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The Auglaize & Mercer Counties Visitors Guide
is available free at the CVB office,
area Chambers of Commerce and other locations.
Auglaize & Mercer Counties
Convention & Visitors Bureau
900 Edgewater Drive, St. Marys, Ohio 45885
419-394-1294
800-860-4726
www.SeeMore.org
The Auglaize & Mercer County Visitors Guide is a publication of
The Lima News
3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807
419-223-1010
www.LimaOhio.com
The guide is published yearly by The Lima News in cooperation with the
Auglaize & Mercer Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Auglaize & Mercer County Visitors Guide all rights reserved.
No portion of the Visitors Guide may be reproduced without written consent.
For Advertising Information Call 419-993-2040
Cover Design: Melanie Kirchenbauer, Wright State Lake Campus Senior
Photos: Shelley Grieshop, Grand Lake Gallery - Coldwater
Deb Borns - Celina, Jeff Pontsler - Rockford,
John Zwez - Wapakoneta, Pat Agler - Rockford
The Lima News
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Armstrong Air & Space Museum
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Fort Recovery
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Museums
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Bicycle Museum of America
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Grand Lake St. Marys
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The Lighthouses of Grand Lake
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Miami & Erie Canal
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Religious Attractions
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The Land Of The Cross-Tipped Churches
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Area Map
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Courthouses
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Take A Hike Or Ride A Bike!
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Camping
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Parks
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Area Attractions
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Things To Do
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Area Information
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2014 Fairs, Festivals and Celebrations
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Hotels, Cabins and Cottages
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ARMSTRONG AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
In the Museum’s Astro Theater, multimedia presentations
of the sights and sounds of space unfold against a starry
background while the Infinity Room will deceive your
senses. There are numerous interactive displays that make
the Armstrong Museum a fun and educational stop for the
entire family.
The Museum is open year round. From April through
September, it is open 7 days a week - 9:30 am to 5 pm
Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday.
Off season hours (from October through March) the
museum is open 6 days a week - closed Mondays. Hours
are 9:30 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and noon
to 5 pm on Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas,
and New Year’s Day. Groups of all ages are welcome to
embark on a guided tour of the museum. Contact the
museum to make reservations and secure group rates.
500 S. Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
800.860.0142 • www.armstrongmuseum.org
Named in honor of Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong, first
man to set foot on the moon, this museum chronicles Ohio’s
contributions to the history of space flight. Among the items
on display are an F5D Skylancer, the Gemini VIII spacecraft,
Apollo 11 artifacts, and a moon rock. You can also view
artifacts from Armstrong’s life and see how a young man
from small town America went on to become the first man
to walk on the moon.
It was an event that drew the attention of the entire nation,
an achievement that astounded the world and you can
see what led up to those first steps onto the surface of
the moon at the Ohio Historical Society’s Armstrong Air &
Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Did you know that first
man on the moon, Neil
Armstrong, earned his pilot’s
license before he could get
his driver’s license?
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500 Apollo Dr, Wapakoneta
www.armstrongmuseum.org
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KOZY KAMP GROUND
GRAND LAKE · CELINA, OH
A great escape for the whole
family on Ohio’s other Great Lake
8500 St. Rt. 703
419-394-8797
Open Year Round
The Pontoon Headquarters
Crest, Mercury & Suzuki Outboard,
Old Town Canoes & Kayaks
Docks, Boat Gas, Inside Storage
www.kozymarina.net
Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 9am-5pm · Sun. 12pm-5pm
Office: 419-268-2275
Located at the corner of It’s It Road and St. Rt. 703, ½ mile off U.S. Hwy. 127, 4 miles South of Celina, OH
600 SITES!
· With water and electric hook-up
· Board docks available
· Fishing pond · Pets allowed if cared for
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· Tents · Campers · Truck Campers
· Motor Homes · Mobile Homes
FACILITIES:
Restaurant · Boat Storage · Swimming Pool · Camp
Store · Heated Restrooms · Playgrounds · Miniature
Golf · Fishing Pond · Game Room · Much More
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FORT RECOVERY MUSEUMS
Two significant battles in the late 1700’s, on a small triangle
of land forever changed the course of this country’s
history. The first battle (1791), “The Battle on the Banks
of The Wabash” resulted in the greatest loss ever suffered
by the United States Army! Nine hundred of this young
nation’s 1200 soldiers were killed or mortally wounded at
the hands of nearly 1500 warriors under the command
of Little Turtle and Blue Jacket. In 1794 “The Battle of
Fort Recovery” took place on the same triangle of land.
However, with the protection of the fort, nearly 250
soldiers were able to resist a relentless two day attack by
2500 warriors. After the defeat, Little Turtle said he would
never again fight the American Army. This battle was an
1 Fortsite St., Fort Recovery, OH 45846
800.238.8920 • www.fortrecoverymuseum.com
important step ultimately leading to
the signing of the Treaty of Greenville
and opening up the lands of the
Northwest Territory for settlement by
the colonists. The success of the US
Legion at Fort Recovery and Fallen
Timbers proved that the United States
had a viable army, was in control of
its territories and insured the survival
of this new nation.
Visitors to present day Fort Recovery
see that history come alive through
the reconstructed fort with the two-
story blockhouses and connecting
stockade along with two log cabins
depicting early colonial homes and
tools. The adjacent museum houses
accurately detailed figures of Wayne’s
Legion. Also of interest are the Native
American history, models and artifacts,
all of which tell the stories of those
Did you know that the 1791 battle at what is now
Fort Recovery was the greatest percentage loss ever
suffered by the United States Army? 900 of this
county’s 1200 soldiers were killed in that battle.
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proud people. Fort Recovery Monument Park
features an obelisk monument that stands over 100
feet high in honor of the soldiers who died in both battles,
and whose remains are buried under that monument.
Open Weekends in May and September (12:00-5:00),
7 days a week in June, July and August (12:00-5:00).
$5.00 adults, $2.00 ages 7-12. Personal/group tours
available with $25 minimum admission.
419-375-4649 • www.fortrecoverymuseum.com
LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
An appreciation of the local heritage can be seen in the many area history museums. Unless otherwise stated, the hours
open are limited, but all can be viewed by appointment. Group tours are also available. Call for more information.
Auglaize County Historical Society - Mooney Museum
223 S. Main St., St. Marys 45885
419-394-5243
Open Fri-Sat & Sun 1-4pm
Auglaize County Historical Society-Wapakoneta Museum
206 W. Main St., Wapakoneta 45895
419-738-9701
Open Sun-Mon & Tues 1-4pm
Buckland Historical Museum
Buckland Community Center
419-657-6569
Cridersville Historical Museum
111 West Sugar St., Cridersville
419-645-5955
Maria Stein Heritage Museum
2291 St. Johns Rd., Maria Stein 45860
419-925-4532 • www.mariasteincenter.org
Admission by donation.
Tues - Sun Noon-4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays & holidays.
Mercer County Historical Museum
130 E. Market St., Celina 45822
19-678-2614 • histalig@bright.net.
