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Where is Wooster?

Wooster is found in the northeast corner of Ohio. It is the county seat of Wayne county which is known as the “Gateway to Amish Country.” Wayne and the surrounding counties are home to the world’s largest Amish population. There is a large number of restaurants, shops and stores featuring authentic Amish products from food to quilts to furniture. 

Home of The College of Wooster, a respected liberal arts college with a student population of about 2000, Wooster has more than 300 businesses in the downtown area. The population of Wooster is about 26,000 with a county wide population of about 116,000. Wooster Community Hospital is a 172 bed full service and acute care hospital with 250 physicians on staff. The Cleveland Clinic Express Care clinic is also open seven days a week.

How Do I Get There?

Wooster is served by US highways 30 and 250 and I-71 is about 16 miles northwest of Wooster. Major airports in the area include Akron Canton, about 36 miles away, Cleveland Hopkins about 48 miles to the north and Columbus about 96 miles away in central Ohio. There is taxi service available.

Akron Canton served by Allegiant Air, American, Delta, Southwest, Spirit and United. Cleveland served by Air Canada, Allegiant, American Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit and United. Columbus is served by American, Delta, United, Southwest, Frontier and Air Canada.

What is the Weather Like in June?

In June the high temperature is 80 degrees with a low of 56 degrees. Precipitation averages about 4 ½ inches.

Best Western Hotel to Wayne County Fairgrounds


Spend some time and see some Ohio attractions!

As the “Gateway to the Amish Country” Wooster has a large number of restaurants, shops and stores featuring authentic Amish products such as food, quilts, toys and furniture. Local attractions include Lehman’s Store with everything from fresh bread to toys to home décor; P. Graham Dunn Gallery with art, home décor and gifts; The JM Smucker Co. Store and Café, Everything Rubbermaid, Shisler’s Cheese House and the Pine Tree Barn. Near Wooster is the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center with its Garden of Legend and Romance Roses and the Seacrest Arboretum, free and open to the public.

Ohio has a large number of wineries. In the Wooster area you will find the Troutman Vineyards and Winery, the Silver Run Vineyard and Winery and the Blue Barn Vineyard and Winery. Nearby Mansfield has its own Wine and Ale Trail. 

Located in Mansfield is the former Ohio State Reformatory listed on the “Most Terrifying Places in America”. It is also well known to fans of “The Shawshank Redemption” and is part of The Shawshank Trail which features 14 filming locations from the movie. A more beautiful and peaceful place in Mansfield is the Kingwood Center Garden and Kingwood Hall.

Cleveland is known for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the redeveloped waterfront with its shops and clubs. Ralphie’s house from “The Christmas Story” is open for visitors, complete with leg lamp and Red Rider BB gun. The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Botanical Garden are also open to the public.

The Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay Waterpark are great places for the kid in all of us. Nearby is the Safari Golf club. There are a number of public golf courses in northeast Ohio. The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Art are also open to the public. 

If you come through Akron the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad may be well worth an extra day! Akron also has a zoo. The Stan Hywet Hall is a 65 room mansion located on 70 acres of decorated grounds.
And for the football fan the Pro Football Hall of Fame is located not far away in Canton, Ohio. 

We hope this short list of attractions has enticed you to see what else Ohio has to offer and spend a little more time with us.

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