Defiance Ohio

Defiance is a place that offers "big city appeal, and small town feel.  Defiance, located in the northwest corner of Ohio, is known for its historical significance and beautiful scenery of the Maumee, Tiffin and AuGlaize rivers.  It has been the site of villages of many Indian tribes, forts of many wars, a major canal and a railroad center.  While in Defiance, walk in the footsteps of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, see where Johnny Appleseed planted his apple trees and visit the remnants of the Miami-Erie Canal bed.

A trip to Defiance would not be complete without visiting specialty shops in downtown Defiance, the Northtowne Mall with over 40 stores and a cinema, the AuGlaize Village and Farm Museum and Independence Dam State Park.  A city that welcomes visitors with fine dining, recreational activities, bed and breakfasts and numerous hotels.

The purpose of DefianceTourism.com is to promote the tourism industry in the Greater Defiance area and to inform the general public of interesting people, places and events in the Greater Defiance area. DefianceTourism.com is dedicated to promoting the Defiance area, including businesses, lodging facilities, restaurants and shopping.

Image of Chief Little Turtle statue on The Defiance College campus
Chief Little Turtle statue on The Defiance College campus

AuGlaize Village - Historic homes of Defiance, Ohio

The recreated village is a restoration project of the Defiance County Historical Society. Begun in June 1966, it is an attempt, not only to restore a village with buildings typical of rural northwest Ohio in the early part of the nineteenth century, but also to provide a setting where the visitor becomes uniquely involved in the recreation of history.


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