Minster Historical Society
112 W. Fourth Street, Minster 45865
419-628-4600
New Bremen Historical Assoc. Museum
120 N. Main St., P.O. Box 73, New Bremen 45869
419-629-8902 • www.newbremenhistory.org
New Knoxville Historical Museum
107 E. German St., New Knoxville 45871
419-753-2721
Shanes Crossing Historical Museum
151 East Columbia St., Rockford 45882
419-363-2998
Open weekdays during village office hours.
Uniopolis Historical Museum
75 E Ohio St., Uniopolis 45888
419-568-5586
Fort
This partial reconstruction of the Fort of Recovery
features two 20 ft. x 20 ft. two-story blockhouses with
connecting stockades. Inside the fort area is located the
corner marker of the Greenville Treaty Line, which was
established by the 1795 Greenville Treaty.
Monument Park
In 1908, President William Howard Taft signed a bill for
the construction of the Fort Recovery Monument to
recognize the significance of the military events that occured
there, and to give a final resting place to all soldiers who died in
the battles. The obelisk memorial and burial crypt underneath
were built in 1912 and dedicated on July 1, 1913.
Museum
On floors one and two, with completely new exhibits, Fort
Recovery State Museum houses one of the finest military
museums in the country. On the third floor is the largest
prehistoric artifact collection on display in Ohio.
Franke Walkway
This bucolic walkway links Fort Site Park to the Fort
Recovery State Museum. Signs lining the walk detail
the early history of the village as well as the two
greatest Indian battles ever to take place in the United
States, battles that occured on this very ground.
Pioneer Cabins
See two restored log cabins, one depicting home life in
the early 1800’s, the other containing many old farm
and hand tools. Descriptions of contents make the sites interesting and educational.
See also: Indian Memorial Park; Pioneer Cemetary; Wabash River Source;
Fort Recovery Community Museum
Open: June - August: 12-5 daily
May and September: 12-5, Sat., Sun., Holidays
Tours - Schedule Anytime - 800-283-8920
1 Fortsite Street
Fort Recovery, OH 45846
www.fortrecoverymuseum.com
www.bellasitaliangrille.com
419-586-9545
1081 West Bank Road, Celina
Sunday 11 am-8pm
Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm
Fri. ÷ Sat. 11 am-10pm
Pasta
Steaks
Seafood
Pizza
Located on
Grand Lake
Buon Appetito!
Bella’s
Italian Grille
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BICYCLE MUSEUM OF AMERICA
The Bicycle Museum of America
houses a rich source of bicycle
history with over 350 examples on
display. Examples of the collection
include a bicycle outfitted for the
U.S. Army infantry in the 1890s and
the famed bicycle from the film Pee-
Wee’s Big Adventure. You will also see
a monocycle on display that was used
in the closing ceremonies of the 2008
Beijing Summer Olympics. Check out the
Bowden fiberglass bicycles, a collection
of wooden bicycles, many highwheelers, and historic
racing bicycles. The museum also has a model of an
1816 German-designed bicycle. Sting-rays from the
1960s and balloon-tired bicycles from the 1950s fill
the historical interior with nostalgia.
For serious bicyclists, the museum offers unique look
into the history of a beloved sport. For most, it is an
opportunity to stroll down memory lane.
7 West Monroe St., New Bremen, OH 45869
419-629-9249 - www.bicyclemuseum.com
Take a ride down memory lane...
at the Bicycle Museum
of America
Additional collections of gemstones, inaugural medals
and a Company C flag that accompanied a local
contingent during the Civil War are also on display.
The museum is always changing and evolving making
each visitor experience unique. Make plans to visit this
incredible private museum. The Bicycle Museum of
America is located at 7 West Monroe Street, just off
SR 66 in beautiful downtown New Bremen.

Winter Hours Mon-Fri: 9 am-5pm, Sat: 10am-2pm,
Summer Hours Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat. 10am-2pm,
Closed Sundays. Open most Holidays.
Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Seniors, $1 Students.
Guided Group tours by appointment.
For more information, call (419) 629-9249 or visit
www.bicyclemuseum.com.
Did you know the first
bicycles had no pedals?
A rider used their feet to
propel the bicycle.
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GRAND LAKE ST. MARYS A FUN, FAMILY VACATION DESTINATION
A Fun Family Vacation Destination
...for more than 100 years!
Families have long enjoyed vacationing at beautiful
Grand Lake St. Marys. Ohio’s largest inland lake has
been a destination for boating, swimming, fishing and
picnicking for many generations.
APPRECIATE THE HISTORY
Constructed by man, without power equipment,
Grand Lake St. Marys served as a feeder lake for the
Miami-Erie Canal. At its completion in 1845, it was
the largest man made lake in the world and is still
the largest hand dug lake. Workers received 30 cents
a day and a jigger of whiskey for their labors. In the
early 1890’s the lake became the site of the first off-
shore oil drilling platform. By 1915 there were more
than 150 oil wells in the lake. Other past business
ventures on the lake included ice harvesting and
commercial fisheries. It was also the location of a large
amusement park, dance halls and church camps.
ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Today Grand Lake St. Marys State Park consists of
nearly 600 acres of prime lakeside parkland. You
will find trails and walkways, great access to fishing,
swimming beaches, picnic amenities, excellent bird
watching opportunities, public boat launch areas
and a large, well maintained state campground.
You’ll also fnd: Year round fishing, with many
tournaments held on the lake each year • Sport
fishing species include bass, crappie, perch, bluegill,
catfsh & walleye • Three pair of nesting American
bald eagles • Over 10 miles of local nature hiking &
biking trails • Excellent goose and duck hunting •
A state fsh hatchery • Snowmobiling • Waterfowl
refuge and wetlands nature observation decks and
trails • Handicap access fshing piers and boat docks •
Kayaking clubs • Ice Fishing • Four bait & tackle shops
around the lake • Great for Bird Watching—with a
wide variety of waterfowl and migratory birds
WHEN VISITING GRAND LAKE ST. MARYS
DON’T MISS:
The 3 lighthouses on the lake • The many lakeside
festivals, concerts, races and other fun events • The
great local cuisine and lakeside dining available at a
number of local restaurants
BRING YOUR BOAT
You’ll fnd: 13,500 acres of water and 52 miles
of shoreline • Four boater’s beaches • Unlimited
horsepower • Boat rentals available • 35 boat launch
ramps—including seven free public launch sites • 11
restaurants and bars with lake access offering a wide
variety of food and beverage • Both Moose and Eagles
Lodges with their own marinas and a large number
of courtesy docks • Open skiing • Excellent sailing
lake • Three full service marinas • Fun boating events
such as the LIA Barstool Open and Boat Decorating
Contest, the Lake Festival Boat Poker Run and the Lake
Festival Boat Parade • St. Marys Boat Club and their
twice monthly sailboat races • Watching freworks,
hydroplane boat races and Lakeshore Park concerts are
even more enjoyable from the deck of your boat
STAY FOR A WHILE
From primitive campsites to lakeside, Jacuzzi
hotel suites to homey cottages, you will find
a wide variety of lodging options for your visit
including two hotels with lake views, two
hotels with docks available for guests, over
1,600 camp sites along the lake and many
cottages, cabins and overnight facilities.
