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[[Image:Findlay Ohio 1.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Downtown Findlay next to the Blanchard River]]
'''Findlay''' [http://www.visitfindlay.com/default.asp] is a city in [[Northwest Ohio]] and the county seat of [[Hancock County]].
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'''Findlay''' [http://www.visitfindlay.com/default.asp] is a city in [[Northwest Ohio]] and the county seat of [[Hancock County (Ohio)|Hancock County]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
 
[[Image:Finlay Ohio-Marathon Hdqrtrs.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Marathon Oil Company Offices]]
 
[[Image:Finlay Ohio-Marathon Hdqrtrs.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Marathon Oil Company Offices]]
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Findlay has a general aviation airport with two runways, and can support propeller and small jet aircraft.
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
===By Car===
 
===By Car===
 
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.
 
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.
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===Public Transportation===
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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==
 
==See==
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*'''Annual Flag City Hot Air Balloon Fest''', Emory Adams Park, [http://www.flagcityballoonfest.com] Middle of August each year.
 
*'''Annual Flag City Hot Air Balloon Fest''', Emory Adams Park, [http://www.flagcityballoonfest.com] Middle of August each year.
 
*'''Hancock County Fair''',  1017 E. Sandusky St. ''1+'' 419-429-7344. Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2007.
 
*'''Hancock County Fair''',  1017 E. Sandusky St. ''1+'' 419-429-7344. Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2007.
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==Learn==
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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*<buy name="Jeffery's Antiques" alt="" address="11326 Township Road 99" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.jeffreysantique.com/default.htm" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A large Antique Store on I-75.</buy>
 
*<buy name="Jeffery's Antiques" alt="" address="11326 Township Road 99" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.jeffreysantique.com/default.htm" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A large Antique Store on I-75.</buy>
 
*<buy name="Rieck's Art Gallery" alt="" address="524 South Main Street" directions="" phone="419-422-2862" url="http://www.riecksgallery.com/" hours="8am - 5:30 pm" price="" lat="" long="">A local art gallery, art supplies, and gift store. Most of the things for sale here are expensive, but of very good quality.</buy>
 
*<buy name="Rieck's Art Gallery" alt="" address="524 South Main Street" directions="" phone="419-422-2862" url="http://www.riecksgallery.com/" hours="8am - 5:30 pm" price="" lat="" long="">A local art gallery, art supplies, and gift store. Most of the things for sale here are expensive, but of very good quality.</buy>
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*<buy name="Candle Lites on Broadway" alt="" address="2641 North Main Street" directions="" phone="419-423-1898" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A Candle and Gift shop. Also has a US Post office branch in the store.</buy>
  
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*<eat name="Wilson's Sandwich Shop" alt="Wilson's" address="600 South Main Street" directions="Across the Street from the Marathon Building" phone="(419) 422-5051" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A local hamburger restaurant in operation since the 1930's. Wilson's sells typical fastfood.</eat>
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===Budget===
*<eat name="Main Street Deli" alt="" address="513 South Main Street" directions="" phone="(419) 425-3354" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A casual deli that sells sandwichs, soups, and other complementary foods.</eat>
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*<eat name="Great Scot" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.communitymarkets.com/store/?id=9" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
*<eat name="Jim's Hot Dogs" alt="" address="103 East Sandusky Street" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.jimshotdogs.net/" hours="10:30am-7:30pm" price="" lat="" long="">Jim's Hot Dogs sells hot dogs, smoothies, and other assorted food.</eat>
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*<eat name="Wilson's Sandwich Shop" alt="Wilson's" address="600 South Main Street" directions="Across the Street from the Marathon Building" phone="(419) 422-5051" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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)</eat>
*<eat name="The Revolver" alt="" address="110 East Sandusky Street" directions="" phone="(419) 424-4020" url="http://www.revolverrestaurant.net/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The revolver sells unique food on a menu that changes each month. Wine is also sold here.</eat>
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*<eat name="Vino's Italian Restaurant" alt="Vino's" address="806 North Main Street" directions="" phone="(419) 424-8888" url="http://www.vinositalianfindlay.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">An authentic Italian Restaurant located near the University of Findlay campus. They did a good job converting an old fast food joint into a visually appealing restaurant. </eat>
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*<eat name="Jac N Do's" alt="" address="1201 Trenton Ave. ; 1905 Tiffin Ave." directions="" phone="(419) 422-5778" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A popular local pizzeria that sells thin, crispy, pizza  with a tangy tomato sauce.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Jac N Do's" alt="" address="1201 Trenton Ave. ; 1905 Tiffin Ave." directions="" phone="(419) 422-5778" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A popular local pizzeria that sells thin, crispy, pizza  with a tangy tomato sauce.</eat>
*<eat name="Dietsch Brothers" alt="Dietsch's" address="400 West Main Cross Street ; 1217 Tiffin Avenue" directions="" phone="419-422-4474" url="http://www.dietschs.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
 
