Nestled conveniently in the heart of Northwest Ohio, located at the crossroads of the historic east-west Lincoln Highway and the accessible north-south I-75, Lima/Allen County is an active, diverse place with a hospitable spirit. Come be inspired by the charm, heritage, and history of Allen County's cities, towns and villages, and the enduring American character of hardworking people.
Experience everything we have to offer. Enjoy varied retail shopping, feel the thrill of our sporting events from collegiate baseball club games to stock, sprint, and midget car races at our motorsports park, or join the fun at our regional and national events and championships at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Take in the many festivals and events in Lima's Town Square and throughout our county's recreational facilities. Try a round of golf at one of our many courses, or take in scenic walking, hiking and biking in our city and county parks. A multitude of arts and cultural activities are readily available...see a Broadway show, hear our powerful symphony orchestra, or enjoy an innovative production at our local community arts theatre. Visit our accredited county museum and its historic exhibits and various curiosities. Return to the 19th century as you tour a Victorian mansion and continue back in time to see our train exhibits and learn about our remarkable railroad heritage. Don't leave the county without seeing our canal history museum and the area's only postal museum.
In need of a convention and meeting site? We have many. The Veterans' Memorial Civic and Convention Center is our largest state-of-the-art meeting and exhibition space. Our meeting venues can offer you the perfect place to hold your next event. During your visit here, dine at a selection of local and national restaurants with a variety of cuisines, and stay in comfortable, accessible accommodations.
Come see us! Whether you are visiting for the first time or are a repeat guest, you can always expect a warm welcome in Allen County....it's the American way!