MARINAS
Bayview Sun & Snow Marina
5350 Bayview Rd., Celina 45822
419-268-2726 • www.bayviewsunandsnow.com
D & W Marina
7001 Cottonwood Dr., Celina 45822
419-268-2280
Freedom Outdoors
215 Gordon Park Dr., St. Marys 45885
419-394-9321 • www.freedomoutdoors.com
Kozy Marina
8500 State Route 703 East, Celina 45822
419-394-8797 • www.kozymarina.com
St. Marys Boat Club
937 Edgewater Dr., St. Marys 45885
419-300-7622 • www.stmarysboatclub.com
The Boathouse at Grand Lake
1112 S Main St., Celina 45822
419-586-6657
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NORTHWOOD LIGHTHOUSE
This 1923 Eddystone Lighhouse is a monument to
the original English Channel Beacon. In the early
days it operated under
a government license
from April to November.
Located on the north
shore between Celina
and St. Marys. Viewing
from lake only. (National
Registry of Historic Places)

ROTARY LIGHTHOUSE
US Route 127 and Lake Shore Drive, Celina, OH.
This forty foot working lighthouse welcomes visitors
to Celina each evening.
Built in 1986 by the
Celina Rotary Club, this
structure has a wrought
iron observation deck
encircling it for those who
wish a “grander” view of
the lake.
BEHM’S LIGHTHOUSE
This beautiful stately structure was dedicated on April
19, 2003 in memory of Stanley Mike Grimm, who was
killed in an auto accident
in 1997. The operating
marine light can be seen
up to seven miles. It can
be viewed on the south
shore of the lake at 5444
Behm Rd. at Behm’s
Landing.
You will be in awe...
as you view these stunning lighthouses on
Grand Lake St. Marys. Although it is an oddity
for an inland lake to possess a lighthouse,
Grand Lake St. Marys is proud to boast of
three such structures!
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MIAMI & ERIE CANAL
The Miami &
Erie Canal was
significant in the
development of
Ohio as settlers
found an easier
way into the
wilderness and
commerce found
a cheaper route
to markets.
Beginning in
1825, it took 20
years to construct the 249 miles of
canal from Cincinnati to Toledo and cost more than
$8 million. Irish, French and German immigrants, who
labored for 30 cents a day plus a jigger of whiskey,
manually moved trees, rocks and soil to create the
waterway through the wilderness. The peak year
for canal use was 1851 with over 400 boats moving
freight and passengers. As railroad use increased,
commercial use of the canal diminished. The final blow
was the Great Flood of 1913 which destroyed portions
of the waterway.
A great place to begin local exploration of the canal
is the Miami & Erie Canal Visitors Center at Lock One
in New Bremen. The center offers numerous exhibits
and displays and the lock has been restored to its 1910
appearance with wooden gates and a spillway bypass.
While in New Bremen be sure to appreciate the
many restored canal era buildings. Just north of the
village along the canal is the Keunning-Dicke Natural
Area. The 67 acre parcel, with a pond, prairie area
and woodlands, provides a great spot for primitive
camping, picnicking or just enjoying nature.
In St. Marys, Memorial Park is home to the Belle of
St. Marys, a replica canal boat and also features a
covered bridge, clock tower and a lovely brick walkway
along the canal trail to restored Lock 13. While in St.
Marys, check out Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio’s largest
inland lake. This 13,500 acre manmade body of water
originally served as a source of water for the canal.
22 S. Water St. New Bremen, OH 45869
www.meccainc.org
Did you know that boats on
the Miami & Erie Canal typically
traveled at a rate of four to five
miles per hour?
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RELIGIOUS ATTRACTIONS
MARIA STEIN SHRINE OF THE HOLY RELICS
2291 St. Johns Rd., Maria Stein, OH 45860
419-925-4532 - www.mariasteincenter.org
The beautifully ornate shrine was built in 1890 by the Sisters of
the Precious Blood and contains approximately 1000 relics of the
saints, the second largest collection of its type in the United States.
Visitors are also invited to visit the Eucharistic Chapel, Heritage
Museum and Gift Shop. The peaceful grounds offer a chance for
reflection in the Statue Garden, the Chapel in the Woods and the
Angel Garden. Group guided tours by appointment. Open Tues -
Sun: 9:30am - 4:30pm Closed Mondays and holidays. No admission
charge. Donations gratefully accepted.
SPIRITUAL CENTER OF MARIA STEIN
2365 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, OH 45860
419-925-7625 - www.spiritualcenter.net
The Spiritual Center Retreat House is a unique place to experience God’s Peace and Guidance. Arrangements can
be made for group or private retreats. A chapel, meeting rooms, dining rooms and recreation hall are available.
Mysteries of the Rosary along gravel paths and a Respect Life Memorial are added attractions in the lovely
wooded setting.
ST. CHARLES CENTER
2860 U.S. Route 127, Celina, OH 45822
419-925-4516 - www.st-charles-cpps.org
This magnificent former seminary was founded in
1861 by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood; the
current structure is a late gothic revival building. The
awesome facility features a 370 foot frontage that is
topped by a five story octagonal dome. The facilities
Chapel of the Assumption is home to a fabulous two-
story mosaic custom made in Germany and installed in
1961. A portion of the building now serves as a senior
living community featuring modern apartments with
contemporary amenities. Group tours by appointment.
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*Country Fest Tractor Square Dancers
*Truck and Tractor Pull
*Mini-Indy Race
*Chainsaw Wood Carving
*Rides
*5k Run
*Petting Zoo
*Music All Weekend- including the Clark Manson Band
*Great Food- featuring Turtle Soup and Fried Chicken
*FUN FOR ALL AGES
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THE LAND OF THE CROSS-TIPPED CHURCHES
This scenic byway consists of sixty
buildings representing the German
Catholic settlements of southern
Auglaize and Mercer Counties, as
well as portions of northern Darke
and Shelby Counties, which were
placed on the National Register
of Historic Places. Consisting of
churches, schools, rectories and
convents, this grouping is symbolic
of the cultural and historical
uniqueness of the region. Today,
these structures remind us of
the hard work and dedication of these early settlers as they built
the Miami-Erie Canal and forged a new life on the area’s rich and
productive farmland. Trips through the rural countryside follow
the quaint churches with their cross tipped “spires to heaven” and
include stops at the focal points of the region: the former convent
at Maria Stein; St. Augustine Church - the original Mother Church
of the area at Minster and St. Charles center, the magnificent and
impressive former seminary at Carthagena.
Call 800-860-4726 for group tours or visit www.grandlake.net/lctc
1. Immaculate Conception Rectory
116 N. Mill St., Botkins, OH
2. Gruenwald Convent (PRIVATE RESIDENCE)
Cassella-Montezuma Rd.
