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Check out the Visitors Center Blog. From time to time we will feature stories on upcoming events, fun facts, things to do and observations and reflections on life in the Greater Grand Lake Region. Its a great place to visit and a wonderful place to call home.

As the song says: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and during the holidays, the Grand Lake Visitors Region is the most wonderful place to spend that time!! Need a couple's getaway or are you looking for special family outings to make wonderful memories...

Summer Festival Season is coming in HOT!! Throw on your favorite Sundress & get ready to lose track of time vibing in the sun or dancing the night away to some great LIVE music!  Have an Elephant Ear, Snow-Cone or an Ice-cold beer to sooth...

The sunsets are spectacular, the fishing is great and fall brings plenty of fun to the Greater Grand Lake Visitors Region.  Check out the pelicans and other migratory waterfowl as they stop by the lake on their way to warmer climes for the winter. A...

The only civilian amphibious passenger automobile ever to be mass-produced will be splashing in again at the 2021 Celina Lake Festival!   This year marks the 21th year that the International Amphicar Owners Club has attended the annual Amphicar Swim-in at the Celina Lake Festival.  Everyone...

It’s A Grand Experience! Guest Blogger Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer shares his passion for kayaking on Grand Lake St. Marys and offers tips for first time visitors traversing the waters of Ohio’s largest inland lake. Why kayak? The benefits of kayaking are numerous.  Obviously, there are physical...

Wapakoneta’s new Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) will add a fun, new dimension to this year’s holiday shopping season. A Girl Friend’s Shopping Adventure may now also include sipping a cocktail, glass of wine or your favorite craft beer as you stroll historic downtown Wapakoneta...

Historic Learjet Linked to Neil Armstrong Finds a New Home in Auglaize County. The first Learjet 28 Longhorn (Serial Number 28-001) arrived at the Neil Armstrong Airport, New Knoxville, Ohio, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The date coincided with what would have been Mr. Armstrong's90th birthday. In...