Island Guide - Attractions


The best way to see Put-in-Bay is in a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart. Island Club Golf Carts has 4-passenger. 6 passenger and luxurious 8-passenger models, Delaware Cart Rentals is here to help locals and visitors alike. Delaware Carts is Put-in-Bay's largest ground transportation company, the biggest on all the Lake Erie Islands. With our large fleet of golf carts, we can make your cart rental experience better than ever.



The Antique Car Museum at Put in Bay, part of Perry's Cave Family Fun Center, houses vintage snowmobiles and Model T Fords that any car fan visiting the island would be impressed with. Join the Put-in-Bay crowd every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy the South Bass Island's antique car parade by heading to downtown Put-in-Bay.



The former historic state fish hatchery is an aquatic education attraction operated by the Division of Wildlife to provide fun and show educational displays about Ohio's fishing resources. The Putinbay Aquatic Visitors Center houses live fish displays, a children's playroom, and hands-on informational exhibits highlighting Ohio fish species, fisheries management projects, and the former state fish hatchery.

Phone: 419-285-3701


A great place for the entire family, the Put in Bay Butterfly Museum at Perry's Cave. This unique habitat features a large variety of Butterflies and is divided into three separate rooms or environments. While visiting Put-in-Bay step into the world of Butterflies, a great family experience. Just take a taxi or rent a golf cart and enjoy this unique Put-in-Bay attraction.

Phone: 419-285-2405


Located below the Goat Restaurant, visit the Chocolate Museum in Put-in-Bay. Learn more about chocolate - view exhibits, watch a film, or have your picture taken with Lucy in the famous "Lucy at the Chocolate Factory" episode. Open daily May-September.

Phone: 419-734-7114


Discovered by workers in 1897 while digging a well for the winery 40 feet above, Put in Bay's Crystal Cave is the world's largest geode. The walls of this Ohio cave are covered in strontium sulfate, a blueish mineral called celestite. These crystals range from 8 to 18 inches long. The original cave was much smaller than what appears today, as crystals were harvested and sold for the manufacturing of fireworks.

Phone: 419-285-2811


DiRivera Park in downtown Put in Bay, OH, offers 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 from home or pick up someplace downtown). 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 quick shower.

Phone: 419-285-2076


Located at Put-in Bay's Perry cave Family Fun Center is the a new maze to Challenge the entire family. The maze can be reconfigured so it changes over time. Fun for all ages come on down and challenge your friends.

Phone: 419-285-2405


Purchase a bag of rough mix at the Put-in-Bay's Perry's cave, let the water wash over the sand, and experience the fun of finding REAL GEMS. Fun for ALL ages - young and old. Bags of rough mix are $4-$9, and you can spend anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour sifting. Many children will choose this activity over an ice cream cone! Quite a recommendation!

Phone: 419-285-2405


Founded in 1975 with a mission to preserve, interpret and educate the Island community and its visitors about the rich history of the Lake Erie islands. The Lake Erie islands Historical Society welcomes all ages to explore the varied history our beautiful islands.

Phone: 419-285-2804


The Heineman Winery was founded in 1888 by Gustav Heineman, an immigrant from Baden-Baden, Germany, the grape growing region of that country. The Lake Erie Islands were already noted for the quality grapes as a result of ideal soil conditions and the long growing season because of the tempering effect of Lake Erie. For over 100 years Heinemans has produced some of Ohio's finest wines. Tour the winery and Crystal Cave.

Phone: 419-285-2811


Paddle up to our country's third tallest national monument, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, for some great photographs. Families and singles can enjoy a fun paddle along the South Bass island's shore's without "white water" worries. If you can ride a bike, you can kayak; you can paddle in the protected harbor or discover the limestone cliffs that surround the islands.

Phone: 419-967-0796


One of the few remaining operating merry-go-rounds with all wooden horses in the USA. On Delaware Avenue downtown. This carousel was built in North Tonawanda, New York in 1917 by Allen Herschel. Bring the kids to listen to the carnival music and enjoy the atmosphere.

Phone: 419-285-2212


F.T. Stone Laboratory is the nation's oldest freshwater biological field station and the Island Campus of The Ohio State University. Stone Laboratory, now located on Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, is also the Lake Erie teaching and research laboratory of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Don't miss the opportunity to experience Stone Lab and to discover yourself! The Laboratory offers around 30 exciting, hands-on science and education courses to college undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and select high school students each summer.

