Discover Ohios Landmarks Along Route 6

Discover Ohios Landmarks Along Route 6 on an unforgettable road trip across the Buckeye State without spending a dime on entry fees. Here’s a roundup of must-see landmarks dotting the scenic Route 6, open to all adventure lovers! Pack a picnic, grab your camera, and let’s hit the road!

Picture-Perfect Landmarks

  • Lake Erie Bluffs: A natural haven with stunning cliffs overlooking the lake. Perfect for sunset chasers! #NatureLovers #SunsetViews

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site: Step back in time at the home of the 20th U.S. President—grounds access is free! #HistoryBuff #PresidentialSites

  • Great Lakes Science Center: While some exhibits require a ticket, the Polymer Funhouse is free for kids under 7! #FamilyFun #ScienceRocks

Arts & Culture without the Price Tag ️

  • Cleveland Public Art: Explore vibrant street murals and sculptures as you pass through Cleveland. It’s an outdoor gallery that’s always open! #PublicArt #UrbanExploration

  • Playhouse Square: Gaze at the world’s largest outdoor chandelier and snap that iconic picture. #BiggestBrightest

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: The plaza and some events are free, giving you a taste of rock ‘n’ roll history. #RockOn #LegendaryLandmarks

Parks & Green Spaces

  • Cleveland Metroparks: Miles of greenery invite you for a stroll or a bike ride—a blissful escape into nature! #GetOutside #GreenGetaway

  • Fremont Cycle and Trail: A great spot for a leisurely exploration without spending a penny. #TrailTime #CycleLife

Remember, folks, plan your visit! Check the latest updates and opening hours. Embrace the open road and enjoy Ohio’s treasures. Share your journey with us using #Route6Adventures!

Ready to go? Tag your travel buddy, hit the ‘like’ button if you’re excited, and share this with fellow freebie hunters. Who says you can’t have fun for free? See you out there on Route 6!

Don’t forget to check out other hidden gems and free attractions in Ohio along Route 6. From historical sites to outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone!

  • Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial: Take the elevator up to the observation deck for breathtaking views of Lake Erie and the surrounding islands. 

  • Maumee Bay State Park: Explore the marshes, beaches, and trails in this beautiful state park. Bring your binoculars for bird watching! #StateParkAdventures #NatureIsCalling ## Feeling hungry? Don’t worry, there are plenty of tasty options along Route 6 that won’t break the bank. Check out local diners, food trucks, and farmers markets for delicious and budget-friendly meals. Don’t forget to try some Buckeye candy while you’re here! #CheapEats #OhioFlavors ## Traveling with pets? Ohio’s got you covered! Many of the parks and attractions along Route 6 are pet-friendly, so bring your furry friend along for the ride. Just make sure to check any specific rules or regulations before you go. #PetFriendlyTravel #FurryFriendsWelcome


Safety First!

While these landmarks may be free, it’s still important to prioritize safety during your adventures. Be mindful of your surroundings, stay hydrated, and follow any posted rules or regulations. Let’s make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip along Route 6!

Remember to use #Route6Adventures when sharing your photos and experiences on social media. Happy travels!

Sandusky County Barn Mural Tour

Sandusky County is the home of the historic barn mural trail and each of our barns come with a story.  Hear those untold stories by our group tour step-on guide.  This 1.5 hour experience winds through rural Sandusky County, and your group will hear the meaning and inspiration behind each mural’s design.

These beautiful murals were made possible from the multiple corporate and private donors who have partnered with us to make it all possible. Our barn trail is growing each year as we secure barn locations and design a historical scene to paint on each barn. Most of the Sandusky County Barn Murals were designed by David Thornbury, a graphic designer/marketing director for the Visitors Bureau. Our first barn was painted just prior to 2003 to commemorate Ohio’s Bicentennial.  Our newest barn was secured in 2019 and was designed to commemorate Sandusky County’s Bicentennial. for more information about Sandusky County Barn Mural Tour

Sandusky County Barn Mural Tour

Lakeview Cemetery

LakeView Cemetery

The Lakeview Cemetery on Route 20,  1/2 mile off Route 6 as they separate going into Cleveland from the east. The Cemetery has a Millionaires Row Rockefeller, Garfield &  Amasa Stone, enough Baseball players to field a team including the only player to be killed by a pitched ball, and “radio heaven” -Michael Stanley, Alan Freed – he coined the phrase “Rock and Roll”, and many more.  The headstones make it a sight-seeing tour of it’s own.  Free unless you take the Guided Tour  Photo by Gerime Blankenship

Strawberry Festival in Kirtland, Lake County Ohio

The Strawberry Festival in Kirtland Lake County Ohio  is certainly worth the stop if you are going by at the right time. It is on Father’s day weekend, so enjoy the day with dad and go for a ride. At Route6 and Route 306 go north 3 miles to Kirtland High School and enjoy the day   Google Maps Map to Kirtland High School

Strawberry Festival in Kirtland Lake County Ohio