Elyria is home to numerous landmarks from the interesting to the illuminating. Stone Tower was built with sandstone from a nearby quarry in 1879, and originally stored water from Black River. The city’s town hall is a beautiful dusky pink building that once served as an opera house. Ely Square is home to a fountain that has seen a few replacements since the original was placed there in 1851. A previous version was electrified, and its colorful light display drew visitors from other towns to see its luminescent glow. For a peek at modern history, the Loomis Camera sign is a snapshot of the 1970s.
Waterfalls and Other
It would be difficult to sing Elyria’s praises fully without discussing the wonder of its parks and natural landmarks. Black River Reservation has a 3.5-mile trail in the middle of swamp and prairie land, with plenty of birdwatching and picturesque scenery. You can also bike and rollerblade here. Cascade Park is a must see for any resident, with 135 acres of scenic splendor. Hike to a crystalline waterfall and go rock climbing to see the beauty of nature from higher up. Classic rock fans will want to see the Pink Floyd Rock, with artwork painted by devoted fans in the 1970s.
Lots of Local Favorit
Elyria is home to more than 100 places to eat, so no matter what your mood you will probably find the perfect place to dine. Dog ‘n Suds may, technically, be fast food, but it has first-class root beer floats and 1950s diner ambiance. For Thai food, try the Thai House’s savory soups or Pad Thai spiced just the way you like. Nick’s Family Restaurant will serve you up a tasty breakfast or brunch, with waffles made to order and flaky croissant sandwiches. Stop in at the Corner Cone Shoppe & Café to get some well-deserved dessert.