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 temperature remains in the vicinity of 50°.
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 a spectacular view of the island. Admission to the park visitor’s center is free. The memorial column itself is closed for restoration (admission ticket to get to the top is usaully $3.00).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The long anticipated Adventure Bay Amusement Park opened to the public last year and was great fun and adventure for guests of all ages. Just a few of the attractions include a redemption Arcade, Video Games and Ride Simulators, Brunswick’s Virtual Bowling Lanes, Animaland Stuff your own Collectible Animal, Water Blaster Bumper Boats, Water Wars, Batting and Soccer cages, Sport fishing Simulator, remote control boats, kiddie rides and an electric go cart track!!
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
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.