Rick Krutsch

where friends, families and the rivers meet

Scenic Charm

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.


A Rich History

Enjoy a beautiful walk through our historic Riverside Cemetery, explore the grounds of Fort Defiance, and see our tribute to Johnny Appleseed at Pontiac Park.  Visit the past at a restored Miami and Erie Canal Lock and stop by the Tuttle Museum to learn about the "Heart of the Historic Maumee River Valley."

A Revitalized Downtown

The revitalized Main Street District in our Downtown is a great place to gather any time of year. 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.”