone School

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Built in 1840 at a cost of $200, the Old Stone Schoolhouse served Concord Township students from 1841 until 1923. At peak enrollment, the Concord School District had a total of nine one-room schools. After closing, the site has been both a private residence and business office. In late 2001, the township purchased the building and surrounding properties. This schoolhouse is one of Concord’s oldest structures and one of the few vintage stone buildings remaining in the county. Today it serves as the township museum

7125 Ravenna Road, Concord Twp., Ohio 44077