Oberlin has it all-- the quiet life of a small town, the services of a large city, and the music and art of the world. It has been called "the most cosmopolitan small town in America."
The town was founded in 1833, at the same time as the Oberlin College, one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges. The community has a rich and diverse history, representing many different cultures and interests. The whole family will enjoy exploring our wonderful historical and cultural experiences, including the following:
- Unique shopping experiences
- The Allen Memorial Art Museum, one of the most prestigious college art museums in the country.
- Frank Lloyd Wright's Welzheimer-Johnson House
- Firelands Association for the Visual Arts Gallery
- The Oberlin Conservatory, which offers over 400 free concerts each year
- Historical tours of the Oberlin Heritage Center (O.H.I.O.)
Visit charming Oberlin, with its historic and picturesque downtown, beautiful parks, quaint shops, delicious restaurants, and welcoming residents. Easily accessible by five major highways, Oberlin is just a half-hour from downtown Cleveland, and only twenty minutes from the shore of Lake Erie.