The 9 Best Things to Do in Celina, United States

February 15, 2018 Ying Subia

Celina (/səˈlaɪnə/ sə-LY-nə) is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 10,400 at the 2010 census. Celina is situated on the western shores of Grand Lake St. Marys.
Restaurants in Celina

1. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

229 W Anthony St, Celina, OH 45822-1608 +1 419-586-6648
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5 based on 3 reviews

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Reviewed By Cathy R - Newburgh, Indiana, United States

If you enjoy beautiful churches this is a must see if you're close to Celina, OH. It has been beautifully restores. It was erected in 1903. It still has the ornate altars and statues and beautiful stained glass. We were there for a First Communion and enjoyed a vibrant church community and wonderful engaging homily.

2. Grand Lake St Mary's State Park

834 Edgewater Dr, Saint Marys, OH 45885-1132
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Grand Lake St Mary's State Park

Reviewed By cgsilverworks

Grand Lake St. Mary's State Park is beautiful and well maintained recreation facility with cabins, boat launch and marina and campground. The campground is spacious with lots of space between campsites. The bath houses are first class. While visiting the park, bad weather moved into the area. The park ranger and staff notified all guests of the potential tornado conditions and instructed us on where to seek shelter. The new bath facilities are cast concrete structures and provide safety in the event of a storm. We felt safer at the park than if we had been at home. We highly recommend Grand Lakes as a recreation destination. Shopping facilities are close by in St. Mary's or Celina, OH.

3. Tailspin Brewing Company

626 S 2nd St, Coldwater, OH 45828-9603 +1 419-763-4222
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5 based on 7 reviews

Tailspin Brewing Company

Reviewed By KarlWSchm - The Villages, Florida

This USAF veteran-owned microbrewery and taproom, is the area's newest entry into the competitive craft beer marketplace. Its owners, Jack & Teresa Waite, launched on June 10, 2016, although a different business name was originally announced (Barnstorm Brewing Company). It's located on SR 118 in a way cool 2-story converted barn, in the small town of Coldwater, OH, about 10-15 minutes southwest of Celina, OH.

We first tried a flight of 4, for just $5.00. Their signature brew, the Guernsey Gold Cream Ale, is excellent. My wife best enjoyed the lighter 3 Gz Blonde Ale. We also tried the ultra smooth Uncle Gus Milk Stout (on nitro), Bullseye Rye, Whirling Wit, and the tasty 9 Gz IPA; my personal favorite. Our friendly barkeeps, Alex and Mitch, helped us pick what we wanted to sample for our flight. They were not real busy when we arrived, so were free to chat, and answer any questions.

Taproom hours are currently somewhat limited; they are closed Mon-Wed. They do have some decent bar snacks available for purchase, the occasional food truck, and in the future, hope to feature local musician entertainment. We did not tour the brewing facility, though we were told they do conduct tours. We were informed by the owner, Jack, that their craft beer will be served at CJ's Highmarks, in Celina, beginning next week.

The upstairs seating area is impressive, and they also have some 2nd level outdoor seating. Restrooms were both spotless. Though it's slightly off the beaten path, it's definitely worth a visit for microbrew lovers. We will definitely be back!

4. Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics

2291 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, OH 45860-9510 +1 419-925-4532
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics

Reviewed By LifeIsAGift28 - Toronto, Canada

From I-75, you go through farmlands to get to this place. The Shrine houses more than 1000 relics of Saints. The moment you stepped into the chapel, you can feel the embrace of the Saints. The main altar, and the walls are full with collections of relics. A serene place to meditate and pray.

The relics are very well marked and numbered. There is a catalog to help you find which relic belongs to which Saint. The mosaic windows are magnificent. The gift shop is something else. You can find quite a large selection of nice items. Do not forget to visit the museum upstairs. It educates you the history of the settlement of Catholics in this area.

The grounds outside is very well maintained. The little Chapel in the Woods is very cute and worth visiting. Around the Chapel in the Woods the grounds is very well maintained and has picnic tables in case you come with a group to have lunch. Children can play in the playground. The statue garden has life sized statues of Saints. A serene and holy place for everybody to enjoy and recharge.

5. Bicycle Museum of America

7 W Monroe St, New Bremen, OH 45869-1146 +1 419-629-9249
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5 based on 76 reviews

Bicycle Museum of America

Reviewed By CdnTooEh - Toronto, Ontario

We were recently in Ohio to visit the Airstream trailer factory and chanced upon a reference to the Bicycle Museum of America in nearby New Bremen. We stopped with only a half hour left before the museum closed but it's definitely on our list for a return visit the next time we are nearby!
I have to confess to being a bike enthusiast who owns 3 bikes but just rides for the sense of freedom and the scenery - I own no lycra and wouldn't dream of racing - so I think I'm like many of you. I found this museum fascinating. You can get a sense of how the bicycle developed from its earliest beginnings to the present without being overwhelmed with technological nuances: the beautifully restored machines are left to largely speak for themselves. What commentary is offered is of a historic or sociological sort.
Another reviewer has suggested that this is everything you ever wanted to know about bikes; I don't agree, although it is a beautiful and diverse collection. I didn't see any recumbent bicycles and only one folder, for instance, and I would personally have preferred to have more technical developments explained - but that's just me.
If you are in the area, I think you'd be happy to spend at least an hour at this fine museum. A good lunch is available next door and the architecture of New Bremen's main street is also something to see. I'd like to know more about that, too.

