What to do and see in Bluffton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 7, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Bluffton, originally known as Shannon, is a village in Allen and Hancock counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 4,125 at the 2010 census. Bluffton is home to Bluffton University, a four-year educational institution affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bluffton is served by the Bluffton general aviation airport. Bluffton participates in the Tree City USA program.
Restaurants in Bluffton

1. Sycamore Lake Wine Co.

9660 Mayberry Rd, Columbus Grove, OH 45830-9432 +1 419-233-1581
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5 based on 24 reviews

Sycamore Lake Wine Co.

Jeff and Janice Hanneman opened Sycamore Lake Wine Company in October 2013, with the tremendous effort of family and freinds. We strive to offer a memorable experience through great service and great wine. We are commited to making exceptional Ohio wines. We feature a nice selection of red and white wines, from sweet to dry made on premises by Jeff. We also have a nice variety of appetizers that pair well with all of our wines. While enjoying a glass of wine, browse through our gift area for that unique wine themed gift or accessory. Relax in our comfortable tasting room, on our patio, or stroll through our vineyard surrounded by a 17 acre lake and covered bridge.

Reviewed By siestakey4me - Ohio

First visit to the Winery... we attended a Kiwanis Club fundraiser. The inside of the building is beautiful, the setting is peaceful with a lake and covered bridge, the food and wines were just perfect.

Looking forward to going back and relaxing with a few couples or with my girlfriends. Plan to buy some of the wines by the case.

2. Et Cetera Shop

111 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-2209 +1 419-358-4201
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Et Cetera Shop

Reviewed By Paul S - Marion

I was raised in the Mennonite Church and wholeheartedly support the missions of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) which receives the profits from the Et Cetera Shop. Back in the day, I used to depend on it for entertainment, clothes, furnishings and household goods. I recently visited for the first time in years and the Old Gray Mare just isn't what she used to be. Items were mostly junk that shouldn't have even been put on the shelf and it seemed there was little pride or effort in keeping the shop. It was really disappointing. The current manager and all employees should visit the stores in West Liberty and Plain City which are clean, well lit, clearly organized, and signed to see how an Et Cetera Shop should be be run.

3. Ten Thousand Villages Bluffton Ohio

115 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-2201 +1 419-358-7233
Excellent
67%
Good
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Ten Thousand Villages Bluffton Ohio

Ten Thousand Villages in Bluffton, Ohio, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

Reviewed By ohiomom2boys - Bluffton, Ohio

I am always amazed at the unique gifts found at Ten Thousand Villages. The items range from jewelry and scarves to candy and dishes and clothing. There is certainly something there for everyone and the sales help are wonderful. Remember, the items are made by others in under-priviledged countries and the help are mostly volunteers. The money is given to the artisians to help support their families. Wonderful store!

4. Bluffton Public Library

145 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-2208 +1 419-358-5016
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5 based on 2 reviews

Bluffton Public Library

Reviewed By Janis P - Bluffton, Ohio

The Bluffton Public Library is a well-stocked and well equipped library. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The children's programs are excellent. The library offers programs throughout the year. There are yoga classes, a spring tea, summer reading for children and adults, and visiting authors. For the community the size of a Bluffton the library is an exceptional community asset.

5. Motter Metro Park

10740 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Road, Bluffton, OH
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Motter Metro Park

Reviewed By Paul S - Marion

Motter Metro Park is a newer metro park on the Southwest side of Bluffton, not far from the downtown and the Bluffton University campus. There are no directional signs for it on I-75 or on Main Street in Bluffton, so use the GPS or else turn west on Bluffton Columbus Grove Road when you see a sign that says Ebenezer Mennonite Church two miles. It is about three quarters of a mile to the parking lot for Motter Metro Park on the south side of the road. The gravel lot would hold about 50 cars but we were the only ones there on the day we visited. The park has no restroom facilities or improvements. . Other than the park sign at the entrance, the only other thing on the property is a very thorough signboard about identifying butterfly species. The mowed path is not accesible and was pretty squishy and muddy so we didn't finish the entire loop. It will be pretty when the trees bloom later in spring and the ground is drier. I hope the metro district has plans to install a hard surface or boardwalks so more people can enjoy the place.

6. Bluffton Slaw Cutter Factory

331 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1229
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2 based on 1 reviews

Bluffton Slaw Cutter Factory

Reviewed By BuckeyeBob44471 - Struthers, Ohio, United States

Drove over an hour to check out this place. Very, very disappointed. First off the building is old and dilapidated, secondly it was closed. (Maybe for good reason) Not even sure if they are still in business.?? In looking trough glass doors it appears that the machinery is vintage early 1900's. Please call ahead if you plan to visit.

7. Bluffton Golf Club

8575 Dixie Hwy, Bluffton, OH 45817-8509 +1 419-358-6230
Bluffton Golf Club

Bluffton Golf Club is located just 3 miles south of Bluffton, Ohio, and only 20 minutes from either Findlay or Lima, just off I-75 or Route 30. We are an 18 hole, public facility with a driving range, practice areas, a banquet and outing facility, and snack and beverage bar. Bluffton is open seven days a week, weather permitting. Bluffton has been family owned and operated since 1989 by PGA Professional Floyd Young and family. We take great pride in providing our customers with a challenging golf course in excellent condition and with exceptional service at a great value! Bluffton Golf Club was constructed in 1937 and is a par 72; from the blue tees it is 6628 yards. Bluffton is a mature golf course and is one of the best maintained courses in the area. Tees, fairways, and greens are watered and many mature trees line the winding Little Riley Creek which comes into play on 13 of the holes. The Youngs introduced a second property to the family in 2008. Hidden Creek Golf Club is just 6 miles from Bluffton Golf Club and provides a unique and diverse golfing experience for area golfers. We look forward to seeing you at both of our courses this season. Consider “making our course your home course” by becoming a member at both courses for one low rate. Our daily rates are also an exceptional value for the services and the experience we provide.

8. Black Lab Trading Company

121 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1245 +1 419-358-1155
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4 based on 2 reviews

Black Lab Trading Company

Reviewed By Shalloh60

They offer a lot of different item. Lots of baby and kids clothes. Some beautiful furniture, decorating items and accessories. You can probably find something you would like there. They are very friendly and helpful.

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