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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.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY STONE LABS AT PUT-IN-BAY

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Built in 1895 and located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in the Put in Bay harbor, Frantz Theodore Stone Laboratory is Ohio's Lake Erie laboratory. Stone laboratory is the nation's oldest freshwater biological field station and the Island Campus of The Ohio State University. College-level courses are offered at the laboratory each summer with faculty and students coming from all over the country. Students from 40 Ohio colleges, 27 out-of-state colleges, and 257 high schools have taken these courses for college credit since 1990. [...]

PERRY’S CAVE AT PUT-IN-BAY

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Located 50 feet below Put in Bay, Perry's Cave is open to island visitors for 20-minute tours. South Bass Island's secret limestone cave is 165 feet wide and 208 feet long and has its own freshwater lake underneath Lake Erie. A sweatshirt or light jacket and comfortable walking shoes are suggested, as the temperature underground drops to about 50 degrees. 979 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2405

PERRY’S VICTORY AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE MEMORIAL

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The Perry Peace Memorial and Visitors Center on Put-in-Bay was built in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry, who defeated the British in a huge naval battle on Lake Erie that played a key role in the American victory in the War of 1812. Visitors to Put-in-Bay can travel 317 feet up to the top of the monument and enjoy a spectacular view of the Lake Erie Islands and the shores of Ohio, Michigan and Ontario Canada. At the base of the monument, Park rangers [...]

PUT-IN-BAY RACEWAY

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The fastest cars on the Lake Erie Islands can be found at the Put in Bay Raceway! These remote controlled cars reach speeds of more than 50 miles per hour! For $2.00 a car, you can compete with other racers in a two and a half minute race around the oval track that's built to scale. You don't need a license to race these cars! Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-555-1212

PUT-IN-BAY YACHT CLUB

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The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club (PIBYC) is located downtown Put-in-Bay in the western end of Lake Erie. They are dedicated to promoting all forms of power boating, sailing, yachting and other aquatic sports. Annual events at Put-in-Bay include cruise outs, picnics, parties, and numerous other social functions. PIBYC is host to the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) Annual Regatta and other national and international sailing events. Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is also a member of the Associated Yacht Clubs (AYC); members are encouraged to participate in AYC [...]

SAUNDERS RESORT GOLF COURSE

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This challenging 9-hole par-3 and 4 course with a beautiful view of Lake Erie and the nearby Ohio Islands is a great deal at only $10. If you left your clubs at home, don't worry - there are some available for rent for an additional $10. Saunders is the only golf course on Put in Bay. Snacks and refreshments are for sale inside. Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-3917

SOUTH BASS ISLAND STATE PARK

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One of the best-kept secrets on Put in Bay is the South Bass Island State Park, offering one of the best views of Lake Erie that Put-in-Bay has to offer. Visitors can enjoy Jet Ski rentals, a stone beach, playground, glacial grooves, a refreshment stand, volleyball, fishing pier, picnic tables with umbrellas and the ruins of the Put-in-Bay Hotels largest ever, the hotel Victory. At one time the largest hotel in the world. 1523 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2112

STONEHENGE HISTORIC TOUR

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A visit to South Bass Island, Put in Bay isn't complete without a visit to Stonehenge. Situated on seven acres of wooded land and beautifully landscaped grounds, Stonehenge brings to life a segment of island history from the 1800's through present day living. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, farmhouse and wine press cottage at your leisure while taking a self-guided audiocassette tour of the property. Be sure to stop in and visit the gift shop. 808 Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2585

ADVENTURE BAY AMUSEMENT PARK

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Don't leave Put-in-Bay without stopping by Adventure Bay Amusement Park, the newest addition to the South Bass Island Family. Adventure Bay promises fun for the whole family, with water wars water balloon launchers, electric go karts, batting cages, video arcade games, batting and soccer cages, and more. The Brunswick's Virtual Bowling Lanes is one of only three in the whole country. The gift shop features many fun souvenirs, including stuffed animals by Animaland. Pizza, sub sandwiches, and other snacks are sold for eat-in or [...]

PUT-IN-BAY TOUR TRAIN

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All aboard the Put-in-Bay Tour Train for a venture out to the rest of South Bass Island while learning interesting history and facts about Put in Bay. The train stops at island attractions like Crystal Cave and Heineman Winery, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, and Perry's Cave Family Fun Center. Adults pay $10 and children $3.50. Departs from the Depot downtown Put-in-Bay. Main Depot Downtown, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-4855

PUT-IN-BAY WATERCRAFT RENTALS

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Located at the South Bass Island State Park, Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals offers a variety of things to do. Fully equipped with kayaks, wave runners, dinghies, and power boats, Put in Bay Watercraft Rentals allows you to further explore the island and its waters. Powerboats, Yamaha Wave runners, Kayaks & Dingys are available for rent. South Bass Island State Park, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-2628

JET SKI AT THE BAY

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Located just two blocks from the Put-in-Bay Resort your only downtown jet ski rental option. Jet Ski at The Bay is located in downtown Put-in-Bay on the waterfront adjacent to Toledo avenue. Jet skis rent by the half hour and can be reserved online. A coupon for 20 percent off the rental price is available on their website. To better your experience, Watercraft Rentals offers a unique Jet Ski tour that winds its way around the island and through the Bay itself. The tour [...]

KAYAK AT THE BAY

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Kayak at the Bay is located on Bayview Avenue across from the Doller Mansion and offers single and double sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks for cruising the Lake Erie islands. Whether you choose to stay in the harbor or go on an adventure around the island, you're guaranteed to have a good time. The Ohio State Fish Hatchery and Oak Point state park are located at the other end of the harbor and open to the public and accessible by kayak. Floats, water bikes, and [...]

PUT-IN-BAY PARASAIL

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The Put-in-Bay Parasailing company is located one block from the Jet Express. Parasailing is a great way to see Put in Bay. The parasailing headquarters is conveniently located by the Boardwalk on the docks. Enjoy the windy breeze as you tour the island's beautiful terrace. By sailing from a 600-foot towline, taking off and landing on boats with flight decks allows you to remain dry. Or on a hot day, you have the option of getting wet if you choose. Parasailing is safe and [...]

PUT-IN-BAY AIRPORT

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During the winter months, the Put-in-Bay airport is the lifeline for supplies, mail and getting on and off the island. In the summer month's visitors have the opportunity to enjoy airplane ride in a barnstorming style Waco aircraft or tour the Put-in-Bay from high above in a helicopter. No reservations are needed and flights are daily weather permitting. 1494 Langram Road, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 419-285-3371