3. Holy Family Church (1866)
14 E. Wood St., Frenchtown
4. Holy Trinity Church and Rectory (1899)
116 E. Main St., Coldwater
5. Immaculate Conception
Church Complex (1903)
229 W. Anthony St., Celina
6. National Marian Shrine of the Holy Relics
(1892) and Former Convent (1900)
2291 St. Johns Rd., Maria Stein
7. Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
and rectory (1858)
6524 State Route 119, Cassella
8. Precious Blood School and Rectory (1903)
35 S. Maple St., Chickasaw
9. Sacred Heart of Jesus Rectory (1882)
9333 State Route 119, McCartyville
10. St. Aloysius Church (1877)
State Route 274, Carthagena
11. St. Anthony Church (1869)
471 St. Anthony Rd., St. Anthony
12. St. Augustine Church (1849)
48 N. Hanover, Minster
13. St. Bernard Church and Rectory (1924)
75 W. Main St., Burkettsville
14. St. Charles Seminary and Chapel (1906)
U.S. Route 127, Carthagena
15. St. Francis Church and Rectory (1906)
1509 Cranberry Rd., Cranberry Prairie
16. St. Henry Church (1897)
272 E. Main St., St. Henry
17. St. John Church and Parish Hall (1850)
Schemel and Van Buren Sts., Fryburg
18. St. John the Baptist Church and Rectory (1889)
8533 State Route 119, Maria Stein
19. St. Joseph Church and Rectory (1887)
State Route 364, Egypt
20. St. Joseph Church and Rectory (1866)
1689 St. Joseph Rd., St. Joseph
21. St. Joseph Church and School (1911)
101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta
22. St. Louis Church and Rectory (1914)
15 Star Rd., North Star
23. St. Mary Church and Rectory (1871)
3821 Philothea Rd., Philothea
24. St. Michael Church Complex (1881)
33 Elm St., Ft. Loramie
25. St. Nicholas Church and Rectory (1908)
128 Church St., Osgood
26. St. Patrick Church (1884)
Glynwood Rd., Glynwood
27. St. Patrick Church and Rectory Marker
Hoying and Wright-Puthoff Rds., St. Patrick
28. St. Paul Church and Rectory (1888)
Sharpsburg Rd., Sharpsburg
29. St. Peter Church and Rectory (1904)
1477 Philothea Rd., St. Peter
30. St. Remy Church (1840)
108 E. Main St., Russia
31. St. Rose Church Complex (1911)
7428 State Route 119, St. Rose
32. St. Sebastian Church and Rectory (1903)
3280 County Rd 716A, St. Sebastion
33. St. Wendelin Church Complex (1870)
2980 Ft. Recovery-Minster Rd., Wendelin
34. Trinity Church Complex (1885)
State Route 67, Trinity, IN
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Golf Courses
Campgrounds
Airports
Cross Tipped Church
State Scenic Byway
Motel/Hotels
Hospitals
Bed & Breakfasts
1. Auglaize County Courthouse
2. Auglaize County Mooney Museum
3. The Belle of St. Marys
4. Bicycle Museum of America
5. Convention & Visitors Bureau
6. Cridersville Historical Museum
7. Fort Amanda Monument & Park
8. Fort Recovery Monument & Park
9. Fort Recovery State Museum
11. Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
12. Maria Stein Heritage Museum
13. Memorial Covered Bridge
14. Mercer County Courthouse
15. Mercer County Historical
Society Museum
16. Miami-Erie Canal Towpath
& Visitors Center
17. Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics
18. Armstrong Air & Space Museum
19. New Bremen Historical Museum
20. New Knoxville Historical Museum
21. Northwood Lighthouse
22. Rotary Lighthouse
23. St. Charles Center
24. St. Marys Memorial Park
25. State Fish Hatchery
26. Behm’s Lighthouse
27. Auglaize County Wapakoneta Museum
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TAKE A HIKE OR RIDE YOUR BIKE!
CELINA - COLDWATER PATH
The 4.5 mile long, 10 foot wide path was once an old
railroad bed. This shaded path which runs through fertile
farm land is perfect for biking, walking, running and
skating. Take St. Rte 127 south of Celina and turn right on
to Schunck Rd., path is on the left.
EAST BANK PATH
This 2 mile paved stretch is along the east bank of Grand
Lake St. Marys. It is great for biking, walking, running,
skating and has a full view of the lake.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP GREENWAY TRAIL
Highlight of this 6.5 mile, continuous, non-motorized,
paved walking trail is the 100 acre, wildlife preservation
area that can be viewed along the pathway. The Franklin
Township Nature Park includes an observation platform
overlooking two wetlands.
MIAMI-ERIE CANAL PATH
You can hike for miles along this historic trail. The trail
is accessible from Memorial Park. St. Marys. (parking
available). A great place to walk and enjoy nature’s beauty.
PRAIRIE CREEK WETLANDS TRAIL
This .7 mile trail meanders through the Prairie Creek
Wetlands where you can view abundant wildlife among
the three ponds. This crush stone trail is adjacent to the
Franklin Township Greenway Trail
ROUTE 703 BIKE PATH
This stretch on State Route 703 between Celina and
St. Marys is for the experienced rider as the rider
cycles alongside sometimes heavy traffic. The path is
approximately 9 miles long.
WEST BANK TRAIL
This 1.7 mile paved trail is accessible on the west bank of
Grand Lake St Marys on West Bank Rd., Celina. This trail
meanders along the lake and into a wooded area. The non-
motorized trail is great for walking, biking, and skating.
COURTHOUSES
MERCER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
101 N. Main St., Celina, OH 45822
419-586-3178 for group tours
www.mercercountyohio.org
Forty foot Ionic columns grace the four entrances to the
Greek Revival, gray Bedford limestone courthouse in the
heart of Celina. Its impressive interior is enhanced with
large bronze doors, marble floors, walls and staircases
as well as a colored glass dome.
AUGLAIZE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
201 Willipie St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
www.auglaizecounty.org
This neoclassical structure of Berea sandstone features
a central gallery open to the second floor making the
stained glass skylight visible from both floors.
“The Copper Lady,“ who once stood proudly atop
the courthouse tower, now has a prominent place in
the gallery.
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Phone: 419-586-4209
Email: jared.ebbing@mercercountyohio.org
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CAMPING PARKS
E-Z CAMPGROUND
14338 Townline-Kossuth Rd., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-3836
GLACIER HILL LAKES
11675 Wapak-Freyburg Rd., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-3005 • www.glacier-hill-lakes.com
GRAND LAKE ST. MARYS STATE PARK
834 Edgewater Dr., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-2774 • www.ohiostateparks.org
HECHT’S LANDING
8583 St Rte 219, Celina, OH 45822
419 394-6433
KOZY CAMPGROUND
5134 It’s It Rd., Celina, OH 45822
419-268-2275 • www.kozykampground.com
MERCER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
1001 West Market St., Celina, OH 45822
419-586-3239 • www.mercercountyohiofair.com
RIVER TRAIL CAMPGROUND
7712 Deep Cut Rd., Mendon, OH 45862
419-795-1400 • www.rivertrailoh.com
RUSTIC HAVEN
935 Koehn Rd., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-8089
WAPAKONETA KOA
14719 Cemetery Rd., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-6016, 800-562-9872
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FT. AMANDA MONUMENT & PARK
State Route 198 (7 ½ miles NW of Wapakoneta)
Erected in 1812 under orders from General William
Henry Harrison, Fort Amanda was a base of supplies
for Harrison’s army during the War of 1812. The
remains of 75 soldiers, each simply marked “Unknown
Soldier, War of 1812” lie beside the Auglaize River.
