6 Things to Do in Defiance That You Shouldn't Miss

December 18, 2017 Velvet Champine

Defiance is a city in and the county seat of Defiance County, Ohio, United States, about 55 miles (89 km) southwest of Toledo and 47 miles northeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Ohio's northwestern corner. The population was 16,494 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Defiance

1. Old Fort Defiance Park

Fort St, Defiance, OH 43512
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Old Fort Defiance Park

Reviewed By Phyliss B - Canton

A beautiful tribute for those who served in The Revolution. Located in the heart of Defiance, it sits right on The Maumee River. As you stroll the ground, you will see cannons, tombstones, and historical markers that allows you to understand the true meaning of freedom. The flag still stands in the location it was first raised. The Indians once used this land for hunting were massive buffalo herds roamed.
It only takes a few minutes to stroll the ground, but the area is so beautiful you could sit and stare at the water for hours. Take a few minutes to enjoy this scared ground.

2. Independence Dam State Park

27722 County Road 424, Defiance, OH 43512-8766
Excellent
67%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Independence Dam State Park

Reviewed By Larry C - Defiance, Ohio

Cross over a lock from the Miami & Erie canal at the entrance to the park. Then pull into a parking place near the Independence Dam, or have a "get together" with family and friends in one of the shelter houses built in the 1930's..Several open areas for games & just viewing the Maumee River, looking for the Great Blue Herons who frequent the dam area. Play area with swings and jungle gum for the little ones. There is a historical marker about a camp (on this spot) where soldiers wintered during the War of 1812 at a place called Winchester Camp # 3, but referred to by the soldiers as Fort Starvation. There is a campground, but it is not currently in use.

3. Putt Putt Golf and Games

8830 N State Route 66, Defiance, OH 43512-8255 +1 419-782-1801
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Putt Putt Golf and Games

Reviewed By Rschwein - Napoleon, Ohio USA

Took our granddaughter there for something to do. They had several things. We played Putt Putt Golf and went on some hot rod scooters. They went pretty fast and my granddaughter really had a great time. Would go back again.

4. 4KD Crick Brewery

211 Carpenter Rd, Defiance, OH 43512-1718 +1 419-576-5822
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5 based on 2 reviews

4KD Crick Brewery

Reviewed By LVJAKE - Las Vegas, Nevada

This is the first craft brewery in Defiance Ohio. Defiance had a local brewery that closed in the 1950'S. There is a good variety of in house brewed beers. You can sit inside and view the vats or sit outside and enjoy the great outdoors. There is finger food, but if you want more you can order something to go from the Sweetwater restaurant next door which has very good food. The brewery is located on the Eagle Rock Golf course so you can play around of golf or just watch them tee off.

5. Eagle Rock Golf Club

211 Carpenter Rd, Defiance, OH 43512-1718 +1 419-785-4423
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Eagle Rock Golf Club

Reviewed By ChiefGuru - Decatur, Indiana

I tripped across this course on the internet when looking at different Ohio golfing options. I was intrigued that this older course (opened 1921) had originally been a private, 18 hole country club (Kettenring Country Club). Too the course presented a difference from typical northwest Ohio flat terrain. Eagle Rock has beautiful rolling hills, elevation changes, mature tree-lined fairways, water features, and a winding creek all providing visitors a unique golfing experience. The fairways and greens are bent grass. Accuracy rather than power is rewarded on this course. Shot placement is a premium in staying out of the woods, and navigating the varying doglegs and elevation changes. The greens are not fast and putt true. The bunkers are well placed and maintained with soft sand, requiring focus to obtain an accurate exit if an errant shot results in your visiting a beach. We had a great timing playing this course and are committed to making a return trip.

6. Just Be Original Fine Arts Academy

318 Clinton St, Defiance, OH 43512-2162 +1 419-438-5522
Just Be Original Fine Arts Academy

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