Introduction to Maumee, Ohio
Maumee, Ohio is 8 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. It is in Lucas county. The city is part of the Toledo metro area.
Native Americans, particularly the Ottawa tribes, were among the first inhabitants of the region now known as Maumee. The Maumee River provided them with rich resources and French, British, and American forces struggled for control of this river throughout the major part of the 18th century. The American victory in the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, and the War of 1812, allowed them to utilize and expand this transportation artery linking the East and West. Eastern emigrants gradually came to this area and the town plat was laid out in 1817. The community derived its name from an Indian term meaning "mother." The 1970s saw a dramatic economic renaissance in Maumee and it is currently among the largest business centers in Northwest Ohio.
Maumee and Nearby Attractions
- Fallen Timbers
- Toledo Museum of Art
- Maumee Branch Library
- Toledo Zoo
- Lucas County Fairgrounds
- Audubon Islands Nature Preserve
Things To Do In Maumee
Several historic sites and museums are near Maumee such as the memorial of the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, Fort Meigs, the COSI (Center of Science & Industry) - Toledo and the Toledo Museum of Art. In the city itself, one can pay a visit to the Arrow Head Industrial Park and the Maumee Branch Library. There are a large number of churches and cemeteries dotting the streets of this city. The banks of Silver Lake are also popular tourist haunts. Apart from this, one can take a trip to the Toledo Zoo, the Toledo Botanical Garden or simply spend the day at any of the city’s numerous parks. The Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, the Maumee Marketplace Shopping Center and the Chesterfield Plaza Shopping Center are among the shopping malls that provide a host of entertainment possibilities to visitors. Fairs and other events are conducted at the Lucas County Fairgrounds all year around.
Toledo Express Airport is close by.
Maumee Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Owens Community College-Toledo Campus, the University of Toledo and the Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.