A gray, granite shaft monument was erected in 1915
marking the site of the first shipyard, first religious
meeting house, first post office & first national
cemetery. Open May thru October: Dawn to Dusk
FORT RECOVERY MONUMENT PARK
State Routes 119 and 49, Fort Recovery, OH 45846
President William Howard Taft signed a bill in 1908
to authorize a monument in honor of those soldiers
who died serving under Generals St. Clair and Wayne.
Dedicated on July 1, 1913, the base of the 101 foot
monument holds the bones of the fallen soldiers
who died in the battles at Ft. Recovery. The nine-foot
tall statue depicts a frontiersman facing west to the
beautiful unsettled land into which he triumphed.
GRAND LAKE ST. MARYS STATE PARK
Park Offce, 834 Edgewater Dr., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-3611 - Campground Offce 419-394-2774
The lake itself and much of its perimeter was
dedicated as an Ohio State park in 1949. The park
campgrounds has 204 campsites (176 with electric)
and 7 rental cabins. A “campers only” swimming
beach, Wi-Fi and boat tie-ups are available within
the campground. Horseshoe pits, sand volleyball,
basketball, bicycle rentals, a 9 hole putt-putt course
and a camp store are located within the campground.
The park also has 3 public swimming beaches as
well as swimming areas for boaters. Picnic areas with
tables and grills are located in scenic areas around the
lake. The East Bank/ Villanova area has several large
stone shelter houses available on a reservation basis.
Boat dock rentals are available through the State Park
Office. Hunting is permitted in designated areas. There
are seasonal duck blinds available by lottery through
ODNR.
ST. MARYS MEMORIAL PARK
Chestnut & South Streets, St. Marys, OH 45885
Dedicated to the local veterans, the park has the
St. Marys River and the Miami & Erie Canal flowing
through it in downtown St. Marys. The Belle of St.
Marys, a full scale replica of a packet canal boat
measures 76 feet long and 14 feet wide and rests on
the waters of the Canal while the Memorial Covered
Bridge spans the St. Marys River in the park. The park
also contains the Veterans Walkway, Clock Tower and
bricked walking path for a stroll along the canal and
the newly restored canal Lock 13 and adjoining High
Street Park.
ST. MARYS HERITAGE PARK
202 E. Spring Street, St. Marys, OH 45885
View the three painted murals depicting the history of
this canal town from the frontier era to the present.
The restored Art Deco fountain, wrought iron fencing
and sister city tribute make this small park a delightful
stop.
Did you know that a continental divide runs through
Mercer and Auglaize Counties? The water from the east
side of the lake heads north and makes its way to Lake
Erie. The water from the west side of the lake flows south
and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico.
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AREA ATTRACTIONS AREA ATTRACTIONS
Bud’s Corvette Showroom
1415 Commerce Dr. St. Marys, OH 45885
800-688-2837 • www.budschevy.com
If you love Corvettes, check out Bud’s Chevrolet’s huge indoor
Corvette showroom, a favorite Ohio tourist stop for all Corvette
fans. Don’t miss the annual, huge Corvette Rally on May 10,
2014. Corvette showroom hours: Mon-Thur 9:00 am-7:00 pm,
Fri 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118, New Weston, OH
937-338-3815 • www.eldoraspeedway.com
Owned by NASCAR great Tony Stewart, this nationally known
speedway, the fastest ½ mile dirt track in the nation annually hosts
sprint, midget, modified and stock races including the famous All
Star Outlaw Sprints, the Annual Kings Royal Race and the U.S.A.C.
Four Crown Nationals.
Niekamp - Farm & Flea Market
Antiques and Collectibles
2484 State Route 127, St. Henry, OH 45883
419-925-5208, 866-535-1416 • www.niekamp.com
With over 55,000 square feet of shopping pleasure including
Amish meats & cheeses, hand-dipped ice cream, hand made
quilts, Amish Oak furniture and sporting goods, Niekamp’s it
is a fun stop for the whole family.
Pla-Mor Adventure Golf
225 E. Hardin, Coldwater, OH 45823
419-678-4767 • website: www.plamoradventuregolf.net
Bring the entire family to play this adventurous course consisting of
boulders, waterfalls and fountains. Snack shop, admission charge,
call for hours or visit website.
The Potter House & Java Nation
110-108 S. Main St. Celina, OH 45822
419-584-1705
Paint your own pottery. Enjoy great food, specialty coffee drinks,
wine, craft beer and unique gift shop. Live musical entertainment.
The Winery at Versailles
6572 SR 47, Versailles, OH 45380
937-526-3232 • www.wineryatversailles.com
A small family winery with all wine made on premise. They offer
tours and sampling, wine by the glass or bottle, chilled wine, gifts
and wine accessories. Special events throughout the year and
they can accommodate small private parties in the winery or patio.
Open year round, 6 days a week.
St. Marys Boat Club
937 Edgewater Dr.,St. Marys, OH 45885
419-300-7622 - Weekends only • www.stmarysboatclub.com
Member services include seasonal docks, boat storage, trailer
storage, hoist, jib crane, Club house with bathrooms, showers,
kitchen, lounge, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
Arts Place
138 East Spring St., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-0707
Located in the historic district of downtown, the Collective Center
houses a gallery and studio space for visual and performing arts
instruction. Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12-4 p.m., Tuesday &
Thursday 2-6 p.m.
Celina Rotary Dog Park
Located on the west bank of Grand Lake St. Marys, this 3.8 acre,
fenced park is a wonderful opportunity for unleashed fun for you
and your dog. The grassy, wooded area is divided for large and
small dogs and includes a water fountain and benches.
Coldwater Creek Alpacas
5254 Younger Rd., Celina, OH 45822
419-678-8621 • www.coldwatercreekalpacas.com
Stop by to see these peaceful, beautiful animals. Check out the
Coldwater Creek Alpaca Store for items made from their soft
fleece. Call for an appointment.
Cridersville Speedway
19140 S. Dixie Highway, Cridersville, OH 45806
www.cridersvillespeedway.com
Exciting go kart racing action.
Fort Amanda Canoe Livery
22638 Dughill Road 109, Cridersville OH 45806
Canoe & Kayak Rentals for adventure along the Auglaize River.
Reservations Welcome Call 419-657-6782 for River Conditions
Grand Lake Mariners Collegiate Baseball
Each summer the local team takes to the home field in Westview
Park in Celina.. Throughout June and July the Mariners participate in
a top notch college league where future professional players hone
their skills. Games are played on weekday evenings and weekend
afternoons. Admission charged. Call 800-860-4726 for
a complete game schedule.
Grand Miami Disc Golf Course in
K.C. Geiger Park
100 Greenville Road, St. Marys OH 45885
Enjoy this 18 hole disc golf course in beautiful K.C. Geiger Park.
Free for all ages.
The Langsdon Gem & Mineral Collection
The Mercer County District Library - 303 North Main St.,
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-4442 • www.mercer.lib.oh.us/minerals.htm
Rock hounds take note of this fabulous gem and mineral collection
which features 661 samples on display from all around the world.
Each sample is labeled with the mineral type and place of origin.
