Toledo is located on the western end of Lake Erie. Founded in 1833 on the west bank of the Maumee River, the city is home to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities. Tourist attractions include the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Zoo, the Imagination Station science museum and performance art venues including the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo Ballet. Outdoor recreation can be found in any of the more than 100 parks owned and operated by the city. Nicknamed “the Glass City” due to its prowess in the glass industry, Toledo is the 71st largest city in the United States. The city is home to a prominent arts community, auto assembly businesses, healthcare companies, and local sports teams. The Toledo metropolitan area has a population of over 650,000.