Stay near family-friendly things to do in Lima, Ohio

When you book a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites in Lima, you’re never far from popular things to do in the area, from historical exhibits at the Allen County Museum to concerts at Crouse Performance Hall. Visit ArtSpace/Lima to discover intriguing local art galleries and handcrafted items to take home. Here with family? Kids will enjoy seeing a steam engine up close at the Lincoln Park Railway Exhibit or exploring a wigwam at the Children’s Discovery Center. Alumni, prospective students, and parents of current students find our location ideal for visiting The Ohio State University at Lima campus. If you need some retail therapy, you can explore unique shops downtown or browse national chain retailers at Lima Mall.

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Allen County Museum

1.95 mi / 3.14 km from the hotel
Enjoy an up-close look at Allen County’s history with tours of the Victorian MacDonell House, a log home, and the Shay locomotive display. The Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library and the Children’s Discovery Center are also on the museum grounds.


1.58 mi / 2.54 km from the hotel
Peruse the galleries at ArtSpace/Lima or buy a one-of-a-kind, locally produced work of art in the Gallery Shop.

The Ohio State University-Lima

2.76 mi / 4.44 km from the hotel
Visit the 564-acre campus of this liberal arts university and enjoy its beautiful trees, plants, and nature trails. You can visit a student, see the Buckeyes play, or attend a performance at the Martha W. Farmer Theatre.

Hidden Creek Golf Club

7.57 mi / 12.19 km from the hotel
Spend a relaxing afternoon on the beautiful greens of this full-service club. Host a business outing in the well-equipped pavilion or mingle with colleagues in the restaurant and bar.

Crouse Performance Hall

1.54 mi / 2.48 km from the hotel
This 1,774-seat proscenium theater is the ideal venue to enjoy a rousing Broadway performance or concert by the Lima Symphony Orchestra.

Encore Theatre

2.06 mi / 3.31 km from the hotel
Encore Theatre has offered high-quality theatrical shows since 1958. The theater’s annual schedule typically includes six adult shows and three youth productions.

Lima Fire Fighters Memorial Museum

0.23 mi / 0.37 km from the hotel
View photos, newspaper clippings, and original equipment used by local firefighters as they battled the most devastating fires in Lima's history.

Lima Mall

4.51 mi / 7.25 km from the hotel
Shop until you drop at Lima Mall, home to more than 40 stores like Buckle, JCPenney, and Old Navy.

Lincoln Park Railway Exhibit

0.8 mi / 1.29 km from the hotel
Open daily from dawn to dusk, this outdoor exhibit lets visitors admire a Nickel Plate 779, the last steam engine ever built in Lima, as well as an authentic 1895 country station from DT&I Railroad.