Displayed in brightly lit cases, the minerals sparkle and gleam with
a life of their own.
Mack Arena
10 miles west of Celina, OH on St. Rt. 29 • 419-942-1720
See professional bull riding at its best. Watch the thrilling action
or try it yourself. Heated Arena, Concessions. Admission charged.
Every Saturday night Oct-May 7:30 p.m.
Overdrive Entertainment
3769 St Rt 127, Celina, OH 45822 • 419-925-9999
Premier entertainment venue featuring musical acts and comedians.
Check out their website www.TheOverdrive.com for a complete
schedule of events.
Riverside Arts Center
3 W Auglaize St., Wapakoneta OH 45895
Located in historic downtown Wapakoneta, the Center houses a
gallery and studio space for visual and performing arts instruction
with free studio nights Mondays 6-9 p.m. Open Tuesday –Saturday
12 to 4 p.m.
Rockford Belle
135 Market St, Rockford, OH • 567-644-9993
Entertainment venue in Rockford, featuring Gospel and family
musical performances. Check out their Facebook page for a
schedule of events.
St. Marys East Bank Dog Park
Located in East Bank Park just off SR364, along Grand Lake St.
Marys, this two acre fenced park is a scenic site for unleashed fun
for you and your dog. The grassy, shaded area is divided for large
and small dogs.
St. Marys Miniature Golf
K.C. Geiger Park, Greenville Road, St. Marys, OH
419-394-3303
This course is operated on the honor system, $2 a round for ages
13 & over. $1 for ages 12 & under. Hours in- season Monday
Through Sunday a11am-11-pm.
Waynesfeld Motorsports Park
15595 Waynesfield Road, Waynesfield OH 45896
419-568-2893 www.waynesfiledmotorsportspark.com
Friday Night--Go Kart Racing. Saturday Nights—Stock Car,
E-mods, Mini Sprints, Sprint Cars, Bomber Trucks & Compacts,
great racing action.
Woodland Rollerdome
2600 Celina Rd., St. Marys, OH • 419-394-4246
This renovated Rollerdome includes a 3,000-watt sound system
and the area’s only laser-light show webbing across the skate
floor. Other amenities include an arcade, the Tiki Bar Snack shop
and souvenir shop.
Niekamp Farm Market
Open Daily 6am-9pm
Consignment & Antique Shop
Open Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Big Bucks Firearms &
Sporting Good Store * Archery Range
11:00 am-7:00pm Monday-Friday •
9:00 am-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Buses & Large Groups Welcome
One of Mercer County’s Largest Tourist Attractions
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Amish Meat and Cheeses and Unique Gift Items
8 miles south of Celina on
State Route 127
Phone/Fax 419-925-5208
Toll Free 866-535-1416
www.niekamp.com
St. Marys Boat Club
Members Enjoy:
Boat Docks, Boat Storage & Trailer Storage
Boat Ramp, Crane and Gin Pole
Dry Hoist in Rigging and Repair Area
Boat Pressure Washing
Club House: Clean Kitchen, Bathrooms,
Hot Showers, Cable TV & Free WiFi
Playground & Picnic Area: Large Patio
Overlooking the Lake. Pet Friendly
Bulkhead Services: Water, Electricity &
Pump out
Social Activities
• Friendly staff and members willing to help
you setup, launch and retrieve your boat!
Guest Docks Available Weekly
937 Edgewater Dr. St. Marys, OH 45885
Phone: 419-300-7622 Weekends only
www.stmarysboatclub.com
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THINGS TO DO THINGS TO DO
PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
Arrowhead Golf Club
2211 Dirksen Rd.
Minster, OH 45865
419-628-3111
www.arrowhead-golf.com
Deer Field
5621 Shelley Rd.
Rockford, OH 45882
419-363-9400,
800-523-6306
Mercer County Elks Club
3242 State Route 127
Celina, OH 45822
419-925-4215
Fox’s Den
1221 Irmscher Blvd.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-3102
www.foxsdengolfclub.com
Northmoor Golf
8330 State Route 703 East
Celina, OH 45822
419-394-4896
Prairie View
26820 State Route 67
Waynesfield, OH 45896
419-568-7888
BOWLING ALLIES
Plaza Bowling Lanes
114 E. Forest St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-5340
Speedway Lanes
455 N. Herman St.
New Bremen, OH 45869
419-629-2409
Pla-Mor Lanes
225 E. Hardin
Coldwater, OH 45828
419-678-3113
Miracle Lanes
1848 Union City Rd.
Ft Recovery, OH 45846
419-375-4274
Varsity Bowling Lanes
91 Herzing St.
St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-2915
Community Lanes
356 E 3rd St.
Minster, OH 45865
419-628-2717
CINEMA
Celina Cinemas
116 North Main St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-9999
5 Screens
Starlight Drive In
1889 U.S. Route 127, St.
Henry, OH 45883
419-925-4944
Lock One Theater
8 West Monroe St.
New Bremen, OH 45869
419-629-4105
www.lockonetheater.com
Wapa Theatre
15 Willipie St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-3718
POOLS
Bryson Pool
801 W Market St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-6870
St. Marys
Aquatic Center Pool
1010 Motz
St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-6103
Rockford Splash Pad
Shanes Park
600 West Front St.
Rockford, OH 45882
Wapakoneta Water Park
Hamilton St. - Harmon Park
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-6412
STOP & SHOP
Awhile
BOOKS
New Bremen Coffee Co. &
Books
107 W. Monroe St.
New Bremen, OH 45869
419-629-8009
www.nbcoffee.com
Lake Campus Bookstore
WSULC
7600 Lake Campus Dr.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-0345
CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES
& PERSONAL SERVICES
Laudicks Jewelry Inc.
215 W. Main St.
Coldwater, OH 45828
419-678-2929
Betsey’s Boutique Shop
139 S. Main St.
Rockford, OH 45822
CocoAddiction
125 S. Main St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-2626
Ispa & Boutique
111 N Walnut St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-4947
Revival Spa
909 East Wayne St.
Suite 106
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-6688
www.revivalspa.com
HOME & HARDWARE
Fowler TV Inc.
1301 E Spring St.
St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-5316
www.fowlerstvinc.com
Grand Lake Builders
Supply
7100 Riley Rd.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-1407
Moran Refrigeration, Inc.
820 South Wayne St.
St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-2351
www.moranrefrigeration.com
St. Marys Hardware
Company, Inc.
158-174 East High St.