 
*<eat name="Oler's Bar & Grill" alt="" address="708 Lima Avenue" directions="" phone="419-423-2846" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The building looks run down from the outside, but it is well known for it's Mexican food.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Oler's Bar & Grill" alt="" address="708 Lima Avenue" directions="" phone="419-423-2846" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The building looks run down from the outside, but it is well known for it's Mexican food.</eat>
*<eat name="La Charrita" alt="" address="3210 North Main Street" directions="" phone="419-422-8226" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
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*<eat name="Shadey Grove Golf Corse" alt="" address="15733 East US Route 224" directions="" phone="419-422-9768" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A Golf Course and Restaurant. Typical fast food is sold at the restaurant.</eat>
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*<eat name="Ming's Great Wall" alt="" address="1535 Broad Avenue" directions="" phone="419-422-8992" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Good Chinese fast food near the interstate. They have a drive-thru, but you must call ahead to use it.</eat>
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===Mid-Range===
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*<eat name="Main Street Deli" alt="" address="513 South Main Street" directions="" phone="(419) 425-3354" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A casual deli that sells sandwichs, soups, and other complementary foods.</eat>
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*<eat name="Jim's Hot Dogs" alt="" address="103 East Sandusky Street" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.jimshotdogs.net/" hours="10:30am-7:30pm" price="" lat="" long="">Jim's Hot Dogs sells gourmet hot dogs, smoothies, and other assorted food.</eat>
 
*<eat name="George House" alt="" address="1041 North Main Street" directions="" phone="419-425-3809" url="http://www.geohouse.com/" hours="6 am - 11:30 pm" price="" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
 
*<eat name="George House" alt="" address="1041 North Main Street" directions="" phone="419-425-3809" url="http://www.geohouse.com/" hours="6 am - 11:30 pm" price="" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Coffe Amici" alt="" address="328 South Main" directions="" phone="419-423-7957" url="http://coffeeamici.com/" hours="7am-9pm" price="" lat="" long="">A coffee house on north main. Frequently showcases local musicians.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Coffe Amici" alt="" address="328 South Main" directions="" phone="419-423-7957" url="http://coffeeamici.com/" hours="7am-9pm" price="" lat="" long="">A coffee house on north main. Frequently showcases local musicians.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Baker's Delight" alt="" address="532 South Main Street" directions="" phone="419-425-4415" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A little bakery on main street. In addition to specific orders, they sell a general assortment of baked goods and sodas in their storefront.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Baker's Delight" alt="" address="532 South Main Street" directions="" phone="419-425-4415" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A little bakery on main street. In addition to specific orders, they sell a general assortment of baked goods and sodas in their storefront.</eat>
*<eat name="Bread Kneads" alt="" address="510 South Blanchard Street" directions="" phone="419-422-3863" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A Bakery that is oriented around ready to eat food as well as typical bakery items.</eat>
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*<eat name="Bread Kneads" alt="" address="510 South Blanchard Street" directions="" phone="419-422-3863" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A bakery that is oriented around ready to eat food as well as typical bakery items.</eat>
 
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*<eat name="La Charrita" alt="" address="3210 North Main Street" directions="" phone="419-422-8226" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
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*<eat name="Dietsch Brothers" alt="Dietsch's" address="400 West Main Cross Street ; 1217 Tiffin Avenue" directions="" phone="419-422-4474" url="http://www.dietschs.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
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*<eat name="New China Inn" alt="" address="113 South Main Street" directions="" phone="419-423-3831" url="http://www.newchinainn.com/" hours="10 am - 9 pm" price="" lat="" long="">A good downtown Chinese restaurant. Portions are generous.</eat>
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===Splurge===
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*<eat name="The Revolver" alt="" address="110 East Sandusky Street" directions="" phone="(419) 424-4020" url="http://www.revolverrestaurant.net/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The revolver sells unique food on a menu that changes each month. Wine is also sold here.</eat>
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*<eat name="Vino's Italian Restaurant" alt="Vino's" address="806 North Main Street" directions="" phone="(419) 424-8888" url="http://www.vinositalianfindlay.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">An authentic Italian Restaurant located near the University of Findlay campus. </eat>
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*<eat name="Tokyo Steakhouse" alt="" address="1800 Tiffin Avenue" directions="" phone="419-420-8881" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">An excellent Japanese teppanyaki restaurant in the mall.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
*<drink name="The Fern" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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*<drink name="The Fern" alt="" address="452 East Sandusky Street" directions="" phone="419-423-2700" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
*<drink name="Logan's Irish Pub" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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*<drink name="Logan's Irish Pub" alt="" address="414 South Main Street" directions="" phone="419-420-3602" url="http://www.logansirishpubfindlay.com/" hours="11am - 12 pm" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
*<drink name="Uncle Buck & Boudreaux's" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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*<drink name="Uncle Buck &amp; Boudreaux's" alt="" address="136 North Main Street" directions="" phone="419-424-0444" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
  
