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
Spend a day in the surrounding vicinity experiencing the small town feel of the country farms and abundant farmland, continue your experience at one of our inviting shopping centers or beautiful parks. 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.”
Annual DDVB Events
- Thursdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- First Sunday of the Month: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Closed Holidays
- Tours by Appointment
Plan Your Destination
See everything there is to do in Defiance and the surrounding area. From shopping and dining to hotels and attractions…all on one interactive application.
Cookbooks on SALE
With over 300 recipes contributed by the community, Where Friends, Families and the Rivers Meet, is a true taste of Defiance.
Cookbooks are on sale at the DDVB office for $15 per book with proceeds going to continue Downtown Revitalization and $5 of the proceeds will benefit Neighbors in Need.
Stop in or call 419-782-0739 to purchase one today.