Marys, OH 45885
419-394-4257
www.st.maryshardware.doitbest.com
Re:Furb Sweet Shabby Chic
207 S. Main St.
Celina, OH 45822,
567-644-1086
www.refurbdowntowncelina.com
SPECIALTY SHOPS
Niekamp Farm & Flea
Market
6133 Olding Rd.
St. Henry, OH 45883
419-925-5208
www.niekamp.com
The Potter House &
Java Nation
110-108 S. Main St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-584-1705
Pilgrim Gift Shop
2219 St. Johns Rd.
Maria Stein. OH
419-925-4532
www.mariasteinshrine.org/
shop-online
The Winery at Versailles
6572 ST RT 47
Versailles, OH 45388
937-526-3232
www.wineryatversailles.com
Calico Cafe
116 W. Main St., Suite 3
Coldwater, OH 45828
419-678-2417
Mommy & Me on Main
104 S Main St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-9964
Wapakoneta Antique and
Specialty Shops
8 South Blackhoof St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-4494
www.wapakshops.com
LOCAL FOOD
Favorites
Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill
1200 Indiana Ave.
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
419 -778- 7112
www.beerbarrelpizza.com
Behm’s Landing
5444 Behm Rd.
Celina, OH 45822
419-394-5267
Bella’s Italian Grille
1081 West Bank Rd.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-9545
www.bellasitaliangrille.com
Big BamBoos
Dockside Grill
725 West Bank Rd
Celina, OH 45822
567-510-5308
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www.allisonscustomjewelry.com
Directions: Take 274W. through Jackson Center to I-75 S. to exit 94 - Turn right off exit - Turn right
on Mason Rd. Allison’s immediately on left!
104 E. Mason Rd. Sidney, Ohio
937-492-6937
NEW LINES
- Sterling Silver Jewelry
-Loose & Colored Diamonds
Quality crystals for home
decor & many other unique
items from Gem World!
One of a kind Table tops,
plates with rack made from
polished fossils and stone!
The Area’s Best
Jewelry Store!
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Residential - Commercial - Land
2550 W. Breese Road - Lima, OH 45806 - 419-991-2020
Service driven results. A tradition you can trust.
The Area’s Leader in Land and Farm Sales
Call Kevin Miller 567-712-0911
Lowest Commission
Auction or Direct Sale
40532070
Since 1986
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THINGS TO DO
Candle light Inn
302 S. Main St.
Celina, OH 45822
567-890-5555
www.candlelightinncelina.com
Casa Rodriquez
202 W. Logan St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-6548
Celina Wine Store
716 W Logan St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-6416
www.celinawinestore.com
C-Town Wings
107 s Main St
Celina, OH 45822
419-942-9464
www.ctownwings.com
Guarnieri Pizzeria
216 E Spring St.
St Marys, OH 45885
419-394-2244
www.guarnieripizzeria.com
Lake City Creamery
5465 ST RT 29
Celina, OH 45822
419-268-2489
www.lakecitycreamery.com
Marley’s Downtown
15 Perry St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-7020
www.marleysdowntownohio.com
Motor Inn Family
Restaurant
10391 US RT 127
Mendon, OH 45862
419-363-2200
Niekamp Farm &
Flea Market
6133 Olding Rd.
St. Henry, OH 45883
419-925-5208
www.niekamp.com
Pla-Mor Lanes
225 E. Hardin
Coldwater, OH 45828
419-678-3113
www.plamorlanes.net
The Potter House &
Java Nation
110-108 S. Main St
Celina, OH 45822
419-584-1705
Pullman Bay
117 Lake Shore Dr.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-1664
Subway
1300 Indiana Ave
St Marys, OH 45885
419-394-0094
www.subway.com
Villa Nova Drive-Thru
182 Eastbank Rd.
St Marys, OH 45885
419-394-5555
www.villanovadrivethru.com
Vogel’s Bakeshop
1601 Celina Rd.
St Marys, OH 45885
419-394-2614
www.vogelsbakeshop.com
Wendy’s
544 E. Market St.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-6800
www.wendys.com
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302 South Main Street
Celina, Ohio 45822
(567) 890-5555

Tuesday – Saturday
Dining Room Hours
4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lounge Hours
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
En
Marinated Pork Chops, Fresh Sea Scallops, Ahi Tuna
and...
Our “healthy” sides like:
Baked Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, Stewed
Tomatoes or Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts
(in season)

Friday and Saturday
Best Prime Rib in the area!

302 South Main Street
Celina, Ohio 45822
(567) 890-5555
Tuesday – Saturday
Dining Room Hours
4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Lounge Hours
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
En
Marinated Pork Chops, Fresh Sea Scallops, Ahi Tuna
and...
Our “healthy” sides like:
Baked Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, Stewed
Tomatoes or Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts
(in season)
Friday and Saturday
Best Prime Rib in the area!
40532083
905 Apollo Drive
WAPAKONETA
419-738-9218
1152 East Market St.
CELINA
419-586-5900
1590 Celina Road
ST. MARY’S
419-394-3329
03872 Amsterdam Rd.
NEW BREMEN
419-629-3933
B3MSHCX
40532075
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AREA INFORMATION
Auglaize & Mercer Counties Convention
& Visitors Bureau
900 Edgewater Dr., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-1294, 800-860-4726 • www.SeeMore.org
Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce
226 N. Main St., Celina, OH 45822
419-586-2219•www.celinamercer.com
Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber
of Commerce
107 W. Monroe St., New Bremen, OH 45869
419-629-0313 • www.auglaize.org
St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce
301 E. Spring St., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-300-4611 • www.stmarysohio.org
Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce
30 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-2911• www.wapakoneta.com
HOSPITALS
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital
200 St. Clair St., St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-3335• www.grandlakehealth.org
Mercer County Community Hospital
950 S. Main St., Coldwater, OH 45822
419-678-2341 • www.mercer-health.com
EMERGENCY SERVICES
Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offce 419-738-6565
Mercer County Sheriff’s Offce 419-586-7724
LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
The Lima News, The Daily Standard
The Evening Leader, Wapakoneta Daily News
LOCAL RADIO STATIONS
WCSM 1350AM, 96.7FM,
WKKI 94.3FM, WMLX 103.3FM
Wapakoneta Area
Chamber of Commerce
(419) 738-2911
www.wapakoneta.com
109 W. Auglaize St, Wapakoneta, OH
419-738-2298 ” casachicwapak.com
40531256
800-962-3830
midwestrec.com
• Competitive electric rates
• Reliable electric service
• Responsive, timely service
• Knowledgeable, professional
• Economic Development Revolving Loan
Fund
• $50,000 annually in community donations
• Member-owned
Visit Mercer County
with its quaint
towns, historic sites,
unique shops and
recreational activities.
We have a new look in
Downtown Celina on the
shores of Grand Lake
- Come check us out!
CELINA-MERCER COUNTY
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
226 N. Main St., Celina, OH 45822
(419) 586-2219
www.celinamercer.com
www.celinadowntown.com
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2014 FAIRS, FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS
May 16-18 “GET THE CARP OUTTA HERE!”
