One Day in Wapakoneta, Ohio…Most people who stop by Wapakoneta, Ohio do so because this is the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.
Therefore, most people naturally stop at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, which is great, but there is more to see in this charming little town. After the museum, head over to see Armstrong’s boyhood home, taking a short detour to see the Temple of Tolerance. This unique spot allows people into a private sculpture garden with walking paths. You are apt to find lots of treasures and surprises here.
The next stop is Auglaize street to explore Wapakoneta’s downtown with its many shops, art galleries, yoga studio, and cool eateries (such as J. Marie’s, Anthony’s, and Winans Chocolates).
Next, take a small detour onto Willipie St and Main St to visit the Wapakoneta History Museum, the historic Wapa Theater, the Auglaize County Courthouse, and Fire Station. If you have dog(s), try out Wapak’s newish dog park on Herbstreit Ct. Before leaving town try out the new LuLu’s Diner and take a picture of your party as the four astronauts on the moon under the Wapakoneta Ohio sign on their building.
Check out these other great resources to find awesome events and more things to do:
Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Events
Events Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership
Summer Moon Festival Information
I hope you enjoyed your One Day in Wapakoneta, Ohio!
Scroll down to see more photos and information about my return trip to Wapakoneta. . Click here and here to see other things to do around this area.
On a second trip into Wapakoneta, I noticed the cool new Neil Armstrong welcome sign off the freeway on the right just before passing the Armstrong Air and Space Museum (see photo below).
I then tried the very delicious La Neta Mexican Restaurant which was nearby. I also noticed the Coffee Amor coffee shop and the Vogel Bakery. Next, I passed some interesting old buildings on my way to the downtown area on Auglaize St. Around town, I visited shops and restaurants, the historic Fire station, and the Auglaize County Courthouse (also noted above).
I noticed they had an Escape Wapak sign near their old movie theater which sounded fun. Other historic buildings of note were the Charles Wintzer Building constructed in 1872, the First Presbyterian Church of Wapakoneta (now a museum also noted above) built in 1861, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church built in 1899. This church is one of the famous cross-tipped churches in the area. Finally, I drove by a water park and a couple of ice cream places. Looks like some fun summertime stops! And don’t forget about the great walking paths in town I posted about earlier here.
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