Inaugurated in 1982, The Mazza Museum is an interesting museum housing over 10,000 endearing illustrations from picture books. When the Findlay College turned 100, Dr. Jerry Mallett envisioned this dream as a special gift to the college and the community. A place where families can come to explore various original works of celebrated artists like Steven Kellogg, Ted Rand, Eric CarleTomie dePaola and many more, The Mazza Museum is a child's dream come true. From cartoon to folk art eclectic styles are represented through colors, photos and graphics here thus making the museum an academy for budding artists wanting to embrace children's literature as a genre.
The park is a great place to appreciate the history and culture of the region, besides offering a range of fun, interactive activities for the whole family. You'll find plenty to keep you busy, from exploring the 110 acre (44 hectares) property with its woodlands and meadows to picnic sites, an Activity Barn, 1847 McKinnis Homestead and 19th century period garden.
Marathon Center For The Performing Arts is one of the most popular performing arts facilities in the thriving cultural scene of the city and offers a rich, diverse cultural programme. It launched its inaugural production in 2015 and has continued showcasing quality content since. Apart from plays, the center has a vibrant roster of events from concerts and musicals to variety shows. Its state-of-the-art theater can host 960 people and is also utilized for other purposes like meetings, corporate and private events.
The Oakwoods Nature Preserve offers a range of fun outdoor activities for the entire family. Spread out over 227 acres (91 hectares), the property features a Discovery Center for kids, two lakes, Shank Lake and Dold Lake, with fishing and boating, Butterfly gardens, hiking trails and wildlife discovery opportunities.
Visit the Hancock Historical Museum to learn more about the Hancock County. The museum has a collection of historic houses that have been moved from all the parts of the county to the museum site. This includes structures like the Crawford Log House, the Davis Homestead and De-Wald Funk House, Hull/Flater House. Participate in the various events that are organised by the organisation to get to know about the community. The museum also has a little gift shop where you can purchase a souvenir as a remembrance of your visit. They also conduct school programs to educate the students about the history of the Hancock County.
National Construction Equipment Museum as its name suggests has an interesting display of heavy duty vehicles and equipment used at constructions sites. The place is divided into an outdoor and indoor exhibit area, both sections provide in depth information about machines used in dredging, mining and other heavy operations. From bulldozers, cranes, concrete mixers to rollers and more are on display here, and photography is permitted throughout the facility.
Founded in 1917, the Ada Public Library is an important and integral part of Ada. Renovated in 1994, this library has a wide range of books, right from literature to magazines. It also has community meeting rooms that can accommodate almost 35 people, that is equipped with a kitchenette. For more details on services offered and other information, check website or call ahead.