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AuGlaize Village

A recreated rural 19th century village and farm museum. Many special events. Located west of Defiance, off US Rt 24 on Krouse Road. 419-782-7255. More - AuGlaize Village. See also AuGlaize Village Tour Plan

Camp Lakota Boy Scout Camp

Operated by the Black Swamp Area Council. Located on the banks of the Auglaize River on Ginter Road. 419-782-4651

Camp Libbey Girl Scout Camp

Owned by the Maumee Valley Girl Scout Council. 300 acres on the banks of the Maumee River on State Route 281. 419-784-5888

The Defiance College

Four year liberal arts college founded in 1850; graduate programs in business and education. Affiliated with the United Church of Christ. 419-784-4010. More - Defiance Colleges

Defiance County Airport

Full-service airport: flight instruction, air charter and maintenance. Car rental also available. 419-658-4444

Defiance Public Library

Built in 1904 with funds from a Carnegie Grant. Fort Defiance artifacts on display in the Ohio Room. Located near the Fort Defiance site. 419-782-1456. More Defiance Public Library

Fort Defiance Park

Site of Fort Defiance, built by General Anthony Wayne in 1794. Scenic view, located at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize rivers.

Historic Downtown Defiance

Revitalized downtown featuring a wide variety of stores for your shopping convenience. Plotted in 1822, Defiance became the county seat of the newly-formed Defiance County in 1845. 419-782-7946

Independence Dam State Park

The original dam supplied water for the Miami-Erie and Wabash Canal Systems. The park features tent & RV camping, boat ramps above and below the dam, picnicking, fishing and hiking trails. Northeast of Defiance on US Route 424. 419-784-3263. More Independence Dam State Park

Northtowne Mall

A beautiful enclosed shopping mall featuring J.C. Penney, Ames, Elder Beerman, a superb array of specialty shops offering quality merchandise and customer service and a variety of dining experiences. Strollers & wheelchairs available. On State Route 66 near US Route 24. 419-782-3189

N.W.O. Rivers Council Memorial Bicycle Trail

Multi-loop trial from Oxbow Lake to Williams County. Rest stop at the Yokefellow House. Shchick Road off State Route 15. 419-782-8551

Pontiac Park

Site of Old French Indian Apple Tree Marker. Birthplace of the Ottawa Indian Chief Pontiac. Boat ramp, picnicking, fishing, scenic view of confluence of Maumee & Auglaize Rivers.

Wildlife Orphange Rehabilitation Center

Devoted to the first aid, care, rehablitation and release of Ohio's wildlife. 14597 Power Dam Road. Tours available. 419-393-2400

Riverside Chapel/Cemetery

Chapel built in 1890 and resotred by the D.A.R. in 1969. Cemetery contains grave sites of veterans of 1794 and War of 1812. Also G.A.R. monument and a soldiers' circle.

Holgate Avenue Historic District

Architecture serves as a visual guide and timeline of the styles and house types that were popular during its 70-year period of development. Greek Revival, Italiante, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Prairie, Craftsmen and Bungalow styles are represented.

Tri-State Yokefellow House

An ecumenical retreat center. It is located in the Ohio countryside, surrounded by grain fields and backed by the Tiffin River, with quiet walks leading to near-by restful ponds. 419-428-2891. More Yokefellow House Retreat & Renewal Center

See also . . .

AuGlaize Village
AuGlaize Village Tour Plan
Cowboy Action Shooting
Defiance Area Pax Christ Local
Defiance County Fair
Defiance Public Library
Design for Leadership
Mansfield Museum
Maumee Valley Car Club
Model Railroad Museum
Northtowne Mall
St. John United Church Of Chris
The Infamous Mural
Yokefellow House Retreat & Renewal Center

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