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THERE ARE MANY UNFORGETTABLE THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND OF PUT-IN-BAY

When it comes to things to do, there’s truly no place quite like South Bass Island also know as Put-in-Bay, a few short miles from the Canadian border in Lake Erie. It’s northern location and unique shape have steeped the area with rich history, particularly during the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. The island’s most popular activities are the many famous Put-in-Bay attractions, from water sports like kayaking and fishing, to vibrant aquariums and historic memorials, all less than 1 mile from Bay Lodging Resort.

PERRY’S VICTORY & INTERNATIONAL PEACE MUSEUM

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Built in honor of the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812, this 352-foot memorial features an educational Visitor's Center, historic reenactments, musket firings, and a breathtaking view from the top. 93 Delaware Avenue, Put in Bay, Ohio 43456 Visit Website | View Map Scenic Vistas & History at Perry Monument, Put-in-bay A beacon of peace in Lake Erie, no visit is complete without taking in the sweeping international vista from the deck [...]

WAR OF 18 HOLES

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Scenically located under a canopy of trees in front of Perry's Cave, this unique mini-golf course combines local history from the War of 1812 with the fun of 18 wild, nautically themed holes the whole family will love. 979 County Road, Put In Bay, Ohio, 43457 Visit Website | View Map War of 18 holes What better way to learn about local history than having fun with the ones you love? That's exactly what you'll find at this special mini-golf [...]

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing

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Owner of the only charter service in Put-in-Bay, Captain Bruce is a year-round island resident and avid angler with 28 years of experience catching walleye, perch, and smallmouth bass in Lake Erie. 609 Bayview Avenue, Put In Bay OH 43456, Put in Bay, Ohio 43456 Visit Website | View Map Experienced Put-in-bay fishing charters Year-round island residents Captain Bruce and his wife Jane run the most trusted fishing charter in the area, regularly steering expert and novice fishermen to [...]

AQUATIC RESOURCE CENTER

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Learn about the waters and wildlife of Lake Erie at the many hands-on exhibits and demonstrations at this historic hatchery turned aquarium. Children under the age of 16 can fish for free off the pier as well! Put in Bay, Ohio 43456 Visit Website | View Map Dive into the AQUATIC RESOURCE CENTER of Put-in-bay, Lake Erie Located on the site of the former Ohio State Fish Hatchery, this aquarium and education facility is a treat for kids of all [...]

KAYAK THE BAY

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There's no better way to explore the islands of Lake Erie than by kayak. Consistently voted the best rentals in the area, you can chart your own adventure, or schedule a tour with their knowledgeable guides. 760 Bayview Avenue, Put In Bay, Ohio 43456 Visit Website | View Map Explore Lake Erie & Kayak Put-in-Bay See the lake the way it's meant to be seen - from the water! Every sight is all the more impressive when you kayak [...]

PUT-IN-BAY ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM

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Located at Perry's Cave Family Fun Center, the Put-in-Bay Antique Car Museum houses vintage snowmobiles and Model T Fords sure to impress any car fan. Many of these same cars can be seen every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Put-in-Bay antique car parade by heading to downtown Put-in-Bay. 979 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2405

PUT-IN-BAY AQUATIC CENTER

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The Aquatic Visitors Center on Putinbay, Ohio, offers a public dock for fishing with no license needed and free fishing equipment! It's a wonderful place to take the kids to learn about South Bass Island marine life, with hands-on exhibits, live fish displays, a playroom, videos, activities and the former state fish hatchery. Kids will learn while they're having fun on the island. The center is open May through September and admission is free. 1 Peach Point Rd., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-3701

PUT-IN-BAY BUTTERFLY HOUSE

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Part of Perry's Cave, one of Put-in-Bay's most family friendly attractions, the Put in Bay Butterfly House offers island visitors the opportunity to interact with more than 500 different types of butterflies that have been brought to Put in Bay from around the world. For only $7 ($4 for kids), you can relax in the educational butterfly garden for as long as you'd like. 979 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2405

PUT-IN-BAY CHOCOLATE MUSEUM

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Indulge your sweet tooth at Put in Bay's very own Chocolate Museum. Right here on the Lake Erie Islands, visitors can learn about chocolate's rich history, then appreciate it firsthand by tasting one of 100 different types of sinfully delicious chocolates on sale. Take home a chocolaty Put in Bay souvenir or enjoy fresh roasted coffee and dessert in the courtyard dining area. 820 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-734-7114

PUT-IN-BAY CRYSTAL CAVE

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Workers at Heineman's Winery discovered in 1897 what would later be identified as the world's largest geode, right on Put in Bay Island. Visitors to the Put in Bay can share the wonderment on guided tours, offered daily for $6 for adults and $3 for children. Venture 40 feet below South Bass Island's surface to enjoy this island attraction! 978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2811

PUT-IN-BAY DIRIVERA PARK

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Downtown Put in Bay is the location of DiRivera park, offering a beautiful view of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Delaware Avenue. There's no better place to sit and relax after a busy day at the bay. Picnic tables make for a great place to bring lunch (bring it from home or order carryout from your favorite restaurant). Kids will have a blast on the playground or climbing on the cannon monuments. The bathhouse is open to the public if you're in need of a [...]

PUT-IN-BAY FORT AMAZE’N

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South Bass Island may not be a big island, but that doesn't mean you can't get lost on it! Visitors to Fort Amaze'n are challenged to find their way out of a large maze, which is reconfigured and changed over time. Race your friends and family or try to beat your best time at this challenging Put in Bay attraction! Admission is $4.50 the first time around, and $2.50 after. Located at Perry's Cave Family Fun Center. 979 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2405

PUT-IN-BAY GEMSTONE MINING

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Another great way for kids to learn while having fun is Gemstone Mining at Perry's Cave Family Fun Center. Once you sift through a bag of rough mix ($4-$9), you'll uncover real gemstones and fossils. Also located at the Gemstone Mining is the geode cutter, which slices uncut geodes right in front of you. 979 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2405

PUT-IN-BAY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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A comprehensive history of not only Put in Bay and South Bass Island, but all the other Ohio islands can be found at the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum. Three buildings showcase information on winemaking at the Put-in-Bay, the Hotel Victory's rise and fall, Put-in-Bay genealogy and the ships that have sailed Lake Erie. The historical society sponsors tours, children's events, Elderhostel's and lectures. Admission to this Put-in-Bay attraction is $2 for individuals or $5 for an entire family. 25 Town Hall Place, [...]

HEINEMAN WINERY PUT-IN-BAY

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The Heineman Winery is an institution on Put in Bay, founded in 1888 and playing an important role in Put-in-Bay history ever since. Tours and demonstrations show wine is made, and then you taste the finished product in their beautiful wine garden. Be sure to tour Crystal Cave, the world's largest geode, which is also located at the winery. 978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2811

KIMBERLY’S CAROUSEL

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Put-in-Bay's is home to an original 1917 Herschel carousel, one of the last merry-go-rounds in the country that's still up and running and you can ride this classic for only $1.50. Kids love riding the cow, chicken, rooster, horse and pig, but any islander will tell you that Put-in-Bay's favorite animal on the carousel is Pete the Perch. Tickets can be purchased next door at the Carriage House. Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456