  
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*<sleep name="Extended Stay Delux" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Extended Stay Delux" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
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==Stay Safe==
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Findlay is generally a safe city and most crimes that do occur are minor
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If a phone is available and an emergency occurs call 911 for assistance.
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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.
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==Contact==
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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.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
*'''[[Fremont (Ohio)|Fremont]]'''
 
*'''[[Fremont (Ohio)|Fremont]]'''
 
*'''[[Lima (Ohio)|Lima]]'''
 
*'''[[Lima (Ohio)|Lima]]'''
*'''[[Marion]]'''
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*'''[[Marion (Ohio)|Marion]]'''
 
*'''[[Sandusky]]'''
 
*'''[[Sandusky]]'''
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*'''[[Bowling Green (Ohio)|Bowling Green]]'''
 
*'''[[Toledo (Ohio)|Toledo]]'''
 
*'''[[Toledo (Ohio)|Toledo]]'''
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[[WikiPedia:Findlay, Ohio]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Findlay, Ohio]]

Latest revision as of 14:28, 26 August 2012

Downtown Findlay next to the Blanchard River

Findlay [1] 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][add listing]

  • Hancock Historical Museum, 422 West Sandusky, 1+ 419-423-4433.
  • Mazza Museum, 100 N. Main St., 1+ 419-434-5521. Only teaching gallery specializing illustration/art in chidren's books.
  • Black Heritage Library and Multicutural Center, 817 Harmon St., 1+ 419-423-4954.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Annual Flag City Hot Air Balloon Fest, Emory Adams Park, [2] Middle of August each year.
  • Hancock County Fair, 1017 E. Sandusky St. 1+ 419-429-7344. Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2007.

Learn[edit]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Riverwalk Bridge
  • The Stately Raven, 1315 North Main Street, 419-427-2814, [3]. 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 Antiques, 11326 Township Road 99, [4]. A large Antique Store on I-75.
  • Rieck's Art Gallery, 524 South Main Street, 419-422-2862, [5]. 8am - 5:30 pm. 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 Broadway, 2641 North Main Street, 419-423-1898. A Candle and Gift shop. Also has a US Post office branch in the store.


Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Great Scot, [6]. 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), (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's, 1201 Trenton Ave. ; 1905 Tiffin Ave., (419) 422-5778. A popular local pizzeria that sells thin, crispy, pizza with a tangy tomato sauce.
  • Oler's Bar & Grill, 708 Lima Avenue, 419-423-2846. The building looks run down from the outside, but it is well known for it's Mexican food.
  • Shadey Grove Golf Corse, 15733 East US Route 224, 419-422-9768. A Golf Course and Restaurant. Typical fast food is sold at the restaurant.
  • Ming's Great Wall, 1535 Broad Avenue, 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 Deli, 513 South Main Street, (419) 425-3354. A casual deli that sells sandwichs, soups, and other complementary foods.
  • Jim's Hot Dogs, 103 East Sandusky Street, [7]. 10:30am-7:30pm. Jim's Hot Dogs sells gourmet hot dogs, smoothies, and other assorted food.
  • George House, 1041 North Main Street, 419-425-3809, [8]. 6 am - 11:30 pm. 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.
  • Coffe Amici, 328 South Main, 419-423-7957, [9]. 7am-9pm. A coffee house on north main. Frequently showcases local musicians.
  • Baker's Delight, 532 South Main Street, 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 Kneads, 510 South Blanchard Street, 419-422-3863. A bakery that is oriented around ready to eat food as well as typical bakery items.
  • La Charrita, 3210 North Main Street, 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, 419-422-4474, [10]. 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 Inn, 113 South Main Street, 419-423-3831, [11]. 10 am - 9 pm. A good downtown Chinese restaurant. Portions are generous.

Splurge[edit]

  • The Revolver, 110 East Sandusky Street, (419) 424-4020, [12]. 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, (419) 424-8888, [13]. An authentic Italian Restaurant located near the University of Findlay campus.
  • Tokyo Steakhouse, 1800 Tiffin Avenue, 419-420-8881. An excellent Japanese teppanyaki restaurant in the mall.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Fern, 452 East Sandusky Street, 419-423-2700.
  • Logan's Irish Pub, 414 South Main Street, 419-420-3602, [14]. 11am - 12 pm.
  • Uncle Buck & Boudreaux's, 136 North Main Street, 419-424-0444.


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Eccono Lodge.
  • Drury Inn & Suites.
  • Super 8.
  • Red Roof Inn.
  • Holiday Inn Express.
  • Country Inn.
  • Findlay Inn & Conference Center, 200 East Main Cross, 419-422-5684, [15].
  • Findlay Motel, 820 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.

Contact[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.

Get out[edit]


Routes through Findlay
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