ALLEN COUNTY MUSEUM
Whether you’re an avid museum visitor, a serious historical researcher, or just looking for an enjoyable time out, the Allen County Museum has something for everyone. Our campus includes the main Museum (including the Children’s Discovery Center), the 1893 Victorian MacDonell House, log house, John H. Keller Railroad Archives, and the Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library.
Address: 620 W. Market St.
The mission of ArtSpace/Lima is to promote the arts to the citizens of West Central Ohio through excellence in exhibitions, education and community events. ArtSpace features nine exhibits and a unique gift shop. ArtSpace also offers workshops and CEU credits.
Address: 65-67 Town Square
The VMCC is Allen County's "Living Room," welcoming over 3.5 million visitors since its creation. It is an economic growth
catalyst - putting Lima and Allen County in a class of its own - as no similar community can boast of a civic and convention center.
Gracing Lima’s Town Square, the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center is the hub of our community’s cultural life. It is the primary public assembly facility in West Central Ohio. Musical stars, presidents, comedians, Broadway shows and local talent have all been featured on our stages.
Address: 7 Town Square
See website for event calendar.
Bring the kids to the beautiful and whimsical Children's Garden, located next to the Allen County Museum. The Allen County Children's garden is a project of the Allen County Master Gardeners who are under the umbrella of Allen County Ohio State University Extension Office.
Address: 600 Block of W. Market St.
Hours: Open May through October Dawn to Dusk
i HEART MEDIA
iHeart Media in Lima hosts local stations such as T102, 93.9 KissFM, MIX 103.3, 1150 WIMA, and 107.5 The Big Buck.
Address: 667 Market St. Lima, OH
LIMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Lima Public Library serves the Lima/Allen County region with branches in the communities of Cairo, Elida, Lafayette and Spencerville.
Address: 650 W. Market St.
LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LSO is dedicated to preserving musical excellence as a living part of our community, now & for future generations, through performance, education & community partnerships, while always maintaining a vigilant devotion to artistic & fiscal integrity.
Address: 1028 W. Market St.
See website for concert schedule
WINGATE BY WYNDHAM
Welcome to the Wingate By Wyndham Lima, an upscale hotel that provides an exceptional lodging experience for everyone from business travelers to family vacationers. Discover well-appointed accommodations, extraordinary service and ample amenities. Enjoy close proximity to the Lima Allen County Airport, the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center and a whole host of Ohio attractions. Shopping, restaurants and entertainment options are close at hand in downtown Lima.
Address: 175 W. Market St.
The Lima Family YMCA is an association of people of all incomes, ages, abilities, religions and ethnic backgrounds. It works to nurture the healthy development of children and teens, support families and strengthen communities.
When you join the Lima Family YMCA, you help not only yourself and your family but the entire community. Along with the many hours of volunteer time and the dollars that are contributed, membership fees make it possible for your YMCA to respond to community needs and to make sure it is accessible to everyone, regardless of income.
When you become a YMCA member, you're setting yourself on a lifelong journey of healthy spirit, mind and body. You're becoming part of an association that does everything from child care to health and fitness to youth development to the arts and humanities, and much, much, more.
As a member of the Lima Family YMCA , you have many benefits but you have some responsibilities, too. You will be asked to get involved and be a champion for the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. You may be asked to volunteer or contribute to the Y's annual support campaign that underwrites membership assistance for those who cannot afford the full fees.
The Lima Family YMCA involves members in offering their time, talent and treasure, for the greater good.
Address: 345 S. Elizabeth St.
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Trinity is about helping persons of all ages grow in their faith and their experience of God’s love. Through biblically grounded classes, workshops, retreats, worship experiences, book clubs and share groups, we deepen our faith and grow in our capacity to love others.
Address: 301 W. Market St.
NORTHWEST OHIO LITERACY COUNCIL
The Northwest Ohio Literacy Council is a non-profit organization striving to eliminate the problems illiteracy creates. With excellent leadership, continued volunteer support, willing tutors, and financial collaboration from the community, the council tutors adults who want to improve their reading, writing and English-speaking skills. Adults who enter the program work with volunteer tutors who have been trained to teach reading skills.
Address: 563 W. Spring St.
OTHER DOWNTOWN PLAY
NEW LOOK FITNESS
111 S. Central Ave. Lima, OH