Findlay

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Downtown Findlay next to the Blanchard River

Findlay is a city in Northwest Ohio and the county seat of Hancock County.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • I 75 N/S
  • SR 224 E/W

By plane[edit]

The Marathon Oil Company Offices

Findlay has a general aviation airport with two runways, and can support propeller and small jet aircraft.

Get around[edit]

By Car[edit]

Findlay can easily be navigated by car, and parking is rarely an issue. There is a parking garage downtown for when extended parking is needed.

Public Transportation[edit]

HATS runs a public shuttle that runs for limited hours on weekdays, as well as shuttles with more flexible hours to anywhere in the county if pre-arranged.

See[edit]

  • Hancock Historical Museum, 422 West Sandusky, 1+ 419-423-4433.
  • Mazza Museum100 N. Main St +1 419-434-5521. Only teaching gallery specializing illustration/art in chidren's books.
  • Black Heritage Library and Multicutural Center817 Harmon St +1 419-423-4954.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Riverwalk Bridge
  • The Stately Raven1315 North Main Street +1 419-427-2814. 10AM-9PM. A Bookstore that was made out of a former church, they feature a good selection and an interesting atmosphere with many walls containing murals, and ample seating to read books.
  • Jeffery's Antiques11326 Township Road 99. A large Antique Store on I-75.
  • Rieck's Art Gallery524 South Main Street +1 419-422-2862. 8AM-5:30PM. A local art gallery, art supplies, and gift store. Most of the things for sale here are expensive, but of very good quality.
  • Candle Lites on Broadway2641 North Main Street +1 419-423-1898. A Candle and Gift shop. Also has a US Post office branch in the store.


Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Great Scot. A regional Grocery Store with a wide selection of grocery and generic products. Unlike other locations, the Great Scots in Findlay do not have Pharmacies.
  • Wilson's Sandwich Shop (Wilson's), 600 South Main Street (Across the Street from the Marathon Building),  +1 419 422-5051. A local hamburger restaurant in operation since the 1930's. Wilson's sells typical fast food. Has a naming jargon (IE: A Frosty = A Thick)
  • Jac N Do's1201 Trenton Ave. ; 1905 Tiffin Ave. +1 419 422-5778. A popular local pizzeria that sells thin, crispy, pizza with a tangy tomato sauce.
  • Oler's Bar & Grill708 Lima Avenue +1 419-423-2846. The building looks run down from the outside, but it is well known for it's Mexican food.
  • Shadey Grove Golf Corse15733 East US Route 224 +1 419-422-9768. A Golf Course and Restaurant. Typical fast food is sold at the restaurant.
  • Ming's Great Wall1535 Broad Avenue +1 419-422-8992. Good Chinese fast food near the interstate. They have a drive-thru, but you must call ahead to use it.

Mid-Range[edit]

  • Main Street Deli513 South Main Street +1 419 425-3354. A casual deli that sells sandwichs, soups, and other complementary foods.
  • Jim's Hot Dogs103 East Sandusky Street. 10:30am-7:30pm. Jim's Hot Dogs sells gourmet hot dogs, smoothies, and other assorted food.
  • George House1041 North Main Street +1 419-425-3809. 6AM-11:30PM. A Coffee House and Book Store. Seating can be sparse on some nights. Nobody buys books here. A public computer and free Wi-Fi are available to customers.
  • Coffee Amici328 South Main +1 419-423-7957. 7AM-9PM. A coffee house on north main. Frequently showcases local musicians.
  • Baker's Delight532 South Main Street +1 419-425-4415. A little bakery on main street. In addition to specific orders, they sell a general assortment of baked goods and sodas in their storefront.
  • Bread Kneads510 South Blanchard Street +1 419-422-3863. A bakery that is oriented around ready to eat food as well as typical bakery items.
  • La Charrita3210 North Main Street +1 419-422-8226. A good Mexican restaurant and bar. Sometimes the service here is slow, but the food is always at least ok, and most of the time pretty good.
  • Dietsch Brothers (Dietsch's), 400 West Main Cross Street ; 1217 Tiffin Avenue +1 419-422-4474. A local Ice Cream and Confectioneries shop. Their Ice Cream is harder than at many other stores and also comes in a wide variety of flavors, as does their chocolates and malts.
  • New China Inn113 South Main Street +1 419-423-3831. 10AM-9PM. A good downtown Chinese restaurant. Portions are generous.

Splurge[edit]

  • The Revolver110 East Sandusky Street +1 419 424-4020. The revolver sells unique food on a menu that changes each month. Wine is also sold here.
  • Vino's Italian Restaurant (Vino's), 806 North Main Street +1 419 424-8888. An authentic Italian Restaurant located near the University of Findlay campus.
  • Tokyo Steakhouse1800 Tiffin Avenue +1 419-420-8881. An excellent Japanese teppanyaki restaurant in the mall.

Drink[edit]


Sleep[edit]

  • Eccono Lodge.
  • Drury Inn & Suites.
  • Super 8.
  • Red Roof Inn.
  • Holiday Inn Express.
  • Country Inn.
  • Findlay Inn & Conference Center200 East Main Cross +1 419-422-5684.
  • Findlay Motel820 Tiffin Avenue.
  • Fairfeild Inn.
  • Extended Stay Delux.

Stay Safe[edit]

Findlay is generally a safe city and most crimes that do occur are minor If a phone is available and an emergency occurs call 911 for assistance.

Every so often, the Blanchard river floods Findlay with some floods being worse than others. If a flood occurs, don't panic but be sensible and avoid contact with floodwater directly as it may contain untreated sewage. In a particularly bad flood there are portions of I-75 may become unusable. Major Floods can downscale or close Findlay's public services and business for months after they occur, especially if that service or business is located downtown.

Connect[edit]

Findlay has numerous public Wi-Fi Hotspots; the most notable being the public library where free computer terminals and wireless internet can be had. Many restaurants also offer Wi-Fi. Recently Internet Cafés have been opening and going out of business soon after.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Findlay
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