Introduction to Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Olmsted Falls History
The area was settled in 1814 and was named Kingston. Plum Creek and Lenox are other names which the community was also called. In 1829, the area was named in honor of Aaron Olmstead, who bought the land that constituted the township. The area came to be known as Olmsted Township, and in time, a town emerged at the center of the township called Norris Falls. It was renamed Olmsted Falls in 1845, and became a city in 1972.
Olmsted Falls and Nearby Attractions
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
- Black River Reservation
- Brookside Park
- Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
- Goodtimes Amusement Park
Things To Do In Olmsted Falls
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Botanical Garden are among popular attractions near Olmsted Falls. There are numerous museums nearby, including Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, Health Museum of Cleveland, Shaker Museum and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Bradley Woods Reservation near Olmsted Falls is an old sandstone quarry site which also has a wildlife area and picnic area. Local parks include Fortier Park, East River Park and Village Green Park all of which have picnic areas, grills, walking trails, playgrounds and fountains.
Olmsted Falls Transportation
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Olmsted Falls Higher Education
Lorain County Community College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University and Berlin College are colleges located nearby.