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Wooster (IPA chart for English) (IPA: [wʊstɚ]); first syllable pronounced with a short double-O) is a city in Wayne County in Northeast Ohio. The city is also the county seat of Wayne County. The population was 24,811 at the 2000 census.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

There are many ways to get into Wooster because many routes converge into Wooster.

  • Route 30 - Newly constructed rte. 30 freeway makes it easier to enter Wooster coming from the east and the Canton/Massillon area and from the west and the Mansfield area.
  • Old Lincoln Highway- runs east to west into the Wooster CBD/ Main St. area.
  • Route 585 - runs from the northeast from the Akron area.
  • Route 250 - runs from the west into the southern portion of Wooster from the Ashland area.
  • Route 3 - runs from north to south. Connects Medina and Cleveland area to the north and Columbus to the south.
  • Route 83 - runs from north to south on the eastern border of Wooster. Connects to Medina and Cleveland in the north and Millersburg and Ohio's Amish Country in the south.

By bus[edit]

  • Greyhound, 127 E Henry Street, tel: +1 330-262-0341 (main), +1 330-262-0341 (Greyhound Package Express), +1-800-454-2487 (Greyhound Charter). Open Su-F 09:30-13:30 + 16:30-17:30, closed Sa.

By air[edit]

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport - About 50 miles northwest (best for international tourists).
  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport - About 40 miles northeast

Get around[edit]

Driving is the best way around. Walking, biking and hiking is an option since there are numerous parks and an inviting downtown area. A walk on the College of Wooster campus is also a very inviting and pleasant experience.


  • Meadow Lake Park8970 Canaan Center Road +1 330 435-6652, e-mail: .
  • [dead link]The College of Wooster Art Museum1220 Beall Avenue (In the Ebert Art Center off Beall Avenue between Wayne Avenue and University Street.),  +1 330 263-2495fax: +1 330 263-2633. Monday: Closed; Tu-F 10:30AM - 4:30PM; Sa-Su 1PM - 5PM; Closed during holidays & college breaks.
  • The College of Wooster +1 330 263-2000. Independent liberal arts college, founded in 1866 and nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes independent learning, an ivy league atmosphere with magnificent architecture and parklike grounds, 1189 Beall(pronounced bell) Ave.
  • Wayne Center for the Arts237 South Walnut Street +1 330 264-2787, e-mail: . Hours: M - F.: 9AM - 9PM; Sat.: 9AM - 4PM.
  • Wayne County Historical Society and Museum546 E. Bowman St. +1 330 264-8856. Artifacts and displays from Wayne County history. OPEN: Wednesday through Sunday, 2:00 - 4:30 pm, Tour includes current exhibit and buildings, Closed January and holidays, ADMISSION: $5.00 adults; children under 14 and members of the society, Free.
  • Wooster Parks - 13 parks (listed below), 2759 Long Rd, +1 330 263-5206
  • Wooster Memorial Park - Seven miles of hiking trails and picnic pavilions. Horseback riding and mountain biking are prohibited. Five miles West of Wooster, off US 250
  • Bell Park - Located off Winter Street, behind the hospital, playground
  • Christmas Run Park - North of Bowman Street, between Grant and Woodland, playground, pool, tennis courts, picnic pavillons, gazebo, covered bridge, creek, pond.
  • Cohan Park - Located off Miller Blvd, playground and picnic pavilion
  • Freedlander Park - Hillside Drive, off Friendsville Road, pool, chalet, picnic pavilions, playground, sand volleyball court, playing fields, horseshoe court, lake.
  • Hudson Park - Cleveland and Smithville-Western Roads, picnic tables
  • Gerstenslager Park - Located off SR 585, picnic tables, baseball fields
  • Grosjean Park - Located on Freedlander Road and Maple Street - near Schellin Park, stream and walkway for nature trails
  • Jaycee Park - Between Spink and Gasche Streets, playground and picnic pavilion
  • Knights Field Park - Located off Rebecca Street, pool, tennis courts, horseshoe court, picnic pavilion, playground.
  • Secrest Arboretum at The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2680 Madison Ave. 1+ 330-263-3741
  • Stan Miller Park - Near US Route 30 interchange, off Beaver Street, playground, picnic pavilion, pond with fountain, skate park, playing fields.
  • Walnut Street Park - South Grant and West Henry Streets, behind the Wayne Center for the Arts, basketball court, playground, picnic tables.
  • Walton Woods - Located off Mechanicsburg Road, tree nursery and flower beds
  • 1 Congress (13 mi. NW of Wooster, on Rte 539). Village (pop. 185) in scenic Amish countryside.






  • Gemini Lounge269 Valley View Dr +1 330 263-4411.
  • Murphy's Market Gill234 S Market St +1 330 262-0741.
  • Leroy's Place400 Palmer St. Popular dive bar
  • DeNovo1931 Portage Rd. Trendy two story club with huge dance floor
  • Troutman Vineyards4243 Columbus Road +1 330 263-4345.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Wooster
LimaMansfield  W US 30.svg E  DaltonCanton
SanduskyAshland  W US 250.svg E  → Apple Creek → Mount EatonDover
MarionMount Gilead ← Jct N OH-13.svg S ← Jct W OH-97.svg E ← Jct W OH-39.svg E  W OH-95.svg E  END

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