Wooster (the "oo" is pronounced like in "wood") is a city in Wayne County in Northeast Ohio. The city is also the county seat of Wayne County. The population was about 26,000 in 2019.

Wayne County Courthouse

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Map of Wooster

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

  • Route 30 - 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 North Ridgeville in the north and Millersburg and Ohio's Amish Country in the south.

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  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE IATA) - About 50 miles northwest (best for international tourists).
  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK IATA) - About 40 miles northeast
  • 1 Wayne County Airport (BJJ IATA). A General aviation airport.    

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Downtown Wooster

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.

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The College of Wooster
  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:13PM local time and lasts 2 min 30 sec. The chances of a clear sky are 30%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Illinois, then across Indiana to Ohio and the Canada–New England border.
  • 1 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.    
    • 2 The College of Wooster Art Museum, 1220 Beall Avenue (In the Ebert Art Center off Beall Avenue between Wayne Avenue and University Street.), +1 330 263-2495, fax: +1 330 263-2633. M closed; Tu-F 10:30AM-4:30PM; Sa Su 1-5PM; closed during holidays & college breaks.
  • 3 Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S Walnut St, +1 330 264-2787, . M - F 9AM - 9PM; Sa 9AM - 4PM.
  • 4 Wayne County Historical Society and Museum, 546 E. Bowman St, +1 330 264-8856. W-Su 2-4:30PM, closed January and holidays. Artifacts and displays from Wayne County history. Tour includes current exhibit and buildings, Adult $5, child under 14 free.
  • 5 Congress (13 mi. NW of Wooster, on Rte 539). Village (pop. 185) in scenic Amish countryside.    
  • 6 OSU Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Has gardens. Next to the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.    

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  • 6 Wooster Memorial Park (5 miles west of Wooster, off US 250). 7 miles of hiking trails and picnic pavilions. Horseback riding and mountain biking are prohibited.
  • 7 Christmas Run Park (north of Bowman Street, between Grant and Woodland). Playground, pool, tennis courts, picnic pavilions, gazebo, covered bridge, creek, pond.
  • 8 Freedlander Park (Hillside Drive, off Friendsville Road). Pool, chalet, picnic pavilions, playground, sand volleyball court, playing fields, horseshoe court, lake.
  • Grosjean Park (on Freedlander Road and Maple Street - near Schellin Park). Stream and walkway for nature trails.
  • 9 Knights Field Park (off Rebecca Street). Pool, tennis courts, horseshoe court, picnic pavilion, playground.
  • Secrest Arboretum, 2680 Madison Ave (at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center), +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 (off Mechanicsburg Road). Tree nursery and flower beds.
  • Meadow Lake Park, 8970 Canaan Center Road, +1 330 435-6652, .

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Wooster has a number of local antique dealers, florists, and thrift shops.

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Coccia House

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A brewery in Wooster

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Routes through Wooster
LimaMansfield  W   E  DaltonCanton
SanduskyAshland  W   E  → Apple Creek → Mount EatonDover
North RidgevilleBurbank  N   S  MillersburgCoshocton
MarionMount Gilead ← Jct N   S ← Jct W   E ← Jct W   E  W   E  END

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