Photo by Jared Mathews.
Welcome to Defiance Ohio
Heart of the Historic Maumee River Valley
Explore the history of the area by visiting the site of the old French Apple Tree in Pontiac Park where we pay tribute to Johnny Appleseed’s influence. In Canal Park, catch a glimpse of days gone by at the restored Miami and Eric Canal Lock.
A Revitalized Downtown
Don’t leave town without spending time in the revitalized Main Street District in our Downtown. Visit one of our fine restaurants, eclectic retailers or join us for an event, find out why we say: “Defiance, where friends, families, and the rivers meet.”
Spend a day taking in the scenic views along our three rivers. Experience the small town feel of the country farms and abundant farmland in the surrounding vicinity. Continue your experience at one of our inviting shopping centers or beautiful parks.