6. St. Marys Miniature Golf Course

Greenville Road, K.C. Geiger Park, Saint Marys, OH
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

St. Marys Miniature Golf Course

Reviewed By Need2TravelMuchMore - Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a nice, well-maintained course with a mixture of simple holes as well as more complex ones with ramps, tunnels and water features. My wife and I and our two kids and a nephew played here on a recent holiday weekend. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the course, and blown away by the price. 5 of us played for $7 total (or roughly what it would cost for one of us to play at a lot of courses).

Service was friendly, and although it was crowded we never really felt rushed. We’ll definitely be back!.

7. Moeller Brew Barn

8016 Marion Drive, Maria Stein, OH 45860-8706 +1 419-925-3005
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5 based on 25 reviews

Moeller Brew Barn

When you see big barns dotting the countryside in the Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches, you'll know you're close. Moeller Brew Barn was built because we believe everyone should have a choice to enjoy Fresh Local Craft Beer.

Reviewed By TR26 - Dayton, Ohio, United States

We paid an overnight visit to Darke County Ohio intending to sample some of the best they had to offer, and ended it here. This is, however, not Darke, but Mercer County--showing a sense of regional unity, the Darke County visitor's bureau listed this location as a part of their winery, brewery, and distillery tour. I'd like to thank them.

We arrived shortly after opening on a Saturday. The place is not a barn per se, rather a space in a small industrial park just north of charming Maria Stein. The tasting room and brewing facilities are all in one big open space, bags of malt barley sitting near the rest rooms. The sound system was playing some satisfying early 90s Seattle grunge rock, but after a few hours they switched it to more mainstream, more acoustic rock--I guess they're sensitive to what music might drive away some of the older crowd?

They offer a limited selection of snack foods, but they welcome carry-in food, and the Korner Kitchen just a little to the south is the logical stop before landing here. You may opt for samplers--littlle glasses of about 4 ounces--flights, which are four samplers--or full pints. My wife got a flight of four, I took the leap and got a pint of their highly-regarded Wally Post Rye Ale. I was profoundly rewarded with a full-bodied brew with clean overtones and a wide range of flavors. My wife and I sipped each others', and I was able to appreciate that their Frogtown IPA is a great representativce of its variety. I also got a couple of samplers and their toasted oatmeal stout is equally great.

Now, there were some that I pesonally didn't enjoy as much. Berkeley Blond, for example, has a mild sour character; I like a good sour beer, but this one was not a full sour but just with overtones. So I'm not in love with it like I am the Wally Post; my point is that it was a really good beer and if you enjoy sour overtones you should try it.

And that's my conclusion: you should try it. If you like beer, you should think about making the country drive to Maria Stein and visiting this shrine to the highest standards of the brewer's art. I would rank their beers equal to the best in the USA (trust me, I've had a good sampling) and I am hoping their distribution area and saturation continues to grow until they're the biggest employer in Maria Stein, Ohio. Thanks, all of you, for a wonderful tasting.

8. Celina Lynx Golf Club

1221 Irmscher Blvd, Celina, OH 45822-8310 +1 419-586-3102
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4 based on 2 reviews

Celina Lynx Golf Club

Reviewed By ChiefGuru - Decatur, Indiana

The link style course (thus the new name) originally opened in 1995 and had fallen on hard times while operating as Fox's Den. Rod Ashman and partners acquired the course in 2016 and have made significant improvements. The course is well on its way to again being a premier course. The course was originally designed by Jim Fazio. The holes offer varying challenges with a number of water hazards and bunkers. Four sets of tees are in play (Gold Tees : 6,874 yards/ 125 Slope/ 72.4 Rating, Blue Tees : 6,479 yards/ 121 Slope/ 70.6 Rating, White Tees : 6,119 yards/ 118 Slope/ 69.0 Rating, Green Tees: 5,436 yards / 117 Slope/ 70.4 Rating). The tees, fairways and greens were in excellent shape. The greens are large and putt true. Our group of eight have played here a couple times last and again this year. We really enjoy the course layout and the mixture of challenges provided. We definitely will be back.

9. Belle of St Mary's Canal Boat

Memorial Park corner E Spring St and S Chestnut St, Saint Marys, OH +1 419-394-3303
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Belle of St Mary's Canal Boat

Reviewed By Ron B - Avon, Indiana

The Belle of St Marys is a replica of a canal boat that was used on the Miami-Erie canal during the 1800's. Located in St Marys Memorial Park which also has a Memorial Covered Bridge, Veterans Walkway, Clock Tower, and Grotto. Located just a short walk is Lock 13 which has been restored. It is worth the visit to see the past.

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