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The 577 Foundation

577 East Front Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551
(419) 874-4174
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Perrysburg
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites
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Kettering, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You can walk through at your own pace and look at everything. It a nice place and you can take the river walk path down to the Maumee River.

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Swanton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is truly amazing. Overlooked in our own backyard. There is something here for kids of all ages. The geodesic biodome is very cool. My 3 year old loves the musical instruments. My older kids love the fossil area. Tip: Do not take strollers if you're going to do the riverwalk. It is multilevel. This is a family favorite... More

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Anybody can teach and sign-up for classes, which are usually very affordable to take. Beautiful gardens with outdoor instruments, a play area, a river walk, a geodesic greehouse with a koi pond. And an annual fiber arts show! What's not to love?

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful flower gardens. Unique Geodome environment to explore. Also has a children's garden and several exhibits of interest. No admission charge but will accept donations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Used to take my kids here when they were small. Now that they are grown, I still go there just to walk around and enjoy the scenery and friendly people. A relaxing visit every time.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Virginia Stranahan founded and left her estate to The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg. Great gardens and a tropical biodome are among the features. There is a kid's play area with climbing wall, musical instruments, a fossil bed, and in the warmer months a stage area where your kids (or adults) can put on their own puppet show. A used book... More

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Perrysburg, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Super place to visit with children. Community gardens, outside instruments to play, authentic log cabin and my grandchildrens favorite, the fossil dig. Close to a park with big playground too.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An amazing place for children and adults. Browse the used book room, dig for fossils, enjoy the gardens and geodome, see bees inside the hive, walk the river trail, warch birds or just sit and read. One morning I encountered six dear grazing near the river walk! There is a children's garden where they can have a puppet show, make... More

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Ohio
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The 577 Foundation is a treasure. The late Virginia Strananan placed this family estate in trust so that it could never be broken up like so many of the old properties around it. It is now a wonderful horticulture center with horticulture, community education, community garden plots, gardens, library, and meeting space. The horticulturist, Vicki Gallagher, is especially engaging, knowledgeable,... More

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St. James City FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Little known gem on the banks of the Maumee River. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon walking the grounds, exploring the history, and admiring the buildings and plantings. Close to the heart of downtown Perrysburg, so get lunch before or after your visit. Nice place!

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