Phone: 614-292-8949


You Stay Dry! Take off and land on boats with flight decks. You can stay fully clothed or wear swimsuits, "walk on water" on hot days, up to 600 ft of tow line for spectacular views. "I Did it" action photos and t-shirts available. Come see the islands from the sky!

Phone: 419-285-3703


Saunders is a fun par-3, nine hole course located next to the South Bass Island State Park. The course at the Saunders features 1,235 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 30. The course rating is 35 and it has a slope rating of 150. Saunders golf course opened in 1956. Delores Kowalski manages the course as the Owner.

Phone: 419-285-3917


Perry's Cave, registered as on Ohio Natural Landmark, is a NATURAL limestone cave steeped in historical tradition. The cave lies 52 feet below the surface of South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The discovery of the cave, in 1813, is credited to Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the battle of Lake Erie. The cave is 208 feet long by 165 feet wide; the walls, ceiling and floor are heavily encrusted with calcium carbonate deposited by centuries of water dripping from the ceiling. The emperature remains in the vicinity of 50�.

Phone: 419-285-2405


Established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the war of 1812, but in equal part it is here to celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the U.S. Situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world. Monument Construction began in October 1912, opened to the public on June 13 1915, and became a National Park Service Memorial in 1936. The observation platform offers spectacular views of the island.

Phone: 419-285-2184


Race on down to Put-in-Bay's fast oval track and challenge other racing enthusiasts to 2 1/2 minutes of thrilling 1:10 scale racing action. Our Associated 10T Racers are souped up and travel at speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour. You can't drive faster on any stretch of pavement on the island! Compete against your friends or challenge the family to a one-on-one "lap-a-rama". There's nothing like a little "friendly competition" at the oval track.

Phone: 419-285-2026


Come visit the islands jet ski rental, and have a memorable time at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Put in Bay Watercraft Rentals, Inc offers kayaks, waverunners, and power boats. Come enjoy an afternoon on the scenic waters of Lake Erie! Located at the State Park on the South side of the Island. A tour around the island of South Bass, Ohio is even offered.

Phone: 419-285-7544


The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club (PIBYC) is located on South Bass Island in the western end of Lake Erie. We are dedicated to promoting all forms of yachting, power boating, sailing, and other aquatic sports. Annual events 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. PIBYC is also a member of the Associated Yacht Clubs (AYC); members are encouraged to participate in AYC sailing and cruising events.

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The state park on South Bass Island may be Put in Bay's best kept secret, offering one of the best views of Lake Erie that PIB Island has to offer. On top of that, visitors can enjoy Jet Ski rentals, a stone beach, a playground, glacial grooves, a refreshment stand, volleyball, the ruins of the Hotel Victory, fishing pier and umbrella picnic tables.

Phone: 419-285-2112


Nestled on seven acres of woods and beautifully landscaped grounds, the Stonehenge Estate brings to life a segment of island history from the 1800's through present day living. An on-going family preservation project, Stonehenge represents the old family grape growing farms & wineries that prospered on the island in the mid-late 1800's. The Stone Farmhouse and Wine Press Cottage are both listed in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places and are open to the public for tours throughout the summer months.

Phone: 419-285-6134


Adventure Bay Amusement Park is a new & exciting family entertainment center located in downtown Put-in-Bay. Adventure Bay offers a complete entertainment experience for children and their families. We've done lots of research to find the newest, most exciting, completely fun attractions for our customers' enjoyment. Located close to Put in Bay hotels.Adventure Bay has Ohio's first ever outdoor electric powered go-kart track (one of only four in the United States) and Ohio's first ever Brunswick Virtual Bowling Alley (one of only three in the United States).

Phone: 419-285-4716


The Put-in-Bay Tour Train offers public tours daily during the summer season. The train departs frequently from the Depot in downtown Put-in-Bay for a one hour, personally narrated tour of the island. A great way to learn about the island and what there is to do before you start your visit. Enjoy the 55-minute narrated tour and learn about South Bass Island. Stops at Perry's Cave, Heineman winery, Perry Memorial and the Historical Museum

Phone: 419-285-4855


Located at the Perry's Cave Family Fun Center. This 18 hole putt-putt course is another one the Island's great family activities. The course features a 1812 and island theme. Challenging one, two and three holes. Located a shaded area a great way to spend a summer afternoon at Put N Bay.

Phone: 419-285-2405


Please remember, kids are welcome all over the island but make sure you keep an eye on them, they may want to get that second scoop of ice cream!

TIP: There are many attraction discounts available in the Put-in-Bay Bay Bucks coupon book.