Lima, Ohio, founded in 1831, has a long and interesting history and many aspects are touched on in this museum. Exhibits include Native American artifacts, an original Conestoga wagon used by a local family and a Shay locomotive built in the city.
A very nicely maintained Children’s Garden and a log house, built in 1848, are located on the grounds. The MacDonell house, a Victorian mansion built during the oil boom era of the late 1800s, is located adjacent to the museum and can be toured.
The museum is accessible. Most of the paths in the Children’s Garden are accessible. It’s possible to peek into the log house and view the exhibits. The MacDonell house is not accessible.
The parking lot at the north lot side of the museum, near the entrance, is large enough for RVs.