Findlay is a town forged by its ties to the natural gas boom in the late 1880's. While heavy industry and the gas itself went up in smoke, the legacy of the boom is felt in the institutions and architecture it left behind. Findlay Ohio has a large number of Victorian era houses, and most of it's public buildings and prominent institutions hail from that era as well. Since then Findlay's done well for itself despite natural disasters, and has forged itself into a hearty and resilient community that can handle the occasional bump.
- I 75 N/S is the main highway cutting through Findlay.
- SR 224 E/W
Findlay has a general aviation airport with two runways, and can support propeller and small jet aircraft.
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.
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.
- 1 Mazza Museum, 100 N. Main St, ☎ . The Mazza Museum is a large teaching gallery specializing in illustration/art in children's books.
- 2 Black Heritage Library and Multicutural Center, 817 Harmon St, ☎ .
- 3 Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA).
- 4 Hancock Historical Museum, 422 West Sandusky, ☎ .
- 1 Annual Flag City Hot Air Balloon Fest. Emory Adams Park, Middle of August each year.
- 2 Hancock County Fair, 1017 E. Sandusky St, ☎ .
- 3 Riverside Wine Festival, Riverside Park.
- 4 The University of Findlay. A private non-profit university with a unique Victorian era building known as "Old Main".
- 5 Owens Community College. The Findlay branch of the Toledo based community college.
- 6 Millstream Career Center. Provides vocational training in fields such as culinary arts or welding.
- 1 Jeffery's Antiques, 11326 Township Road 99. A large Antique Store on I-75.
- 2 Rieck's Art Gallery, 524 South Main Street, ☎ . 8AM-5:30PM. A local art gallery, art supplies, and gift store.
- 3 Farmer's Market. Meets during the summer..
- 4 Findlay Village Mall (The Mall). Provides a standard indoor mall experience.
Coffee & tea
- 1 George House, 1041 North Main Street, ☎ . 6AM-11:30PM. A coffee shop. Seating can be sparse on some nights. Fee Wi-Fi is available to customers.
- 2 Coffee Amici, 328 South Main, ☎ . 7AM-9PM. A coffee house on north main. Frequently showcases local musicians.
- 3 Wilson's Sandwich Shop (Wilson's), 600 South Main Street (Across the Street from the Marathon Building), ☎ . 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)
- 4 Jac N Do's, 1201 Trenton Ave., ☎ . A popular local pizzeria that sells thin, crispy, pizza with a tangy tomato sauce.
- 5 Oler's Bar & Grill, 708 Lima Avenue, ☎ . The building looks run down from the outside, but it is well known for it's quality Mexican food.
- 6 Shadey Grove Golf Corse, 15733 East US Route 224, ☎ . A Golf Course and Restaurant. Classic style fast food is sold at the restaurant.
- 7 Ming's Great Wall, 1535 Broad Avenue, ☎ . Good Chinese fast food near the interstate. They have a drive-thru, but you must call ahead to use it.
- 8 Keith's Dugout. A local fast food drive through on the north side of Findlay. Has an older style.
- 9 Main Street Deli, 513 South Main Street, ☎ . A casual deli that sells sandwiches, soups, and other complementary foods.
It gets very busy around lunch, and often runs out of soup due to demand after the lunch rush. It's thus best to arrive before 11:30AM if you want to beat the rush and have the full menu.
- 10 Bread Kneads, 510 South Blanchard Street, ☎ . A bakery that is oriented around ready to eat food as well as typical bakery items.
- 11 La Charrita, 3210 North Main Street, ☎ . A good Mexican cantina on the north side of Findlay.
- 12 Dietsch Brothers (Dietsch's), 400 West Main Cross Street ; 1217 Tiffin Avenue, ☎ . A local ice cream and confectioneries shop. The shop has a history dating back to the 1930's. Dietsch's ice cream and chocolate are prepared on premises, and have a unique flavor.
- 13 New China Inn, 113 South Main Street, ☎ . 10AM-9PM. A good downtown Chinese restaurant. Portions are generous.
- 14 Tokyo Steakhouse, 1800 Tiffin Avenue, ☎ . An excellent Japanese teppanyaki restaurant in the mall.
- 1 The Fern, 452 East Sandusky Street, ☎ .
- 2 Logan's Irish Pub, 414 South Main Street, ☎ . 11AM-12PM.
- 3 Brew U (Uncle Buck & Boudreaux's), 136 North Main Street, ☎ .
- 4 Alexandria's. A pub on the first floor. Has a bowling alley/bar on the second floor.
- Eccono Lodge.
- Super 8.
- Findlay Motel, 820 Tiffin Avenue.
- 1 Red Roof Inn.
- Holiday Inn Express.
- Country Inn.
- Fairfeild Inn.
- Extended Stay Delux.
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.
Findlay has numerous public Wi-Fi Hotspots; the most notable being the public library where freely accessible computers and wireless internet can be had.
Cellular coverage in Findlay is near perfect. There are no payphones left in Findlay, so plan accordingly.
|Routes through Findlay|
|Toledo ← Bowling Green ←||N S||→ Jct W E → Lima → Dayton|
|END ←||N S||→ Jct W E → Kenton → Springfield|
|Huntington ← Van Wert ←||W E||→ Tiffin → Akron|