Formerly the seat of the temperance movement, Westerville has loosened up and allowed bars like Jimmy V's and Old Bag of Nails to hawk booze. The suburb's finest attractions, though, remain good, clean fun.

Formerly the seat of the temperance movement, Westerville has loosened up and allowed bars like Jimmy V's and Old Bag of Nails to hawk booze. The suburb's finest attractions, though, remain good, clean fun.

Eat up:

Schneider's Bakery

6 S. State St., Westerville

614-882-6611

One of Uptown's enduring treasures is this bakery, which opens daily at 1 a.m. to serve baked goods galore to a late-night rush of Otterbein students and stays in business until 6 p.m. the following day.

Have fun:

Hoover Dam Recreation Park

Sunbury Road at Hoover Dam

Westerville is packed with fun outdoor spots, and none is more versatile than Hoover Dam. Wake up early for fishing at sunrise, or stay late for a romantic sunset walk along the misty bridge. Play disc golf in the summer heat, then sled down that same grassy slope in the winter chill. Have a picnic by the bay or enjoy a drink on Bel Lago's waterfront patio.

Get smart:

Westerville Public Library

126 S. State St., Westerville

614-882-7277

westervillelibrary.org

Routinely rated as one of the nation's top libraries for its size, Westerville's information hub offers everything you'd hope for - books, movies, music, magazines and a wide array of online resources. It's also a bastion of local history and home to the Anti-Saloon League Museum, in case you want to look back on that dark era known as Prohibition.