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The Seven Wonders of Lorain County


Ahhh … Lorain County .

 With a temperamental lake to its north and country roads leading south, it’s easy to see why so many have called this piece of land home for so long.

 But what are the things that make it special?

 Where are the places you’re sure to show friends and relatives visiting from out of town?

 After the new “7 Wonders of the World” were announced July 7, we started thinking, “Hey, we have to have our own seven wonders right here in Lorain County .”

 We have some ideas but we’d like to hear from you.

 You can weigh in by using the "Write a comment" below — or, if you want, you can e-mail reporter Steve Szucs at

Whether you’re a sucker for a good old Lorain Lighthouse sunset, or can’t get enough of those hot dogs at the original Hot Dog Heaven in Amherst , it’s your chance to vote for the “7 Wonders of Lorain County.”

We’ll tabulate the votes and announce the winners on Labor Day, Sept. 3.


Stuck for ideas?
Lynne Lisner of the Lorain County Visitors Bureau offered these suggestions:
1.  The waterfalls at Cascade Park 2. The Lorain Lighthouse
3. The forested area of Findley State Park 4. The Palace Theater in Lorain
5. Oberlin’s Historical Underground Railroad sites of significance: First Church, Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin-Wellington and the Rescue Monument 6. The sandstone quarries in Amherst
7. Lakeview Beach and its historic rose garden
8. The Roundhouse Gasholder Building in Oberlin (future home of the Underground Railroad Museum)

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