Grand Lake St. Marys • www.SeeMore.org
May 16-17 MERCER COUNTY RIBFEST
Celina, OH • www.mercercountyohiofair.com
June 13-15 COMMUNITY DAYS
Rockford, OH
June 19-22 HARVEST JUBILE
Fort Recovery, OH • www.fortrecovery.org
June 20-22 COUNTRY FEST
Maria Stein, OH • www.mscountryfest.com
July 4-5 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
New Knoxville, OH • www.newknoxville.com
July 4-6 FREEDOM DAYS
Celina, OH • www.freedomdayspicnic.com
July 17-20 SUMMER MOON FESTIVAL
Wapakoneta, OH • www.summermoonfestival.com
July 25-27 LAKE FESTIVAL
Celina, OH • www.celinalakefestival.com
July 25-26 NTPA TRACTOR PULLS
Fort Recover, OH • www.fortpull.com
July 27-Aug 2 AUGLAIZE COUNTY FAIR
Wapakoneta, OH • www.auglaizecountyfair.org
Aug 7-10 WORLD’S LONGEST YARDSALE
US 127 • www.127sale.com
Aug 8-10 SUMMERFEST
St. Marys, OH • www.stmarys.org
Aug 8-14 MERCER COUNTY BANNER FAIR
Celina, OH • www.mercercountyohiofair.com
Aug 15-17 BREMENFEST
New Bremen, OH • www.bremenfest.com
Aug 23-24 GOVERNOR’S CUP REGATTA
Celina, OH • www.celinaevents.com
Sept 14 KREUZWIG BICYCLE PILGRIMAGE
OF THE CROSS-TIPPED CHURCHES
Maria Stein, OH • www.kreuzwegpilgrim.org
Sept 27 GRAND LAKE MARATHON
Celina, OH • www.grandlakemarathon.com
Oct 3-5 OKTOBERFEST
Minster, OH • www.minsteroktoberfest.com
Oct 19 WALK WITH NATURE ALONG THE
MIAMI-ERIE CANAL
St. Marys, OH • www.stmarys.org
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HOTELS, CABINS AND COTTAGES

Hotel/Motel

Additional Amenities & Services
America Best Value Inn Celina
1421 State Route 703, Celina, OH 45822
419-586-4656
www.bvicelina.com
42/5 Y Y Y Lake View, Coffee Makers, Refrigerators,
Microwaves, Hair Dryers, Irons, Local Paper,
Free HBO
America Best Value St Marys
1321 Celina Rd., St Marys, OH 45885
419-394-2341
www.bvistmarys.com
46/14 O Y Y Y Y TV Japan, Coffee Makers, Refrigerators,
Microwaves, Hair Dryers, Irons, Laundry, USA
Today, Showtime, Playground, YMCA Guest
Passes
Best Western Wapakoneta Inn
1008 Lunar Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-2050
bestwesternohio.com/hotels/bestwestern-
wapakoneta-inn
54 I Y Y Y
(On Site)
Y Y Complimentary Hot Breakfast, In-Room Digital
Safes, Hair Dryers, Iron & Ironing Boards, 2 Line
Phone, Voice Mail, Coffee Makers, Microwaves
& Refrigerators Available, Fax, Copier, HBO
Celina Motel
225 South Main St., Celina, OH 45822
419-586-2343
29 Y Y Microwaves & Refrigerators Available, Fax,
Copier, HBO
Cole’s Motel
565 East Market St., Celina, OH 45822
419-586-3138
9 Y Y Microwaves & Refrigerators Available
Holiday Inn Express
2020 Holiday Dr., Celina, OH 45822
419-586-4919
www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/
celina/celna/hoteldetail
53/2 I Y Y Y Y Complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast,
Digital Safes, Hair Dryers, Iron & Ironing
Boards, Voice Mail, Coffee Makers,
Microwaves & Refrigerators Available, Fax,
Copier, HBO, YMCA Passes
Knights Inn
1659 Wapak-Fisher Rd.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-2184
www.knightsinn.com
38/2 Y Y In-Room Hair Dryers, Coffee Makers,
Microwaves & Refrigerators Available, Fax,
Copier, Cable TV
Hamilton Inn & Suites
1510 Saturn Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45898
866-539-0036
93/15 Y Y Y Complimentary Breakfast, Hair Dryers, Iron &
Ironing Boards, Coffee Makers, Microwaves &
Refrigerators Available, Fax, Copier, HBO, RV &
Truck Parking
Quality Inn & Suites
1410 Commerce Dr., St. Marys, Ohio 45885
419-394-2710
56/5 Y I Y Y Y Y Complimentary Continental Hot Breakfast,
Digital Safes, Hair Dryers, Iron & Ironing
Boards, Coffee Makers, Microwaves &
Refrigerators Available, Fax, Copier
Romer’s Westlake Hotel Villas
1101 West Bank Rd., Celina, OH 45822
419-584-1444
www.westlakevillas.com
30 Y Y O Y Villa’s have 2 BR Sleeps 6, Furnished Kitchen,
Living Rm, Washer/Dryer
Super 8 Motel
1011 Lunar Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-8810
38 Y Y Y Complimentary Breakfast, In-Room Hair
Dryers, Coffee Makers, Microwaves &
Refrigerators Available, Fax, Copier, HBO
Western Inn & Suites
413 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-739-9600
50 Y Y Y Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Hair
Dryers, Iron & Ironing Boards, Microwaves &
Refrigerators Available, Fax, Copier, HBO
West Bank Inn
1055 West Bank Rd., Celina, OH 45822
419-584-3625
www.westbankinn.com
14 Y Y Y 2 person Whirlpool Rooms Available,
Complimentary Continental Breakfast, In-
Room Safes, Hair Dryers, Iron & Ironing Boards,
Voice Mail, Coffee Makers, Microwaves &
Refrigerators Available, Fax, HBO
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CABINS AND COTTAGES
Bank Road Bungalow - Celina, 45822 419-
584-0748, bmay3@columbus.rr.com
Edgewater Cottage - Nicholson Drive, Celina,
45822, 419-733-8105 or 419-733-0432,
Email: jhbertke@hotmail.com, www.vrbo.
com/104962
Escape by the Lake - 23 Bass Dr., Celina, 45822 -
937-232-3358

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park - 834 Edgewater
Drive, St. Marys, 45885 1-866-644-6727
Grandview Cottage - West Bank Rd., Celina, 45822
419-925-4078 M-F daytime, 419-925-4840 PM &
Weekends
Riverside Landing - 82 North Canal St.,
Montezuma, 45866, 419-942-1227
The Eight Acres - St. Marys, 45885, 419-852-
3333
Wapakoneta KOA - 14719 Cemetery Road,
Wapakoneta 45895, 419-738-6016, 800-562-
9872 www.wapakonetakoa.com
Grand Lake Celina & St. Marys
Holiday Inn Express
2020 Holiday Dr.
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-4919
www.hiexpress.com/celinaoh
HIE@bright.net
America's Best Value
1321 Celina Rd.
St. Marys, OH
419-394-2341
America's Best Value
1421 St. Rte. 703
Celina, OH 45822
419-586-4656
www.americasbestvalueinn.com
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Over 300 bicycles on display
Come See
14,000 sq. ft. of displays on three levels, including Schwinn story and collection,
interactive exhibits and video and reference areas. Display cases containing bicycle
medals and memorabilia, including a collection of over 800 bicycle head badges and
license plates. NEW FOR 2013 - “Made in America”, showcasing current production
bikes and accessories made in the USA.
• 8’ x 14’ Civil War flag
• Presidential Inaugural medals
• Navy Challenge coins
• Mineral and Gem collection
• Interactive Displays
• Groups Welcome
• Adults only $3, Seniors $2, and Students $1
419-629-9249
Hours
Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm all year
7 W. Monroe St.,
New Bremen, Ohio
www.bicyclemuseum.com
40513195

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