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Defiance, Ohio Ribfest

Recreation & Attractions

Defiance County is home to golf courses, wildlife areas, community festivals and numerous cultural activities. We also have many organizations who collaborate in progressing community development on a daily basis.  Some of the highlights include:


Nearby Fort Wayne, Indiana, features professional baseball by the 

Fort Wayne TinCaps and hockey by the Fort Wayne Komets.

Also, just a short drive away, Toledo is home to the Mud Hens baseball

franchise and the Walleye hockey team.

Within Defiance City

  • Northtowne Mall, Dunhams Kohls, Phoenix Theaters

  • Menards

  • Lowes

  • Miniature Golf – Fun for young and old.

  • Auglaize Historical Village

  • Independence Dam State Park

  • Eagle Rock Golf Club – 18-hole par 71 course, snack bar and bar.

  • Applebees

  • Bob Evans

  • Panda Express

  • Sweetwater Chop House

  • Kissners

  • Arbys, Burger King, Wendys, McDonalds

  • YMCA

Within a 25 mile radius

  • Two Bandits Brewing Company - Hicksville, OH

  • The Huber Opera House - Hicksville, OH

  • Iron Horse Brews - Sherwood, OH

Within a 50 mile radius

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park – Featuring several Water Slides and Camping

  • Byler Lane Winery

  • Angola Motor Speedway – offering Stock Car racing on most Summer weekends

  • Chapman’s Brewing Company

  • Satek Winery – featuring local award-winning wines

  • Pokagon State Park and Toboggan ride

  • Toledo Ohio

  • Auburn, IN – Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum featuring an exhibit of more than 100 unique classical automobiles, plus a small theater presentation

  • Auburn a World War II museum, just off of I-69 – don’t miss Kruse auction Labor Day weekend

  • Mongo, IN – a town just west of Angola featuring Pigeon River Canoe Rental, Indiana State Fish and Wildlife area

  • Shipshewana, IN – featuring the famous Shipshewana flea market and a quaint town with old time stores and shopping area

  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Voted one of the top ten best children’s zoos in the United States.

  • Toledo Zoo

Defiance County, Ohio

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