Tiffin is a city in Northwest Ohio and part of the United States of America. It is the county seat of Seneca County, a rural county of Ohio. It is also the home to two institutions of higher learning: Tiffin University and Heidelberg University.


Once a bustling industrial city, Tiffin's manufacturing base and population has declined in recent decades. However, Tiffin residents enjoy cultural and educational opportunities unmatched by most small towns thanks to the two colleges that that call Tiffin home.

The city of Tiffin is bisected by the Sandusky River. Just east of the river is the city's downtown area, including city hall and public library. On the western side of the river, on the outskirts of town is the Wal-Mart, shopping mall, and supermarket.

Tiffin itself is seldom a destination for tourists. However, if family or business reasons call you to Tiffin, rest assured you will find activities to fill your time, as well as a friendly small town atmosphere.

Get in

Driving is the only realistic way to get in. At one time the city was served by frequent rail and bus service; these have been discontinued although freight trains continue to pass through th city at all hours. There is an airport, although no regularly scheduled commercial flights serve Tiffin.

Get around

Tiffin is a small town and you can easily walk anywhere in the downtown area or through the older neighborhoods. Some newer neighborhoods and shopping malls are on the outskirts of town, requiring a car. Tiffin does have several taxi services available for those who do not drive.


The Tiffin Glass Museum features displays of Tiffin glass including some for sale. Museum employees can explain to you the history of the (now defunct) Tiffin glass works.

The Ritz Theater was first opened in 1928 in the opulent style of theaters of that era. Renovated in 1998, the theater is now managed as a not for profit and presents a full schedule of acts.




Tiffin's 40 or so restaurants are listed on the Seneca County Visitor's Bureau web site . Two restaurants especially worthy of a visit include:

Tiffin also has some ethnic restaurants, including two Chinese restaurants, one Mexican restaurant, and an Italian restaurant.


There's a few bars in town.


Tiffin has a few hotels and motels.

Go next

You can go to Cedar Point, a major amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. The Seneca Caverns, a cave system in the northwest corner of the county, makes for an ideal trip.

Routes through Tiffin

Findlay Jct N S  W  E  Wadsworth Akron
Kenton Upper Sandusky  S  N  Fremont Port Clinton

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